Etsy Al Fresco

Etsy isn’t usually the first place that comes to mind when I’m thinking about furnishing my patio. But, it turns out there are some pretty cool things to be had! (as always, click to shop!)

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Kentucky Stick Chairs – Folding Patio Chair, $247.50
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Real Simple Wood – Chunky Garden Bench, $475
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Justin Gray Design – Outdoor Concrete Bench Planter, $1495
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Handsome Industries – Outdoor Porch Swing, $1200
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Goodtimes LT – Table + 2 Lounge Chairs, $400
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Asian Gallery – Live Edge Table + 3 Chairs, $3800
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MidCentury Woodshop – Reclaimed Redwood Adirondack Chair, $1675
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Revival Supply Co. Walnut Bench, $900
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Matheson Woodwork – Custom Adirondack Chairs, $600
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Swing Tables – Swing Table with Planter Box, $8050
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Petrified Design – Nodo Outdoor Chair, $520

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Amazing Vase

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Loving these hanging vases by Nicolette Johnson, a ceramic artist based in Brisbane, Australia. Working primarily in stoneware using wheel throwing and hand-building techniques, Nicolette applies clean, modernist lines and colours to reimagined ancient forms. With a background in photographic art and social documentary, Nicolette began studying ceramics in 2015 and is currently continuing her practice-led exploration into functional and sculptural ceramic artworks. Nicolette hand-makes each one of her pieces in small batches in her undercroft studio, beneath their Queenslander home.

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Maker in Milan

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Modern Botanics creates handmade, eco-friendly illustrated and hand printed goods; all using high quality materials like recycled paper, organic cotton, linen and non toxic inks.
All the patterns and drawings are created by the artist in her studio in Milan, Italy. (As always, click to shop!)

My desire to live, work and create in an ethical and sustainable way has influenced how modern botanics developed in its time.

I love adding vintage fabric to my accessories to make them even more unique and to re-use some beautiful old textile.

Most of my pieces are one-off or part of a limited edition.

This is what I stand for, who I am and what I do.

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original monoprint, 35.00
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linen tea towel, 18.00
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pocket journal, 12.00
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linocut art print, 35.00
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tribal pocket notebook, 10.00

 

 

Playful Pottery

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Just discovered these lovely, whimsical ceramics from Knotwork LA. Ignited by a “desire to create beautiful, useful things”, these pieces are made by hand & no two are alike.

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Long Oval Catchall, $78
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Tumblers, $48
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Camo Pitcher Set, $255

 

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Incense Holder, $24

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet

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So there it is… Purple. Okay, fancy purple. Purple about which they penned:

Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.

So, there’s that. Except… I dunno. I think of purple as being for Unicorns and my 10-year old niece’s new bedding, and gypsies’ scarves, and grape popsicles. Do I really want a purple couch? If I think about it – do I really want purple  a n y t h i n g ?

So I’ve done a bit of soul searching. And while I’m still squarely in the skeptic box, I’m opening my mind a tad.

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ABC Carpet – 8′ x 9’3″ Color Reform Spectrum Overdyed Rug, $3680
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Anthropologie – Bowen Chair, $1100
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May Day Studio – Letterpress Birthday Card, $5
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A Cats Life Pottery – Macha Tea Cup, $24
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Chanel – Nail Polish, $28
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Compedium – Here & Now Composition Notebook, $7
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Tom Dixon – Flask Oil Ball Pendant Light, $350
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Ultimate Sheepskin – 11″ x 22″ Mongolian Lamb Pillow, $86
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Anthropologie – Chained Prisma Mirror, $58
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CB2 – dip milky purple double old-fashioned glass, $5.95

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Edgy Wood

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Fans of live edge, rejoice! Rustic Trip is an Etsy shop that specializes in creating furniture pieces (like headboards, tables and the like) out of enormous slabs of live edge wood. Yes, they’re spendy – but sooooo gorgeous!

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Plug it in, Plug it in

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I’ve been looking for a cool plug-in sconce and may just have stumbled upon exactly the right thing. From Nino Shea; a lighting and housewares Easy shop handcrafted by Molly Shea Ryan in Los Angeles, CA. (Click to shop!)

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Shopping LA – part 1

Thought I’d share a few pics from my visit to Los Angeles earlier this summer. Loving the Cali Casual vibe and great mix of vintage + artisan + modern pieces!

   
    
    
    
    
    
 

In the Clouds

How cute are these cloud-shaped soaps from Vice & Velvet in Melbourne, Australia? Each weighs a hefty 140g and come individually packaged in a fabulous sliding box. With ingredients like organic green tea, organic white sesame oil and Dead Sea mud.

Our handmade soaps are crafted using the traditional cold process method with at least 50% olive oil. Due to the nature of making small, individual batches by hand, every cloud soap we create is unique. Vegan-friendly. Free from palm oil, parabens, mineral oils, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulphate, synthetic dyes/pigments or fragrances.

(As always, click to shop!)

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