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Charles Street Sidewalk Sale June 23-24 [Boston]

There’s a fun sidewalk sale in Beacon Hill this Friday and Saturday, so mark your calendar! Koo de Kir, along with other local home design, stationery and fashion retailers, will be participating in the annual Charles Street Sidewalk Sale. Koo de Kir, a terrific Boston design store, will offer lots of goodies, some at more than 75% off of retail. A great chance to shop at over 20 stores from 10-5 on Friday and Saturday. Cash only. All sales final.

If you’re visiting Boston this weekend, and plan to attend this sale, print out this terrific walking tour guide for a walking history lesson about Beacon Hill. Have fun!

(photo from city data)

Posted in Events + Markets, Shopping + Products, Travel on June 20, 2006

Renegade Craft Fair Report: Brooklyn

So. I’ve been checking out other blogs (especially New York based blogs) and still, not a peep about the Renegade Craft Fair that took place this past weekend in Brooklyn. Dying to read reviews and see some photos, I continued my search and came across these sites and flickr groups, in case you’d like to visit the fair with me. It looked like a good (very hot 95 degree) time!

Super Naturale has a great page about it here. I found more photos on flickr: knititorquitit, and giant dwarf (love her!). Know of any others?

If you attended the fair, and would like to share a report with us, please comment below!

(image from super naturale)

Posted in uncategorized on June 20, 2006

coffee + cre8tive {june 20 ’06}

There’s something magical about painting with watercolors. Especially when Tokyo freelance artist, Mizue Hirano, holds the brush. Her website inspired me today to start painting again, and although I’m not very steady with my hand (or brain!), I’m beginning to think that perhaps I should put my acrylics aside and experiment with watercolors for awhile, maybe produce something worthy of a small frame for a shelf in my house.

Do you paint? Have any work that you can point me to? Go ahead, self-promote in the comments section below this post. Also, can anyone suggest a good watercolor kit? I’ve been hunting around the dick blick website, but I’m a little lost…

If you’d like to contact Mizue, or if you’re interested in seeing more of her work (it’s stunning and much of the website is in English in addition to Japanese), please visit her online. She is also an illustrator and works with acrylics and oil on canvas, too. Below is a photo of an exhibition she was a part of last year. You can also email Mizue at hirano[at]mizue[dot]info.

(images copyright 2006 mizue hirano)

Posted in uncategorized on June 20, 2006

Urban Outfitters Newbies

Urban Outfitters has such cute new items. Papers and Mirrors and Sweet Geisha Lighting. Pillows and glass hooks for hanging your things, these are a few of my favorite things…

By the way, the Geisha lamp was first spotted atAnh-Minh’s blog, so I get ZERO credit for spying it first!

(images from urban outfitters)

Posted in uncategorized on June 19, 2006


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