November 29, 2007
FREITAG products are made from original recycled materials – used truck tarps, used car seat belts, used air bags and used bicycle inner tubes. Because the materials are tough, the products are too. Because each bag is made from an original piece of tarp, every single FREITAG product has its own, individual design.
(HAS HIDDEN SHOULDER STRAP)
SIZE: (L x W x H) 10.6" x 3.5" x 14.2"
SIZE: (L x W x H) 14.2" x 4.7" x 13.0"
HAWAII 5/O ($110.)
SIZE: (L x W x H) 11.8" x 4.3" x 7.9"
SURFSIDE 6 ($132.)
SIZE: (L x W x H) 16.9" x 5.9" x 10.2"
Crate is made from salvaged deadstock denim found in the backrooms of LA fabric houses. Raw to slight fades, 50's to the 80's the fabrics are like nothing produced today. The patterns are drawn and cut by hand, then sewn together using old-fashioned techniques. We love Crate Denim!
BIRMINGHAM JEAN JACKET ($198.)
RALLYE JACKET ($264.)
We just got a shipment of these wonderful SERROTE notebooks.
Each notebook was printed in two colors in letterpress in Sintra, Portugal, in July 2007.
Dimensions: 17cm x 11,5 cm (6,7 in x 4,5 in)
Bookblock: 80 pages; lines or pattern printed in letterpress.
Limited edition: 1500 copies (worldwide)
*click to enlarge
November 28, 2007
We have a very exciting weekend event! Free Built By Wendy Tote Bag with any Built By Wendy purchase Saturday Dec. 1st and Sunday Dec. 2nd. Wendy also sent us some extra items (most on sale for up to 25% off) just for the weekend so be sure to stop by to get your free tote and check out the BBW fall/winter collection. Scroll down for a peek at our BBW deals!
Alpine Sweater (ON SALE! $110.) (REG. $146.)
Shawl neck alpine sweater with small striped neck 100% wool. Sizes: S, M, L
Striped Sweater (ON SALE! $123.) (REG. $164.)
Striped crewneck sweater. Wool/cashmere blend. Sizes: S, M, L
Satin Minidress (ON SALE! $194.) (REG. $259.)
Satin layered ruffle sleeve minidress. 100% silk. Sizes: XS, S, M
Chambray Bib Top (ON SALE! $122.) (REG. $162.)
Indigo chambray bib top with heart print. Button cuffs, shaped hem. 100% cotton. Sizes: XS, S, M
Denim Zip Front Jumper (ON SALE $119.) (REG. $158.)
Denim zip front mini jumper. Super cute with a blouse and tights! Front pockets, fitted with back darts. Sizes: XS, S, M
Classic Coat (ON SALE! $314.) (REG. $419.)
Wool felt button front classic coat with satin lining. 100% wool. Available in black and grey. Sizes: XS, S
November 27, 2007
UNSCENE is a free guide with a map of independent businesses that has pics and info (phone, address, url) about each business it features. The Chicago version covers the Lincoln Park- Lakeview, Roscoe Village, Southport- North Center, Andersonville- Lincoln Square, Wickerpark- Bucktown, Gold Coast- River North, West Loop, South Loop- Printer's Row. Pick one up, they're a big help if you're new in town!
November 26, 2007
Millimeter/milligram began as a design firm in Seoul, South Korea in 1999, and began producing stationary in 2000. The company currently designs and manufactures stationary, photo albums and bags, as well as other plastic, leather, and textile-based design products. We are really excited about their Holiday collection!
MATRYOSHKA CARD ($3.) or set of 8 ($16.)
MESSAGE CARD ($2.)
NOTE ver. 1 ($4.)
FANTASTIC PLASTIC CARD ($5.)
PLANNER M ($12.)
SKETCHBOOK PLANNER ($14.)
RECYCLE BAG ver. 5 ($12.)
November 25, 2007
A new brand to Penelope's this winter is Zuriick. In addition to their classic slip on, this Utah based shoe maker has introduced their first lace up kicks. Zuriick's line of shoes are sweatshop free and their tee's are made in L.A.!
Check out our selection of men's styles below; additional women's as well as men's sizing soon to come!
CLASSIC SLIP ON “AKE” IN STONE. ($55.)
CHARCOAL CANVAS WITH A LIGHT SLATE RUBBER MID SOLE. THIS SHOE IS MADE WITH A CANVAS UPPER AND A VULCANIZED RUBBER SOLE.
Sizes: 9, 10, 11, 12
ZURIICK'S VERSION OF A HUSH PUPPY. ($59.)
IN BLACK WITH OFF WHITE PIPING. THIS SHOE IS MADE WITH A CANVAS UPPER AND A VULCANIZED RUBBER SOLE.
Sizes: 10, 11, 12
THE FIRST LACED HIGH TOP ZURIICK PUT OUT. ($69)
THE JAKOB COMES IN A LAVENDER/OFF WHITE COMBO WITH WHITE LACES. THIS SHOE IS MADE WITH A CANVAS UPPER AND A VULCANIZED RUBBER SOLE.
Sizes: 9, 10, 11, 12
CLASSIC SLIP ON “AKE” IN BLACK. ($55.)
BLACK CANVAS WITH A OFF WHITE RUBBER MIDSOLE. THIS SHOE IS MADE WITH A CANVAS UPPER AND A VULCANIZED RUBBER SOLE.
Sizes: 9, 10, 11, 12
November 7, 2007
Congratulations to our friends at LULU jewelry for the shout-out on design*sponge today! We thought it would be a perfect day to show off some designs from our favorite jewelry line.
Each piece is handmade in Chicago by artists Stephen Eichhorn and Jessica Paulson, many constructed out of vintage materials.
November 2, 2007
We are very excited to be showing new works by Seattle artist Jesse
Brown, with an opening on Saturday, November 10. 5-8pm. Stop by to
see the art, have a drink and meet the artist. We also have a couple Jesse's zines for sale!
"10 DRAWINGS" (made for his opening) ($10.)
"THE SOUND OF HIGH HEELS" ($10.)