Monday 28 February 2011

Sweet Pea in Purple by Kim Westad

Super cute hand-thrown porcelain vessel accented with a pebble inspired surface design in white. The pebble design is comprised of individually applied slip dots that are slightly raised above the surface. This gives the exterior a nice, tactile quality and interesting visual texture. The exterior of the vessel is unglazed, while the interior is covered in purple for a nice pop of color. This little guy would make a nice addition to any display and pairs easily with other pieces – especially other Sweet Peas!

Sunday 27 February 2011

Clock9 by Mike Reynolds

Clock9 like the rest of it's siblings, is a unique one-off piece. Each clock in this line is inspired by the inherent beauty and individual characteristics of found materials and are handmade in Jamestown, New York. Clock9 is constructed of an old painted board, plywood, metal hands and a battery powered quartz movement. It is just under 11" by 11" and 3 1/2" deep. A clear poly top coat has been applied for added durability.

Saturday 26 February 2011

Geometric Triangle Necklace by a spoonful of mint

A beautiful and unusual necklace made from mdf. Hand painted with water based paint and then sealed with water based varnish. Size: 2 x 1.6" / 5.5 x 4cm on a 20" / 50cm matte black chain with a lobster clasp. Wow!

Friday 25 February 2011

Leo Hand Screen Printed Card by Lil Sonny Sky

Leo card is an original hand screen printed single colour (yellow ochre) single fold card, with patterned paper dicky bow added! Each card is hand squeegied with quality acrylic, card and elbow grease and each one has a tiny imperfection to make it unique! The card size is 125mm square and comes with a wedgwood blue envelope envelope. Leo card will arrive at your door in a re-sealable cellophane sleeve and sturdy cardboard envelope.

Thursday 24 February 2011

Ursa Major by Playing With Paper

Ursa Major, an articulated paper doll set with background. These are printed from Jenni Phillips' original illustrations. Each set is handcut and assembled and comes complete with sliding glacier background. Background measures 8" x 10". Printed on double layered 110lb card stock. Beautiful!

Wednesday 23 February 2011

The Grit – Handmade, Unscented Gritty Soap by Rocky Top Soap Shop

The Grit. The name seems to say it all. This soap is loaded with organic cornmeal and coffee grounds to provide rigorous scrubbing power. Fuller's earth clay and activated charcoal have both been added to help remove excess oils and other contaminants from hard working hands. Hemp oil and organic apple cider vinegar help to rehydrate tough, calloused skin and act as a skin toner and antiseptic. Each bar weighs between 4.5 and 5 ounces.

Tuesday 22 February 2011

Chicken Feet Booties by The Miniature Knit Shop

Cock-a-doodle-do…you may have seen these on Etsy today – they made me smile, so I couldn't resist featuring them too. Turn your baby into a chicken with these lambswool booties! The perfect gift for all new babies, to fit size 3-9 months (please contact me for larger sizes). Handmade using 100% Lambswool, making it super soft on babies skin. Handwash in warm water and air dry. Bok bok!

Monday 21 February 2011

Letters Form Words by Trudee Hill @ Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery

Beautifully simple yet stylish and innovative. These alphabet rings in are made from sterling silver. Each ring measures approximately 0.85 x 1.5". Sold separately. Create your own custom word.

Sunday 20 February 2011

Handmade Stitched Heart by Georgica Designs

Guaranteed to brighten up any dull wall – this fun handmade stitched heart will do the trick! Lots of bright colour blocks framed within a 3" wooden embroidery hoop and ready to hang. These little hearts are stitched to order with a 2 week turn-around time. Fantastic!

Saturday 19 February 2011

Morning Chairs by Leah Giberson

This is an archival giclee print of an original painting completed in 2008. Original was painted with acrylic on top of a cut up digital photograph, canvas and wood. These prints are available in a limited edition of 100. Produced with high quality archival pigment based inks on a beautiful 308gsm Hahnemuhle German Photo Rag paper with a white border for framing. Printed image measures approximately 7"x 7" on 8.5"x11" paper. Signed, numbered and dated.

