Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Results of THE re-merchandising...

Different shades of color and heights and textures blend seamlessly together.

Sunday still lifes

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

learning from a master...

Yesterday Michael was re-merchandising the entire store and he continues this morning. These large glass decanters and skinny bottle vases from Los Angeles and the raindrop, tube top and bulb vases from Portland always gives new life and texture to our paper products and porcelain fruit. We only have so much surface to fit all of our main collection of journals and every day boxed cards. Watching Michael tweak (I love this word) some of my merchandising skills i.e. sandwiching letterpress journals in assorted colors between petrified wood bookends instead of morph pads, allows me into Michael's brain and understand his thinking process.

Sometimes when he is trying to figure out what to add to a particular still life, I will think of a something, but not say anything, and see if he comes up with the same idea. Sometimes he does and I grin and other times I see him bring some thing entirely different which only adds new heights to the still life. Of course, I know when it is a fantastic still life, when I can't stop myself from taking photographs from every angle. Most times it is through one of our glass cabinets so I have to make sure that the glass is super clean.

Ah well, time for me to dash off to Cursive, to see what new still lifes Michael has put together this morning.
Ciao for now!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Around Cursive...

A parade of life-size dolls dressed in,"traditional ceremonial costume representing diverse regions of South Africa", welcome customers to ABC.


How serendipitous of me to photograph these bracelets, as abc home is currently celebrating Africa with unique costumes, products and various events this month.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

new product photos

This is my show and tell section...

(left to right): green woodpecker, sandpiper, song thrush and my favorite, the flock of starling!

The bird calls are back!
(left to right): blackbird, moorhen, and the Christmas box of a dove & partridge.


Llacquer boxes come in a few different sizes and three color ways:
black/white, orange/black and mondrian.


Ribbed hourglasses in three sizes


2009 calendar, printed on canvas, comes with four push pins in a linen pouch


Herman Yu's 2009 calendar


A funny take on Christmas carols...


Bright & colorful holiday cards!


Happy Halloween!

Halloween images from Cursive and ABC

Yours truly


C., manager of Gary Graham in a fabulous coat & dress.


Ch., manager of Matta, combines the most unique textures in her wardrobe.


Erin, a customer, collects deers which she is adding to with the three she found today...


I asked this customer if I could take a photo of her and her friend in their outfits. I found the textures of her headpiece along with the curls of her hair and lace mask most fascinating.


M.H., with her reticulated fish earrings and purple bow!


My customer showed me her Yoda mask as her husband looked on. I noticed a bright yellow handle sticking out of the husband's bag. It turned out to be the handle to a plunger! He was going as Joe-the-plumber!