31 March 2009

crayon rings by timothy liles

A fun idea from Timothy Liles, a designer in Boston who is currently working at Converse. These rings are cast in washable crayons and come packaged in the basic eight crayon colors. Available at The Future Perfect for $50. When I was little, I would have loved coloring with these. I think I still would.

29 March 2009

state bird prints by amy ruppel

Spectacular prints from Amy Ruppel featuring the fifty state birds. Each print comes signed and is available in two sizes: 5x7" (for $25) or 8x10" (for $40). I wish I could buy all fifty of these. Get yours here: amyruppel.com/sbprints.

27 March 2009

love, jenna

I'm going to a wedding reception today, so I thought this was fitting. This gorgeous calligraphy comes from Jenna Hein of Love, Jenna. How great would it be to receive a wedding invitation addressed to you that looked like this? Her lettering style is so sophisticated and fun at the same time.

25 March 2009

yellena james

Yellena James, an artist/illustrator in Portland, has an amazing style where she creates flowy, detailed environments and worlds. Her work has been described as "colorful arrangements of organic shapes and tangled lines (which) are at once floral and alien, organic and sci-fi, crafty and fantastic." Very inspiring. Purchase prints here: yellena.etsy.com.
[ Above: Stream, Spectacle, Simmer, Silk ]

19 March 2009

yvette inufio

Very soft, ethereal photography from Yvette Inufio. The locations and objects in her photos are so beautiful. Buy 8x10" prints of these images for $25 each: yvetteinufio.etsy.com.
[ Above: Places and moments, Solitude ]

sunshine & shadow spring summer 09

Vast solids and clean geometrics form a good pair in Sunshine & Shadow's Spring Summer 09 collection.
[ Above: 01, Pockets dress in dark green/black, Tote bag in natural/black asteroids print; 02, Basic tank in coral, Mini skirt in natural/white asteroids print, Tied dress in blue/black rabbits print; 03, Pocket tank in natural/black lights print, Pockets skirt in blue/black rabbits print, Color block dress in black/khaki; 04, Basic tank in khaki/black, Pockets skirt in natural/black rabbits print, Windowpane scarf in white/yellow ]

11 March 2009

navaglow tape by stella bugbee

Dress up packages with navaglow tape from Stella Bugbee. I love the idea. Receiving a package in the mail is already so fun and it would be even more fun with colorful packaging tape! Buy a set of three rolls from Igloo Store for $20, including shipping.

05 March 2009

penguin hardback classics

I love the covers of these Penguin hardback classics, designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith and exclusively sold at Waterstone's. See images of all ten books in the series here.
[ Above: Madame Bovary by Gustave Falubert, Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen ]

01 March 2009

alex & chloe + revolve

This is Fancy Frills' 100th entry! I was originally planning a giveaway, but I don't have it quite ready yet, so that will be put on hold for a bit. Instead, I'm featuring these edgy wedding rings that Alex & Chloe have designed for Revolve's exclusive collection, The List, which features one-of-a-kind, limited edition objects from culture-makers in fashion, art, music, and design. Alex & Chloe's Holding You Forever wedding rings are custom-made when you order and subvert the traditional wedding ring with their signature style. Inverted diamonds, square bands, and concentric circles offer a new twist on an old classic. These are made of 14k solid gold and retail for $1804 to $1892.
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