Light & Ladder

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Brooklyn’s Light & Ladder focuses on two things; pots and hooks. That’s it. And they do it exquisitely!

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Hex Spora w/ Maple Base, $32
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Set of 4 Brass Hooks, $180
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Set of 3 porcelain + leather hanging planters, $135
Covas Flower Vase, $42
Covas Flower Vase, $42
Set of 4 Brass Hex Hooks, $180
Set of 4 Brass Hex Hooks, $180
Archromo Stoneware Cactus Planter – Blue Ash color, $50

Dyed and Gone to Hudson

Fig_Bella_Home_Collection_BannerI had the pleasure of visiting Hudson, NY last week where I discovered so many wonderful little shops! One that I found irresistible (and that did a bit of damage to my pocketbook) was Fig & Bella. They create scarves, wraps, pillows, textiles that are each individually handmade using a modern interpretation of traditional dyeing techniques.

Every Fig & Bella wool, silk, viscose, & tie dye cashmere scarf is individually dyed by hand in the Hudson Valley. All of our pillows are also dyed in our studio, and our candles are hand poured in the USA. Our cashmere is carefully sourced from master artisans and dyers in Nepal, with whom we work closely to produce only the finest quality scarves.

Pillows Start at $60; scarves at $89 (As always, click to shop!)

 

 

Back to Collage

Stumbled upon these beautiful collages created by Australian artist Lee McKenna, and found them irresistible and inspiring. Check out more of her work on Tumblr or by visiting Boom Gallery.

My collages embrace the imperfection of old, used, discarded and damaged paper. These papers depict moments in time – often bearing marks and traces of a past life and the human hand. I ‘rescue’ these unwanted fragments, creating layers and building connections into some sort of new, elusive and unpredictable thing. The process is wholly tactile – nothing is digital. I like the restrictions that this creates… the hand-cutting and gluing down, the use of only original papers and ephemera. Elements are added or removed, or covered over and reworked. Ideas and narratives may emerge, but often a series is initiated through the acquisition of a certain type of raw material – an old photo album, a stash of old maps, a pile of old postcards…

Lee Collages

Makes Scents

 

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Love these deliciously scented candles from Brooklyn Candle Studio, where their small batch, hand-poured candles are a nod to 19th century apothecaries.

Brooklyn Candle Studio was founded as an homage to the meditative approach of the small batch process. Production is kept small and simple — candles are poured by the team in batches of 9 or 10. Each candle, from wicking to wax melting to pouring and wick-cutting, is created with the utmost care and precision. Known for their fresh, calming botanical fragrances and gorgeous packaging, these candles are simple and modern with a hint of vintage charm. (As always, click to shop!)

Brooklyn Candle Studio

 

Norman’s Printery

Norman's Printery

The holidays may be over, but occasions to wrap thoughtful treasures for others still abound throughout the year. I’m loving these designs from Norman’s Printery, a little Easy shop out of Northern New Jersey run by designer/maker/printer Cliff Cordes. It’s awesome that the assorted collections layer so nicely together – making for a fun, multiple gift assortment. (As always, click to shop!)

Mid-Century Modern Collection - 12 sheets (2 each of 6 designs) on recycled kraft paper, $14
Mid-Century Modern Collection – 12 sheets (2 each of 6 designs) 13″ x 19″ on recycled kraft paper, $14
1800's English Patterns Collection - 12 sheets (2 each of 6 designs) on recycled kraft paper, $14
1800’s English Patterns Collection / Cool – 12 sheets of recycled newsprint paper (2 each of 6 designs) 13″ x 19″, $14
Black & White Speckled - 12 sheets of recycled newsprint paper (6 each of 2 designs) 13" x 19", $14
Black & White Speckled – 12 sheets of recycled newsprint paper (6 each of 2 designs) 13″ x 19″, $14
Plaid Collection -
Plaid Collection – 12 sheets of 13″ x 19″ recycled newsprint (3 each of 4 designs), $14
Brushed Dots - 12 sheets of 13" x 9" recycled newsprint, $14
Brushed Dots – 12 sheets of 13″ x 19″ recycled newsprint, $14
Spring Art Nouveau Collection - 12 sheets (2 each of 6 designs) 13" x 19" on recycled kraft paper, $14
Spring Art Nouveau Collection – 12 sheets (2 each of 6 designs) 13″ x 19″ on recycled kraft paper, $14
Organic Geometry in Metallic Copper Collection - 12 sheets of 13" x 19" recycled newsprint (3 each of 4 designs), $14
Organic Geometry in Metallic Copper Collection – 12 sheets of 13″ x 19″ recycled newsprint (3 each of 4 designs), $14

