Posts Tagged ‘ jewelry ’

spring things!

April 11, 2011
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the BIG THINGS SHOP is bursting at the seams with brand new goodies for spring! we’re excited to be working with lots of great artists and artisans from around the world. so much more is coming, so check back soon…but for now……..we’re super excited about these traditionally block-printed and appliqued pillowcases from the artisans of tilonia help...
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hot off the presses!

January 14, 2011
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we’re excited to share pages from the december 2010 issue of san francisco magazine featuring elizabeth prost’s horsehair necklaces! thanks for the credit, sfmag! don’t forget to stop by the BIG THINGS SHOP to get yours!
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LA shopping rules

January 7, 2011
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i don’t want to hate on the bay area, but the shopping is infinitely better in LA. sorry folks, it’s the honest truth! take iko iko for example- an inconspicuous storefront across from an exotic fish aquarium stocked with wabi-sabi japanese housewares, locally made clothing, jewelry, ceramics, vintage books, fabric, and other covetable objects....
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ladies of leisure

December 6, 2010
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chicago’s legendary auction house, leslie hindman is holding yet another vintage couture and accessories auction on december 16th. my mom always goes to check things out for her vintage shop, la chanteuse, although lord knows all the good pieces go for over 5 grand. but we can still dream, can’t we?! i found some...
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BIG THINGS SHOP NOW OPEN!!!

October 24, 2010
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the BIG THINGS SHOP is all ready to go!!! check out the current selection of awesome stuff to wear, use in your home, to give as gifts, or just to admire! with a focus on one-of-a-kind, handmade, and vintage objects, you will be sure to find something that you or a friend will love....
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talent show

May 19, 2010
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had a blast and blew some cash at the serial cultura / stars and ravens / micaela greg / crumley trunk show last thurs at the silverman gallery. check it out! all such talented, lovely people! the crowd and brian working the crowd. awesome cape + hat, huh?! serial cultura, geneva, and bear the...
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father/daughter

May 4, 2010
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i was browsing una‘s blog (one of my favorite stores in portland) and came across tomoko igarashi‘s knotted necklaces! apparently her parents were both designers, her father, takenobu igarashi an influential and innovative graphic and product designer (below!) and her mother, keiko, working in textiles and housewares. don’t you just love a creative family!?
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friendship bracelets

May 4, 2010
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thought id share my bracelets with you all today. caitlin brought me the marigold and orange thread-wrapped bangles from her travels in india! and dorothy brought me the maasai beaded bracelets from her travels in tanzania! i’m also working on some necklaces and bracelets out of some vintage embroidery yarn that i found the...
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tony tony tony

April 1, 2010
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in a conversation about cool buildings that burned down in the 90s, jacob told me about tony duquette (neo-baroque costume/interior/jewelry designer extraordinaire) and his san francisco synagogue-turned-”celebrational-environment,” the canticle of the sun of st. francis of assisi. tony revitalized the vandalized building with his art, antique collections, and sculptures, but everything (gaudy interiors included)...
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neckpiece

March 12, 2010
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sonja hahn-ekberg’s neckpieces are extraordinary! bejeweled sculptures of wrapped string and fabric! i’ve been very inspired to create necklaces lately, even made a trip to the discount fabric store for supplies. so if i actually get something done, i’ll let you know. in the meantime, enjoy these… images via prins eugens waldemarsudde
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