Friday, November 10, 2006
My Favorite Mirror
Ok, I was just in one of the malls downtown yesterday on my way to the metro, and I think it's official, the holiday shopping season has begun! It was crazy in there, I really wanted to push a lot of people who were walking a little too slow ... Let's just say the mall doesn't bring out the best in me.
I found it a little depressing in the mall too, very generic and generally blah. A lot of people searching hard for a gift for family and friends through piles of pointless mass produced stuff. This is one of the main reasons we opened Headquarters, so people who want more variety don't have to suffer through the mall.
If you're looking for a little tiny something to give as a gift swap or a small add on to the perfect gift you already found, this might be your solution. On their way to headquarters right now are over 30 small pocket mirrors, all featuring prints of original art from a variety of artists from all over the place. They come with a little drawstring bag, and are 2 1/2" wide, the perfect size to stash in a purse. Some of the artists whose work is on the mirrors we're getting in are:
-My Paper Crane
... and QUITE a few more (we ordered over 30, and they're all different!)
My Favorite Mirror is a small company based in Southern New Jersey, just a few short miles from Philadelphia. MFM is owned and operated by the recently wed Kellee & Matthew Milner.
They got the idea to start "My Favorite Mirror" when they made their own mirror favors for their 20's themed wedding. To their deight (and relief, come on we all know how great Aunt Fanny can be if the wedding favour isn't perfect ... sheeesh!) they were a big hit! No favor got left behind or 'accidentally' forgotten. Based on the success at the wedding they just knew that it was a perfect business for them to venture into.
The mirrors we ordered are all from their Illustrator series, but of course they also do custom designs if you are planning an event (um, weddings of course too). Kellee can even help you with your design, having several years of graphic design experience.
The mirrors are currently on a truck somewhere on their way here, so in a week or so we should have a wonderful selection to choose from!