Tigers to Lilies Valentine's

Lili Cuzor is a talented florist and designer based in Los Angeles.  This past Valentine's day, she set up a pop up shop at Cookbook, a pretty amazing neighborhood grocer in Echo Park, and created some spectacular wildflower arrangements for lucky folks.

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I met Lili back in my college days in LA, and she's more than a bit of magic. Another good example of lovely people making lovely things and putting some good out in the world. Her blog, Tigers to Lilies, is chock full of beautiful flowers and other inspiring posts, so check it out.

Photography by Lili Cuzor, with more here.

Forage preview

5962228653_03bb3971b0_bWe're still working on our special FORAGE bow ties just for the Tool & Tack pop up shop. They're not quite done, but we can share swatches of the vintage dead-stock fabric. The collection is hand made in our Philadelphia studio in limited numbers with less than ten of each pattern. Once they're gone - they're gone! 5625656103_37189a33aa_b

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Since fall is nearly here, we selected our favorite spicy and rustic patterns from our vintage collection. We love making bow ties from cotton woven fabric because it keeps the bow ties feeling casual. We're big fans of the everyday bow tie, no need to wait for special occasions.

xoxo, Shauna & Stephen

Canoe Pop Up tonight, Bows+Arrows

If you are in Austin, join us tonight at Bows + Arrows (215 S. Lamar Ste. C.) for a Canoe Pop Up event! We'll be there tonight from 7-10pm, with goods at the shop through Sunday evening. I am very excited to share our fall collection of hand tooled key chains, which I am polishing up right now in the studio.

The charming Laura Gammon Beard will also be there, launching her first show UNEARTHED featuring mixed media collages. Laura is a native Austinite with a master in Landscape Architecture. Be sure to swing by and say hello!

Forage inspiration

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We're collectors of many things and are always searching for inspiration. When designing our bow ties, we research vintage photos and cabinet cards to find examples of shapes and silhouettes. We're always going back to the photos we've collected for more inspiration. Our recent cricket style features a larger knot and allows you to tie the bow as wide or narrow as you like. Finding your own bow personality takes a bit of time, but that's half the fun.

xoxo, Shauna & Stephen