Posts about 'personal accessories'

stylish, graphic iphone cases by threadless

Much love to the hubs, but I’ve been secretly meaning to replace my boring, hand-me-down black cloth case for my iPhone that he gave me with something splashy and fun. Frankly nothing has appealed to me until I saw these super cool cases based on 2 popular designs from Threadless, the beloved tee shirt company. These distinctive cases are compatible for the 3GS and 3G and are being distributed by Griffin.

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The pale blue case is Birds of a Feather by Ross Zietz, and the canary case is Clouds Within the Thunder from Joe van Wetering. Either piece would make a terrific gift for someone who appreciates good looks and bold, dynamic style.

Find the cases for US $34.99 each online at Griffin or in person at Apple retail stores, and learn more about the talented artists behind these designs at Threadless.


brainy swim cap by atypyk

Let’s give a tip of the hat (or cap) to those clever French folks at Atypyk, who have designed the perfect swim cap for me to wear while taking those water aerobics classes this winter:

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More of the clever right here.


tord boontje jewelry: charming

i don’t think i would feel like i was wearing a lampshade around my neck if i had this lovely necklace from iconic dutch designer tord boontje. this charming collection, entitled, er, charming, consists of delicate whimsical charms with a nature motif, and is available in packages of 3, with a 18k gold or silver plated finish.

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the collection is being distributed by artecnica, and will be available in may. if it’s a must, you can hop on the presale wagon over at charles and marie.


threadless 101 for students

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this one is for all the educators out there. we all know how much fun threadless tee shirts are (in fact that last one i bought, pictured below, still cracks me up whenever i look at it). now, through a fun project called threadless 101, young people have a unique opportunity to be a part of all the fun. students (from middle school to college) are given an assignment to create an original design for a tee shirt. any and all specifications are up to the teacher. once the assignment is completed, designs are critiqued and voted for by the class, and the student with the highest score will be featured in the threadless newsletter and will also receive a gift certificate. additionally, once the winning design has been selected for the class, students can easily upload their design to the threadless site to be included in their regular design challenge to get their tee actually printed. if their design is selected, they will receive a $3,000 tax-free scholarship and $500 each time their tee-shirt is re-printed. there’s also a chance to win design of the year, where winners can collect an additional 20k. that’s a lot of benjamins (or hamiltons, depending on how you roll) to buy new tshirts and itunes, er, school supplies, with…

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see more details at the threadless site about this innovative program and to download the class materials to participate. while you’re over there, check out their shop and pick up a few new things to wear this season. why not?


valentine shopping fun (round up)

late to the party, my head is swimming with all the vday goodies i’ve seen floating around here. some of these items might not make it to your mailbox before the big day but you can still enjoy looking at some of my favorite categories…

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romance in photography from jennifer squires, art of whimsy, kayleen michelle and alyson jones

valentine_jewelry

 inspired jewelry from laurie chapman, margaux lange, victoria buckley and stephanie simek

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ceramic and glass bliss from lily pottery and jeri goodman

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soft-sided accessory love from las lopezlas, fringe, stewart and brown, and linda lye

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poetic paper from l2 design collective, porterness, amy blackwell (via) and able and game (via)

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love spray from reed seifer

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chocolate creations from jean philippe maury, christopher elbow and knipschildt

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sweet and funny illustrations from laura george, seaspray blue and le papier

valentine_pillows

pillows: pooh, humble and veronique


mark poulin jewelry

very witty sterling and enamel jewelry from california artist mark poulin. i love his zodiac series!

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purchase these pieces at mark’s etsy shop. you can also find select works at uncommon goods. and don’t forget to visit his website too while you’re surfing around.


brevity jewelry by anna corpron

loving this white and gold collection of acrylic jewelry from anna corpron for brevity. for those of you who are not aware, anna also happens to pen a brilliantly inspiring little blog known as sub-studio. i admire her simple, stylish and modern aesthetic.

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find these pieces and see much more at the brevity website, and while you’re clicking around get your paper fix on at the sub-studio shop. and don’t forget her blog either!


one of a kind chicago: 2008 highlights, pt. 3

installment number 3 of 3 of beautiful things available at the 2008 one of a kind show in chicago, continuing through this weekend only…

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futuro-organic jewelry by melissa finelli

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photography from jessie eisner-kleyle

faith_wilson_mixed_media_art_floorcloths

mixed media work and handpainted floorcloths from faith wilson

hiroshi_ariyama_screenprints

handpulled screenprints from hiroshi ariyama

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obsessive-in-a-good-way mixed media work from kris jones

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jewelry by alison mackey made of resin and photographs

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 ceramics you can count on from circa


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