The next time you’re in the Miami area, swing by Chapter Two. The Women’s Alliance has created the organization to be a nonprofit, sustainable community element by collecting ready-to-wear, high-end, second hand clothing for the Chapter Two resale shop. Their cause? They use the funds generated from sales to help provide skills training and professional clothing to low-income women seeking employment. They’ve taken the consignment store concept to a new level, by providing the customer a unique brand experience, complete with chic signage, collateral, store layout and merchandising techniques. Chapter Two called in design firm mono to create an identity system that aligned with the nonprofit’s tagline: “Everything deserves a second chance”. Enforcing the concept of sustainability, mono used vintage wallpaper scraps for their business cards. My favorite elements? A variety of inspirational patterns, great typography with use of a classic small caps face, and the vintage-inspired black boxes hanging off the page. Found via Design Crush.
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Love these small plates from John Derian. I think a collection of these would be so fun! You could pull out all these for halloween–the skull and cross bones could double as a preppy motif for non-seasonal decorating.
One of my favorite things to do this time of year is start scouting the next year’s desk calendars. Ilee has come out with an exquisite, luxurious little work of art in a desk calendar. The letterpress work is topped off with handpainted details–truly scrumptious. The 2010 version does not disappoint. Available at Etsy.
I most definitely need this weekender bag from Death and Texas. First of all, don’t you love that name? Secondly, how can you resist the ticking/leather contrast? Doesn’t it remind you of a great Pottery Barn room? And last but not least, doesn’t it just scream “Take me to the Hamptons!”? P.S. I have a…
The images on the Tula Pink blog are savory, detailed, and inspirational.
We love feedback, good or bad. But we really love great feedback! It was so sweet of one of our retailers, Courtney Peterson from Paper Savvy, to write us this morning: “I just wanted to let you all know that the Whitney English Candles were a huge hit at the Sip and Shop!! I could…
Love this work space from Shop Talk.