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Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

Hello friends and welcome to this week’s edition of Etsy Take Five Tuesdays. Here are some shops on my radar this week that you may like to add to your list of faves. I’m always so inspired by what is being made in this creative community by so many who are living their dream and others who are living their dream and making a living from it. The more we shop indie before the big department stores, the more we are helping a small business to grow and for them to feel that unbeatable joy of selling their goods to others.

Isabelle Abramson Ceramics is based locally in Boston’s Jamaica Plain and has mad skills with clay and glaze. I can’t take my eyes off of the lattice bowl. {website} {blog}

Ebba Handmade, St Louis. These block printed images are from her original drawings cut from linoleum and printed using heat-cured textile color on earth-friendly materials. Very organic, sweet, and simple. Now I want to run through fields of flowers or chase chickens or something.

Up Up Creative in Rochester, NY is a small business built around the idea of purchasing printable paper goods, the latest Etsy trend taking off like wildfire — a trend that I hope sticks around as it’s really so very practical don’t you think? {blog}

Sooooound is Shuxin, a graphic artist living and working in Melbourne, Australia. Her work is inspired by, “the conflicting and harmonious relationships the urban environment has with the natural world”.

My Wire Empire is Melissa Bryant in Indianapolis, IN. Don’t miss out on her sale, buy 2 get 1 free print sale! (Free print equal or lesser value; excludes collages/originals.) Just type in the name of the 3rd print that you’d like in the comments at checkout.

(images linked about to source)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, Etsy Faves on February 17, 2009

Photo Cravings…

Today I’m craving these postcards from Lobster & Swan and speaking of photography I must share that I’m participating in an online photography class with Susannah Conway in Bath, England. I’m so happy that I made time for this. I know I’m being overly optimistic here because it’s only day two but I love it and feel super inspired already. I can also cross two things off of my list now (remember the lists we’re making and committing to?) and it feels really, really good.

P.S. In addition to her photography I love those hardwood floors don’t you?

(images from lobster and swan)

Posted in Etsy Faves on February 17, 2009

Thanks, Glamour!

I’m smiling and blushing as I type this because I do not consider myself a blogging babe but hey, if Glamour magazine says so… I’ll bask in this for the entire week!

Thank you Beth at Glamour for including me in your Blogging Babes series, it was fun to talk cosmetics and hot rollers which I swear by. :)

(image from glamour mag)

Posted in press on February 17, 2009

Happy Weekend! {and video}

It’s Friday afternoon and time to wrap up and go about our weekend activities but I discovered something over at Pia’s blog that cannot be missed! InFrame TV is a video channel for creative types worldwide and they produce short videos in Melbourne, Australia profiling, “original and arresting Australian and international talent working in arts, design and culture.” Their goal is to, “provide unprecedented access to the thoughts, insights, and inspirations of people who create”.

One of their videos that I particularly loved spotlights decorator, shop owner, and collector Lyn Gardner. If you recall, I showed you a glimpse of how Lyn lives here. I’m a huge fan of her work so seeing her live, touring viewers of her lovely shop, really inspired me today and I know you’ll love to watch this 4 minute video below.

I’m taking Monday (Presidents Day) off, so I’ll meet you here on Tuesday, February 17th. Enjoy your long and loving weekend. hubba hubba. (image from living and more magazine, germany)

Posted in Designers + Stylists on February 13, 2009

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