Hand printed tights, still in style months after the trend picked up! These, from Gal Stern, tend to go towards basic neutrals and blacks, with a touch of gold or silver. An understated POW!
To wear for special occasions, since this is a purchase you won’t want to scratch on just any given day.
Obviously, Atem bags are just gorgeous and seem really sturdy for everyday use.
But what struck me the most is their photography (by Patrick Desbrosses). How unusual! A little quirkiness paired with bright lighting and simple displays, it’s sure to intrigue and catch anyone’s attention!
Ha, this is truly photography that complements perfectly the brand! Fits seamlessly with Atem‘s products. And I’m kinda jealous, too. lol
Via } Miss Moss
I’ve been exploring some weaving in the past week! But you’ll have to be patient before seeing something concrete (unless you follow me on Instagram, then you might have already seen some teasers go by). I’ve had my vintage table weaver (Heddle loom) for like 5 years, just didn’t actually try it much before now.
Weaving definitely requires much patience, and also some planning beforehand, which makes me think of it a lot like my cross-stitch process, altho is it seen as a skill belonging in the knitting family.
That said, I’ve also been looking around to see other people’s skills in the matter, hence how I found out Handarbete (meaning “handicraft” in Swedish, love the name!). Wow.
Satoko Pettersson‘s skills and madly consistent and beautiful, and her color combinations are flawless. Her simple yet impactful patterns are also just a joy to look at. Totally yearning for a scarf now! :)
Last Holiday season at PucesPop, my in-front booth neighbor was Bookhou. As much as I was thrilled to have something beautiful to look at for 3 days, it was also a big bad torture, since I knew it would be impossible to resist a purchase when the gorgeousness is staring you right in the face for so long.
And I indeed succumbed, as you can see the pictures above. I loooOOOooove my bag!! It’s “so me”, with it’s screenprinted colors and texture mixes of fabric and leather and hardware. It’s big size (with inside pocket) is super convenient too, since I always carry a lot of crap when I go out in the world (let’s just say no one complains when they need an Advil/kleenex/gum/compact camera/so-much-more, since it’s available right with me at all times. lol). When not in use, I hang it on my entry closet knob, on display, like a piece of art. It’s just too pretty to hide.
Everyone I know LOVES Bookhou, too. I’m not even kidding. Never heard anyone say otherwise, ever.
So, you should check out the shop, and blog, like now. ;)
From collars to decorative shoulder pads to printed tops, Vietto is half way between subtility and statement pieces.
Whites and blacks, beiges and blues, textures and shapes, pleats and folds, designs on flowy tops, everything is made in Finland with either eco cotton, bamboo, left-over materials or upcycled fabrics. Gotta love a side of eco-conscience with your garment! :)
I really don’t have a hat head. Oh my, so don’t.
But for those who do (lucky you!) make sure to check out Preston & Olivia. From colorful hats to attention grabbing fascinators and simpler headbands, everything to ornate your head can be found there.
Also, lots of bridal look pieces, from the smallest to the tallest!
Totally worth a browse, ladies! :)
I’m one of the big bags fans, to enable my carrying of a ton of stuff, from book to sunglasses to umbrella to camera to big wallet to… Well, stuff.
But these mini little purses by Overdo are making me revisit that status. They are just too-cute-to-be-true.
GIANT SEQUINS. Nothing more to say. :)
Over in Italy, Carton Bois created great delicate pieces of jewelry inspired my geometry, color gradients and wood. I say wood, but it is mostly Finnboard, a recycled material made from 100% pressed ground wood pulp.
A very fashionable way to wear your eco-friendly sleeve! :)
Noru bags seem pretty practical (as in pretty, and pretty practical). They remind me of paper lunch bags you fold up on top, but in a very stylish version, obviously. Perfect for a bike ride, yeah?! :)
Over in France, a little company named Les Miniboux is making us indulge in the cute side of life. Symbols and shapes are treated as rock stars and displayed on a ton of different useful objects (pillows, moleskines, bags, brooches, prints).
Sweeten up your Monday and check it out! :)
Braiding and macramé makes a comeback! Oh, how many hours I’ve spent as a 90s teen making complex designs on friendship bracelets! Those were the days… ;)
The Royal takes this idea to the new century with super-sized braiding fashion and accessories, as well as braid inspired block prints on garments. A great idea!!
I LOVE to buy/wear rings. And altho I try to limit myself just a tad (money doesn’t grow on trees?), some handmade sellers make it hard on me.
As does La Chica de los Anillos. Her shop is full if cute dainty delicate beauties! From little radishes to tiny fishies and pods, shapes have a freeform look, making them all so perfect for everyday life.
I’ll take ’em all. Thanks!