Posted by Meghan Throckmorton on Friday, April 22, 2011,
In an era when being green means stocking up on trendy reusable bags, when living your dream often means getting wrapped up in sticky red tape, and everyone scrambles to get the next disposable gadget, it is refreshing to meet someone who just keeps it simple.
Sara Guindon, artist, illustrator, co-founder of the pinpals, and all around queen of craftiness, proves thrifty is nifty. She always bikes or walks. She uses a telephone. She combs thrift stores for inspiration...and she draws. ...
Posted by Meghan Throckmorton on Wednesday, March 23, 2011,
In the midst of trolling the web for best cash management system, I received an email that absolutely made me swoon. Stitch Fetish, founded by the vixen of craftiness, Lalania Simone, is full of bright, whimsical, handmade critters and bags. I can't wait to open Rakun and have Lalania join the den, as she really is into a little bit of everything. Here, in her own words, is a little taste of what this renaissance gal is into:
"I make beautiful things because, crafting is like breathing to m...
Posted by Meghan Throckmorton on Sunday, March 20, 2011,
Lincoln Park, La Alma, The Santa Fe Arts District...whatever you call it, this little corner of Westside Denver is a neighborhood on the move! When we settled here a few years ago, the 1100 block of Santa Fe Drive was a desolate little place, with the shuffle in and out of the liquor store and the 7-11 the only signs of life. Then, along came The Taoist Tai Chi Society, then Shwervers Bar, and the block began to perk up.
Other blocks are blossoming, too, especially the vibrant 700-900 sectio...
Posted by Meghan Throckmorton on Tuesday, March 15, 2011,
Blueprints, and contracts, and zoning, oh my! As the grand opening of Rakun gets closer and closer, I'm digging into even more fun projects. With a new architect to draw the wheelchair ramp and signs on order, it feels like this little shop really is opening very, very soon. The best part of all this planning is uncovering unexpected treasures, like vintage turntables to spin tunes in the shop and a wonderful, warm community of crafty mischief makers. Denver has some really creative and...