Ahoy and shiver me timbers! The idea of having sketchy ships on the wall really puts the wind in my sail. Is this wallpaper, designed by Fine Little Day, not divine?
I really like Elisabeth’s vision when she styled this shot above, it’s interesting to see how SHE imagines it in a room, what sort of space it would fit in…
You can order it here if you’d like. Arrr!
(images: fine little day)
One cool thing about hanging out online for awhile is that you notice the ideas that stick and also those that don’t. While I’m always sad to see a business go, the excitement of watching one grow and blossom is quite satisfying and keeps me energized by the web over and over again. One company that I blogged about when they first launched in beta version back in 2008 is Spoonflower and it’s been quite a pleasure to watch them blossom because I think their idea is the best!
Spoonflower gives creative types the power to design, print and sell their own fabric designs through their website and to purchase the work of others. They have some great independent designers and though most of their fabrics lean more towards the sweet side, you still have many great ones to browse, be inspired by and to purchase for your next crafting or decorating project. Above are just a few of my picks, no doubt you will find your own favorites at Spoonflower too. Have fun!
Banquet in Vancouver wrote the sweetest email submission that had all of the ingredients needed to catch the eye of any editor – they addressed me by name (ha ha you wouldn’t even believe the names I’ve been called in submissions!), included great product shots, were brief but to the point, and have a product that really fits my aesthetic because let’s face it — every blog editor (if you blog you totally get me here!) has their own style and can’t write about every single product out there no matter how wonderful it is because if it doesn’t fit the vision it’s won’t work on the blog. Banquet really nailed it so thanks to Sarah Edmonds for the stellar submission!
I love these arctic animal prints… Especially the gray and white colorway. It’s such a pleasure to see your work Sarah – thank you for contacting me!
Psst: Sarah has a very inspiring blog under the same name, too!
Yellow Owl Workshop is such a sweet source for eco-friendly paper products and art. I first heard about them recently when Traveling Mama mentioned them in a comment that she left here on the blog and so I checked them out and loved what I found! Yellow Owl Workshop creates wedding invitations, custom stationery, limited edition paper goods, paintings, ceramics, rubber stamps mounted on wood and more.
Yellow Owl works with 100% PCW recycled paper and non-toxic water-based inks and create everything you see in their Bernal Hill studio in San Francisco. The owners, Christine Schmidt and her husband, Evan Gross, run the show. Christine has her BFA from the Corcoran School of Art and has exhibited her work across the US and she is the lead designer and Evan handles the rest so together they are successfully running a small business – it’s beautiful to see couples doing business together isn’t it?
(images: yellow owl workshop)