Gift Guides for Your Favorite People

With the holiday season upon us, we thought we would show you some fun and easy gift giving items for all the favorites on your list. Or, maybe provide some strong hints to those who are shopping for you? Wink. Wink. For a closer look of items listed below, click on the links to be taken to our website or if indicated store only, give us a call, we’d be happy to help you pick the perfect present!

 

Gift Guide : The Colorist

The Colorist

GIFT GUIDE FOR THE ONE WHO LIKES TO MAKE A STATEMENT

Let’s start with a guide for the ones who are not afraid of color. We dare you not to smile at this picture. Who doesn’t like color, right? We get giddy just looking at all these items.

  1. Birds of Ply –  For the perfect pet bird you don’t need to feed. (In-store only)
  2. Archetoys – For the adult who has always been a kid at heart.
  3. Pouch – Fun hand screen printed pouches for the design enthusiast.
  4. Jewelry – Colorful baubles are always a good idea. We have a great selection in the shop. (In-store only)
  5. Watch – Go old school with a modern timepiece.
  6. Socks – No shortage of fun socks around here! Up their sock game with some color. Click here and here.
  7. Notebooks – We love these Memphis inspired notebooks. We think they will too!
  8. Alice & Wonderland – You won’t need to go down the rabbit hole for this one, just come into re-souL.  (In-store only)

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Gift Guide: Merry & Bright

GIFT GUIDE: Merry & Bright

Merry & Bright

Gift Guide for the Color Lover

A gift guide inspired by Hansel from Basel’s color-blocked socks. These gift ideas are for the person that isn’t afraid of a little pop of color, whether it be green, red, mustard or pink! Each item is bold and bright, yet tastefully designed, making each one the perfect statement piece to brighten up a loved one’s daily routine. Gift Ideas are listed as follows, top to bottom, left to right.

  1. Clutch: Exclusive to re-souL and made from a super buttery soft leather, this classic clutch will fit the essentials: phone, a couple cards, lip gloss and a set of keys. Designed by Miishka Handbags. Made in Ballard.
  2. Socks: The epitome of the modern aesthetic: bold and bright yet understated and minimal. Designed by Hansel from Basel.
  3. Wallet: For the person who keeps things classic, a streamlined J. Fold.
  4. Wristwatch: Another bold timeless classic, for the person that likes to be timely. Designed by Achille Castiglioni for Alessi.
  5. Readers: Tired of watching someone squint? See Concept readers are stylish, flexible and lightweight.
  6. Pouch: Designed and screenprinted by Modern Radar, these pouches are the perfect catch-all for the all small things.
  7. Card Holder: For the minimalist in your life. Designed by Il Bussetto.
  8. Money Clip: A sleek and powerful leather magnetic money clip, in a rich forest green. Designed by Il Bussetto.
  9. Agenda: Soft leather bound daily planner, for the person on your list that likes to keep their life analog. Designed by Poketo.
  10. Notebook: Stay forever young. Document your memories in this hard covered memento notebook.

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Studio Visit: Miishka Handbags

Miishka Handbags Studio One of the many pleasures of having our shop in Ballard is the times we find an opportunity to interact with our community. We have great restaurants, shops and artists working in our little neighborhood and nearly all the local businesses are owned and operated independently (ok, so we do have a Starbuck’s). We love being acquainted with so many entrepreneurs in our business community. Here’s a great example: We were seeking a resource for a simple wristlet bag for our shop, not a collection but a single item we could stock in many colors. We didn’t have to look far, right around the corner is an artist collective, Fifty Four Sixteen. Inside there is a group of spaces occupied by creative people of many disciplines. One of these creatives is Michelle Pozniak who, among other things, develops “Miishka Handbags”. She makes mostly custom and bespoke bags made from new leather, calfskin, pony hair and repurposed leather garments.

Michelle’s talents go far beyond handbags, one visit to her studio and you’ll be in awe of the eclectic talents of this artist. Pysanka eggs, soaps and blown glass surround the workspace, all of these are created by Michelle. On the walls, creative installations of some ordinary objects, arranged in a way that reflects the artist and the connection to her materials. The vintage machinery (a sewing machine from long ago, a vacuum cleaner that could have been her grandmother’s) are reminders that today’s technology just isn’t necessary. Continue reading