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Alameda: Today’s yard sales

Posted in Alameda, wishlist by gwen on July 17, 2010

It starts by my house, so read it backwards if you’re on the other side of The Island.

510 Santa Clara Ave @ 5th
647 Pacific Ave @ Webster — retiring sailmaker
1827 Wood St @ Buena Vista
1000 block of Eagle Ave (between Chapin and St. Charles)
1523 Buena Vista Ave @ Benton
1118 Paru @ Encinal
2014 Clinton Ave @ Willow
2148 Encinal Ave. @ Walnut

2207 Lincoln Ave. @ Walnut — multi-family
1015 Regent St @ Otis
1132 Pearl St @ San Jose
1611 Pearl St. @ Lincoln

1324 Fernside Blvd @ Central
Fremont @ Fernside — block sale

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Recommendation: Genevieve Motley jewelry

Posted in elsewhere, etsy, fashion, wishlist by gwen on July 6, 2010

South African jewelry designer Genevieve Motley makes the most lovely, unique pieces you can imagine. Very economically priced, too. I won this fantastic necklace and have received many compliments on it over the past few days.

June 30: Genevieve Motley necklace

Head on over to her shop at genmotley.etsy.com.

Take it easy

Posted in elsewhere, travel, wishlist by gwen on May 21, 2010

Musical accompaniment: Tinashe – Zambezi (Fool’s Gold Remix)

Summer is obviously coming, a bunch of my friends are posting open road-type photos. I am working every day and it’s going to be ages before I get out like that, so I am living vicariously.

by Kevin Collins, one of flickr’s finest and an island neighbor of mine.

by Gordon Edgar, author of Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge, which you should check out.

by harpy, queen of the polaroid and all things summer.

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Yum!

Posted in craft, photo, wishlist by gwen on October 16, 2009

I listed two things on Etsy. It’s my first time. We’ll see how that goes.
gwen.etsy.com
[And yes, I have a Barton Finkly FRESSSSSH FRUUUUUUIT!!! echoing in my head.]

In preparation for that, I took a bunch of photos of earrings I’ve made for myself over the past year and put them up on flickr. Just like I’ve been threatening I was going to do since ages ago. These are my most recent, I was going to sell them but I changed my mind and am keeping them for myself. You cannot beat green ovals and disco balls.

Product photography is HARD. Light is so fleeting…

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