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Here’s a fun etsy find… MaryInk of Nashville. Screenprinting everything by hand, they’ll even print your own designs upon request (so cool!). Their etsy store churns out everything from candle holders to tees, aprons, paper goods, and totes. Great prices, too. Sweet find!

(images from maryink)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, Etsy Faves on February 27, 2007

Will Holman – Tennis Anyone?

I’ve heard of a tennis table, but a chair?

Designed by Virginia Tech architectural student Will Holman, Will started designing cardboard furniture but has since bounced into using more permanent materials to create functional, quirky art for the home. Currently fixated on tennis balls, this is the result of a recent modification on a standard office chair. He replaced the seat cushions with a quality, 1/4″ thick, laser-cut, piece of oak veneer plywood over an MDF substrate. Both cushions have 25 tennis balls contoured to fit the body, making for a comfortable sit. You can find Will Holman offering a few of his other quirky creations in his WHolman etsy store. The chair shown above is $275.-

(images from will holman)

Posted in Etsy Faves, Objects on February 27, 2007

Sugar Loop

I’m a very satisfied Sugar Loop customer, her work is so pretty and affordable. Framed, it makes the perfect gift. The latest creation from Bernadette Sipkes’ New Zealand studio is this gocco/serigraph print in metallic gold ink, a limited edition of only 82 (hurry, only a few are left!). You really can’t go wrong for $10.- USD. Other designs are available right here. Enjoy!

Would you like to learn more about the artist? Here’s her blogspot.

(images from sugar loop)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, Etsy Faves, Rooms on February 27, 2007

INV/ALT design

Not your standard etsy find, that’s for sure… As a featured seller on the etsy homepage over the weekend, it was easy to spot INV/ALT.

INV/ALT design is a Denver-based product design and ceramic production studio owned by the talented Angela Schwab. At INV/ALT, you’ll spot snap cups, flipbooks, and cupcake stands that merge two found objects to create something new: a single vintage saucer atop a severed wine glass stem creates the perfect tea party display. A snippet from her bio sums up the studio name and vision quite nicely, “INV/ALT focuses on INVention of new forms and ALTeration of existing objects in order to enhance the way people can use and interact with everyday functional objects.”

Psst: You can tour her studio here.

(images from inv/alt)

Posted in Etsy Faves, Handmade on February 27, 2007


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