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Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

April 1, 2008

Happy April 1st everyone! I’ve been working on more Etsy slideshows for Domino magazine (online) so I’ve been clicking around like a mad woman lately so I found more talent over the last few weeks. Sometimes I wonder if the pool will ever dry up? But it seems there is no end in sight so we’ll always have amazing talent to discover. Here are my fantastic five for the week. Enjoy!

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays Artist and instructor Heather Smith Jones just opened her shop about a week ago and already she has sold 20+ of her drawings and paintings. Each are original pieces of art making them that much more special. I have a feeling that once she hits the blog circuit, she’s going to have to do a lot more painting to keep up because her work is beautiful.

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays Janice J’s Illustrations show a love of architecture and are inspired by books and places she’s visited. I knew immediately upon viewing her work that she must be from London and of course, she is. Can’t you see this in her work? It’s like strolling through Notting Hill…

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays I really love these cards from Story By Mia, especially the baby announcements and the You and Me card, it really has a Zakka feel don’t you think? She also carries stationery sets, gift tags and personalized cards, too. I want it all!

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays Nervous System is Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, a jewelry design duo who both graduated from MIT (Jessica holds degrees in Architecture and Biology and Jesse in Mathematics). A mix of architecture and physics, they created Nervous System, “to explore a design approach that relates process and form in a context of interactivity and openness”. Basically, they apply mathematical formulas derived from natural structures and apply it to their designs. Complete bio here. They will be exhibiting at the designboom mart at the ICFF at NYC’s Javits center on May 17-20, 2008. I wear the Radiolaria brooch on my jacket and people really respond to it, it’s a gorgeous and unique piece.

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays I don’t use a clutch that often, but Red Ruby Rose just may change that for me. Hers are stunning and with warmer weather coming and outdoor parties, this may be a really nice accent for the little black dress.

If you’ve missed previous Take Five Tuesdays please click here to play catch up. I didn’t post Take Five Tuesdays last week because I wrote this instead where you can find 60 of my favorites.

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  • Reply Liene at Blue Orchid Designs April 1, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Summer is the off season for weddings in Arizona because it is so hot, but it does mean lots of industry cocktail parties. I’ve been looking for a clutch and these are the perfect combination of chic and sass (could have used one this past weekend)! Thanks for sharing the info on them! I am adding her etsy page to my list of faves.

  • Reply SimplyGrove April 1, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    I love the brooches and the clutch!!!

  • Reply Champagnewednesdays April 1, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Beautiful things for spring especially. I have been doing a regular “I am waiting in the mail for…” post as I wait for my lovely etsy items to arrive! This could be the end of me! if you want to see some of what I have been buying.

  • Reply Husmusen April 1, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Lovely Etsy finds!

  • Reply Nervous System / Jessica April 1, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    I’m glad you like the brooch!
    and thank you for mentioning us in your fabulous blog

  • Reply Lala April 2, 2008 at 12:57 am

    What great finds! I was just trying to decide on wall paper for a room, and the Coles and Sons was my fave – I love it as fabric for the clutch.

  • Reply Michelle April 2, 2008 at 1:58 am

    Very cute little coin bag.

  • Reply Melissa & Emmitt April 2, 2008 at 2:28 am

    Hi Holly!
    Wow! You found great stores to share. Thank you for the links!
    :) Melissa

  • Reply Kim April 2, 2008 at 2:40 am

    i wanted the radiolaria necklace so much last year, when it was just the piece that you tied a string around. but since they upped their prices by like 150% and changed the design a bit, i can’t bring myself to do it. but the broach… maybe. it really is special.

  • Reply artistscs28 April 2, 2008 at 2:52 am

    Great picks!

  • Reply hrsj April 2, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Thank you so much Holly for the beautiful feature on my art!
    I’m enjoying all the work you’re showing here as well.
    have a great day!

  • Reply Janice April 2, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Thank you for including my work in your list! Such a wonderful suprise to find myself mentioned on such a great blog.

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