August 12, 2009

Organic Designs by Aggelige

Apparently, beginning new full-time jobs and getting a new store up and running keeps a girl pretty busy and unfortunately unable to update her blog as often as she desires. I apologize for my absence over the last week. Seamlessly transitioning to a whole new life schedule is proving to be a bit more difficult than I thought!

However, the store is up and running and looks great! The customer response has been overwhelmingly positive. The last post was mostly filled with concept pictures of the store, but I will post some actual pictures very soon!

In the meantime, I want to introduce you to a fabulous small business owner whose shop is directly across from ours. Operating out of an old silver, airstream trailer, Aggelige Spanos is a lovely lady who's trying to make a living around something she loves...something we also happen to love here at thevintagemodern....

Succulents!

Aggelige plants her beauties in various vintage and unique containers she has found on her many treasure hunts. She does an excellent job and I can't wait to get paid so I can take one of them home!

Here are some pictures of her adorable shop:

I highly encourage each of you to stop by if you're in the area. She has arrangements in every price range, size and shape! On top of that, Aggelige is one of the nicest people I've met in a long time! You can find her in her silver bullet every Wednesday - Sunday at The CAMP...2937 Bristol St in Costa Mesa, CA. And while you're at it, visit me at SEED!

So...here's to the love of succulents, local artists, and turning your dreams into reality...

August 4, 2009

SEED: People's Market - Opening Thursday!

I am very excited to announce the opening of a new store THIS THURSDAY, AUGUST 6TH, at the CAMP in Orange County, CA...


I am excited about this store for the following reasons:
1) because it is extremely cool.
2) because I am lucky enough to work there.

Here is some information about the store to pique your interest!

SEED: People’s Market is a marketplace for emerging
designers, makers and artists. The People’s Market
showcases sustainable products and local handmade
crafts in a modern eco-friendly space at the CAMP in
Costa Mesa, CA.

The People’s Market includes community space for
demonstrations, classes and events and a fresh food
bar with living room, outside deck and laptop station for visitors.
Shop owners will be encouraged to attend monthly
“Meet the Makers” events and People’s Market will organize
and manage ongoing programs for the community.

We will carry a huge variety of items, including...


Here's a bit more info about the CAMP, where the store is located:

As the first green retail compound of its
kind, the CAMP opened in 2002 anchored by an array
of authentic green boutiques and organic, healthy eateries.
Award winning architecture, indigenous landscaping
and environmental aesthetics are coupled with
the following amenities offered to CAMP customers:
a grass roof, certified redwood, on-site percolation system
(to avoid urban runoff to the ocean), a central yurt, and
local artisan touches throughout the grounds.


I am excited about the artists participating in SEED. We have some great merchandise and I've already bought a few things myself. I'm afraid my paycheck won't last very long in that place!

Over the next few weeks, I will spotlight some of our contributing artists here on my blog...to give you a better idea of the amazing creativity and products we will feature!

The store is definitely a work in progress. We will continually build our list of participating artists and the space will be constantly changing and growing.

So...come check it out and check back often!

There's definitely something for every interest and every price range at SEED. As a lover of art and design, I am excited to participate in the start-up of this project and I can't wait to see where it goes!

Stay tuned...and I hope to see you in the store!!

HOURS:
Monday - Friday, 11am-7pm
Saturday, 11am-6pm
Sunday, 11am-5pm
Visit thecampsite.com for more information and directions!