Now in it’s second year, Ballard Gives Black Friday is an event conceived by local merchants in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. The event occurs on the day after Thanksgiving but instead of long lines, doorbuster deals and crowded parking lots, Ballard retailers welcome shoppers to a different experience; keeping it local. Participating merchants pledge a percentage of the day’s business to a local non-profit as a way of encouraging community, letting shoppers know that more of their hard-earned shopping dollars stay in the community when you shop local.
SHOP SMALL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON – November 29th, 2014
Shop Small Saturday encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. Join the revolution, get out and Shop Small on November 29th and make an impact in your neighborhood.
OPEN LATE THURSDAYS -December 4, December 11, December 18
Many Ballard Shops are open late on Thursdays in December, including us! We’re actually open until 8pm Monday thru Saturday, for your shopping convenience. December is the perfect time to shop Ballard after dark with the streets are all lit up with twinkly lights.
Do you love stationary? I do. It’s starting to become a real problem. I have more journals, notebooks, planners, writing instruments , markers, well lets just say I probably will never run out of the stuff. I am very fond of Present & Correct. A beautifully designed and curated on-line and brick and mortar shop based in London. I visit their site and dream of going to their shop one day. The owners are both graphic designers and go on sourcing trips to find their treasures. How fun is that?!
A few months ago they started an ” extra curricular project” - Stationary Compositions. Clever, graphic and colorful they make the most mundane things look like mini works of art. Here are some of my favorites.
10 Soft Pencil Erasers
Used sticker sheet, 4 pencil top erasers, some pink masking tape.
4 pencils, 20 erasers, 2 index cards.
Three stickers, one envelope, one sharpener.
Divider card, 3 Cuisenaire rods, eraser, old index tabs.
Happy first day of September everyone and happy Labor Day to those of you in the USA! With Fall just around the corner, I’m in the mood for the darker colors of black, gray, and aubergine. Hues of ink like shades that will inspire my autumnal color palette. Maybe it’s because I am in the mood for something more serious or maybe I just want the rain to come back?
Maybe it’s because I have been working on our SS15 collection of re-souL shoes, but I have been feeling neutrals and metallics lately for one of my color palettes. I love basic black, gray, buff and white with gold, silver or copper metallics. Clean and simple with just a hint of bling. Color combinations that will compliment most everything for spring and summer wardrobes.
What do you think? Are you feeling them too? Happy Monday and hope you have a great week!