Thursday, September 29, 2011

Canoe Pop Up at Bows & Arrows TONIGHT
 photo by B. Anthony Stewart, 1945
 Don't forget! Tonight is our Canoe Pop Up event at Bows & Arrows, starting at 7pm with food by Salt & Time. We'll be there rocking out until 10pm, checking out the beautiful artwork by Laura Gammon Beard and catching up with friends. Can't wait. 215 S. Lamar / Suite C / Austin, TX 78704.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Tool & Tack Pop Up Shop

Tool & Tack boots 
Guys, it's finally here! On Thursday, we officially launched the Tool and Tack website, along with our stop-motion invitation. I am so giddy to share this with you all, as it's been more than 5 months in the making since I hatched the idea. After our first Canoe pop-up in February 2011, I have wanted to host another big event and bring in other makers who share our dedication to craftsmanship. 2011 has been the year of collaborations (see my New Year's resolution list), so I reached out to new (Matt, Christine) and old friends (Shauna & Stephen). Thankfully they all took a leap and said "yes!", put their trust in me, and I have been plowing away all summer getting things ready. You're officially invited...
Tool & Tack Pop Up Shop Invite from Miss Natalie
The Tool & Tack Pop Up will take place on Saturday, October 15th from 4-9pm at the Gray Duck Gallery (608 W. Monroe St.) in Austin, TX.  It will feature the wonderful work of Wood & Faulk, Fail + Canoe jewelry, Forage Bow Ties, and, of course, Canoe. All of the makers will be posting regularly on the Tool & Tack Pop Up website, so make sure to bookmark it and see what's new. We'll be sharing sneak peeks, inspirations, and studio tours. You can also follow us on Twitter at @ToolAndTack.
Wood burned Opinel Knife

Monday, September 12, 2011

Coming soon...

The last few months I've been busy working away on a top secret project. It involves people I really admire, quality products, an amazing party, good drinks, salty treats, and a damn good time. We've been crazy in the studio getting ready for our official launch this week (eek), so stay tuned for some big news. Any guesses?

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Friday, September 09, 2011

It's been nearly a week since the wildfires started here in Central Texas. The devastation is widespread, especially for those in Bastrop. The smoke enveloping Austin has been surreal, but is starting to dissipate now as the fires become contained. We have firefighter friends coming in all the way from Northern California to help. Ben and I have been nervously checking the weather to see if the wind will shift and bring the fires to Niederwald, where Salt & Time is based. We're not out of the woods yet, as smaller fires keep popping up and you never know when the wind will pick up and carry a spark across a field.

Please consider a donation to the American Red Cross of Central Texas to help those families in need. I will be donating a percentage of all my September sales to the Red Cross.

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Thursday, September 08, 2011

Evening out
Private Cabana Lovely pavers Pattern magic Queen Jess
Thinking back to more carefree days earlier this summer--a special evening at the Hotel St. Cecilia with good friends. Daydreaming of another evening there soon.

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Saturday, September 03, 2011

zinnias times 100
I think Sarah Ryhanen of Saipua is a true genius. This beautiful photos of zinnias is snagged from her blog, which I read all the time. She writes in a dry, slightly crass manner that I love and posts the most romantic photos. One day when I have an unexpected windfall, I will plan a trip to NY to attend her Little Flower School, eat dinner at Marlow & Sons, and drink cocktails at Hotel Palomino every night for a week straight. I hope that windfall comes soon.

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