Archive for the ‘Wares’ Category


We’re back, and giving our suitcase an extended siesta while we delightfully embrace a little thing you’ve most likely heard of, summer. Prior to the unofficial start of our favorite season, we detoured south to The Big Easy, where temps were already bordering on steamy. A reverse migration of sorts, we liken it to seasonal tempering – prepping mentally, and more importantly, physically, for the balmy conditions that will soon be creeping up the eastern seaboard. We’ll be sharing more on our latest Gilded Getaway shortly, until then, we’re unpacking our travel goodies just in time for fun in the New England sun. A handmade fan to cool ourselves on warm summer nights, and our favorite travel souvenir, sunnies. These sophisticated shades from New Orleans brand Krewe in the most gorgeous bottle green hue have us seeking excuses to catch the sun’s rays morning, noon + night.

Delectable Details

African Fan + Aesa Ring | Freda

Charles II Sunnies | Krewe

Image courtesy of The Gilded Lobster. 


For some, it’s shoes, others handbags. For us, nothing speaks to our style weakness like the perfect desktop accessory. So when Suann Song, a graphic designer + resident expert in all things paper, recently introduced a Kickstarter Campaign to launch a collection of notebooks under her new venture Appointed Co., we snapped to attention + practically hugged our laptops. The vision behind Appointed Co. speaks for itself, “A beautiful work environment fosters creativity, productivity and overall well-being.” From our vantage point, it sounds like the best capsule of Vitamin C a designer could wish for – inspiration, aesthetics + functionality all rolled into one. A daily dose you say, doctor? Yes, please.

Suann, whose creative firm Simplesong Design has been inspiring us for years, hit the organizational nail on the head in developing not only the perfect notebook, but a full service line of office panache. Think we’re alone in our admiration of ruled lines + spiral-bound beauty? Think again, this kickstarter campaign reached its goal in one week folks, proving that, in the words of Song, “A notebook represents untapped potential and endless possibility“.

Chock full of delectable details, each notebook includes brass coils, rounded corners, bookcloth covers, and oh, did we mention foil-stamped insignias? Hold the presses (well, actually, let ’em roll), Suann offers the potential for a #pinchofglam on every one; now that’s a designer truly after our gilded heart. The soon-to-début collection, all made in America and inclusive of workbooks, To-Do pads, rulers, + more, is essentially the dream team of desktop décor, and like kids in a candy store, we can barely contain our excitement. Fancy yourself a piece or two? Stay tuned, the Appointed Co. web shoppe will be opening its doors in July, 2015, just in time for back-to-school (or shall we say, back-to-cool) office indulgence.

Images courtesy of Appointed Co.


A letterpress enthusiast and self-proclaimed notewriter extraordinaire, it’s no secret we have a longstanding love affair with all things Egg Press, our go-to source for sending cheer in style. Forever smitten with Egg Press’ whimsical patterns and cheeky greetings (not to mention those signature diecuts, which get us every time), we’re head-over-heels with their most recent product launch, the Social Preparedness Kit, (SPK for those of you fancy paper peeps looking to be ‘in the know’). The collection, made exclusively in Oregon using age-old letterpress techniques and hand-printed textiles, couldn’t more perfectly marry two of our favorite things. Statement worthy social notes, pint-size pouches, and notable note pads, i.e. the cornerstones of correspondence guaranteed to make you step up your snail-mail game.

April marks National Letter-Writing Month, and as would only seem fitting, Egg Press created the Write_On Campaign in 2014 to promote joy + creativity through hand-written correspondence. The mission, write 30 letters in 30 days. Join us in the upcoming month, and remember those you hold near + dear; deliver greetings of love and laughter the good ‘ole fashioned way.

As the countdown clock to April ticks near, we’re digging deep in our drawers and stockpiling our stamps.  And while we’re sure to devour our new SPK, those gilded clams dancing cheek-to-cheek? Perfect for that special someone who floats your boat. Subsequently, our most beloved Egg Press greeting of all? Naturally this one, because surely Tess et team had a direct line to our inner psyche. Thank you Egg Press, we think you’re pretty special too. xx

Images courtesy of Egg Press.

Lindsey Adelman Gilded Mussel 1

Renowned in the world of interiors for her striking pieces of hand-blown glass and brass lighting magnificence, Lindsey Adelman et studio have once again stolen our golden heart with an expansion into classifications on a smaller, yet equally scintillating, scale. High atop our holiday list, the Gold Mussel Ashtray couldn’t possibly be more idyllic for life around the pound.

Lindsey Adelman Gilded Mussel 2

The shells, gathered from the coastal surf of Maine, and electroplated in 18k gold in a Brooklyn studio, seep classic New England living with a pinch of glam. And while these buried treasures are deemed to collect the ashes of what we envision to be the classiest of smokers, our thoughts overflow with other uses for the gilded beauties; a sea salt vessel to complement our tabletop, a paperclip receptacle to adorn our workspace or a bedside catchall for jewels during slumber.

Available at one of our favorite (and absolutely darling) shoppes, Egan Day, a jewelry boutique nestled off Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia.

Images courtesy of Lindsey Adelman.


April 12, 2013

Gilded Getaway Guide


With a dash of temps in the 70s this past week across the Northeast, it’s safe to say spring has finally sprung in New England, and the travel bug has bitten right along with it. In celebration, we decided it was only fitting to give our Gilded Getaway Guides a special niche of their own at Around the Pound. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick weekend escape, or a trip worthy of jetways and jet lag, you can head straight to our new Getaway Guide menu on the right of our page for inspiration.

Our travel itinerary at The Gilded Lobster is pretty jam packed for the next several months, so follow along and see where our journeys take us, we’d love to have you. And be sure to stay tuned next week, when we announce a very special getaway offer for our readers.

In the meantime, we’re packing our bags, complete with our favorite luggage tags from Harlex, a Hong Kong based studio specializing in handcrafted leather accessories. Having been a long-standing fan of this husband and wife duo, and the high-quality goods they design and develop, we can attest that these tags will ensure all your precious cargo gets where it needs to go, no matter the destination.

So, grab your favorite guide, pack up your wares, and in the words of the wise ‘ole Dr. Seuss, ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go‘.

Image courtesy of Harlex.


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