Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
I'm hoping we can visit some antique shops around there (where there's plenty of bonbon-esque stuff to be found).
When I get back it's Get Ready for Father's Day Mode at the Studio and the Brooklyn Flea on the 8th. I'll have some terrariums(!) and check out the new recession-proof Bonbon Oiseau brass and nickel money clips we have in store for you and anyone who needs to clip money. We'll have them in silver as well and they'll be up on the site next week!
this (which Jim just told me to look at while he prints our tickets.) Good for a sweet tooth am guessing and the opposite of what will happen on our quiet homesy weekend in Iowa. I do like the link to Thrillist as well.
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Bonbon - (bawn-bawn) - candy or good, Oiseau - (wa-ZO) - bird
I have had the pleasure of witnessing Bonbon Oiseau's unique jewelry, "bonbons" come into their own over the years. A mixture of antique charms and rare finds accompanying dainty silver chains, beautiful vintage silk flower brooches, brass ornate key fobs and even customized wedding pieces for hair or gifts. This awesome line of jewelry are all limited pieces as most of the material used is deadstock or captured from estate sales and street markets from all over the world. Bonbons are known for their feminine whimsy, but there is also a sophisticated-Bauhaus-modern feel that is also present due to all the colorful Japanese glass and beads. There's more to this little candy of a bird than meets the eye and I am always excited to see what is new!
PS While Bonbon Oiseau isn't an actual shop, Deborah Stein (the designer) will answer any questions over the phone, email and since she does design a lot of customized jewels and hair decor she also does by appointment only. The bonbons are also available online and several shops in the city and nationwide, Japan and Europe, so check out the website too!
PSS I need some new jewels, who's buyin'?
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Sunday, May 25, 2008
The Sun is out, my mom is feeling better, and I was thinking after we see her this morning to take a drive to the beach at Robert Moses State Park--our favorite Long Island beach and within a 20 minute drive from my parent's house. I love the bridge over the bay, the pretty white sand beach and the hiking trail to the lighthouse that we usually save for the end of the day after everyone starts to go home, with deer that get so close to you, you could pet them. I think from that lighthouse, you could walk east all the way to the end of Fire Island if you wanted.
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Friday, May 23, 2008
The other night, Jim picked me up after my class and we went to see The Fall. It's a gorgeous film with rich inspired cinematography and direction--the locations were captured and framed passionately and lovingly. They captured the magnificence of the monuments and landscapes that were the settings for the powerful yet delicate tale that drove the picture.
There was a sweetness and a sadness and an innocence about this movie I really loved.
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I am again out in the suburbs busily trying to wrangle up more ways to sneak out and make a new terrarium, my new obsession, while taking care of my dear old dad and checking on my mom in the hospital (she's doing great and might get out as early as Tuesday!)
I did check my email long enough to see that my favorite local shop, Jan & Aya is having a sale this weekend and also started a beautiful blog.
If you can't enjoy one, enjoy the other!
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008
That means we're going to take 25% off on all Earrings from the Dans La Forest and Verre Ancienne Collections until June 7th, 2008!
Got to BonbonOiseau.com for styles and tell all your friends quickly before we run out!
Enter BBOSUMMER25 at check out.
(And if you're in the NY area, come see us at the Brooklyn Flea on June 8th and join our mailing list for a special invitation to our Bonbon Oiseau Summer Studio Sale on June 14th!)
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Monday, May 19, 2008
green tin of Lipton's Special Darjeeling tea.
my maid-of-honor Jen
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Saturday, May 17, 2008
I've always loved terrariums -quiet little peaceful places where you can imagine yourself real tiny laying in a perfect tiny mossy forest. I've been wanting to make one for a long while.
The backstory as I remember it: In the 70's, my dad started to subscribe to this series of groovy D.I.Y./How-To books called Family Creative Workshop - he just got the first three volumes, don't know why he stopped getting them but I was in love with those books. I made anything I could from those awesomely hippy-dippy crafty pages: beanbags, beach glass mobiles, bonsais, birdhouses. I decorated birthday cakes, fixed the derailleurs on my bike, poured liquid acrylic into a rubber glove to make a ring stand (that one didn't work out too well) and really wanted to brew my own root beer but I needed too much adult supervision and my own garage so I scrapped that one too.
The chapter I loved the most was the one on Bottle Gardens. It had pictures so enticing, I just wanted to make terrariums all the time.
So last week, when I was out at with my dad, I picked up some glass containers and some river stones and came back to his house, laid out my stuff, went searching for moss and some tiny saplings and plantlings and this is what I came up with. Finally.
(They don't look like these but hey, I fulfilled my own wish. Also, check out my blogger pal over in Sugar Hollow. Her terrariums are lovely and she has some good links!).
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Friday, May 16, 2008
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