Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Turina Jewelry

Amsterdam-based designer Sandra Turina makes the coolest jewelry, especially her ABC necklace series

I'm jealous of anyone with an "N" name! See more of Turina's work in her shop and order soon for the holidays, y'all.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Kaleido Trays by Hay for DWR

These Kaleido trays designed by Hay made me sit straight up when I was flipping through the Design Within Reach catalog:

Colorful, modular trays: easy on the eyes and, apparently, good for your posture.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Anne-Claire Petit

Anne-Claire Petit's food-inspired crochet cushions are further proof that almost everything I love comes from The Netherlands (or Scandinavia!):

Hello, whimsical, colorful housewares in a playful scale! Please come in and sit down. You will look so good on my couch. Some of her designs are available in the US via The Future Perfect and you can see more awesome fiber objects on her portfolio site.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Mimi Kirchner for The Land of Nod

Both Tony and I are huge fans of our friend Mimi Kirchner and her work, so we couldn't be more pleased that she's currently a featured artist for The Land of Nod. These slightly smaller versions of her fox, kitty, bunny, and bundle dolls represent over a year's worth of designing and collaborating--read more about it here on her blog. The results are too adorable:

I was lucky enough to see some prototypes in person and can tell you that the dolls are really true to Mimi's great style and excellent craftsmanship--they really look like her. If you have some people on your gift list who would appreciate these, scoop them up while you can from the Land of Nod site. Of course, you can also get some of Mimi's handmade pieces from her Etsy shop. I suggest doing both. :) Congratulations, Mimi!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Natural Born Colors

These Natural Born Colors totes by Amsterdam-based artist Marin Bruin are colored with natural food dyes:

I won't say they're to dye for, even though I want to. Oops. I just did. Terrible puns aside, they'd be great for the color enthusiast / designer / foodie in your life (and everyone has one of those, right?).

Monday, October 1, 2012

La Fabbrica del Vapore

I've had this little factory humidifier, designed by Giulio Iacchetti, on my wish list for years. Now that Tony and I are in a new place with radiators, I can indulge myself this winter and not feel like a dried out husk of a human every morning: 

For purchase from Italy here, and for more in this series of non-electric, radiator-powered humidifiers, see here.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Liquid Rainbow by Edwin Deen

Let's ease into Monday, shall we? At 2 pm, ahem, but never mind that. I love this Liquid Rainbow installation in Amsterdam by Dutch artist Edwin Deen and wish I could be mesmerized by it in person:

But instead it's back to work. At least our work is very colorful! Thanks to Huh.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Icicle by Thomas Pedersen

I was instantly taken with this series of tables called Icicle, designed by Thomas Pedersen and made in Denmark:
Surfboard coffee table
Icicle round table
Icicle triangle table

They're available through Mj√∂lk, a Toronto shop that consistently serves up housewares and furniture with a pared down, elegant aesthetic. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Tout Est Mieux Avec Des Rayures

This tea towel speaks the truth: everything is better with stripes!

(I happen to think everything is better in French, too.) Check out more textiles designed and hand-printed by Studiopatró in San Francisco.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Silk Ombre Blouses by Meg + Milo

Megan Whitson of Meg + Milo sews and dye-paints each of these breezy, colorful silk blouses by hand in Atlanta:

They look perfect for the warm weather in Hotlanta. There are more color and style choices in Megan's shop and truth be told, I want them all.