Sometimes.. it pays to look in unexpected places for beauty. The beauty is in the details.
Nobody likes a copy cat. And for sure, nobody likes when that copy cat is a Big Company, trying to rip off a really, really rad Little Company.
I’ve been a big fan of the gals from Curator in San Francisco and their fresh, easy-to-wear designs for women. I think I bought my first “Classic” dress from Curator when they were still known as She-Bible, and we were vendors at the same craft fairs. Since then, they’ve gone on to grow and evolve their brand, and have even opened up their own 300 sq ft boutique in San Francisco’s Noe Valley.
All the while, they’ve stayed true to their roots, designing flattering and affordable pieces that are made right here in the U.S. Imagine my shock and surprise when I was searching for sewing patterns and found this:
Butterick, a subsidiary of sewing giant McCall’s, has blatantly ripped off the Classic dress design. I own about six of these dresses in different colors and fabrics, so I know this one when I see it.
Butterick was nice enough to show the dress in the same color as the original, for ease of comparison…
But they didn’t stop there..
Hey, that looks familiar!
Oh, that’s right: It’s the Darling dress, by Curator. Let McCall’s and Butterick know what you think of “their” new designs.. then head on over to Curator SF and pick yourself up something pretty! You deserve it.
The Minor Thread original ‘California Love’ pillow cover is quickly becoming a classic..
Each Golden State is hand-cut and hand-stitched with love, and just a hint at what’s to come from Minor Thread!
I love to window shop. The best part about it is that you don’t have to take it all home, but sometimes- just sometimes- you find a few things that are so special you just have to make room.
Enter, The Want List.
The Croc Pile!
This is one of those items that I definitely do not need, but oh if I could find a reason to buy it… I would. Endless hours of entertainment– I can see it now.
Just stack ’em up!
A quick trip to the mailbox this morning yielded a lovely reward.
Teresa from Stone & Honey was kind enough to make some adjustment to a ring that I purchased from her, and added a few extra treats to boot.
At just $20 a piece, these Tiny Triangle Rings are perfect for stacking wearing in groups. I’m loving the shiny silver & brass combo.
Bonus: Teresa also sent a wee tiny bar (the perfect size, if you ask me!) of the Salt & Nibs dark chocolate from Woodblock Chocolates. Dark, delightful and delicious- with a little hint of salt & crunch. Get your own bar, here!