Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Verre by Julie Burton. Her work is delicate, colorful, unique and it really is artwork. Each little glass drop is an individually hand blown piece. I am such an admirer of this elegant line. I have one necklace I have been wearing regularly for 6 years and I got each of my bridesmaids a necklace from this line because I knew everyone would love it. Every design comes in over 100 different, beautiful colors. Oh and her packaging is just such a treat, little glass jars for each piece. I can't say enough about it but Verre is an amazing line and I can't wait to get more for myself and give it to everyone I can think of!
Monday, July 30, 2012
I have been trying to make the farmer's market part of my weekly routine. We have had some tasty meals because the produce inspires you to make something delicious every time. Not to mention the beautiful colors! You learn a lot too in the process, lots of fun at the farmer's market this summer! I guess I'm not the only one, I found some lovely market-inspired art to go with my beautiful produce.
My Lincoln Square market buys this week!
Enjoy your Farmer's Market Letterpress Print by Starshaped Press.
Vintage metal berry basket from Diz has neat stuff.
Sweet market tote from Igloo Letterpress.
Ceramic market baskets from Anthropologie.
Head's up! market poster from Igloo Letterpress.
Cherry tomato & fresh mozzarella bites with fresh basil, crowd-pleaser, colorful, easy & delicious!
Friday, July 27, 2012
here. Mr. Boddington's Studio has bright, quirky illustrations, hand-lettering and a distinct style all their own.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Let's go ride bikes letterpress print from one canoe two | Ride on bicycle notebook from Spring Olive | 1965 Schwinn hollywood archival print by Lisa Congdon | Sunny yellow & gray bicycle note cards from two poodle press
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Voula Earrings from Anthropologie, handmade by Athens based designer Dimitriadis.
Kallia bag with orange leather accents from etsy shop Milloo.
Angel Hour watch from Tokyo Bay.
Salt water sandals from Anthopologie
Vintage film reel from etsy shop Ohio Picker.
Halogen CarryOver Scarf from Nordstroms ($28).
Summer sorbet dangles from shipandshape.com.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Starshaped Press. I bought mine at the incredible boutique Two Sided in Lakeview. This little Chicago letterpress company has some great posters and lots more cards to choose from here.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Lady Gregory's Irish Bar & Restaurant • 5260 North Clark • Chicago, IL
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Ali's collection is a great little Evanston based jewelry line. I love the vibrant colored stones mixed with her incredible metal work. You can find some uber unique pieces in her collection and they always look great. Check out this great lil' deal she's offering you and get $20 off- click here.
Monday, July 16, 2012
The Honey Press is leading the charge with these super-cute designs. They make not only great sneezy sheets but could be a pocket square, a splash of color tied to a purse or even a cute piece of decoration to have around the house. Now which design will suit dear ol' Dad?
Friday, July 13, 2012
Lisa Congdon has an amazing little blog I try to check at least once a week, you can take a look here. She does some lovely hand lettering that I can't get enough of but she is also an all-around amazing artist. I stumbled across this piece, called memory, today and just fell in love. This incredible color pallet mixed with a vintage doily is just perfect. I would love to have this on my wall. This is one of the reason's I love Lisa's blog, there is always a little surprise in what she does.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
BOWLS: These lovely little bowls are created by a Minneapolis etsy artist, Wind and Willow Home.
PLATFORM SANDALS: Great pair of sandals from Anthropologie.
BOOKS: Oh, I am just enamored with these vintage books from the SorryThankYou79 etsy shop, via Lovely Clusters Blog.
ARROWS: Sycamore Street Press created this graphic arrow letterpress print, I love these little illustrated arrows!
DECANTER: Vintage black amethyst decanter from Magpie Fields.
PLATTER: The ladies of Matchbook Magazine did a great feature showcasing West Elm Inspired by South Africa. This tray is the work of HIV–positive artists of Cape Town–based AIDS–awareness nonprofit Wola Nani.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
a.favorite design. "you're f@!%ing amazing" is typed on an antique typewriter, lined with pages from the phone book and just plain perfect for that special someone. So this was the perfect card to let my friend, Jen, know how amazing she is! I love sending snail mail.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Ruff House Art and I couldn't pick just one, they have some fantastic designs and there is something for everyone.