We are looking for an experienced and creative sales floor manager at ink & peat
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Ever since ink & peat received a gorgeous little collection of metallic leather poufs, we find ourselves enamoured with all the metallic accents and fixtures popping up all over our favorite design blogs. Gold, silver, bronze, copper ... whether your going for simple, romantic, industrial, or modern, mixed metals bring a lot of class to any space. Check out our faves!
This past week, we've had a flurry of lovely new goodies arriving on our doorstep here at ink & peat! We always look forward to transitions between holidays and seasons, especially when the shop starts filling up with warm blush colors and notes of citrus in the air. With all the moving and shaking going on, we have a new-found appreciation for ways to kick up our feet after a long day at work! Window seats offer a nook-style space great for decorating with bright accents and soft pillows. We love the thought of cozying up in one ourselves - with a good book and a spot (or a lot!) of sunshine of course! It has been a sunny winter in Portland this year after all! Check out our picks!
We made a beautiful discovery this week when we came across a collection of natural wood pottery by Silvia Song. With a background rich in design and architecture, Song pulls the best from both worlds to create functional pieces that gleam with natural details and elegant symmetry. She also has a knack for choosing amazing wood to work with, including blocks of maple and air dried claro walnut! With a deft hand, Song carves, shapes, and polishes the wood to absolute perfection - or imperfection! Our favorite piece is the walnut bowl with that exquisite, natural edge. Take a look!
Do you ever miss those early years at school when you couldn't wait to open your lunchbox and eat all the goodies within? I do! While lunchboxes remain one of the most useful containers on the planet (and kid friendly of course!) the majority of us graduate to using our various stock of reusable bags to transport food and other on-the-go items. Luckily, lunchboxes have been revived and beautified by artist, Lulie Wallace out of Charleston, SC. With brightly printed floral designs inspired by her original paintings, I would proudly carry any one of these fancy (and double-sided!) lunchboxes around town ... so useful and pretty! Check out all the flowery eye candy!
We are so very smitten with these delightfully small ceramics made by English-born artist, Kaye Blegvad! While we could spend all day figuring out new ways to put a high-fired dish to good use, Blegvad's quirky and unique style is a nice reminder that ceramic aesthetics aren't confined to vessels for flowers, coffee, and dinnerware. Sometimes, we just need to see a darling, extra-long ceramic dachshund parked on our windowsill! We love Blegvad's minimalist approach and how pretty it all looks fired and glossed into figurines that would be a joy to collect. I'd love to start mine with the artist's spiffed up, old-fashioned brush and comb set! Enjoy our picks!
This week, we discovered new and beautiful ways to enjoy a simple bag of tea! With an ever-growing focus on DIY craft-arts and mixed media creations from found and/or used objects, it's not surprising that artists and crafters have transformed the humble tea bag into colorful and striking studies of organic shapes and perfect symmetry. We love the idea of artists working with tea bags as a medium to produce beautiful abstracts that boost this ancient beverage onto a very grand scale. Check out the amazing photos!
If you've ever set foot in ink & peat, you know we love a bright, airy space with lots of natural light! While we would never trade our many skylights and windows for anything (especially in the winter deep,) we've noticed an abundance of darkly painted rooms popping up in our daily search for unique, beautiful design ideas! There's a great deal of allure in creating a space with a darker backdrop. Subdued shades of black, navy, and grey all capture a certain twilight-to-midnight moodiness that invites a thoughtfully designed constellation of focal points. Pops of ultra-bright color, various shapes and textures, and timeless patterns stand out against the harmonious blending of dark paint and contrasting accents ... check out our picks!
Soft and pretty! Charcoal wall, fresh lilac, and soft quilt found here.
These lovely grey walls and natural relics found here.
This Mid-century modern/monochromatic dream space found here!
This gorgeous snapshot of woodgrain and watercolor map against matte black paint ... found here!
ink & peat is thrilled to introduce Blackbird's sophisticated new line of incense and perfumes into our own collection of fragrances! The long beloved Seattle-based brand recently launched their own apothecary line and we're loving their array of signature dark notes. Inspired by the tundra, their Hibernus incense carries notes of birch, honey, and amber. The perfumes smell amazing, too! Other scents include tinderbox, marzipan, frankincense, precious resins, spice, and cedar - that's enough to keep us warm all winter!
Learn more about Blackbird's Northwest heritage here!