22 February 2013

collections in metal

The colorful objects in the many drawers of What Cheer Records, Antiques and Vintage make for awesome collections. But so do these metal objects. 

The varying states of patination, wear and tear and sturdiness over time are fascinating to this metalsmith.

happy friday!
xo, kim

collections in color

If you have ever been to What Cheer? Records, Vintage & Antiques you should be familiar with the wall of drawers full of curiosities. I took some time to capture the contents.


It is interesting to see everyday objects in large quantities. These images take on new meaning in pattern, composition and color, taking away from the purpose of objects themselves.

xo, kim

21 February 2013

before the blizzard

 when you could still see some green..

..and the slate patio stones..

..and puppy paws weren't yet sinking in drifts..

..clematis seeds were just catching flakes..

..the butterfly bush was still standing..

..as were the boxwoods..

 ..and pine needles peeked through the accumulating flakes..

..and branches were perfectly accented in white..
..it was a beautiful day.

enjoy winter. it is here for a while and has some beauty we should take in while we can.
xo, kim

20 February 2013

handmade for me!

I treated myself to some ring finger bling.  

For some time now, years I think, I have been lusting after The Angry Weather's shop

After much debate I decided to go with these desert rock stacking rings. Iveth's work is all so lovely it made for a difficult decision. Knowing I wouldn't want to take her jewelry off I decided on these sweet little rings which are oh so perfect for everyday wear. 

Everyday wear to me means days spent in my studio, days working at the antique shop, days where I get all glammed up and days where I stay home with my Callie girl. I am seriously smitten with my rings. Thank you, Iveth, for making such lovely jewels wrapped up in the cheeriest of packaging. When I get to Montreal, I can't wait to grab a coffee with you.

xo, kim

19 February 2013

new stickers! oh my!

I may have been away from the studio for a spell but that doesn't mean I haven't had bling on the brain.

After a while of being tempted I finally ordered some stickers from moo!

And I designed myself some new earring cards, typo and all!

These labels are my favorite of all my new packaging designs.

I think this little detail shows why I am so pleased. 

But if that wasn't convincing...

...seeing my labels in action made me swoon!

I will admit, I didn't have much of a plan for these little stickers when I ordered them, but I am glad I didn't resist these designs. They make for great additions to my typed thank you notes.

happy tuesday!
xo, kim

psst... want to see my new stickers in person? get shopping!

18 February 2013

mixing stripes

 My theory is, if they are all stripes and mostly variations of grey, then I must match.

Am I right?

mitts by toil and trouble, scarf from Frog and Toad, necklace by merriweather council, tank from the gap, thrifted sweater and jeans.

happy monday!
xo, kim

01 February 2013


This year's holiday cards were more vibrant than previous years, making them my favorite yet. Not to mention, they may have been the spark I needed to start a new adventure!

While taking some pictures at work I happened to capture vintage holiday lights accidentally hung near a sign reading "Holiday". I posted this photograph on Instagram and was encouraged to use it as a holiday card. Going with the vibrant color theme I decided to order some peacock colored paper, fuchsia envelopes and chartreuse labels which I think is a fabulous combination.

Little does she know, the lovely Amber of Felt Like It gave me just the push I needed to get some of my photographs printed. [see Amber was the one who had the keen eye and suggested this photo be a part of a holiday card after all.] And seeing as I was so pleased with the outcome of my prints I am in the very early stages of starting up a little photography shop called 'a girl in her city'. So, thank you, Amber! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Now back to the holiday cards, they are never complete without a Callie stamp. Everyone on my mailing list knows to look out for the postage, you are guaranteed to find my snow pup gracing the top right corner of your envelope year after year. She is the real star of this show.

happy friday!
get out and celebrate!
xo, kim [+ callie too!]

thanks for reading!