ogilvy : signature wall

Posted: March 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: design, handmade, lettering and fonts, places | No Comments »

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Handpainted signature wall at Ogilvy offices by Graphic Fury. Fantastic!

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sarah appleton : micro pull through earrings

Posted: February 24th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, design, handmade, portland, things | No Comments »

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Simple and beautiful earrings from Sarah Appleton ($275). Handmade in Paris.

Available from Portland’s Alder & Co.


vases with noses : matteo cibic

Posted: February 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: art, handmade, things | Tags: | No Comments »

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Ceramics with personality. Vasonaso by Matteo Cibic.

Available for purchase (approx $185 apiece).

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(*via Yatzer)


ji zhou : civilized landscape

Posted: October 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: art, books, handmade, paper, the earth | No Comments »

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These are images from Beijing native, Ji Zhou’s series titled “Civilized Landscape” created using books, maps and photography to produce these urban and topographical landscapes.

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(*via The Shiny Squirrel)


art we heart : paper plants

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: handmade, home, paper, things | Tags: | No Comments »

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Handmade paper plants by Art We Heart in Los Angeles ($75 ea).

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(*via Design Is Mine / SwissMiss)


tiny tapestries : combed thunder

Posted: August 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: art, design, handmade, portland, things | 1 Comment »

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Natalie Novak is the weaver and designer behind Portland, Oregon-based Combed Thunder. Her Etsy shop shares current available mini-tapestries, all handwoven by her, along with custom commission options. Ready-made weavings range from $75-135.

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daydreams of : boucherouite rugs

Posted: July 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: design, handmade, home | No Comments »

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Boucherouite are a form of rag rug that is most often made in Morocco or other parts of Europe. I love the colors, the organic designs and the total comfy approachability.

These ones featured here came from the following online sources: Beklina, Beldi Rugs, Pink Rug Co. and ShabbyChic.com.

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be brave : make waves

Posted: July 1st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: design, handmade, portland, things | Tags: | No Comments »

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This is one of my favorite Portland-made discoveries. Be Brave Make Waves creates these small kinetic wooden sculpture boxes, that when wound with the handle, show a boat riding on gentle undulating waves. It’s magical. $38 and available from their Etsy shop or in local Portland stores.

Watch the very brief video below showing the sculptural boxes in action:

Make Waves promo video from Matthew Ross on Vimeo.

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the wrap life : shop

Posted: June 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, brooklyn, design, handmade | No Comments »

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I love a beautiful head wrap and these days I’m taken with The Wrap Life — a sweet online shop based out of Brooklyn with various designs and sizes, plus a totally charming Instagram feed (@thewraplife) to follow. Check out the shop — wraps range from $18-$40 each. Order two and get free shipping.

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shipshape : picnic rug & bag

Posted: June 13th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: design, handmade, things | No Comments »

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Upgrade your picnicking game with the Shipshape Picnic Rug. Made from 100% waxed cotton canvas, it’s weatherproof and converts to a sweet little picnic rug or a large bag. Handmade by Kumeko (€179.95).

This is available from the Dutch shop x6lifestyle.com, fun for browsing lots of cool home and life items!

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(*via Notcot)