March 30, 2010


Flea market season is here, and I started a new vintage shop, Lackluster Co., in its honor!

1. Rand McNally Globe, $22
2. One Way Sign, $46
3. Industrial Silver Lamp, $68
4. Trusite Minicam, $18
5. Wire Magazine Rack, $18
6. Wooden Bowls, $22

March 15, 2010

perpetual necklace giveaway winner

Congratulations to Sarah-Paige Copeland, the winner of my perpetual necklace giveaway! Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest. There will be many more to come!

February 28, 2010


I've decided to do my first giveaway for (of)matter! Up for grabs is a "perpetual" necklace -- an upcycled necklace made from the numbers of disassembled vintage flip clocks. The winner will get to choose their own custom number, 1-12 (am or pm) or 00-59. The numbers are carried by an 18" gunmetal or black metal chain (the winner's choice!).

How to enter:

• Become a follower of this blog.

• Visit (of)matter and comment on this post with your favorite item, name, and email (so I can contact you!)

Earn extra entries (up to 10 extra entries total):

• Earn 2 extra entries if you blog about my shop or this giveaway!

• Follow @bcoller and retweet (or copy and paste) the following: RT @bcoller win a perpetual necklace from (of)matter! #etsy #giveaway

• Heart my shop!

• Promote this giveaway on Facebook, Etsy, Myspace, etc -- each link back will earn you an extra entry!

• Earn 5 extra entries if an item is purchased from (of)matter.

Please make sure to comment to let me know if you're a follower and where you have promoted, etc, along with the links! The contest is worldwide and I will cover the shipping costs. Contest ends March 15th. Winner will be chosen at random and emailed on this date. If the winner does not respond within two days, a new winner will be chosen!

Good luck!


Newly added to the shop: upcycled necklaces featuring vintage seat numbers from a deluxe car on the New York railroad. Numbers 1-80 available!

January 28, 2010


Wonderful typography and illustration from Rob Joe.

January 19, 2010

Agoraphobia by Austin Kleon

Agoraphobia by Austin Kleon

Agoraphobia is part of my ongoing series of Newspaper Blackout Poems: poetry made by taking an article from The New York Times and blacking it out with a Sharpie marker, leaving only a few choice words behind. This poem came from an article about a young violinist. -- Austin Kleon