sarah appleton : micro pull through earrings

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


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

Available from Portland’s Alder & Co.

iris apfel : the doc

Posted: February 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, art, design, new york city | No Comments »


If you haven’t yet, watch the documentary on Iris Apfel, which I keep revisiting in my mind.

She is a charming, wonderful woman to be around and I found her uniquely inspiring.

(*photo via Vogue)

cindy sherman : for louis vuitton

Posted: November 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, art, things, travel | No Comments »



I was surprised and intrigued to see artist Cindy Sherman’s creation for Louis Vuitton’s Iconoclasts series, in celebration of the brand’s 160th anniversary. She created the Studio in a Trunk featuring drawers, a folding stool and adorned with vintage hotel labels — as well as a Camera Messenger bag.

Fitted with a luxurious vanity case, a Camera Messenger bag and a total of 31 drawers (to accommodate treasures large and small), the trunk’s interior dazzles with hues borrowed from the plumage of Mister Frida, the artist’s pet macaw. The Studio in a Trunk is produced in a limited edition of 25.



(*via Lonny)


very french gangsters : hair clips & eyewear

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, design, kids | No Comments »

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November is here and Paper Tastebuds is making a comeback! Slow and steady but I’ll be returning to the blog for more fun content this month after a couple months of being in a new-baby-bubble. I’m kicking it off with some kid stuff, which is sure to make an appearance more often now that its on my radar.

These are some funny and styling hair clips from Very French Gangsters, who specialize in eyewear for kids along with this stand-out accessory.

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fern : tastic

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, design, the earth, things | No Comments »


Dorky jokes aside, I just ordered these fern stamps from the USPS. And came across some other fern-inspired treasures thanks to a post by Shannon of HappinessIs.

Pretty cool fern print jacket by Leslie R Buchanan:


And this sweet embroidered tea towel:


fannypack : clair vivier

Posted: June 26th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, things | No Comments »

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Claire V.’s fannypack (in a range of colors) are pretty yum ($253). Italian leather with lining; dimensions 9” x 6.5” with a 40” strap.

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(*via Oh Joy!)

the wrap life : shop

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


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.






lee coren : printed textiles

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, design, handmade, things | No Comments »


Israeli textile designer, Lee Coren, uses her own screen print designs or photographs to create this line of textiles — scarves and bags mostly. The pieces range from $25-100 and ship from Israel worldwide. New collection coming soon.





(*via Pattern Observer)


crushing on : reality studio

Posted: April 7th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: apparel | No Comments »



Berlin-based clothing and shoes line REALITY STUDIO is really doing it right. Here are photos from their new summer ’14 campaign.

Shop online or in a few shops in NYC, LA, Seattle and Portland.


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janine rewell : for minna parikka

Posted: March 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, design | 1 Comment »


More fun ads! Graphic designer Janine Rewell created these patterned backdrops with matching body paint designs for Minna Parikka’s spring line.

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(*via Grain Edit)