Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Don't Miss Out! Only 1 Woodgrain Bar Left!

If you have been thinking about getting a woodgrain soap but haven't committed, you might want to jump on it because there is only 1 left! The soft taupe color, intriguing hand carved woodgrain design, and soothing almond scent make this an elegant gift for anyone on your list. This soap comes gift boxed with handmade printed insert and wrapped in mulberry paper with my signature letterpress tag. To see more pictures and read more about this design, go to the Soap Lab store.

I also only have 3 Kyoto Bars left and 4 Paisley Bars (at a great sample price), so go ahead and get yours in time for holiday parties. These make wonderful host/hostess gifts!

Thanks so much and have a delicious Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Soap Lab Shop Now Open With 2 New Styles!

Last night I sewed on the last of the dyed shell buttons onto my new Kyoto Bar Soap Boxes, and today I have launched an official Soap Lab shop, full of soaps! You will find the Peace and Quiet Soaps, the new Kyoto Bars (pictured), and a batch of Paisley Soap samples at an amazing price. I have had many requests to bring back the Writer's Blocks so I plan on making more in the next week or two.

Keep me in mind for holiday gifts. One nice thing about these soaps is that they are all unisex, and we all know how hard it is to get gifts for guys!

I hope you like the shop. Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Design is Coming but Don't Miss Out on the Woodgrain Bars!

I am working on packaging a new soap design that I will hopefully post about tomorrow. But in the meantime, I have a few woodgrain bars left (Peace and Quiet), so don't forget about Thanksgiving host/hostess gifts or any man on your list that's hard to shop for! It would make a great modest gift for a boss or co-worker, too.

Oh - due to an informal Twitter survey, music on blogs has been deemed "lame" so you will no longer need to be blasted with my song du jour anymore! I'm a little sad, but I totally understand, too. :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New Peace and Quiet Soap Bar Now Available

I am so happy to show you the new Peace and Quiet Soap Bar. Its design was inspired by autumn walks through the redwoods of Santa Cruz. The misty air, cozy sweaters, and total silence made a big impression on me when I was in college. It was about as different from my San Diego upbringing as I could ever imagine.

These soaps have the beauty of wood but in sheer taupe and pure white. The deeply etched woodgrain design will last a very long time since it is within the soap. I hope you will enjoy the natural almond fragrance I chose.

Each bar comes in a mulberry paper wrapped box, with my signature letterpress tag. It's a perfect gift for a man or woman, or a special luxury for yourself.

I only made 9 of these soaps, and once they're gone I do not plan on making more. Each gift boxed soap is only $10.00. If you are in the US, you can buy online by clicking on the Buy Now button on the right hand side of this page. If you are outside of the US, please email me at for a custom invoice. Thank you!

Add a Little Peace and Quiet to your Daily Ritual

Here is a peek at my latest batch of soaps for The Soap Lab. They have deeply engraved wood grain details and a subtle, sheer smokey taupe color. The bar itself is mostly white, since I wanted a clean, minimal feel. The scent is Almond, which suits the unisex, earthy look of the soaps.

Next is the packaging. I'll post pics of that as soon as they're ready. Thanks!

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Soap Lab's Lights Are On!

After a much longer than intended break, I am switching the lights on in The Lab again! My notebook is loaded with sketches, my supplies are stocked with potential, and my molds are filling up. I have a new design that fans of The Maple Bar will really appreciate. But I won't give it away - check in this week to see peeks of the newest Soap Lab design. I hope you'll like it!