Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Spring!

It's starting to look more like Spring outside, with the Cherry Blossoms blooming, and the sun peeking out once in a awhile! This is my favorite time of year because it's so beautiful and fresh when the flowers explode across the city and the weather gets a bit warmer.  We are in full swing at Flutter with lots of new fragrances and home decor, books and novelties that will put a spring in your step!

We love our apothecary at Flutter so much that we have been expanding it this season, to include more of your favorites! The fragrance line by Mor has been in our clutches for awhile, and we could not be more excited about all of the new scents.  The packaging is delightful and the perfume oils, to die for in unique combinations.

Mor Lychee Flower Perfume Oil

My personal favorite-Snow Gardenia!
Mor perfume
Mor Fragrance oil in Cassis Noir-Cinnamon Leaf, black current and Bulgaria Rose mixed with a hint of Jasmine
velvet pillow
Sea Foam velvet pillow, so luxurious and happy for Spring
paper treasure
The Chelsea, handmade necklace by Paper Treasure
butterfly paper weight
Real Butterfly paper weight
Relax and enjoy the weather, catch up on reading, or sending postcards.  It's the best time of year to bring in the new!
insect pillow
Hooked insect pillow

Cartes Postales
Carte Postales-Beautiful reproductions of vintage cards from a Parisian flea market

Roses Book
The Roses, a beautiful book of botanical illustration.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Seaside Essentials

Oh, ocean breeze, take me away with you to a far off land of treasures and adventure...

anchor bottle opener
Cast Iron Anchor Bottle Opener
whale bottle opener
Cast Iron Whale Bottle Opener
mermaid bottle opener
Cast Iron Mermaid Bottle Opener
It's officially Spring, ladies and gentleman! Why not bring a bit of the seascape home with you, this season?  Novelty bottle openers are available in many styles, at Flutter, including these ocean inspired lovelies. I love the idea of flipping a mermaid's (or whale's) tail to open a guest's beverage, before presenting it to them, don't you?  There are plenty of other sea inspired decorative items as well, check out these amazing selections!  
Ocean colored rug
Ocean Colors Hooked Rug
Handmade Jute Ship pillow
Thomas Paul Sail Seafarer Jute Pillow-This is my personal favorite!

Tokyo Milk
Tokyo Milk Marine Sel  #54 Solid Perfume-Wearing the scent of the ocean on your skin feels divine.
Anchor and Pearl Locket by Seaworthy
paper treasure
Vintage Crystal Earrings by Paper Treasure
There is nothing like exploring the life in the ocean of the Tropical East Indies, from you sofa.  Beautiful color illustrations of fish are something I could look at all day, there is so much to see in this book.  You have never seen drawings like this, they are amazingly detailed, not to mention they would make awesome tattoos. 
Fish book
Tropical Fishes of the East Indies Book
paper captain
Paper Captain-Do It yourself punch out boats, just in time for Spring Break!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Tokyo Milk Dark Line at Flutter

Introducing the newest from famed TokyoMilk Apothecary! Just in time for a cure to, dry winter skin, and the desire for a fresh new scent, these rare and unique combinations of ingredients are on the mark. "The alchemy of allure", is a proper description of this brand new endeavor of designer, Margot Elena.

The latest addition to the lineup of fabulous products transports you to an uncommon place. "The Dark Line", includes delicious perfumes and lip elixirs, now available at Flutter and of course in our online boutique. I'm particularly excited about the lip elixirs, which are made with natural ingredients like bee balm, green tea, aloe and jasmine(see below). My personal favorite is Le Vie En Rose, so far, but I still have a lot of taste testing to do before I formally commit.  This flavor is so exotically feminine and reminds of the old fashioned rosebud salve I used growing up, but with a modern update of citrus, vanilla and a hint of peach. This one is bold and unique, you won't taste anything else like it.  Other flavors like Absinthe and Cherry Bourbon are on my list to try next, can't hardly wait until my first runs out!
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Tokyo Milk Dark-Le Vie En Rose Lip Elixir
Tokyo Milk Dark-Absinthe Lip Elixir
Tokyo Milk Dark-Cherry Bourbon Lip Elixir

