Thursday, December 6, 2012

Dont Forget!

Oh my gosh! Its already here!!!!
.....and SO much more!

 Dont miss this event!!

 Ciao Bella's! xoxox

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Soiree de Noel!



 



Tell your friends, relatives & neighbors and 
                            we'll see you this Thursday!

Ciao Bella's!
xox 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

More Goodies!!

More locally made designs coming in daily! PS: KAZA Soiree de Noel Thursday, 6 December 4-7pm 20% off for those 3 hours only! Fabulous pieces & prezzies coming in for that night! Ciao Bella's! xoxoxox

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

KAZA Goodies!

Look at whats new at KAZA!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hello sweet Bella's and Bello's!!
I wanted to make the announcement official that we ARE in fact OPEN for business in our new holiday pop-up shop located at....the same address! We kept the space. I think it was the pizza next door that we just could not bear to go anywhere else. And....we kind of like it there. It's home.

What is all this "popup" about, you ask? Well, as y'all know, we are and have been working on our own product line. And y'all know we are coming out with a catalogue. So, the popup is where we are checking what is really popular and what is "meh". So YOU will be the deciders of what will be in shops nationwide! See how important y'all are? (all Made in USA, btw)

Now the shop is open for the holidays (about 6 weeks total) and then we will start working on distributing our wholesale catalogue. Exciting stuff, huh?

It's been wacky and wonderful and a ton of work, but that's what wine is for, right? ;o)

Facebook followers were first to know when we opened, but as faithful KAZA blog subscribers, you will have a little advantage over the Facebook followers- I will be posting pictures of what comes in to the shop, to give you a heads up (as many of these items are in VERY limited quantity!).

AND the KAZA Soiree De Noel will be on Thursday, 6 December from 4-7pm.
**20% off storewide that night only!!

Excited to see you all!

Ciao Bella's
xox

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Buongiorno Bella's and Bello's!

I am hoping all is well with y'all and that everyone is enjoying their summer! I wanted to share a few Artistic/Decor/Architectural finds that I've learned about and/or have seen in my travels since the Marche Aux Puce in June. Before I go any further, I want to get a little personal and thank you for your sweet messages and prayers regarding my father. It means so much. It's been a difficult summer for him. Several operations and another one coming up. A big one. His morale is...good. We would definitely appreciate your continued thoughts & prayers--the next few weeks are hugely heavy. Love you guys xox

Ok, so what did my eyeballs see, you ask? What amazing, fascinating things did I see that would cause me to post about it?? Ohhh...Bella's! I cannot wait to share with you, what these green olives with black pimentos (my eyes-lol) have seen!

First, NYC. Besides the gourmet food trucks (that will be another post, later kiddos), I visited a place...a tiny toe of a place, that sells keys, called Greenwich Locksmiths. Please forgive me for not knowing more about this it. I know there is some info online, but I am in a location where there is no internet access (but the cheese is squeaky and all is forgivable with squeaky cheese-lol). It is on the way to SOHO and is worth taking a quick visit to check it out in person.






This tiny place is covered with welded keys in such stunning abstract design. It gets my creative juicies flowing and got me calling around for "dead" keys. Apparently, "dead" keys are recycled in NH & Mass into "undead" keys. Whatever...blah blah...I'll find something else. What a great back wall that would have made though, eh?




Isn't it amazing?!




All keys....incredible!!




Even a chair!!




Wasn't that fun? :o)

On a KAZA note: Butter's & KAZA are in the process of working together on something groovy when I get back to "normal life" (end of August/early September). Stay tuned! :o)

Next Post:  Amazing street art in La-La-Land!

Ciao bella's!

xox

Friday, June 15, 2012

Dadadadaaaa Dadadadadadadaaaa!! (horns)

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

I do hereby declare 21 June 2012 the day to commence....wait for it....

KAZA's 3rd Annual Marche Aux Puce!

{*The crowd goes wild*}


 

(The Official Invite)

We are emptying out the contents of the KAZA dollhouse in preparation for the POP-UP opening Late November 2012!!

