Wednesday, October 31, 2007
art by oh my cavalier (read my original post about oh my cavalier here)
gocco printed desk calendars from modern printed matter
handprinted tees and totes from maryink
postcards from bismo080
labels from remake
personalized pencil bouquets by sweet paperie
possum beanie from justjussi
mahogany earrings from orno
mobile from pukapuka
this year i am trying to get my holiay shopping on early, since that's usually me making something at the last minute. so as i find neat, cute, unique, handmade and one-of-a-kind stuff i'll post it. eh voila.
i recently stumbled across five and a half, a brooklyn bookmaking and design studio. judy lee creates unique handmade journals with great covers, many of them inspired from varied landscapes.and they're eco-friendly! her description is best:
Each journal is filled with pages of sugarcane fiber and postconsumer recycled paper, a textweight surface that is ideal for writing, drawing, and painting, while leaving the planet's dwindling supply of trees untouched. There are useful details present in each journal ~ an inner pocket for looseleaf notes, and a perfect-bound spine so that each book opens flat for writing and drawing across the pages. The cover designs are made in limited editions, featuring original illustrations or photography.
the top journal, the ossining mural, is panoramic format. i love the inside pocket- and other varieties have a pen loop and come with an "old school pencil". swwweeet. visit their website here
Thursday, October 25, 2007
introducing. . .moop.
moop is a hand-maker of really cooly designed bags.
to quote her blog: "Our objective is to provide a supremely crafted bag made by hand and intended to last. We aim to change the way people dream about clothes by creating a model of high quality, modern, sweatshop free goods, that are simple and just a bit understated". The fraulein bag, pictured above, seems to me to be one of those bags that makes owning one good bag just enough!
and. . .i'm not sure where she lives (somewhere in the northeast) but her studio/home is enviably inspirational.
you can buy moop bags on etsy here
she also has a moop website and a blog
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
check out these fabulous looking graphics books! all put out by victionary, a publisher that seems to specialize in "out of the box' design. if the insides are anything like the outside then we're in business. you can purchase a lot of them on amazon (or wishlist them as i did), and they seem to have few but great reviews. they have a sassily designed website (which a design book publisher should!) with a more comprehensive view of all their publications. . .
i came across a mention of london artist rob ryan on bloesem blog. he is primarily a paper cut artist who does introspective lovelies that comment on relationships in a touching way. he has an etsy shop with tiles inspired by his paper cuts. he has a great blog. best of all, his website has a great collection of his amazing paper cut work. he also apparently has a book out too!
Monday, October 22, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
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Friday, October 5, 2007
i came across this great webshop via the decor8 blog. it's called three potato four. the owners are a married-with-child couple of designers with impeccable taste, particularly in signage and typesetting! and the styling of the product photos is lovely. check it out here: