As promised, truckload full of cards in boxed sets along with many other goodies have been stocked up over at both stores!
Flip-top boxed cards, thank you cards, little-keep-it-boxed cards, social note cards, you name it… We say they’re brilliant and good for any and every occasions coz we love them blank! Lots of writing/doodling space! (except for thank-yous, which of course, has thank-you expressions on them, but they do too, have ample writing/doodling space. hee*)
Write one BIG word or a few BIG words, a long lovely note or perhaps to doodle a picture of sorts and leave your recipient some your innermost thoughts. Just a few gorgeous shots of what came in (for the time being… will update more soon!)
So much more at the Mandarin Gallery and The Cathay stores. Come by! Its packed full of GOODIES! You’ll most probably be tempted to keep some for yourself instead of giving them away…
oh, generous generous hearts~
“we don’t believe in the idea of perfection.
its attractive as a concept, but in reality it breaks down.
instead, we believe in personal significance.
we believe in finding meaning in the briefest moments,
and the magnitude in the smallest objects.”
From their Vancouver studio; a 100 year old converted house, the pair craft the heraldic seal talismans that have become the Pyrrha signature, using techniques that evolved from trial and error and a disregard for rules. Inspired by a box of 19th century wax seals, intrigued by the richness of symbolism, Pyrrha’s most recent incarnation came about.
“Making jewelry out of them was inspired by a desire to give the seals new life and permancence,”
Remaining solidly connected to their Vancouver base, they’re firmly committed to local production. Pyrrha jewelry is made with reclaimed silver and gold, made without chemical cleaners, and packaged in recyclable containers and biodegradable bags. Making environmental responsibility a priority in a business which hasn’t typically been green. Their design direction is largely a reaction to the proliferation of overseas factory made, mass produced jewelry that is so common in their industry.
“everything seems to be cranked out at a staggering pace and then left for dead. Because we live in such a throwaway society, it’s necessary to create some things that can be kept.”
“the stones of Deucalion had thrown were formed as men,
those from Pyrrha’s hands were reshaped as women,
hence we are hard, we children of earth,
and in our lives of toil we prove our birth.”
these wonderful necklaces are currently stocked at our Mandarin Gallery store.
“we believe in quality and style. we believe in letterpress printing. we believe in US post. we hope you believe in Oddball Press.”
we at .woodwould.. do.
Oddball Press, from Cleveland, Ohio, combines century old press/printing technique; letterpress, with 21st century help; the Mac in creating these gorgeous cards. Sexy 18th century silhouettes with detailed accents a little bit everywhere, these babies are but just a tat darker than the usual, but oh-so-beautiful* And i bet i say this all the time when it comes to letterpress, run your fingers over them and feel the impressions* I love it. More designs can be found available at both stores.
Time to handwrite a message.
Time to say “hello”…
(last one’s my favourite*)
say i-love-you the way they used to…
because the old is romantic.
Adorably lovely vintage repros (from actual antique designs from yesteryears) pop-up/standing Valentine’s Day cards are available in stores this very moment. With movable parts; googly eyes/see-saw action/bendy arms (totally archaic, but i guess thats what’s so cute about it! Remember how u used to have hours of fun with books that’s got tabs/strings/flaps to pull/push/lift and something will start moving on the same page?… omg. i love those things)
oh.. and a small stash of paperdolls… with outfits in oh-so-pretty-colours! in 5 different design; 5 different books, 5 different girls.
“…and in july, a lemonade, to cool you in some leafy glade, i wish health and more and well, i wish you love.”
eye candy is good candy.
get candy. get candy. get candy. get candy. get candy. get candy. get candy.
~~”xxx…there-is-no-more-space in the shop…”
Our annual Project:Make-Space has officially started!
Now to double the excitement, over to Mandarin Gallery… scheduled to open start of coming Dec.
<<stay tuned for more quickie visually>>
one. lights are up.
Christmas in full swing.
two. lovely christmas goodies are pouring in like rain.
three. setup is fierce over at mandarin gallery.
Scheduled to open start of this Dec.
<<stay tuned for more quickie updates>>