Poketo is a great little company that is not abandoning its original direction but is expanding and pushing boundaries. We have some of their new products (besides the ever-popular wallets) including large hardcover journals and a really great bottle opener (!) that will be up on our site soon. Also I got some shirts with monsters, because I love monsters.

The Fall collection from House of Spy is here, a big soggy but no worse for wear. I seem to have focused on deep blue and plum this year...I have some dressy tops for going out, long-sleeved tunics with big button detail, and sweet pointelle sweaters.

Brand new for us are some cute cards from Apak Studio in Portland, OR. I bought one of Ayumi's cards in SF and was so obsessed with it that I had to hunt her down and get some for the shop. Apak had a gallery show in July - why do I always miss these things?

From Highway Bags in Manhattan are the new Fall bags, mostly tote shapes in nylon with patent leather trim. One design especially will have you eyeing your laptop to see if you can sneak it in there, it's so pretty.

We're also restocked on those Old School Stationers bird prints! Besides the cute red and blue birds, there are new prints with crows and owls on them. We'll have these on the website soon, too. You'll be seeing these prints in a holiday gift guide very soon so beat the demand and order now.

It's quite a damp day here, we've switched the music to Richard Buckner as it's the closest thing to bluegrass (that is to say, not very close at all) at the shop and there is a bluegrass jam in Brooklyn this weekend.