aportela design's tray tables →
Mod and modern, Aportela Design’s Tray Tables ($70) come in white, green, red, orange and turquoise and are great for indoors and out. Would be perfect on my patio - I can imagine a big pitcher of lemonade and a bunch of glasses and swizzle sticks on there this weekend…
swelle boutique's neue viviana dress →
The wedding dress is in my closet. It was a steal, and frankly didn’t take much looking at all. But finding a new frock for the bridal shower proved more time consuming and involved (not that I’m complaining, I love a good search). Too bad I didn’t spot Swelle Boutique’s Viviana dress ($275) until today - it’s undeniably chic.
charleston woodworker's 3 in 1 chair →
Aside from the fact that it’s 100% solid red oak, handmade American furniture, Charleston Woodworker’s 3 in 1 Chair ($299) functions as a high chair, a rocking horse, and a child’s desk - all at the same time. A unique, green, space-saving piece that’s beautiful, too.
le muse mama maternity wear →
I’m not pregnant, nor trying to be at the moment, but it burns me up that more than 90% of supposedly maternity wear on Etsy is either 1) for both pregnant and non-pregnant women (that is, shown on a very non-pregnant woman, but with the “maternity” tag) and/or 2) hideous. Pregnant women feel self-conscious enough as it is without wearing a big blue bow on their bellies. ...
patricia gallucci's leather cuff →
Vivid emerald green, bolted with 2 slabs of sterling, Patricia Gallucci’s Leather and Silver Bracelet ($92) is an updated, polished twist on those crowd-pleasing leather street cuffs. At once elegant and tough, it’s great for men and women.
dishfuls of doodles' serving dishes →
I had the hardest time choosing which Dishful of Doodles to feature today - I literally liked each one more than the last, and eventually just had to pick this beauty and stick with it. Don’t miss their trinket boxes, vases, platters, serving bowls, and more ($26 - $220).
tider design shears necklace →
It’s high time for a little self-promotion, n’est-ce pas? My Tider Design Shears Necklace ($48) is 7 inches of statement (you can decide what the statement is). And for those who like style but in smaller scale, be sure to check out the scissors necklace ($44). All come in a variety of colors.
kibber's weekend bags →
I was away this weekend. And no cellphone reception = no posting. But the consolation prize I bring you is Kibber’s classic Hamptons Bag ($55 for a limited time). Available in white or khaki, with just the right leather detailing, you’ll be living out of it this summer.
tokyo pear letterpress cards →
Irresistible letterpress cards pairing a floral, mid-century vibe with a distinct Japanese sensibility. If someone sent me a letter on this, I’d have no choice but to frame it.
mgmy porcelain lamps →
Another of my favorite Renegade finds was MGMY’s Porcelain Lamp collection ($95 each). Delicate and ethereal, they cast a warm and romantic glow…
wudwerx bee hotel →
Looking to have robust fruits and veggies in your garden this summer? Attract pollinators (and keep them out of your own house) with a Wudwerx Bee Hotel ($15-$36). Afraid of bees? They make birdhouses too.
mud hand chan's serving pieces →
I spent an hour last night surfing for serving platters. Registering is time consuming. But after all that, I was disappointed with Bloomingdales’ offerings. Not sure why I didn’t check Etsy sooner - I quickly discovered Mud Hand Chan’s spunky sgraffito serving pieces ($22-$42) in my favorites.
between the lines' classic mini bag →
Between the Lines combines creamy linen and leather in the shapeliest of ways in the Classic Mini bag ($25), a go-to for summer shopping or evenings out. Simple and lovely.
the pea green boat's sailor suit →
It’s hard to know what to get your friend’s little boy for a first birthday gift; loud toys are out (if you like your friend), books are safe, but sometimes you just want a cute little outfit. The Pea Green Boat to the rescue, with the adorable, unisex sailor suit ($68). Handmade and irresistible.
consciously altered's pocket belt/leg satchel →
This ain’t your auntie’s fanny pack! Strap on loads of extra pockets and look hotter than ever with Consciously Altered’s Pocket Belt & Leg Satchel Combo ($80).
michiko shimada's porcelain card holders →
One of the few things I permitted myself to buy last weekend at the Renegade Fair was Michiko Shimada’s Tree Stump Card Holder (4 for $24). Diminutive, adorable - it’s like dollhouse furniture you can actually use. Mine now holds a business card, but the possibilities are manifold - wedding favors, gifts for new grads, or a friend with a new job…heck, stick a photo in it. ...
aika felt works' bag →
Oooh. Aika Felt Works’ slinky minimalist felt handbag ($41) packs a whole world into one little bag. A Japanese designer, living in Finland, working with industrial German felt. What a fabulous combination.
random intent's tree stump minaudiere purse →
That’s right people, it’s a purse. Random Intent makes the most whimsical minaudieres (small, ornamental cases often used as handbags), and the Tree Stump ($385) really caught my eye. It just about screams Midsommar!
andrea rodgers' string art →
A collaboration of earthiness and geometry, Andrea Rodgers’ String Art Paintings (from $175) are neutral enough to fit in anywhere but striking enough to stand out and be interesting. Plus they have that spirograph thing going on that I still love from childhood.
rob ray's bar & stools →
Crafted from reclaimed wood (from an old apartment building in Times Square!) and recycled steel, Rob Ray’s Bar Table and Stools ($1000) can be customized to your space, and would be make any home chic, be in an airy loft, a redone brownstone or a teeny studio apartment. Everyone should own at least one piece of furniture that’s not from Ikea.
eoin ryan's illustrations →
It’s so windy today, my tent was completely destroyed at Renegade and I packed up and left early as there was jewelry flying all around. And so today I bring you Eoin Ryan’s otherworldly “Kitehouse” illustrated print ($95).
Tider Design will be at the Renegade Craft Fair... →
tinge design's trilogy →
Handmade in soft viscose jersey, Tinge Design’s Trilogy ($69) triples as a tunic, a dress, or a long skirt (very in), making it your new go-to item for summer weekends away.
studio 451's copper gingko leaf →
Add a splash of color to your garden with Studio 451’s stunning hand-forged and fired copper gingko leaf ($25). Heck, it’s so beautiful I’d figure out how to wear it.
MaaP Studio's Porcelain Rings →
Soft pastels and delicate porcelain comes together beautifully in MaaP Studio’s floral rings ($25). I’m looking for an unusual engagement ring but keep getting sidetracked by gorgeous costume jewelry!