Here are some random shots of new and old things we have at PSAW today:
Just in from TMNK, Art Is My Weapon T-Shirts in a variety of sizes.
Very cool and fun French Script clipboards from Timeworks, Inc. Clock Company. I also carry the American Baseball one. @ $12.75 this will be a great holiday present.
Always popular, The Magnet Frame from Canetti. 5x7, these pure acrylic frames open and close like a dream, held by tiny powerful magnets. @ $28. Photos in the frames are by me, Liza Cowan, except the one of two old fashioned girls who are my grandmother Lena Straus Spiegel and her sister Hettie.
Random button and beads. The Lampwork beads are by Madelyn Erb, Mad Glass Beads.
The cozy new electric fireplace. On top: Tea cup print by Ginny Joyner, real teacup and teapot by Shinzi Katoh, fine art laminated mid 20th Century ads.
We write our sign daily. Then the rain washes it away. True ephemera.
It's been a slow week. I'm busy stocking up for the holidays, but meanwhile...ain't nobody shopping much. Rainy day, listening to Rufus Wainwright and the soundtrack of Wicked. Here are some random shots from the day.
Pendants by Marc Kornbluh. TMNK paintings in the background.
Moleskine journals. Nakki Goranin's American Photobooth. Liza Leger painting.
Card wall. Cards by me, from my ephemera collections. Ever changing.
Vintage typewriter ribbon tins.
Shinzi Katoh in foreground. Then Flashbags, then cards. TMNK paintings on the wall.
LiZakka. That's me (Liza + Zakka) and my fascination with Zakka: from the Japanese 'zak-ka' 雑貨 or "many things." Zakka is a fashion and design phenomenon that has spread from Japan throughout Asia. The term refers to everything and anything that improves your home, life and outlook. Generally Zakka is cute, even kitch, with style references to Scandinavian and French design.
Some day I will show you my Hello Kitty collection from the eighties, but now let's look at Shinzi Katoh, the newest product line at Pine Street Art Works.
Shinzi Katoh is a Japanese Zakka artist of worldwide acclaim. He is based in Aichi in the central region of Japan where he has his own gallery, shop and museum. Pine Street Art Works is now selling his products. Yay.
Can you just see these in your home? So come on by and check them out.
Not many stores in the US carry Shinzi Katoh. I had to order them from Japan, which involved a lot of translating from Yen to dollars and complicated transactions re shipping. Luckily for me, the folks at Shinzi Katoh in Japan were able to negotiate in English. So, we'll see how my Vermont customers like them. If they are a hit, they will be a staple here.