Beam & Anchor

Beam + Anchor, photography by Currie Person We've been following the progress of Beam & Anchor for a while, and are excited to share that they are opening their doors this weekend! Robert, Jocelyn, and Currie have put together a beautiful space and we're honored to have Canoe goods in their shop.

Beam & Anchor will be open Tuesday-Saturday, 11-6pm, and Sunday 12-5pm at 2710 N Interstate Ave. Portland, OR. I can't wait to get out there for a visit.

Beam + Anchor, photography by Currie Person

All photography by Currie Person.

Tool & Tack at Spartan

For a limited time, our Holiday Gift Boxes are available at Spartan (215 S. Lamar)! If you're in the Austin area, you can still snag one in time for the holidays. Spartan is open all week until 7pm. Thanks to Julie, Currie, and Lauren at Bows & Arrows for a great holiday party and our last pop up of the year! It's been a whirlwind fall, guys, and we're looking forward to a bit of a breather. We'll be back to blogging next week after some much needed R & R. Happy holidays!

Gift Collective: Son of a Sailor + Pop Up TONIGHT at Spartan

We have another great gift guide from the Forge Gift Collective. This guide comes from William Knopp, one half of Son of a Sailor. William grew up in Montana and spent a lot of time in the great outdoors. This guide is for the mountain man pleasantly trapped with in the city limits.

1. Wild Man Beard Conditioner is a magical tonic to tame the tough winter scruff. 2. Function meets form with this Excalibur of an ax produced by Best Made. 3. Here is a proper print that is a true handshake between the outdoors and the modern. 4. This Bridle Wallet is built to last and houses your iphone as well as cash flow. 5. The Imco Austrian windproof lighter will be the last camping fuego you will ever need. 6.  A great ring made of rich mahogany , all you need now are some leather bound books. 7. This Stanley Flask with fit perfectly into just about any stocking. 8. Keep warm this winter with this handsome lambswool blanket.

Tool & Tack Pop Up on 12/19

If you're in the Austin area, join us this Monday, December 19th from 6-9pm for our very last Pop Up Shop of 2011 at Spartan and Bows + Arrows! We'll be bringing our Holiday Gift Box, along with Salt & Time salumi to enjoy. There will be holiday cocktails by Bellocq Teas and festive wreaths and flower garlands by Loretta Flower, along with all the wonderful goodies at Spartan and Bows + Arrows to shop. Great chance to get all those last minute gifts while sipping drinks and snacking on cured meats. What more could you ask for?

215 South Lamar, Suite D, Austin, TX Monday, December 19th from 6-9pm RSVP here

Gift Collective: Gifts for Gathering

Here's another post from the Gift Collective set, this time from the talented Currie Person of Spartan, one of my favorite stores here in Austin. Her guide focuses on the art of gathering and entertaining. You can keep up with Currie on her blog, Spartan Journal.

1. Take care of your wood bowls and serving boards with Black Creek Mercantile’s Cutting Board Oil. 2. Santa Fe Stoneworks high quality steel cheese knives have lovely, colorful inlaid wood handles. 3. Spanish wine glasses – handsome, inexpensive, and great for entertaining. 4. As beautifully packaged as they are delicious, Mast Brothers Chocolates make perfect stocking stuffers or hostess gifts. 5. IJX Organic Tequila. Great bootle, fantastic tequila. Add red bow and done! Available through my favorite wine shop. 6. David Tannis’s gorgeous cook books are a feast for the eyes and the belly. 7. Japanese Brass Bottle Openers for the deign savvy entertainer.