Happy Holidays!

Due to holiday week festivities (frantically searching for last minute gifts!), I have decided to take a brief break from blogging. Instead, I will be spending all the extra time I have dreaming up and creating some new jewelry designs. I've been experimenting with some new techniques and I'm sloooooowly getting better...hopefully soon I'll have something to show you. So until then...Happy holidays!



Heist featured in Weekly Dig!!!

Heist was featured in Boston's weekly entertainment magazine Weekly Dig! They included Heist's Scrabble Piece Charm in their "Main Squeeze" section listing their picks for essential last minute holiday shopping!


Inspiration: Sally Jane Vintage

I'm a little hesitant to write this post because I am seriously considering purchasing some of these ebay items and I don't want anyone else getting their claws on them first! But I couldn't resist writing something about the amazing style over at Sally Jane Vintage. I love the way she styles these blog photos and I will never understand how she finds these amazing vintage pieces...but I guess I will leave it up to her, she appears to be good at it!

Above, an image from one of her "What I'm Wearing" posts.


Beware Our Nubile Miscreants

Of Montreal Performance from More Dust Than Digital on Vimeo.
Sorry for the lack of posts, but until Tuesday I am absolutely SWAMPED! So until then (or at least for another day or so) enjoy this (mostly) acoustic of Montreal performance recorded in Seattle last month. Amazing as always.



I spent the better portion of this morning designing an owl charm for my good friend, Jessica, to give her sister as a Christmas present this year. Is it a coincidence that I somehow came across this Owltober book on Apartment Therapy? I think not. This coffee table book has a different owl illustration for every day of October (you can see the first 15 pages if you click the link above)...like they said:
"Animal fads come and go, but owls are here to stay. There's just something about an animal with an angry unibrow that will forever have a place in our hearts."


Introductions: GeminiTactics

As the readers of this blog are well aware, I am basically obsessed with of Montreal. Well I am ALSO obsessed with the work of lead singer, Kevin Barnes' wife, Nina, which she does under the title GeminiTactics. I'm especially fond of her "ow love" series, which you can see two of my favorites from, above. She is also responsible for a lot of the of Montreal merchandise, including this tote bag that I ordered. You can purchase some GeminiTactics designed T-shirts at the Satisfactory Etsy site and she also has work for sale through her myspace page (the link above). I still have my eye on the hoodie, below, that I didn't get a chance to purchase at the oM show (I haven't decided if I would actually wear it yet!):

Interesting Find: Lego Construction

I love these lego installations by Jan Vormann in public places located in Tel Aviv, Israel and Bocchignano, Italy! There's something so out-of-place yet totally normal about them.


Heist now available at Magpie!

Hi friends! I am pleased to report that the wonderful Magpie is soon to be a Heist seller! Be sure to stop by in the next few weeks to see one of our new homes. If you're in the Boston area, Magpie is located in Somerville in Davis Square. Be sure to scope out all the other handmade goods created by indie designers and local artists too. It's the perfect place to do some Christmas shopping!


Feeling the Love: Nabiha!

Check out Nabiha, from Chicago, wearing her brand new "Bee" 2-finger ring! It looks great on her and it's always great to hear that someone "never wants to take it off!"

Keep sending these pictures in, folks...I love them!

More Gabe Dixon Band!

Our friend, Gabe, of the Gabe Dixon Band (and another School of Music alum) is at it again! See the band perform "Disappear," "Till You're Gone" and "Five More Hours" at LiveDaily Sessions.


Too good NOT to post

I just couldn't resist posting this little tid-bit about Heist friend and fellow University of Miami School of Music alum, Sha-Ron Prescott.

Yep! That's him listed there at the bottom for vocals on the Lil' Wayne track, Mr. Carter, featuring Jay Z! As if that's not enough, the album, The Carter III, is up for eight, yes, EIGHT, Grammys! Congrats!


I just innocently stopped by A+R, and now look what I've done! Below, a few new items to obsess over:

P.A.D.'s Gold Knuckles Mug.

Tsutoma Iseya's Eggling Crack 'n' Grow

And the one I'm dreaming about above all others: Harry Allen's Rollerstop Bookend/Doorstop


Interesting Find: Retro Faucets!