First Day 20% Off
Second Day 30% Off
Third Day 40% Off
Fourth Day 50% Off
Fifth Day 60% Off
Sixth Day 70% Off
Seventh Day 80% Off
Eighth Day 90% Off

*A few things are already spoken for: The tree (going to a wedding), the fabric panel in the back (going to a fabulous shop owner) and obviously the heating system, lights and air conditioner have to stay-lol (you'd be surprised with what I've been asked! hahahahaha)

Starts at 10am!! 

Don't miss this event!!!

Ciao Bella's!
xox

Monday, May 21, 2012

Look Up In The Sky! It's Bird! It's A Plane! Nooo...It's Just KAZA!

Once upon a time, there was a shop named KAZA....
 Have a seat, kids, you are about to hear a story that is told every five years and some news that will make y'all super excited! I know it's long, but you've got to read it through. It will be worth it.


When I went to design school, I never thought of opening a shop.The thought never even crossed my mind. During a class project and on a search to find bisazza tile, an opportunity presented itself and 6 weeks later, KAZA's doors were open. With no knowledge on how to run a business, let alone how to KEEP a business, we took a deep breath and jumped in, feet first.

We started KAZA, 10 July 2007, just as the economy was falling. Being a little young between the ears, I  shrugged it off and said, "well, if it doesn't work, we'll go home with a ton of rugs & pillows".

With boxes given to us from designer samples, KAZA's first pillows were made. Cowhide rugs
 & pillows from our "family" in Turkey, were shipped to us. And a small storage unit with props and staging furniture from my previous blink-of-a-career, as a homestager, were brought in.

It took literally, 17 days to make our first sale (Thanks Barbara D). It was for 84$.
I remember going home that night and thinking, "everything is going to be fine".

Everyday, a few people would pop in and chitchat, wanting to know the new kid on the block
and try to figure out what we were. Not a second hand shop, not a thrift store, not an
antique shop...."what are you?!". Just a little bohemian indie shop.

The more people shopped, the more pieces would come out from our own personal collection to replenish. "How do we do this?!" "Where do we get new inventory?!"--we explored different options & catalogues and were frustrated that nothing was made in the USA, let alone locally. At that point, we decided we would work with the locals or make it ourselves, dolly garnet. Thas'all!
One day, 6 people came in (wow!! all in ONE day!-lol) and each person said, "Matthew Mead told me to come here". Not being from around here, I was unfamiliar with the Uber Fabulous Stylist, Matthew Mead's work and wondered who this nice man was. It took me 3 years to put the face and name together and finally thank him.

Around the same time, a beautiful blonde woman came in with more energy than anyone I had ever known. She was funny, happy and on her way to a designers party. "I want the pillows that say KAZA, in your KAZA bag with a bunch of your KAZA business cards--I'm going to a designers party and am telling everyone about you!". And she did. Mela, we cannot thank you enough for being such a wonderful support for KAZA. You & Mr. Mead made starting a business, in a town where we did not know one single person, much easier. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.

As time went by, I started carefully having fun with some of my creations, trusting that the toe I'd stick out of the box would not be scoffed at or chopped off and so came "Tallulah" . Now, I had made mannequins for a while and would ship them out to Oakland, CA to be displayed in other shops. But no one really saw them here. So, "Tallulah" was created for Concord. Made from recycled Concord phone book paper in honour of Concords green (purple) garbage movement. Y'all accepted it. In fact, y'all were kind of excited about it. That was a defining moment. I knew then, you had accepted KAZA and all it's kookiness in your wonderful circles of friends & in your hearts.

At KAZA, we have been involved in many projects in this beautiful city. Project Laundry List, Red River's Casablanca night, Bridal show at the Capital Center, Dressing up Tallulah (Butter's cow) in a crown of butterflies, creating a centrepiece for an auction (Womenade) as well as numerous weddings, etc.

We've had living window displays with live models wearing vintage haute couture (thank you to the lovely Arnie & Marty), Art Shows (Thanks Barbara C for setting the professional tone & for everything xox), NHIA Interior Design Students creating our window displays for 2 months, Marche aux Puce (s), Soiree de Noel's, creating props (Eiffels) for Lakes Region Bridal Magazine, and are now being recognized in Boston.

KAZA has been Nationally recognized as one of the 50 Rising Stars in the USA and even won Best of NH. We've done alot of interviews, told our story many times and you all have all become family and a special part of that story.

