30 August 2009
Letterpress Delicacies sells items like cards and prints using a vintage letterpress. Their products are meant to celebrate the beauty of life, love, and friendship.
[ Above: Howdy Partner Card in Lime, $4 / Cherry Blossom Bon Voyage Card in Blue, $4 / Vintage Mushroom Card in Blue, $4 / Sew Crafty Card in Lime + Chocolate, $4 ]
Cicada Studio is Michelle Engel Bencsko's personal project that focuses on printed textiles and are developed and sold exclusively in her shop. I am loving the bold, retro patterns of these four fabrics from her Mod Quad collection. You can also find her at her website and blog.
[ Above: Petunia Purple, $17 / Grass Green, $17 / Hydrangea Blue, $17 / Marigold Yellow, $17 ]
26 August 2009
24 August 2009
Terrible Yellow Eyes is a growing collection of works inspired by Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. Cory Godbey started this project as a tribute and celebration to the book (and soon to be film). The collection showcases pieces created by a multitude of invited artists.
[ Above: Hide and Seek by Dan Matutina, Almost Over a Year by Cory Godbey ]
The first edition of Flora Fauna prints by Lumadessa (Josh Brill) starts with a solid collection of birds. The Flora Fauna series catalogs the design identities of plants and animals from around the world. Each print is available in a limited edition of 50 and 5% of profits are donated to animal and environmental causes.
[ Above: Scarlet Robin, $20 / Adelie Penguin, $20 / Superb Fairy-Wren, $20 / Palila, $20 ]
22 August 2009
I've been looking at things for decorating an apartment, since I will be preparing for a move soon and found Uncommon, a shop full of furniture and room accents with modern clean lines, an old-fashioned sensibility, and fresh colors. I love the tea table and scallop mirror.
[ Above: Pale Blue Scallop Mirror, $59 / Chartreuse Vintage Style Tea Table, $119 / Tangerine Creamsicle Modern Wall Clock, $35 / Vintage Blue Mix Tape, $25 ]
19 August 2009
18 August 2009
17 August 2009
15 August 2009
Chakra Pennywhistle is a darling shop started by Rikkianne as a way to express the pleasure of making something new out of something old. Her pillows are all made of natural materials and are screenprinted with her own drawings. Visit her site and blog also.
[ Above: Love Me, $100 / Swordfish, $50 / Wreath, $50 ]
Hello Tenfold is a stationery shop from Ellie, a graphic designer in North Carolina. Her shop contains beautifully designed things like invitations, cards, and gift tags.
[ Above: Wedding Programs, price varies / Stripe Save The Date, price varies / 50 Patterned Hang Tags, $8 / Striped Thanks Cards, $10 ]
14 August 2009
I'm a huge fan of Norway's Darling Clementine and their latest project is my favorite. The Claudettes is a custom designed series for 1973, consisting of postcards, greeting cards and notebooks featuring sixteen of the quirkiest, cutest animals you will ever see. I would love to get my hands on a set of these! See the rest of the Claudettes line here.
Designed by Lian Ng, these PopMat paper placemats are inspired by pop-up books and made to add charm and function to a table setting. The recycled mats are sold in packs of ten of the same design and color for $26. Available in fifteen styles.
[ Above: Cake, Balloons, Birdcage, Butterflies ]
11 August 2009
Head over heels for Kate Spade's first ever clothing collection, which debuted today. I love that her fall looks feature some bright, cheery colors instead of the duller, darker tones that are usually associated with fall.
[ Above: Squealing With Delight, $355 to $795 / Dim Sum After Dark, $265 to $795 / Hitting The Road, $125 to $395 ]
I love the vintage signs from Three Potato Four. These antique railroad signs, gas station price numbers, and old storefront displays would be the perfect contrasting accent in a modern home.
[ Above: Railroad #4, $35 / Huge Industrial Wooden #3, $175 / Metal Gas Station Price Numbers, sold / Service Station Number, sold / Letter M, sold / Letter S Black Metal Shell, $85 / Small Steel Deco Letters, sold / Gas Station Price Sign, sold / Service Station, sold / 12" Plastic Pick-A-Letter, $9 / Orange Metal Gas Station Price Number, $68 / Fresh Frozen Delicious Vanilla Creme, $350 ]
08 August 2009
I found an old tote bag of mine with a Mark Allen Miller graphic on the front and thought I'd share his artwork with you all. In his work, Miller uses bold patterns and color, often depicting common objects and making them contemporary and modern, with a slight hint of nostalgia.
Interior designer Amanda Nisbet uses color in an unconventional way, by bringing it to the center of attention and letting it be the focus. She doesn't follow the rules. Instead, she blends a lot of color, texture, and form to create her own trademark comfortable elegance.
07 August 2009
I'm excited for this week's featured Etsy shop, Easy Keeper, because it belongs to my friend Whitney and her wonderful line of letterpressed items. All of the products in her shop are printed by hand using a Golding Pearl press. You can also see her design and illustration work here.
[ Above: Raven Blank Cards, $10 / Sleeping Dog Coasters, $11 ]
05 August 2009
Amy Ruppel just released another series of wax paintings, this time featuring state animals. Each painting is 7.25x7.25" and available for $145, or you can purchase a print for $20. Take a look and get one before they're gone (many of the wax paintings are already sold out).
[ Above: Utah: Rocky Mountain Elk, Virginia: Long-eared Bat, California: Grizzly Bear, Nebraska: White Tailed Deer ]
02 August 2009
Jacqleen Bleu of Sea Unicorn makes jewelry in simple, signature silhouettes. Her necklaces are made from tiny treasures, inspired by fairy tales, and influenced by things that are whimsical, vintage, and tell stories.
[ Above: Ophelia, Forest Nymph Collection, $28 / Knotted Gold, Quirk + Fance Collection, $25 / Matryoshka Doll Locket, Bits of Folk Collection, $27 / Enchantment, Sea Trinkets Collection, $28 / In Its Bed A Diamond, Sea Trinkets Collection, $25 / Your Cup Of Latte, $25 ]
01 August 2009
Sorry for the huge lack of updates lately. I've been gone for a week for a family vacation to Vancouver (I might post photos later, we'll see), but I'm back and ready for more blogging. Today I have some cool juice glasses to show that are designed to mimic the sticker labels on fruit. I've collected those little stickers ever since I was little and these are a fun, new take on the idea. The set of six glasses comes with one each in tomato, grapefruit, apple, orange, banana and pineapple. Get it from CB2 for $19.95.