Canoe '12 Sneak Peek

Canoe necklace, shot by Jackie L. Young It's taking me a lot of will power to only show a few sneaks and behind-the-scenes on our Canoe Fall '12 look book shoot. I had the most talented team of friends come together for a beautiful day of hanging out and making magic. Jackie L. Young photographed the lovely Alice Willett, who was styled by Laura Uhlir with hair by Rémi Zehr Do. I'll be dropping some more images later this week, but sign up for our mailing list for the real good stuff (directly on the right bar of this site). We'll be launching the full look book and collection on Canoegoods.com this coming Monday! Can't wait to share all the new ideas I've been working on with you.

Photo by Jackie L. Young all photography by Jackie L. Young

Pamela Love + Matthew Nelson

Pamela Love photo by Hannah Thomson Pamela Love is a jewelry designer with a very clear vision. I've always admired her work, but fell hard for her while watching the Fashion Fund series, documenting the selection process behind the 2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. She recently married Matthew Nelson, an illustrator, in Montauk, NY this summer. Hannah Thomson's photos of the event appeared on Vogue.com and it looks like a charming party.

Pamela Love photo by Hannah Thomson

Pamela Love photo by Hannah Thomson

Pamela Love photo by Hannah Thomson photography by Hannah Thomson

Growing

Growing Jewelry is designed and handmade in Austin, Texas by Christy Curcuru.  After studying painting and sculpture at Rhode Island School of Design, Christy's venture into jewelry began as a playful study of materials. Last weekend, Growing held a trunk show at Kick Pleat, one of my favorite clothing shops here in Austin.

I really enjoy Christy's mix of neutrals and neon. I have been fighting my neon tendencies for a while, so this is a nice way to let it fly free with a statement necklace that's one of a kind, literally. No two necklaces are alike, which takes some serious hutzpah as a maker. Looking at Growing's work all together, you can see the variations and element of play in her work, which I really relate to with my leather tooling.

On a side note, I've been so pleasantly surprised this last month at meeting many local makers who's work both surprises and delights. Thanks to the blog, I've had folks reaching out to me, which is such a lovely gift. If you're interested in being featured, contact us at info (at) toolandtack.com.