We've had the best shop girl that anyone could ever ask for and look forward to working with her more in the future! Merci Julianne xox

We will always love Concord, NH and will always be so thankful to our Concord family for being so open to this kooky little design shop and the wacky French-Canadian owner.

Now we are at the 5 year mark.
What's next? How does the story continue? What is on the next chapter?
Well kids, I'm getting to that...

For me, 5 years needs to be a defining moment in business. A decision MUST be made in year 5 to either expand, go in another direction, or call it a day. We love the space next to Vinnies, so leaving for something bigger was never an option. As you know, the KAZA shop has evolved and changed and has become more known and in the process has become much busier behind the scenes, as well. We got to a point where we had to see which aspect makes us the happiest.

We love the KAZA customers to bits and pieces. We also love to develop new product lines that reflect KAZA's core values: Recycle. Trade Fair. Live Funky. In order to be our best, we need time to give to our best.

I've always said, "Selling is not an option. No one is stupid enough to try to do what we've done, without killing themselves in the process"-lol. Until we can find a balance to do product development and maintain a shop simultaneously, we need to make a decision.

So... decision time (the bottom line):
We are closing this branch of KAZA and will focus more on KAZA Designs; Product Developement. Anyone who knows me, knows that sitting behind a desk is just not for me. I need to create. I am way too kooky than to just sit still without folding some paper or something-lol.

What does this mean?
It means, we are going to have a catalogue of our creations --(Photo shoots are happening as we speak!)

It means, we will include things that will be available at our
annual pop ups; Marche Aux Puce & Christmas popup (yes! we are coming back in random vacant spaces in downtown Concord, for our popups!!)

It means my availability to spend more time travelling, looking for goodies to share with you and blog about them!

It means, creating and wholesaling our products to other shops, so KAZA will always be available to you!

And it means, we will continue to support, endorse and encourage local Artists & Artisans to be there best!

A Few Things To Remember:

1. Keep buying local, Bella's.
2. Keep supporting your local artisan & small businesses.
3. Keep checking under everything you buy. Be aware of where your money is going.
4. Keep following KAZA on Facebook, Twitter & the blog (we will be posting our goodies, events & travels)
5. Keep eating cheese. (Because cheese makes everything better)

Final Days for KAZA shop (at this location): Starting at the Marche Aux Puce, 21 June 2012
*Gift Certificates will be valid and can be used at the Popups, Catalogue & KAZA Ecommerce
The Marche will be amazing this year! Displays WILL be sold!

SAVINGS START AT 20% OFF THE FIRST DAY AND WILL GO UP FROM THERE! (We want a total refresh for the upcoming Pop-up, downtown Concord--coming in November!!

Thank you so much for the past 5 years at KAZA on South Main. We are looking forward to KAZA on Main St, this coming Christmas with a Pop-Up shop full of new goodies!

Wait 'til you see the new product line--it is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S and I am rolling-on-the-floor-proud of it! There is no catalogue out there like it. It's a very evolved KAZA, but still oh so sweet & funky!

A huge thank you to all the faithful customers, I wish I could have had the chance to tell you these things, in person. You mean so much to me and I cherish our friendship so incredibly much. I feel we are on this journey together. It's a leap of Faith. But so was opening a shop, 5 years ago without knowing a single person here! (Kind of wacky when I think back-lol).

Check the blogs often. Check KAZA Facebook often. We are not going anywhere, but UP!
(Yipppppeeeeeeeeee!)

KAZA Christmas Pop-Up: Main St, Concord, NH
Opening, November 2012!!


Ciao Bella's!
xox

PS: Sorry about the sore butt-lol xox






Friday, May 11, 2012

White, Pops O'Colour & Crepes!



Do you remember the last post on the KAZA LOVES DESIGN blog (Press Here To Read ) about the white on white and a punch in the nose of colour? 

Well, KAZA's new window is just that!
 



Simple white cloth and twine streamers, white pedestal holding the white lamp with the chartreuse and white shade (pop!) , white upholstered chair with the fabulous vintage scarf (pop!), white end table covered in white milk glass and a gorgeous nosegay of flowers (pop!), and the vintage dress form with a Thai ruffled apron (pop! pow! punch!) .




Now that we are bruised up from all the punches of colour--how easy was getting some good colour in a room without even using a drop o'paint?!

