I’ve refreshed the new blog of the week, did you see it? It’s Oh, Hello Friend! This blog is by the talented Danni Hong in California who has a beautiful etsy shop and who is such a sweetheart… I just love her soft, feminine aesthetic and all of the pretty things that she produces. I think you will really enjoy following her blog — here is just a glimpse of her beautiful photos which capture bits of her life that she shares on Oh, Hello Friend.
You can find Danni at her blog, Oh, Hello Friend and also on Flickr, her website, and her pretty etsy shop.
(images: oh, hello friend)
Remember the sweet little shop tour we took last week when I introduced you to snug in my neighborhood? Well shop girls Berit and Kerstin just let me know that their little snug shop is open for business and that they will ship worldwide so if you see anything you like, show them a little love. :)
I plan to buy some of the candle holders shown above — they are so cute, you should see them in person! I want to line some up on my dining room table. :)
I was so sad to hear from Cotton Idea Studio today because after three years they have decided to close up shop. I wish them the best of everything… and hope that their road leads them to happy new places. Let’s send them off with a smile, shall we? Why not help them clear their shelves — they are offering a 50% discount valid until the end of March on their website. Please go have a look — products are limited so don’t think to hard about it, now is the time to be spontaneous! :)
Wishing you well Cotton Idea Studio!
(images: cotton idea studio)
It’s time to check out five Etsy stores that are on my radar this week… would you enjoy viewing them for a moment along with me? I found some pretty drawings and paintings, soft and feminine photographs, bold and bright fabrics and lyrics in glitter!
I’ve talked about Susannah Tucker here before but have to share some of her latest photographs with you – I especially enjoy that some are mounted on boxes ready to hang and also that you can choose from magnets and cards, too. What a lovely section for spring!
Melissa Bombardiere is a graphic designer who prints her own fabric in bold, bright colorways that would be nice to transform into crafty things around the home.
Handmade Love is a shop run by a sweet lady named Dawn Tan in Australia who not only authors a beautiful blog but who creates sweet drawings and paintings – some with fun words on them, others with glitter, some with animals… and she has a beautiful fully illustrated zine called, Favourite Things Zine, that looks like something I’d love to own.
Christine Lindstrom of Mai Autumn is a shop that carries both the original paintings and fine art prints of this New Jersey artist. Her watercolors are so soft, ahhh. So pretty.
Claudia Kay Photography is another fantastic shop on Etsy where you can find beautiful photos and postcards. I just love her hearts and flowers photos – my favorites!
What caught your eye?
(images: linked to their source above)
Seeing this photograph today on the website of photographer David Garcia called to mind a quote I once read because when I see colors I always think of the importance of harmony. David Garcia is an interiors and lifestyle photographer in London with an impressive client list which includes Livingetc and Harrods. His stunning portfolio online is one that I encourage you to browse if you have a moment today. And so now, would you like to hear the quote?
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mohandus K. Gandhi
Nice thought, right?
(image: david garcia)
A lady with the very charming name of Nicolette Owen (sounds like an author) also has a most charming career – she is a floral designer in Brooklyn and a teacher who works with Sarah Ryhanen at Saipua to teach at their little Flower School. Doesn’t the very idea of attending a flower school sound so positive and invigorating?
If you are interested in their classes, including upcoming topics, you may visit the Flower School blog. Nicolette has a very pretty website, I found her portfolio to be quite casual and her floral designs aren’t at all stuffy– her arrangements are loose, overflowing and very feminine. In case you were looking for a little spring inspiration today, well I think you may have just found it!
(images: nicolette camille and saipua)