Paige Russell, maker of the wonderful vessels we have for sale at Pine Street Art Works, is doing a guest blog at Design*Sponge this week. Today she wrote about Burlington VT shops and artists, and featured some stores in Burlington's South End, including us!
Design*Sponge is one of the top design blogs in the country, and it's really rather thrilling to be mentioned on it. And it originates in Brooklyn, my former home. Yay Brooklyn.
Paige used to work next door at The Lamp Shop, and had a studio further down Pine Street, but, alas, she moved back to Canada.
Paige Russel Vessels. Photo Liza Cowan.
So hats off to Paige for writing about our little city (especially the South End, which is often treated like the Siberia of Burlington,) and to Design*Sponge for having the good taste to invite Paige to guest blog.
Check out Paige's blog, it's always worth a read.
I was showing a customer the two Rea Irvin magazine covers that I have in the shop and it dawned on me that you might be interested in seeing them too. Irvin was an American artist and art director, best know as the first art director of The New Yorker. He also worked as an illustrator at the original Life magazine (not the later version).
Rea Irvin, Life, August 10, 1922. The Japanese American Number
Rea Irvin, The New Yorker, Oct 15, 1938.
The cover is too big for my scanner so a bit got cut off. Hope you enjoyed these.
Update: Thanks to Pollux for sending a link to Emily Gordon's article about Rea Irvin. Emdashes,- The New Yorker Between The Lines is Emily's blog where Pollux is a writer and cartoonist. The blog is a great read and a must for all things New Yorker.
New boxed sets of 5x7 greeting cards from Pine Street Art Works. The images are from our ephemera collections, printed right here in the shop. Insides are blank. Six to a box. The cards are available singly in the store.
For your viewing pleasure, some images from my matchbox label collection.
Matchbox Label, Calcutta. PSAW ephemera collections
Matchbox label. Kali, detail.
matchbox label. Kali. Detail.
I bought a slew of Swedish matchbox labels for Tove, of AO! Glass and Atelier Tove because she is Swedish and I thought she and her kids would get a kick out of them.
Countryside Safety Match. Made in Sweden. PSAW & Atelier Tove collections.
Cockfight Safety Matches. Made in Sweden. PSAW & Atelier Tove Collections.
Swedish Matchbox Label, Cockfight, detail
And then there are the Japanese Matchbox Labels. Here are a few from my collection:
Matchbox label, Japan. Detail
Matchbox Label. Made in Japan. PSAW ephemera collection.
Matchbox Label, Japan. Detail
Matchbox Label. Japan. PSAW ephemera collections.
Matchbox Label, Swans, Japan. Detail