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Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

Yay! It’s Etsy Take Five Tuesdays time! I don’t know about you, but I really look forward to this weekly column because it keeps me committed to finding the best of the best on Etsy and it further inspires me to shop indie (like I ever really need an excuse, right?). Plus, it’s really fun to pull together. So without further blah blah…

PearsonMaron is a collaboration between artists (and husband and wife team) Quincy Pearson and Adam Maron in Southern California. Cryptid monster magnets, limited edition ceramic figurines, prints, and lots and lots of sweet fun things. {etsy shop} {blog}

Madelaine Richards is a 17-year-old Flickr contact of mine because she is a budding photographer who shoots hauntingly beautiful photographs. I love to follow her work! It’s also inspiring to see young people so dedicated to their passion. I see so many teenagers wasting time just hanging out that it sometimes makes me sad to be quite honest. So much time is lost during some of the most important years of life, years you’ll never get back. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Madelaine and her passionate, imaginative work. {etsy store} {flickr} {blog}

Linen, lace, wood… I love the natural simplicity of Forest Bound filled with the designs of Alice Saunders in Boston. Such a lovely little shop filled with sweet things. {etsy shop} {blog} {flickr}

JenniPenni is another Flickr contact of mine but I found her through Madelaine’s blog. She is a 21-year-old girl from Finland, also a talented photographer with an etsy store. Her work may appear simple but it is very complex as you can tell a lot of thought and emotion went into each thought provoking photo. {etsy shop} {flickr}

Have you heard of Mogwaii Design? Very nice home accessories here with lots of contemporary felted goods handmade by Sarah Campbell. What gorgeous cozy things she makes. {etsy shop} {website} {blog}

I spot a theme here that I did not plan… Simplicity. I love when that happens!

(images from sources linked above)

Posted in etsy, Etsy Take 5 Tuesday on January 13, 2009
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Orla Kiely Home Collection for Target

Hot off the press! Yes, you read that title correctly. Orla designs for Targey! As you know, Target enlists designers to create special collections for their store and starting on February 1st you will find Orla Kiely at your local Target with select items available on Target.com. Would you like a sneak peek?

The collection is quite extensive, I’ve been looking at the product shots for a few days and can’t believe the selection. There’s a printed laundry bag, hanging shoe organizer, totes, tablecloths, cork placemats, aprons, bowls, plates, canisters, and more all priced between $2.49 and $21.99. I really like the canisters, mustard yellow ceramic pitcher, mugs, glasses, cork placemats (so English!), shoe organizer, and the serving trays and bowls.

So what do you think? Are you surprised to see Orla at Target? Do you like what you see? Are you going to run to your nearest store on February 1st 15th? I highly suggest it because with all of these designer collections the good stuff goes very quickly!

(images from orla kiely and target)

Posted in events on January 13, 2009

Trina Turk News (and a little Golden Globes talk)

Is it me or did you catch Spring fever last night while watching the Golden Globes? I totally did, especially when I spotted some of those gorgeous sleeveless gowns on the red carpet! I only watch those super boring Hollywood events for the clothes anyway. I caught this California bug that won’t go away, and of course every blog I read, magazine I pick up, or friend I talk to seems to have the same Spring fever so let’s just give into it for a moment, shall we? Oh yes, we shall.

And speaking of the Golden Globes because I’m dying to know, did you have a favorite dress? My favorites included the gowns worn by Eva Mendes, Amy Adams (of course!), Freida Pinto, America Ferrera (wow!), Jenna Fischer (better in person than in photos though), Miley Cyrus, and the lovely Drew Barrymore (minus the hair). If I could afford/fit into one of these, I’d totally wear the Miley dress. Or maybe the Eva. What about you? And I feel like a gossip girl but I must say that did anyone else totally let out a “oh no” when mama Demi told her daughter to not hunch? Am I over thinking this or was that just uncalled for parenting? I mean Demi, c’mon!

Now let’s talk Trina as that’s the real point of this post… Fashionista Trina Turk is working on her new outdoor fabric collection with Schumacher bringing some of her gorgeous patterns from the runway to the patio. Now you can turn these outfits into a room! Oh the thought of covering a bench with these patterns… Yes, please! Of course, I doubt I’ll be able to afford more than a few yards, but I imagine a little Trina could go a very long way. Now I just need an outdoor space, don’t I? Then again, you don’t have to use outdoor fabrics strictly outdoors, this retro modern kaleidoscope of color is also great indoors as bench cushions, roman shades, and table covers and cloths.

You can learn more about Trina and her growing home interiors empire here at WWD. Pillows, rugs, and more coming soon!

I’d be safe and warm If I was in L.A… California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day!

via:Domino mag.

(images via trina turk)

Posted in textiles on January 12, 2009

Inspired by Ian Carpenter

This isn’t typically a color palette I’d be into but something about all of these tones of green mingling with oranges and yellows really speaks to me right now. I guess my heart is whispering Palm Springs when my body is screaming, “No Holly, you are really still buried under a mountain of ice and snow in New Hampshire so deal with it”. Ha! One can dream!

Thanks to 20X200 and Ian Carpenter’s “Saint-Pierre” for taking me out west today, if only in my dreams… I imagine seeing this painting in a light, bright home interiors slash clothing boutique filled with lucite, Trina Turk fabrics, and a bold kelly green lacquered cabinet. Oh, and of course plenty of rattan and a dash of mid century modern pottery thrown in, a cactus here and cactus there, some metallic thong sandals, a metallic side table.  Ah, southern California.

(image from 20×200)

Posted in uncategorized on January 12, 2009

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