Monday, March 23, 2009

{Feelin' Lucky: Day 23 - ernstandthistle}

Ernst & Thistle - Karen
Etsy shop:
http://www.ernstandthistle.etsy.com/

Item
These luggage tags are hand-cut and assembled from a thick dark brown genuine leather. They are tool punched then whipstitched taut with a tan waxed cord. Durable metal grommets and a heavy-duty, antiqued brass beaded chain make up the loop to attach to your suitcase or bag.

Bio
Modern Functionality + Eco-Friendliness + Old World Charm = Ernst & Thistle
Ernst & Thistle is a Richmond-based design duo made up of local artists Lynalise Woodlief and Karen Wolfe. From their ateliers in the James River Basin, they design and hand-make vintage inspired home décor, accessories, and gifts with an eye for detail and old world craftsmanship. They developed a knack for authentically aging reproductions from their combined 20 years experience in the local film and media industries. With this and a mélange of varied art degrees, many of Ernst & Thistle's pieces are an ode to simpler times, truer ideals, and lost artisan craft. Eco-responsibility is an inherent component of their work; therefore, vintage, pre-used, salvaged and upcycled materials are used where possible (in the packaging, shipping materials and the products themselves.)

Favorite Materials
found, botanicals, fragments, linen, organic, recycled, salvaged, copper, typography, orinthology, vintage, antique, jute

To win these vintage-inspired luggage tags, leave a comment answering the following:
What color is your suitcase?
mine is ugly and black, but I am hoping to get a really nice set of luggage for graduation
this set is so gorgeous

winner will be announced March 30th

15 comments:

Becca said...

I would love to say it's something flashy and fun, but it's really just a kahki green rolling duffle which I love. It's lightweight and you can pack a ton in there, while not getting it too unwieldy.

Maura said...

My suitcase is a really functional, black samsonite, but I have tied bright pink curling ribbon to the top and side handles so that I can identify it a little bit easier when, finally, it come rolling out onto the baggage claim carousel.

jbrew said...

My luggage is a boring khaki color. I wish it were bright and sassy...maybe one day...

Aik said...

Mine is black, but I'd love a white and shinning one.

aikychien@yahoo.com

Ashley said...

I just recently bought a new suitcase, which I LOVE. It is brown with pink polka dots! The best part? I have yet to see anyone else with it and you can spot it very easily!

felicia said...

Boring black.

newlyb said...

We just got a great new set of dark red luggage that we're going to use for our first down-south vacation in two weeks! Wooooo hoooo!!

SNWUNC said...

Suitcase... what suitcase? I proudly travel with my "vintage" Vera Bradley French Blue extra-large duffel and garment bag. Of course, my monogram adorns both. Even though the pattern was retired in 2002, I can't seem to put it away, or give it away for that matter! I'm getting married in a few months and my monogram will change, so I'm going to tuck it away in my future daughter's hope chest!

Diana said...

I have very cute dark brown luggage with a gold Fleur-De-Lis pattern. I picked it out at the market place, my very first trip to New Orleans.

Nikki said...

My luggage is burt orange, and I always tie a really colorful ribbon on the handle for easy identification and style!

CathyH said...

Olive green cordoroy..but it is so me!

Baily said...

i have bright pink barble luggage. but i do not like it that much. i mean come on. I DONT LIKE PINK!!!!!

Allen said...

Basic Black.

Alan D said...

Mine is blue. Thank you.

KB said...

Teal.