a second life's magnets →
Need a little something special for your fridge or cubicle? Check out A Second Life’s colorful faceted magnets (and jewelry!)($12)
annieway's knit tops →
Fanciful shapes and bright jewel tones collide in Annieway’s collection of fresh knitwear tops. Stripes and colorblocking, with cut-outs and textural elements make for a fun alternative to t-shirts this summer. ($65 - $145)
vraifaux's exo-gem rings →
VraiFaux’s ingenious Ex-Gem Rings are geometric and colorful, minus the expensive bling. Like making scaffolding atop fine jewelry, Jolene Carley McClelland hand-forms her exoskeletons of gems in wax, casts them in bronze, and powder-coats them in a variety of Warhol-esque colors ($120-130). SO FIERCE!
aiuille et fil's handmade clothing →
Fierce colorblocking and vintage silhouettes combine stunningly in Aiguille Et Fil’s one-of-a-kind repurposed fabric garments. Tough to decide which ones I want! ($75-$175)
biodidactic's hive honey set →
Need a delicious treat for yourself, or a gift for a friend? Check out Biodidactic’s clear and frosted glass hive-shaped honey jars with “bee’s butt” honey dippers - so sweet! (From $99)
the hidden shop's heart belt →
What’s better than wearing your heart on your sleeve? Wearing it on your waist, or your chest? Check out The Hidden Shop’s sweetheart dresses, belts, shorts and rompers (from $35).
antler stuff's chandeliers →
I couldn’t help but post these - working chandeliers, handmade from naturally shed antlers! So many amazing ones to choose from…turn any room into a lodge (from $350). Other antler bits and pieces available.
kachi designs' ankara dresses →
I can’t get enough of the flamboyant colors and plucky silhouettes of Kachi Designs’ summer collection. Bodacious design joins stunning West African Ankara fabric for a truly stand-out look. ($25-80)
cantilever and press' wall-mounted bike rack →
Springtime is in the air, and you’ve finally pulled your bike out of the dusty basement. Keep it handy (and spiderweb-free) with Cantilever and Press’ Wall-Mounted Bike Rack ($85-95). Minimalist, functional and still attractive to look at, it’s a great solution for the apartment dwellers among us who don’t want a bike cluttering up the hallway. I should get one for my...
grey maggy's reupholstered chairs →
You know how some people just have a knack for putting things together? Not too matchy-matchy or obvious, but just the right touch? That’s Grey Maggy. In addition to a beautifully curated collection of pillows, she strips and repaints old chairs, then reupholsters them in the most fetching fabrics. (Chairs from $160).
zipper 8 lighting's lamps →
Utilizing a wide variety of upcycled and repurposed materials, from coffee filters and drinking straws to scraps of old road maps and phone books, Zipper 8 Lighting’s line of handmade pendant lamps and wall sconces is unique, and sure to be a conversation piece. (From $30)
arturo rios' couture hats →
I had a flashback to European Princesses when I came across Arturo Rios’ glamorous millinery shop, with oversized Derby stunners and feathered fascinators aplenty (from $129). And then I realized I have an English wedding (in Ohio) coming up at the end of May. I LOVE hats, but there are never any good opportunities to wear them…do I dare?
cositas bellas vintage elements jewelry →
Want to kick it Mad Men style this season? Check out Cositas Bellas’ sprightly-colored vintage beaded strand necklaces, punctuated with charming brooches ($78 - 186).
andy ve eirn's summer tops →
Gossamer silks and delicate knits, Andy Ve Eirn’s luxurious tees and tops will keep you cool and collected this summer ($60 - $129).
flowerage's cheongsam & qipao →
In 2000, Kar Wai Wong’s film “In The Mood For Love” debuted, and I was spellbound. Maggie Cheung, in a series of stunning cheongsam dresses, eclipsed every other screen siren as the epitome of class and glamour. Flowerage’s hand-tailored cheongsam and qipao dresses ($39 - $299) made me swoon again.
danielle leigh photos →
My favorite colors, blue and teal, yellow, green and aquamarine swim so luxuriantly together in Danielle Leigh’s photos, I’d wear them if I could ($25).
studio liscious' home accessories →
I liked Studio Liscious’ homemade woodies (“wooden goodies” = “woodies”) so much, I had to post two. The former, a darkly-stained, undulating pair of sculptural vases/candleholders ($89) were so authentically mid-century modern, I did a double-take looking for the word “vintage” - but nope, they’re new and handmade! And the latter, a coat rack...
glassplay's stained glass →
I knew I had to feature GlassPlay’s Stained Glass Koi ($75) the moment I saw it; the medium and motif are so ancient and classical, but the image is so modern, so simple. Perfect to welcome back the spring sun.
ele handmade's ballet slippers →
It must be a vestige left over from early childhood, but I love ballet slippers. I was never terribly good at ballet, but I remember feeling my most feminine while prancing about in a pink leotard, that gauzy wrap skirt and pair of those petal pink Capezios. Long gone are the days I’m prepared to sport a skintight leotard or anything less supportive than Spanx, but the shoes are still safe...
tinca design's paintings and prints →
Tinca Design’s original paintings and prints come in a variety of geometric patterns - from the simple pen and ink facet shapes, to a retro style and color palette reminiscent of Picasso’s Guernica. I think “Moony” (shown) would make a great Brooklyn baby gift. ($10 - $500)
hammer it out's planters →
Hand-crafted from stainless steel, and guaranteed never to rust or break, Hammer It Out’s hanging and tabletop bowls and planters will liven up your indoor and outdoor foliage. ($20-40)
crafts by merle's wooden votive holders →
If only I’d come across Crafts by Merle before I got married! The natural votive holders, in birch and almond wood, would light up an outdoor or crafty wedding so beautifully. But all isn’t lost - I think they’d look sublime in a fireplace or table setting, too…(Sets from $20)
fashion ninja's transforming eclipse top →
Fashion Ninja! I want to be a FASHION NINJA! Especially if it involves a fabulous 6-way transformer top. I often see those dresses you can wear 28,000 ways but end up thinking 27,999 of the styles look ridiculous. Fashion Ninja’s svelte Eclipse top ($48) keeps it simple, but with lots of style.
twyla feinbloom's native inspired tops →
After hand-drawing her own designs with Native American motifs as inspiration, Twyla Feinbloom custom silkscreens her patterns in a variety of colors onto cozy racerback tanks and t-shirts ($25-28). You could live in these all summer long.
haknik's leather jewelry →
HaKNiK’s elegantly folded and twisted leather bib necklaces and earrings come in sweet colors and sassy metallics…perfect for spring! (From $10)