Monday, April 30, 2007
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Friday, April 27, 2007
A few weeks ago I saw this bag and wanted one. After reading this piece today (see below) it seems the shopping frenzy created coupled with money making scheme of reselling the bag on ebay completely take away from the original intent of the concept/bag...plus with 20k or so of these bags running around are they really so COOL & exclusive anymore?
Posted by Jen Sall at 9:39 AM
Quick mentions for the weekend.
- Friday - Dairy Gallery 5 - 7 p.m; Collaboration by 6+ & 8 Palestinian Women, Dida: The Eyes of the Drum curated by Sue Feldman and Brie Anderson Feldman, photographs taken by children of Dida, Remembering Genocide: The Women's Memorial At Ravensbruck Concentration Camp by Janet Jacobs.
- Friday - Freedom Movement & Vibesquad at Trilogy
- The Namesake returns to The Landmark Crossing cinema. Also of note; The Hoax, Hot Fuzz and Fracture. Go to Bouldermovies.com for a complete listing.
- Sunday - yoga. Vinyasa with Larissa Ortiz 11-12:15 @ Mandala Center
- Sunday - CAKE @ Coors Event Center
- ALL WEEKEND NICE weather!! In the 70's
Wednesday May 2 begins nites at the Boulder Farmers Market
Also Wednesday, tickets go on sale for the Denver Botanic Gardens Annual Summer Concert Series. Performers include; Ani Di Franco, Steve Winwood, Linda Ronstadt among others.
Posted by Jen Sall at 7:43 AM
Thursday, April 26, 2007
John Derian is the master of Decoupage.
Decoupage is essentially paper collages. He works on all sorts of plates, trays and coasters. There are far too many amazing pieces - browse for yourself.
Use them as jewelry trays, coin holders, art on the walls, for dining, for nothing, endless options...
Posted by Jen Sall at 11:28 AM
Check out this organic tee!
A reissue from 1983 - WOW!
100% organic cotton jersey.
Ethically and environmentally made in India
Printed in the UK with water-based, environmentally friendly printing inks.
It's not just tees for KH, there are beautiful 100% organic cotton dresses and men's fashions too.
But its her biography that most impressive!
Joseph opens the Chinese Laundry selling KATHARINE HAMNETT washed cottons. Katharine awarded Cotton Designer of the Year. Launches first protest T-shirts; CHOOSE LIFE, WORLDWIDE NUCLEAR BAN NOW, PRESERVE THE RAINFORESTS, SAVE THE WORLD, SAVE THE WHALES, EDUCATION NOT MISSILES - designed to be copied, with the objective of effecting change by being seminal, using the excess media coverage that the label was receiving. T-shirts are sold with a percentage going to charity.
Katharine Hamnett moves from own manufacturing base to licensing in Italy. Initiates research into impact of clothing and textile industry on the environment, which reveals an untenable situation. Discovers that conventional cotton agriculture is responsible for 10,000 deaths per annum from accidental pesticide poisoning (now 20,000) 1,000,000 deaths p.a. from long-term acute pesticide poisonings desertification and long-term contamination of the aquifer. Millions of people working in conditions worse than slavery. Decides to try to change the industry from within and launches Autumn/winter 'Clean up or die' collection.
Directly after 9/11 Katherine produces a series of T-shirts against the invasion of Afghanistan; NO WAR, STOP AND THINK and LIFE IS SACRED.
flash to today
The year is spent re-sourcing a completely new, certified ethical and environmental supply chain of top quality raw materials - manufacturing across the world from farmers to packaging and distribution.
Posted by Jen Sall at 7:37 AM
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
EOS = Equal Opportunity Shopper.
I give most any shop a looksy.
For example, from the outside JE (Joy Engine) may seem daunting to some (including myself initially) but GO inside, you won't leave empty-handed!! My closet contains a few not so basic JE tees! Good gifts for friends (like mine in LA & NYC) on the coasts who have access to most everything...
Plus, if it wasnt for TB (Todd Berger = JE's head honcho) how would I know about great artists like Blaine Fontana. Check out his amazing work on display in Denver at the Limited Edition Gallery.
Posted by Jen Sall at 12:48 PM
I can't say enough about Blush, owned by the mother + daughter team of Casey and Christy Rosen. The photo above is from the Cherry Creek North location on Steele St. There is a second mini-boutique inside the Hotel Monaco downtown.
There are so many reasons, more often than not, I choose to by-pass the Boulder boutiques and head directly to Blush. Drive down and decide for yourself.
My guess, your pile of 'I want it' will be much larger than your budget!
Posted by Jen Sall at 8:06 AM
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Posted by Jen Sall at 3:16 PM
I want to stay inside watch movies and drink lots of tea today.
Here's my fav - Mighty Leaf.
