Thursday, June 30, 2011

Museware Pottery: The Perfect Combination of Personal, Functional and Beautiful in One Gift Box!

We are so pleased to welcome Museware Pottery to HOMESTYLE!   The line is designed and created in an historic mill in Manchester, New Hampshire and each piece is personalized to make it the perfect gift for an engagement, wedding, anniversary, new baby, milestone birthday or new home.  Not only is the piece made especially for the recipient, it is a functional object that they will come to enjoy and use on a regular basis.  And each time they do they will be reminded of what an extraordinary choice you made to celebrate their special day...bonus!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hot Off the Presses...Letterpress Artwork by Hammerpress Just In!

This fantastic vintage-inspired art piece is hand letterpressed on extra thick recycled 8" x 10" paper.  Suitable for framing or just hang it from a stationery clip for a more spontaneous installation.  We think it says a lot!

The Fireworks Don't Start Until After Dark...HOMESTYLE Will Be Open July 4th So Please Stop In!

HOMESTYLE will be open regular hours, 10am-6pm, on July 4th...please stop by and say Hi!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Everything Old Is New Again...These Modern Bracelets Were Once Vintage Silk Ties, Buttons and Baubles!

Hand woven vintage neckties are stitched with care and embellished with vintage buttons, baubles and beads to create uniquely stylish bracelets that are outfit-transforming and very comfortable to wear.  Each piece is individually planned and lovingly made by East Greenwich artist Tracie Seed and are one-of-a-kind works of art.  To die for fun and fashionista!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tokyo Milk Dark...The Alchemy of Allure...Sublime Indulgence.

We are thrilled to tell you we've just received our first shipment of Tokyo Milk Dark.  Parfums, luxury Hand Cremes, Bee Balm and Jasmine Lip Balms.  The Alchemy of Allure.  Fragrances that will make you swoon.  Packaging that will blow you away.  Objects you will instantly covet.  Come.  See.  Indulge!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Father's Day is this Sunday...Does Your Dad Rock?

Whiskey Rocks are ice cube sized pieces of carved Vermont soapstone.  You stick them in your freezer until they are cold, then pour your favorite spirit into a glass, add a few rocks to the glass and they chill your drink without melting and diluting it.  Simple, brilliant and cool.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Welcome Edward Gorey...We've Been Waiting For You!

A writer and artist with a unique and instantly recognizable style, Edward Gorey (1925-2000) was also a playwright, an award-winning set and costume designer and the creator of the animated introduction to the PBS series "Mystery!".  Gorey fans will be delighted to know that HOMESTYLE now honors his work in the form of postcards, puzzles, bookmarks...and of course books!  Welcome Mr. Gorey, we're delighted to have you!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Original Paper Collage Art by Local Artist GIRAFFES+ROBOTS...We Love It!!

The Mother/Daughter team of Giraffes+Robots celebrates its own unique collaborative creative effort.  Daughter Ash, a local artist, is a graphic designer and illustrator who creates the characters.  She then sends the pieces to her Mother in Puerto Rico to be embellished in a wonderfully textured paper collage technique.  The combination of luxurious decorative Indian papers and silk string give the illustrations an extraordinary tactile quality that enhances the already charming images.  HOMESTYLE is proud to be the first to present this delightful art in Providence!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Make Your Own Luck...and Monopoly!

Create your own modern twist on a classic favorite board game.  Select your own tokens, put your favorite faces on the money and roll the dice...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Providence Art Festival is this Weekend...

The Providence Art Festival is growing in its 3rd year. This year, organizers are expanding, and planning two Providence Art Festivals: the first in the Spring of 2011 on Saturday June 4th, and the second in the Fall of 2011on Saturday September 10th, both from 10am to 6pm, on Westminster St. between Eddy St and Mathewson St in the heart of Downcity Providence.

Once the Thayer St. Art Festival, the Providence Art Festival is excited to call Westminster St. in Downcity Providence home. The City’s Creative capital is alive with fine arts, crafts, music and food. Enjoy the Providence Art Festival while supporting one of its biggest assets, local artists and entrepreneurs! This year’s festival will host over 100 juried local artists, crafters, musicians, food vendors, live entertainers, complementary children’s activities and more!

In 2011, the festival reached out to over 400 local artists, musicians, street performers, chefs, and local non-profit groups. The applicant list is tremendous. With far more artists than booth space, the applicants will be juried to include wonderful local talent. The artists accepted will be showcasing photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry, personal accessories, apparel, hand made gifts, children’s clothing, stationary, apothecary, jams and jellies, and more. There will be treasures for everyone to take home.

Westminster St. will be closed to traffic, from Dorrance St. to Mathewson St, and filled with artists selling their work, street performers, the Big Nazo, Ebisu Restaurant, El Rancho Grande, Like No Udder Ice Cream truck, the Tazza Caffe beer garden and grill, FREE children’s craft activities from RIMOSA (Rhode Island Museum of Science and Arts), face painting, and live local music all day. Live music begins at 1pm and goes through 6pm at the Grant’s Block park.

The festival is sponsored by Providence Monthly, In Downcity, Cornish Associates, the Downcity Merchants, RIMOSA (Rhode Island Museum of Science and Arts). The Providence Art Festival is a family friendly event supporting urban renewal, local arts, music and food!

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