It’s springtime, and I’m in a new-growth kind of mood. This week’s favorites reflect a little bit of that…[more]
1. I’ve had an obsession with African wax-print fabrics ever since I took an African dance class and these cloths were required outfits. This lovely bag is probably a less conspicuous way of showing off the awesome patterns and colors to be found in this style. Find this bag and more at Out of Africa…[more]
Friday Favorites – Manly Edition
Most men think that just because there’s a lot of women on etsy there’s nothing for them. I think that’s dead wrong. There’s all sorts of goodies for man of every age, style and persuasion. Here are a few of my favorites, just in time for last-minute holiday shopping (if you’re in need of some ideas)…[more]
1. There’s jewelry, and then there’s art that you wear. This necklace from Irregular Expressions definitely falls into the latter category. She has many more subtle items in her shop but I just love how this pieces pushes the boundaries…[more]
1. I know that it’s pretty retro, but I’ve developed an obsession with salt and pepper shakers. My favorite pair that I have is a set of bejeweled chrome skulls (they look even better than they sound) but this ceramic avocado duo might just overtake them. Find them at Daina Ceramics…[more]
They’re back after a bit of a hiatus!
1. I’ve started to be really enamored with calligraphy (more so than usual, perhaps) so I really loved these air mail labels from K is for Calligraphy. I actually bought them right off. She has a lovely hand – it’s very elegant but it is still playful and fun…[more]
1. John W. Golden has an amazing skill of creating digital images that look like old-school illustrations. His pieces have tons of color, texture and humor. And his prices are reasonable as well! A win-win situation for everyone…[more]
1. All of the drawings at The Paper Apartment are whimsical and gorgeous, but I really love these notecards. The hand-cut scalloped edge really does me in, but I also like the organic and precise nature of the illustration…[more]
1. After living in Arizona, I’ve become quite the fan of midcentury kitsch. Since I no longer have my awesome flea market, I’ll have to pop over to CUR8TOR to get my fix of the era. Not only do they have great midcentury housewares, they have the photography to match. This little owl is just begging me to take him home. 2. The color of this cowl is striking, as is the dye technique…[more]
1. This lovely pendant reminds me of something you’d find in an alternate universe 50 years ago. I like the juxtaposition between the hard metal military elements and the presence of a face. It’s like a really awesome locket. There’s lots more mixed media-type jewelry over at Metamorph. 2. I can’t even express how cool this vanity from Vanity Case is…[more]
1. I find something so utterly charming about these ceramic dishes from Lorena Barrezeuta’s seconds shop. They are molded in the shape of those crappy aluminum baking dishes that you can buy at the supermarket, but last infinitely longer and come in much better colors. I would eat mac-n-cheese every night of the week if I had one of these…[more]
1. Saddle Stitch Studio is a relatively new Etsy seller, but she’s got great stuff. If you’re looking for an invitation for an event, it’s a great place to start. I also love these popsicle prints. Summer is going by so fast…[more]
1. Cast from a real seahorse, this lovely little pendant is a reminder of the sea. Find this and more sterling silver elegance (including adorable peapod necklaces) over at Sudlow. 2. Collage art never fails to impress me, and this piece…[more]
1. There’s something about freeform crochet that always catches my eye. I particularly like the colors of this bracelet, and the beads give it a bit of textural interest. There’s a lot more gorgeous crochet at Sara Aires. 2. Film is rare nowadays, and so is photography…[more]
1. Pretty much everything at White Owl’s shop is fabulous. Lots of delicate, feminine details and unusual elements combine for to-die for jewelry. I’m already plotting to add something from here to my collection. 2. I’m the kind of person that always picks up little oddities that I find lying on the ground, especially on the beach. These wood-burned driftwood necklaces are great for the magpie inclined among us…[more]
1. This seems like the kind of artwork you’d find hanging in a 19th century naturalist’s study. A map of South America combines with a brilliant blue butterfly in a naturally inspired masterpiece. Bug Under Glass (as the name might suggest) has many more of these insect shadowboxes for sale in their etsy shop…[more]
1. I’m always on the lookout for jewelry with smoky quartz, as it’s one of my favorites, and this ring caught my eye. I really like the way that the rose gold offsets the color of the stone. Artisan Impact has lots of distinctive jewelry that is a bit different than your average find – in a good way…[more]
Here’s round 2 of my favorites from The Craft Begins flickr pool…[more]
1. I’ve always been sort of entranced with the technique of Mokume Gane. Taking several different metals and combining them over and over until they create a sort of wood burl looking pattern combines two of the materials I love most in the world: metals and wood. This ring from Jordanesque is a really great example of the technique…[more]
1. This sign makes me laugh. And it’s a really nice photograph as well. There’s lots more fun vintage goodies and awesome photographs at Doe C Doe. And hey, did you know? Cookin makes you good lookin. :) 2. I’m still not entirely sure what I would use it for, but this gorgeous cotton ribbon from Angela Liguori is too good to pass up. You could use it for bookbinding, sewing, wrapping awesome presents…[more]
A few months ago I started a flickr group for lovely readers to contribute their items so that I could put them here, for you to see! It’s been a long time coming, but here’s the first round of my fabulous finds. I hope that you’ll find something you enjoy as well…[more]
This one is unabashedly girly. Sorry to my male readers (if I have any male readers – hello?).
