Cheers to the New Year

It's hard to believe January has already wrapped up, and we're onto February. To quickly reflect on last year, we feel thankful for everything that this past year brought us: new friends, humbling accolades, incredibly thoughtful clients, fantastic new employees and deeper relationships all around. May this year continue to serve as a reason why we do what we do. We thought a fun way to start this year would be by delving further into "who we are" and asking ourselves some of those "important questions". Hopefully, these just help inform a little bit more about us and help to enrich our friendships among all of you even further. xx, rose & erin

Q & A with ROSE

What do you love most about owning a floral design company? swooning over beautiful flowers alongside my best friend

Favorite tool and why? bungee cords, because they give you that extra secure feeling as you drive through the crazy streets of Boston

Painted nails or all natural? Mostly natural but love the occasional mani

Gold or silver? Silver jewelry but gold everything else!

Coffee or tea? Tea

Who is your favorite musical artist: past? Joni Mitchell and present? Ryan Adams

What artists have influenced you the most? Oh man, so many...Mark Dion, Rauschenberg, Ana Mendieta, Andy Goldsworthy 

If you could take a trip right now, where would you go? Paris or Tulum

If you could choose, what would your last meal be? killer mac n chz (maybe Pennypackers?!) or my mom's Thanksgiving dinner

What is your favorite beer? BBC Steel Rail

Favorite Boston area restaurant? Oleana

If you had a magical power, what would it be? Realistically, a photographic memory but a more fanciful power would be healing with touch or seeing the future 

Tell us one silly, crazy or little known fact about you. I'm a hoarder especially when it comes to 60s/70s kitchen ware even though I hardly cook!

If everyone had a theme song, what would yours be? "El Condor Pasa" by Simon & Garfunkel


Q & A with ERIN

What do you love most about owning a floral design company? choosing my own snow days (kidding, well, that's a perk!) but truly because I get to feel inspired everyday... by the creative businesses that surround us in our fringe community, the incredible clients that bring new challenges to the table and working alongside one of best gals a girl could ask for, ms.rose

Favorite tool and why? a pair of japanese hand-forged clippers

Painted nails or all natural? mostly natural--  my hands are constantly getting dirty so what's the point?!

Gold or silver? gold

Coffee or tea? coffee with coconut, soy or almond milk- hold the sugar

Who is your favorite musical artist: past? george harrison and present? laura veirs

What artists have influenced you the most? richard long, ann hamilton, tara donovan, sheila hicks, tim walker and goldsworthy 

If you could take a trip right now, where would you go? cuba, without a doubt

If you could choose, what would your last meal be? alton brown's stovetop mac & cheese (with the addition of peas)

What is your favorite beer? maine brewing co's MO

Favorite Boston area restaurant? oleana, always and forever

If you had a magical power, what would it be? to end all evil. or reading peoples minds (only when you choose to) and seeing the future for good purposes

Tell us one silly, crazy or little known fact about you. i've been dubbed a "spatial genius"; when it comes to choosing a container to put leftovers in, i always choose the one the will fit everything right to the brim without going over or having lots of extra storage. 

If everyone had a theme song, what would yours be? joanna newsom, "good intentions paving company"

 

December: Gifts for Muts

This month we're pampering our furry four-legged friends. We certainly aren't trying to discriminate, but we do consider ourselves "dog people". So, here are some sweet treats to throw under the tree for your other best friend:

/ 1 / Dog house tee pees  / 2 / Filson's Shelter Cloth Dog Coat  / 3 / Natalya Zahn's "NOT Puppy" wrapping paper  / 4 / Cod Skin dog treats by Polka Dog Bakery  / 5 / Found My Animal leash  / 6 / Modern pet feeder from Etsy

/ 1 / Dog house tee pees  / 2 / Filson's Shelter Cloth Dog Coat  / 3 / Natalya Zahn's "NOT Puppy" wrapping paper  / 4 / Cod Skin dog treats by Polka Dog Bakery  / 5 / Found My Animal leash  / 6 / Modern pet feeder from Etsy

November: Dark Beauty

This month we're celebrating the dark and the beautiful. The light is fading earlier and days are shorter, but the beauty that comes from the shadows is just as stunning-- rich with color and mood. From one of our favorite perfumers to our favorite tea purveyor, we're sharing 'our picks' that evoke both the dark & the refined.

