Today we would like to feature Deirdre Skiles of Detroit Rose, a candle and skincare brand based in Detroit, MI. We collaborated with Deirdre to make our T&B signature candle, which is a romantic blend of rose, cardamom, bergamot and amber. Join us at the Detroit Rose studio to hear the inspiration behind our candle, as well as tips for pouring your own candles at home.
Today on Behind the Counter we are answering some of the most frequently asked questions that we hear from customers when they visit the shop. We probably get the MOST questions about our gorgeous book wallpaper that is behind the shop counter. I had personally been a huge fan of this Brunschwig & Fils design for quite some time. When I started renovating the shop, using this paper was the first design decision that I made and I’m so glad that I did. I still adore it 📚 Check out some of the other FAQs below!
Today we would like to feature maker extraordinaire, Erica Kane Fink! Erica holds a BFA specializing in printmaking and mixed media painting from the University of Michigan. She is a woman of many talents, making these colorful bead and tassel necklaces that we carry in the shop, along with weavings, paintings and ceramics. Erica will be teaching a beginning weaving class at the shop in February. Her unique style, easily recognized by its creative use of color and patterns, explores themes of nostalgia, family and home. If that wasn’t enough, Erica is also a musician and plays in the band Eric and Erica. Learn some more about Erica in our latest episode of Behind the Counter below and check out her work the next time that you are in the shop.
This week on Behind the Counter, it is time for YOU to get in on the action as we answer some of your questions! Check out the video below!
Here is our 2017 Gift Guide! We had so much fun putting it together. There is absolutely something for everyone on your list (and maybe a few things for yourself as well!). Still can't find what you're looking for? Give us a shout and let us help make your holiday shopping experience a little bit easier.
Today we would like to introduce you to the woman behind the cat butts and tiny prints, Kimmy Scafuro of Kimmy Makes Things! Kimmy trained at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and is now based in Philadelphia. She is most well known for her cat and corgi butt goods and the very popular tiny art prints of people like Beyoncé and Obama. She also paints custom portraits, and painted both the dog and Tenenbaum family portraits at the shop. What you maybe don’t know about Kimmy is that she designs textiles and prints for Anthropologie, she has two sassy cats, and she is one of my absolute dearest friends. Find out some more about Kimmy in our first VIRTUAL (!) edition of Behind the Counter from Philly below!
It was so hard narrowing down my gift picks to just five items, but the items that I did pick continue to be some of my absolute favorites. Even better? Most of the items are available in our online shop. Enjoy!
We really, really love La Croix sparkling water around here. I mean, so much that some people could view it as an addiction. We actually lovingly call it Latoya (it's a long story- ask about it the next time that you are in the shop). What is YOUR favorite flavor?
Tis the season for gift giving! Darren has put together his top 5 gift ideas. Check them out in our latest installment of Behind the Counter below!