Friday 18 February 2011

Lampwork Talisman Lentil Pendant Focal Bead by Mylampworkgarden

A fantastic lentil shape lampwork talisman focal pendant bead with slightly raised designed pattern on ivory surface, made with ivory and green moretti glass. The bead measures approx. 22 x 15 mm (thick) with a 1/16" hole. All beautifully handmade by Mylampworkgarden in their home studio. Every bead is properly kiln annealed overnight for long lasting durability and then carefully cleaned and inspected. Stunning!

Thursday 17 February 2011

Tetrad Bamboo Shelving (10 Block Set) by Brave Space Design

This amazing Tetrad Shelving uses Tetris-inspired shapes to create sustainable, modular shelving for your home or office. The combination of the Amber and Blonde Bamboo will provide your work or live space with warm tones and a playful style. The smooth surface is treated with an organic herbal oil. Can be reconfigured into many different shapes, with or without holes. Dimensions for 10 Block Set: 72"H x 45"W x 9". Materials: Amber & Natural Bamboo Ply with linseed oil finish.

Wednesday 16 February 2011

Bird Hair by heatherfuture

This painting is a self portrait by the incredibly talented Heather Buchanan, with little birds peeking out of her hair. Originally done with acrylic on canvas. Precious! From an original painting, printed on beautiful Matte Epson paper using archival pigment-based inks. The paper measures 8x10 and print measures about 6.5"x9". Wow!

Tuesday 15 February 2011

Succulents by abbytrysagain

A beautiful and vivid aqua shot of succulents (are they sempervivum? Not sure…) This is a 5"x7" print on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper with a matte finish and a small white border. It will come wrapped and nestled safely in a recycled cardboard mailer. No photoshoppery involved in altering the fantastic colours..

Monday 14 February 2011

Papercut Falling Feathers A4 by mrYen

This beautiful papercut was cut by hand, using a scalpel and is cut into pure white Daler Rowney Canford paper (180 gsm) It measures A4 and is supplied unframed. The photo above shows the papercut mounted on a dark grey background, but this can be changed to any colour to complement your decor. Featuring mrYen's intricate feather illustrations, each papercut also has a logo embossed in the bottom right hand corner and is signed by the artist on the reverse.
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Sunday 13 February 2011

Vintage Laurel Wreath and Crown Lavender Heart by Betsy Jarvis

Pure linen heart filled with lavender to sooth the soul and lift the spirits…this heart has a crown and laurel wreath hand printed to the front. Heart measures 11 x 12cm excluding loop. Delightful! Betsy Jarvis is a fresh young company based in rural Lincolnshire, who create and hand craft with a sprinkle of Scandinavian style, a dash of shabby chic and a hearty pinch of rustic charm.

Saturday 12 February 2011

Lovers Lane Letterpress Print by PRINT for LOVE of WOOD

A wonderful unique gift for Valentines or for lovers of retro signs. Printed on a vintage proofing press using antique wood letters and a manicule onto 300g recycled off white board. Each print has been hand inked and hand fed through the press, and due to the nature of letterpress each print is unique. Printed area approx. 185mm wide x 135mm (7.3"x 5.3"). Paper size 210 mm x 297 mm (8.3"x 11.7").

Friday 11 February 2011

Wooden Desk Lamp by BlackGizmo

Super stylish handmade solid wood LED desk lamp. LEDs use a fraction of the power (80-90%) required by a conventional filament bulb,they can also withstand shock, vibration, frequent switching and extremes without compromising their long life. Weight: 1.7kg.

Thursday 10 February 2011

The Hook by Hole in my Pocket

A beautiful printed illustration of a bear fight from an original watercolour of a scene from a short story. This fight is not as it seems though, the fighter and the bear are in cahoots. The bear arrives in a village, causes a lot of trouble and then a few days later the fighter arrives. He offers to save the village in exchange for a large bag of silver and then he and the bear stage a mock fight at the end of which the bear is beaten and runs out of the village into the woods. The fighter later joins him and the two share out the silver. This fool proof plan serves them very well for many months until something quite unplanned happens… Unframed and unmounted 15cm x 20cm (5.9" x 7") digital archival art print on Somerset Velvet 330gsm paper. Signed edtion of 100.

