Saturday, February 20, 2010



dearest blog readers,
bianca (moi) is off to spain for a little while, so the blog will be quiet till i am back. i promise to fill you in on all the beautiful new things that come in to pergolina when i return. visit the store and shop it up! it is always better in person.

muchos besos,

inspiration - erie basin


erie basin sells incredible vintage and new jewelry along with interesting found objects and antiques. we love their tumblr page. check it out here.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

just in - bracelets and birds


inspiration - nick cave


we just ordered a book documenting nick cave's work. it is magic.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

4 cute ceramic vases for under $25


shop it up here.

new jewelry online


to shop jewelry click here.

valentine's day party at pergolina


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

we stamp it!

pergolina has always sought out the unconventional yet sophisticated when it comes to wrapping. last year we began our stamped wrapping and it has been very well received. each piece of wrapping paper is hand stamped using a collection of stamps that range from illustrations by some of our favorite designers like yellow owl workshop along with stamps that we have self designed and found vintage stamps. our stamping is not limited to our wrapping paper. we are also stamping our gift envelopes, creating a little work of art for each gift to be slipped into.
the process has really made the gift giving aspect of our job that much more special. we love knowing that our clients appreciate our attention to detail and playful approach to making something beautiful. we also encourage people to reuse! the paper for other projects, keeping our mother earth in mind, of course.

yesterday's rainbow + display of love


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

inspiration - mia & lauren luke

pergolina has many inspirations and they come in various forms.

I would like to tell you a story about two truly inspiring women in my life. first I would like to introduce you to my friend mia.
mia is a young adult, aspiring to be a make up artist and she is autistic. she inspires me every time i am with with her. she greets life with great zeal and has big dreams and aspirations. when something catches her eye she will research it to the end and she does it with great verve.
during her process of exploring the world of make up artistry, mia found a very special hero. lauren luke.

lauren luke, a young woman from so sheilds england is a make up artist and a cinderella story. lauren always loved make up because it made her feel pretty when nothing else did. she made her debut on july of 2007 by creating a simple video demonstrating her unique way of applying makeup. the video was posted on youtube and soon after many "regular girls" as she likes to refer to herself as were watching and commenting on her and the magical colors that she uses. as a result of those diy videos lauren now owns her own line of make up and continues to teach young women around the world her distinctive style. she created something from nothing and has given so many young woman a way to feel beautiful.

mia was one of the young ladies who has been greatly influenced by lauren.

mia and i sat down and i asked her about lauren.

paulanna: mia, when and how did you discover lauren luke?

mia: i discovered her on may 22, 2008. i typed in goth make up and there she was. she has many looks and i like how she blends her colors.

p: do you like to search for different types of make up?

m: yes i like looking for new make up.

p: have you studied make up?

m: yes at the mud school with my sister.

p: when did you first meet l.l.?

m: she came to my home on august 30, 2009. i showed her my face charts. we talked about her videos and her pugs and her son.

p: what do you love about l.l.?

m: i love her make up, her face and her accent.

mia and lauren are kindered spirits. their individual dreams have come true. lauren launched a line of make up at sephora in july of 2009 and did a road trip accross the us ending los angeles. this gentle spirit greeted each young woman with a warm smile. the "regular girls" felt like stars. when she saw mia she threw open arms and embraced a friend. i joined mia and her family for dinner with lauren. at dinner mia showed lauren all of her newest charts and asked how the pugs were and beamed. she is her friend. two young women with dreams, some fullfilled and some on their way.

my last question for mia was what would you like to do? her response was " i want to grow up and be a make up artist for movies and music videos and broadway shows and of course award shows ".

mia is a true inspiration. she greets each day with purpose, an economy of words, and delight. that is what i aspire to.

- paulanna

just in - little lark


we have been selling lark press cards for some time now. we love the whimsy of her characters and quality of prints. but lucky us! lark press now designs for baby too! little lark! "little lark's apparel is sweatshop free, 100% cotton, lead free, and individually screenprinted by hand. all of little lark onesies are made with the softest, organic cotton available. fabric labels are hand printed on recycled cloth and ironed to the inside of each garment."

buy the owl tee here and the tree onesie here.

Friday, February 5, 2010

birds of a feather


to purchase the feather paperweight, click here

Thursday, February 4, 2010

we are so proud of our nina! her bake sale raised $400 for haiti!


nina not only baked the majority of the delicious treats sold, but she was out in front of our store ALL DAY with the help of her cousin alisa! they raised over $400 for haiti!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

all in a days work


we made this hat for the grey mouse today. keep us in mind for future mini outfits for mice and squirrels and such.

just in - color and detail


new handmade goods from peru and guatemala. buy the bracelet here.