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Dead Bird Art

I found Dead Bird Art on MySpace (of all places!) and then noticed she was also an Etsy seller, so I thought I’d show you some of her work in case you’ve not heard of her. The one-of-a-kind wall hangings are especially pretty, and very affordable. I also love this birdie paperweight!

(images from dead bird art)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy on March 05, 2007
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We Heart Egg Cozies

How adorable are these things? I swear you don’t need them, but everytime I come across cozies, I try to convince myself that I really do. UK company The Black Rabbit, handcrafts some of the cutest ones ever. Look at that spider. Those chicks. That silly rabbit with the ditzy look on its face. They’re knitted in lambswool with cotton lining and come in several different designs, all of which I love.


Peek Keep, here in the U.S., has some gorgeous felted bunnies and hen egg cozies, too. Such cuteness.


Papa Stour of Scotland has a few irresistible cozies. So does Rose + Radish via Hut Up (German felt design studio). Imagine how these would look on your breakfast table…

Of course, egg cozies are not simply a fun way to present food to your guests, but they keep the eggs warm for serving. Are you sold yet? Desire a little cozy for yourself?

(images from the black rabbit, peek keep, papa stour, and rose + radish)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on March 02, 2007

Berlin Artist: Tina Berning – Brings "100 Girls" to Gallery Hanahou in NYC

Have you heard of Berlin-based artist Tina Berning? I love her illustrations of women, and was excited to learn that she’s bringing “100 Girls on Cheap Paper” to Gallery Hanahou in New York. I may just have to go down to check that out, it looks absolutely mesmerizing.


The opening reception is on March 29th from 6:00-9:00 p.m., but the exhibit will run until May 11th. “100 Girls” has traveled from Berlin to Tokyo, garnering praise and much interest along the way, so if you’re in New York, you have to visit Gallery Hanahou to see Tina’s works for yourself.

More about the show from a recent press release, “Artist Tina Berning counters the glossiness of the ideal image by stripping it down to cheap and yellowed paper, eliminating mask, pose, and fashion, giving the girls she draws back an expression beyond beauty and surface, so that they endanger the collective standard.”

(images from tina berning)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, shopping, travel on March 02, 2007

Paulina Reyes + Kate Spade’s Behind The Curtain

I first discovered Paulina Reyes a few months ago while browsing the Kate Spade website. Paulina is a painter and illustrator, and a senior member of Kate’s creative team. While browsing the site, I stumbled upon Behind the Curtain, a cornucopia of imagery, links, and all things Kate Spade, including highlights from her current ad campaign. It’s quite a treasure chest, so give yourself time to peruse the site.


Learn more about Paulina here, and catch a glimpse of some of her illustrative work below. I love the bold graphics and the bright primary colors.


Aren’t these images from Kate’s 2007 calendar the best? The below images show the works of Anik Palulian and Abby Clawson Low. Paulina Reyes also contributed to this calendar. You can purchase it online, available as a small or large desk calendar or for the wall. I can see all the preppy girls lining up for this one with their Kate bag swinging from their shoulder. I love the vibe, very happy and totally screams weekends at the beach, which I’m betting we are all ready for right about now. Dreary winter, be gone!


(images from kate spade)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, fashion + accessories, inspiration on March 01, 2007

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