Wednesday 9 February 2011

B&W Button Badges by OrangeBeautiful

Button up with an assortment of black & white patterns…perfect for any shirt and every bag. Beautiful monotone graphical little 1.25" buttons, 3 random patterns per pack and 8 patterns in the mix. Love them!

Tuesday 8 February 2011

Love Bird Valentine Tote by Helen Rawlinson

Cute little robin singing his heart out! A two colour hand pulled print onto a simple cotton tote bag. Unbleached natural cotton tote sourced from an ethical supplier. Screen printed by hand in Helen's London studio in bright red with zingy orange hearts. Only a handful of these have been printed, so catch them while you can! Great size for your shopping, magazines, books etc. Size 36cm/14" (w) x 39cm/15.5" (h) with long handles. A cute little gift for someone very special, or even to put something even more special inside! Eco packaging rules!

Monday 7 February 2011

Untitled (Original Ink Drawing) by Sarah Intemann

This is an original abstract ink drawing measuring 8 1/4" x 10 3/4". Drawn with calligraphy pen using pitch black India ink on archival paper. I really love the fluid lines of this piece – it reminds me of a fashion illustration. Beautiful!

Sunday 6 February 2011

Heart of Glass, Resin and Sterling Silver Ring by Vanessa J Dunnett

This very special love heart has been formed by hand, and as such is completely unique. Encased within the highly polished silver heart are flecks of black glass suspended in smoky black, translucent resin. The heart measures 23mm x 23mm and is set diagonally across the band The ring itself is a 4mm sterling silver band, UK Size O, US Size 7 1/4. As with all of Vanessa's resin items, the design can be recreated in any size or colour to create your own unique piece. Click through for more details.

Saturday 5 February 2011

Scottish Wool Hot Water Bottle Sweater by A Crooked Sixpence

A luxurious and cosy sweater for your hot water bottle. Hand knit in 100% wool. A classic moss stitch background and 2 cables and diamonds with moss stitch inside form the pattern for this extra special sweater. A single rib welt with 3 wood buttons form the closure. A single rib open roll-neck allows you to change the water without taking off the sweater. Fantastic!

Friday 4 February 2011

Flowerpot Mouse by The Mouse House

Polymer clay never looked so cute! This little Flowerpot Mouse has popped up to say hello! He's the perfect gift for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day, and he will keep you company at your desk or at home. The Flowerpot Mouse is made from polymer clay (with black onyx eyes) and is securely fixed in his little wooden flowerpot home. His flowerpot is adorned with a small pink polymer clay heart and finished with a satin varnish. 4cm tall and 2.5cm wide.

Thursday 3 February 2011

Incoming Tide Lino Print by linocutgirl

Original, limited edition, lino print, The Incoming Tide at Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland, England. This is a wild place on the North Sea coast where the sea at high tide rushes to meet the ancient ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. Linocutgirl has captured the wildness of the sea and the mystery of the ruins at this beautiful place. The print is made using the reduction technique which works by cutting away at the lino for each layer of colour. The result is that the print cannot be reproduced after the original run of 6 prints. The print is completely handmade using a hand burnishing technique.

Wednesday 2 February 2011

Sea Anemone Ring in Thembu Sky by Beloved Beadwork

A particularly important colour in Thembu beadwork from South Africa's Eastern Cape, the blue used in this ring is rich and strong. Made using lots of time and care, a strong kind of braided fishing line designed for really heavy fish, and Japanese and Czech glass beads. These little rings are really fun and comfortable to wear, and be warned, you might find yourself getting more complements than you can handle!

Tuesday 1 February 2011

Night Sky Stoneware Bowl by Leili Art & Design

You can probably tell by looking at some of my previous blog posts that I'm a sucker for bold graphic shapes. This very beautiful wheel-thrown bowl really ticks all the right boxes! The deep black interior surface has a constellation of white slip-trailed dots. The exterior of the bowl is a simple glossy white, making the stars inside, a real celestial surprise. It’s like staring into the starry night sky in a place that doesn’t have light pollution. Signed. One of a kind. High-fired stoneware. Diameter: 7”. Height: 6”.