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August 2008

Arts + Crafts, Etsy Faves

ZukZuk

August 7, 2008

I was so happy to hear from Helen Acraman of ZukZuk yesterday because her work is joyous and vibrant and I absolutely adore the sweet characters! Three cheers for cute stuff!

ZukZuk

Helen is from New Zealand but now lives in Toronto and is an artist who loves what she does. How do I know? I took some time to read her blog and wow — her enthusiasm leaps from the screen. And by the way, I love this print Edible Weeds, I can’t stop looking at it… Isn’t it so pretty?

ZukZuk

“I thought I might like to have some more birds scratching around my Etsy store so here is my new print, “Jelly Bean Birds” which was lots of fun to make. So much fun, these prints may well be imbued with rocking good vibes because I was in a jolly mood as they came into being!” – Helen.

How’s that for loving what you do?

You can view more of Helen’s work in her Flickr album, too.

Psst: $1 from each item sold goes to support Amnesty International.

(images from zukzuk)






Inspiration

Currently Adoring…

August 6, 2008

We all go through phases. One minute we can’t stop obsessing over a gray sofa, the next we’re hot on some slinky black cocktail dress. I’ve accepted that it’s perfectly normal and not at all strange to so passionately like pink one day and green the next. Before authoring this blog, I thought I was nuts for having so much on my radar. Then I met all of you and realized that Design ADD is more common than I’d realized. We’re all creatures fascinated with interiors and fashion and that’s completely fine. I think we all belong in Paris personally. I should try to find a nice big house there and we can all move in and just roam the streets taking it in. Ah the thought. Paris is one big design blog anyway.

Would you like to see what was on my mind when I woke up this morning? Other than packing luggage and completing pre-flight errands in time, of course!

Currently Adoring...

First, Tim Walker and his new book. This is definitely going on my coffee table. There’s an 09 calendar too. I wrote a little about him over at Real Simple today. This man walks on water. Wouldn’t you love to be photographed by him?

Currently Adoring...

Currently Adoring...

Currently Adoring...

And I’ll admit Kate Spade’s Behind the Curtain still keeps me mildly entertained each month. This month they have their director of visual display in the spotlight, her name is Ruth Parsons. I like the free desktop wallpapers available for download this month. Seeing the arrangement of interesting objects thrills me.

Currently Adoring...

Currently Adoring...

And Paul Costello. Goodness. Here’s another supercalifragilisticexpialidocious photographer. In addition to his work, his website is beyond fabulous. Another man we’d all love to be photographed by.

Currently Adoring...

Finally… Design dorks unite! Unrelated to interiors but all about design, did you know that you can custom design your own pair of keds? I think every artist should try it and wear your shoes proudly! Even non-artists, if you are creative give it a whirl. Too fun.

And because this isn’t the Holly Show… What are you feeling lately? Any inspirations out there that you’d like to share?

(images linked to sources above)






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