Thursday, July 31, 2008

Writer's Block Soaps Now Sold Out

I am excited to say that the Writer's Block Soap Sets are sold out! I won't be making more for quite a while because I'm working on a soap technique book which you can read more about here. I'll also begin my stint as the Featured Guest Designer on the Soap and the Finer Things blog. So I'll be making lots of soap but not more Writer's Blocks for a little while. But keep coming back to The Soap Lab blog for my thoughts on modern design and lots more!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Thank You!

Purchased Writer's Block Soaps are now arriving at their destinations and I was so pleased to get this feedback today:

Speaking as one of the new owners I love this soap! I really don't want to use it, but I keep stopping to smell it (I'm a dork like that). The coffee smell really smells like coffee but isn't so strong that you smell like you live in Dunkin Donuts. I've had it for less then 24 hours and already people are commenting on it.
-Ang from Ankyworks

Thank you so much! It's exciting to get such nice feedback on my first design. There's more to come!

P.S. If it's dorky to love fragrances, then I'm the queen of all dorks - and proud!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Writer's Block Soaps - SOLD OUT

Since I posted pictures of my new Writer's Block Soap, I have gotten a few requests to purchase them. Instead of getting bogged down in the process of getting my store completely set up and finishing all of the soaps in my collection first, I decided to just set up a way to purchase them as simply as possible. So here it goes...

My new Writer's Block Soap is handmade with a unique graphic design on the surface which is reminiscent of old typewriters and scrawled notes on napkins. The Black Coffee fragrance is realistic and subtle.

Each soap weighs 2.5 oz and comes with a handmade Black Acacia soap dish (shown in photos), which has drainage holes to keep the soap dry between uses. The Soap Lab letterpress tag and grograin ribbon complete the sophisticated packaging.

The Writer's Block Soap Set is $15.00, plus $3.50 for shipping (US only). If you have Paypal you can simply use the "Buy Now" button on the right side of the page, or feel free to email me ( if you prefer to use your own credit card or live outside of the US. I'm happy to ship internationally as well. Thank you!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Behind the Scenes - Soaps Are In Progress!

I have been working on several styles, preparing to finally open The Soap Lab. I seem to be agonizing over everything! I guess that's because I want every soap in the Lab to be very unique. Sometimes it's hard to execute what I have in my mind.

Today I made these new Cafe Chalkboard Soaps. They smell like hot black coffee and have white chalky text on top. For you tea lovers, I'm also doing a black tea version. I hope you like them! More coming soon!