Saturday, June 6, 2009

Dr. Heckyll and Mr. Jive

I have finally decided to face the fact that the look I've created for The Marlowe Co. (banner, icon, color scheme) doesn't accurately reflect our wares, so I'm administering a tonic to our sickly, meek doctor of a shop identity and waiting to see what sort of man or monster will emerge.

I.e., I'm making Mungo vote on the new banner as I realize I can't be objective about what would look good and accurately reflect what the shop is about.

I can tell you the new look will likely be bold and colorful as our pendants are such playful and bright things. While I'll miss the current look (far from a meek doctor, the look and shop name were inspired by my favorite fictional character, Det. Philip Marlowe from Raymond Chandler's fantastic novels), I embrace the change and look forward to brightening the place up. I hope that it will please all my wonderful current customers and draw new eyes to our colorful candy-like wares.

Has everyone seen the latest Etsy Finds spotlight? If you like the lounge/retro aesthetic, check out Classic Cocktails. I've always been a fan of that aesthetic myself (I have many pieces from the '40s, '50s and '60s around my home), and this is one of my favorite Etsy Finds spotlights so far. I love the fact that a person could pretty well furnish her entire life via Etsy.