We’re so impressed with the results of Eden jewelry designer Jesseca McCloskey’s collaboration with Anja Verdugo of Clever Nettle and model / stylist Laura Jane Walker!  The photos in the Jesseca Anne Lookbook completely embody the spirit of Jesseca Anne jewelry: dark, opulent, slightly witchy, with a heavy art deco influence. Needless to say, we couldn’t be happier to offer Jesseca Anne jewelry at Eden!

Love what you see?  You can shop the full collection here.

You can also read Eden’s interview with Jesseca about her jewelry designs and creative process here.

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Day-after-Thanksgiving holiday shopping can be a stressful endeavor, even when you do your part to avoid the big box stores with their crazy door-busting deals by shopping at local businesses.  Eden is participating in the Little Boxes event this year, joining forces with over 70 Portland businesses to present a better model for Black Friday.

The perks of participating in Little Boxes are many-fold: a raffle for dozens of primo prizes (you can enter at every Little Box you visit,) plus get 10% off if you show a receipt from a Little Box while making a purchase at a second Little Box.

To simplify shopping and inspire original gift-giving, we’re issuing a seven-part gift guide for everyone on your list.

First up: members of your immediate, nuclear family.

For Dad:

The Man With Kaleidoscope Eyes: The Art of Alan Aldridge – This volume charts notorious design guru Alan Aldridge’s 40-year career, including some of his best and most famous artwork.

Milk Chocolate Cigars (available in-store only) – A touch of whimsy and a perfect stocking-stuffer for the dad with a sweet tooth.
David Bowie: Any Day Now – This book provides the most detailed account of Bowie’s early years ever published, with a wealth of new biographical information, interviews, memorabilia plus rare and unseen portraits.
Voluspa Warm Perique Tabac metallic tin candle – A scent he’s sure to like, with notes of warm Perique tabac, antique leather and worn wooden floors.
For Mom:
Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien perfume – A light, citrus-laden scent with notes of Sicilian lemon, citron, grapefruit, green mandarine, cypress, aldehyde notes, ylang-ylang.
Trina Turk Orange Butterfly pillow –Trina Turk’s beautifully embroidered linen pillow features a bright orange, abstract butterfly, sure to brighten any room.
Jan Michaels Butterfly cuff – Jan Michaels creates vintage-inspired costume jewelry with heavy art-nouveau and art deco influences.  This large butterfly makes a lovely accent for a formal or casual outfit.
Vintage Tulip Suzani bag – Constructed from vintage suzanis, this bag is embroidered with colorful tulips and framed within a circular pattern.  Absolutely one-of-a-kind!
For Brother:
Patti Smith 1967-1976 – Judy Linn’s photographs of Patti Smith before she was famous range from the vulnerable to the iconic and present images of a grainy, bygone New York City.
Claus Porto Tobacco Blossom soap – Made in Europe, this Tobacco Blossom scented soap is created using 100% natural mango butter and milled several times for the highest quality.
Max’s Kansas City: Art, Glamour, Rock and Roll – A luminous collection of photographs that captures the exuberance and decadence of the coolest club of all time, as well as essays by Lou Reed, Lenny Kaye, Danny Fields, and Steven Watson.
The Moustache Grower’s Guide – Whether it’s a Handlebar, a Fu Manchu, or a Laser Loop, this illustrated guide will help men everywhere achieve the moustache of their dreams.
For Sister:
Pure Jewelry Dagger hoops – These lovely earrings are made from sterling silver hoops & embellished with antiqued silver dagger charms. These are very striking yet incredibly wearable.
Power Up: Female Pop Art – This book explores a generation of female artists working in the Pop art milieu, whose concerns offered a more overt critique of consumerism and gender issues than their male counterparts.
Lily Lambert Master Number Series #11, #22 & #33 – These fragrances, from Lambert’s Master Number Series correspond to and are inspired by Numerology and the study of Master Numbers.
Brehan Todd Cicada necklace – A hand-patina’d brass cicada hangs from a delicate brass chain.  The perfect gift for someone with a sense of the unusual.
Stay tuned for next week’s Eden Gift Guide: Armchair Travelers and Design Buffs!
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Carly works next door to Eden at Porch Light (as well as Porch Light Mississippi, right down the street from our sister store Flutter.)  She’s also a close friend of ours. As C. was browsing Eden last week, she picked out a few absolute favorite items from the shop:

1. Five o’clock au gingembre: This Serge Lutens perfume reminds Carly of cozy afternoons, tea-drinking and her grandmother (in the most lovely way possible.)  Dark, complex and elegant, this scent wears differently on everyone who tries it, reminding some of lemons, some of ginger and some of something else entirely.  Order yourself a bottle here.

