Finally a movie I want to see!
Did you know Heist has a wide selection of items that are under $50? If you're looking for a gift for someone or have a strict budget, you can still get high-quality, hand crafted goodies. Here are some of my favorites from the Heist Etsy Store.
Assorted 'Change is Good' Large Change Purse/Clutch - $35
New in the shop! A new stock of 'Change is Good' change purses. These are made from U.S. Army M16 disassembly mats which I hand dip-dyed in a blue dye bath and then combined with recycled leathers.
Have you heard of Lorde yet? She's a 16 year old singer/schoolgirl from Auckland, New Zealand who evidently sold out her show the other night in 73 seconds flat. And I can't stop listening to her. Check out her Love Club EP and its addicting song "Royals" (below) which recently debuted on the New Zealand charts at number 1.
Have a happy weekend everyone!
I finally made the time to start a dedicated Heist Instagram account. Yes, I know it only takes about 2 minutes to create an account but I like to build it up in my mind for a while first. Follow us at @ILoveHeist.
Thanks to the survey taker who suggested the idea...and to everyone else who took the time to complete the survey. Have you taken it yet? Do me the favor and click here if you haven't had a chance yet.
It will only take you 2 minutes. Seriously. There, I've spared you the mental procrastination.
I generally hate selfies but there's something about the Tuva Malmo blog that is captivating. Maybe it's that I love her style, or maybe it's just the beautiful photography that makes me love her style. Or maybe I'm just impressed that she takes most of her photos alone with a remote. Or it could just be that any photo taken in that amazing room will make you love style and photography. It's very confusing.
If I ever make it out to the Pacific Northwest, my first stop is going to be Beam & Anchor in North Portland.
I can't even imagine how amazing it must be to work side by side with great artisans in such a beautiful space every day.
"A talented and diverse group of makers and their workshops make up the top floor and the bottom floor houses Beam & Anchor’s retail space, which features thoughtfully curated items from both new and vintage sources. The 100 year old farm table in our shop kitchen has become a gathering place for collaboration, bread breaking and story telling. We find as many excuses as we can to welcome the community into our space with the intention of fostering the exchange of ideas, the appreciation of craft and good, old-fashioned fun."
We're making some changes around here at Heist and we're getting ourselves into tip-top shape for all our future endeavors.
Which is where you come in!
Could you take 2 minutes (seriously...only 2 minutes) and take a nine question survey?
No sign-up required! Only multiple choice questions! Boys and girls! All ages!
It's easy-peasy. Just click HERE.
It's nice to see Jessica Quirk over at What I Wore still rocking her Heist "Q" Scrabble Piece Pendant. See her wearing it on her blog back in 2010 (and also on Coach.com!), on the cover of Matchbook Magazine in 2011 and on the blog again in 2012. I think it's pretty awesome to see all the ways she's styled it over the years. And shout out to that little search bar on the top of my blog for helping me relive some Heist history so easily!
Get your own Scrabble Piece pendant with your initial here.
I discovered the American textile artist, Joanne Arnett, via Rackk and Ruin and wow. Just wow. How is this even possible?!
Arnett "weaves large scale portraits with wire so the face is visible when light bounces off it. The images shift, like a giant daguerreotype from positive to negative depending on where the viewer stands, or sometimes they completely disappear into the plane of fabric."
A few weeks ago my friends, ANR, asked me to sing backup vocals for them at one of their upcoming shows. Now if you're a long-time reader of this blog then you know I'm pretty much obsessed with them. I mean they even inspired one of my collections. What you may not know is that I've always wanted to be a backup singer. Nope, not a lead singer. A BACKUP singer. I think it started with Guns N' Roses but that's a different story.
So obviously I said yes. And I probably had one of the most fun nights...no make that weeks...ever. As a solo classical pianist all my life and throughout undergrad (I have a Bachelors of Music degree from the University of Miami), I hardly ever have the chance to play with other musicians, let alone super-awesome-crazy-talented friends of mine.
So what's next? Recording backup vocals for their upcoming album and we already have another gig in the works! That's right, guys...backup singer dreams coming true before your very eyes!
Photos by Jesse Meadows
A Year of Solitude Pays Off
It's Around You
This mini documentary about Imogene + Willie, as told by husband and wife co-owners, Carrie and Matt Eddmenson, is oddly captivating. Their store in Nashville, built in a converted gas station, looks absolutely amazing...and let's just say I would do terrible things to to have a studio like theirs.
Hear more at their TEDxATLANTA talk.
As my former hometown, Boston is very near and dear to my heart. I won't go into it here since everyone knows what happened and we all feel the same way about it. I DO want to tell you that you can purchase these awesome Boston Tribute Tees from the Adidas site, with 100% of the proceeds going to The One Fund Boston, an organization created to help those affected by the tragedy.
The tees are $26.20 and include free shipping and handling. Also available in Men's (women's style pictured above).
Pssst...If you don't want to purchase a shirt, you can also make a Paypal donation at The One Fund link above.