Friday, October 19, 2007

I'm feeling Helsinki...

If you didn't already know, Blossom Creations is now offering gorgeous gift wrap via her etsy shop. My personal favorite is Helsinki. Enjoy!


Fine art photograph just ripe for framing from etsy seller Monarch. Enjoy!

Completely mesmerized...

by the collage work of etsy seller jhkramer aka Julia Harris Kramer. This original, "Each Other", is 11" x 14" framed in black wood with a white mat. I'm crossing fingers she'll be offering prints of her work soon. I want one!


by Kinga Czerska via the Klaudia Marr Gallery. Gladly. :)

50's Birdcage Pillow

at the great price of $16.00 from etsy seller Olive. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Take your pick. New art from Michelle Armas via her etsy store. You can purchase the original for $300.00 or grab a print for $30.00. Check it out!

Shop Clementine

Golden Opulence Bracelet from etsy seller ShopClementine. Love how the two different chains give it such texture. Enjoy!

You have a date with a Giant Robot...

and Kathleen Lolley. This Saturday, October 20th, Giant Robot is proud to present "Forsake The Prey", an art show by Kathleen Lolley. A reception will be held from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. The show will run from October 20th through November 14th. This is a must see if you live in the NYC area.

The art of the unexpected...

Artist Millie Chen turned what was traditional chinoiserie wallpaper into something so much more. This has given me so many ideas. Enjoy!

Another shade of gray...

Two more grays to throw into the mix from an anonymous reader...

Behr's Sterling

Behr's Pewter Mug

The skinny of it is...

Heather Moore's Orla Towel is now printed on natural hopsack cotton and in a nice "sharkskin" color way. Enjoy!

Time Marches On...

Anna Cote's 2008 desk calendar, featuring eye-catching abstract botanicals, is now available at etsy for $20.00. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Yellow Robot Earrings

Add a little edge to your classic white shirt and jean jacket with these earrings from prettybirds. Enjoy!

The Grays Have It...

In our quest to find the perfect "warm but bright gray" paint for anony, several readers with personal experience chipped in. Thanks to all for their much appreciated two cents. Below is a visual summation of the colors in one grouping. Hopefully this will be helpful to others, including myself, who are considering painting a room gray. Enjoy!

Sherwin Williams Aloof Gray

Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

Benjamin Moore Silver Fox

Martha Stewart Soapstone Gray

8 Vintage Lucite Bangles

from ebay seller vintage*stuff. Bidding ends in less than 4 hours. Enjoy!

Wing Studies

Layers of onion skin to form the wing of a bird. By Tara Bursey. Enjoy!

Linen Tree Print Tote Bag

from etsy seller tinyhappy. Hope it makes someone happy. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

BHG - Colonial Style...Kickin' it up a notch.

I love Better Homes & Gardens online piece for Colonial "Chic". Some really simple DIYs that can cross over into other design genres as well.

I really love the alternative use of ceiling medallions as wall art. Painted in graduated color schemes, this project is for the masses. I can imagine an installation over one's bed that would be an easy wow factor to install.

Love this silhouette drawer pull stencil. So easy.

Add a little pizazz to a lampshade with yarn.

And how gorgeous are these yarnballs displayed in glass cylinders? A perfect pairing.

And how about all of grandma's vintage crewel work? Put them to use in a simple modern frame displayed casually on a shelf. Eye catching.

Be sure and check out Architectural Depot and their large selection of ceiling medallions.

Remember, etsy has a large selection of hand-dyed yarns available in any color imaginable. Shown below is Knittydirtygirl's mustard seed.

And if you're short on vintage crewel work be sure and check out Wool and Hoops contemporary crewel kits. Nothing like making your own.

Be sure and check out BHG for more innovative ideas. Enjoy!

Concetta Gallo

for Habitat. So cool. I'd love to see more of her work.

Jane Alderdice

Jane Alderdice is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design. She lives in Toronto. This piece is part of a miniature series she refers to as the “shield” project. It is composed of Washi Paper. In the full-scale series, each shield is approximately 1 m x .5 m in size, a size approaching a real shield. This piece was created for the Textile Museum of Canada's Shadow Box Silent Suction. I love the texture of this piece. Would love to attempt to recreate it in a shadowbox of my own. Enjoy!

Listen to the Ocean...

Maybe I have a thing for barnacles lately, but how about this whale print from Orange Willow? $20.00 right here. Enjoy!

Monday, October 15, 2007


Disheveled Hoop Necklace. Very organic feel. Check it out here. From Ticklebean.

The Green Wood

For those of you yet to click on the "Today's Must Read" link let me elaborate. Kristen & Claire share Sanfran67's fabulous framed paper sculptures. So elaborate and unique. Pictured below is "The Green Wood". Enjoy!

Please Help! Paint color advice...

Anonymous wrote in looking for a great grey paint. They ask:

"Can anyone suggest a paint colour for grey like this..warm, bright but grey? Benji Moore, ellen Kennon, etc.?"

Any of you with personal experience painting with grey interior paint please chime in. Thanks. :)

Hand printed fabric

from Kristen Doran. Definitely frame worthy. Enjoy!


Towering barnacles print. Only 3 left. $12.00 right here.

Alternative "Contemporary" Vase

Very interesting piece. A polished aluminum milk bottle for sale on ebay. Bidding ends today. Would love to have a large grouping. Enjoy!

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