They have a outstanding collection of traditional and organic teas - I love the Mountain Spring Jasmine Green Tea. PLUS they use biodegradable, sheer hand-stitched mesh fabric made from corn starch. The material is designed to allow the flavors to come through but will naturally break down once discarded.
I have to admit it was the beautiful packaging and bag material that first reeled me in! The eco component is the icing on the cake...
Posted by Jen Sall at 7:42 AM
Monday, April 23, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
For those of us in the 8-whatever grind it's our fav day of the work week!
A few weekend hi-lights
- Friday 10am MDT a Moment of Silence for the victims of the VT massacre
- Opening Friday in theaters, Hot Fuzz, by the funny blokes of Shaun of the Dead (rent it)!!
- Or check out newly released Best of Larry Sanders on DVD
- Like Art, hate crowds? Head down to Art District on Santa Fe in Denver for 3rd Friday.
- Stop at the Creative Art & Design Galley on Santa Fe to see Boulder artists Amy Kisch & Mendel Rabinovitch, exhibit Verdad de la Calvera.
- Saturday, Farmers Market (reposting since it recently restarted). The Wednesday nite market returns in May, as do the beautiful peonies!!! Luv 'em!
- Saturday the Brazilian Girls at the Ogden or Sean Lennon at the Bluebird - decisions decisions....
- Sunday Earth Day
- Sunday 4k race and Expo (Wild Oats benefit for The Center for ReSource Conservation)
Tuesday and Wednesday @ FOX - the University Denim Blowout Sale. Never been but I am most definitely not one to miss a warehouse sale!
Anything you would like to me post/share? Email me...
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Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
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Tuesday, April 17, 2007
You tube or the likes is not my thing but “The Landlord,” starring Will Farrell is hilarious!!
Apparently, he is one of the minds behind the creation of the site, Funny or Die.
Rumor has it..FoD is one of the fastest growing content-based websites in history so far (faster than YouTube), more than 1 million views in under three days.
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Monday, April 16, 2007
Here's one opinion (click here)
Is it or isn't it. What do you think?
Posted by Jen Sall at 2:55 PM
I'd love my own Twombly, Basquiat, Clemente, Freud, Warhol, Pollock, Rothko, Johns or a hundred or so other artists but that's way down on the list.
and Andy Warhol Alba's Breakfast, 1984
Tiny Showcase - sign up and every Tuesday a different artist creates a limited edition print for about $20-$30 (the emails are pretty funny too)
Etsy - amazing resource, pick your medium and go!
Or consider your local university, galleries or art fairs.
Posted by Jen Sall at 8:15 AM
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Today's LA Times mentions her Avita Co-Op flagship store opening. For the past 3 years it was Internet only and now she's branching out. If you are not familiar with her amazing eco-collections visit - www.avitastyle.com
It's a rapidly growing market (click here).
Way to go girl!
Posted by Jen Sall at 12:58 PM
Saturday, April 14, 2007
I try to be conscious about what I eat and find Michael Pollan's philosophy on food/eating/consumption straight on.
Two of his 'rules' which I try to follow daily
2.If it wasn't around when your grandparents were young than you might want rethink what you are about to put into your mouth.
We all have slip-ups and now and again. I.e. - I find myself grabbing an energy bar for that quick energy boost.
So here's two of my recent bar faves (I can pronounce most everything on the list!):
Honey Stinger - Peanut butta pro-bar. Be forewarned - loaded with protein but a but high in the calories. It tastes like reece's peanut butter cup!
Clif Bar Mojo Peanut Butter Pretezel - no chocolate but divine....
Posted by Jen Sall at 2:35 PM
Friday, April 13, 2007
Since I've heard more than a few times, 'where did you find that,' or 'how do you know about that,' I created one place to store all my finds/interests/obsessions. I hope folks from all over are enticed to read, comment and bookmark but today is a little Boulder-centric....
A few haps for the weekend & beyond
- BMOCA - Sans Souci 2007
- JoyEngine - Second Fridays with Josh Holland
- Red Bathroom Photography Series Opening Friday 5:30p-? @ Urban Pearl
- Boulder County Farmers Market
- Cocos Shoppe Spring Eco Fashion Show @ The Foundry Saturday
- Eldora Ski Resort CLOSING Weekend
- Tibetan Monastery Benefit with Peter Rowan Sunday @ Trilogy
Those who prefer to avoid the crowds on the weekend (WHATEVER) could head to Placebo Wed at the Fillmore (April 18). I can't vouch for the group personally but they come recommended by a guy (?) with the CoolFactor5 going on = trust him!!
If a concert is not your thing but you want some new music.
A not so new release but GOOD STUFF - Ole Tarantula - Robyn Hitchock + The Venus 3, which consists of R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, Young Fresh Fellows frontman Scott McCaughey and Ministry's Bill Rieflin. Via David @ World Cafe, always a little something for everyone!
Posted by Jen Sall at 7:39 AM