Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday Haziness

Which? Magazine covers from December 1971 & 1972 via Delicious Industries

 So yes, it’s been a while since my last post and yes, this seems to be a recurring theme that has spanned the past few weeks, but I blame it on the holidays. Between running around shopping, attending events and gatherings, going to work, eating and sleeping, it’s been hard trying to find the time to post. None the less, I plan to get back into the swing of things and promise to make it up to you over the many weeks ahead. I’ve got lots of interesting tid-bits to share and as a reader recently informed me, a “Tintastic” post is in order. So stay tuned and stay inspired…more goodness to come shortly! Until then, I wish you all a Happy Holiday and a wonderful New Year!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Visual Diary: Shine @ Queen of Hearts

Despite my crazy to-do-list, I managed to escape the studio for a bit this past weekend and check out my friend, Season James’ new jewelry designs at Queen of Hearts. Season is the creative maven behind Shine; an exclusive jewelry collection featuring modern designs with handmade appeal. It’s always a pleasure to see what beautiful little gems Season pulls out of her sleeves and fortunately for me, Queen of Hearts was having a trunk show featuring her latest goods!

Founded by Karen Beebe, Queen of Hearts is a clothing and design boutique located in downtown providence. It is an amazing little shop stuffed to the brim with handmade, one-of-a-kind designs from local artists and designers. If you haven’t had the chance to check this place out, it is a must for anyone living in, or visiting the city. It’s one of those shops that you can peruse for a good hour and still not see everything on the shelves, on the hangers, or dangling from the walls.

{Images via Queen of Hearts}
Unsuprisingly, I spent well over an hour at the trunk show mingling with friends, sipping wine and of course, browsing all of the amazing items on display! Season’s fabulous new collection showcased a unique assortment of baubles, all adorned with gilded mirrors, shiny crystals and linked chains. I managed to score myself a stunning set of earrings that I will most certainly pair with a cocktail dress this New Year’s Eve, yey! If you happened to miss the trunk show at Queen of Hearts, be sure to check out more of Season’s jewelry online at Shine Jewelry Designs. Also, Season will be selling her wares, alongside yours truly, this weekend at The Grant’s Holiday Bazaar. So, be sure to stop by, say hello and check out the goods!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Cosmos Creative @ The Grant Holiday Bazaar!

{Postcard designed by J. Hogue of Highchair Designhause}

Hello and happy Monday folks, sorry it’s been a week since I last posted! Fortunately, I have a good excuse; I’ve been busy in the studio preparing for this year’s Holiday Bazaar at The Grant!

Located on Main Street, in the heart of downtown Pawtucket, The Grant is a converted WT Grant Department Store that currently houses 7 offices, 3 retail stores, an art gallery, a cafe, a recording studio and a large silkscreen studio. It’s a place for designers and creative people to work together, share ideas and resources, and for the general public to do a little shopping and maybe grab a coffee.

This Saturday and Sunday (Dec.12th-13th), The Grant will be hosting their annual Holiday Bazaar featuring a plethora of artisan goods and foods including artwork, jewelry, music and more! Cosmos Creative will be one of more than 14 vendors selling at this year’s bazaar. You can expect to see some lovely handmade notebooks and unique gifts adorned with the latest patterns from the Cosmos Creative Collection. So, be sure to stop by The Grant this weekend, anytime between 11am and 6pm, for some eclectic Holiday shopping! It’s a great opportunity to find that perfect gift for that special someone. See you there!

The Grant Holiday Bazaar
Sat. & Sun. December 12th-13th
250 Main Street, Pawtucket RI