Monday, August 31, 2009

Lovely Linens

Loving these screen-printed cotton tiles from textile designer Karen Barbé of Santiago, Chile. Karen sews these beautifully patterned tiles together to create gorgeous pillows, quilts and duvet covers. Her color story - muted browns, pinks and blues - is incredibly calming. See more of Karen's work here .


Friday, August 28, 2009


I'm charmed by the work of artist and designer Blair Lambert who creates lovely handmade cards of original illustrations through Bestiary Ink. These sweet treats, like the playful cat and mouse note card sets, can be purchased through Blair's Etsy page.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Polaroid Love

There's nothing like the look and feel of a classic Polaroid photograph. So when I was told about the work of Brooklyn photographer, Matt Schwartz, who uses Polaroid transfers to create prints described as "walking into a memory," of course, I was instantly intrigued. Matt's work, featured through She Hit Pause Studios, has a vintage, nostalgic feel that makes me think of a simpler time. You can purchase Matt's Polaroids on his website or on Etsy.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Steampunk Style

Since I've been on hiatus for several months now preparing for the arrival of my baby, I thought it was only fitting to make my first post back about these gorgeous steamer trunks from Restoration Hardware. My favorite, the Mayfair Steamer Chest, is handmade of distressed vintage cigar leather and has over 3,000 hand-hammered brass nailheads. These masculine yet romantic beauties evoke the grandeur of a different era, one that I so long for (sigh)...