sara aires' fiber art jewelry →
I appreciate talent for color-coordination. As someone who works with enamels, I understand that there’s no substitute for pairing the right shade of salmon with a complementary periwinkle blue. The boldest stroke just isn’t going to look right if it’s in the wrong color. Sara Aires’s bright fiber art jewelry (from $20) not only pairs colors in chic and spunky ways, but...
modern arks' shipping crate side tables →
In need of a new side table but want something neither mass-produced and boring, nor high end and extravagant? Modern Arks collects vintage liquor shipping crates, adds legs and voila - recycles them into funky little side tables and plant stands (from $245).
briana taylor's art prints →
Briana Taylor has a selection of lovely artwork on her site, but I keep returning to the prints of her luminously painted liquids ($35). Hovering somewhere between realism - for indeed they are realistic, abstract expressionism and cubism, they are interesting and beautiful to look at.
egletruika's handknits →
Soft colors, paired with light, ethereal patterns, Egletruika’s collection of handmade knit clothes and accessories are enchanting (from $54).
rich in craft's antler handbag →
Best handbag handle EVER! Rich in Craft’s Limited Edition Antler Handbags ($600) are fully handmade in the USA - that’s right folks, those antlers are castings. And the bags themselves, with quilted wool in earth tones and one sea tone, lined in champagne silk. Fabulous.
hogenbirk knitwear's knit vases →
Big and small, Hogenbirk Knitwear’s knit vases and vase covers feature colorful combinations and strong patterns, and they’re a great, textural alternative to terracotta or ceramic (From $30).
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paperoni press' origami stationery →
Graphic and fun, Paperoni Press’ Origami Stationery caught my attention. I love the colors and lines, and the overall simplicity of the cards. Check out the rabbits, polar bears, flamingos and succulents, monogrammed and plain…there’s something for everyone (Set of 5 for $12).
apezoppa's hair accessories →
I could have sworn I’d featured Apezoppa’s whimsical headbands and barrettes ages ago, as I’ve been a fan forever, but amazingly, I haven’t. Without further ado, here they are, spunky and colorful, and perfect for spring ($18 - $35).
the modern marigold's market tote →
The Modern Marigold’s Etsy shop is a vision of springtime - bright yellows and soft greens, petal pinks and juicy oranges…ahhh. Using carefully chosen vintage linens and fabrics, she creates skirts, buntings, coin purses and market totes ($34) that are decidedly new, but flavored with another time. I want!
eleven 44 jewelry's snake bangle →
My favorite thing to ogle in art and history museums? The stunning ancient metalwork. Eleven 44 Jewelry’s Snake Bangle is a fabulously updated version ($85 silver-plated, $74 brass).
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arc square's cape/scarf/vest/hood →
I love the look of capes, but they can be so limiting. For one thing, I’m not one of those women who can carry a purse on my forearm; I need to full-on shoulder my bags, and you can’t do that with a cape on. Not so with Arc Square’s multifunctional, handmade wool cape/scarf/vest/hood ($99); it’s like that infomercial dress that you can wear 21 ways, but flattering and...
karen kell's handmade sandals →
My neighborhood is still piled high with snow, and all of the grit and dog poo and garbage that has blended in, so I needed a mini-getaway today. And I shopped Etsy for sandals. Karen Kell’s Vintage Collection (from $95) caught my eye - beautiful tooled and cut leather, deeply stained wood wedges, funky ties…I can almost imagine myself wearing them with a tan…
81506 designs' firewood holder →
And for all of you fireplace lovers, check out today’s follow-up, 81506 Designs’ retro-chic Modern Firewood Holder ($70). Great for use both indoors and out…
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modfire's chimney →
A picture is worth a thousand words. And Modfire’s sleek, glamorous chimeneas (from $545) put the bulbous old terracotta versions to shame. Oh, to have a backyard…
maya muse textiles' pillows →
I had a hard time deciding which of Maya Muse Textiles’ striking graphics to feature, and in the end, I wanted to show both of my favorites. I know knitters and non-knitters alike are going to flip for the clever “Knitting” pillow, and I think “Eucalyptus” could find a cozy spot in any home ($45). Hand-screened, hand-made, this is Etsy at its best.
harbenger 2's kart chair →
Like the flat-pack concept but looking to branch out beyond Ikea? HarBenger 2’s veneered plywood Kart Chair ($400) comes in a box, but assembles to reveal sexy cut-outs and angles. Very cool.
anagram for ink's notebook →
Creamy white paper and a letterpress cover, hand-bound with a Japanese Stab-Stitch 4-Hole Binding, Anagram For Ink’s Ink Splotch Notebook ($9) won me instantly. It’s got personality.
studio kahn's FRAGILE series ceramic necklace →
Studio Kahn’s FRAGILE ceramic necklace ($106) arrives in one piece, a long, bubbled ceramic bar with the words “snap before use” carefully stamped on in English or in Hebrew, as specified, and a silver chain running through. And would-be wearers are forced to break apart, one by one, the ceramic bubbles, until finally the chain can be curved and worn. So unusual, and I think,...
simbiotek design lab's cluster coasters →
Oh, coasters. You don’t want to leave them out when not in use, cause really, the table looks better without them. But if you put them away, you end up forgetting to bring them back out when they’re needed. Simbiotek Design Lab’s Cluster Coasters ($21 for a set of 6) handily solve the dilemma, looking artful and blending in when not in use, then splitting apart once...