Friday, May 28

memorial day hours

happy redford at the beach!

memorial day weekend is upon us, and that means beach season is here! we'll be open monday, memorial day, 10 - 4ish. come see us if you aren't soaking up the sun and running your toes through the sand!

Wednesday, May 19

molly m jewelry designs

molly mcgrath is the face behind one of our favorite jewelry lines, molly m designs. molly uses the laser cutting skills she learned in architecture school to produce delicate and lovely pendants and earrings. and in case you needed another reason to love her work, they are usually made from sustainable materials like bamboo, veneer from responsibly farmed forests and recycled suede and felt! come see for yourself!

branch 1 necklace

wood circles earrings and necklace

wood moire earrings and necklace

pod necklace

pith earrings

vortex earrings and necklace

layered drops necklace

gifties for graduates

somehow it's already nearing the end of may, and graduations of all sorts are upon us! here are some of our favorite treats, large and small, for those donning caps and gowns.

egg press die-cut triumph' card

hobo wallets, a classic grad gift and great with a little somethin' somethin' tucked inside!

for those who are celebrating graduation by backpacking across europe or cross-country road tripping, a travel journal, like this one by elum, is a great way to remember a summer of freedom.

we've recently gotten in a lot of new jewels, from sweet silver tashi to lasercut molly m pendants, but one of my favorites for graduation is this pyrrha necklace with a 'wings and wheat' seal. the wings represent protection and the wheat the achievement of hopes and dreams.

graduation often means starting a new job or a new school, and that, in turn, means a new bag! this shimmery silver number from highway is a great bag for either, and only one of many styles we have in the shop.

a few more ideas:

snatch up a new dryads frame and insert a picture of the graduate on his or her first day of school. (this would also work as a gift from the graduate to parents -- thanks, mom and dad, for getting me this far!)

address books paired with a nice pack of stationery from snow & graham or smudge ink are great for graduates who are moving elsewhere. don't forget to pencil in your own address before you gift it!

come visit us at the shop, and we'll be happy to help you find just the thing for your graduates!

Monday, May 17

new holztiger critters!

we recently received a big shipment of holztiger critters, some of which are new additions to our menagerie. check them out!

little sheep and a happy baby cow for your farmyard!

we love our foxes, and this new one is bounding through the forest at top speed.

make your own aviary with these colorful little birds.

ruff ruff! look at all those smiling puppy faces!

whales and crabs to celebrate beachy weather!

Sunday, May 16

dryads dancing frames

if you visit us frequently, or not even, you know we have carried dryads frames for a coon's age. now is no exception as we just bought so many it took us days to unpack them. we have flat board, bead board, molding and the new layered frames pictured at the bottom. we have a huge selection of 3X5's, 4x6's, 5x7's, and 8x10's. we also have some mondo 11x14's and 16x20's that can't be missed. we always sell a bunch as grad gifts and wedding presents so come grab a peek...

"Dryads Dancing began with picture frames made with reclaimed wood. Antique bead board, reclaimed molding and ceiling tin made into picture frames was the launching pad for the company. We have been committed to using salvaged materials from the beginning for several reasons. Mostly because why would you buy some new wood and work hours to try and create old world charm with paint layers and sanding? It's a wonderful way to repurpose salvaged wood and tin."

Thursday, May 13

rae dunn....

is a ceramicist whose work is strongly influenced by the japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi, the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. she has a beautiful selection here of one of a kind pieces and that selection is always changing, however, we are lucky to have some less expensive pieces here at o'suz. below are some new goods that just arrived. check out the woodgrain, love it!

supersweet votives that read: sparkle glow peace believe light and shine

simple mugs that read: serenity wisdom patience peace strength and comfort
wash and nourish set
woodgrain birdhouse that read home and knock
(we know a few moms that got one for moms day)

woodgrain planters that read: flourish grow and thrive
(these could have so many cool uses but i picture succulents)

Wednesday, May 12

jenna rose

jenna rose
spring 2010 don't want to miss at least a peek at the treehouses, they are nothing short of incredible,
also, including scarves, summer hats and bags this time!

"Jenna illustrates each design by hand, drawing inspiration from daily life with a focus on eco-friendly objects and environments. Each piece is screen-printed in house using non-toxic water-based pigments and natural and organic materials."

Monday, May 10

satsuma press, a new o'suz inhabitant

satsuma press is a one-person letterpress and design studio based in Corvallis, Oregon.
in the words of lynn, the artist behind satsuma:

"I fancy good, simple design that is pleasing to the eye and mind; refreshing color and lush paper; plenty of open space and quiet, graceful beauty.

I believe in fine craftsmanship.
I believe that finding joy in the work you do is essential.
I believe that letterpress printing is a thing of beauty."

and beautiful it is....

Monday, May 3

mum, mom, mama....

We love our moms and we know you do to, so check out some the great mom's day gifties and cards we have below. You still have about a week left to treat your momma to something super special so swing on by. we can ship stuff too if you are desperate.

archipelago candles in lots of scents and sizes. all soy and are perfect to warm her heart and home:

beautea organics for body and home are also perfect gifts for mom, because what's better than letting her treat herself to a little pampering.

nikki posters would have to be at the top of my list for great mom's day gift ides,
here are few of our faves:

jane inc eye pillows are made in the usa of the finest organic cotton and filled with north american grown natural flax and the finest grade of lavender. their packaging is made of the 100% post consumer recycled paper and only earth-friendly water based soy inks are used in its production. you can't beat that.

and finally, check out just a few of our super cards for mom:

eggpress's mama scallop card

eggpress doodle mother's day card

mom heart border card

flowery mother's day card

i love you mom scallop card

dutch door's mom you're one of a kind

smudge ink's thanks for everything, mom card

night owl no.1 mom and danish mom cards

foxy and winston ducky dear mom card