I guess I'm in a retro kind of mood today, first Frankie Valli and now retro dishmaster faucets from Dishmaster Living.

This model is the "Sidesaddle Sue" and evidently these are great for conserving water when used instead of a dishwasher. While that's great and all, I just think it's cute!

Entertainment for a Busy Day

Today is shaping up to be one of those crazy busy days which leaves no time for fun things. So before I get down to business, I just wanted to share some stuff that I found...hopefully your day leaves more time for watching great things like this than mine does! First off, the video above. I've been seeing this commercial on TV and I want to be at this party (especially today where it seems the work will never end)! I think part of the reason is the amazing re-mix of the Frankie Valli song, "Beggin'". After some research I discovered this awesome video re-mix that accompanies it...which is just as amazing as the song! Enjoy!


Interesting Find: Feltidermy

Having just returned from hanging out with my dog, Zero (who happens to be the greatest dog on the face of this planet), and after reading Rhiannon's post about her dog, I got to thinking about our Pets and how much we love them. It was perfect timing for me to stumble upon a few etsy sellers who came up with some cute ideas to honor them. Above, Girlsavage who makes these beautiful feltidermy and plush creatures and offers custom orders in the likeness of your pet. Or how about a commissioned pet portrait by Candiceart:

And below, the most handsome of them all, Zero!


Miami Highlight: Madonna!

I'm sitting in the airport about to board my flight back to Boston and just discovered the free wireless internet(!) so I felt like I should write about one of the highlights of my brief trip...Madonna! On Wednesday I went to go see the final concert of her "Sticky and Sweet" tour and...wow! I'm not the biggest Madonna fan there ever was, but the show was definitely worth the steep price...the guest appearances from Pharrell and Timbaland probably didn't hurt either. I spent most of the show just amazed that she really exists and spent the other part of the show convincing myself that it's time to go back to the gym...just check out the photo below:


Thank you!

Wow...Heist just received our 50th Etsy order since we joined Etsy at the end of January! This is definitely a Heist record!!! Thank you SO much to everyone supporting us in every way - writing about us on your blogs, selling our jewelry in your stores, telling strangers on the street about us...you name it, you've done it! None of this happens without your help, so THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! xoxo


A quick hello...

I just wanted to say a quick hello to everyone, as I've been sprawled out in the sun with Zero, and needless to say, blog updates have been the furthest thing from my mind! So until I get back to Boston, here's a picture i just snagged from Wasabi Fashion Kult of my friend Kelly and I at White Room.


Interesting Find: Bunnies!

Andy Warhol, "Man with Rabbit Mask"

Elizabeth McGrath, "The Army of Creatures"

Ji Dachun, "Nice Sweet Mad Things - Sometimes Crying."

Want more bunny art? Bunnylicious.

Homeward Bound: Miami

Well, I've finally pinpointed the cause of my recent homesickness:

That's right, Dexter! I netflixed season one and season two and I have been watching them non-stop and all those typical Miami scenes are making me homesick! Even though I have a love-hate relationship with my home town...it will always be "home" no matter what, and I am so excited to be heading there tomorrow.

I fully intend to hit up Jimbo's and I also plan on indulging in some delicious Cuban food and stone crab. Other than eating, the list includes thrifting at Flamingo Plaza and Antique Mall Y'all...and most importantly, lounging on the beach!


Feeling the Love: Danielle

Check out Danielle, all the way from Los Angeles, CA, rocking her "Danielle" 2-finger ring! Now you may be asking yourself why this "Danielle" ring looks the way it does, well, that's how you spell it in Russian (evidently)! She sent me the image of the word she wanted and after a little coaching...voila!

Do you want your very own Knuckle ring (in any language!)?, just visit the STORE. Oh, and keep these pictures coming in...I'd love to see 'em! xo


Fun: Anatomical "Animal" Illustrations

Check out these awesome anatomical posters by Jason Freeny. Posters come printed on 13-by-16 inch 100% cotton rag acid free Fine Art paper.


How I'm Surviving the Week...

