hunt & gather: valentine’s day gift guide

whether you’re celebrating with a significant other this year, or just want to get a fellow single friend a little gift, we have gathered up some sweet options to show them some love!

  1. venice basket in fuchsia via eliza gran studio
  2. pom pom metal clasp bracelet via shop latitude
  3. quote lumbar pillow via all modern
  4. burnin’ for you matchbox via the social type
  5. ‘play red’ eau de parfum via comme des garcons
  6. polka dot ring dish via etsy (modernmud)
  7. hamsa incense holder via free people
  8. bamileke feather headdress via safari fusion
  9. love potion #1 candle via urban outfitters

 

 

aesthetically speaking: home sweet zoo

if you have ever been inside rummage, you might think you’ve stepped into a zoo with the amount of animal decor that is found throughout the shop. from very small to larger than life vintage pieces, animal decor happens to be one our favorite decorating tips to give a room lots of personality and whimsy! currently, we’re having a holiday sale at the shop and many of these treasured vintage finds have been reduced to celebrate the season! many would make a great gift for someone special on your holiday shopping list who loves animals! but, don’t forget yourself, there are plenty of wonderful antique pieces to make your home more inviting and a sanctuary for all wildlife! what’s your favorite animal decor featured here? let us know in the comments!

koi fish brass sconces via rummage

koi fish brass sconces

tiger masks via rummage

paper mache tiger maskdecorative tiger mask

brass peacock via rummage

brass peacock

saint bernard portrait via rummage

saint bernard dog portrait

brass grasshopper via rummage

brass grasshopper

chalkware white dog via rummage

chalkware white dog

iron horse head via rummage

iron horse head

brass serpentine tray via rummage

brass serpentine tray

framed bird prints via rummage

framed bird prints

 

 

 

 

hunt & gather: holiday gift guide for her

when shopping for her this holiday season–whether it be a sister, mother or girlfriend–remember that you don’t necessarily have to dazzle them with jewelry, you can dazzle them with your imagination by selecting items that are unexpected and original. show them you’ve gone out of your way to find a gift that is truly unique like her.

holiday gift guide for her via kishani perera blog

  1. geometry brass bowl via by april and may
  2. wall hanging via heather levine (prices vary depending on size and availability)
  3. round brown clay thrown bells with african stars via mquan studio
  4. indigo dye kit via little paper planes
  5. lumino gilded multicolored coasters via uncommon goods
  6. paseo silver notebook via calyspo st. barth
  7. italian espresso cup with gold decorations via le petit atelier de paris
  8. pyramid planter via leif

 

art house: jeffrey gibson

we stumbled upon artist jeffrey gibson by chance and we’re so glad we stayed and continued looking into his work. while his geometric abstract paintings are quite beautiful and have been a part of his newer work, we were more drawn to his adorned punching bags. visually, you can see how he draws inspiration from his native american roots, especially traditional pow-wow dance regalia as seen by the bead work, sequins, tin shingles, color, etc.. but, there is also a very modern touch and other inspirations at work here which make it very fascinating!

jeffrey gibson showroom via kishani perera blog

via new york times

jeffrey gibson at marc straus gallery via kishani perera blog

via marc straus gallery

jeffrey gibson adorned punching bag at marc straus gallery via kishani perera blog

via marc straus gallery

in the december 2013 issue of artnews magazine, gibson explains his artistic choices: “the adornment references subcultural fashion, not just native american but also punk and queer – alternatives to mainstream that signal defiance and rejection of hetero-normative culture.” curator marshall n. price of the national academy museum describes gibson’s work as a “mash-up” or “remix”. some of the adorned punching bags are even wrapped in pieces of re-purposed paintings. how cool is that! sure, there is a decorative and beautiful element to this collection of work from gibson, but if you stop there you have missed the whole trajectory he has attempted to take you on. gibson further explains this best himself in this video. (mind you, there are probably quite a few kpi clients that we think would love one of his pieces in their homes!)

