Saturday, July 31, 2010

This soap is darling.

Anything perched under a glass cloche has to be very important. And Precious. And expensive.

Yes. Yes, but no.
The beauty and power of Fringe soaps are available to all.
Triple milled luxury soap. Wrapped in fragments of a long extinct London newspaper, a melancholy poem, an Italian opera program.

Tied up with a length of waxed linen twine, and you have something sweet enough to place in his open palm while whispering in his ear, " I love you".

Perfection for Eleven Dollars. When was the last time that happened?

Friday, July 23, 2010

Zip it!

A little zipper detail goes a long way with me. The trims, the rosettes, the tracks running up and down the bag's edges, often sets my overkill bells off.

I think the latest from Matt by Matt and Nat have struck the perfect balance.

Clever, a little edgy, and did we mention Vegan?

From their Fall luster collection, these shoulder bags have the look and feel of lambskin. All the quality, but none of the guilt.

This is the first of their Fall deliveries. Zip over now, if you don't want to miss out.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Put a little Provence in your Summer.

The French love Jerry Lewis, and apparently, quirky patterned straw bags. Said bags, classic to Provence are now in at Fini.

Dazzling hot colors + a curious argyle pattern = one distinctive bag. Haul your beach gear in it, or your office files and lunch, it doesn't care.

Two sizes and half a dozen colors to choose from. Add a handy fabric closure at the top, and you may be looking at one of France's best exports- that you can't drink.

Come snag one while the sun shines, they are best enjoyed hot.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Somebody say Amen.

Holy men are currently in residence at Fini.

Necklaces from Zoe and Sage capture sepia toned snapshots under glass. Framed in what appears to be gnarled wood, but is actually linen cord manipulated into tortured shapes.

Mysterious, organic , beautiful.

wear one and get in touch with your serene.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Animal business card cases.

Sweet card cases straight out of Brooklyn are now in at Fini.

Darling birds and sassy deer dance across the metal lids.
Matching lipstick cases, wallets, and purse hangers available.

Come by and bag one before they are extinct.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Independent Spirit

Happy Independence Day. And a big thanks to all you free spirited, individual thinkers who support independent business.
It's firecrackers like you that keep the doors of Fini open and flourishing.
We love you all. True blue.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Love it or hate it.

One of the things I love the most about Swallows' designs is the fact that there is no middle ground. People fall in love instantly, or weigh in with a swift no thank you.

Sturdy King Penguins sporting crowns. Bundles of thorny branches. Sweet pairs of Swallow feet.

Rings that twine around your finger like sinewy branches. A bird that soars across your chest with a ruby in it's mouth. A hummingbird skull with two tiny crystals for eyes.

Rough and organic, finely executed, a little disturbing.
Come by in person and see what you think.
Because you will have an opinion, trust me.