I spent Sunday under the shade of the Bazaar Bizarre tent at Maker Faire with Bill and the Flimflammery booth. While I didn’t venture away from the table too much, I did manage to up with Wall•e a bit.
Aside from the general plentifulness of humans being incredibly creative and ridiculously smart, the consumerist theme seemed to be “pointy things” – at least for me.
Item 1: Turk + Taylor Jacket in zig zaggy interior (curtain?) deadstock.
Once upon a time, we carried Turk + Taylor’s SF-designed and made collection on moxsie. I fell hard for a pair of shorts in this fabric, but being that I just don’t wear shorts, I couldn’t bring myself to buy them. When I peeped over my shoulder from the Flimflammery booth, I immediately spotted the fabric in a new, and tons more wearable cut. Sold! This acquisition turned out to be quite timely, given how taken I was by the applied textiles at AAU’s Interior Architecture & Design graduation.
Item 2: Living Ambiance terrariums.
With a home office and an office-office, I’ve got double the reason to enhance working zen. Not being a fan of the standard cubicle ficus, it’s just taken a while to find something low maintenance but pleasing to the eye. Behold, across the way from our booth, Living Ambiance!
Yes, I bought two. Fortunately Living Ambiance supplied me with upkeep instructions, which I’ve noted below the jump for my own reference. *
Pointy Item That I Didn’t Buy: Zoa Chimerum jewelry.
I haven’t procured one of these Zoa Chimerum jewelry pieces yet, but that’s only because I couldn’t decide which was the most rad. Made of silicone rubber, they’re super light and far more durable than rigid jewelry. I love that they mimic that tribal look without limiting potential wearers to ears with gauges.
Non-Pointy Item That I Did Buy: Blushie blackberry sage perfume.
I’m kind of on the hunt for a solid perfume that doesn’t smell like Berkeley hippie. Or any perfume that you find at the Macy*s counter. I dunno, something just clicked in me in the last year that made me realize the reason I’ve never found “my scent” is because my scent, if it exists, is not done up in a fancy gilded ombré bottle. I think it’s something like what Blushie offers, a locally made 8 mL bottle of natural oils that costs six bucks.
- The larger the globe the more care you can give your plant.
- Water your plant when you first receive it by soaking 20-30 mins. Take note of the size and color and you should see how happy the plant is. Keep this “picture” in your mind.
- Allow your plant to dry almost completely before placing in the globe.
- Mist your plant every 4-5 days with one spray for tiny globes, 2-3 sprays for globes 3-5 inches, more if the plant is in a larger open globe. The key is to judge the drying time, the smaller the globe, the less circulation, the longer the plant will hold the moisture. If you over water the plant will die.
- Remember what your plant looked like after soaking? If it has lost that happy healthy look, take it out and soak it for 30 mins to an hour, shake, allow to almost completely dry and replace in globe.
- Do not place your globes directly in front of a window where they get direct sun. Remember the glass will intensify the sunlight and the heat. Indirect light is best and some will even grow in low to moderate light.