Laurie Melia Ceramics

yes those are what you think they are. Australian Laurie Melia’s ceramics are so popular that in the two minutes it took me to open her Etsy shop and browse through some of her latest wares – they sold out. Laurie is very active on Instagram, and she announces when she’ll be…

Tactile Matter

Tactile Matter is collection of stoneware ceramics by LA based illustrator Kenesha Sneed. you should watch this video about her work, it will make you want to make something with your hands asap. she’s influenced by “her desert and coastal roots of Southern California”. i love her colourful collaboration with…

Eugenia Zoloto’s Papercuts

papercut art is nothing new, but i’m so impressed by the size & intricacy of these pieces by Ukrainian artist Eugenia Zoloto – and they’re all cut by hand. she says of her art… Many years ago, when I was a little girl, my parents took me to every possible hobby…

Old Crafts Find New Hands

i found this interesting article about the American Craft scene in a 1966 copy of LIFE magazine that i feel could have been written today… The whole movement runs startlingly counter to the drift of our times. Working with the simplest of tools (no electronics), using the oldest materials (no…

Nido Kids

there’s nothing cuter than a kiddo wearing a hand-knitted jersey, especially if it’s been made by someone special like mom or granny. if you don’t have any knitters in the family perhaps check out the new nido kids AW16 range. see my previous posts about nido here.

Beklina Giveaway!

Beklina is one of those rad shops that you can tell is just filled with things that the owners really love. this is the kind of shop i would want to run, if ever i went down that road, featuring all manner of clothes and objects and nice things. and, lucky for you, today we’re hosting an awesome giveaway… You could win a $250 voucher to shop at Beklina! HOW TO ENTER…

Pins by Marianne Batlle

i’ve been marvelling at these beaded pins by French artist Marianne Batlle, not just because of how painstakingly detailed they are – but also the fact that you can actually recognise all the famous characters. how many can you identify?

Über den Wolken

i first visited Barcelona on vacation back in 2007 – pre-social media days. i was so excited by what a cool city it was, but also overwhelmed because i didn’t know how to tap into and find the real coolness of the city beyond the touristy stuff. there was no twitter…

Pampa

i have been receiving Pampa’s newsletter for the better part of a year, but am yet to blog about them – time to remedy that! Pampa was co-founded by photographers Victoria Aguirre from Argentina and Carl Wilson from Australia, who source handwoven products directly from the hands of indigenous Argentinian weavers. Every year we explore some of…

Kate Miss FW15

i have been following Kate Miss online, in some form, since forever ever. back in the day i got to know her through her old blog For Me, For You and she felt like a kindred spirit in a sea of lifestyle blogs – both of our day jobs are as graphic designers,…

Telar by Nido

it’s been a while since i shared something from Nido, the wonderful Argentinian based knitwear brand that makes handwoven accessories from naturally dyed wool. they have just launched a new project called Telar – branching out into artisan textiles that are handmade using a weaving loom, in the traditional Argentinian style. The…

Mignonne Handmade

i got unexpectedly caught up in a serious wedding frenzy when we got married, something i wasn’t anticipating. the excitement can turn even the most blasé and un-girly girl into a sudden pinterest addict. don’t get me wrong, it was fun. i look back fondly on my wedding induced madness.

Jane Heng

Jane Heng is an Australian designer who splits her time between Melbourne and her country of heritage Cambodia, where she works closely with artisans and fair trade partner workshops to create fine jewellery, silk and ceramic pieces. i looooooooooove these little ceramic stacking vases, perfect for holding single blooms AND your…

Jo Waterhouse

Jo Waterhouse is a designer from the UK who specialises in hand-printed textiles, homewares and fine art prints. you can buy her awesome things at her online shop, but you can also find her goods at Family Tree in London for the next 2 months leading up to Christmas. so…

Ali Gibbons

Ali Gibbons is a painter & ceramicist based in North Carolina who makes a variety of wonderful things that you can buy at her online shop Line Line Co. she started LLCo as an outlet for her constant stream of ceramic & textile work, after quitting her 9-5 job in Chicago. she also does these awesome pet…