Friday, December 24, 2010

In Search of the Sun

Dear Summer, I miss you. Come back again soon, okay?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sea, I Love You

I came across these sailor's valentines the other day. Made en-
tirely of teeny shells, some claim that sailors labored over them
on their long voyages.  Others say they were made in by artisans
in Barbados.  Either way, I'm obsessed. 

Monday, September 6, 2010

Corinne Day

The amazing photographer,
Corinne Day just passed away at age 46.
She's left behind a legacy of achingly
gorgeous images.  

Friday, September 3, 2010

Pretty as a Picture

Jeez, Art Star Gallery always showcases 
the coolest artists. Love these paintings by 
Rachel Bone, especially her Bicycle Accident series. 
Can totally relate to tumbling off while wearing
a new pair of tights and favorite dress. 

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Knot It

Oh, summer, please don't go. 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Shore Thing

Our Ula necklace was in the August issue
of Philadelphia Magazine.  Snap up your 
little piece of the sea at

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

More Summer Songs

Lately, all I can think about is perfect poppy tunes, hot boys, booty shorts, and beer.  Clearly, I'm deep in summer mode.

Wish I was drinking a Budweiser with Devandra Banhart.

Esther K.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Road Trip

Watched Easy Rider last night.  Obsessed with the necklace Dennis Hopper
wears in the film; going to string one up for myself.  And it's no surprise that
I love the scenes of them wandering through the riotous French Quarter on
Mardi Gras day.
R.I.P. Dennis. 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hot Philly Boys

Windows rolled down, volume up high, wind in your hair, and a fresh coat of lipgloss.

Play this song when you're driving from party to party looking for your summer crush.
We guarantee you'll find him.

Lost in Repose

Love these images of girls lost in thought.

Top to bottom:

Eek, not sure
Sarah Sophie Flicker from Lula
Egon Schiele
Tasha Tilberg by Juergen Teller

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Glitter Glam

Oh, Marc Bolan, with your spangled eye shadow 
and feathery lyrics, is there anyone that I love more 
than you?  Nah....I could dance on tables to your songs
for eternity. 

Monday, July 5, 2010


One of my favorite events in the city is the annual
Odunde festival.  This year I headed there with my
friend, Emily Wren, who captured it all on black
and white film.  The festival honors Oshun, the
Yoruba goddess of the river.

We joined the procession of people snaking through
the streets to the Schuylkill River, then drizzled honey
into the water, tossed in oranges as offerings, and sent
rose petals drifting down the shore. A sudden torrential
downpour gave us a bit of respite from the sweltering heat.

Photos: Courtesy of Emily Wren

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hello, Little Mermaids

Our brand new Marisol necklace was featured in
Philadelphia magazine.  Available online at

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

And the Winner is...

The winner of our Favorite City Contest was the lovely Alex. 

Though she no longer calls Chicago home, the town is still one of her favorite locales. A few things on her don't miss list are Bloody Marys at Silver Cloud, a trip to Myopic Books, the Ukranian Village, and concerts at Double Door

She even told us that Chicago's called the Windy City not for it's frigid gusts, but because of a politician known for his lengthy pontifications.

Even cooler?  Alex is a fellow jewelry designer. Check out her work here.

Thanks, Alex!
Photo: Flickr

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rock Stars

Heather of Vintage Connection invited
me to see a preview of The Runaways
last week.  Cheers to unabashedly
in your face, sexy, smart rock stars.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spell Caster

I have long been captivated by the work of
Renee Stout.  Her gloriously creepy sculptures
and installations reference all my favorite things:
Vodou queen Marie Laveau, spells, amulets, and
charged objects.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wandering Souls

Snake charmers, acrobats, and magic hats 
laden with coins, shells, and buttons. 
From National Geographic.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Te Quiero

AValentine's post (somewhat belated)

Photos (top to bottom):
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lou Bernstein