The merchant I’m sharing today holds a bit of a special place in my heart.
Blackbird Goods opened their doors just four days ago over in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, but I’ve been following the journey of owners Gemma Adams and her husband for a few years now on the Blackbird blog. Gem is a true creative polymath — stylist, photographer, maker, blogger and DIY extraordinaire.
Blackbird is one of a small handful of blogs I visit regularly, and one of the few that inspired me to create my own little corner of the internet just over a year ago. If I lived in New Zealand I’d have been first in the door on opening day, but I have to be content with drooling over Gem’s amazing styling from across the Tasman Sea (plus now I have yet another excuse to visit New Zealand — mark my words, I will be there some day!)
I feel so fortunate to have been able to follow Gem and her fun, inspiring, raw, and sometimes incredibly rough journey through her blog. This is the reason such blogs exist; to share experiences and find likeminded guys and gals to connect with — through the good times and the bad. I thoroughly recommend checking out not only Blackbird Goods, but also the Blackbird blog for a healthy dose of beautifully made and found objects. x