As you know, I’m a sucker for typography. And when I stumbled into what has become my very favorite Thank You note du jour, I had to learn a bit more. Turns out the designer is Brooklyn-based Bessie Anderson, who uses hand-set letterpress printing to create her small line of stationery products. (As always, click to shop!)
I don’t think I can possibly impress upon those of you living outside of Minnesota how very, very desperate we are around these parts for the advent of spring. I’m, for one, taking comfort in the new textile prints by Liberty of London from their new spring summer 2014 collection. These gorgeous fabrics run between £22.00 – £45.00 per metre and a simple click of the mouse will take you right to the website to order. Need to learn more about the lovely patterns? Check out the Liberty of London Blog for lots more details.
Perhaps you missed out on attending this January’s Maison et Object too? Well, while it’s not exactly like being there, this video recap is an inspiring overview of the trends and new products at the show… and your feet will hurt less. So, brew yourself a delicious cafe au lait, and settle back for the next 8 minutes to get a taste of the experience.
As promised, here’s the second batch of pics from my visit to New York earlier this month. These photo montages represent a bunch of the inspiring eye candy I took in while perusing NY Now (the International Gift Fair) as well as exploring Manhattan’s retail scene. This series is less so about color than the first, and much more eclectic. Hope you enjoy!
And if you missed the first chapter, you can check out the images HERE
“In Chinese, the word for crisis also means opportunity”
Thus begins the bio of Lee Wolfe, the ceramic artist behind Ashville, North Carolina’s One Clay Bead. She opened her Etsy shop out of necessity, after the economic crisis in 2008, when credit was frozen, galleries were unable to buy, and her husband was laid off. Her creativity paid off, and she went on to become a top-selling Etsy ceramicist. Her tightly edited (and ever-changing!) collection of dinnerware and home decor pieces are lovely organic forms with jubilant color and thoughtful details. (As always, click to shop!)
A look into the future of fashion from Fashion Snoops, a fabulous global resource for style-related insights into the fashion industry. Today I’m sharing the top five incoming trends they’re forecasting in womenswear for the 2015 Spring/Summer season: Avant Pop, Formula Solution, La Vie En Rose, Phys Ed and Tropical Kitsch.
Images courtesy of WeConnectFashion, an awesome company that helps fashion companies succeed through business networking, market research & fashion industry know-how.
Sending warm fuzzies to all my readers today. I’m so delighted when you visit me – it warms my heart! Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! ❤ ❤ ❤
In my book, the best Valentine’s Day gifts start as a cocoa plant, and morph into something sinfully decadent at the hands of master chocolatiers with the wisdom to hire extraordinary packaging designers.
Valentines Day is this Friday! Time to share a warm sentiment with those you love; whether your honey, your friend or your mom. These are a few of my favorites from this year’s crop of Valentines Day Cards… (As always, click to shop!)