May 26, 2010

The Derailleur Impaler

If you're in SF tonight, please come to the Derailleur Impaler Silent Auction & Raffle- to raise money for the AIDS Lifecycle, a 7-Day bike ride from SF to LA this June. Catherine Kaleel will be doing the 545-mile ride, and has organized this auction with our pal Kylea Borges to help raise funds for this amazing organization.

We were happy to contribute a little grab bag containing 2 of our favorite books from the shoppe: The Selby is in Your Place and ReproDepot's Flora Clip Art book. These offerings are just one of many, many art and product donations from loads of local artists and businesses.

More information is available about tonight's event here and at the Derailleur Impaler website.
Derailleur Impaler Silent Art Auction & Raffle Fundraiser for the AIDS Lifecycle
May 26th: 5-11pm at Space Gallery, 1141 Polk Street, SF

With Love, SF Weekly

SF Weekly's annual "Best of" issue came out last week, and we were sooo happy to find that both
The Curiosity Shoppe and Pop-Up Magazine made it into this year's round-up. Thanks for the love, SF Weekly!

May 25, 2010


Thanks to the Philadelphia Inquirer for writing about the amazing Know-It-All Pencil Sets by Paper Pastries last week!! Of course we sold out right away, but thankfully we received another shipment of pencils today. Pick up a set for the know-it-all in your life!

May 18, 2010

Derek's First Sweater

It's not Everest, or a triathlon or anything....but it certainly was a lot of work, and a lot of fun! Can't wait to cozy up to a campfire in it....

May 11, 2010

Ideal Bookshelves by Jane Mount Opening Friday!

Please join us this Friday, May 14th to celebrate the opening of "Ideal Bookshelves" featuring paintings, prints, and postcards by the talented Jane Mount. Many of the pieces in the show represent Ideal Bookshelves submitted by friends, both from San Francisco and around the country. It's an amazing and beautiful collection, and it's been endlessly fascinating to check out all the great books people are into these days.

PLUS: We're offering a $25 gift certificate to the first person who correctly guesses which of the above "Bookshelves" belongs to Lauren and I. (click the image to enlarge) Leave your guess in the comments*.

PLUS: It's practically Lauren's birthday, so come by and wish her a good one!

WHAT: Ideal Bookshelves, works by Jane Mount
WHEN: Opening Party Friday, May 14, 6-8pm.
WHERE: The Curiosity Shoppe, 855 Valencia St.

(*Our moms and employees of the Curiosity Shoppe are not eligible).

May 06, 2010

How beautiful is this?

I left something at Leigh's house and she sent it back in this. I mean, c'mon! How beautiful is this envelope?

May 05, 2010

Little Dog

A few months ago I sent a box full of stuffed animals and other crafts to Amy for her new book, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People. This little dog was one of my favorites, and look! It's here on the preview cover for the book, which I just noticed is already available for pre-order on Amazon.

I'm not sure I can wait until November to see the whole thing!

May 04, 2010

Southern Exposure Auction This Saturday!

A reminder to all that Southern Exposure's Annual Auction is:
Click here for more information!
Click here to buy tickets!
Click here to see some of the artworks up for auction!
For those of you who can't make it, you can visit SoEx any day this week to check out the work and place absentee bids!

This is always one of the best, most exciting, most fun art events of the year! Can't wait to see you all there!

Here are a couple pieces I've got my eye on:

Jeff Canham
Scott Oliver

Marci Washington

Paul Wackers

Brion Nuda Rosch

May 03, 2010

Another Plaid Shirt

Got in a little more sewing practice today. Soon I will attempt a dress or shirt with buttons!