piquant designs' custom pacifiers →
Happy Halloween everyone! I’m sorry to all of my baby subscribers that I didn’t post Piquant Designs’ hilarious hand-painted pacifiers ($13) earlier, it would have made all of your costumes better. But really, it’s not too late - they’re funny all year round.
spectre photography →
Creepy and fabulous, I was captivated by Spectre Photography’s portrait of a locust ($25).
ice art's rubbings →
I was an ice skater from an early age. High moments in my childhood were connected with skating milestones: first skating backwards, first jump, first spin. Spins in particular were feats to be studied, scrutinized and judged afterwards, based on the curlicues they left behind in the ice. So it was with deep nostalgia that I recognized Ice Art’s images: life-size graphite rubbings of...
rose lullaby dolls' puppets →
Surreptitiously searching for Christmas gifts for my niece and nephew yesterday, I ran across Rose Lullaby Dolls’ fetching papier-mache puppets. Once again, torn with indecision, I chose to show you her cherubic finger puppets ($10 apiece). But if you like dolls or puppets, or know someone who does, I highly suggest checking out her ethereal larger sized (and less roly-poly) puppet-dolls -...
mr mrs' sparkly ties →
Honestly, what is a tie if not a socially acceptable necklace for men? I wore a prep school jcrew-ish tie back in high school when last it was in (dating myself!) and I’ve been waiting for them to come back. Perhaps I need not wait any longer with Mr Mrs’ jazzy bedazzled versions ($155)…
kim e m's quilts →
Dyed by hand from her own secret recipes, textile specialist Kim E-M turns out the most earthy, lusciously-colored quilts for beds, walls, and family heirlooms. This one was inspired by the Kansas sky after a thunderstorm. From $300.
doug peltzman pottery →
I first fell for the sinuous lines of Doug Peltzman’s Pitcher ($145), so that’s what I’m posting, though his kitchen and vanity jars (from $100) - reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright ceramics - are not to be missed.
etsy favorites hits 10,000 followers! →
A big hug to everyone for helping me hit 10,000 followers last night! I began this blog last winter as a way of promoting my own Etsy Shop, Tider Design, while helping other small, handworking artists and crafters drive traffic to their shops. Many of my features have sold, and even when they don’t, the artists are always delighted to have some surprise exposure. Thanks to all of YOU...
ayelet shachar's leather accessories →
I’ve made leather accessories before, and it’s surprisingly difficult to make a belt. So I’ve got to hand it to Ayelet Shachar for her stunning, wearable, and inventive collection of leather belts (from $35). It was tough choosing just one to showcase.
snook n company's gourd handbags →
Entirely handmade - from the selection to the gourd to the cut, cleaning, coloring, and finishing - Snook n Company’s “It’s a Gourd” Handbags ($125) are also eco-friendly, and many are vegan. I’ve never seen anything like them.