Oh wow! This is a fantastic treat for us all on a Monday morning — introducing Antler magazine! To say I’m in love with their premiere issue is an understatement. It’s gorgeous and one that I’ll be referring to over and over and I bet you’ll fall in love too.
Antler is an online magazine showing a curated collection of beautiful, inspiring ideas and designs from all aspects of life. Antler hopes to, “inspire through not only fashion, but art, design, literature, and culture. We strive to compile a new collection each month that meets this criteria”.
In an effort to reduce their carbon footprint they publish solely online, also making their publication accessible worldwide. They seek to focus on innovation and how creative types are truly making the world a more exciting place to live.
What a fantastic publication. So refreshing! Make sure to check out their premiere issue right here. Their next issue is due out on April 15th so be sure to bookmark them too.
Congrats to their Editor in Chief and Art Director Andi Stand for such a lovely and inspirational new read. Great job to her and her team and thanks for the headsup regarding your fantastic new mag!
(images from Antler magazine)
Last Thursday I talked about the The Happy Shop over at Cookie and I want to make sure you didn’t miss it because it’s the sweetest shop ever! The name is so fitting, it makes me happier the second I click on the link and view the many handmade goodies in stock. The fact that they’re French only adds to their uniqueness and charm. Here’s the link over to Cookie to learn more about this sweet little corner of the web. I know, I’m such a tease! :)
The Happy Shop, in addition to selling handmade products also carries a small collection of vintage finds like this mid century teapot that looks like some of the porcelain I usually find in the German flea markets I hit when abroad. You wouldn’t believe the finds in random, small European town flea markets. The big ones in Paris and such usually have inflated prices for tourists but small villages and less popular tourist cities have some of the best finds and prices. A little tip for you in case you find yourself in Europe over the Spring or Summer – venture outside of the “hot” destinations for some of the best flea markets. If a city does not have a hop on hop off tour bus you may be in the right place for scouring better deals on vintage finds. :)
(images from the happy shop)
Ready to drool like a fool? Barb Blair was nice enough to contact me and the result ended up being so nice — a tour of her gorgeous store, Knack Studios, located in Greenville, South Carolina which happens to be my home state (go SC!).
It’s great to see how she incorporates wallpaper into so many of her pieces — she’s fearless which is such an inspiration to me. I want to own one of everything I see. Barb offered to give us a little shop tour today along with some additional great shots of her merchandise, would you like a little more eye candy to kick off the week? Good. :)
Where Barb sits down for a little inspiration.
I know what your next question is, when can you move in — right? That was going through my mind as I looked through these images. Sigh. So lovely. Barb thanks for taking us on a trip fantastic to your storefront. Next time I’m down your way I’m stopping in for a visit now that I know your store exists. Thanks again!
(images from knack studios)
Have I got some great news for you but first, here’s a little Happy Weekend post with some lovely links before I officially sign off for the weekend!
The latest flickr photos of UK stylist Selina Lake.
Also don’t miss Pia’s lovely new blog design.
I’ll be back at 3:00 p.m. with a very special announcement, so stay tuned!
(images linked to their sources above. first image of trees/sky taken by holly becker for decor8)