why girls go astray's decoupage →
Yes, I’m on vacation, hence my neglect. Walking around the tide pools today, though, I was inspired (or was it guilted?) into logging on, at great expense and inconvenience, to find and share an oceanic treasure or two. And so I give you Why Girls Go Astray’s Haeckel-esque Decoupaged Platter ($55). It’s a beaut, no?
jasna's red pigeons →
I like pigeons. Even though one peed on me recently. For all of the bad rap they get, they’re smart and interesting and well, I think what we (as city dwellers) dislike about them is a reflection of what we dislike in ourselves. But enough philosophy; I’m into Jasna’s red ceramic life-size pigeons ($190). I think they’d look amazing on a high shelf.
kallerin's felted wool afghan →
Who said afghans have to be granny squares in a haphazard rainbow of colors? Kallerin’s chic Norwegian version features muted natural colors in a bold Scandinavian pattern…and best yet, you can purchase it in a kit ($165) or ready made ($450).
maria eife's felt jewelry →
Can’t get enough science and nature, you big nerds? Step out with Maria Eife’s felt jewelry ($18-38)- which is based off of binary code (I don’t even know what that means).
shop dirtsa's pillows →
Shop Dirtsa’s meticulous hand-cut wool ‘illustrations’ on pillows ($65) bowled over the scientist in me. The DNA series is particularly fetching. These would make great gifts for anyone. I was going to say “anyone who likes science/medicine/nature/art…” but I’m capping it at “anyone,” period.
mapnha's necklace →
Mapnha puts a twist on your grandmother’s pearls with chic white stone and camel leather ($55).
made abq's house numbers →
Upgrade your curb appeal with spunky acrylic house numbers from Made ABQ ($20 for 4). So mod, so many colors…
irene bau's striped knit top →
Hand-knit top made of hand-dyed cord with hand-sewn details. Irene Bau’s striped top ($80) is the embodiment of DIY - with those classic French stripes and that au courant butterscotch color. Tres chic!
lara collins' leather bib necklace →
Go J Crew all the way while supporting an independent designer! Lara Collins’ hand-cut and riveted Titania leather bib necklaces ($78) are classic fall chic with a twist. Gorgeous!
xannabotx's lamé leggings →
Oooh…shiny! Xannabotx’s lamé leggings ($36) are HOT. That’s all there is to say about it.
jlinsnider's exotic spats →
I’ve never worn spats, but have always been intrigued by them, and by JLINSNIDER’s spiffy versions ($80-$100) more than most. And with this season’s run on short boots and matchstick jeans, they seem the perfect accessory to strut your summer heels into fall.
house of gmone's pillow cover →
Flaunt your posh flavor with House of GMone’s handprinted 9 Crown Pillow Covers ($8)…
skart shop's elephants print →
Am I a total sucker for a baby elephant? Heck yeah! I couldn’t resist Skart Shop’s sweet Pachyderm Duo ($18).
glass faucet's glass faucets →
I love all of my Etsy Favorites, but once in a while something comes along that really gets me excited. Glass Faucet is one such designer, producing ethereal, fantastical faucets (from $2000) in an array of glass colors and shapes the likes of which you’ve never seen before. If you love Dale Chihuly and you want showstopping art in your bathroom, look no further…
hitomi kimura's pillow covers →
Bright, bold colors and patterns, all originally designed and hand printed ($68) by Hitomi Kimura at her home in Japan. I couldn’t pick a favorite, I had to show you all of them. I want a whole bed full.
walk collection's accordion cases →
I chanced upon Walk Collection’s nifty accordion fold Marimekko Knitting Needle Cases ($52) today but with somewhat of a dilemma: I don’t knit. I do however, carry jewelry when I travel, and I’m disappointed with the uninspiring “design” of most travel jewelry cases, at least on Etsy. And it occurred to me that Walk Collection’s case would work beautifully for...
studio HR's cast iron bowls →
Sculpted from wax, then molded in sand, Studio HR’s cast iron bowl ($50) has a modern medieval flare, but without looking like you bought it at a Renaissance festival. I think it would look great filled with clementines.
teo geo's leatherwork jewelry →
Spiky and raw, Teo Geo’s intricate leather cut neckpiece ($34) had me at hello.
seth rolland's wooden vases →
Cut from a single piece of wood, and stretched out like an accordion, Seth Rolland sculpts playful vases ($115), bookends, and other furniture in the most ingenious way. Like Scandinavia meets Japan.