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Etsy Boston Artisian Sale TONIGHT

I’ve been working with Jennifer and Jessica all week to get this post up, very exciting news for Boston today! A few Etsy sellers launched the Etsy Boston Artisan Fair in Jamaica Plain, offering everything handmade from their hearts to your home. It’s tonight, Thursday, June 7th, from 6 – 8pm, and is part of JP First Thursdays.

Artists showing in this creative roundup include: Reclaimed To You, JHill Design, Amy Olson Jewelry, Mck254, Stonehouse Studio, Ambient Design Jewels, Muchachak, ZestyB, and Elizabeth Brennick Design (love her wrist pin cushions, so handy when sewing). Head on over to the park across from the Harvest Co-Op at the corner of South and Carolina. I was just at the Co-op last week – so I know it’s on a bus line in case you don’t have a car…


Psst: If you’re not in Boston, you can click on the links above where you can shop from these artists directly on Etsy.

(images from boston etsy artisians)

Posted in etsy, events + markets, shopping, travel on June 07, 2007

Design Is Mine + Jenna Rose

Summer Allen-Gibson sent over an announcement about her new blog, Design is Mine. Summer is a Jill-of-all-trades from Portland, Oregon that loves her creative city and enjoys sharing what inspires her through blogging, much like the rest of us, yet with her own unique voice and spin on things. As I looked it over, I discovered Jenna Rose, a Canadian accessories designer that makes some pretty neat things – I really like the ottomans, very fresh!


Thank you Summer for writing in, nice to know you’re out there and welcome to our great, big blogging community! :)

(images from jenna rose)

Posted in blogs, textiles on June 07, 2007

What Inspires You?

What are you into lately? Care to share? Here are some of the things that has inspired my work lately and I’m seeing a theme… Exotic far east locations, macro shots of flowers, birds, anything with wires (art, cages, eames chairs), Indian textiles, carnival rides, children’s illustration, mixed media paintings, Moroccan tiles, vintage cars in pale pastels, geometric prints, and the ocean (always a recurring love). For colors, definitely blues, greens, pure white, tulip yellow, pale pink, and fuchsia.

If you’d like to see the full versions of each of these mini tiles, click on my flickr faves page and click on them. With every click, you’ll be transported into the world of the photographer who took them and you can view more of their photos.


Warning: This exercise can burn your entire lunch hour today! But it’s fun! If you have a flickr account, why not share your link of faves in the comment section below so we can see them?

(images from flickr)

Posted in inspiration on June 07, 2007

Horchow *New* Lighting

You have to check out some of the new lighting over at Horchow. The black pendant below is only $149! Of course, the others are a bit higher in price, but I had to share — the ship is craaaazy! But the creamy lamp with the stylized cane is quite nice, especially with those peacock blue walls.


TIP: If you’re crushing on certain things you find at Horchow that are a little out of your price range, sign up for their newsletter because that’s how I find out about their “secret” sales for subscribing customers only. Just recently, everything was 20% off. This comes in extra handy when you’re shopping for their Orla Kiely luggage, let me tell ya…

(images from horchow)

Posted in lighting on June 07, 2007

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