Loading Selected Work...
Menu

{Four Finds} Cool Characters…

I’m always fond of a cool character & these four folks have caught my eye. They bring a smile to my face when I see them & make me wonder what sort of adventures they’ve been on. I’ll bet their creators are just as interesting… Hope they put a smile on your face too!

{top to bottom}
Floral – Made by Ching for Big Bone Handmade
Poppy – Made by Chris Theiss for  hutch studio
Mr. Elly – Made by Jess Quinn for Quinn Knits 


{Four Finds} Cool Characters…

I’m always fond of a cool character & these four folks have caught my eye. They bring a smile to my face when I see them & make me wonder what sort of adventures they’ve been on. I’ll bet their creators are just as interesting… Hope they put a smile on your face too!

{top to bottom}
Floral – Made by Ching for Big Bone Handmade
Poppy – Made by Chris Theiss for  hutch studio
Mr. Elly – Made by Jess Quinn for Quinn Knits 


{Four Finds} Japan on my mind…

{Purple Flowers Bubble dress- verypurpleperson– Tokyo}

I’m at a bit of a loss for words concerning the recent events in Japan. I have such a feeling of overwhelming sadness and fear for the people that are going through such a terrifying natural disaster. Every time I hear or see something so horrific on the news, I try to wrap my brain around it- which is sort of impossible really. So, with Japan on my mind, here is some  handmade loveliness that came from some Etsy Shops in Japan for my four finds.  
{Hand Screen Printed Fabrics – Kalla- Shimotsuma, Ibaraki- Japan}
{Dreaming of Spring Pillow Case– Frumafar- Japan}
{Toddler London Messanger Bag– Mee a Bee- Asaka, Japan} 

For some ways to help Japan, check out these links  here & here
Hope you all had a safe & thoughtful weekend!

{Four Finds} Japan on my mind…

{Purple Flowers Bubble dress- verypurpleperson– Tokyo}

I’m at a bit of a loss for words concerning the recent events in Japan. I have such a feeling of overwhelming sadness and fear for the people that are going through such a terrifying natural disaster. Every time I hear or see something so horrific on the news, I try to wrap my brain around it- which is sort of impossible really. So, with Japan on my mind, here is some  handmade loveliness that came from some Etsy Shops in Japan for my four finds.  
{Hand Screen Printed Fabrics – Kalla- Shimotsuma, Ibaraki- Japan}
{Dreaming of Spring Pillow Case– Frumafar- Japan}
{Toddler London Messanger Bag– Mee a Bee- Asaka, Japan} 

For some ways to help Japan, check out these links  here & here
Hope you all had a safe & thoughtful weekend!

{Four Finds} color is everywhere…

There are so many creative examples of brilliant color out there in cyberland. Color in all of it’s forms & textures inspires me, so I thought I would share four of my recent color finds with you. 

{1} I’ve been quite drawn to Andrea Cavagnaro’s work using felt stacks. I think I like the form & texture as much as the color. 

{2 & 3} I’m a total book nut- which is why the the book color wheel & rainbow Dr. Seuss books caught my attention immediately. 

{4} The Rainbow House-  Oh those stairs, those floors & that slide!  Wouldn’t you just love to visit that space for awhile?  I know I would…. 


Hope you are having a colorful weekend!
{video via minor details


{Four Finds} color is everywhere…

There are so many creative examples of brilliant color out there in cyberland. Color in all of it’s forms & textures inspires me, so I thought I would share four of my recent color finds with you. 

{1} I’ve been quite drawn to Andrea Cavagnaro’s work using felt stacks. I think I like the form & texture as much as the color. 

{2 & 3} I’m a total book nut- which is why the the book color wheel & rainbow Dr. Seuss books caught my attention immediately. 

{4} The Rainbow House-  Oh those stairs, those floors & that slide!  Wouldn’t you just love to visit that space for awhile?  I know I would…. 


Hope you are having a colorful weekend!
{video via minor details


{Four Finds} #8 Rethink & Reuse…

For the first {four finds} of  2011,  I wanted to focus a bit on something that  has been on my mind- rethinking & reusing. January is always a time for me to rethink & regroup. Simplifying everything seems like what I am trying to do both in our home, with my business, & in my designs. I’ve been drawn to a lot of innovative objects lately that fall into the “rethink & reuse” category.

