The sign & awning are up!

January 12, 2011

After a crazy first holiday season and a much-needed break, we’re back and open for the new year! And we got a belated Christmas present:

After a lot of paperwork (and city office bungling), and with the help of our Alderman (whose office really helped us clear up all of the aforementioned bungling) we have our sign and awning.

What do you think? We’re super excited to have a brighter and more visible storefront for 2011.

Quiet on the East of Western Front

October 22, 2010

Hey there.. just stopping by to say that we’ll be bringing some new updates to this site soon! It’s been a very crazy fall, and there are some cool things coming up on the schedule, so stay tuned, and we’ll be back shortly.

Oh, and stop by the store anytime, if you miss us!

Golden Rule Days

August 25, 2010

Something’s in the air…

et yo?

That’s right… Get your SCHOOL ON!

With the help of Kat, we’ve got a brand new Back To School window up. Fall in in the air, and we have some brand new products that are perfect for bookworms and cute librarians!


Stop in and say hello – and don’t forget to do your homework!

Love is Blindness

August 17, 2010


What’s this? Something new?


A booklet, perhaps?


It looks like it’s letterpress printed, but where’s the color?


Like there’s no ink, maybe?


Yes! All new blind stamped dual booklets at the OB Shop!

What’s All This Then?

July 27, 2010

We’re working on something super-cool! Stay tuned for details.

Weather Report

July 2, 2010

We made some new booklets this week, exclusive to the shop:

Each 5×8 notebook has a chipboard cover and 28 multicolored pages. The come in warm:

and cool:

They’re great for heading out to the park for sketching our journaling. Get out in the warm weather, grab a cool drink, and relax!

Sweets Shop

June 24, 2010

click for a larger version

We hope to see you this saturday!

Up In The Air

June 16, 2010

We’ve officially been open for a month! We want to keep things always fresh and interesting in the store, so we invited Essimar to create a new window for our shop.

Esther came by with some bright and beautiful paper fruits and blooms yesterday; together we put the new display together.

She even made a giant orange slice for us!

We’re big fans of Esther’s work, and we’ve got all sorts of new Essimar products in the shop, including art prints, father’s day cards and other goodies.

Since we had one new window, we decided to change up our front window as well:

Luckily Kat came by to help us with ideas and execution.

Stop by the shop and see the new windows in person!

Simple Things

June 8, 2010

Thanks to Laser Cut & Engraving on Etsy, we have placed some simple messages to live by around the store:

Date Night

May 30, 2010

Thanks (again) to AM Radio, we’ve got a perfect point of sale display for our Perpetual Calendars. This arrived and was the perfect size.


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