22 April 2010

And the winner is....

A huge thank you to all of my loyal customers, friends, and fans who entered the Earth Day Giveaway contest. The lucky winner receives a custom tangle necklace made to their own specifications. Everyone who made a purchase from t8designs in 2010 was given three chances to win. Commenting on the original blog post or becoming a fan on facebook was a way for both customers and non-customers to earn another chance to win.
Everyone's name was then printed out (1,2,3,4 or 5 times) and placed in the proverbial hat. Arthur Lyman's "Kon Tiki" played softly in the background....and the winner is:

Amy!! who runs the wonderful company & blog EveryLittleCounts. Be sure to check out her fantastic designs and musings on love, life, and style!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered and be sure to keep an eye on the blog because I had such fun doing this giveaway that I'm already planning some future giveaways!


14 April 2010

GIVEAWAY! - Custom Tangle Necklace

To celebrate our lovely customers and fans...t8designs is holding a CUSTOM TANGLE NECKLACE GIVEAWAY!!!

The winner will receive a tangle necklace (value $75-$90) made to their specifications (colors/metals/beads/length, etc.).

The tangle necklaces are made with vintage beads, chains, and findings so they are a wonderfully eco-friendly way to celebrate Earth Day!

If you have already made a purchase from t8designs this year (2010) you are automatically entered with 3 chances to win in the contest. If you have not made a purchase this year, you may enter by leaving a comment on this blog post or by adding t8designs to your fanpages on Facebook. Each blog comment and fanpage request will garner you 1 chance to win (total of 2 chances for those who have not purchased anything this year).

Please feel free to browse the tangled section of the shop as well as the sold listings to see additional examples of the tangle designs you could request.

Thank you so much for your support and I look forward to collaborating with the winner on a wild statement piece!

The winner will be announced on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22nd.

12 April 2010

lifecycle of a t8designs necklace

just found out about this google search story generator...too fun to pass up!

01 April 2010

queuing for the toilet at the bar

at 3am at the packed bar i guess we all feel and look a bit like dead flies...

really loving Magnus Muhr's dead flies series...here's a video compilation of the macabre and hilarious photos

It Rains

Guillaume Apollinaire presents a concrete poem

Il Pleut (It Rains)

it is raining women’s voices as if they were dead even in memory
you also are raining down marvelous encounters of my life o little drops
and these rearing clouds are beginning to whinny a whole world of auricular towns
listen to it rain while regret and disdain weep an old fashioned music
listen to the fall of all the perpendiculars of your existence

expression. placement. movement. perfection

in praise of Lampyridae

With the warmer weather upon us, I cannot wait until the fireflies return! Like most children, I delighted in chasing after their intermittent beacons of light in my younger years and despite the desire to keep them close, never captured them for keeps. My appreciation of insects and spiders has always been high- they were captured with dixie cups and released back into "nature" when I found them in the house and not squished. But it wasn't until I was 22 years old and wandering around the Garden for the Blind one night around 3am with a certain fella that my fascination with fireflies hit a fevered pitch. We discovered a glowworm (firefly larvae) nesting area. The little glowing nuggets were scattered all over the ground like fairy dust or stars that had fallen to earth. I scooped up a handful of dirt & glowworms and I felt like a prospector at Sutter's Mill. Who needs gold when you can have the glory of nature in your hand?

19 March 2010

Cyclone Season is Coming!!

It's official! Mark your calendars kids because the 2010 Coney Island Cyclone Season begins next Sunday, March 28th promptly at noon.

One of the greatest (well at least one of the most innocent) thrills to be had in the borough of Brooklyn, the Cyclone is not to be missed. Sure it's old. Yes, it creaks. THAT'S why it's so fun. Of course, some of the bloom has faded with the departure of Astroland a few years ago. And I'd much prefer a ride on the Cyclone AND a stroll through Luna Park...alas I'd need a time machine for that thrill...