Friday, January 20, 2012


As part of the Junction's month long 'Beat the February Blues' campaign Russet and Empire will be hosting an indoor yard sale and open house. What exactly does that mean you ask? Good question mon ami. 

We will be selling off all of the stuff that has been hanging around the back of the shop, that doesn't quite fit in, or that we are just plain sick of looking at for yard sale prices (mad dealz), we'll play some tunes, have some rice krispy squares and stuff. It'll be good. We will also be opening up the back studio area of the shop so you all can see where the magic is made!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Years Resolutions

This post is a double whammy resolution for 2012, #1 it addresses our resolution at Russet & Empire to start making delicious coffee at the shop instead of pretending to be millionaires who spend $10 a day on lattes. This also allows us to own a beautiful Hario pour over ( received as a gift though I happen to know it was purchased in the Junction at Crema ), and Stumptown coffee is available at Lit.
#2 Resolution is to include less shitty iPhone generated photography, and more sexy close up shelter-porn lifestyle photos. That may or may not include editing in instagram/picnik with olde tyme filters. They are still pretty and give me a break ok!    Happy New Year XOXO

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Bye-bye Sandwich Board

As of next week I will not be offending your eyes with a hand-drawn signs... we are half way through making a real professional sign with the Russet & Empire crest through the magic of silk screen printing. RIP buddy, you've been a good sign and creative outlet for everyone who works here, you've been run over countless times and thrown into traffic by some colourful locals.  On the flip-side, I hate how I have to pretend that I ACTUALLY enjoy coming up with something zippy to draw on you every time the rain washes away my hard work. Next Wednesday night I will be leaving you out on the curb with the rest of the trash, circle of life man, circle of life...

Stay tuned for photos of the sexy new sign next week!  xo R&E