Friday, October 31, 2008

a fresh serenity

Professional photographer Jennifer of Jennifer Squires Productions recently emailed me about her new range photographs taken in Greece. I like how she manages to capture the unique architectural landscape of Greece in a soft, romantic light. Her website and etsy shop here.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

my kingdom for a bag

Fashion and photography do go hand in hand, as Oh So Retro does with great effect. And oh for these bags that are my current faves, the Isobelle Shaped Purse in Celery Green Damask (above-most) and the Yellow Confetti Pleated Wristlet and Card Case Set (just above).

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

sunshine on my window

Gotta love the cheeriness of the whimsical works of Jasna. Her shop is overflowing with so many creative fabric-made items to brighten up your home, from album covers to garlands, mobiles, bibs, bags and more.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

a nerdy kind of love

If you are as attached to your laptop as I am to mine, then you will certainly love these Macbook Envelopes from Fernfiddlehead. Carry around your precious laptop in pride, knowing that they are safely tucked away in their pretty padded cases.

Monday, October 27, 2008

ceramic sentiments

It's a lovely public holiday today, which makes me rather relaxed and kind of vacation-y. What better way to relax than feasting your eyes upon these handpainted and kiln-fired ceramic creations by Say Your Piece? These miniature dishes would make a lovely decoration piece, or if you can bear to, as soap dishes. (It will certainly entice you to wash your hands with soap a lot more!)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

utter gorgeousness

Has it been a week since I last blogged? I've been so swarmed with work (and still am) but upon seeing the email from Emma Gordon about her latest autumn/winter collection I just had to throw work aside and tell you about it. I love her choice of colours and fabrics, and the little touches added to make her bags stand out. I've seen some of her bags in real life and they are as pretty as they look! Oh, and she's having a 20% winter sale and free worldwide shipping. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

tingling fingers

Looking at the detail of these, I initially thought they were cuff bracelets/bangles but then I realised they were actually rings! And each tiny acrylic ring has its amazing level of detail by a process of stamping with waterproof ink. By
Dillon Designs

Clockwise from top left: (1) Robot Love; (2) Lovebird; (3) Gossiping Birds and (4) Wheat Field

Monday, October 13, 2008

a joyful mix

I'll try letting the pictures speak for themselves. Cuteness overload! You check out a whole lot more at the Karaku Store (in yen) and Karaku on Etsy (USD).

Clockwise from top left: (1) 365pcs Japanese Style Stamps; (2) Japanese Mamehanko - Stamp Set; (3) ToyCute Shop - Japanese fabric; and (4) Petit Collection - Super Girl Stamp

Friday, October 10, 2008

wearing your heart around your neck

Who knew acrylic jewellery could be this fun? Finest Imaginary has the cutest jewellery designs like the Grr Arg Monster acrylic Necklace above and Teapot Heart necklace below.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

delicious dreams

I was immediately drawn to the colour palette and whimsical nature of the stationery and felt wallets from Your Wish Cake. And they are currently having an October promotion too, with a free gift with every purchase of 2 items this month.

Clockwise from left: (1) felt wallet with double circles, burgandy and gray; (2) all you need, quotation notebook; (3) felt wallet with double circles, green and yellow; and (4) leafy magnets.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

cuteness in small packages

Wunderkind has all these unique ornaments and toys with a Japanese flavour that really sets it apart. A special range is their Keshi ornaments, which are handpainted, wood miniatures (top row, right and bottom row, left). There are also adorable wooden magnets like the Matryoshka Bear (top left) that comes with its own decorated tin. Oh, and a wooden jumping jack bunny! (bottom right). 

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

shiny happy creatures

Regular blogging resumes!

Love these pieces from Tummyache by Julie Knoblock. I am enticed by the earthy tones, the quirky statements and the way her strokes seem to flow and ebb. Top-most: You have all the Treasure; and just above: Happiness (pink).

Monday, October 6, 2008

post vacation laziness

Know the feeling after a nice little vacay in which you did absolutely nothing and just chilled? Yes, you don't really feel like getting back into the normal swing of things right away, like I'm feeling now. But I promise to get right back to normal blogging real soon! As soon as I erm, laze around just a bit more. 

Thursday, October 2, 2008

do not offend your food

How adorable are these angry-looking food items from
Bittersweet Friends? It's as though they are offended that they are labelled as 'cute', but their expressions only serve to make them even more appealing. Have an angry food yourself, with a choice of it as a brooch, magnet or keychain.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

a little french flair

Mademoiselle G has some fantastic prints of her pen and ink drawings of aristocratic ladies and gentlemen. They are beautifully done with just the right amount of quirkiness and reminds me of the days of the french revolution. 

She also has several halloween themed drawings in store, like the postcard below.