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)
art is in the arctic's painted stones →
Ooh…stones painted to look like sea urchins! Still natural, but hand-adorned by artist Amy Komar, you can touch them with abandon and they won’t crunch and disintegrate. So pretty. ($18 - $150)
studio snowpuppe's origami lamps →
Back from a little vacation, feeling rested, I wanted to start off with a bang. Studio Snowpuppe’s Origami Lampshades are the real deal - the style oft-replicated in design shops, but mass-produced and plastic. Take home the handmade version, it packs flat (origami!) and will immediately transform your space. I think Noguchi would approve. (From $49).
pooka queen millinery →
If only Pooka Queen lived in NYC - I’d beg a visit to her studio to try literally everything on. Sculpted, elegant felt forms adorn otherwise simple headbands, hats and fascinators…you could wear a paper bag with one and look gorgeous. (From $38)