Thursday, August 9, 2012

NEW Plover Sheets!

Our new "Circle Round" sheet set in Lime at Anthropologie

New for summer! Find our "Circles" sheets in four brand-new colors now at Anthropologie exclusively. These sets are in our softest organic cotton percale, at our lowest prices ever, ranging from $96 for a Twin sheet set to $126 for a King.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Flower Envy: Berkheya Purpurea

Berkheya purpurea

This flower, a member of the thistle subfamily of the Asteraceae family, is what want it in our gardens NOW. (We'll have to settle for next year.) We already have the more common Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro) and Sea Holly (Eryngium maritimum; I know, not actually a thistle, but it looks like one!) growing, but Berkheya Purpurea has a more exotic quality...the smoky purple hue has us hooked. Buy it here, and thanks to Kate Bryant's wonderful piece in Portland Monthly for introducing this specimen to us. 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Our Favorite: Sunscreen

Arcona's ReOzone SPF 40

Today was the hottest day yet (so far, anyway) of the summer here in Portland, so when better to post about our hands-down favorite facial sunscreen: Arcona's ReOzone. We discovered this sunscreen two years ago and promptly started wearing it absolutely every day. (Not an exaggeration.) It has to be tried to be believed. They say it goes on "whisper light," and this is the stone-cold truth. It absorbs instantly and goes on matte—no greasiness, no shininess, just protection. It's also tinted, so it evens out skin tone, but doesn't look like makeup. (Men can get away with wearing it.) We've never had another facial sunscreen come close to the amazingness of this one, and we've tried them all.

Arcona is not organic, but their skin care line is capable of small miracles. The focus on live, active ingredients and have no petrochemicals, parabens, chemical stabilizers, sodium lauryl sulphates, perfumes, dyes, or any other caustic or toxic ingredients. Read more here