jeffrey gibson at marc straus gallery via kishani perera blog

jeffrey gibson at marc straus gallery via kishani perera blog

jeffrey gibson at marc straus gallery via kishani perera blog

jeffrey gibson at marc straus gallery via kishani perera blog

all images in this section via marc straus gallery

this summer, the southwest is in for a treat! in addition to being the subject of an exhibition at the denver art museum, gibson will begin a residency in the native arts artist-in-residence program. we’d love to be a fly on the wall for that class! some of gibson’s most recent exhibitions were at volta, national academy museum, institute of contemporary art in boston and marc straus gallery in new york city, where he is represented. we can’t wait to see what gibson does next! and, it seems we don’t have to wait too long. he recently collaborated with a peace treaty on a line of jewelry and scarves that are based on selected works of his. we are more than just a little obsessed now! how about you?

jeffrey gibson jewelry at a peace treaty via kishani perera blog

jeffrey gibson scarves at a peace treaty via kishani perera blog

jeffrey gibson jewelry at a peace treaty via kishani perera blog

all images in this section via a peace treaty

rummage: 10 ways to share your love on valentine’s day

we may use the word love a little too much, but honestly, we love, adore, and swoon over countless things and so many people! so this valentine’s day we’re all about sharing the love! whether you’ll be cuddled up with your sweetie or out on the town with your friends, don’t forget to pick up a little something special for the ones you love. although sweet confections are nice and flowers thoughtful, we have hand selected some of our very best decor accessories, with a little something in mind for everyone. hope you feel the love!

1. making your house a home can be tough! but, vintage remix has all the inspiration you need for filling a home with lots of things you love. it makes the perfect gift for everyone!

2. this pillow adds instant color, fun and warmth to any space. every time they look at this pillow, they will smile and think of you!

3. who doesn’t love sitting on the floor? this vintage floor cushion is ideal for your laid back boho bestie!

4. flowers are always nice, but go the extra step and buy a special vintage vase to hold them. it can be used year-round to hold future bouquets. c’est magnifique!

5. make your mom feel regal on this love-filled day with our vintage brass and enamel peacock bowl. she’ll not only admire its beauty, but it makes a great place to hold her keys!

6. the belle of the night needs to feel pretty and special. this art deco vanity set will brush her cares away, for today…love reigns supreme!

7. this distressed industrial yellow stool is a unique gift for that special guy who is always helping you out when you’re in a bind.

8. you know your friend who loves polka dots? well they’ll die over this vintage ikat silk textile! it can be used as a table runner or to add an extra pop of texture to a room.

9. it’s always good to treat yourself, and in sunny california, why not with sunglasses? be your own valentine and pick up this pair of stunning vintage les lunettes shades!

10. birds of a feather flock together! these peacocks are the perfect bookends for a book collection and a symbolic reminder how true girlfriends support and hold each other up.

hunt & gather: valentine’s day gifts

valentine’s day is a hallmark proclaimed lover’s holiday, but just because you’re solo this year shouldn’t keep you from enjoying the heart-drenched hoopla around the 14th day of february! we love getting gifts for our parents, since they will least expect it! even better, for your single friends, especially those recently single, and obviously our pups who are our most loyal and adorable valentines. i mean, you love these people, right? so why not take this day to celebrate any loving relationships in your life. a valentine’s day gift should be sweet and simple, either something that will make them laugh or something small to keep in their home or on their work desk that will make them smile and think of you. we’re not trying to be serious and sappy here!

 1.  for the sweet and stylish vintage lover in your life, these pastel tumblers are a unique and fun gift.

2.  for the design lover in your life, we suggest this gorgeous, hand embroidered pillow by leah singh as a cozy reminder of your love.

3.  for the candy lover in your life, sugarfina carries tasting boxes of various gourmet candy to satisfy that sweet tooth.

4.  for a special lady in your life, we really love the simplicity yet distinct design of this hammered gold bar necklace. great for layering with other dainty pieces.

5.  for the eco-friendly lover in your life, these beautiful vases are hand-painted, recycled fire extinguishers!

6.  for the animal lover in your life, or in our case for the pug pack, these assorted dog treat trays are our favorite way to spoil our valentines!

7.  for the gardener in your life, these seed bombs have become all the rage and we think they will appreciate thinking of you as the flowers grow!

8.  for the tiniest lovers in your life, we love this finger puppet set that is sure to bring endless smiles and bouts of playful creativity!

