Thursday, March 26, 2009

cheap and cheerful

Indian paper fans - $4 
Bracelets from Mali - $2 and $6
Notebooks from Seoul - $8 
Hand painted glass candle holders from India - $22 each.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Layla is a clothing collection designed by our friend Alayne Patrick. Alayne has an impeccable eye for style, fit and workmanship. We are big fans.  

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Music makes all of the difference.
Playing in our store today:

Dirty Laundry - Bittersweet
Les Champs-Elysee - Joe Dassin (Darjeeling Limited Soundtrack)
Take Your Mama - Scissor Sisters
Le Plus Beau Du Quartier - Carla Bruni
Pemambuco - Luiz Bonfa
Slow Dancing In a Burning Room - John Mayer
Tell Me - Sharon Jones + The Dap Tones
Love is Like a Butterfly - Dolly Parton
Empty Pages - Steve Winwood
La Dolce Vita - Nino Rota
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me - Billie Holiday
Hope There's Someone - Antony + The Johnsons
Love Is All We Need - Mary J. Blige
Hong Kong Garden - Siouxsie + The Banshees
Lex - Ratatat
Desafinado - Coleman Hawkins
Sit In The Sun - Keren Ann
Paris 2004 - Peter, Bjorn & John
Meu Samba Torto - Celso Fonseca
C'est L'Amour - Edith Piaf
This Time Tomorrow - The Kinks
Can't Go Back Now - The Weepies
See Line Woman - Nina Simone
Old New York - Luke Temple
Young Americans - David Bowie
Pages - The Sea and Cake

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pollux Handmade Bags

I remember the first bag Jessica Moriber ever made.  I remember her excitement while describing the thrill of making something with her hands.  It was a special moment.  I also remember my excitement and shock when her first ever handmade prototype bag was handed over to me as a gift that day. That was four years ago.
Today, the collection has grown and she has honed her skills but each bag still feels as special as if it were her first.