Sew, ship, sew, ship, sew, ship. Repeat.
That's pretty much been the deal for the last couple weeks. It's been great fulfilling orders. Speaking of orders ... back to sewing...and shipping... and sewing.
In the meantime, please enjoy these lovely ship illustrations by Catherine Campbell. Aren't they sweet?
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Today is the last day to place an order (by 3 pm) and have it ship in time for Christmas without expedited shipping fees to most domestic destinations. Mini wallets and luggage tags deliver in 2-3 business days via USPS first class mail and larger items deliver in 3-5 days via UPS ground service.
After tomorrow, email me your 'ship to' zip code and I'll send you and estimated delivery date and let you know if you need to upgrade your shipping fee in order to have it by Christmas. Having said that, East Coast orders (especially if you are in a major city) often deliver over night or in 2 days from Brooklyn without additional fees.
Many items in my Etsy shop are ready for immediate delivery. Check 'em out!
Monday, December 13, 2010
I'm finally getting caught up in photographing and listing one of a kind recycled sail bags in my Etsy shop. It's been a long time coming, but they are now available for immediate delivery here.
Orders can still make it in plenty of time for Christmas. Domestic orders deliver in 2-5 business days and international orders take 5-10.
Friday, December 10, 2010
I thought it was pretty cool to see my upcycled sail pillow on Halogen's 25 Green Gifts for the Home list. I'm in good company with Alice Water's 'In The Green Kitchen Cookbook' and this "Ever-Green" Aluminum Holiday Wreath from Eco-Artware
But when I went to the site and saw this video, I was sold on something completely different. Check it out:
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Spinnaker, a Norwegian company has incorporated new and recycled sail material into it's modern furniture line. Constructed to allow your body to rest in a natural position which promotes circulation, this chair is made for comfort.
'A cruising sailboat is a spectacular sight and confirms that mankind
is subject to the laws of nature. This was our design team’s source
of inspiration when creating the SPINNAKER chair.
These chairs are made to order with lots of color and material options. You can even choose the text and symbol for the back of the chair.
Monday, December 6, 2010
I'm not sure which I like more, the photo of the sculpture or the urchin sculpture itself - both simply lovely. Ah, ha! This Minneapolis ceramist is also a wedding photographer, that explains it!
Don't you think this porcelain urchin would make a wonderful addition to desk or mantle. Reasonably priced at $24 by DiTerra available on Etsy.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Introducing Reiter8's newest tote size: BIG.
You asked for it, and now you've got it.
Perfect for weekends, beach or picnic outings. The big tote is made to order which gives you the opportunity to choose your favorite number (up to 2 digits). It measures 22" wide x 17.5" long and has a 4" deep box bottom. The handle is 20" long and is folded and sewn to form a stiffer handle. It's lined in deep navy organic cotton has has large interior trim lined pockets and closes with a magnetic snap.
Available in Rieter8's Etsy Shop.
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Friday, August 20, 2010
As mentioned in yesterday's post, there were several nautical decor items that didn't make it into the Shopping With feature that ran in the Homes section of the New York Times yesterday.
I like nautical decor when it's not hitting you over the head (with an anchor). But instead suggests the sea in subtle, yet graphic ways. Here were my additional picks:
OK maybe the wallpaper by isn't very subtle - but it sure is fun! ‘Shore Leave’ Wallpaper ($150 per roll) by Brooklyn based Flavor Paper.
Haus Interiors in Nolita has a lovely selection of modern nautical decor. So much so that it was hard to choose. I can easily picture the Feed Stripe Throw ($178) slung over a couch and I love the Sea Grass Cube ($72), too.
Made from re-purposed fishing line woven with vines around a strong metal armature this Fishing Sphere Chandelier ($410 – 630) from Seaside Inspired evokes a images of sand dunes and surf for me.
Hand-printed organic linen tea towels ($18 each) by Madder Root available on Etsy. I love the graphics and the fact that they are made with organic materials and thread as well as solvent free water based inks.
I chose this octopus pillow ($60) by Utilitarian Franchise, another Etsy seller, also for the great contrasting colors and graphic plus the white eco friendly water based paint that they use in the process.
Down East Doormats by Maine Float Rope Company. Above is a medium hand-woven stripe doormat made from reclaimed float rope formerly used by Maine lobstermen $49.95. great background story on their site - worth a visit.
Barmaid cast iron bottle opener ($30) by Nauti and Co a NY based company looks like an artifact that you might find while beach combing ... if you're very, very lucky!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I'm thrilled to be featured in todays Home Section of the New York Times. I met with (super nice) reporter Tim McKeough several weeks ago to shop for nautical decor in lower Manhattan for the Shopping With feature. There's also an interactive feature.
I had a great time creating a collection. I'll post later the lovely items that didn't make the story, but are worth a look.
Monday, August 16, 2010
One things for sure: the fouta (pronounced foo-ta) will work hard for you. It's a versatile Tunisian throw that has many uses. Throw it down for a picnic, pack it in place of your beach towel, dress your table with it or wrap it around your shoulders when the evenings temps get a little cooler. (The temps are getting a little cooler at night, aren't they?)
The fouta is promised to get better with age and at $38 each it's easy on the wallet.
Available from Fouta Lifestyle
Friday, August 13, 2010
I have tasted Mast Brothers chocolate and it is everything they describe it to be. This is a beautifully shot portrait by The Scout - well worth viewing in it's entirety. Bonus: there is a sailing connection!
Found via ABCD Designs
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I recently shipped off this large assortment of upcycled sail luggage tags to a bride to be from Montauk, NY. She is having a nautical theme wedding (in a few weeks!) and the tags will used as place cards. Each tag has an authentic sail seam running though it and they are all finished off with a lovely blue tie (shown in knotted bundles). I love the idea of the guests keeping them and using them for travel well after the wedding.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Say hello to our newest studio mate: Frances Bean. S/he was a little grungy and certainly a love child and until she is tame enough to handle and figure out if she is a she or a he, her androgynous name is perfect. S/he was a stray kitten who kept showing up at our studio door. S/he is VERY scared and very wild but is coming around slowly.
Update: Its a boy!