Posts about 'personal accessories'

nail brush by harmut ringel

It’s called a nail brush, and it’s designed by Hartmut Ringel. That’s all I know of it. But I am intrigued.

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You can see it in a German place here and also a Japanese place here. I also saw it with my own two eyes over at the MCA.


eclectonote journals at uppercase gallery

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I love these handmade eclecto notebooks designed by Janine Vangool from the Uppercase Gallery in Calgary. Beautifully detailed, there are 9 different appealing themes, like Peas and Carrots which contains imagery from vintage food magazines and cookbooks, or Near and Far, a travel journal filled with old maps and geography book pages. Since each piece is made from repurposed books and are peppered with vintage paper, no two are alike.

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I think these would make terrific holiday gifts for any writers on your list.

Each notebook costs $28 CAD and you can find them right here.


reminder to vote

Do we all have election fever yet? Just in case you think you might forget about November 4th of this year, here are some things to surround yourself with everyday to keep voting top of mind…

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I am pretty sure between dressing your kid and taking a bath with all these cute things from Wishingfish you won’t forget to do your civic duty.


pussy willow earrings by stephanie simek

talented portland multimedia artist stephanie simek has added these absolutely lovely pussy willow earrings to her jewelry collection and i think they are fabulous. i love how graceful and delicate they are, and i especially love that they are made with actual plant matter. the earrings themselves are made of oxidized sterling silver.

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i’ve got a thing for pussy willows. that really does not sound right, but i said it anyway. my pussy willow standard won a prize several years ago at the chicago flower and garden show. it has since passed on into the next plant life, so i am happy to see stephanie’s much longer-lived interpretation.

purchase the earring and see much more right here. and if you want to know more about stephanie click here for an interview i did with her recently.


renegade craft fair 2008: highlights, pt. 3

there will be one more post after this one to wrap up the fabulous handmade home and personal adornments i saw at the renegade craft fair this past weekend. you couldn’t possibly be tired of these highlights yet, could you?

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awesome repurposed wood sculpture and accessories from kindling

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cool coasters, art and screenprinted dartboards from artrecodesign

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fun stuffy birds from coo koo ri koo

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one of a kind papier mache from girl-hen

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handmade felted necklaces from biggie

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 embroidered canvases and pillows from k studio

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jewelry and handpainted accessories from cursive design

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fun stuffies and paintings from the squirrely girl


renegade craft fair 2008: highlights, pt. 2

more wonderful things from the talented and clever artists at the renegade craft fair in chicago this weekend, which is open today, september 14th, 2008 from noon-10 pm:

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vibrant tableware from circa ceramics

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pretty jewelry made of vintage ephemera from the foundling

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politically aware accessories and toys from rebexa and abbeychristine

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colorful screenprints from the little friends of printmaking

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letterpress cards and stationery from luckybeepress

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photographic jewelry from le photique

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beguiling prints from catia chien

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 recycled sweater toys from caitlin wicker


renegade craft fair chicago 2008: highlights

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conditions were pretty intense at the renegade craft fair in chicago earlier today. the rain started in the morning and continued for hours and hours today. and it wasn’t a drizzle either; i am talking torrential downpours that left me soaked to the bone. i am happy to report that the shopping was absolutely terrific though, with plenty to see from vendors old and new. my camera survived thanks to the macgyver-styled ziplock bag cover i fashioned, and i came home with a big messenger bag filled with crafty goodness. i’ll be showing you the highlights in a few posts, starting with this one…

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charming prints and sweet stuffies from denise simon

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pretty porcelain jewelry from sofia masri

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handmade boh bon soaps

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berkley illustration wallets and prints

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whimsical plush from kinderfluff

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vintage typewriter key jewelry from the weekend store

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elegant textile designs from maramiki

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prints from the talented artists at charmingwall

the fair is on from noon-10 pm tomorrow (sunday), so if you’re local come on down and get inspired by some fabulous artists! if not, stay tuned for more highlights and links to the artists.


grandpa cassette tee shirt

i always enjoy starting the day with a laugh, so i think this new tee shirt at threadless is perfect to look at right now. it was designed by florida artist zack finfrock.

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purchase this tee and see more shirts right here (right now all tee’s are only $12!). see more work from zack on his website.


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