Thursday, July 31, 2008

It's a garden party

These new ones will be up in the shop soon. Happy weekend!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Jess Gonacha

I keep trying to inject little bits of pink in to our decor without Jesse noticing, and this one would look perfect on the mantel above our fireplace.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Peonies, again

I recently bought these gorgeous birthday cards from EnfinLaVoila, and am waiting impatiently for them to arrive :)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

I will be listing these and some other earrings in the shop this week...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

tweet tweet

Cute little handmade, one-of-a-kind cards from the super talented Anna Ruby King of this etsy shop.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

tasty suite

I would use this lamp decal by tastysuite to dress up an unused side table in my guest bedroom!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Everything Is

Love the bleeding colours in this print by Jen Renninger of pleasebestill. It's from the "365 series", titled so because the artist is making one new illustration every day for a year!! I really admire such dedication.

Friday, July 11, 2008

studio inspiration

photo courtesy of Heather Bailey
One of my favourite types of interiors to gaze at are the studios of artists. I wish I wish I wish that one day I might have a space that is even slightly as wonderful as Heather Bailey's in the photo above. See more of "The Sugar Shop" on the blog of this super cool fabric designer.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

the art of displays

The work of photographer Trine Thorsen via decor8. I love the way these items are displayed on old shelving and tables, underneath artwork. If I tried to recreate this look in my home I'm afraid it would look junky or just not as nice. Ah well.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

print love

"October" by Devon Kelley-Yurdin at Charming Wall Inc. It's one of the prettiest websites I've been to in a while!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Oh, Martha

Oh Martha, here are just four of the many diy clipart projects up on your lovely website that I can't wait to try myself...
clockwise, starting at top left:

Monday, July 7, 2008

hooray for fuchsia!

photo courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings
This year I started gardening in earnest (we moved in too late in the summer last year to really get anything going) and I've planted sweet peas, anemones, and peonies that will hopefully all look like the picture above. Sadly I don't think the peonies will bloom this year, but that is normal, right? The anemones have little buds on them now and the sweet peas I grew from seed so they are still quite tiny. I have very high hopes for my little garden.

Monday Morning

A perfect way to start the week. This little book might be the cutest thing ever. It's made by Kaija, a master bookbinder in Finland who has an etsy shop called Paperiarre, which is Finnish for "paper treasure".

Friday, July 4, 2008

Fontaine Anderson

I love the themes, colours, and details found in the illustrations of  Fontaine Anderson.

You can look through her beautiful portfolio and purchase her art through her website.
I'm especially loving the bird-fish image above in the little violin player's dress! Have a happy weekend everyone!

Three things for friday

from some very talented Etsy sellers...
top to bottom:
the cardboard photo frames that I used for my layout are courtesy of Mandy Mystiques 

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Anna Whitford

Sweet little purses from UK designer Anna Whitford, via Junebug.

Come Back Soon

Fine art photography of the Las Vegas landscape, available in StoopidGerl's Etsy shop. Very appropriate today because my sweetie is heading to Vegas for the weekend!


Lovely vintage-y style letterpress coasters of the birds of northern california over at honeylux.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Mathieu Missiaen

Mathieu Missiaen is a 26 year old artist in Toronto who will take your boring leather shoes and paint them in to works of art. I can't stop looking at the pumps above! Here he is on myspace and on etsy.

November Moon

Look at these little sweeties! Cathy Cullis of Etsy shop November Moon handstitches these dolls from a pleasing mix of new and vintage materials, giving each a personality of her own and names like "Joy" and "Peony". Don't you especially love their little shoes? 

Valhalla Studio

Delightful vintage-y design from Dan Padavic of Valhalla Studios in Kansas City.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

I like it too

Two of my favourite things: nerdy little boys and pirates. For real. 
Found at i like it too too, an Etsy shop specializing in unique handcrafted accessories made from repurposed materials.

you + me

How sweet is this hand carved linocut print? It's called You and Me and is part of a limited run of only 50 prints, by Arian of Boston. Lots more cool stuff in her Etsy store