Posts Tagged ‘friday favorites’

fridayfaves-mar6It’s that time of the week again!

This week we’re staring with La Belle Savage.  She makes beautiful and unique jewelry using found, reclaimed and recycled epherma.  Whimsical, feminine and a tiny bit french, her jewelry is both elegant and surprisingly different.  Accordin g to her profile, many elements used in her jewelry come from her grandmother’s company that supplied jewelry to Vogue shoots in the 40’s and 50’s, so you can own a piece of history as well!

I just discovered William Dohman’s photography and other cool stuff.  Cool story – apparently, MC Hammer digs his stuff and tweeted about it!  That’s reason enough for me.  He has some beautiful travel photography, a genre which I’m definitely partial too.  He also makes some really cool birdhouses, and some excellent designs.  Plus, free shipping and little extras -what’s not to love?

I’ve been stalking knitalatte‘s work for some time.  She covers stones with intricate needlework.  Every once in a while, if you get lucky, you can actually purchase one of the stones.  If not, she’s always got beautiful prints showcasing lovely arrangments of her knit stones with other natural goodies.  I always love the integration of natural elements with traditional crafts and this is no exception.

Zaq’s Vintage and Design is a new seller on Etsy, but I think that he has a bright future ahead of him.  He upcycles old luggage and creates these beautiful new useable objects with them.  His work looks impeccable, he’s got a great eye and the lining fabrics he chooses are modern and elegant without being too fussy.  I’m really looking forward to seeing more of his great finds!

Thanks to all this week’s favorites for their beautiful work!


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The theme of this week’s favorites is Blues and Greens.  Springtime is here (at least for me) and I can’t get over the color combination.  It’s so fresh and fun!

First up is retrofied.  I just bought a moped last weekend and so I’m obsessed with all things 2-wheeled and motorized.  Add a little love of polka dots and stripes and you have one awesome bag.  Roomy, with lots of pockets, this is the perfect bag for someone like me.  Lots of space to hold your junk and keep it organized.  She’s based out of Chicago, and has lots of awesome fabrics and styles of bags – there is definitely something for everyone.

Next is econica.  She has some really elegant designs, simple yet stunning.  This dress is made of bamboo and organic cotton, a combination that I’m sure would feel even better than it looks.  I love the intensity of this green – green in such a hard shade to do right, but I think this would be flattering on a number of skin types.  I love that she uses mostly organic materials but still maintains a feminine, stylish form.

I keep seeing these soaps from amethystsoap pop up all over Etsy, and after taking a closer look I can see why.  They really look like actual polished chunks of turquoise!  They’ve got some all-natural goodies for a little exfoliating action (who couldn’t use that) and I think they would smell terrific.  The rest of the soaps in the shop look like tumbled stones as well – how do they do it?

Last is adventuresofjr.  I’ll make no secret of it – I’m a shmere snob.  Why on earth would you wear anything besides cashmere?  You can find it reasonably priced, if you look, and its just so sinful.  You always want to pet yourself, or you can get someone else to pet you…anyway.  She makes some beautiful, modern and fun accessories out of, you guessed it, cashmere!  I think that I want everything in her shop.  Life’s so short, everything should be soft.  She also sells some of her lovely yarn here.  Her shop is definitely worth a look – an perhaps a small indulgence?

That’s it for the week!  Just a reminder, today is the last day to sign up for my giveaway!  Scroll down and look for it, leave a comment, and you could be the lucky winner of some awesome prizes!

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fridayfaves-feb6 Friday faves are back!  And thank goodness, because this is my favorite time of the week when I get to compound all of the cool treasures that I find.

First off is Jelanie.  She designs really fun and funky prints, with bright colors and really mod patterns.  A lot of it reminds me of the sort of scandanavian designs you see around, but to me, they are a bit more accessible.  Plus, it would look great just hanging on your wall!

Next is exclamationpoint.  In addition to these really cool felt and floss bracelets, she has a lot of beautiful and delicate sterling silver jewelry.  You’ll also find more whimsical felt goodies as well as a few surprise extras!

I am loving these hummingbird necklaces from kuss.  I know that people might be tired of all of the birds you’re seeing around the DIY universe but I like the hummingbird because it’s really understated, and it’s not a barn swallow!  She also has more beautiful bird shapes, if hummingbirds aren’t your thing.  She hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina – have to love the international etsy flavor!

Last, but definitely not least is one of my all time favorites, Sycamore Street Press. I love the whimsical designs, the bright colors, and the cheeky irreverance.  There is stationery, cards, calendars, photo mats, tags, book plates – the list goes on and on!  You could stock your life entirely in letterpress (and who doesn’t that notion appeal to!).

Thanks to this weeks awesome designers – please, keep up the good work!

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