June 8, 2010

Clawhammer and Clothespin

I am growing old. Sam actually found a white hair attached to my scalp, like, the real thing. Grey hair. Horrible. And the thing is, I don't even feel like an adult yet. I mean, I have an adult job but I still rent (and have roommates), spend money haphazardly on rabbit-fur jackets, often drink more than a regulation glass of wine in an evening, eat cupcakes for dinner, and laugh at poop jokes.

So it's always kind of shock to me when my friends do adult things like open up a sweet vintage store with a gallery leaning, complete with art openings, bands, and the ability to take a credit card. But that's what happened. Margaux Rust and Lauryn Moore are the lovely proprietors of the relatively new Clawhammer and Clothespin, a well-planned shop with the right ratio of racks to floor space, curios, books, and men's and women's clothing. Clawhammer and Clothespin emerged from the duality of design and beauty, a philosophy you'll see in the clothing : no wolf sweatshirts and kitsch windbreakers, but a well-edited collection of classic clothing from a variety of eras. The shop is located on SE 36th and Division, open from Wednesday to Sunday, 11 to 7. I went home with a few treasures, Jocelyn scored an amazing pair of boots (having medium-small feet kills my vintage shoe luck), and they had some beautiful insect art by Claire Siepser up and a great band playing (I will someday provide the name of this band, but not today).


Elizabeth said...

I would like a gem.

Rachel Wrong said...

Let's go! I would love to help you find a gem. It's time for a new summer dress.

claire said...

hi! I randomly found your blog and I made the insect artwork. Do you think you could attach my name to it? Claire Siepser. www.clairesiepser.com I know it's silly but I don't want people taking credit for my work of something :) thanks!

Clawhammer and said...

Hi! Thanks so much for the lovely little write up, you're an absolute dear. I hope you don't mind, I'd love to post this on our soon to come website, www.clawhammerandclothespin.com