Remember that slow moving week I mentioned in a previous blog? Well THIS just got me through Friday! Check out the Washington University Stereotypes covering of Montreal's "Wrath Pinned to the Mist (and other games)" A CAPELLA! And doing it extremely well too!
For those of you unfamiliar with the song:

Interesting Find: Vintage Mugshots

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Thanks to Sally Jane Vintage (who created the amazing photo collage above), I have spent a lot time looking through the Least Wanted Photostream. They have compiled tons of old mugshots and lineup photos from the 1900s through the 80s with crimes ranging from public drunkenness to being a communist. While you have your average scary criminal, you also have grandmothers and children! Enjoy digging through these and imagining the stories that accompany each one.


Introductions: The Black Apple

I stumbled upon The Black Apple while exploring Etsy, and the first thing I noticed was that she had 19,239 sales. Of course the first thing I did was panic, what am I doing wrong?! Then I decided to take a look and see what all the fuss was about. Well, there's a reason why she's one of the top Etsy sellers. Just check out some of her work. I feel like I'm living in some sort of fantasy land looking at these...and that's a good thing!


Inspiration: World-wide street style

It's a dreary, windy day here in Boston and I'm feeling especially homesick for Miami for some reason. With less than one (slowly moving) week until I get to go home, I needed some inspiration to help pass the time, and I found it in my new favorite site Streetstyl.es. It's a handy little site that posts updates from the top style blogs from around the world. From old favorites like lookbook.nu and facehunter.blogspot.com, to some new found obsessions like Reishito.com (straight from Tokyo, this blog has my name written all over it!) Have fun looking!

PS-Click the Image to see it larger!


Big, Bold, Beautiful

I love these bold wallpaper designs by Graham & Brown. I can just picture it in...hmmm...just about any room I can think of, actually! Maybe a wall covered in such a bold pattern is a little too much for your taste? How about just a hint of a big bold pattern instead:

Papered, resin deer head from Rubyslounge

Papered, resin Big Bad Wolf from Rubyslounge.


It's That Time of Year Again!

With the holidays rapidly approaching, it's time to start thinking about what gifts you will be getting your family and friends this year. To help you out, I have created a little "Heist gift-giving guide" to help make your decision that much easier! And with each item priced below $100, you are sure to find something for everyone on your list!

1. Anchor Tattoo Charm - Available in Sterling Silver ($65.00) or 18K Vermeil ($85.00). Perfect for tattoo lovers, sailors or just those who just love the sea! Includes an 18 inch chain.

2. Scrabble Piece Charm - With the initial of your choice, available in sterling silver ($45.00). Everyone loves a customized gift! This one would be perfect for Scrabble or other board game players, or just "word nerds" in general! Includes an 18 inch chain.

3. "City Bird" Earrings - Available in 18K Vermeil on sterling silver ear wires ($50.00). For those who like modern, simple pieces, or perhaps for a bird lover! Also available, the "City Bird" charm by itself (sterling silver - $35.00, including an 18 inch chain).

4. Squirrel Charm - Sterling silver ($25.00). This little guy is SO cute! If a squirrel is not quite the thing for your loved one, these are also available as an apple, strawberry, bunny or acorn!

Please visit the STORE to make your purchases. Soon I will add an additional listing for gift wrapping so your items can be holiday ready when they arrive.

NOTE: Keep in mind that Heist items are made by hand and are not made until your order is placed. Therefore, these can take some time. To ensure that you receive your gifts before the holidays, we are recommending you place your orders before December 15. After this date, we can't guarantee you will have your item on time! All you procrastinators out there, we do offer priority and overnight shipping for an increased fee but it's always better to be safe than sorry!


Just as good as ever

I went to go see my ridiculously talented friend, Gabe, play last night at the Paradise Rock in Boston with his band the Gabe Dixon Band. I had just seen them play about a month ago, but it always feels good to see some familiar faces...plus the show is always absolutely amazing. Check out the video below for a live version of "More than it Would Seem," an older song, but one of my favorites. Also, click the link above to see when their tour with Mark Broussard is coming to your town.

PS-The countdown until I can have my own piano again continues!


Oak in Lucky Magazine!

One of the lovely retailers of Heist, Oak, is featured this month in Lucky magazine. Be sure to check out the Oak website as Heist's Scrabble Piece Charm is currently a featured necklace. Here's a close-up of the Lucky feature: