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May 12, 2008

heard a juicy rumor over brunch on sunday at the uptown market that northstar‘s working on a third location over in dublin near the shops at river ridge

speaking of westerville, anybody else been to java central yet? there’s outdoor seating, comfy sofas and chairs inside, an amyd boutique. plus the espresso’s excellent.

all of a sudden there’s a couple really good reasons to head north.


coming soon…

March 3, 2008


buy local columbus

still in beta

November 8, 2007

new totes

October 24, 2007


peaches & patchouli

October 18, 2007

back when i was in school, living above bagel & deli, bouncing at top deck, and studying english — yes, bouncing — there was this temptress on campus who always smelled of peaches & patchouli. smucker2.jpg

she was the stuff of poems.

we fell in love at st. alphonzo’s pancake breakfast (an event google will thankfully tell you nothing about); later, we picked up and moved to new orleans—

—uptown. a tri-plex + requisite stoop, the organist edwin miles next door swapping records, streetcar stop #52.

jamo (still wearing peaches & patchouli) took the st. charles line to work everyday at the gris gris house (r.i.p) on bordeaux, the same block as electric ladyland (r.i.p.), where she got tattooed, and le bon temps roule, where kermit ruffins killed it every wednesday night for free.

kermitsmall1.jpgi did time at skippy white’s (r.i.p), in between occasional freelance gigs for superfly, picking up a serious vinyl habit. but also soaking up important life lessons like “how to wear a jaunty feather in your cap” and “never leave home without a pocket square” from uncle lionel, while drinking setups at joe’s (r.i.p).

all of this is, of course, beside the point, which is: the candle lab rocks.


the lab’s got 120+ flavors of soy candles to choose from. but you can also pour your own candles to create (or recreate) your own signature scents — like the peaches & patchouli my wife poured last week, which inspired this whole reverie. plus you can book the shops for after-hours candle-pouring parties (byob); and though i haven’t been in the worthington shop yet after its relocation, the grandview spot is spacious with a comfortable, lounge-y — but uncontrived — vibe. check it out next grandview art hop.

[Update 1/22/09: Come show some love for The Candle Lab after last week’s fire:]

she’s crafty

October 4, 2007


from cassette belt buckles and handcrafted paper goods to jewelry from sweet stella and hard-to-find ‘zines, olivia’s always got the coolest $@#! over at wholly craft!, which is why we’re so excited to call her one of our newest clients.

next month we’ll be partnering up along with columbus underground, the couchfire collective, alive! and i love treefort, in sponsorship of the tiny canary indie design market at junctionview studios, in grandview, november 17th & 18th.

what’s on tap? oh, just 40 or so local and national independent artists, designers, and DIY crafters, hawking their creative wares all under one roof — jewelry, prints, glass, ceramic, clothing, stationery… and more.

support independent artists, designers, and crafters. check the tiny canary etsy shop for goodies. do not. miss. this.