In addition to the fabulous, mouthwatering lip elixirs, there are complimentary fragrances of intrigue in eight  awesome and also very different scents. I find the simple, black bottle refreshing, it would look perfect on my vanity next to all the shiny glass bottles. The imaginative combination of fragrance will have everyone asking "What is that you are wearing", and they won't be talking about your dress. Here are some of our personal favorites at Flutter,
Dead Sexy
Toky Milk Dark-Excess No.28
Tainted Love
Tokyo Milk Dark-Tainted Love No.62

Tokyo Milk Dark-Bullet Proof No.45

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Plenty of Books to Inspire

poster shop
Hatch Show Print, the History of a Great American Poster
It's no news that Flutter loves books and Portland loves books as well, so it works out perfectly for everyone.  Each season, Kalaisha and Cindy hand select an amazing library of awesomeness in many categories to admire and inspire.  For Spring, they have curated an extra lot of books in the creative realm. I'm coveting this Book of Old Poster Copies.  They just don't make them like that anymore do they? Now you can have your own collection to do what you will with....


I can never seem to acquire enough photography books. There are so many great ones out there, perfect for visual inspiration on a whim. The graphic presentation of this book is beautifully detailed with hand painted, quotes. Unknown Halsman, reveals and overlooked, bizarre, playful side of Philippe Halsman, in this magnificent collection

Graffiti Asia
Graffiti Asia
This book shows photos of artists work from many countries in Asia, along with interviews and quotes, about this fascinating and evolving art genre. Far removed from the Western style of graffiti origins, these illustrations offer and entirely new perspective on modern art,from other countries, including Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan, as well as China and the Philippines.
The 1000 Journals Project
The curious and voyeuristic side of humans draws us to a look inside the mind of another person.  I've often dreamed of writing this very kind of book, and wanting more people to have the courage to put something like this out for everyone to read. The 1000 Journals Project is blowing up because of fascination, pure and simple and sadly, often underdeveloped in today's world. It's a rare, intimate look into the mind of an artist. Highly inspirational for designers, artists and really anyone who appreciates a raw, honest and personal look into someone else's world. 

Berlin, Portrait of a City
This photo is one of my favorite images from this picturesque book.  Nothing is left untouched in this journey through  Berlin, from the two world wars, to the strength in character of the people of this remarkable city.  A photographic travel log into the history of one of the most interesting cities in the world. Berlin, Portrait of a City, has been called the most comprehensive book on Berlin ever made.

The Vegetable Garden
I'm am so in love with these classic, vintage illustrated books popping up at Flutter. Just in time for Spring gardening, this illustrated book of  vegetable prints to keep bound or ready to frame, can only be described as stunning. The Vegetable Garden features some of the most delicately, detailed science illustrations of all time. You'll find yourself, literally, staring at each page for hours.  

rosie flos
Rosie Flo's Travel Book
For the budding artist or the kid in all of us, Flutter has plenty to offer (I'm not ashamed to admit now that I have colored one of these books and thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you very much). The illustrated, creativity is endless with this series, once you color it in and add your own elements, you become the designer. Perfect for Spring is this new to Flutter coloring book, Rosie Flo's Travel Book. Snap one up quickly before they all fly out the door and around the globe!

Photo Booth Dogs

For fans of dogs (who isn't), this is the most delightful little book of photo booth shots of dogs and those who love them. The author, Cameron Woo has included over 100 beautiful photos, spanning over eighty years, capturing the bond between man, woman and his and her, eternal, best friend.

Stop in on a rainy afternoon, curl up on a soft chair and thumb through the library, you never know what will strike your fancy?  See you soon....