Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A 1960's dress was turned into a bag! I love the dots, the colors and the patterns!

A walk in the park...

Today is my birthday. After spending the morning in my apt waiting for my kitchen cabinets to be hung back onto the wall (there was a leak from our apt through the 4th and 3rd floor apts...), I met up with my sister and cousin at Le Pain Quotidien on the East Side and then my cousin and I took a stroll through the park.

happy glorious tuesday!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Michael, co-owner of Cursive, will be adding his own words to the blog world with "it is written in cursive" .

I arrived in Union Square about a half hour before having to go into Cursive so I took the opportunity to walk through the Farmer's Market and take a few snapshots.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Through the looking glass...

The scientist walked away with the whale...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Bye bye birdie...

A customer called from London and ordered 10 pairs of gold bird feet for her wedding in December. We are sending them to her hometown so they needed to be individually boxed and tied with ribbon. This was a nice project, to keep me busy on my quiet Sunday...


Spring is inching forward when you see bundles of pussy willow walking into ABC.



A customer wanted to see these silver glazed pears up close. I placed them atop our orange lacquer boxes and immediately saw a photo op!


Raindrop vases from Portland, OR come in a variety of colors

Sunday, April 19, 2009

snap CRACKLE pop!

Crackle journals, photo albums, mini address books, zippered pouches and passport covers arrived all the way from England.


Friday, April 03, 2009

Where the wild things are...

After a week of painting and re-merchandising, it is time for the unveiling of Cursive's new look...! A bolder grey on our wall and cabinets allow our product to really shine through.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

I started a new message bean so that customers would know what the "bean" looked like as it grew out of the mineral earth. For some reason it grows super fast indoors, with no sunlight and barely any water. Go figure...!


A woman was looking at Jeanine Payer jewelry with her daughter and I took a chance and asked if she was Catherine Calvert and she was! I worked at Town & Country magazine for three summers when Catherine was a features editor. It was so much fun to see her after seeing her byline in various magazines. Her daughter was carrying an Orla Kiely's stem pattern bag and wearing a really cute cupcake necklace.


A mother & daughter, whom I met at Cursive, came came in to say hello. Both were wearing fabulous necklaces at approx 20"L with dangling charms. So bold!


Cheery & warm coats are still in our wardrobe these days as we pop back and forth with the cold weather. These good friends modeled their coats for me.


LOVE the graphic image of these boots! Vintage Yves Saint Laurent. The zippers on the top of the boot are for show.


Elyse Allen's (textile designer) entire outfit intrigued me from her fingerless gloves with sparkly beading to her bright yellow green bag and patent leather boots. It took me a few minutes to approach and, ask if I could take a photo, starting with boots by Sigerson Morrison.

I'm sad that my photos turned out blurry and it may be because I was distracted by Elyse telling me about her textile collection. She uses Swarovski crystals to accent fingerless gloves, shawls, hats etc...

Here is a photo of her (on the right) with her friend Johnny wearing one of her hats without the crystals.

Another view of Elyse's fingerless gloves studded with Swarovski crystals.