Wacky easy, Bella's....wacky easy.









Ok, now for the price list because you know how fast these babies sell out!

Vintage Danish chair: Ummmm....it's discounted to 20$!! (Shhhh....no one knows it as of 11:43am, Friday morning, but y'all
End Table: 65$
Pedestal: 40$
Lamp base: 45$ (*lampshade is a prop & not included, twas created by the uber-talented Sherry Burnett)
Aprons: 20$ each
The rest of the goodies are under 20$ (except for the nosegay)

So thas'all.

Now....speaking of Mother's Day (yeah, I know), how cute would you look in those ruffled aprons cooking your own Mother's Day Breakfast?? You will look so darn adorable in it, it essentially guarantees you a fabulous dinner made by the guilt ridden family. And isn't that what it's all about? ;o)

Ok....now a recipe to make them feel extra guilty about not getting up earlier to cook you breakfast in bed:

I'm talkin' about some crepes, Bella's!
 


 photo from www.sugarandspice-celeste.blogspot.com


The Best Crepes Ever 

Ingredients


  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  • Directions

    1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and eggs. Slowly adding in the milk and water, stirring to combine. Add salt and butter, mix until no lumps.
    2. Heat oiled or cooking sprayed pan (cast iron is great!) at medium-high heat. Ladle the batter onto the (approx 1/4 cup) for each crepe. Tilt the pan so that the batter coats the surface evenly.
    3. Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown & crispy. Loosen with a spatula, turn to cook the other side.  
    Filling suggestions: Nutella & Banana, Fresh Berries , Gargonzola Walnuts & Maple Syrup, Freshly sliced tomato w/oregano & provolone----C'est si bon, Bella's! C'est. Si. Bon.

    So, A Hap-Hap-Happy Mother's Day to you, Bella's! xoxox

    Ciao!
    xox 




Monday, April 23, 2012

Shhhh...

A KAZA Faithful Subscriber Sale!!!!

The kids are on Spring vacation and its going to rain ALL week?!?!
We thought how we could help our sweet Bella's with this funky weather & bored kids.....
and decided to have a Top Secret Faithful Subscriber Sale!!





How will be know who is a Faithful KAZA Subscriber and who is not?
Typically a cartwheel upon entering the shop, lets us know pretty quickly---but if wheeling is not your thing, just let us know!

And you should see the goodies I'm bringing in for y'all!

Woohoooo!

At KAZA, we make our OWN sunshine!

Ciao!!
xox


Friday, April 20, 2012

Santa Maria!

 A KAZA Window Change!
(and I'm loving it!)

 *Btw, please notice our "Pin It" Buttons and pin to your hearts content!




There is something about Religious Icons, in decor, that I am falling in love with these days. The rich colours, the details...but I will get into that more on KAZA's Design blog, KAZA LOVES DESIGN!

We're here to talk about the new KAZA windows and explain a bit what's going on in there and why!




 This is seriously one of my favourite windows in a long time. From the old lace wedding train backdrop to the old chippy praying hands, to the insanely gorgeous print of Saint Mary (watermarks and all), to the Gustavian freshly upholstered chair, to the Sharon Cloud pillows, to the creamy spool of bailing rope to the unbelievably gorgeous embroidered antique runner to the ginormous old green glass wine bottle---this just makes me feel like sitting in that chair with a cup of tea and think.



 

"Think?!"--yeah, think...about all the upcoming things are in store for KAZA, the direction we are going in--things that make me a happy chicken! Knowing the steps we are taking, behind-the-scenes at KAZA is crazy...and wacky and a leap of faith and I am so excited to talk about this new journey with y'all very soon! Because this journey is with YOU! Because of YOU! So stay tuned! xox :o)






Now for the window prices!

Vintage Gustavian Chair: 95$
Antique Gothic Maple Table: 300$
Old Chippy praying hands: 45$
Sharon Cloud & KAZA Pillows: 20$-65$
Ginormous Wine Bottle: 165$
Embroidered Runner 35$






*Props not for sale...yet:
St Mary Print, Spool of baling rope, Bouquet of flowers, Wedding train.
But they may be available at the upcoming Marche Aux Puce!

So that's all, Bella's and Bello's!

