Friday, April 29, 2011

meets Neon

Africa Meets Neon by Irina Graewe.


These embroidered chairs by Scandinavian designer, Johan Lindsten of Sweden are wonderfully interesting objects. A fine meld of texture and design, I think they are very seductive objects, in their strangeness. Found here.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Upcoming Craft Shows...

I found out that I got into Pile of Craft today. It was a nice start to my day as I love doing that craft show. It is right near my home, in Baltimore, MD. Everyone is so nice and there are always crowds of delightful shoppers who love to chat and admire things. For more details, visit the Charm City Craft Mafia's website. The show is on Saturday, June 25th.

I will also be selling with Rebe at Art Star Craft Bazaar in Philadelphia on May 14th & 15th. Please do visit us if you are in the in the neighborhood. We would love to see you!

nice window

Nice window from here, a nice blog.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I often browse Milk Magazine online. A lovely French children's magazine, Milk is filled with inspiring products, good design and interesting activities for families. It is a good resource for makers, as it continually showcases beautiful objects, interiors, and artists from all over the world. The Magazine is a wonderfully curated collection of special objects and design that are meant to inspire play in our everyday lives. A bit like walking through a toy store, Milk Magazine gives you a beautiful taste of childhood.

I like these German shaped cutting board plates called brettchen, from Snug, found here. A nice way inspire playful eating for everyone.

Beautiful family spaces, found here.


I like this collection and composition of knitting samples by Renilde De Peuter.

Monday, April 25, 2011

solar-otark #2

Otark Productions is a food collective in Antwerp, Belgium. Check out their wonderful space and blog.


FREE SHIPPING for Mothers Day (May 8th) from April 24th - May 4th on all... My Lady Dolls, Braided Spiral Pins, Paula Pockets & Braided Spiral Pouches.

Save the date:
I will be selling my goods with Rebe at Art Star Craft Bazaar in Philadelphia
Saturday, May 14th & Sunday, May 15th At Penn's Landing Great Plaza From 11:00 - 6:00pm both days Look for us at booth # 51
The show is outdoors &
free to attend
I hope to see some of you there!


Lena Corwin's home, a carefully put together space, was featured on Design Sponge. She has lovely photos of her home and other good things on her blog as well...see below.

A mention...

Specks & Keepings was featured on Bloesem, so nice.

Color Sploch, textiles & prints

hui hui inkjet prints on 100% crepe de chine

Nice pairing, from here.

By Molly O'Connell, via Closed Caption Comics.

Farm house & log pile

By Molly Goldstrom.

Look at those pretzels, so good, from here. I like to imagine stranger's Easter filled homes looking like this.

Picture of an Amish farmhouse from here. I like the objects hanging on the wall in this otherwise sparse space.

A picture from today, by Matt. Matt has a way of making ordinary objects special, maybe it's his title pairings or the way something seems so worthy of sharing. I like the small things that seem to catch his attention. They are things I think I would often overlook. Maybe this is why he is my favorite person to take walks with.

Collection of piles, by Sabine Timm.

Kotoa's Earth Day Giveaway

Check out Erika's Earth Day would be so nice to win this homemade laundry soap and fabric softener pouches.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


An interesting find from the Turnover Shop down the street from our house.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


I also found this via vintage for kids: A collection of photographs from wonderful Japanese blog, dacafe, captures story telling through carefully shaped and collected moments.


Knit works, found here and here via a wonderful French blog called vintage for kids. The knit garden in a book is by Jan Messent and the other knit works are featured in Collins Complete Book of Needlecraft.

Sweet girl

Suki in her Turkish slippers and her sweet dress made by her momma, Erika Jane of Kotoa.

From today

Mom's work in our stairway and a dear clothesline, an intimate portrait of strangers.

By Matt. The pillows look like lovers that are holding each other tight.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Handmade Houses

Handmade Houses found here via hello neest, a wonderful blog & shop. See a beautiful collection of goods found at neest below.


Oh Spring, I am so thankful. Neighbors are out in their yard, working in their gardens and everyone is so cheerful and happy to talk to strangers. It is my favorite time of year in Baltimore. Beautiful tree lined streets transform our sometimes dreary neighborhood. Here is a picture of a magnolia tree that Matt took.

Picnic Styles

Tea towels by Ratzer, nice blankets as well. Everything appears to be sold out.

From Renee's lovely blog Montmarte. She sells these nice plates in her shop.

Yunosato Desk

I would love to go to Japan. I have been dreaming about visiting since Matt went some years ago and told me all about it! One day when I go, I would also like to visit this wood shop called Yunosato Desk, which is located in an old elementary school. Pictures via the lovely blog, Kitka Design by John Baker and Juli Daoust. They also have a wonderful shop called Mjölk, which specializes in beautiful Scandinavian design. Do visit the shop.


Nice spaces at Freunde von Freunden.