i'm back!

i'm back home after a week spent at a cottage. it was great to get out of the city and be surrounded by nature, but it's good to be home.
this week will be crazy getting ready for puces pop next weekend but i'll be posting with updates soon! xx


the makers

when i'm feeling particularly stressed or low on inspiration, i love looking through images of people making and creating things with their own hands - there's just something beautiful about it.

the makers is a project by jennifer causey where she documents artists, designers, printers, artisans, jewelers, ceramists in their studios in brooklyn. the artists featured are some of my favorites, and it's great to sneak a peek inside their creative spaces. above are some of my favorite photos from the project. you should seriously go check it out.


hound is created by super talented designer jennifer beeman in chicago.

her latest spring/summer 2011 collection is just amazing! i've seriously been thinking about that black-and-white compass tank since i saw it - perfection!



a rad new-to-me jewelry line from montréal's marmod8.
designer marie-maude brunet creates cool geometric necklaces, rings
and earrings.
i'd love to wear them all.

black and white for summer.


and another...

it was a busy weekend for reupholstery! it feels good to finally clear some pieces that have been sitting in my studio for a while.
here's another vintage stool paired with bold black and white fabric, find it in my
esty shop.


edie and little edie

i finally got around to finishing some reupholstered vintage pieces. i keep finding these little chairs and stools from the 60's because they were made locally, but they all have a yucky brown vinyl fabric covering them (take a look at my first one a while back on design*sponge).
i love tearing them apart and dressing them up in fancy new fabric.
this is edie and little edie, both available in my etsy shop.


action weaver

i've been thinking a lot about weaving lately, and i'm hoping to get a small loom of some sort to start learning.
in my research, i came across the awesome work of travis meinolf, aka action weaver.
he describes his work as 'interactive textiles' and has a pretty amazing portfolio, as well as a kickstarter project you should check out.
and don't these photos of weaving parties look so rad? why have i never been to a weaving party?


phew, first this post disappeared (along with a few others), and then blogger was down for quite a while, and most of your lovely comments seem to have vanished as well.
but anyway, just in case you haven't checked it out, i'm putting different items on sale all month long in the shop - go take a look!


textile treasures + puces pop

now that it finally feels like spring, i take coco for long walks where we usually stop by the market to pick up fruit, and then the garment district for me to stock up on supplies and browse, and where coco loves looking at all the rolls of fabric and tries to grab everything.

since i mostly work with organic, untreated fabrics that i order from my supplier for dyeing and printing, i rarely buy textiles from these shop...but today i was lured into this tiny hole-of-a-shop that had amazing colorful fabric and i was greeted by a stylish man who basically got busy running around and pulling out all these awesome fabrics for me to look at, mostly dead stock and vintage finds. anyway, i couldn't resist the two fabrics above, both dead stock and in perfect condition. the colorful aztec print is on natural printed linen, and the pastel fabric is a mix of silk, cotton and linen. i'm not sure what i'll be doing with them yet, but i'm thinking of possibly making one-of-a-kind, limited-edition bags or clutches for the upcoming Spring Puces Pop taking place in early june (i'll be there along with some other awesome makers/designers/artists)

more block-printed goodness: galbraith & paul's new collection.

muny is a collection of textiles designed in nyc and printed in jaipur with traditional block-printing techniques and eco-friendly dyes. these blankets have three layers of cotton- only the inner layer is printed to make the blankets super soft and cozy. i'm always in awe of the beautiful patterns that can be created with block-printing. the pink chevron blanket would be perfect for travelling with coco this summer.

(found on lena corwin's blog)