Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Trove is now accepting custom orders for word pendants! One of our most popular items, these pendants are created using vintage dictionary entries placed under fused glass. Pick a word that means something special to someone you know- (or you!) They will likely be one of the most thoughtful and treasured gifts your recipient has ever received. All orders must be placed by November 22nd!
- your name
- your email address
- your chosen word/s
- size of chain/s desired
- method of payment (check or online through paypal)
- your mailing address
Friday, November 13, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
For anyone who has children and cannot bear to hear one more rendition of Hickory-Dickory-Dock by Barney, there is no need to. Ziggy Marley released a children's album in May that I find myself listening to more times when my daughter is NOT in the car than when she IS. The album is called "Family Time" and I pre-ordered mine the moment I found out about it.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
This Target commercial has been out for a while. But, for some reason it sort pops into my mind now and then. When I watch this ad, it puts me at ease. Happy people, enjoying simple activities. It makes me want to pop some popcorn (the real way, with melted butter), crawl under a blanket on my couch, and watch a movie. Tough times don't have to be unhappy.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
What the hell is Pecha Kucha Night?
Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.
But as we all know, give a mike to a designer (especially an architect) and you’ll be trapped for hours. The key to Pecha Kucha Night is its patented system for avoiding this fate. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.
Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) has tapped into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown, without having to rent a gallery or chat up a magazine editor. This is a† demand that seems to be global – as Pecha Kucha Night, without any pushing, has spread virally to over 100 cities across the world. Find a location and join the conversation.
I think it’s such a great opportunity to be seen and heard. Tonight there is a Pecha Kucha night and I am thinking of attending, out of pure curiosity. It sounds completely fun and inspiring. It is taking place at BAR in New Haven at 7:30. More information can be found here on their website.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Today my husband and I decided to take our daughter for a walk through Yale. She is only 1, but we figured it's never too early to look at colleges. ;) We live about 15 minutes away from Yale, but for some reason, never walk through to explore the campus. We peeked through the gates and examined the details of the architecture. The dorms look like castles. I daydreamed about what it would be like to live and study there.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Welcome to my blog.
Trove is something new that I have started. It has taken a long time to get it all together and it’s still not together yet. Every minute in-between my full-time job and caring for my almost-one-year-old daughter, I try and fit in Trove.
What is Trove? Trove is a traveling boutique. Meaning, I set up “shop” in peoples homes, they invite friends and basically go shopping in a living room...or a kitchen...or a backyard. I sell nearly all handmade items, ranging from baby shoes to jewelry to coffee cup koozies. The catch is that there is no catch. There is no spiel, no games, no going around the room to introduce yourself... I do it because it quenches thirst I have for fun things and fun people.
I am not setting parameters on my postings to this blog. I am inspired and moved by so many things that I don’t want to limit them!
Stop by again soon!