Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Under-the-sea tee

This ain’t your mother’s animal tee! Philadelphia-based T-shirt artist Noelle (owner of Xenotees) steers clear of “cuddly & fuzzy” territory with this amazingly quirky new design. Each features a lobster with a crustacean-oriented quote from a French poet. Don’t speak fran├žais (or just can’t read the text in the photo)? Here’s the translation:

"I have a liking for lobsters. They are peaceful, serious creatures. They know the secrets of the sea, and they don't bark."

Noelle uses only totally unique designs on her tees (no clip-art graphics here!), expertly screenprinting them in her Philly studio. We love them because they’re conversation-starters: the perfect thing to slip on when you’re tired of all the boring solid-colored tops in your closet.

We’ve got the French Lobster tee in aqua or in lavender. Both are soft and form-fitting in 100% sheer jersey cotton. So what are you waiting for? Get yours now at The Pink Pig!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Selling like hotcakes: bath & body treats from Farmhouse Fresh

We’re having a hard time keeping these yummy goodies on the shelves – and for good reason! The Farmhouse Fresh line takes wholesome, country-grown ingredients and brings out their delectable smells and flavours in good-enough-to-eat scrubs and lotions. Here's the lowdown.

The Sweet Cream Body Scrub lasts forever (even for the most enthusiastic bathers!) and feels incredible on your skin. It’s chock full of rice bran oil (known as “the world’s healthiest oil”), which contains skin-smoothing Vitamin E and antioxidants. The wooden spoon is a nice added touch, keeping it mess-free.

And then there’s the Strawberry Mash Gift Set – mmm! We start with a sundae-like jar of Strawberry Smash Double Moisturizer, with its blend of creamy moisturizers and strawberry extract. Mix it up in your hands before applying to bring new meaning to the term “playing with your food”.

The second part of the gift set is the Sweet Cream Fine Foot Scrub – heaven for dry, rough feet, knees and elbows. This set makes a perfect hostess or housewarming present that you don't even have to wrap, thanks to its straw-filled bushel basket packaging (people will think it came straight from the farm).

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mixed media mermaids by Laurie Beth Giacumbo

Who wouldn't want one of these sparkly, sassy mermaids hanging on their wall? Upbeat and whimsical, each features a saucily boozy element, whether it's a glistening martini in "Dinner is Poured" or a festive bottle of chardonnay in "Wedding Day".

The mermaids are the brainchild of artist Laurie Beth Giacumbo (just "Beth" to her friends). Born and raised at the Jersey Shore, Laurie was taking art lessons at an early age. A course in Collage for Fashion Merchandising led to a career as a bartender (go figure), but her love for art endured even while she was busy slinging drinks. After moving in to a townhouse on the beach with her wonderfully encouraging husband, she started painting everything - floors, walls, and furniture - and mermaids turned out to be a recurring theme. As Laurie puts it, "They're happy, silly, and lots of fun."

Laurie's sea sirens are crafted from paper, paint, pastels, die cuts, and glitter (ALWAYS lots of glitter). As Beth says: "they're made with love and laughter, and frequently a glass of merlot!"

Pick your favorite and give her a home in your bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom. Click the links below to see them all:
- "Cheers"
- "Cindy"
- "Sunny"

Monday, July 6, 2009

Stellarocco T-shirts: your prettiest summer fashion essential

A great tee can be hard to find, but these ones by Stellarocco (newly arrived at The Pink Pig) are just right! We love the girly-zen feel of their designs and their body-conscious shapes. They’re 100% cotton, so they’re totally breathable, too. Perfect for layering on those summer nights when you’re off to watch the fireworks or to grab dinner on a patio with friends.

We’ve got ‘em in four organically-inspired prints (left to right as shown above):
- “Chinois Flower” tee
- “Poppies” cap-sleeve tee
- “Island Flowers” short-sleeve tee
- “Palm Berries” scoop-neck tee

These tees are one of those ideas that’s super simple, but flawlessly executed. The silk-screened prints look amazing peeking out from underneath a blazer or cardigan.

Click here to pick up a pretty Stellarocca tee from The Pink Pig.