26 November 2008
I found these images from LoV-E (Lorena Vigil-Escalera) on her Flickr page one day. Based in Spain, LoV-E creates art with hand drawn and digital techniques blended together. Her work is heavily influenced by sixties advertising, music, and fashion. I love the whole retro feeling of these. And a side note: I'm taking a small break from blogging until December. I'll have more finds and inspiration to share when I get back. Thanks for reading!
[ Above: Bedroom, Hendricks, Femme Fatale, Orejero, Cama, Taza ]
21 November 2008
Super adorable handmade teddy bears by Crafternoon, a label by Australian designer Jessica Sutton. Each bear features recycled clothing and a touch of velvety fur. These are extremely limited: only eighteen were made and at the moment, only ten are left. You can buy one of these bears here for $75.
[ Above: Harvey, Raymond, Ollie, Morton ]
16 November 2008
Each year, Office creates a holiday print that is sent out to their friends. Lucky for you, they're also available to buy on their site. The limited edition prints are so ornately printed and gorgeous in person. Each 9x12" print features a variety of printing techniques, including metallic foils or embossing. Every print comes packaged in a glassine envelope for easy gift-giving. These would be perfect for any design or art lover on your list. Purchase a print: visitoffice.com
[ Above: Forest, Whoooo, Whiteout; for $35 each ]
A new range of Selina Rose's intricately cut felts is now available. The selection, which comes in either Bloom or Botanica designs, are 100% wool and colored using environmentally friendly dyes in Selina's distinctive color palette. The line contains products like felt rugs, table runners, and watercut felt panels. You can buy these items in her online shop, as well as cut felt coasters and printed felt cushions.
13 November 2008
Cherry is a new rights-managed illustration collection from Veer. Cherry showcases work from names in modern illustration, artists boasting clients such as Rolling Stone, GQ, and the New York Times Magazine. Veer describes the new collection as technically innovative and richly individual, reflecting a more DIY/analog aesthetic. The look is vivid, contemporary. The feel is hand-done, authentic.
10 November 2008
I love the idea of this Tooth Fairy Kit by Notion Farm (a division of Rubber Design). The kit contains a letterpressed certificate of record to file with the Tooth Fairy and a reusable silk-screened cloth deposit bag to store compensation (for the first tooth and all future transactions). The certificate keeps a record of name, age, tooth lost, method of extraction, and compensation information. This is a fun, memorable way to remember and keep track of your kids' missing teeth. Get it for $16.
05 November 2008
Lately, I've been noticing how aesthetically great teapots are. I love how unique and out of the ordinary they can be. If I drank a lot of tea, I would be collecting these.
[ Above: Darjeeling Teapot, $110; Pitch Pine Teapot, $78; Owling Sake Pot, $28; Orquidea Teapot, $48; Nuit Teapot, $79.95; Bobber Teapot, $98; Small Teapot, $66.25; Snow Owl Teapot, $28; Camille Teapot, $44.95 ]
04 November 2008
I rode my bike to work in the rain today and it reminded me of these great umbrellas by Satoko Kobayashi of Pare Umbrella in Seattle. Pare umbrellas are unlike most on the market today. Instead of a standard solid, Pare focuses on pattern, details, and design. The umbrellas are also produced in limited editions. With each season comes a new selection of styles to choose from.
[ Above: A. Zen Cosmos in black, $65; B. Mia in mint, $65; C. Nowadays in yellow, $67; D. It Is Raining in black, $65; E. Sonnet in white, $65 ]
02 November 2008
Anthropologie can do no wrong. Here are some images selected from their latest catalog.
[ Above: Le Petite Scarf, $24; Alyssum Dress, $128; Tawny Garden Dress, $198; Sweet Wilderness Top, $78; Bared Branches Dress, $188 ]