Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Save the Dates! Bonbon's December Schedule of Events!

With goodie bags for the first 20 people through the door
and a sneak preview of the Spring 2011 Collection
That's...Saturday the 11th

Come see us this weekend!

Look for us here from the 15th-23rd

this one should be super fun--it's in a trapeze studio with performances and other surprises!
afterall, your last weekend of shopping should be a fun one right?

Blog babies, I'm so excited about all of our December events.
It's not just the awesome designers we get to hang out with and lovely settings (of course our party here at the studio makes me giddy just thinking about it). It's getting to meet all of you!
I love December because every year I meet so many wonderful people including blog friends who come to life! The raffle this year for the Food Bank for New York is going to better than ever (more on that tomorrow!)
So no matter how much work there is ahead, we can do it with so much more heart than any other time of year...

We reeeealllly hope you can make it to our Studio Holiday Sale on the 11th and to the other holiday events we're proud to be a part of!

Dec. 4th and 5th
Nightwood Holiday Fair
Livingston Street between Hoyt & Smith
back entrance of 189 Schermerhorn
A/C or G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn

Dec. 11th
Bonbon & Friends Holiday Studio Sale & Soirée
The 4th Annual Sipping & Shopping Event of the Season!
The Bonbon Oiseau Studio
116 Noble Street , No. 1
Brooklyn, NY 11222
directions: www.hopstop.com

Dec. 15th-23rd
Brooklyn Flea's Gifted
at One Hanson
presented by Brooklyn Flea & Design*Sponge

Dec. 18th & 19th
Williamsburg Winter Wonder

big sky works
29 wythe ave @ n.14th st

Can't be there? Free shipping on all of our web items throughout December and 20% off until Dec. 15th.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanks and Giving

Happy Thanksgiving lovies, from the (IT'S 12 DEGREES F HERE) heartland.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Please Join Us: Holiday Studio Sale & Soirée 2010

Saturday, December 11th
An open house with spirits, beautiful gifts, friends & bloggers, designers & artists
a first look at the Bonbon Oiseau Holiday & Spring Collection
+ our favorite but still to be announced talents.

wooden toys and cutting boards, hand-mixed essential and body oils and scents, candles in antique jars, a new season of luxurious handknits, handbags from across the ocean,
incredible artworks & letterpress treats,
hand-tied flowers,
and a first chance for winning a basket of amazing goods
with a simple raffle for the food bank for NYC,
and sweet gift-bags filled with goodies from all of us for the first 25.

Say yes.

*same day as the Greenpoint/Franklin Street Holiday Stroll

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Two Bon New Shops for Us

felt, london

We said goodbye today to two packages filled with bonbons, heading for new shops across the waters. Exciting especially because the shops are incredibly lovely, the buyers of which I met just last month in Paris and we have somehow, though no small feat, gotten them their orders before the holidays begin. Goodbye little bonbons! Do your work in exotic lands!

Felt in London is getting our new Silver Lining Collection* and Arts & Science in Tokyo is receiving our Heirloom and Holiday Crystal Collection* as well as new moneyclips from the Spring Collection* for their men's shop.

* to be seen for the first time at our Holiday Studio Sale and Soirée on December 11th, details to follow!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Finding Beauty On the Inside

*image spark board/chez bonbon

*pintarest pins de moi

and here's what's to be found:
splendiferous frida via lavender lines via P.

by me (you can see at our studio sale dec. 11th and on-line this weekend!)
crazy beautiful font from you work for them

images from jjjjound, typophile, and poires au chocolat
from what possessed me

from kyle poff

The past few nights while nursing quite the cold, I became addicted to Image Spark thanks to Rachel, interior architect/design genius/loving neighbor and Pintarest thanks be to P. who kindly showed me what it is and how it do. I am trying on my Image Spark page, as told by Rachel, to only put the images up that are the most heart breakingly beautiful to me, the ones I cannot turn away from. I love this advice. For a "more is more" person, it helps me to stay focused. On Pintarest, it's anybody's game, like pajama party of beautiful stuff parsed into inspiration boards galore. I love it.

As both P. and Rachel said and I paraphrase, these are amazing tools to find your most happy visual places, and to organize and see what comes from one's own aesthetic choices--a map of at best of the way you look and find and curate and collect visual data. Hoping from these sparks come some new plans for all kinds of things Bonbon and beyond. Both places are setting the path for inspiring new projects, of that I'm sure. Thanks ladies...

What do you think of these kinds of sites? How do you use them? How do you begin large creative projects yourself?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Dose of Inspiration: A few pretties from Ghana

Pictures from Ghana courtesy of Flickr from here.
And then here and here.

Not thinking about Thanksgiving side dishes or all the work piling up before we leave for Iowa. Thinking about Ghana. My brother is in Ghana in West Africa for 10 days. I am jealous. Wait, obsessed. Pics above found while not working or emailing my brother to tell me what he ate for lunch and what he saw at the market. I promise there will be results of my misappropriation of time, something is buzzing because of it. Most likely Ghanian glass beads to start--he's already gotten me some of those...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Today's Happier Place

This time of year always always hits like a tornado--between planning for holiday events, dealing with international shipping to our shops overseas, figuring out how much stock we'll need for the holidays, the first trickling in of holiday orders, more photo editing of new surprise holiday pieces, making new graphics for undecided events, invitations, display planning, packaging, yikes!--and that's just the beginning.
Deep breaths and keep on truckin'.
In the name of excellence in procrastination, I am looking at photos from a market we drifted through in Oaxaca in February. Just enough color to inspire me. Thank you past. I knew you'd come in handy.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Autumn Light

It's always such a good Autumn moment to see the sun bathe everything in gold until it drops lower and lower and lower until even the shadows are pretty. Especially when it's finally cold and you can honestly say, "Hello fall."