9.  for the art lover in your life, this book is a lighthearted reminder they can keep on their coffee table as a reminder of your love for them!

holiday gift guide: for the foodie & for the traveler

we all have at least one foodie in our life who talks about ingredients we have never heard of, and has every kitchen gadget imaginable. if not this foodie, you definitely have the foodie in your life who loves food and every single thing about it, even if they might not have their cooking skills up to par just yet! either way, we found some unique gifts that will fit the bill this year!

  1. cookie stamps for a cute way to ‘trademark’ their homemade treasures
  2. cooking classes for the foodie who hasn’t quite mastered a certain cuisine
  3. big jug of organic maple syrup because maple syrup can be used in various recipes and is always amazing
  4. handcrafted blue net bag to display your produce or transport it home from the market
  5. smoked arbequina extra virgin olive oil for the foodie who knows the power of olive oil best
  6. keurig mini because honestly, we couldn’t live without ours and the pop of color makes it even better
  7. cheese survival kit complete with cheat sheet for storing, tasting, and serving
  8.  garden in a bag is an adorable way for a foodie to grow herbs on their kitchen windowsill
  9. green herbal tea kit for the foodie in your life who wants to try every tea under the sun
  10. cocktails by daniel boulud is a two volume collection; one for him and one for her

 

we all have that traveler in our life who we can’t even keep track of these days; whether it is that awesome job they took or their gypsy soul that keeps them from sitting still. it is hard to find them something unique and useful for their lifestyle, but we think we’ve found a good round up this year. hopefully you’ll agree!

 

  1. another destination pouch is a great gift your traveler can keep with them as a reminder of you
  2. african basket bowl is both beautiful and useful; and small enough to travel along if they like
  3. diana f+ is a classic and cool way for the traveler to capture all of their memories
  4. luggage scale to keep that impulse buyer and/or excessive packer in check while traveling
  5. standard travel umbrella in ultra compact case, complete with lightening bolt design
  6. 4 in 1 color blocked adapter for the traveler who never knows what country they will be in tomorrow
  7. f1 lift for baggage eye mask because if they’re going to look silly on the plane they might as well make a joke about it
  8. chalkboard globe for the traveler who gives many meanings to making their own map of the world
  9. compact blender and chopper for the traveler who loves to make their own creations anywhere they go
  10. 36 hours. 125 weeks in europe. may present itself as a challenge to the ambitious traveler in your life

 

holiday gift guide: for your boss & for the art lover

your boss will never tell you anything on their list, so you’re left to guess what they don’t already have and would love to receive this year. this can be tough, but thankfully we put some real thought into our top ten picks this year!

  1. owl-engraved desk calendar is a gorgeous and simple take on the expected new year calendar gift
  2. white whale mixers are bold in every sense; design, humor, and flavor
  3. miky ipad slipcase with cardholder and usb card holder is sleek and practical
  4. copper patina planter because how can you go wrong with a copper planter?
  5. pine made pie box for safe and chemical free transport of their beloved homemade pies
  6. brass magnifying stand is both aesthetically pleasing and useful in viewing the finer things in life
  7. wire pencil holder for a more industrial and stylish way to organize writing utensils
  8. black push pencil from the classic company, kaweco, comes a sleek mechanical pencil
  9. therm-o bottle is the ultimate eco-friendly, reusable bottle; featuring a removable tea strainer
  10. acrylic and gold tone stapler and tape dispenser would look great on any stylish boss’ desk this year

 

we know the art lover in our life doesn’t want for us to buy them art, but we still want to find that unique art related item that they never knew they couldn’t live without! we found some seriously artsy items we are particularly excited about this year!

