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Adventures | Mystic Knotwork

Rachel DeCavage

Adventures | Mystic Knotwork

In late June I made the short pilgrimage to Mystic, CT; my absolute favorite town to visit in the state. A bit of a drive, tucked down in the far southeastern corner, this quaint, idyllic town is worth the drive.  After a quick stop at Mystic Supply Co, where you can now find a small collection of our mens tees, we hurried downtown (by that i mean a 2 minute walk down quiet Holmes Street past this beautiful harbor) for the ribbon cutting at Mystic Knotwork's newest store. At the ribbon cutting I learned that this is truly a family business!...

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Profile | Meet Randi and Jolie of Rayne Home Decor

Garnet McLaughlin

Profile | Meet Randi and Jolie of Rayne Home Decor

Photos by MOJALVO Creating scents is a science - not unlike cooking. Randi and Jolie, the owners of Rayne Home Decor have mastered the art of creating a well balanced fragrance. Inspired by almost everything; food, cocktails, travel and even customer suggestions; their candles have exotic, cool names ranging from Sensual Hut, to Citra Noir and Hey Honey and their scents are both familiar and unique.   Randi and Jolie met in 2011 and quickly fell in love. In 2013 they created Rayne Home Decor. They both have always had a passion for creativity and scents. Jolie had both experience...

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Lifestyle | Cinder and... Pink Himalayan Salt?

Garnet McLaughlin

Lifestyle | Cinder and... Pink Himalayan Salt?

If you’ve been to our stores you know we proudly stock an impeccable collection of locally made goods from CT’s finest makers. As such, we’re super pumped to be one of the first stores to carry Rayne Home Decor’s newest collection of soy-based candles, infused with Pink Himalayan Salts. We’ve been seeing Pink Himalayan Sea Salt everywhere lately, so we decided to find out what’s so great about it. There has been an influx of new research deeming pink himalayan salt a “healthy salt.” According to Livestrong.com, It helps balance electrolytes, regulate your metabolism, increases hydration, and prevents muscle cramping....

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Inspiration + Process | Brass Dip Earrings

Rachel DeCavage

Inspiration + Process | Brass Dip Earrings

I had heard about a magical place called Wolf E Myrow, where one could obtain bulk quantities of overstock, vintage and discarded jewelry supplies. I made a pilgrimage to an industrial and somewhat homely looking area of Providence, RI and suddenly i was transported into maker-heaven.  While words can't adequately describe the wonder of a warehouse stocked to the ceiling with beads, chain, findings and ever so much more (don't worry, I'll take pics on my next trip), i did source a few choice materials for our humble jewelry line. While a worker was weighing my goods, I kept busy poking...

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Design | UpCycled Scrap Pillows + Totes

Rachel DeCavage

Design  |  UpCycled Scrap Pillows + Totes

A couple days a month I work from my home studio; Its a colorful space filled with tools, materials and heaps of inspiration. Spend a few minutes poking around and you'll find dozens of little collection bins throughout the space, that I use to accumulate materials to eventually turn into my artwork. I hate waste, so I try to get the most life out of any materials that come my way. There’s a paper bag on the closet door full of bits of thread and fibers that i’ll eventually use as stuffing for toys or pillows. There are tiny jars...

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