Monday, June 30, 2008

this is the story of a girl

The cool thing about items featuring drawings of girls, is that you can often find one to your liking because it seems to tell your story. Which is the coolest thing about The Rabbiteur, whose shoes are painted with such fantastical images of girls that there's definitely one that represents you. She also has other designs not of female characters, such as the the retro Rabbit Feet (bottom left) and Little Red Dots (bottom right). Oh and if you can't get enough of her existing designs, she happens to offer customisation too!

Friday, June 27, 2008

it's the little things

It's a breeze infusing your wardrobe with little pieces of french femininity, with these dainty little accessories from 
Melo Supermarket. Products range from hair clips to pocket mirrors, bracelets to pouches - and even cute yet functional pencil rolls!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

mesmerising metal

Clockwise from top left: (1) heart tea strainer; (2) bird measuring spoons; (3) meadow drawing dishes; (4) bird coffee spoon.

These are all available from Beehive Kitchenware. You've got to love their delicate nature of these skillfully soldered pieces. With a kitchen filled with all their products, even the dish washing will be fun!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

little thatched roofs

These miniature houses measure about 3 by 1 1/2 inches on average and are a little crooked to add to their quirkiness. Plus, such creativity stems from making good use of only recycled, upcycled and vintage materials. Found at My Whimsy Creations by Amy Larson.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

prints and such

Decoylab Design Studio combines traditional graphic design, art, illustration, motion graphics and interactive design to create many delightful art posters and other home decor pieces. I like in particular, the clocks that are made out of especially sturdy paper and the lovely patterns that are etched on it. 

From the topmost: (1) Ecoylab 10" Melamine Plate: White; (2) Grow Your Own Poster: Fairy Tale; (3) Wall hanging Clock - Bouquet - Aqua

Monday, June 23, 2008

feed the dog a cushion

Having a striking cushion cover can make all the difference to an otherwise ordinary looking couch or bed and certainly adds to the comfort level! Feed the Dog is a good idea as a stop for limited edition, some one of a kind, cushion covers made from natural fabrics, which are hand-made with techniques using screenprints, lino prints, topstitching and applique.

Clockwise from left: (1) country home-ooak; (2) the sheep are nervous; (3) tease; and (4) trees1.

Friday, June 20, 2008

personalties personified

It's relatively uncommon to see plushies of human beings as opposed to cute animals or food items, and Sweet and Sour Goodies manages to make them as adorable, and possibly even more so! Each plushie comes with a unique getup, and with so many different personalities, there is definitely one that is perfect for the one you have in mind. 

Clockwise from left: (1) Karate; (2) nerd; (3) Ninja; and (4) Dracula

Thursday, June 19, 2008

coo, shoes.

Em and Sprout gives a whole new take on the meaning of cute shoes, quite literally. Simple footwear is embellished with sparkles, fabric and felt to create cute little personalities for your feet. And yes they are for adults! The only trouble is having the guts to wear them out of the house as they are sure to invite looks! Oh and custom orders are accepted too. 

Top: (1) Lady bug mary janes ; (2) Sparkly strawberry shoes

Above: (3) Panda Shoes (unisex); (4) Gloomy bear mary jane shoes

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

pod it


While lighting appliances may tend to be overlooked as being less important in decorating, a truly discerning decorator will know the beauty and value of picking out a signature piece of lighting. At Niche Modern, one can find hand blown glass light pendants, and no two are exactly the same. They are available in various shapes depending on the theme of your place, and also come in attractive and modern translucent hues. While the prices may be a little steep, it's only to be expected for such futuristic yet hand made glass items.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

fly away

Jaime Zollars' painting is reminiscent  of fairy tales and nursery rhymes, with the bold palette of colours and fantastical imagery. You can find her work in a variety of print sizes and silkscreen pieces or if you like, they are available as greeting cards too. 

Top row from left: (1) Bear hunt mini print; (2) Homecoming Silk Screen
Bottom row from left: (1) 99 English Proverbs large print; (3) Holiday Card (single)

Monday, June 16, 2008

what a day for a daydream

What a day for a daydream
What a day for a daydreamin' boy
And I'm lost in a daydream
Dreamin' bout my bundle of joy

And even if time ain't really on my side
It's one of those days for takin' a walk outside
I'm blowin' the day to take a walk in the sun
And fall on my face on somebody's new-mowed lawn

Top Row: (1)
Picnic'ng; (2) Kite filled sky; (3) Fairy Tale
Middle Row: (1)
wham:a different corner; (2) Tap till you're tuckered; (3) untitled
Last Row: (1)
untitled; (2) kim cathers; (3) Andar sin destino

Thursday, June 12, 2008

fabric fun

Hollabee is stocked with hand printed fabrics that are patterned with original illustrations. The fact that they are handmade means that your finished product will indeed be almost one of a kind. Also, if you are the type who would like a tasting of various designs, can't make up your mind, or simply require smaller pieces of fabric for your sewing project, smaller pieces are available as are mix fabric packs that contain fixed designs in smaller sizes. 

Clockwise from top left: (1) Chocolate Floating (2) Olive Clay Bricks; (3) Swirl in Dusty Pink; (4) Chocolate Autumn Leaves.