Join us in Celebration!

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Join us this Saturday, December 12th for our annual Holiday Party! We will be serving up all the champagne you can drink, plus some festive lil treats! We can’t wait to celebrate with all our pals, shop friends, and lovely designers. See you there!

  • Date: Saturday, December 12
  • Time: 6 – 10 PM
  • Where: 218 Church St., SF

Dress You Up: Instagram Feature

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Whoa! Thanks so much to our pals at Instagram for choosing us as Featured User this week! We want to send a big welcome to all of our new followers and a giant grazie to those who have been with us from the beginning! You guys came around at the right time, we have some mega cool projects in the works. So stay tuned.

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Fiat Lux Pops Up!

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Secretly toiling away for months, we’re finally ready to give a sneak peek of Tempus, our shop’s first in-house line! So we’re teaming up with Veo Optics, our former neighbors who just moved into a killer space on Valencia & 19th, and popping up like a flash.

Join us from noon to 3 on Saturday, January 24th at Veo (798 Valencia St), to be one of the first to snag a sample from Tempus. We’ll also be bringing along our effortless Basics line, and some of the powerful one-of-a-kinds that you’ve come to know and love. Don’t sleep on this – it’s Tempus’ last public appearance till March!

Check out our Facebook Event page for more details. And see you Saturday!

KNIVES 2015

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Last year’s battle for best Black Diamond Ring (hat tip to the winner for the seriously incredible ring – rightmost in the link) was hard fought and valiantly won. But this year the battle is bloody — as in we all made knives. Like with our hands.

Seven of the best independent designers around:

Nick Potash
Lauren Wolf
Elizabeth Street
Digby & Iona
Daisy San Luis
Mother of Gideon
• and Fiat Lux

have come together in 2015 to battle for BEST KNIFE in our Annual Maker’s Competition. Each knife is worth $1,250, and just like last year, one of you wins the winner of KNIVES 2015 in our February Raffle. You read that right. One of you wins the best of seven of some of the most beautiful knives made by hand with love & care by one of the best seven makers around. Oh really you can’t even? Actually yes you can and here’s how.

From February 11th to 13th you’ll get to vote on which knife you think is best. Your vote gets you one free entry into the raffle for the winning knife of KNIVES 2015. But you can have up to 4 entries in the raffle and here’s how. Purchase anything from our site now till February 13th and if it’s

50$ to 150$ you score yourself one extra raffle ticket;
150$ up to 400$ for two extra tickets;
400$ + for three extra tickets.

TO TOP IT ALL OFF: we’re hosting our big ANNUAL PARTY & TRUNK SHOW on Friday February 13th with all seven designers in San Francisco, where we’ll announce which designer won KNIVES 2015 + the lucky raffle winner! Last year was a blast but this year we have brought it and brought it hard. Search for the #knives2015 hashtag on our Instagram and socials and may the BEST KNIFE win!

[One raffle entry is automatic with your vote. Extra entries are automatic with your purchase. Up to and no more than 4 raffle tickets per person & only one vote per person is allowed. Multiple votes from the same person will be automatically disqualified. Raffle winner selection is random. Voting opens on February 11th and closes Midnight, February 13th.]

Currently Compelled: Fools

Growing up my mom used to have a mug that said ‘Its hard to be humble when you’re Danish’. At the time my 4 year-old brain couldn’t quite comprehend what ‘humble’ meant – and why it was especially hard for Danes. Now of course I fully understand … mainly, because the Danes do it better … (see … point proven). Before this turns into something sponsored by the Danish tourism board  - let me get to the point: Michael Kvium!

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Michael Kvium is a Danish sculptor/artiste extraordinaire who has been working on a series of paintings called ‘Fools’ since the 1990′s – it currently exceeds 200 paintings and is still expanding. The series explores universal themes related to human foolishness. Many paintings depict androgynous deformed figures that force us to consider humanity without the societal veils of sex, age or status, and instead contemplate our comically grotesque human condition.

- Anna

 

 

 

In Rotation: Windowlicker

Here is an instance where you love a song for the video more than the song though it’s a good one. But seriously the video is so damn weird. Been spinning this one loud lately.

- Alexei

New in Shop: the CKB Tuhla

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Claire Kinder‘s collection in the shop has been since time immemorial just gold & diamonds. But when we saw her new Tuhla, a lovely slim beauty with a golden rutilated quartz it was a no-questions-asked-100%-yes-absolute-must must. And it’s going online this week kids, so stay tuned stay awesome & stay in love. Pictured with our house made Black & Gold Compass and our black diamond Feather Weight Eternity.

- Alexei

Currently Compelled: Hot Toddies

The past few days here in SF have been gloomy & grey. Weather that compels me to hibernate, a good book, a soft blanket, and … hot toddies. Here’s my favorite go-to recipe, try it out then tell me what you think:

  • 1 1/2 oz rye whiskey
  • 1/2 cup already brewed hot tea
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • a slice of lemon/and some ginger – totally optional!

Mix everything together in a bad-ass mug & maybe appreciate the gloom just a little more.

- Anna

 

Currently Compelled: Lavender Champagne

Joining us from our takeover of A Practical Wedding‘s Instagram feed? Welcome! It’s gonna be a good time.

This is one of my favorite cocktails to serve at our parties! It’s really easy to make and is always delicious. You can trust me when I say it’s simple too, because I have the cooking skills of an infant.
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Ingredients
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of dried culinary lavender
1 tablespoon of dried juniper berries
A few bottles of your favorite champagne
Lavender springs, for garnish

Directions
On medium-high heat mix the water, sugar, and juniper berries together
Add in the dried lavender shortly before the mixture starts to boil
Stir until all the sugar is dissolved
Remove from heat. Let cool then strain out the lavender and juniper berries

When you are ready to serve the cocktail, mix about a teaspoon of syrup into each glass of champagne. Don’t forget toss in a lavender sprig to make it fancy! Enjoy.

APW-Lavender Champagne

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