Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Halloween geisha... at peace with her creepiness!


Ultra thin napkins in packs of 20


snapshot of holiday merchandise


close-up of new glass vases

Sunday, October 28, 2007

words & textures

combination of chunky bracelets
on a tiny wrist


A fabulous hat
simple textured rosettes
brightened my day


Comme des Garcons jacket
gigantic stitches so unique


festina lente
hurry slowly
a Latin phrase a young woman fell in love with
beautiful handwriting weaving across this woman's wrist
she asked her mother to
write it out in her own handwriting
then had it tatooed onto her wrist

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Autumn colors...

pewter-base letters shaped like twigs


bright autumn colors


Cursive's message bean is over 2-months old


Mondrian patterned lacquer boxes


A deer taking a walk in our mini-terrarium

Monday, October 15, 2007

Cursive's holiday wishlist:

* paperweights & decanters
* shagreen boxes in various sizes
* more graphite objects: left & right hand, pair of feet
* holiday cards: boxed and gift tags
* 2008 slim & desk calendars
* notepad blocks
* rollerball pens in new color ways and more...

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Popular quotes:
* "You must take your chance" - William Shakespeare
* "For as long as it lasts let the singer be the song" - Susan Stauter
* "Take all away from me but leave me ecstasy" - Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

20 years of Jeanine Payer

Come celebrate 20 years of design by Jeanine Payer. We have a selection of archived pieces that explore the design style of Jeanine's work over the years.

Cursive customers...

1. Louisville, KY - mother & daughter librarians - the mother bought a Lars bracelet "I dwell in possibilities" - Emily Dickinson for her other daughter who runs a bookstore.

2. Asian woman from Melbourne, bought the graphite olive branch and shell mini frame
as a thank you gift, has been travelling for 5 weeks in the US and is experiencing NYC for first time.

3. A gentleman was eyeing the flying fox bat skulls and he looked very familiar to me. It turns out he is an interior decorator and owner of his own shop, Thomas Boog, located in the 7th arr. in Paris.

He had shopped with Cursive last year and I remember reading an article about his shop a while back. When I was living in Paris (2002-2003) I attended an event in the passage Jouffroy, 9th arr. I stumbled upon a shop, which I think was Thomas Boog's, but was closed that day. The window display had an enormous large opened clam shell with wavy edges filled with objects of various textures, which caught my eye. The image of that shell has stayed with me all this time.

I love collecting shells but on a much smaller scale. The textures and colors always catch my eye and I can never leave a beach without bringing home a small handful of its treasures.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Happy Columbus Day!

Graphite objects are back in stock: shell, olive branch, quill, antler, wing, frog, butterfly, asparagus, morel mushroom, gingko, fig etc...

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Gift boxes are back in stock along with more message beans. We are expecting a big graphite order to arrive any day now...