June 30, 2008

the littlest bean

Love this shop of cute little things. I love the little barrettes and also the color study necklaces. They are all gorgeous in person, too! I remember the days I used to stick pencils or chopsticks in my hair to get it up. These hair sticks would have been awesome.

June 27, 2008

Buncombe Buckles

Love these buckles from Buncombe Buckles Metalworks. In person they truly are amazing, and you can't help looking at the detail of each piece. Each buckle is handcrafted from metal found at scrapyards, thrift or antique stores. (Now if only I had a nice skinny little waist where one could be displayed!)

June 26, 2008

Broken Plates

I am pretty impressed by what this artist does with broken china! Check out The Broken Plate Pendant Company on etsy.

June 25, 2008

JennyJen 42

After visiting Baltimore's Pile of Craft festival last week, I want to share some of my favorites I saw that day. I spent the most time at JennyJen 42's booth. She has the cutest little bags and aprons. Almost everything has a bird on it, too. You are in luck, because she does have her own etsy shop.

Unfortunately one of my favorite items of hers, her sun hats are not in her etsy shop. My friend bought one, so I'll see if I can get a picture from her to put up here. Hmmm...

June 19, 2008

db clay

Father's Day brought a little one of these goodies to my husband. DB Clay is a Portland based team that makes wallets from their own art, or other designs that they love. Each wallet design has an interesting story. I purchased "Orange Hallway" a couple of months ago with a nice discount (not sure it still works, but I used kyle50 for a 50% discount... I've also seen dmom30x for a 30% discount).

These wallets are made of tope, a synthetic PVC free material you can read about here. And you should really read the design stories with each wallet. I especially liked Adult Chores, Childhood Chores, and Cat Carpet. It just shows that inspiration can be found anywhere!

June 18, 2008

Kitchen-Office Organization

Remember this post from last September about my kitchen desk? I finally got my storage stuff together for my kitchen. In late August (after we get our 1/2 bath done), I'll be giving a house tour on my family blog, but here are some pictures from our kitchen desk/organization area.

The desk

These beautiful binders from Target's greenroom eco line.

This file box is from Ikea. I really wanted something smaller, but if I wanted it to hold our junk I needed to get a standard-sized file box. (Pardon the dust... and did the phone grow legs and walk off?) A side note... I also use these boxes (in green) to hold my unmentionables on the closet shelves of our dresser-less bedroom.

June 16, 2008

Holding My Breath

Ever since Ork announced they had new city posters planned for the spring, I have been visiting their site regularly to see which city would be the TBA city. This morning I found out it will be Washington DC. Can't wait! Of course I have close, close ties to both Portland and San Francisco (let alone the 12 years I spent in the Los Angeles area), but I think the DC one is the one I will purchase! (Here is the SF design... with all the lovely copyright markings!)