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be brave : make waves
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This is one of my favorite Portland-made discoveries. Be Brave Make Waves creates these small kinetic wooden sculpture boxes, that when wound with the handle, show a boat riding on gentle undulating waves. It's magical. $38 and available from their Etsy shop or in local Portland stores.

Watch the very brief video below showing the sculptural boxes in action:

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hand-thrown ceramics : mazama
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Clean designs and appealing colors from the Portland, Oregon ceramics company, Mazama -- made by a team of designers and makers. Pieces pictured range from $30 - $65. Browse their online shop.

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on the desk this week : calligraphy transcription
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This lay drying on a spread of magazines in the studio this week. I feel grateful for the time I spend transcribing a poem like this -- it's the best way to meditate on the words, writing them slowly and carefully. The complete poem text by Maya Angelou is below.

Touched by an Angel

We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life.

Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories of pleasure ancient histories of pain. Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity In the flush of love's light we dare be brave And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.

-Maya Angelou

Visit the shop page for information on my transcription offering for poems, letters or any words of your choice, starts at $125.

goodbye dear KIOSK : for now...
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Sad to hear that one of my favorite shops, KIOSK, is closing it's doors on Spring Street because the building is being torn down. They'll likely reopen somewhere else in the city, but who knows where for now. So get in for big sales while you can, or shop online. Use code ADIOS95 or 41AHOY for 25% off everything and 75% off sale items.

Here are a few current finds from around the world.

Bread & Puppet Posters ($18, $28)

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(*via Racked)

elephant landing : linens & silks
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These beautiful textiles for the home are made by Elephant Landing, an inspiring social enterprise. The products are each made by hand in India as a part of a training program for women, who receive a sewing machine upon graduation to continue their trade back in their home village. 100% of profits are used to educate and employ more women in neighboring villages of India.

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last day for holiday delivery!
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Today is the last day for placing orders on the Paperfinger Shop in time for Dec 24th delivery.

We have some great last minute wrapping supplies, stocking stuffers and special gifts! This deadline applies to everything except custom-made goods, but we do have a sweet new e-gift certificate or the classy gift certificate for a custom address stamp.

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new seasonal cards : from paperfinger
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Two new cards for the holidays:

Hygge and Lo How a Rose E're Blooming. Both come in a set of six (blank inside) with envelopes for $22, printed on elegant white cotton paper.

We're shipping 'em out same or next business day so you can get right down to your holiday card-writing! Browse the rest of our holiday cards at the shop.

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paper gifts : from present & correct
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Present & Correct stocks such an appealing collection of desk and paper goods -- lots of great gift ideas here.

Above, the Striped Wooden Rulers (£7.50 each). Below, a Letterpress File Card Planner (£18.50).

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Perforated Notebooks, mmmm (£4.50-8.50):

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wrap it well : gifting with paperfinger
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I'm a bit in love with this season's full collection of holiday wrapping at the Paperfinger shop!

Above, antique black tins that we use for packaging our wood-handled custom stamps. They're so appealing and classy! (Add $11.95 for gift wrapping on any order.)

Below, our newest addition, "Handmade for You" Masking Tape ($15 for a roll of 55 yards):

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Get real fancy with custom-made double-face satin ribbon ($200 for 100 yards):

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Our best-selling oval kraft gift tags, useful year-round ($10 for 20 labels):

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Another new item, the calligraphy kraft wrapping paper, which contains the first verse of the classic holiday carol, The Holly and The Ivy ($12.50 for a 6 ft roll). I'm using this on all my gifts this year! Classy but understated with the black printed words on natural kraft paper:

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The Holly lyrics continue on our red, white or green wrapping paper as well ($20 for a 6 ft roll):

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Last, but not least, the best packing tape for your holiday parcels, "Don't Open Til Christmas" masking tape ($15 for 55 yards):

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