Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you and yours all the best during this holiday season.

Thank you for your interest, kind words, wacky custom requests, encouragement, sail donations and orders. I really do love working with sails to create bags and pillows that have meaning and are eco friendly. Thanks for your continued support and the opportunity to create and connect.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Water Coasters for Your Water

These lovely little coasters will create acceptable abstract puddles of water on your coffee table. Eco bonus: these coasters are created using environmentally sustainable wood.

A set would make a great hostess gift, too. $27 here by MyLittlePixels.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Nautical Pillow Round Up

Reiter8 is in great company today over on The Elite Sixteen from the UK with their nautical pillow round up:

Check it out.

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Pillow Story

One of the best parts of my job is communicating directly with customers. I love when they share their stories:
It's a wedding gift for my cousin and her husband ... a white pillow cover with a red 6 on it, in memory of her brother, who was a firefighter in Engine 6 and died in the WTC attacks.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Sale Alert: Alyssa Ettinger Design

She's moving studios and having a 25% off sale in order to lighten the load.

Enter the code MOVINGSALE at checkout to receive 25% off EVERYTHING including her iconic knitwear votive, cups and vases!

Visit her lovely store here.


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Nautical Decor: Fleet

I love how well these pendants combine modern and nautical.

'Fleet Objects is the Vancouver based design studio of Zoe Garred. Working primarily with natural materials, Zoe's passion lies in creating objects that are useful but abstract in form and application. By leaving the function of her pieces open to interpretation she invites the user to define the object's significance.'

Visit Fleet here.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Brooklyn Blossoms

Although the Brooklyn Botanical Garden hosted Sakura Matsui aka the Cherry Blossom Festival last weekend, the CherryWatch Blossom Status Map shows that the trees lining the Cherry Esplanade are still in first bloom.

I went a couple of weekends ago and caught the Japanese Garden in full bloom. Just beautiful - even on a cloudy day.

Pssst: When there aren't special programs running entry to the BBG is FREE on Sat mornings from 10 am - noon. More info on hours and admissions here.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy (Upcycled) Spring

It's been a string of grey, chilly, damp days here in Brooklyn and I'm daydreaming about the warmer, sunnier days ahead.

These upcycled floral dresses and skirts made from wool scarves by Mrs Pomeranz on Etsy caught my eye as perfect for these transitional days of early Spring. The styling of the skirt with the black tights and shoes is a perfect for today's New York City forecast: periodic sun and clouds, windy, high of 43 degrees clouding up tonight with a chance of snow showers.

Happy first day of Spring!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Nautical Decor Detail

Rugged, simple yet full of character is the way I describe Landlocked Sailor's Manila and hemp towel ring.

Landlocked Sailor describes themselves as "a couple of tallship sailors who were landlocked in Indiana for a few years, but now we're back on the West Coast and loving the sea!" Wouldn't it be great to be a tallship sailor!?

Available here.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Nautical Beach Wedding?

I LOVE a bride who not only thinks of every detail but who plans ahead!

Recycled sail ring pillows are available in additional stripe colors. More info here and here.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

I'm Baaaack!

OK so I've been juggling a lot lately but I'm back and dusting off the ol' blog to say hello and share the latest nautical creations: POUCHES!

These recycled sail pouches have been on the table in pieces just waiting to be sewn for way too long! They are the perfect size to stow cosmetics in for your next trip, wrangle odds and ends that get lost in the cavern of your bag, or to keep your phone accessories in. All very practical ideas indeed. However, my favorite use would be to stash some necessities and use it as a clutch on a summer date!

Ah, the possibilities....

More info at Reiter8 on Etsy