2. Vintage Japanese kimono: Soft white cranes printed across a bold red background make this the most elegant dressing gown or robe a lady could hope to own.  These one-of-a-kind kimonos were handmade in the 1940s and are in the most remarkable condition – ready for another lifetime of wear.  See more styles here.

3. Jan Michaels earrings: San Francisco designer Jan Michaels re-imagines Art Nouveau designs in her costume jewelry line.  This particular pair are ladylike, demure and classic enough to wear for almost any occasion.  More Art Nouveau interpretations here.

4. Vintage Bolivian blanket: These blankets are vintage deadstock from Bolivia.  The thick weave and bright colors make these ideal for use as a rug, or a throw – particularly cozy during the many winter hours Carly plans to spend in front of her fireplace at home.  More information about these blankets here.

5. Rizzo: Shop kitty Rizzo is not available to take home, but she is always delighted to receive visitors at Eden!  (Even if she might happen to be snoozing when they stop by…)  You can most frequently find her resting on one of the vintage casino chairs at the front desk, or on her current favorite rug or piece of furniture.

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Winter is near and holidays are nigh!  Ready your house and home for guests, celebration and merriment with a little ornamentation.  Eden hosts a curated collection of the most opulent ornaments… swing by the shop to pick up a treasure for your tree!

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We haven’t before highlighted a selection of our favorite blogs here on our shop blog but it seems like high time that we did!  With the launch of our new website, we’re sponsoring a few blogs that we absolutely love reading – and hope you will too.  Get the scoop:

Honey Kennedy: written by our friend Jen McCabe, the blog Honey Kennedy consists of a remarkably well-curated collection of all things beautiful.  With Jen’s help, we feel like the first (well, second) to know about top-of-the-line beauty products, darling European childrens’ clothingeclectic (and enviable) housewares and stunning travel locales we wish we could go to this instant (plus, Jen makes some awesome playlists.)  Right now, Jen is hosting an amazing Eden giveaway on her blog – click here for details!

Clever Nettle: Anja Verdugo is Clever Nettle‘s mistress and the blog hosts a mix of Anja’s photography, clothing designs, vintage clothes and accessories, snapshots of life in Portland, and various fashion inspirations.  Anja has a great eye for style and new design and a charming sense of humor to go along!  This multi-talented lady also took some beautiful behind the scenes photos at our recent Look Book shoot; if you haven’t seen them yet, take a look!

SF Girl By Bay: Victoria Smith keeps this blog, which focuses on all varieties of design (a number of talented ladies working in the field of design also contribute).  SF Girl By Bay features posts on an array of topics including photography, fashion, food and drink, vintage and interior design.  Each and every one of Victoria’s posts is really inspiring, and her blog helps us out every time we’re looking for a little pretty pick-me-up.

Design Is Mine: Summer Allen, the woman behind Design is Mine is near and dear to us – in fact, you may find her on weekends behind the front desk at our sister store, Flutter.  Even better, Summer also keeps Flutter’s shop blog.  Design is Mine highlights everything from color-themed collections and images of inspiration to eye-catching flickr photos, thoughts-of-the-day, and more.

Hannah and Landon: Written by Hanna Metz and Landon Metz, Hannah and Landon shares a collection of the darling couple’s dreamy photography, abstract artwork, sweet vintage-inspired outfit posts, and more.  Hannah and Landon live in New York City.  Hannah is also the co-founder of The Loved One, a vintage-inspired lingerie collection that has been heating up the internet since its launch in 2009.

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