Archive for the ‘Etsy Collections’ Category
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Michigan sisters, Christina & Courtney Spivak, are the creators behind White Owl. Their gorgeous vintage lace jewellery is sourced from estate sales, flea markets and even their own Grandmother! This lace cuff is the perfect addition to almost any ‘after five’ outfit.
In the fleeting moments of down time as a mother, Kim Brown designs and makes her extensive range of adornments for shoes and hair from home. Kim makes shopping a breeze by catagorising her creations by colour. Visit Kim’s Etsy shop Chloe and Maddie for an extra special finishing touch to your bridesmaids’ shoes or revitalise a neglected pair of heels with these elegant shoe clips.
Christina Marie of Christina Marie Mineral Cosmetics is a student of The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in California. There are a tantalising array of candy pink blushes and a bold collection of come-hither eyeshadows. All products are free of fragrances, preservatives, synthetic dyes and parabens. You can buy guilt-free too, safe in the knowledge that no product has been tested on animals.
New Zealander Kelsey Genna designs and handcrafts delightfully feminine and flirty pieces like these pale pink ‘Parfait’ silk trousers. At a mere 19 years, this recent fashion design graduate produces limited runs, so you can be sure you’ll be one of a kind! Check out Kelsey’s designs at her Etsy shop or peruse her lucious on-line lookbook photographed at Wellington’s Begonia House here.
Invited Ink is a mother and daughter letterpress design and printing enterprise. Together they produce these most delightful calling cards. Sally Ann and Kathy also provide customised wedding inviations, thank you notes, business cards and even a calligraphy service!
This print of an original oil painting, ‘What was left’, comes from from a portrait series entitled “And close your eyes”. Kai Samuels Davis works from Windy Lane Studio, a converted barn overlooking Bodega Bay in Northern California. This portrait captures a quiet elegance in a contemplative moment.
These darling vintage French Rosaline champagne glasses are among a carefully chosen collection of antique wares available from Bonnbonn. I recently bought a few things from Bonnie and can attest to her super friendly midwestern approach. Bonnbonn wins the Mint seal of approval!
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1 Carol, a cognitive psychologist by day, indulges in her creative interests by night. Carol uses salvaged or recycled materials like this deer print on a section of a vintage atlas map. Her collection covers a wide range of animals, sealife, and anatomy which are often thematically paired up with the yellowed pages of a Hindu (elephant), Russian (bear) or Japanese book (trout).
2 Ryan Fowler is the clever man behind this somber, graphic Lumber Jack series at his shop Native Vermont. Ryan is both an illustrator and photographer who draws inspiration from the forests and lakes where he lives in Vermont. This handmade collage (also available as a print) is made from parchment paper, newsprint, and old paper.
3 Will Bussard, architect, furniture designer and jeweller, of Bussard Design Studio, influenced by his childhood memories of long, lonely highways and “abandoned homesteads that pepper the plains like birdshot” (someone who can weave words as wonderful as these has my heart from the very beginning!). His ‘Missing Link’ cufflinks are made from a 100 year old bodark fence post.
4 Ashley Colbourne of Butterfly Food is a food photographer extrodinaire. Judging by her fantastic blog Ashley is not only a fantastic food stylist and photographer, she a supreme culinary goddess. Her mouth watering delicacies will inspire you to get back into the kitchen and don your pinnie! She is currently doing a “buy one, get one free” photographic print special, so be in quick and visit Butterfly Food for inspiring prints for your kitchen!
5 Gray Works Design craft all their pieces exclusively from locally, sustainably harvested or salvaged hardwoods, like this beautiful milk maid stool. They also make a range of chopping boards which are hand rubbed with natural, organic, food-safe products such as olive oil; a centuries old tradition which ensures a beautiful finish and preserves the wood. Gray Works strongly believe in making environmentally sustainable choices and actively support the Catskill region by by donating 2% of all sales to the Catskill Mountainkeeper.
6 Hanlie Joubert of Simply Objekts says that her love for interior design and joy in “finding simple, worn, imperfect pieces and mix(ing) them with new” inspired her to open her shop on Etsy where you can find this rustic coffee pot. Hanlie also has a blog in which she illustrates her admiration of all things simple and beautiful with gorgeous found photographs of interiors from all over the world.
7 Alice Saunders of Forestbound creates these handsome, hard-wearing, utilitarian tote bags with salvaged materials. Alice’s penchant for flea market bargains and affinity for the forest feed both her interiors ethos for all things repurposed and slightly worn around the edges, and her business making these seriously cool bags. Alice gained major street cred when she landed a contract for Anthropologie crafting a limited edition bag collection made from early 20th century grain sacks. Steeped in history, this Men’s Canvas and Leather Carryall began its life as a WWII era US military duffel bag. All photographs for the men’s collection are taken by the talented Jeff Allen.
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1 Felt like spoiling yourself? This cream chiffon and antique French lace collar would be the perfect addition to any simple wedding dress needing that extra wow-factor. French Felt is based in Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, which specialises in colourful felted wool and merino collars and purses.
2 With winter just around the corner, why not set the mood with this delicate photographic portrayal of a winter wonderland. First Snow photograph comes from Lucy Snowe Photography. Lucy’s work also features still life and animals. Lucy lives in a tiny town in the Pacific Northwest, USA, with her cowboy husband, who “can’t understand for one minute why in the world anyone would buy a photograph of a little dog wrapped up in a scarf” – because it’s just downright adorable!
3 It’s only a paper moon, or in this case, it may only be a paper bowl but what a gorgeous vessel for your coffee table or book shelf. Chicago based ceramist Susan Dwyer of Up in the Air Somewhere creates a gorgeous varied range of ceramics as well as a papier-mache range. New Zealand residents can find a cherry-picked selection of Susan’s vessels at Flock in Sumner, Christchurch and at Simon James Design concept store in Auckland’s The Department Store. Or one can order from anywhere in the world through her Etsy shop. Check out Susan’s website for her complete range here.
4 If you’ve ever gasped in awe at the incredible paper cut creations, that are so en vogue right now, and wondered just how hard it might be to create yourself? Well, here’s your chance with these paper cut patterns by super talented Cuban paper cut artist Elsa Mora. Elsa is so amazingly talented, she has four separate blogs to document her other equally impressive creative endeavours!
5 Self-taught artist, Lauren Gray of Says the Tree, has been working in the medium of Pyrography for eight years. Her miniature villages are so very simple, yet utterly endearing and elegant at the same time. Often using offcuts of wood, Lauren lavishes attention on each piece, no larger than 8cm tall, by painting and re-sanding edges for a “whitewash effect” before adding the ‘burnt’ windows. These diminutive treasures come in sets just perfect on the windowsill or sitting alongside a simple photo frame, or as wall art (as shown here).
6 These handmade edible sugar vintage buttons take my childhood love of chocolate buttons to a whole other level!! Andie, creator and founder of Andie’s Speciality Sweets, creates these made-to-order astonishingly delectable sweets from her LA studio for weddings, caterers, and the Martha Stewart’s in all of us. Her delightful sugar decorations, sculpted marzipan and decorated cookies are all gluten and gelatin free. Andie is even currently in the process of developing a new line of vegan goodies too!
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