Check out KAZA LOVES DESIGN for more on the design trend of Religious Icons and KAZA's take on it (in short, we LURVE it!) xox

Ciao, Bella's!
xox

Friday, April 6, 2012

Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Colour Palette?

Are you?


Check out KAZA's Design Blog:

Click Here -->  KAZA loves Design!

for some KAZA insight on this very sensitive subject!

Ciao Bella's!
xox

Sunday, April 1, 2012

An Extraordinarly Creative Mind

 KAZA's Q and A with Artist, Colleen Graham

 "I just wish I could live 24 hours a day in my studio!"
                       -Artist, Colleen Graham




 I met Colleen about 3 years ago, at KAZA. She always seemed so quiet and demure. As you can imagine, we meet many Artists everyday (its a great job) and the one thing I have learned in this business, is that most insanely creative Artists don't even wear black. Not even a beret. Did you see that lady behind you at the food store yesterday? She could be a creative genius...and you might be her next subject, so be nice-lol

When Colleen showed me her artwork, I almost fell off my chair. I clearly remember, leaning forward trying to get a glimpse of her brain, via her eyeballs. She seemed nervous of what my reaction would be, but also had a confidence in her. It was obvious this was serious...deep creativity. And deeply personal to her.


When we met for the interview, she was relaxed and ready to talk. Sipping on soup, she quietly told me stories of her successful (and very impressive) Art life, so calmly, as if these accomplishments happened to everyone. I wanted to hear more. Still do. I know Colleen has many fascinating stories inside of her--but I am convinced, her Art will tell us the story.

To say that this is such a ginormous treat is an understatement. For the lover of Art, this is some serious creative food. Eat up! It may taste like candy, but it is veggies for the creative brain!

Enjoy!





 Q. Colleen, how long have you been working with this particular encaustic
painting process? It appears to be quite a popular medium for many
contemporary painters to use right now.
 A. About seven years ago I took a workshop at the NH Institute of Art on encaustic painting techniques…I was instantly hooked by the sheer versatility of the process, and also by the seductive nature of melted bees-wax. I am still constantly learning the subtle nuances inherent in the process.
Q. What exactly does “encaustic’ mean?
 A. Encaustic is a Greek work that translated means “to burn in”. The process dates back to the 5th century. Contemporary artists use encaustics in a wide range of applications. The technique requires one to melt bees wax and apply the melted wax onto a porous surface. You can combine the wax with oil paints, oil paint sticks, and collage materials that give you a spectrum of color. The surface must be reheated again, and fused using a heat gun or a propane blowtorch. The basic idea is to build layers upon layer, which creates a translucent and smooth surface. The technique is challenging, and yet so versatile. Many painters really enjoy the luminous surface that one gets from the multi-layered wax…it is a luscious medium.
 Q. What inspires you, as an Artist?

A. My mind is always visualizing images, colors, patterns, and symbols. A poem, languages, or often something I am reading will trigger an image or an idea. My work tends to be narrative; almost like a personal sketchbook or a doodle. Often I get great inspiration from a gallery exhibition or museum show. There are few contemporary artists that I admire greatly, and I do follow their work, which really gives me a jump-start.
After college, I made a personal decision to do whatever I could to be able to travel and live abroad for a few years. I fulfilled this dream, and will say that this experience was the most influential, in creating the basis of my personal imagery. I was able to live and study in Paris, Scotland, and then create a printmaking studio on a farm in a small village on the North Sea in southern Holland.
Q. I know by talking with you that you were trained to be a printmaker and textile designer in the late
1970’s and 80’s in NYC, how has this background influenced your
present body of work?
 A. In the late 70's, with my BA in Fine Arts, it seemed that a practical thing would be to study textile design in NYC.  Also at the time, printmaking was in its renaissance period and many artists jumped on the “printmaking band wagon”. Since I love to draw, perfecting the etching process was really a personal quest for me. The most well known printmaking facility in in NYC, at the time, was Bob Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop north of Chelsea. At this workshop, young artists from around the world came to study traditional and contemporary printmaking and editing techniques. The international artists that I met encouraged me to go back to art school and redo my painting and printmaking training in the ateliers in Paris. I spent four years just experimenting and studying the technical aspects of etching and printing editions by hand in my studio in Holland. That formative period in my early 20’s, while living in a Dutch artist community, really honed my respect for technical excellence. Now in my 50’s my life experiences, and practices…. muscle memory makes it easier to create more interesting and personal work. The technical aspects do not seem so important. I just wish I could live 24 hours a day in my studio!




