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DaWanda Pinboard: Home Decor Faves

DaWanda featured a Fall Home Decor pinboard that I recently pulled together on their main page today. You may really like the 3 pages of goodies I’ve pinned, who knows maybe you can pull together a pinboard yourself and share the link with me in the comments section below? I’m ALWAYS looking to find more great indie design out there.

To view my pinboard with links to many great DaWanda sellers, click here.

(images from DaWanda)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, round-ups, shopping on October 27, 2008

Littlest Flower

I have to post about Littlest Flower today because I feel so bad about something I did, or rather did not do! In my Etsy Storque article there was a photo showing her print in my living room and I said that I wasn’t able to remember the name of the Etsy seller who made it. Now I know who it was so I must shout it from my rooftop! It was Jackie Amos from Littlest Flower in Australia.

Jackie I’m so very sorry as I never want to make anyone feel excluded if I can help it. This little post is for you!

And friends… I hope that if you have time today you can spare a moment to visit Jackie’s shop to view the bunny print that I have in my living room along with other sweet prints like the, “Tell Someone You Love Them” gocco shown above.

(image from littlest flower)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, Etsy Faves on October 24, 2008

Ashes & Milk

What an exquisite website Nikko Moy has shared with me today, her very own web shop called Ashes and Milk that just opened its doors so you are one of the first to find out about it.

Products are lovingly crafted out of metal, ceramic, stone, paper… and are beyond lovely. Very well presented too. I hope you like what you see. Very tactile, high quality, and precious finds that you will purchase and cherish for a lifetime. Congratulations on your new business, Nikko!

(images from ashes & milk)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on October 23, 2008

New: Violet

I’m so excited to write this as two of my favorite artists, Camilla Engman and Elisabeth Dunker in G?teborg, Sweden recently moved into a working studio together that they’ve called Studio Violet. Studio Violet has a blog, web store (they ship worldwide) and a website. I have to admit, when I stumbled upon this news today while reading Camilla’s blog I felt butterflies inside because I really LOVE their studio space and the current products they have for sale in their shop. Have you ever looked at something and said, “That is just SO me”? Okay good so you know how I feel about Violet.

So far, Camilla and Elisabeth have collaborated on a few products together and no doubt more will follow, but for now I’m especially enjoying the Friends of Violet poster (which I’ve already ordered for my apartment because the color palette totally fits my place). Isn’t it sweet?

As you know because I’ve mentioned it a gadzillion times here already but in the future I have big dreams of opening a shop/arts & crafts gallery & workshop center with a friend so I imagine that for these ladies this is a very exciting goal to have reached… together. I’m sure they dreamt of this moment too. I love seeing talented women find one another and work together in such a beautiful productive way.

Congratulations to them and to all ladies (and gents) reading who are collaborating on projects. This seems to be a growing trend in the independent arts and crafts world right now, though I hate calling it a trend as they come and go… hopefully collaborating sticks around for a very long time because it’s really taking off and so far I’m hearing nothing but positive reports. I hope to see more and more talented people pulling together to make their dreams come true.

(images from elisabeth dunker)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, inspiration, small business on October 22, 2008


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