One of my all time favorites! Egg Press is a greeting card company, design studio and letterpress print shop based in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1999, they are considered one of the pioneers in the resurgence of letterpress printing. They’re often noted for a sophisticated color palette, hand drawn illustrations, all-over textile inspired patterns, and sense of humor. They design and produce all of their greeting cards and small-batch textiles in-house. (All cards are $5.50/each or $17.50/box 6 – As always, click to shop!)
Love these gentle ceramic pieces from Barcelona’s Maevo Studio.
Maevo designs and creates unique ceramic objects, made by hand. My process involves mixing different types of clays and minerals to produce one of a kind objects inspired by nature and the soft sedimentary layers that make up our landscape.
Amazing – handcrafted furniture that’s not only beautifully designed, but not unspeakably spendy. Moderncre8ve is located in Cleveland Ohio, and specializes in Modern and Midcentury Modern hardwood furniture. All pieces are handmade one at a time, using locally sourced hardwood lumber from Amish country, as well as steel made in the Cleveland area. (As always, click to shop!)
Moderncre8ve’s philosophy harkens back when to when we were young. Our dad built our first house from the ground up, and built all of our furniture when we were kids. Growing up in this enviroment instilled in us early on that furniture is something that should not only serve a function and form; but be something that is timeless, beautiful, and most importantly; something that is made with love and care.
You may have seen the Instagram eye candy produced by England’s Julia by the Sea, but have you noticed her perfectly crafted tea pics? So lovely, they have this coffee-lover tempted to brew up a pot of earl gray.
Darling Clementine is a small Norwegian design agency that also offers an edited collection of products under the banner: “Darling Clementine Paper Empire” (love that moxie!). I am totally charmed by their scandinavian aesthetic, and ability to create work that is clearly modern yet gives a warm nod to tradition. They also write a nice blog that you can visit by clicking HERE.
Inaluxe is an independent art studio in Australia, that combines the talents of fine artists Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd. They create graphic, mid-century-inspired prints using archival fine art papers and giclee reproduction print technology.
Our philosophy is simple: Be passionate about the creative process, use the best materials possible, and be responsible and sustainable in production practice.
I’ve been on an art kick over the past few months, picking up a piece here and there to refresh and modernize my space; falling in love with a new generation of contemporary abstract fine art. I discovered the work of Salt Lake City-based artist Holly Addi while perusing Pinterest…
Her paintings are often about contact with architecture and basic living elements. Energy (heat, light, water), space and landscape are examined in less obvious ways and sometimes developed in absurd ways. In a search for new methods to ‘read the city’, she focuses on the idea of ‘public space’ and more specifically on spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment: the non-private space, the non-privately owned space, space that is economically uninteresting.
I was in Los Angeles last month for a little adventure driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to San Francisco (which I highly recommend, BTW). I did a bit of shopping as well, and thought I’d feature one of my favorite home decor shops in the area. H.D. Buttercup seems to be expanding widely (there are now 4 in LA), and it’s no wonder – they stock an eclectic assortment of home decor and furnishings that are pretty unique. Here’s a little sampling… (As always, click to shop!)
Brooklyn’s Light & Ladder focuses on two things; pots and hooks. That’s it. And they do it exquisitely!
Earlier this fall, I spent a few days exploring a number of lovely towns throughout upstate NY. What I discovered was amazing vintage and home shopping, and an abundance of unique character! Totally charming & inspiring.