Q. How is this series different from your other work?
A. This series is different from my other work because of its scale and the surface quality is somewhat rough. In addition, they appear to be more sculptural.

Q. It is obvious that this series is very personal to you. Please explain a bit about that:
 A. The series of ten six “x 6 “encaustic and oil paintings were created using old etchings, photographs from a trip to Ireland, and transfer drawings from my sketchbooks. An ancient text, maps, charts, scientific diagrams, systems in natural history….all of this is a treasure trove of ideas for me. This series was specifically created for KAZA. Each piece can be viewed separately or put together into a larger cohesive work.

Q. What are you currently working on in your studio now?
 A. Right now I am working on a much larger painting, using graphite, oil, mica and collage. The symbolic use of the human body, maps, and how this relates to rest of the natural world is the underlying theme in my current work. The scale of the work is going to be as large as I can possibly maneuver in my studio. Bees- wax will definitely be a part of these mixed media pieces.



 Q. That sounds SO exciting!! Now, what about commissioned pieces?
  A. I have made several commissioned oil and encaustic paintings in recent years. Using personal images, documents, text, and colors, I have made paintings that become personal heirlooms.

 Q. Do you have a blog or a website?
 A. I am currently working on a blog and website. I am also planning several workshops this spring and summer. I do have a Fiddlehead Studio Facebook page, but would rather spend my time day-dreaming/working in my studio, then the hours spent online with social marketing sites….. Constantly the dilemma for the self-employed artist!

 So excited with what is to come, Colleen--you are amazing!

Stop by KAZA to check out Colleen's gorgeous encaustic series, now!

Ciao Bella's & Bello's!
xox



Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Insanely Good Olive Bread

"Olive bread is a kick in the pants to all the garlic breads of your past (it's almost shameful). Be embarrassed, garlic breads...you slacker, you!" 
                                                                  -Author, Me

With this crazy warm weather, we want to eat light. Then 10 minutes later, we get zapped with cold and want to eat a bit heavier. Welcome to New England!



This recipe is perfect for being in the middle!

Served with a side arugula salad or grilled aubergine w/fresh marinara, all the nooks and crannies of your tummies will be filled without feeling too heavy.

*This is meatless dish*

Ingredients:

Italian Bread, cut in half length-wise
1 can of pit-less black olives, drained & chopped
1 6oz jar of green olives w/pimentos, drained & chopped
1 stick of butter, softened
1/2 cup of mayo
3/4 lb of shredded Monteray Jack Cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped mushrooms
1 clove of garlic, minced or 1 tsp of jarred minced garlic

Freshly cracked pepper (about 3-4 spins on the pepper mill)

Mix the above ingredients in a large bowl

Carefully, apply a thick layer of above ingredients onto each side of the bread.
(Ingredients will cook down a bit, so don't worry if it appears too thick)

Preheat oven at 375 degrees

Bake, on cookie sheet, for 20-25 minutes

Mangia, baby!
xox

(*for more pictures, & recipes check out KAZA's cooking blog: www.cookinaround.blogspot.com)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Little Press For Our Little KAZA!

Hello sweet Bella's and Bello's!

We have been really busy behind the scenes and wanted to share some fun stuff with you!

First, our little Eiffel's were used for a photo shoot in Lakes Region Bride Magazine. Local photographer extraordinaire, Joanna Puza was the eye behind the beauty. We look forward to more styling with Lakes Region Bride in the near future!


Free Copies at the KAZA desk!

In other news, our little concrete light bulbs have gotten a bit famous. Recently mentioned in National blog Style Carrot it also received a bit of recognition from Boston Magazine as well as being mentioned on Boston Chronicle TV 5 (we are at the 4:55 mark). Thanks to our friends at the fabulous Room 68 for carrying our creations and for being so awesome that people talk about us in Boston! xox


*taken from StyleCarrot Blog

And the Boston Chronicle, Channel 5 Boston TV, is here


Also!! Our little concrete creations will be featured at the AD2021 Contemporary Art Fair in Boston this weekend! Check it out Here]

AD2120 Contemporary Art Fair
March 15-18, 2012

The Cyclorama

At The Boston Center for The Arts
539 Tremont Street, in the South End


Check it out, Bella's and  Bello's!