Top to Bottom:

Little Houses Light by Chris Theiss for Hutch Studio- When Chris sent me this picture, I was blown away. I love how it was made from reused materials – not to mention the incredible shadows that it creates! {image via here} 

“Sandbank Sofa” by Christiane Hogner – I recently read an article in Dwell Magazine about Hogner. She is a Brussels based furniture designer who makes things out of castoffs she finds on the streets of Belgium. This sofa was originally made for a project – where she used sandbags. I really like all of her work. {image via here}

“My Camera is out of paper!” by Ching Ching Cheng- This camera made from books knocked my socks off. {image via here}

“Dada Dolls” by Hannah Hoch– Featured in an exhibition catalog called “Toys of the Avant-Garde” which is on view at the Museo Picasso Malaga & written about here.  I’m a huge Hannah Hoch fan & was excited to see her dolls included among all of the other very cool toys. (Note: One of my favorite exhibition books is cut with the kitchen knife: the weimar photomontages of hannah hoch by maud lavin). {image via here}  source 

Do you have a favorite? Have you made something recently from something that you had around the house or found somewhere? Hope you are having a nice Sunday!


{Four Finds} #8 Rethink & Reuse…

For the first {four finds} of  2011,  I wanted to focus a bit on something that  has been on my mind- rethinking & reusing. January is always a time for me to rethink & regroup. Simplifying everything seems like what I am trying to do both in our home, with my business, & in my designs. I’ve been drawn to a lot of innovative objects lately that fall into the “rethink & reuse” category.

Top to Bottom:

Little Houses Light by Chris Theiss for Hutch Studio- When Chris sent me this picture, I was blown away. I love how it was made from reused materials – not to mention the incredible shadows that it creates! {image via here} 

“Sandbank Sofa” by Christiane Hogner – I recently read an article in Dwell Magazine about Hogner. She is a Brussels based furniture designer who makes things out of castoffs she finds on the streets of Belgium. This sofa was originally made for a project – where she used sandbags. I really like all of her work. {image via here}

“My Camera is out of paper!” by Ching Ching Cheng- This camera made from books knocked my socks off. {image via here}

“Dada Dolls” by Hannah Hoch– Featured in an exhibition catalog called “Toys of the Avant-Garde” which is on view at the Museo Picasso Malaga & written about here.  I’m a huge Hannah Hoch fan & was excited to see her dolls included among all of the other very cool toys. (Note: One of my favorite exhibition books is cut with the kitchen knife: the weimar photomontages of hannah hoch by maud lavin). {image via here}  source 

Do you have a favorite? Have you made something recently from something that you had around the house or found somewhere? Hope you are having a nice Sunday!


{Everyday Inspiration} Four fun finds #6

This collection of four fun finds is inspired by the holidays. I’m always drawn to palette of winter- cold skies & peppermint sticks. Here are a few things that caught my eye this week- a few for the first time & a few old favorites.

1.The Normanville coat from LittleHouses was one of the first things that I called a “favorite” on Etsy. I really like the color, buttons, & hood. Seemed about right for the weather these days. 
2. When I saw the Tapikids playmats via Pirouette blog, I was immediately smitten with them. I would love to get one for Sayer- I know he would have a lot of fun with it. I think Chris & I might make him a custom playmat for his birthday though.
3. This tiny red, felt Roland from Pulsewidth caught my attention when I saw it on Etsy. I really like plush musical instruments.
4.The Secret print from Blanca Gomez is a favorite of mine. I have a few of her prints & have her 2010 calendar. The woman from this print is the December picture & enjoy staring at it while I work.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Are you getting a chance to enjoy the holiday festivities? What is your favorite tradition?

{Everyday Inspiration} Four fun finds #6

This collection of four fun finds is inspired by the holidays. I’m always drawn to palette of winter- cold skies & peppermint sticks. Here are a few things that caught my eye this week- a few for the first time & a few old favorites.

1.The Normanville coat from LittleHouses was one of the first things that I called a “favorite” on Etsy. I really like the color, buttons, & hood. Seemed about right for the weather these days. 
2. When I saw the Tapikids playmats via Pirouette blog, I was immediately smitten with them. I would love to get one for Sayer- I know he would have a lot of fun with it. I think Chris & I might make him a custom playmat for his birthday though.
3. This tiny red, felt Roland from Pulsewidth caught my attention when I saw it on Etsy. I really like plush musical instruments.
4.The Secret print from Blanca Gomez is a favorite of mine. I have a few of her prints & have her 2010 calendar. The woman from this print is the December picture & enjoy staring at it while I work.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Are you getting a chance to enjoy the holiday festivities? What is your favorite tradition?