Monday, March 28, 2011

 A must-see exhibit at the Park Avenue Armory:
Beautifully executed
tt will take your breath away.

Up until Wed, March 30th, 2011

March Madness last giveaway question...

If you were stranded 
on the  
Galapagos Islands 
what 3 items 
would you take 
with you
and why?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

pattern & texture go hand-in-hand

What excites me this spring is to see colors, textures and subtle patterns mixed up and appearing in the most unexpected places.




Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Jeanine Payer's newest pieces!

We especially love her "books" as they are hidden treasures with words and details.

Monday, March 21, 2011

March madness 4th giveaway question...

What steps 
do you take
a greener lifestyle?

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Weekend!

A different perspective on the colorful decanters and bottles vases that have arrived from L.A.

Become a hero...

Jeanine Payer's Craig bracelet is just the right size & style to be an "id" bracelet but is made even more special by lines of poetry. I love how well it fits with the customer's other accessories. 

Become a hero
Made of ordinary marrow
And extraordinary heart.
- Kate Richey

Winner of the 3rd giveaway question...

Congratulations to Galwriter Leib and her comment on the Blue Footed Booby:

I would come back from the Galapagos as The Boobie bird! They're colorful, interesting, and fun to watch. They're incredible divers and gracefully beautiful to look at! They swim, they fly, they walk, they have physical beauty - they can d...o it all! Plus having a couple of "boobies" of my own, it sounds like a perfect fit! Who wouldn't want to be one? [P.S. Can I at least win the "Boobie prize." :) ]

 photograph by Tim Laman

Blue Footed Booby

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A note is not just a note...

... it's an unexpected surprise... 

It's the thickness of the envelope as your fingers pull it from your mailbox...
a colorful envelope, 
a unique stamp, 
writing in a calligraphic style,
figuring out what type of pen to use: 
fountain vs rollerball vs fine tipped, vs thick nib, 
ink: blue, black, white, yellow or crayon!
these are just some of the fun ways to encourage the pleasure of writing a note.

Monday, March 14, 2011

March Madness: 3rd giveaway question...

In our Tuesday, March 8th post, "A world rich of wild bioversity", we listed the following creatures found on the Galapagos Islands:  sally lightfoot crab, frigate, monitor lizard, eagle ray, marine iguana, waved albatross, flightless cormorant...

What animal would you choose to come back as and why?

We are trying to increase our presence on Facebook so please look up Cursive New York, "like" us and post a comment there, by noon this Thursday, for a chance to win something from our Galapagos Collection.

A woosh of colors...

Does anyone else see a trend with the bright color sneakers? 
It is an easy way to make a statement or brighten up a cloudy day.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Winner of 2nd giveaway...

Maddy Hurley is our winner of the 2nd giveaway in our March Madness with this answer:

I like the Galapagos Green Turtle, because sea turtles are a dying breed. They lay eggs above the high-tide mark and then when they eggs hatch, there's the turtle walk to the sea... and how cute is THAT?!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Last week a woman, Krista, mentioned that anything with bird feet sparks an interest and she had seen the bird feet in passing a few days ago and came back to see them again.  She ended up purchasing two pairs of the gold bird feet: one for her daughter who is an actress and one for herself.

The significance of the bird feet:
1). Krista, along with her daughter, the actress Emma Stone, her husband and son all have a tatoo of bird feet on their inner wrists. 
2). Emma loves the song "Blackbird" by the Beatles.  The bird feet image were drawn by Sir Paul McCartney whom Emma had met.
3).  After being notified that she would be hosting SNL and fulfilling her lifelong dream she contacted Sir Paul McCartney and asked if he would draw her a pair of bird feet.  He sent along a few options and she chose the one show in the photo below.
4).  The bird feet signify new beginnings:  Krista has been 2 years clear of breast cancer and Emma fulfilled a lifelong dream of hosting SNL.  The day after SNL the bird feet, drawn by Sir Paul McCartney, were tatooed on their wrists in NYC.

Plum purple accents

I love the simplicity of this outfit accented with the deep plum purple bag.  I emulate this style, however, to make it my own I would pin a bright flower pin on my lapel.


Genevieve, 2nd cousin to Jill Platner, a jewelry designer based in New York City, was wearing the "sassafras" necklace and a double panel shirred skirt by XCVI in a deep plum color accented by purple & gray argyle socks and short black lace-up boots.  A bit of "Mary Poppins" sprang to mind...

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

A world rich with biodiversity

Sally lighfoot crab, frigate, monitor lizard, eagle ray, marine iguana, waved albatross, flightless cormorant, the list goes on!  There are so many fantastic animals unique to the Galapagos Islands.  We are eager to learn about your favorites and why.  Leave a comment here or on our Facebook page by noon this Thursday for a chance to win from our Galapagos Collection. 

Monday, March 07, 2011

2nd give away question...

We chose these four animals on our pocket journals.
Tell us your favorite animal of the Galapagos Islands and why?

Saturday, March 05, 2011

the monthly shuffle...

Yesterday afternoon I picked up some John Derian pieces to fill in our stock, at both Cursive locations, and ended up staying and helping out Elena with a last-minute rush of customers and re-merchandising the John Derian cabinet. Of course, the minute you start to move product from one shelf to another then the surrounding shelves must be evaluated and shifted so everything is consistent and fresh.  Our idea of moving just a few things turned into a 2-hour shuffle but it was worth it and may turn into a monthly shuffle!

Our magnolia bakery cupcake treat to keep the momentum

I love seeing the glass bottles of liquid soap glow and it brightens the top shelf 
of the John Derian cabinet.

I'm all about textures and colors so we mixed in some striped glasses 
with the spring colors of gift soaps.

Friday, March 04, 2011

And the winner of our first give-away....

Thank you all so much for your comments on our first give-away.  This week's winner is Kate who posted the following on our blog.  

Love in the mossy underbelly,
love in the cavernous hereafter,
love in the broken branches of memory.
Nature is within,
but not without
A pattern of beauty
where there exists everything
and nothing

Congratulations!  You will be receiving one of the journals (above) and a pack of post-its from the Galapagos collection.  Please email your mailing address to Elena at  

Tune in Monday for another give-away question about the Galapagos Collection.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Cast from 19th-century wax seals by Pyrrha

Martlet and Heart
The martlet is the vanguard of spring and a bearer of good news.  When appearing on a heart it represents the happiness that is born out of love.

Handsome jewelry for men & women.