1. What on earth could be better than 70’s wallpaper? Nothing, in fact. And Thrifty Pyg is the place to go to find it. They may not be huge pieces, so you probably wouldn’t be able to cover up the wood paneling on the rec room walls, but enough that you could make something fun. Scrapbooking, lining the inside of a medicine cabinet – oh, the possibilities…[more]
1. I’m not typically an advocate of spending a lot of money on a wedding dress, because you only wear it for one day, and then you put it away, blah blah blah. I think I would make an exception for this dress. I would frame it, or buy it a mannequin and display it all over my house. It isn’t painted, it’s quilted, and with lovely organic fabrics on top of that. You can find this masterpiece courtesy of Threadhead. 2. My favorite thing about Etsy is finding out about other shops when they heart you…[more]
I don’t know if it’s your favorite time of the week but it’s definitely mine. Haven’t had too much time to cruise Etsy this week so we’ll be relying on some of my all-time favorites. 1. This beautiful hair clip from Neva Plume is a twist on an old favorite. I’ve always been a fan of peacock feathers for their vibrancy, but this clip takes the old standard and bleaches them out…[more]
Here’s my list of favorites for the week!
1. Geninne has been one of my favorites for a long time. She was recently a featured seller over at Etsy, and her blog and flickr streams are constant sources of inspiration for me. She has the amazing ability to keep her creative spaces not only clean but beautiful! Her prints reflect that same ability…[more]
In the current economic climate, I’ve found myself shying away from purely aesthetic items to things that are a little more…practical. Still beautiful, but at least I can justify the expense because it’s something that I can actually “use”. So here are some of my favorites that I can see justifying right about now…[more]
Here’s a list of favorites for this week!
Yay, it’s Friday! Time to celebrate with some awesome Etsy sellers.
1. So I love fabulous headwear but I’ve found that I never have the courage to really go above and beyond. I’m a big hat person, and some people even find that a bit questionable. However, if I had the occasion and the guts, I would wear something from Emilliner. This particular piece…[more]
1. This week we’re staring with La Belle Savage. She makes beautiful and unique jewelry using found, reclaimed and recycled epherma. Whimsical, feminine and a tiny bit french, her jewelry is both elegant and surprisingly different…[more]
Since I wasn’t able to do it on Friday, I figured, why not start out the week with some lovely fresh new finds?
1. I can’t believe that I just now found Tiny Bazaar. She has these beautiful prints in a really great color palette that are just full of fun and whimsy. She has some great prints and photographs in addition to some really creative jewelry. Apparently everyone else in the design world has taken notice, as she’s been featured in some great design blogs, but I thought I’d share in case anyone else was as out of the loop as me..[more]
The theme of this week’s favorites is Blues and Greens. Springtime is here (at least for me) and I can’t get over the color combination. It’s so fresh and fun!
1. First up is retrofied. I just bought a moped last weekend and so I’m obsessed with all things 2-wheeled and motorized. Add a little love of polka dots and stripes and you have one awesome bag. Roomy, with lots of pockets…[more]
1. My first favorite of the day has to be crystalindumentaria. Another Etsy seller from Buenos Aires (Argentina seems to be coming into its own on Etsy) she sells some very cool clothing. Very figure concious. To me, there’s nothing better than an interesting white shirt, and I think this one fits the bill…[more]
Friday faves are back! And thank goodness, because this is my favorite time of the week when I get to compound all of the cool treasures that I find.
1. First off is Jelanie. She designs really fun and funky prints, with bright colors and really mod patterns. A lot of it reminds me of the sort of Scandinavian designs you see around, but to me, they are a bit more accessible. ..[more]