This Is Awesome

Last weekend, Tim & I got brunch in Hayes Valley & stopped by my fave little candy shop, Miette!
We were greeted by these super cute cacti!
I am wearing:

Short sleeve hoodie – Cosa Nostra/Jeffery Sebalia
Grey lace skirt- H&M
Button leggings- Betty Page Clothing
Shoes – Indigo

Miette is the tastiest spot in Hayes Valley, with more candy than you can shake a stick at, and a working cotton candy machine!

Here’s hoping that the coming weekend is as delicious as the last!


Cakehat!!
[photo by Flip Cassidy]

My dearest wifey, Agent Lover, made me the cutest hat I’ve ever laid my eyes on.

She now has a limited stock for sale to the public, so you too can have one of her delicious hats for yourself!
She even named the red model after me– how sweet of her!

Head on over to the Agent Lover Bakery to get yours!

Poor Mojo’s Almanac(k)

I had the pleasure of going to the Alternative Press Expo a couple weeks ago, and I came back with a pile of really neat stuff.
Here are a couple gems that I particularly liked:

Poor Mojo's Almanac(k)

These folks were giving out really sweet screen printed & letterpress posters & zines FOR FREE.
Some of you may already know that I’m a sucker for letterpress, but to those that don’t-you now know the inky way to my heart.

Poor Mojo's Almanac(k)

They also were hand stamping custom cards for people at their booth, also for free.
Lastly, on their website, they do a weekly column where you can ask for advice from a squid!
How totally rad is that?

Check it out at poormojo.org.

Icecreamlandia

White Trash, Black Magic- Icecreamlandia

This book caught my eye all the way across the convention floor.
First, it’s huge & beautifully hand screened.
Second, the cover is purple, hot pink & gold.
Third, it had a huge sign underneath it that said WHITE TRASH, BLACK MAGIC.

White Trash, Black Magic- Icecreamlandia

Okay one of you sweet darlin’s grab a card.
If I guess wrong, I got some Bartles & James pomegranate raspberry beverages in that cooler over there– go and drink yourselves stupid.

White Trash, Black Magic- Icecreamlandia White Trash, Black Magic- Icecreamlandia

Icecreamlandia is Eve Englezos and Joshua Moutray, and their work is full of sweet illustrations and dark humor.
So far, I kind of love everything I’ve seen them do.

Also, how hilarious is this bio?

“Eve and Josh do not use photoshop filters for their work. in the interest of full disclosure, they have used them ironically while in art school, and occasionally eve has liquidized photos to make herself appear thinner.”

Check out the rest of their work at icecreamlandia.com

Camilla Taylor

I got a sweet stuffed tentacle from this rad lady!

Stuffed tentacle, Camilla Taylor

I think this speaks for itself.

Get your own HERE!

& check out more of Camilla’s work at horsefleshproductions.com

While I was visiting Portland, my co-conspirator in all things vermillion, Miss Nubby Twiglet, thrifted a beautiful pair of Sigerson Morrison Rain or Shine flats.

The ever-attentive Ashe Mischief pointed out that Tricia from Bits & Bobbins thrifted a pair of the same shoes that very week.

Then, on a tip from Miss Mary Bee, what should I find in my neighborhood thrift store?

sigerson morrison flats

Why is this shoe showing up everywhere in thrifty places?
Are we just incredibly lucky?
I may never know, but I’m amped to rock my new kicks around the bay!

Have you found a pair in your local thrift store?

sigerson morrison flats

Last weekend I had the pleasure of going to the Bazaar Bizarre, where purchased a number of lovely things!

First, this notebook from the folks at Recover Your Thoughts.

I saw this on the shelf, and for reasons I will not have to explain to you, purchased it immediately.

Cover

I am a total sucker for notebooks, and this one, made out of a recycled library book, was quick to steal my heart. After some research, I figured out that the notebook began it’s life as Red: A Biography of Red Smith.

Inside

On the inside, it had pages from the book interspersed with the blank notebook pages.
They are evenly spaced throughout the notebook so they can be used as dividers. Neat!

Last Page

I also picked up this sweet notebook cover from eleveneleven.net.

Waterproof Notebook cover

It seems waterproofish, and will fit over and standard comp book!
I also couldn’t resist their cardholders, which come in equally delightful anatomical patterns.

Card Holder

What awesome stuff have you guys bought lately?