... but not powerless. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who was affected by Hurricane Irene. Our families and homes are safe, but Irene has left our studio inaccessible and without power. We will be shipping orders out as soon as power returns and the roads are passable. The power company estimates 5-10 days, but we hope it will be sooner. Thank you for understanding. - Janet & Trisha

UPDATE: We're back up and running!! Hot showers all around! (9/2)

on pinterest and blogging (guest post)

Check out our guest post "On Pinterest and Blogging" over at Rena Tom's lovely blog! You may have noticed a slight change in our blog focus lately. If you want to know more about our decision, we have an explanation in our post.

Pawling PinterestRena's latest venture is providing retail strategy services to creative entrepreneurs from designers to shop owners. Her blog is unique and particularly valuable because it is full of inside advice from the perspective of an actual shop owner. (She co-founded Rare Device in San Francisco.) Rena is currently off frolicking in Asia, so she organized an impressive line up of guest bloggers to fill in for her. We were thrilled to have been asked to join in alongside so many bloggers, makers, and thinkers that we have long admired. Thanks Rena!

the vitrine + product porch

The Vitrine - Showcasing the UniqueOur onesies, notebooks, and linen pillow covers are now available at The Vitrine, a wonderfully curated online deign shop bursting with beautiful objects from independent designers! Vitrine is a glassed-in cabinet or display case for displaying delicate or valuable articles such as objets d'art or merchandise in a shop, museum, or house. You can find our products here.

Product PorchAnd if you're in San Diego, you can see some of our pieces in person at Product Porch! Product Porch is a 6-month experimental retail collaboration between Specific Merchandise and The Vitrine at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Blaire Dessent & Brooks Hudson Thomas are taking over the MCASD museum shop in the Downtown MCASD location at 1001 Kettner Blvd. throughout the run of the exhibition Phenomenal, which will be on view through January 22, 2012.


We've added a destash section to our Etsy shop. All of the items are new and unused. Some items are materials from products we tested out but decided not to carry, while others are simply supplies from discontinued items. For most listings, larger quantities are available so just let us know if you like a different amount and we will set up a custom listing for you. The floursack towels are already sold out, but stay tuned for new items in the near future.

Pawling - Destash Blue A6 EnvelopesPawling - Destash Merch BagPawling - Destash Red A6 EnvelopesPawling - Destash Floursack Towel