Sunday, March 27, 2011

new scents

you must check out these intoxicating scents
siberian snow, my indian childhood, grapefruit, cowgirl grass and silent grove

 "D.S. & Durga scents are crafted by hand in small batches using
balsams, resins, plant oils & premium perfume ingredients."

karin's picks

 silk sleeveless blouse by ABIGAIL GLAUM-LATHBURY. $168.00

 jewelry by GLEAN DESIGN. $45.00 each

 hemp and tencel crop trouser by FREI DESIGNS. $198.00

vintage bag by WHITING&DAVIS CO. $50.00

vintage sunglasses. $40.00
handmade perfume by D.S. & DURGA. $85.00

Friday, March 25, 2011

one foxy babe

the lovely Angela Finney-Hoffman
proprietor of Post 27, designer extraordinaire,
and all around stone cold fox, 
recently posed in her gorgeous home for 
This is Angela wearing the button-back, organic cotton, polka dot top
and the high waisted, indigo hempcel, Roma skirt
from the frei spring 2011 collection.
What a babe.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


new Elmidae has arrived at workshop for spring!
The architectural and precise patterning of Abigail Glaum-Lathbury
always gets us at workshop- we are constantly blown away
by her mad skills to create volume and form, while never compromising
a flattering fit.
In short, everything she makes has an excellent twist....
come by the shop and see for yourself

Sunday, March 20, 2011

first day of spring

created pistachio poppy seed biscuits and
merengue chocolate cookies along with
ginger, lime, grapefruit pure for mimosas
and goat cheese rolled in dry black cherries and fresh herbs
it was delicious and a fitting tribute to spring!

folks enjoyed 20% off spring items......

Marisa has great style
this is her sporting a french blue look
she has on the indigo colored crop trousers from the spring Frei collection,
incorporated with an old wool blazer, a blue t-shirt
a great vintage pin on her lapel,
an amazing vintage belt and her worn boots
she is always a style muse for frei-
her culinary talents are only matched by her ability to always look

Friday, March 18, 2011

fav outfit of the week- karin's picks

 crop trench by frei designs $240.00

 jewelry by shades of grey $90.00

 silk scarf by lydia brockman $90.00

 black amber solid scent by littlefeather&co $20.00

 vintage leather bag $40.00

chicago honey by carpenter street bee yard $5.00

Thursday, March 17, 2011

It's official

the first day of spring is upon us
March 20th
we are celebrating with a sale and 
a party
at workshop
up to 20% off new spring 
esoteric digestables by 
join us from 12-5 to raise a glass to spring!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


this is the beautiful new shelf that the talented Whitney Gaylord built out
of old-growth douglas fir floor joists that she procured at the
an incredible resource for raw materials and fixtures for home
projects or art/ furniture making

they just moved to a killer new space at  2160 N. Ashland 

The shelf is a continuation of a theme-
 this is an image of the gorgeous table Whitney built for 
me back in August.  You cannot see it- but this baby is on
5" steel casters so I can move it easily- as it's a pretty substantial piece.
I wanted something I could display jewelry on but also feature items below
on a shelf- Whitney came up with the idea of using pipe from the hardware store
to keep costs down.  I thought it ended up working out perfectly, as I 
used pipe to assemble the racks for the clothing.  The table also features
reclaimed wood from Rebuilding Exchange.
I am in love with this new shelf at the shop,
I could just stare at it all day long-
it is so damn handsome.  Whitney is a foxy babe
with a power drill- I highly recommend her for 
any and all your custom furniture making needs

Friday, March 11, 2011

fav outfit of the week

blouse and skirt by Frei, feather earrings by Tessa Kate Designs and vintage black leather bag.
all favorites in store now.

paul elliott

 a photo exhibition/installation along with text
paul elliott
friday, march 11 6:00-9:00pm
workshop, 818 west 18th street

Sunday, March 6, 2011

early spring favorites

new beautiful spring items are taking over the store.  
these are pieces we just can't take our eyes off of.

blouse by Frei Designs, silk scarf by Lydia Brockman, jewelry by Mineralogy, wood bangles by Rob Jeffries, Fine Line magazine and hand picked vintage treasures.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


 there is a direct correlation between these images from 
the Library of Congress and the color palette
I chose for Spring 2011......
poppy reds, deep blue, polka dots, a floral print...
everything about this collection is invoking the vibrant
colors adorning struggling Americans in the midst of the
great depression- make sense?

There are some feminine moments, but also some tomboyish ones,
and much of that comes from My Side of the Mountain,
a book I read in 3rd grade that really stuck with me.
Basically, it is the story of a 13 year old boy who decides to live off the
grid in the Catskills of Upstate New York.