Wednesday, January 07, 2009


It is unusually quiet at Cursive these days, so after dusting and neatening the shop and catching up with things that have happened on my days off, I try and find other ways to stimulate my brain cells i.e. conversations with customers.

Yesterday I met Julie, owner of Virtu in Chicago, and we had a nice conversation about what else... but product and the state of small businesses in this economy etc... It all started when I commented on her bag which I thought was Marimekko but it turned out to be a vintage Orla Kiely "sling" bag found on ebay by her husband. Julie loves certain Orla Kiely patterns and her husband knows this, so when he is on ebay, he knows what to look for.

A second conversation with a customer began over the graphite objects as Ms. Rubin lives in the Bay Area where the artist lives. She was also wearing a beautiful gold Kieselstein-Cord ring which turned out to be her and her husband's wedding rings.

It's these conversations that always adds a highlight to my day.

Friday, January 02, 2009

"lava stream"

This beautiful jewelry collection was brought in this holiday season and fits nicely with our shop. Small handmade silver links have been melted to create a textured form leaving strands of links dangling freely.

Thursday, January 01, 2009