Ciao!
xox

Friday, February 17, 2012

Follow Us! Fan Us! Love Us!

With so many exciting new things going on behind-the-scenes at KAZA, upcoming changes, news and goofy things we do--we wanted to make ourselves more available to you, so we can have some fun together!

KAZA on Facebook:




Daily Interaction includes:

*New product lines, just coming into KAZA ("Just In At KAZA!").
*Design Advice
*Questions we ask to help us make KAZA everything it needs to be
& more Crazy KAZAisms!

Become a fan of KAZA on Facebook: HERE

KAZA on Twitter:


Everything that is posted on KAZA Facebook, automatically goes to this site.
What Else?
*Personal interaction on silly things...which is always fun!
* More Pictures
* Follow KAZA on Twitter and I'll follow you right back!

Follow KAZA on Twitter: HERE
KAZA is now on Pinterest!



*Check out some ideas KAZA loves, Show us what you love!
*Follow KAZA and we'll follow you right back! (want to see what y'all are looking at!)

Follow KAZA on Pinterest: HERE

Ciao Bella's!
xox

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

L.O.V.E

To all the Bello's of the KAZA Bella's,
We've been good. We've sat through Super Bowl Sunday, didn't complain about your friends stinky feet on the coffee table or the tortilla chips found in between the sofa cushions the next day. We even consoled you when your team lost. Did you see that look in our eye? Yeah...we practiced that too. Why, you ask?

Because now it's our turn.


HaPpY vAlEnTiNeS dAy

Not that we are scary when it comes to this holiday...it's just strongly advised you get things right. Remember that handbag in the window downtown, we pointed at during Midnight Merriment? Let's just hope you do. Mwahahahaha!

Ok, ok...now I'm even scaring myself!!

I offer...guide to things that will make your sun shine a bit brighter, your food taste a bit better & your world...just a little bit safer.

I offer you...da-da-da-daaaaaa!!!The KAZA Valentine List (gasp! awww! omg!)

Metalsmith Artisan, Kitty Stoykovich Jewelry!
Handmade. Local. Gorgeous.




re.pur.posed Jewelry
Recycled. Lightweight. Local. Bohemian. Fabulous.



Sand & Paper LLC. Stone Keychains and Pendents
Local beach stones, polished to perfection are showcased as gorgeous pendents/keychains. 20$ each!



Forever Boards cutting/cheese boards
Rather than left in a landmind for your great, great, great grandchildren to deal with, Forever Boards are remnant corian that will last several lifetimes--repurposed into gorgeous cutting boards (does not hold bacteria--you can cut meat on here!!) / cheese display is a fabulous, stylish & GREEN investment!



Turkish bathrobes:
Only a few left of these heavy luxurious bathrobes! These will make her feel like a princess!



Sharon Cloud Chocolat Truffles & local raw honey!
European-Style. Decadent. Locally made by the fabulous Sharon Cloud.



Rings & Hair Pins by Dizzy Cupcakes!
Locally made with buttons from the late 1800'-Vintage 60's
F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!



Massage Oil from Durance (Made In France)
Scent: Sensualite. (Ahem....just sayin')
$8,50 (8.4 fl oz bottle)



Vintage sparkly jewelry!
Brooches, necklaces, earrings....L.O.V.E them!



KAZA's own "Map To My Heart" for your Valentine Tablescape!
How romantic would she think you were if you scattered these on the table? Adorable little map hearts are a bag of 12/2$!



Black Walnut Cutting Board/Cheese tray (another KAZA product!)
A little Stilton from Butters on top of this tray, with a bottle of Gabbiano Chianti and she will be transported to Florence, Italy (bring some grapes!)



If all else fails, get her a KAZA Gift Certificate!



Oh yeah...tell her about the new KAZA windows! She will think how observant you are for checking on her favourite shop!

Window 1

Window II



So thas'all, Bello's...take a deep breath. You will do fine for Valentine's 2012!

You're welcome, poopsies!



Ciao, Bello's!
xox