Friday, May 30, 2008

a breezy kind of chic

Kaliber is fashion designer based in Berlin, Germany, and all her pieces exude a vibe that is relaxed yet chic. I especially like the interesting shape of the circular shoulder bag, of which you can find in various fabrics and colours.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

tasty treats

As the title of the blog suggests, I'm very much into hunting down finds that would be a feast for the eyes, but am also particularly partial when they are food-related. Like the accessories crafted by
CoXLiNeTTe, who hails from France and uses polymer clay to replicate various colourful confectionaries, such as french macaroons for handphone accessories (left), and swirly candy for earrings and others (right).

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

delicious doodles

After the brief hiatus - I'm back once again and recharged, to give you continued updates on fab shopping finds! And today, I chanced upon the minimalist but darling drawings of
Bailey Doesn't Bark. She combines her illustrations with useful products, particularly by hand-painting a wide range of kitchenware.

Clockwise from top left: (1) Original Series Bird and Lines Plate; (2) Branches and Flowers Tea Cup; (3) Black Bird on Tree Branch Cup and Saucer; (4) The Tea Bag String and the Tea Spoon Large Cup and Sauce.

Friday, May 23, 2008

cake boxes, quite literally

Don't these just look utterly delectable? These realistic looking cakes from Shirley's Workshop are actually boxes that have been cleverly redecorated with felt to look just like a cake that has just come right out of the bakery. Her creations can be purchased at her etsy store, but more pictures of her other designs can be found at her Flickr page

Clockwise from top left: (1) Strawberry Felt Cake (Paper Box); (2) Strawberry Rose Felt Cake (music box); (3) Felt Fruity Cake (Music Box) and (4) Felt Mango Cake (music box).

Thursday, May 22, 2008

miniature pets

I have absolutely zero skills in the crotchet department but I was drawn to the cute finished products by June Gilbank on her Flickr account. If you enjoy crotchet and are constantly on the lookout for new patterns, then check out Planet June. There is a wide range of cute animal crotchet patterns available, with a focus on an extensive collection of specific dog breeds. 

Left: Fuzzy Guinea Pig; Right: Jack Russell Terrier AmiDog

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

pastels and petals

For the bag lover in all of us, My Studio is definitely worth checking out. Stocked with handmade totes, clutches, pouches and more, the items are made from pretty pastel fabrics, with predominant themes of florals, bird motifs, and japanese inspiration.

Top row: (1) Pure Wool Clutch with Hand Embroidered Swirls and (2) Simple Japanese Cherry Blossom Clutch.
Bottom row: (1) Shopping Bag in Moss Green Corduroy and Nature Scene; (2) Linen And Felt Birdie Applique Pouch.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

funky tea towels

Just by owning some of these tea towels which have such attractive motifs printed on, even the dreariest kitchen chores will become fun!

Top row: (1) Dancing blue elephants kitchen towel by Pata Pri; (2) Red French Press Kitchen Towel Set by Moxie Madness.
Middle row: (1) Springtime - Tea Towel by Alison Tauber; (2) Set of Four Screen-printed Dish Towels with Red Poppies by Michelle Brusegaard.
Bottom row: (1) Twiggy organic dark brown cotton kitchen towel from Nut Nut Goods; (2) Paper Doll tea towel by Annabel Waterman.

Monday, May 19, 2008

get feisty

Feisty Elle is an accessories haven with affordably-priced brooches, pins, hair clips and badges. All the items found are made by the talented owner herself, Leslie. The designs are oh so feminine, and often feature flowers, buttons and even pinwheels! 

Clockwise from top left: (1) Black red pinwheel hairclip & brooch; (2) Minty Green Hana brooch; (3) Hot pink chibi bobby pin; and (4) Green mushroom badge.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Use UK

At Use UK, scrap materials are the source of beautifully-designed home and fashion accessories. For example, bags are made with leather cast-offs from the furniture industry, limited edition lampshades made from recycled cardboard, and remnants from salvaged fabric sample books are used to create one-of-a-kind cushion covers. 

Clockwise from left: (1) Gondola bag in cream leather; (2) Cushion set 10; (3) Large clutch bag in cream and black textured leather and (4) Iris lamp shade.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

for the kid in us

My attention was quickly captured by the whimsical subject matter of Linokids' illustrations. Sandy, the artist behind the works, is a graphic designer and illustrator who also offers her services for custom work. Her etsy site is still rather new, but you can find more of her work at her website as well.

Her prints, clockwise from left: (1) Afternoon Tea; (2); Cats and dogs; (3) Cupcakes; (4) Kites.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

dresses and buttons

Eleanor Rot has great dresses that would make any fashionista look effortlessly chic: they are simple yet well-cut. She has also a variety of bags and scarves in store, and a wide range of fabric brooches made from various one-of a kind fabrics folded and pleated into the shape of a flower.

Clockwise from left: (1) Dress // Kleid; (2) Flowerbutton // Blumenanstecker; (3) Red Dress and (4) Scarf with flowerbutton.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

closet bibliophiles

If you love books, and derive some indescribable delight from dutifully organising and cataloguing your collection, then certainly bookplates are right up your alley. A variety of shops offer personalised book plates such as those listed here, and coupled with the fact that it comes in vintage-y goodness, it's every bibliophile's dream come true. 

Clockwise from left: (1) Family Dinnertime from Silly Goose Creations; (2) Children's Bookplates from Lark; (3) Vintage Night Owl Personalized Bookplates by Oiseaux and (4) Hello Dear by the Paper Princess.

Monday, May 12, 2008

it's a zoo out there

There's a lot of cuteness to be found at Nut and Bee, the brainchild of New Zealand-based artist Annette Lauder. There's a satisfyingly extensive range of stationery to be found, such as notepads, lettersets, stickers and write-on labels. Her animal characters are endearing and some of the designs are so cute that I actually laughed out loud (see the teddy bear skins on the laundry line!). You can also get all her characters as art prints, which I think is a great bonus if you would like to frame them up for keeping. 

Clockwise from left: (1) Sweet Mix A Stickers; (2) Bear Suit Wash Day Notepad; (3) Jingly Jangly Letterset; and (4) Milkshake Cafe Letterset.