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Urban Outfitters Winter Sneak Peek

There are over 90 new products soon to be rolled out at an Urban Outfitters near you (at least in North America, not sure about the ones here in Europe), and I’ve shared 14 of my favorites today over at Real Simple. Would you like a peek of 7 of them?

Urban Outfitters

To see the other 7, you’ll need to click here. Sorry, not all of these are online yet so not too many links, you’ll have to keep checking their website: a. mustache mug b. mustache ornament (or to use on your keychain) c. aviator camera d. twin lens camera e. journals in pretty pastels f. alice in wonderland glasses g. Crosley retro alarm clock.

Urban Outfitters

(I have that camera by the way, now available at UO — it’s great. My post about it here back in May.)

Urban Outfitters

And by the way, the catalog I received yesterday from my UO press contact showed still life photos taken by Anne Grandin from Sweden (above) in this beautiful stitched book, you may be getting one in the mail if you receive their catalogs. These are pretty interesting photos… I really like her sense of style.

(images: urban outfitters)

Posted in uncategorized on October 14, 2009
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The Blue Hour

I was reading the Pony Rider blog this morning and came across a gorgeous Brooklyn-based blogger I’d not heard of before, The Blue Hour. Do you know Brian Ferry and his amazing photography? This week you will because I’ve decided to add him as my blog of the week.

Brian Ferry

His photos really speak to me, as I’m sure they will to you, and I really dig the emotion this guy puts into his work – each capture radiates some kind of mood of the moment that I love. Do you remember when you were a kid and some boy would stare at you and you’d give him that smart school girl reply, “Take a picture, it lasts longer!”. In this case, that little boy took you seriously, grew up, and became an awesome photographer.


Brian Ferry

I love the mood in his work, there are lots of shadows, some darkness, a bit melancholy and a bit gritty, with this hopeful light that dances in from out of nowhere… Gorgeous work, Brian!

(images: © brian ferry)

Posted in uncategorized on October 14, 2009

Pony Rider

Jacqui Lewis from Pony Rider in Australia sent in a beautiful introduction to her work (hot off the press!) that instantly caught my eye on this sunny autumn morning. Would you like to see why? A picture is worth a thousand words… and can give many emotions – when I see these images I want to curl up with a favorite book or hang out in my kitchen cooking.

Pony Rider

Pony Rider

Business partners Jacqui Lewis and designer Kelly Searl just launched their online shop where they sell home wares. They’ve designed some gorgeous patterns and had them hand screen printed and sewn locally in Sydney. Natural, subtle, and great for couples as they’re not overly feminine. I’ve got a serious crush on Pony Rider. Lovely!

(images: pony rider)

Posted in textiles on October 14, 2009

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

I was just sitting here thinking about how I’ve been able to write this column for over a year already and I don’t think I’ve featured the same artist more than once. Too funny, especially since I only use my memory to guide me when I write this each week. I’m bound to duplicate an artist at some point! :) Anyway, random-thoughts-while-blogging aside, here are my five picks for this week — prints, papers, packing supplies and other pretties that you won’t want to miss!

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

Hooray Design Shop: Packing supplies and other pretty things for your workspace. {etsy} {blog}

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

Nan Lawson: Illustrative prints for framing or tacking to your inspiration board. {etsy} {etsy shop #2} {blog}

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

Tutti Studio: This girls draws so beautifully, I imagine her work in children’s books don’t you? So cute! {etsy}

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

Two Brunettes: Limited edition stationery including recipe cards and more – like custom banners for your blog! {etsy} {blog}

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

Your Wishcake: I love her soft, feminine wallets, magnets and hair pins. {etsy} {blog}

(images: linked to their sources above)

Posted in etsy, Etsy Take 5 Tuesday on October 13, 2009


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