June 29, 2009


Here's another reason for us to be fans of the amazing Uppercase Magazine....We're in it! The lovely Victoria (of sfgirlbybay fame), wrote what is sure to be a hard-hitting, no holds barred piece about us, our home, our Shoppe, and perhaps some of the other crazy nonsense we spend our days frantically trying to accomplish. Issues ship out in early July, and we'll be sure to have a bunch available for purchase at the Shoppe. (Images courtesy of Uppercase.)

June 26, 2009

"Four Eyes" USB Drive

We are sooo excited about the slew of new products we just posted to the online store! Our all-time fave is the "Four Eyes" USB drive from imm living. Simple, smart and sassy.

Here is Aurora modeling a pair of USB glasses at the shoppe
Just plug it in and go! (Functions great as a bookmark between uses.)

2GB drives are $30 each, available here.

June 25, 2009

Thursday photo assignment: "Signs"

GREAT photos for "signs", everyone!!! Next week's theme is: "light". Please email your photos to: info@curiosityshoppeonline.com before next Thursday!

Derek's photo

Lauren's photo

Adam's photo

Judah's photo

Aurora's photo

Tom's photo

Linda's photo

Elizabeth's photo

Joelle's photo

Erin's photo

Conn's photo

Bryan's photo

Leigh's photo

Christine's photo

Collyn's photo

Lise's photo

Lydia's photo

June 24, 2009

Attention Brooklyn Friends!

This just in! Our friend Dia's new film, Sorry, Thanks is playing tonight at 9:30pm as part of BAMcinemaFEST. Prizes go to those of you who stand up and cheer when Derek and I make our on-screen appearances!! (Just kidding- but we'd love for you to visit our old neighborhood in Fort Greene and give us a full report on the film, which we haven't had a chance to see yet.) Sorry, Thanks is playing TONIGHT ONLY, and there will be a Q&A after the screening with director Dia Sokol. Wish we could be there!

Beekeepers Ball

This looks like our kind of party. Perhaps we can get the SF Beekeepers' Association to organize something similar....
(thanks for the link Jen!)

2 of Our Favorite Things...

BEES and CHARLEY HARPER!!!! Thanks Childcraft!!!

June 23, 2009

Point & Shoot!!

Spent yesterday afternoon down at the Golden Gate Park Archery Range. It was a beautiful day for sticking a hay bale full of holes. If you're interested, there are a ton of fun ways to get your bow and arrow adventure off to a great start. Take a lesson from Eddie at the SF Archery Pro Shop, hook up with the Golden Gate Archery Alliance, or sign up for a class with the City College of San Francisco Archery Club.

The gear: recurve bow, arrows, and ground quiver.

Warming up at close range. (photo by Eddie)

Best shots of the day.

June 20, 2009

High Ceiling Required

We are extremely fond of Jason Polan's art. Just wish we had a wall big enough for his Life Size Giraffe drawing. Maybe you do? Check out his great portfolio/shop....

June 18, 2009

Two more "stitches"

Didn't want anyone to miss these last two "stitch" photos that came in earlier today while we were out running around. Enjoy!

Andrew's photo

Linda's photo

Thursday Photo Assignment: "Stitch"

Thanks so much for the clever and crafty "stitch" photos! Next week's theme is: "signs ". Please email your photos to info@curiosityshoppeonline.com before next Thursday if you want to play...

Derek's photo

Lauren's photo

Kalli's photo

Conn's photo

Joelle's photo

Jacqueline's photo

Lydia's photo

June 17, 2009

Walker Evans for Fortune

Lots of magazines have their haydays: Playboy in the 50s, Esquire in the 60s, Rolling Stone in the 70s....some even have a couple of good stretches. One magazine that I don't normally think too much about in those terms (I'm not quite their target demographic) is Fortune. But after a recent visit to the Prelinger Library where I was able to flip through some back issues of the magazine, I was delighted to discover that it too had a period of particular relevance and beauty around the middle of the last century. Each issue was filled with gorgeous illustrations, charts, and most surprisingly to me—photographs. The man behind the lens in most of best examples I came across was Walker Evans. Of course I'd seen his work countless other places, but I had no idea he photographed AND wrote for Fortune.

So head on over to the Prelinger Library for a leisurely perusal of vintage Fortunes (and the rest of their amazing treasure trove of stuff), or click on the images above to go directly to online versions of the stories courtesy of a wonderfully curated site, The Visual Telling of Stories, which not only has a great collection of Evans work, but tons and tons of other visual gems as well.

June 16, 2009

Dress for Success

The Outfit!

As someone who pretty much wears the same thing every day, I love getting seeing how other people mix it up and assemble outfits that are inspired by color stories, magazine clippings, movies, and art. This morning I was catching up on some missed posts over at Creature Comforts and spotted this one- where all the pieces of the summery outfit pictured above were inspired by a painting by Mati McDonough, who will be showing with Lisa Congdon next month in the shoppe gallery! I challenge everyone who comes to their opening on July 10th to check out the sneak peek of their work and put together outfits that are inspired by their beautiful paintings. It will be the most stylish party ever!

June 13, 2009

So good.

Bon Iver goes Back to School.

Little Pink Houses

Save the date! We're super excited about our next art show in the shoppe gallery, featuring the work of two good friends, Lisa Congdon & Mati McDonough. It's called "Little Pink Houses" and it will be going up on July 2nd, with a reception on July 10th from 6-8pm. You can see a sneak peek of some of the pieces they've been working on on Lisa's flickr site.

June 12, 2009

Just can't stop with the wallpaper obsession...

Spotted today on my blogroll:

New paper from Elli Pop, via design milk.

Cutest penguin wallpaper from Isak, via decor8.

I really can't get enough of this stuff!

We HEART Paige Russell

Here are a few reasons we totally LOVE Paige Russell (in no particular order):
1. She's super smart, funny, and has great taste.
2. She's an AMAZINGLY talented product designer.
3. She's from Canada.
4. She's got a fantastic blog chock-full of all sorts of fun, beautiful, cool stuff.
5. She recently featured us on said blog, for which we are truly honored and touched.
6. We get to sell her indescribably AWESOME Vehicle and "Bad Beaver" vases in our Shoppe.