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 Peg and Awl House Library | Photograph by Rikumo

We've been so psyched to be welcoming guests to the Peg and Awl House in our beloved city of Philadelphia since The House’s launch in July. In addition to receiving travelers, we’ve also been hosting small businesses that have used the space for photographing and filming their stories. It is so lovely to see new visions in our old home!

We were thrilled when Rikumo reached out to us to shoot their Holiday Gift Guide in our home – we LOVE their shop! 

Have a look at their beautiful photographs and the shop here!

Peg and Awl House Kitchen | Photograph by Rikumo 

The Marlowe Lunch Bag by Peg and Awl

We’ve been busy!

Some Peg and Awl Updates

We have been working away on a lot of different projects here at the Peg and Awl workshop, and we are excited to share a few of them with you…

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Refreshed Marlowe Lunch Bags

Just in time for back to school, we did a little update on the Marlowe Lunch Bag – now all vegan with a fabric tag! Perfect for work, school, and day trips, fill ’em up with lunch, snacks and a little note for your love!

The Marlowe Lunch Bag by Peg and Awl

The Peg and Awl House

After months of transformation, the Peg and Awl House is now open and awaiting your next visit to Philadelphia. A living showroom of all things Peg and Awl, the house is full of furniture, home goods, books and adventure. Check out the Peg and Awl House on Airbnb and book your stay at the place where it all started! And if you have no plans to visit Philadelphia, we hope you will find inspiration – and sneak peeks of our upcoming furniture – in the photographs!

The Peg and Awl House

NEW Furniture Collection Coming Soon!

It’s been a long time coming, but there are only a few more weeks before we launch the very first line of Peg and Awl furniture! We are bursting with excitement to share…

Bench and Desk by Peg and Awl Dining Room Table by Peg and Awl
Kitchen Table by Peg and Awl Chair by Peg and Awl

Other Things in the Works

Tomes (large journals that Margaux always uses!), sketchbooks, wooden painter’s palette, new waxed canvas colour, and one of a kinds! We have been working tirelessly on these to make them perfect and they will be launching soon – stay tuned!

Upcoming Products by Peg and Awl

...In succession
Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended,
Are removed, destroyed, restored, or in their place
Is an open field, or a factory, or a by-pass.
Old stone to new building, old timber to new fires
Old fires to ashes, and ashes to the earth…

   —T.S. Eliot from the Four Quartets, East Coker
  
We’ve done it! We’ve completely cleared out of our olde building, The Atlas Casket Factory, our home for the last 5 years and into our new space – The Foundlings Building! We’ve hauled every last tool, big and small, and every last maker into our new space – our open, air flowing, beautifully bright new home with parking and sunshine and in Port Richmond, Philadelphia. And it has all happened in less than a year!

Walter, Joe, Chris and Josh, as well as a handful of others, have been transforming the space over the last 9 months and still, we’ve all managed to make and design and send most* orders out without delay. We are incredibly fortunate to have such a wonderfully talented, efficient and productive team as well as our supportive following – you! Our new space will no doubt be an inspiring place to create more treasures, photographs, jobs, and joyful days. And in time – a garden!

In addition to the building and the land, there is an elevated train track that borders one side of the property and the wall has already become the most fantastic backdrop for our new photographs.

We named the building Foundlings, as it is my hope to discover much about this tiny piece of land, both through the locals’ stories, and hopefully (look for me with a metal detector or a privy stick!) underground. Our acre was carved out in the early 1800s, as evidenced by some old maps (PhilaGeoHistories). There were homes built upon it and torn down, and sometime between 1934 and 1942, our building was erected as the new home of The Phoenix Dye Works. In the 1980s it was closed up (maybe even before), and in it grew a darkness, loaded with stuff and years of stories. When Walter tore through the ceiling to put in skylights, the dirt and dust came alive, dancing in a beam of sunlight eager to discover new territories.

It is 2017, and at Peg and Awl, we are ready to begin building our new stories...

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