  / 1 / oxblood lipstick  / 2 / Bellocq's Shire Highland Antlers  / 3 / Serge Luten's La Myrrhe Cloche  / 4 / Ferm's Bridges Tea Towel  / 5 / photographic mural wall coverings

 

/ 1 / oxblood lipstick  / 2 / Bellocq's Shire Highland Antlers  / 3 / Serge Luten's La Myrrhe Cloche  / 4 / Ferm's Bridges Tea Towel  / 5 / photographic mural wall coverings

October: Woven & Spiced

With the winter chill on it's way... October has our hands and hearts craving warmth and comfort in the woven and the spiced. As the days get shorter, we tend to seek solace in aromatic candles, spiced cocktails and a refresh of our waredrobe. Here's what we're loving: 

September... Pump it up!

This is the season we anxiously await all year... not only because we'll start cozying up in layers soon, but mainly because we crank it into high gear starting in September. This month we've compiled our favorite songs into a September playlist to get us through the next few busy weeks. Happy listening!

Marin's Picks:

Stay Gold - First Aid Kit / Red Eyes - War on Drugs 

Rose's Picks:

She's Not Me - Jenny Lewis / The Obvious Child - Paul Simon / My Wrecking Ball - Ryan Adams 

Kara's Pick's:

Let My Baby Stay - Mac Demarco / The Letter - The Box Tops / Pet Shop Eyes - The Growlers 

Erin's Picks:

New York Kiss - Spoon / Shelter Song - Temples / Algiers - The Afghan Wigs / Pretty Green - White Denim

Group Pick:

Clearly Overboard - Chaparrals

 

 

 

August...Summer Salt

After picking up and indulging in the latest Kinfolk, we've found ourselves reminded of how much we love salt. In our food, in our hair and exfoliating our summer skin. Stationed on the New England coast, a breezy day will bring the scent of the sea right to our studio door. And, the briny ocean creatures are some of our favorite seasonal indulgences; an Island Creek Oyster (or 10!), a fresh lobster roll, and fried clams followed by a summer cone with sprinkles are the perfect rewards at the end of a long working day. 

July Evening Skies

Summer days are great, but summer nights might be even better. That's why this month, we want to celebrate everything from dreamy sunsets to starry nights. Take a peak at some of our favorite finds to help you plan a night of star gazing:

/ 1 / Constellation Lanterns  / 2 / Vintage guide to the stars  / 3 / Dreamy sunsets  / 4 / Sparklers  / 5 / Telescope necklace  / 6 / Handmade constellation map poster

/ 1 / Constellation Lanterns  / 2 / Vintage guide to the stars  / 3 / Dreamy sunsets  / 4 / Sparklers  / 5 / Telescope necklace  / 6 / Handmade constellation map poster

Summer Heat (May & June Picks)

Here at the studio, we're ready for some summer rays! Although we live on the East Coast, we still are ever-craving, desiring and loving all things dusty and desert-inspired. Take a peek at our latest yearnings:

April Showers (bring us local flowers)

As the saying goes "April showers bring May flowers", we hope that such is the case this year. Gearing up for some changing temps and moisture, here's some supplies we're desiring to get us through the rain and get our tool sheds stocked up for Spring gardening:

March...it's time to rock it

We're keeping upbeat (and trying not to slip on the abundance of ice) with sweet tunes from the Haim ladies who we can't wait to see live in just a few short months! This month, Our Picks are inspired by their video "If I Could Change Your Mind" (posted below). If you haven't listened yet, take a listen and then check out some rad finds that we're craving:

/ 1 / biker jackets / 2 / Pamela Love 3 Arrowhead cuff  / 3 / Marquee signs / 4 / Blackbird Blood Countess Incense / 5 / Vintage wrestling shoes / 6 / Tom Ford's Wild Ginger Lipstick

/ 1 / biker jackets / 2 / Pamela Love 3 Arrowhead cuff  / 3 / Marquee signs / 4 / Blackbird Blood Countess Incense / 5 / Vintage wrestling shoes / 6 / Tom Ford's Wild Ginger Lipstick