Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Place: Lotta's Work+Shop Take 2

I enjoyed visiting Lotta's Work+Shop so much I just had to share another batch of photos with you of the space. Hope you are as inspired as I am from them.


These strawberry bags are on my wish list!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Place: Lotta Jansdotter's Work+Shop

 I was browsing one of my favorite designers, Lotta Jansdotter's blog a while back only to discover that she had recently opened up a new "Work+Shop" place in Gowanus.  It's been on my list of places to check out for a while and I finally had a chance to stop by and check it out in person this weekend.  The space is amazing! The store is located in a light filled brick building with an open studio space in the back. Lotta was actually teaching a potato printing class when I stopped by. I picked up a swatch of my favorite Lotta fabric and a free storage box with a lemon design on it. So cute!

The lovely shop gal, Rebecca, gave me the scoop on the new place and let me take a few snapshots too. She also told me about the amazing pie shop, Four & Twenty Blackbirds, around the corner. I never say no to a good slice of pie so I ordered myself up a slice of the salted caramel apple slice and gobbled it down quick!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Love: Beci Orpin

I stopped by one of my favorite bookstores, Greenlight,  in Fort Greene today and noticed a cute selection of screen printed notebooks while heading out the door. I'm happy I took a second to stop and take a peek to see who designed them.

Beci Orpin is just another name to add to an ever growing list of amazing creative ladies from down under. An amazing illustrator and creative extraordinaire, her designs are bright, cute, with a modern folk twist. I am absolutely in love everything she does and am planning on picking up one of her notebooks to help inspire me on those days when I'm feeling a little lost.

*Images from Beci Orpin & Gingko Press

Place: De Luxe Coffee

I don't drink coffee but a diamond in gold leaf is of course going to catch your eye. This little logo was just begging me to check out the new coffee shop, De Luxe Coffee, a few weeks ago in South Park Slope. Gold leaf script on their front window, chic wall paper and mint espresso cups make up this warm, hip (but not too hip!) space. They also carry Dough doughnuts. Yum.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


#5, from Seeing the Light

Going through some old images of mine and thought I'd share a few.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Place: Homebody Boutique

I love me some cute handmade items, but I especially love shops who support handmade goods. Homebody Boutique is one of those shops in Brooklyn and the owner, Kate Silver, does a great job curating an eclectic and unique mix of home goods, gifts, and jewelry. I stopped by this weekend with my man and we picked up a seriously sweet stash of accessories for the heart and home.

Amazing toilet seats by the owner herself!

Gummi bear bracelets

You'll have to head to South Park Slope if you are wanting your own amazing unique goods or wait for Kate's online store, which is in the works! You can also find the shop on Facebook HERE.

My new sterling silver rose belt buckle that is sure to get a lot of use.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


The weather was a chilly 27 degrees this morning when I took the dog out. Reminded me of this amazing video of the Inuit people in the Arctic waiting to greet the sun that I watched a while back.

I discovered this video on the blog, Nowness, which is a daily blog of photo slide shows, professional produced video clips, and interviews. The content highlights art, culture, fashion, gastronomy/food, and luxury items (the blog is actually affiliated with Louis Vuitton).

The content is great and the site itself is clean, minimal looking, and easy to navigate. I'm completely envious of their image blog calendar found below each post. It's a great way to explore the blog.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Place: DUMBO

Dumbo is one of my top favorite neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Hands down. If I had a few million to kill, I would easily drop it on a loft in Dumbo with an amazing view of the B-Bridge. Hell, I would purchase the amazing Clock Tower Loft if I could. Can you imagine a more perfect place to throw a New Year's Eve party?

But back to what I really love about Dumbo. It's industrial, full of brick buildings, cobble stone streets, and just the most picturesque urban waterfront you'll come by. While meandering around this summer, I came across knitting graffiti artist, Olek's, knitted piano installation. The newly open glass carousel is pretty nice too and is sure to draw crowds this summer. So if you are visiting Brooklyn any time soon, stop by this spot. You won't regret it. Oh, and it happens to be the home to Etsy Brooklyn Headquarters too, which I have had a chance to visit twice.

photo from flickrhivemind.net

Friday, March 2, 2012

Vintage Adventures

 You know it's a wonderful world when you discover a gnome craft book in mint condition at your local bookstore. This little paperback is full of some incredible 70's kitsch crafts including a little wooden gnome made from a tree branch, a cross stitch pattern, and gnome paper garlands for that special woodland party you are planning to have this spring.

I also have a special package of vintage fabric on the way. Look at how adorable these prints are. I just couldn't resist. Just in time for some spring projects!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Stitch: Frederique Morrell

If I was an art collector, I would be hoarding these amazing pieces by husband/wife artist duo, Frederique Morrell. And it's not just the stunning craftsmanship and slightly absurd appearance of their sculptures that has won me over. I love artist duo teams, especially those who are couples; Robert Capa being one of my favorite art couples of all time. More of their work can be found HERE. And how adorable are the tapestry coats that they made their jack russells? Too cute!