BRIKA — Gifting and receiving

Gifting and receiving: Angie Reyes of Franny & Metal

Gifting and receiving Makers

Angie Reyes of Franny & Metal’s delicate jewelry pieces are pretty enough to warrant a second glance and timeless enough for everyday wear. As an Austin resident by way of having gone to school in Hawaii and grown up in the Middle East, her pieces are influenced by the process of transformation caused by the immense heat of the desert in which she was raised. With such a diverse background, it only made sense that we reached out to Angie as part of our Gifting and receiving series to gain further insight into her life. Turns out, a labor of...

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Gifting and receiving: Missy McCullough of Golden Fox Goods

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Striking design, gorgeous watercolor washes and adorable illustrations are all elements that are archetypal of designer Missy McCullough of Golden Fox Goods' aesthetic, one that we developed emoji heart eyes over on the double. When we reached out to Missy for our Gifting and receiving series, we got to chatting about the importance of giving gifts that are as beautiful as the way they are presented. Enter her own line of gift wrap – which ticks off every box when it comes to dressing your gifts in packaging that is colorful, festive and fun – and which we knew we had to stock...

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Gifting and receiving: Shiho Masuda, Japanese gift wrap guru

art crafting DIY gift wrap Gifting and receiving Inspiration Q+A

When we first came across Shiho Masuda's YouTube tutorials on Japanese gift wrapping techniques – from how to wrap a t-shirt without a box to how to wrap a gift in under a minute – our inner OCD selves immediately took a liking to the geometric angles and razor-sharp pleats from Shiho's techniques that would elevate the act of gift wrapping to a product akin to a work of art. Since for most of us, wrapping is often an afterthought in the act of gifting, we chatted to Shiho as part of our newly-launched Gifting and Receiving series about how growing up in Japan and the...

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Gifting and receiving: Melissa Milakovic of Love Like Red

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At BRIKA, nothing thrills us more than customers coming to us with gifting needs because as far as solutions go, we’ve got a whole lot of ‘em. As we put it in our post 39 tips to master the art of gift giving, our curated assortment of well-crafted goods is a great resource for gifting for all occasions. As such, it’s only fitting that we delve a bit deeper into gift giving with our new series Gifting and Receiving, because it truly is an art unto itself. First in our series is Love Like Red’s Melissa Milakovic, whose handcrafted line...

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