Friday, July 29, 2011

What All the Best Dressed Babes Are Wearing...

What does the saavy junior fashionista do to spiff up and manage a drooling situation?  Nothing says classic timeless elegance like a string of pearls (a la Audrey Hepburn) or a dapper striped tie (think James Bond).  So chic and easy to wear.  And the cute factor...?  Off the charts of course!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Give the Fireflies a Night Off...Dreamlights Are (Miraculously) Back in Stock!

What looks like a canning jar filled with real fireflies is actually a solar-powered LED light.  Simply leave the jar in a window during the day and at dusk watch the "fireflies" magically appear and twinkle.  When we first received them this spring we sold out in a day.  Second shipment (much bigger) in a week.  The manufacturer was completely sold out.  So we begged and pleaded and by the grace of the lightning bug gods and our trusty UPS driver a big box just arrived filled with these treasures.    Like your fondest childhood memories of capturing  the little beasts in a mayo jar, only much more humane (and effortless).  Charming doesn't even begin to describe them!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

An Extraordinary Stroke of Genius for Aesthetes and Advocates of Recycling...Papier Mache "Trophies"

Made in Haiti by local artisans and acquired through a noteworthy Fair Trade organization, these "trophies" are a brilliant example of "outside the box" art pieces.  Each one is individually hand-crafted using old cement bags and discarded book pages (written in French we may add!!).  The zebras and giraffes are then lovingly painted to produce the stripes and spots.  Just like the living species, no two are the same.   The rhino has a noble yet playful expression that is charming to all animal-lovers young and old.  Much to the delight of my daughters I recently hung a zebra in my kitchen.  They named her Lucy. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

They Say If You Want a Wish to Come True Write it Down...

Write your wish on the paper scroll hidden in this little metal capsule.  Carry it with you until your wish comes true.  Inspired by the vials worn by carrier pigeons to send secret information, each capsule comes packaged with a little letterpress illustration making it even more of a little treasure either to give or receive.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

For the Intelligent, Ironic and Playful Card Afficionados...

Brilliant, right?  A little bit vintage, a little bit snarky, totally modern.  Simple Syrup cards are printed on 100% recycled paper with vegetable-based inks.  We think they're the total package!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

EAT.SHOP Series: Such a Hit We've Added Boston and NYC! new england has been a fan favorite since its launch in late 2009.   The acclaimed travel guide features "inspired and unique locally owned eating and shopping establishments" in five New England cities, including Providence.  HOMESTYLE is honored to have been included in the shopping section and we have been proud to sell the book since its launch.  

The book has been such a hit that we have just added boston and nyc to our book selection.  We hope you will enjoy them as well in planning a one-of-a-kind, authentic visit to two of our favorite neighboring cities!

The Fireworks May Be Over But Here's Another Reason to Plan a Party!!

Goodbye Fireworks, hello PoofBalls!! A European party game, each container comes with 6 golden tubes for "poofing" and 100 hand-made paper balls.  Place a bowlful of these little beauties on the table and give a shooter to one of your (most playful) guests.  That's all it takes!  Have a ball!!