Sunday, November 30, 2008

Photographs by Bruno Dayan



Love these beautiful, flaw lessly lit photo graphs by Bruno Dayan.

His 'Beauty' shots are wonderful at capturing hair and skin and they really do work. They make me want to buy expensive face creams. Or whatever these girls are using.

Like a ball of golden sun.




How ridiculously adorable is this 'tough' Seasame Street photo? Found in the 'celebrities' section of his website.

Calendars and a day planner!

I'm more likely to use informal calendars. Indeed for ages the ones I used I made myself. My favourites were on 20" x 30" sheets of poster board. I'd make a poster for a month (with each day about 3"-4" square) and plan my time weeks to months in advance. Deadlines in large red pen so I could see at a glance how my month looked. But despite largely using my own calenders I'm certainly a fan of any good design and these are ones I'm tempted by.



'Once more around the sun 2008' is just perfect! Those little squiggly lines are actually days and months when seen enlarged. A vast calender printed at 3200 dpi in 35"x25" inch paper- and 3 copies for $25! I would love one. Though it would need to me mounted for sturdiness, and regularly taken down to use, it's visually charming and fulfills my need to see at a glance how busy I am! ***Edit, and being made of only numbers the 2008 version should still work for 2009!

It even comes with 2 'complimentary' linear calendars(above).



Also charming is the chronotebook by Wong Kok Kiong. It was a judges’ prize winner in last year’s Muji Award International Design Competition and is available in Muji stores across the globe. Rather then lines with times the notebook has a round AM/PM circles that allow for a more fluid approach to day planning.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

101 reasons to buy handmade

Stop by Poppytalks new blog 101 reasons to buy handmade to, well, read 101 reasons to buy handmade. Includes great reasons from clever makers and shopkeepers from around the world.

If you have some great reasons to buy handmade they're still accepting submissions.

*Edit, I submitted reasons #63-#70

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Last few days of Beautifully Worn- Oct 15th to Nov 30th in NY



The show opened last month so I'm 'tardy' in posting this, but it's the last few days of 'Beautifully Worn' at Clarabella in New York.

Laura Jane and Kat of NoGoodForMe curated a show of photos portraying people wearing their favorite clothes, accessories, etc. Next to the photos are little stories written by the wearer. Very Lovely!

Astute people who know me may have noticed that there are photos of me on that wall. Yes, I have 2 photos in the show. For the full photo layout pop by Clarabella’s flickr page.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

2 in 1 cashmere gloves!


'2 in 1 gloves' in black or grey! They're short gloves, long gloves and an arm warmer. Better yet they're 100% Cashmere. Wonderful! From delight.com.

It's getting pretty chilly here and long black, grey or navy gloves are all super high on my wish list. Cashmere ones particularly! I'm thinking wistfully of a pair of elbow length gloves I saw last year (but sadly didn't buy) at Rare Device. (via swissmiss)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

New in My Etsy Shop!



Layered Two Finger Ring
A ring I'm totally in love with! It's simple yet interesting and ergonomic in it's layers.

A nice and thick new variation of my Simple Circle Two Finger Ring.




Last but not least, XOXO Framework ring
From one angle it looks like 2 X's and from another it's like two O's.
A subtle and modern way to say 'hugs and kisses' and to share a little love!

More work to come! I'll be adding things regularily over the next month. Including ready-to-ship pendants and earrings!

Melting light Blubs



Light Blubs, a series of melty crystal lamps by Pieke Bergmans, with Royal Leerdam Crystal and Solid Lighting.

Amazing amorphous melting light bulbs made by hand! Love them melting around office cabinets, chairs and floors. And people who work all day in front of the red fiery blast of a glass kiln always impress me a little extra.