 

 

Lucky for Us!

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Simple, organic, understated… that’s how I’d describe these beautiful ceramic pieces by The Netherlands artist, Margriet Kramer. (as always, click to shop!)

So my products are not perfect. Perfection doesn’t suit me, not in my house, not in my lifestyle, not in my ceramic products. Infact: imperfection is beauty to me!

Little Plate 8cm, $12
Little Plate 8cm, $12
White Mug, $22
White Mug, $22
Matte White Oval Plate, $29
Matte White Oval Plate, $29
White Plate 12 cm, $22
White Plate 12 cm, $22
Set of 2 Plates, $54
Set of 2 Plates, $54
White Mugs, $22
White Mugs, $22

Ice Cream Dream

To be clear, this product doesn’t exist in real life. Which is a low down dirty shame, if you ask me. Rather, it’s a branding project by Chicago-based designer Parker Jones, who set out to lend a bit of levity to the very real issue known as PMS…

PMS Ice Cream

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Splatter(every)ware

Things are getting a little messy – all splotchy and splattered!

Fantastic Frank
Fantastic Frank
Hinson - Navy on White Splatter Wallpaper
Hinson – Navy on White Splatter Wallpaper
Dyke & Dean - Flying Scotsman Gray Marble English Ceramic Light, £570
Dyke & Dean – Flying Scotsman Gray Marble English Ceramic Light, £570
Koromiko - Blue Plate, $74
Koromiko – Blue Plate, $74
Agnes Trachet - Green Splash Pillow, $20
Agnes Trachet – Green Splash Pillow, $20
Evens - Splatter Clutch, $55
Evens – Splatter Clutch, $55
Pinch Design - ‘Noelle’ sofa upholstered in ‘Graffiti’ fabric by Timorous Beasties
Pinch Design – ‘Noelle’ sofa upholstered in ‘Graffiti’ fabric by Timorous Beasties
March - Italian Spatterware Bowl, $120
March – Italian Spatterware Bowl, $120
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March – Italian Spatterware Pitchers, $50 – $100
Shiraleah NY - Splatter Pillow, $63
Shiraleah NY – Splatter Pillow, $63
Suite One Studio - Splatter Ring dishes in Gold, $30
Suite One Studio – Splatter Ring dishes in Gold, $30
Strokes of Midnight - Watercolor Art, $78
Strokes of Midnight – Watercolor Art, $78
Melody Hillman Ceramics - Small Planter
Melody Hillman Ceramics – Small Planter
Jonathan Adler - Gilded Drip Pillow, $148
Jonathan Adler – Gilded Drip Pillow, $148
Jonathan Adler - Drip Tray, $148
Jonathan Adler – Drip Tray, $148
Jonathan Adler - Drip Napkins, $28
Jonathan Adler – Drip Napkins, $28
Whispers of the Heart - Splatter Notecard set of 10, $16
Whispers of the Heart – Splatter Notecard set of 10, $16
Kate Spade for West Elm - Galaxy Sheet Set
Kate Spade for West Elm – Galaxy Sheet Set
Half Light Honey - Set of 2 small nesting dishes, $30
Half Light Honey – Set of 2 small nesting dishes, $30
Anna Joyce - Splatter Clutch, $61
Anna Joyce – Splatter Clutch, $61
Art Affect Home - Splatter Pillow, $32.50
Art Affect Home – Splatter Pillow, $32.50

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