  1. ancient kauri wood geo sculpture for the modern art and sculpture lover in your life
  2. modern art desserts by caitlin freeman pleases the eye and the tummy, if you’re ambitious enough to try
  3. paint strokes iphone case by rifle paper co. is the perfect pop of color and unexpected design
  4. antique style craft scissors because honestly, these are beautiful and we need them just because
  5. mirrored half circle garland for the art lover who could also use a little mirror action in their home
  6. rising of the setting sun painting by wayne pate for an affordable and cheery piece of art
  7. mini coloring book for the art lover in your life who enjoys drawing and/or coloring
  8. pantone inspirational color palettes for the art lover who truly loves color
  9. moca membership for the art lover who frequents the museum and would love to do so freely
  10. decorative hand painted arrow to serve an aesthetic and possibly symbolic purpose for an art lover

 

 

holiday gift guide: for children & for the animal lover

we can probably all agree that children are the most fun to buy gifts for, partially because we get to channel our own inner child and reminisce on our childhood holiday celebrations. while the options are endless, this can leave us overwhelmed as well, so we’ve gathered our top ten items for this year!

  1. metallic piggy bank is a funky take on the classic saving method we grew up with
  2. chalkboard door hanger because what kid doesn’t love to put a message on their door?
  3. colorful splash tray that a kid can imagine many uses for; food, junk holder, or pencil tray
  4. cardboard animal heads because they’re playful, eco-friendly, and animal friendly
  5. silkscreened kite for a day at the beach and a lesson in flight (and patience)
  6. multicolor pompom garland for a colorful and festive accent to be enjoyed all year round
  7. fashion designer kit for that stylish child that loves all of your fashion magazines
  8. sleep like a tiger is a new and adorable bedtime read that is sure to become a classic
  9. slim sonic toothbrush because kids love electric toothbrushes and now they’re super cool
  10. mr. food face plates which of course, reminds us of our beloved wooly willy toy

 

we all have an animal lover in our life, and we are proudly that animal lover who has dogs instead of children! we’ve rounded up our top ten picks for the animal lover in your life this year!

  1. animal prints because they’re totally adorable and would brighten anyone’s day
  2. vintage butterfly tray mostly because it is beautiful, but useful and unique as well
  3. dog grooming tools so the pups can always look and smell their very best
  4. soopertramp preppy dog collar for the sophisticated and stylish pup (matching leash available!)
  5. phoney baloney bacon & coconut treats because who doesn’t love bacon, especially when no piggies are actually involved
  6. cat tipi for that cat who needs a stylish abode to hideaway in after a long day of sun bathing
  7. dog peacoat because contrary to popular belief, some pups are sensitive to the cold
  8. turtleshell lidded candle serves as a decorative object when not in use
  9. fancy dog bowl for the design minded dog owner in your life who appreciates a good gingham
  10. bird by andrew zuckerman is an incredibly vibrant and beautiful book that anyone would appreciate

 

holiday gift guide: for the hostess & for your neighbor

as exciting as it is to host gatherings, we all know how much work it also includes, so we never show up to a party empty handed! see below for our favorite gifts for the hostess this year to show your appreciation!

  1. metallic zebra dish makes a glam catch all that can be used almost anywhere
  2. paper placemats for an interesting yet disposable addition to any gathering
  3. embroidered bucket is an adorable place to stow cooking utensiles or even makeup brushes
  4. dipped salad servers are eco-friendly and bring a pop of color to the table
  5. hand painted ceramic vases for the hostess who needs some creative storage
  6. baking kits from babycakes because if anyone isn’t obsessed yet, they will be
  7. photo tips towel for the hostess who likes to photograph her kitchen adventures
  8. soma water filter because we truly believe everybody on your list should have one
  9. sparklettes for a hostess to have on hand for any special occasion that arises
  10. test tube to spice rack is great for space saving, convenience, and display

 

we also like to show our neighbors some thanks for the holidays, just for being near and dear! below we have some no fail gifts that are perfect for someone you may not know so well!

  1. colorful backgammon set because nothing breaks the ice like a classic game
  2. antique mirror box to be used as a catch all or to hide away special items for safe keeping
  3. universe terrarium for the plant loving neighbor who appreciates good design as well
  4. vintage blue glass bottle is beautiful and can be worked into almost any style of decor
  5. brass plant mister because who doesn’t want to hydrate their plants in style?
  6. stick lighter to keep out on any table or windowsill without being an eye sore
  7. stargazer lights to accent any area of the home without feeling cheesy
  8. soap bars that might be too pretty to use but are great to have on hand for guests
  9. silver pyramid vase because this unique vase can serve many purposes
  10. incense for the neighbor who loves a wonderful smelling home