42 Pressed

As a curator of maps myself, I'm always on the lookout for creative and artistic interpretations of cities and locales. Last week I spied this beauty by Jackie Hall Robinson of 42 Pressed in Charleston and had to learn a bit more...

The sleek and distinctive letterpress map (with shiny gold foil) divides the Charleston peninsula into its various neigbhborhoods. As Jackie has shared, she loves "clean lines, simple yet impactful design along with the hint of the unexpected." 

And why stop at just Charleston? Jackie's popular prints also include nearby East Cooper and the Sea Islands, a few islands off the Charleston county coast. Just lovely...


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Elk Head Clothing

Last month, I met Garrett Hilgendorf at an event at the Brick + Mortar shop in Atlanta. My friend Matt introduced us as Garrett was just days away from launching his first men's fashion collection, along with his business partner Jonathan Ruane, under the name, Elk Head Clothing. Garrett was wearing a couple of his pieces and without any bias, I thought- now this would make a perfect Manly Monday post.

My favorite of Garrett's pieces are his Oxford Popovers, available in both blue and indigo. With just a few buttons and a pocket (or not), they blend dressy and casual quite seamlessly. 

The line is beautifully made and well priced. Elk Head shirts range from $98-$118 and the trousers are $148. Garrett refers to his collection as casual and rugged, a result of growing up in Michigan as an avid outdoorsman and hunter. I'm just happy he's now here in Atlanta, sharing his skills and cool, modern aesthetic. 

If you're in Atlanta, you can see Garrett and Jonathan's collection for a limited time at the Brick + Mortar shop or, as always, online. I have to say what I really admire about the Elk Head brand is the perfectly crafted logo. Click here to head to the site and run your mouse over it. A bit of genius...


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Ceri Hoover Fall 2015

Since I first spied the work of Ceri Hoover in Nashville, Tennessee last year, I've been an avid fan. Taking a break from work yesterday to Instagram, I was all smiles to come upon the announcement of her Fall 2015 collection, just released...  

Rich textures, simple, sophisticated... all mantras for this year's fall collection. Ceri's gorgeous handbags, which she began crafting in 2013, have made quite the impact in a short amount of time, as they're currently sold in over 200 stores nationwide, including her latest big get, Anthropologie. 

She has dozens of fab leather bags to choose from on her site, including totes, clutches and crossbody options. Just click here to see for yourself. Congratulations on your new collection Ceri and happy weekend y'all....


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Salacia Salts

This morning I was wondering which new southern made product I've fallen for this summer...and an answer came to me rather easily. It's the Kiss My Grits lip scrub by Salacia Salts in Savannah, Georgia. It feels good, tastes good and most importantly, it does its job. It's a permanent fixture in my bag, traveling with me wherever I go...

I love my lip scrub so much, I now want to delve into one of Salacia's many other scrumptious skincare creations, which include body butters and washes, salt soaks and aromatherapy cubes- all with a nod to the South. I'm a fan...


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Saint Cloud

I'm an easy target for the Pompom it's love at first sight. Owners of the home decor shop, Saint Cloud in Houston, Texas, Cecilia Marquez and Jessica Rodriguez have a similar love for unique and pretty things. Which is why their search for artisans close to home and far across the globe makes their shop one of a kind...  

I have a thing for pillows made of African Mudcloth, especially ones as gorgeous as these, all handprinted and handmade from 100% cotton. 

And these baskets...I know I must share more. The top one featured in this post was handmade in Vietnam, this one in Morocco- but the playful pompom detail is thanks to California based artist, Eliza Gran. (whose Instagram account is worth a follow) To peruse the entire Saint Cloud shop, which includes well curated jewelry, handbags and stationery, click here.


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Kristin Mayfield Meredith

Since blogging about Twine and Twig, I've had a thing for bigger and bolder jewelry pieces that embody a natural aesthetic. So, I was a bit head over heels when I spied the lovely work of Atlanta based artist, Kristin Mayfield Meredith, on Instagram. 

Kristen finds beads and accessories that are both new and vintage, sourced locally or as far east as Africa. Her wooden beads are crafted by a wood turner in Vermont. Such lovely pieces, I can't wait to seek them out here in Atlanta but for the rest of y'all, you can check out all of her current work in the online shop...


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Checking in with Andover Trask...

I always like to check in with Matt Weaver of Andover Trask in Atlanta to see what he's up to. His collection of handsome totes are meticulously made and can only enhance the everyday look of the modern man. 

Matt continues to expand his collection of high quality totes and bags. Each one is made of durable American canvas and leather handles with thought given to both interior and exterior pockets. Like any good manly accessory, the totes embody a classic, timeless design, meant to be used and a bit abused and shown in plain view. Because compliments ensue...


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Pretty Prints

I love a pretty print. Which means I love everything Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. in Winter Park, Florida, creates. These floral prints are some of my favorites as the dark background and her choice of colors are picture perfect. 

Anna's lovely original gouache paintings are now available in cost effective art prints, as these sell for either $24 or $60. A good deal any day of the week but especially on a Friday...enjoy the weekend y'all.


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Wooden Feast Boards

The character of wood never ceases to amaze and intrigue me, which is why I was instantly smitten with these Wooden Feast Boards I spied on Instagram the other day. Made by Woodkith of Atlanta, Georgia, these boards will showcase your best culinary offerings, but truth be told, they look just as good all by their lonesome...  

All of the wood is sourced locally here in the South and each board, made of either black walnut or maple, is handcrafted in Georgia. Learn more about the Woodkith Wooden Feast Boards, here. 


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American Native  

For some reason, I don't own an apron but I'm a tad obsessed with them. They seem fun and stylish and I want one, I'm just not sure what I'd use it for? Perhaps that idea will come after purchase...I'd like to start with one of these please, made by American Native in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 

Each American Native apron is made with durable Cone Mills 12 oz selvedge denim that will help protect against your next art project or afternoon wood shop session. The aprons all have a wide leather pocket with copper rivets, available in either natural, butterscotch or brown. 

American Native was founded by two brothers, Bobby and Clayton Chamberlain who take great pride in crafting quality goods right here in the USA. See their entire shop, which includes leather bags, belts and wallets, here. 


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