This sweet acoustic session from our Pure Bathing Culture friends has us all nostalgic for the breakfast we shared with them while recording our first ever podcast. We’re steadily editing Episode 3 of The Art Show, it’ll be a bit longer to fine tune, but surely worth the wait.
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If your heart doesn’t swell or skip a beat or break or do something while watching the above video and/or reading Dana’s story, then you may want to see a cardiologist and verify you’ve got one. For those of us with hearts that are now beating rapidly, let’s go create and do some flourishing of our own.
We were heartbroken yesterday when we first learned that one of our favorite designers (and Big Cartel shop owners), Lisa Congdon, had her work blatantly ripped off. Money aside, having one’s art or ideas stolen is an incredibly personal violation - and inexcusable. We hope that by shedding light on this story, more retailers will follow West Elm’s example and support authenticity.
Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.– Andy Warhol
Update: Winners have been randomly chosen and contacted, so this giveaway is closed. Keep your eyes peeled here for more contests in the future. And thanks to everyone who entered and Topshelf Records!
We’re constantly in awe of the amazing things we discover in Big Cartel shops. We’ve got an endless list of stores we love and things we want to buy. So we’re putting our money where our heart is. We’ve got the credit card out, and we’re gonna load up on products from awesome Big Cartel shops. Then we’ll just give it all away. Maybe, to you! Not a bad deal, right?
This first shop giveaway comes from the Boston-based record label Topshelf Records. TSR generously sent over a box of delicious vinyl to keep our office’s ears happy, day in and day out. We’ve worn the grooves for our own enjoyment, and now we’re happy to share the love. We’ve picked our favorite albums from the bunch and ordered some beautiful copies just for you.
The Topshelf Records prize pack includes all of the albums listed below (3 total!), and we’ll be picking 3 lucky winners. We’re coming for you, Oprah!
Talons - Hollow Realm LP Energizing, impressive, even epic at times, this album’s slow builds and beautiful swells will not disappoint.
Prawn - You Can Just Leave It All Getting to the soul of the song a little quicker, this album still has a post rock vibe - but with indie rock accessibility.
Caravels - Floorboards A doomy blend of screamo and post rock, this record is loud, intense, and cheaper than therapy.
Let us know what music you’re obsessing over at the moment on Twitter or Instagram. Be sure to tag @bigcartel and make sure and use the hashtag #pickmeBC. We’ll pick 3 winners at random by this time tomorrow. Good luck!
Check out the full interview at: passionately.kyleandclaire.com
Big Cartel’s own chief of all-things-marketing-and-otherwise-cool, Dan Christofferson, was recently interviewed by Passionately - a cool project by duo Kyle and Claire, who travel ‘round interviewing folks following their passion. With that as their criteria, it’s only natural for them to hit up Dan - he’s a passionate dude who walks the walk. Read his interview, watch the video, and soon you’ll love him just as much as we do.
In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard, Banksy let us all know that he’s embarking on “an artists residency on the streets of New York.” So far, a new piece of work has been documented on his site, as well as a newly formed Instagram, for each day of October. Make sure to listen to the audio clips that accompany a few of the images, as well.