Saturday, August 30, 2008

August Travels
This has been a month of insane travel. From the start to the finish, I've seen more friends and family in August than I have since our wedding. To recap:


Martha's Vineyard


(I wish! Gondola ride on Lake Merritt in Oakland)

This weekend I'm staying home and recovering (and unpacking). Looking forward to hanging out, getting my bike fixed at Manifesto, browsing the new mags at Issues, and cooking up a storm. It's a dinner party weekend, I think.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Geemo @ Bubble Show
While I was in NYC I spend some time at the Bubble trade show, which was so fun. Lots of wonderful designers, and among by favorite was Heroes Will Rise, who create this amazing toy named Geemo.

Geemo was a huge hit at the show, as you cannot not have a blast playing with it. Sold in Geemanisms of 6, Geemo's flexible magnetic limbs grab and repel each other in unpredictable ways. As Geemo comes to life in your hands, you can build, discover, create, and imagine with this new species of toy. It's made in Japan for kids' 3 years and up and is available online.

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Monday, August 11, 2008

PoppyTalk Handmade
I just got back from my whirlwind East Coast tour very early this morning and am still adjusting back to California time. I'll have many, many photos to share from my trip, which had me in Philadelphia, New York City, Queens (my hometown), Providence, and finally Martha's Vineyard. My first night was spent touring around downtown Philadelphia with Vanessa and Doug, who gave me the full historical tour of his hometown via tandem bike. Thankfully I got to sit in the back and just coast as he did most of the pedaling. What a way to see a city!

Also, check out our new wares at the PoppyTalk Handmade "School Days" market, which opens today. We have apple boxes, egg sets, lunch bags, and many more things to help you start the school year off right! Many thanks to Jan & Earl for their awesome support of Miss Natalie. PoppyTalk is such a wonderful blog and highlights a wide array of artists.

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