Sunday, September 30, 2007

Presentation is key. (Hope we can find a locksmith)

We've been asked to put together a point of purchase display to show off our items at a great little boutique. These are the moments when creating from discarded remnants can become a bit tricky and making a trip to Home Depot looks awfully tempting. We have plans for a larger unit that will require used items we currently don't have, so in the meantime we've thrown together this little beauty.

Point of purchase display holding tiki pendants and earrings
The base is a piece of an old shower caddy that has been dressed up with a section of a sea-grass beach mat. The label is a bit of aluminum can with our logo stamped on it. Not too bad for a temporary fix if you ask me. Hope everyone is having a great weekend. :)

~Michael would like to add that this photo was taken with his iPhone. (He's still trying to validate his purchase!)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

TheBlackApple~ haha not another mac post!

To continue Apple week, I'd like to highlight an artist who needs very little introduction. TheBlackApple aka Emily Martin is a fabulous artist out of Athens, GA who delights her audience with whimsical characters reminiscent of vintage story books. Her next shop update is this Friday, so to celebrate we've made the nifty countdown you see on our left sidebar below. Visit her at

Monday, September 24, 2007

Apple Week part 2- impaled by a red delicious

One of my dearest friends made these smart little earrings. They are actually made out of the little rainbow enamel apples found on older apple generation models. Truly this is a must have for any apple enthusiast. :) She occasionally sells them on ebay if you are itching for a pair.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

A is for Apple (and other useless knowledge)

This week we are a bit preoccupied with a new addition to our family (or at least Michael is). The usually strong silent type is currently bubbling over with geeky gadget goodness and can't wait to brag... um, I mean share about his newest shiny paperweight:

Ever since Apple announced the iPhone, I knew I just had to have one. The original plan was to wait until early next year and hold out for a 3G (faster data) model, but the desire for a new toy kicked in a little sooner than expected. I've had the phone now for a few days now, and I must say the the iPhone simply ROCKS! Everything feels so solid and well thought out, both hardware and software. It's a breeze to use... especially coming from a Windows mobile smartphone. Even activating and transferring my number from T-Mobile with iTunes was quick and painless. The phone was up and running within minutes of unboxing. I was honestly shocked that activating a mobile phone while sitting at home could be this easy.

Since the iPhone has the Safari browser and AT&T offers unlimited wireless data, now blogging knows no bounds.

So there you have it folks. We can now make smart stylish blog posts from anywhere- even the poor house! :) To celebrate our new found poverty, we'll be blogging about Apple all week!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Return of the Endless Mural

This is a detail view of the waterfall and giraffe in our jungle mural.
This is a detail view of the underwater scene in our jungle mural.This is a detail view of the tiger and iguana in our jungle mural.
As promised- here are some of the detail shots of the mural. It continues to be far from finished, but what good is art if you don't enjoy the process right? We still have plans for a lion, a macaw, and a monkey (although I have no idea where the monkey is going to fit!) My favorite spot is the underwater scene. There are eggs, tadpoles, and an adult frog so the kids can learn about the frog life cycle. Hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Pirates, Ninjas, and Robots, oh my!

WooHoo! We snagged our first Etsy treasury today. Check it out to see some wonderful artists depicting the finest character types ever imagined.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Our newest stretchy recycled bottle cap bracelet. Enviromental jewelry by Lani and Michael.
We've been trying to figure out bottle caps for a while now. Millions are dumped in landfills every day. They are small, but add up quickly. The problem is, there is plenty of bottle cap art out there. We just aren't big fans of any of it. I've seen caps that have been painted, glittered, glued, filled with photos, etc. (No offense to anyone who works with caps. To each his own.) I guess it goes back to my design roots. I appreciate the original artwork that someone designed for the cap to match the bottle's label. For me, that's what makes them cool. So we've been fooling around with a punch, trying to use the colorful caps in interesting ways and this is the first complete test piece. We took the sections of cap and domed them. They make some pretty nifty slide beads for this stretchy bracelet. We don't know if these will be offered for sale. I'm not satisfied with the quality of the punch cut yet, so I'm just going to wear this myself and see how I like it. Leave comments if you like the the look and we'll see if it is worth pursuing further. *Smiles* (*frowns* this post will knock Seamour off the first page! How sad!)

*update* We finished our first one for sale!!! Yay!! And it appeared on the front page of Etsy! You can see it here.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Holy Snickers! We have a couch!

Here in GreenSpace, we tend to reuse just about everything and believe me- it shows. Nearly every piece of furniture in the house has come to us from good friends, good family, or Goodwill. So when our dear friend mentioned that she wished she could take our couch home we went, "hmmmmm. ok". I am happy to say our old couch is now on its 4th owner (it's had a pretty good life) which made us not feel so bad about cracking open the piggy bank to get this beautiful plush bucket of yumminess. We've been sitting on the floor for weeks and it just arrived today! Here is the tag cutting ceremony:

Alas- either no more art in the living room, or I need a really big drop cloth! Sorry it isn't terribly art related, but I was too excited not to share!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Vintage 965 here we come!

This picture is of Kanoa, one of our bone domino tiki pendants
WooHoo!!! We have struck and agreement with Vintage 965 in downtown Augusta, GA (my home town) to showcase some of our work. It is a really snazzy shop and we greatly appreciate their interest in our art. Kanoa, the tiki above is currently on vacay there. Hopefully, someone will take him home. (He's a sneaky one. He needs lots of supervision) For those of you near Augusta, go check out Arts in the Hearts of Augusta next weekend, a yearly festival that promotes local artists and celebrates cultural diversity. We are sad to say we won't be able to make it, but plenty of other great vendors will be there. Go show your support!
Visit GreenSpaceGoods on Etsy for more Tikis

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

A Fortunate Situation

What you see here may appear to be a collection of yummy cookies, but do not be deceived. The large one is actually my old resume. When I graduated from college, we were encouraged to have something to give away at our portfolio show to potential employers, so I figured since I needed all the luck I could get, why not turn my resume into a soft fortune cookie?

Two years later, I still didn't have a job in my field (graphic design), I was miserable, and depressed. Michael had gotten a job at an interactive place and I started hanging out with them during lunch. One day, I was pouring my heart out to the creative director, " I just don't know what else to do! I can't catch a break!". In a fatherly sort of way he replied, "You know, what you need is a good gimmick. There was this girl once with this great resume. It was like aaaaaa......aaaaaa.....a fortune cookie! That thing was great! I think we still have it somewhere!" My jaw just dropped as I heard the words. "That was me."

Needless to say, I started working there soon after, and have ever since. It took a long time, but that resume really did pull through for me in the end. So to honor all of those long hours making resumes, (and to get rid of all this darn foam that is still hanging around) I present the fortune cookie earrings. May they bring everyone else as much fortune as they have brought me. :)

See the earrings on Etsy or Visit GreenSpaceGoods on Etsy

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