28 June 2010

map totes + two years

I know I've been neglecting this blog for the past little bit, but that will change soon. I'll be taking a break until next week sometime (visiting the northwest: Portland, San Francisco and the coastline to be exact) and will come back ready to post. Also, yesterday marked the two year birthday of this blog! Incredible that it's been this long. And since I have travel on the brain, I thought I'd share these bags by Maptote. The company was founded by Rachel Rheingold and Michael Berick in Fall 2006 in an effort to combine their love for travel, maps and design. The cotton tote bags are silk-screened with schematic maps of cities.

13 June 2010

meredith prevot

When I was in college at the University of Utah, I met Meredith Prévot once in the art department's printshop and have been in awe of her work since. Her art is influenced by textiles and decorative patterns and focuses on the interaction of color, pattern, and embellishment. The pieces shown above are from her Embellissement series and are done in acrylic and collage on upholstery fabric.

casegoods by shine

Shine by S.H.O. is described as being one of the most fashion forward lifestyle lines in the interior design industry. It was started by artist Susan Hornbeak Ortiz and the collection uses a mix of modern and vintage, inspired by world travel. I especially love the brightly colored casegoods.
[ Above: Shanghai Console / Milan Buffet / Cary Buffet / Casablanca 6 Drawer Chest ]

10 June 2010

sea creatures by hellowilson

Look at the detail in this pen and ink drawing by HelloWilson! I love the choice of color too.

love, summer of

Even though the Love, Summer of bag is sold out right now, I love it and think it would have been the perfect, easy-to-carry-everything tote bag. They were made to celebrate the "magic in the air that happens during summer" and were hand silkscreened in environmentally friendly ink on recycled cotton bags.

08 June 2010

marimekko wallpaper

Pretty Marimekko wallpaper at Always Mod.
[ Above: Unikko / Lumimarja / Biloba / Aarni ]


Uhuru is a design + build furniture company and their stuff is amazing. They build everything by hand in their Red Hook, Brooklyn studio and make things with an awareness of materials and craft. A lot of their items are made from repurposed matter. I can't even tell you how much I want that turquoise tray table!
[ Above: Stitched Table / Tray Table / Summer Snow Line ]

01 June 2010

to dry for

Designer tea towels from To Dry For, featuring artwork from designers around the world. The company was started by a husband and wife team in Oxford, England.
[ Above: Paris by LovelyLovely / Country by Lisa Jones Studio ]

bittersweets new york

I've been pretty busy lately, so I apologize for the lack of new posts, but I'm ready to get back in the swing of things, starting with these offbeat rings from Bittersweets New York. I think these are so pretty and unlike most rings out there. Some of them would make really unique engagment or wedding bands.
[ Above: Brilliant Diamond Twig Ring, $1800 / Twig Eternity Band Pavé Diamond Ring, $1300 / Teensy Diamond Ring, $195 / Creature Ring, $700 ]
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