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Friday Faves

Friday Faves

My first favorite of the day has to be crystalindumentaria.  Another Etsy seller from Buenos Aires (Argentina seems to be coming into its own on Etsy) she sells some very cool clothing.  Very figure concious.  To me, there’s nothing better than an interesting white shirt, and I think this one fits the bill.  A nice shape, a great neckline/collar and the ability to mold it to fit your body – what could be nicer?

Next is Champignons – I’m sure you’ve seen her work all over the place but I just can’t get over it.  Aside from the awesome name, she has great whimsical and slightly victorian items.  This piece is like an early movie – if you spin it around fast enough, you find that the bird will actually find itself inside of the cage!  I’ve seen this done in movies but never in real life.  Many more treasures about in her Etsy shop!

It’s not often that I want to buy everything in a shop, but I do when it comes to Hisss.  There is no shortage of excellent illustrators on Etsy but her style speaks just to what I like – historical figures and animals, all with a slight visual pun.  I love this illustration – called “polar opposites”.  She has a photography site as well that’s worth checking out.

Last is argonzales.  Her shop is filled with things for “manly men and girly girls”.  She has a great color palette and lots of little delicate items that are just interesting and strong enough to walk the line between feminine and awesome.  Ever since I took a silversmithing class years ago I’ve been obsessed with stacking rings and she has plenty of sets to choose from.

Thanks to all these wonderful creative folks for their amazing talents and energies!  I look forward to seeing what is to come from them.

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I’m sure some of you have seen the Scribbler. If you haven’t, please run, don’t walk, to this site. Seriously, it’s that amazing. I could sit here all day, drawing lines and then watching the program go to work. The end product is impressive enough on it’s own, but if you take what it had to start out with and look at it from that perspective (and think about the amazing coding that has to go into creating something like that) it becomes all the more amazing. I can’t really draw to save my life, so this makes my mouse-driven scribblings look awesome, and who am I to argue with that?

(I tried to put an example picture here, but to no avail. You’re just going to have to find out how awesome it is for yourself).

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Lately I’ve been loving the work of Rob Dobi. I unwittingly bought one of his shirts in Madrid last year, though I suspect that it was pirated. Then someone pointed out his work to me and it all became crystal clear! He creates very whimsical illustrations, with full puns included. He also has some amazing commercial work that’s a wonder to look at. You can check out his whole portfolio here. He also has a line of shirts and posters available here courtesy of CafePress.

In a world where it seems like everyone is just stealing someone else’s good ideas, Rob Dobi is an original thinker, a real breath of fresh air. I hope that you’ll check out his shop and support independent artists!

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I just bought this calendar from happify at etsy, and I’m totally in love. The design is fantastic! Simple, elegant yet fun, and the colors are great. They are designed as postcards, but I don’t think that there is anyone I like enough to send these to. I want to keep them all for myself! This is what good design aspires to be, compelling and beautiful yet simple. Wonderful! I’m hoping that I get to go back to happify and find some other wonderful thing to buy. Check it out at happify.etsy.com

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