Friday, September 27, 2013

in the post today

I love this wedding card, perfect to congratulate the newly weds!
Wedding slot machine card from a. favorite design.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

brilliant words

I could not have said it better! These words are from the pretty blog, Lovely Clusters. There are so many reason's to love Etsy but you can't beat the work & uniqueness of a lovely handmade gift. We all have our needs from the local big box store but when it comes to a gift, knowing that it is made by hand makes it even better. Handmade may cost a little more but remember that little extra cost is because one person imagined it, developed it, loved it, had confidence in it & created it for you to love...I think that is worth every penny.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

the brilliant edison bulb

I love the industrial Edison light bulbs. I have been searching high and low for cheap Edison bulbs and some crafty, ingenious DIY ideas to showcase them. I love them plain & simple but I love them even more in a group. Some day I'll narrow down a solid idea but every time I look I find some lovely new idea.
Orange textile cable from Lacasadecoto $51.21 | Vintage Bed Springs made into pendants from The Interior Revolution | Industrial beater made into pendants from The Interior Revolution | Cage light chandelier from Born Again Wood Works $510 | Industrial Edison bulb pipe lamp from New Wine Old Bottles $325 | Tin Ceiling Chandelier from Kootenia Designs $469

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

color love: snoozer looser

Fall is in the air and I find myself lovin' these fall scarf colors & prints from Snoozer Loser.
Photos are kindly borrowed from

Monday, September 23, 2013

robbie moto leather

This Saint Paul, Minnesota based company makes some awesome wallets! RobbieMoto makes these beautiful, handcrafted leather lovelies. The colors are fantastic, the craftsmanship is impeccable & they just feel good in your hand. I saw them at the Renegade Craft Fair and for a really nice leather wallet they are reasonably priced.

all photos kindly borrowed from

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

i heart nell & mary

Nell & Mary is a Portland, Oregon based environmentally friendly & social conscious line. This line is simple, unique and refreshing. I am loving these geometric, sketchy designs. The pillows are mostly two-sided so you get a little something extra in each one. This is another favorite from the Chicago Renegade Craft Fair. I am so drawn to the mountain this tote!

all photos kindly borrowed from thanks!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

color love

Well it's summer and I am coveting the last lovely bits of summer. Mother nature makes the best colors!

Monday, September 16, 2013

lucid design: cement planters

Believe it or not, these planters are very light weight. They look cool, they feel great and they add a great pop of color. I love these sweet cement planters from Lucid Design. I saw these at Renegade and I'm now wishing I had brought one home...

Friday, September 13, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

viva zapata! bags

I made my way to the Renegade Craft Fair this weekend. There was lots of great stuff to check out and way too many things I wanted to buy. This line from Viva Zapata! was memorable. I love the bold, bright colors. Plus, these are so durable and functional. The bags are made from vinyl used to cover the seats of Argentinian public buses, love that!
All photos kindly borrowed from, photos by: Alejandra Lopez

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

color love

I am a huge fan of Sweet Paul Magazine. The recipes & crafts are fantastic but the photography & colors are simply beautiful. Love this photo inspired by a trip to India, amazing color palette!
photograph kindly borrowed from Sweet Paul Magazine. Photo by Dietlind Wolf.

Monday, September 9, 2013

mane message

I got a sample of a hair tie at a trade show and I can't believe how much I covet this one little hair tie. It looks like a bracelet when I have it on my wrist. It's really comfortable in my hair or anywhere I wear it. I had no idea the name of the company until I ran across them on Curio Road. These colorful, practical ties are created by Mane Message and come in every color & pattern. I am addicted.

all photos kindly borrowed from

Friday, September 6, 2013

in the mail

A birthday wish honey badger style, the youtube (WARNING: vulgar, swearing & funny!) is an underground hit & hilarious...perfect for the birthday girl.
From Chicago based Tiselle Letterpress + Design.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

yellena james

Yellena James is a pretty amazing artist I recently stumbled across. Her work his intricate, colorful & makes me smile. I found her work on Etsy and for a limited time you can buy 2 prints & get 1 free. There are so many beautiful pieces to choose from.
Pods: Gilcee 8" x 10" Fine Art Print

Glimpse: 8" x 10" Fine Art Print | $20

Season: 11" x 14" Giclee fine art print | $48
Morning: Giclee 8" x 10" Fine Art Print | $20
sample gallery of Yellena James work

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

color love

Lille Syster is a "paper gardener", love that. She has so many lovely color palettes to choose from and right now I am so drawn to this yellow, gray with pops of white.