Contributor post by Tracy Castro of Fair Morning Blue
Howdy from Austin! I have such a fun shop tour for you today. One lovely afternoon last week, I had a chance to peruse one of my favorite Austin bookstores, Domy Books. My day got even brighter when I discovered that the tiny back room at Domy is now a charming boutique - Busy-Being!
Amber Abramson, a curator from Los Angeles, opened Busy-Being as an online shop in 2004, and then as a brick and mortar boutique last October. Amber carefully selects a beautiful and ever-changing collection of hand crafted jewelry, shoes, textiles, art and more. Almost everything here cannot be purchased anywhere else in town.
These handmade LE FEU DE L'EAU wax candles are sculpted under water - and their fragrance is positively magical. Seriously - y'all need to experience these candles.
Cassandra Smith amazing? I especially love the touch of metallic gold.
Beatrice Valenzuela are handmade by artisans in Mexico City. Don't they look comfortable - and yet so very stylish? I am especially smitten with the yellow leather mary janes on the left.
Rachel Craven. Oh - that red, zigzag stitched edge!
Wendy Polish table runner. It inspires me to daydream about summertime picnics, fireflies and wildflowers - maybe even a margarita.
Deedee Cheriel. I am attracted to the geometric designs in these paintings, and well as the sprinkling of bright colors against the neutral surroundings.
Shop owner, Amber, made this enormous God's eye. Here's hoping that she makes more to sell in the shop.
Wow. I can't believe that so much handmade goodness can fit in such a teeny little space. I hope you have enjoyed this tour - I wish I could show you every single thing! Many thanks to Amber Abramson for showing us around.
913 East Cesar Chavez