Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I'm taking the day off.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

She Hit Pause Studios

She Hit Pause Studios' watercolor transfer images have certainly made me pause and take note. Photographer, Matt Schwartz, takes Polaroid images and then transfers them to watercolor paper. The affect is a ghostly, ethereal image with a grainy quality and softly muted colors.

Schwartz's subjects are often women who are friends of people who have purchased his work. The result is a body of work that's alluring and sexy -- sometimes a little innocently so. Other images from She Hit Pause Studios are nostalgic scenes from Coney Island, a gumball machine, a typewriter and roller skates, to name a few.

She Hit Pause Studios was recently featured in Nylon Magazine, has been featured in Daily Candy and select work from the collection was also previously sold in Anthropologie.

Monday, May 25, 2009

The Natural Home

Recycled Wooden Sign by William Dohman

This wooden sign by William Dohman Design & Photography was cut from recycled plywood and has been painted and sanded to give it an aged look. I really need a sign like this in my home. So often, like many of you, I'm sure, I forget to breathe deeply. One deep breath can bring so much comfort and clarity.

Dohman's shop also includes exotic photos taken on his travels. Hurry there to take advantage of his promotion -- every order more than $25 gets a complimentary 4x6 photo.

Green Briar's moss terrariums are stunning little worlds under glass that will bring a microcosm of nature into your home, brightening any room. Mom's Kitchen Moss Terrarium mimics the growth on the forest floor, but the greenery is taken from a moss farm, so as to not disturb the ecosystem. Stop by the colorful, cheerful Green Briar shop and discover a variety of whimiscal little worlds.

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Hand Made, Eco-Friendly Kitchen

Le Petit Travel Set- Eco Bags by Evelyn Fields

Evelyn Fields has offered a 10% discount especially for suGar,Honey,bAby,doll readers. Just mention this blog post at checkout.

Evelyn Fields' eco bags are made with 100 percent unbleached cotton, so they're good for the environment and they are good for you. Doing your part to reduce waste is super stylish with these apple and pear adorned sacks in tow. And by reducing the amount of plastic bags you use, they can help to save you money.

Les Scraps La Fleur Fabric Posy magnet set from Tracy B. Designs

These fabric remnant, round posy magnets by Tracy B. Designs are a pretty and functional solution to reducing sewing-room waste. Tracy B. has treated the petals with fabric stiffener, making them durable, and the backs are strengthened with cardboard. What a cute way to hang little Susie's artwork, or the grocery list, to the refrigerator door.

I'm a sucker for letterpress, especially if it's functional. These cards and dividers made by One Canoe Two began as a hand-drawn sketch and were then made into letterpress plates. How cool and talented is that? The cardstock is recycled French paper and is heavy-duty thick. One Canoe Two also makes cards, journals and calenders.

Well, folks, that's it for my week of blogging. Will be back Monday to share more fun finds.
Zoey V.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Repurposed Vintage

How cool is this vintage suitcase medicine cabinet by Vanity Case? Not only is it a super stylish conversation piece, it's also functional with shelves, drawers, interior lights and an accordion mirror. The world map adds a little something extra special, and me thinks I spy hooks for jewelry, too. This vanity was made by Jean Barberis just for his world-traveling friend. But those of you who must have one of your own, don't despair. Jean does custom designs. And if you live in New York City, he'll deliver and install it at no extra cost.

Here's a little eye candy from Metropolitan Home Magazine.

So now, how about some link sharing?
* Make a lighted jewelry organizer board.
* Ten inexpensive ways to dress up your home.
* Make a starburst mirror.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Heavenly Products from Bliss in a Teacup

Embroidery Hoop Chalkboard -- Bow Edition

Good morning, friends. My must-see Etsy shop of the day is pure bliss -- Bliss in a Teacup -- that is. The shop offers, among other things, several takes on the household chalkboard, including embroidery hoop slates with painted silhouettes. The photographic styling is pure down-home comfort.

Inspiration Hoop

Bliss's thrifted fabric covered, 10" embroidery hoop is a romantic, portable and lightweight take on the cork board. I just love this idea. You can glue notes and inspirational papers to it. I think that when hung on the wall, it would even make a great earring or necklace display.

If you like the shop, you'll like the Bliss in a Teacup blog, which I am now a fan of as well.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Natural Beauties: Jewelry and Art

Good golly I'm excited to share these two items with you all today. I am beyond enamored by these bangles wrapped in exotic chocolate-, tan- and rust-colored fabrics. The materials are hand-pained silk Batik, a traditional Indonesian fabric, as well as taffeta and silk sateen.

Since the artist, K.Sommers, labored over these lovelies (she hand tied knots and sewed on beads) I'd say the price of these babies is a steal. Check out her blog, her Etsy shop, Popnicute, or visit the sister Popnicute shop at Art Fire.

The moment I saw the ethereal works of Lauren M. Wong I knew I had to post about them. All of her drawings are one-of-a-kind originals, making them far more valuable than prints. Her insect series stems from a fascination with the creatures. The drawings are done on archival paper in ink, watercolor and pencil and have a vector-based pattern background.

I think these images would make a lovely motif in a sun room or study, and they really capture the essence of the summer months. Insect Study No. 11 is now on sale, so hurry to the shop and snatch it up before it's too late.