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Morning Calm

i’m sitting here, early morning in cape town, with my cup of coffee… and a face mask on. i love this time of day. most people are still sleeping and i feel like i have a secret few hours to just sit in the quiet and do whatever i want. hence the face mask, everyone does their weird personal rituals when they find themselves alone, right? think secret single behaviour.

so i came upon natural skincare range Morning Calm on just such a morning, and in light of my recent skin post i thought i’d continue sharing sweet beauty finds like this. handmade by creator Hwasoon Kim, who is from Korea but now based in Florida, the range was born from the need to care for her own sensitive skin.

I have struggled for a long time to find the right skin care products for myself and for my mom. Because we both have very sensitive combination skin, and are allergic to many synthetic ingredients. After going through many different natural cosmetic books, aromatherapy books, and Asian traditional herbal care books, I started experimenting with lotions, toners, cleansing oils, lip balms, nourishing creams and so many other things alone. One year self-taught, researching and experimenting, then I finished several expert courses in cosmetic and soap making in Korea.

she makes soaps, cleansing oils, lip balms, natural deodorant – all with homegrown herbs, Korean clays, and local organic products. you can buy online at her website or etsy store. i love her sweet, simple packaging.

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Blush

Blush is a fashion brand by Tel Aviv based Sheryll Raz Gold that sells wonderfully simple, single colour garmets on Etsy. her dresses and tops come in a range of hues, from blush to black to blue to yellow to red – the kind of clothes that i would buy one piece of in every colour.

Blush // Miss Moss

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Zoé G Kocsis

i came upon the clothing of Zoé G Kocsis on Etsy, a Montreal based fashion designer & student who makes comfortable outfits that are defined by “simplicity, softness & durability”, made from natural materials like wool, linen & cotton. her small shopable collection is called week-end.

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Bird of Paradise

Lilian of online shop BFGF (boyfrengirlfren) shared this amazing collaboration with me that she did with Mary Eleanor Wallace, the owner of Chicago based shop Tusk. the photos were shot by Lillian and her husband Daniel, who are collaborating on some interesting projects under the name Ola Onda. says Lilian,

Tusk is a curated shop based in Chicago selling vintage and handmade items. They have been featured in Elle US and Daily Candy. BFGF is a small online shop that I stock using new, recycled and self created material. For this project Mary Eleanor Wallace the owner of Tusk mailed me vintage clothing and fabric with great patterns to rework into one of a kind tops.

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Gift Guide No.3

i traversed the deep, dark corners of Etsy to find some cool gift ideas for you. it’s one of the few places that i regularly purchase from as an international buyer. talking directly to the shop owner is convenient, and you can sometimes ask them to leave the price off the package to avoid customs charges (sneaky tip). this is of course only a drop in the ocean of what’s available, they have some pretty cool gift guides themselves, so it’s a nice place to do holiday shopping. support the little guy!

Gift Guide No.3

Helmut Desklamp
by Studio Moss

Gift Guide No.3

Tea Towel
by Milkhaus Design

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Leather clutch
by Gift Shop Brooklyn

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Cat Plates
by Chie Miyazaki

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Prints
by Rachel Levit

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Horseshoes notebook
by Nightjar Books

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Leather backpack
by Marvellous Stationery

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Stripey Raglan
by babyDEGEN

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Sash Cord Basket
by Citizen London

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Seasons Teaspoon set
at bailey doesn’t bark

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Pangolin Planter
by maykeMe

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Denim Rucksack
by Thisispaper Shop

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Faceted Heart Studs
by Clara Cho

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Porcelain necklace
by Porcelain and Stone

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Berry Branch Ring
by Made by Maru

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2014 Seasons calendar
by dozi

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Marble Cutting Board
by oelwein

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Red Monsters
by Marion Barraud

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Art Prints
by Clap Clap

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Ceramic Whoopee Cushion
by Brett Kern

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Cat Scarf
by Gracie Chai

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Cat Ring
by datter

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Mountains Ring
by Tiny Armour

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Porcelain Plates 
by Montreal BOBO

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2104 Recipes Calendar
by Clap Clap

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Architectural Sculptures
by Chisel and Mouse

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Melons Print 
by Plant Planet

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Nice Things No.18

Miss Moss // Nice Things No 18

1. marble print bag by hokoda
2. bloggers love cats calender
3. custom pet portraits by Faye Moorhouse
4. pastel tassel necklace by DDSLL Girls
5. knitted baby mobile by Patricija
6. nani iro japanese woodblock fabric
7. yellow sailor top
8. jewellery by cursive design (note the cat!)
9. falling arrows wrapping paper
10. rope statement necklace bynasukka
11. cleopatra braided rope necklace
12. brown leather bag by stella and lori
13. personalised leather bracelet by chelsey adams
14. cedarwood beard oil by the hello shop

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Egretta Garzetta

i must confess that underwear is pretty much at the bottom of my list of priorities when it comes to clothes shopping. big purchases are reserved for shoes, leather goods… maybe the occasional fancy dress. but undies, those come in packs of 5 and usually cost me less than a take-away dinner. but i still like the idea of fancy underwear. there’s also something incredibly cool about knowing your underwear is handmade (as if you’re a French aristocrat lazing about at Versailles all day). that’s where Egretta Garzetta comes in. affordable handmade lingerie, bras and panties made in Riga, Latvia.

Egretta Garzetta offers you the comfort and quality of handmade underwear. Every item in my shop is created from carefully selected materials and designed to gently fit the sensitive parts of your body. This lingerie is created by female hands for female needs – with a wish to make you feel beautiful and as comfortable as you can. Here you will find light and soft pieces, reminding the fluff of a dandelion, pieces as expressive and colorful as a tropical butterfly, pieces to match an active lifestyle… and a lot more!










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Nice Things No.15

here are 15 nice things for Nice Things No.15 – it’s an Etsy edition!

porcelain jewellery by Loumi:

the daschund league tote bag by giulia sagramola:

moonstone deco silver ring by Datter:

Rest print by Jon Duenas:

lost landscape dress by A Part of Me:

Faux Taxidermy bison head:

i feel great banner by Jimmy Marble:

hand-stitched grey leather tote by Artemis Leatherware:

february’s flowers by Rebekka Seale:

pendleton tote by Arc of Diver:

abstract prints by AMMIKI:

wooden coffee scoop by Brighton Exchange:

triangles tray by oelwein:

thank you card set by Harry Diaz:

crystal bar ring by upper metal class:

and, you’re right, Paris IS always a good idea. poster by Field Trip:

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Curious Creatures Giveaway

if you’re on the lookout for something special for a friend, sister, mom, girlfriend (or you simply wish to treat yo self) then you’ll be wanting to be entering this giveaway from Curious Creatures. shop owner Larissa makes “curious handmade things” like beautiful necklaces, bracelets, earrings and even hand dyed silk scarves. she’s also been working on some hand dyed silk tees which i hope to see in her shop soon…

so, you stand a chance to win a $40 gift voucher to buy anything you desire from Curious Creatures. to enter [1] have a browse around the shop and leave a comment telling me what your favourite thing is + [2] like Curious Creatures on Facebook.

Larissa is also offering a 10% discount on all items till 31 December, just use the code missmoss10 at checkout.

the giveaway is open to all readers worldwide, but your package might be subject to your country’s import duties & taxes. giveaway closes Monday 17 December, winner will be drawn at random. if you’re already a fan of Curious Creatures on Facebook you are still eligible to win.