FAMAPA-FLICKR MONDAYS!

Such lovely detail/texture shots by Famapa (not sure of the actual name). Brings back memories of Europe!

More of Famapa’s work here.

Etsy Schmetsy: Tweeder

Autumn is upon us (mind you, in San Francisco that mostly means delightfully summer days, but I digress) and in New York it’s Fashion Week. Time to put away summer’s lightweight casuals and pull out the warmer, dressier heavy hitters. I am talking about woolen tweed, which in the world of handmade crafts has been reinvented from stuffily professorial – the stuff of John Hodgman and Rupert Giles – to adorable and flirty.




Row One  : :  Wool cloche by lizarietz : :  The Delivery Pack by Sketchbook : :  Deer brooch by shopJoliette

Row Two  : :  corduroy and tweed reversible spats by merrybe : :  wool/cashmere/silk cowl by breadandroses2 : :   “the roaring fire” upcycled pillow by emmadear

Row Three  : :  Bon Bon and Belchick (tweed woodland squirrels in love) by sleepyking : :  upcycled scarf by HTandH : : wool wrap coat by 13threads

Row Four  : :  Recycled suits messenger bag by RumahKampung : :  Handmade Journal by Highland Books : :  travel cape by daintythings

Abby Powell-Flickr Mondays!

Lovely how something so simple can look so beautiful.

Abby Powell’s flickr site here.
Abby’s blog here.

Typografriday: Calligraffiti

We’ve mentioned Niels “Shoe” Meulman before, but in case you hadn’t looked closer at his Calligraffiti pieces, I wanted to show a few more. I’m not generally even a big fan of graffiti (and nazis and ed hardy have both seriously threatened my love for fraktur) but his hybrid of a loose blackletter and the drips and attitude of grafitti is inspired and beautiful.

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Oh and he makes fancy big silk Unruly scarves too, with lovely color combinations and hidden subversive texts (e.g. “Society Fools,” shown on the model). I’m tempted to buy one but maybe just because it comes with a signed copy of his book.

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Although he is fierce at defending his turf, Shoe isn’t the only writer at this intersection. I’ve recently discovered Luca Barcellona, whose lettering work is fantastic, and all the better when he mixes it up with spraypaint on a wall. Here’s a flickr set full of crossover work with his “Rebel Ink” crew.

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Oh and, happy typografriday!

Nathan Godding-Flickr Mondays!

Happy Monday!

Nathan Godding has a pretty nice collection of old stamps!
Check out more of his stamp collections here.

Etsy Schmetsy: Nursery Prints

My sister’s friend needed recommendations for prints for her baby girl’s room. I thought that sounded like an excellent idea for an Etsy Schmetsy, so, here you go Lisa.

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moiramaminkeeprintsjlabieni
strawberrylunaeighthourday
wontingpetitcollagebeethings

Row 1: KidsHaus; darlingclementine; JasonHillDesign
Row 2: moirama; minkeeprints; jlabieni
Row 3: eighthourday; strawberryluna
Row 4: petitcollage; beethings; wonting

We know it can be difficult to sort through the huge selection of handmade stuff on Etsy, so if like Lisa you’d like our help selecting, or if there is a Schmetsy you’d like to see, please let us know. you can comment below, or send us an email. Click here to see all of the past Schmetsy.

KAT HEYES-FLICKR MONDAYS!

Happy Monday! Kat Heye’s is one of my favorite illustrators. She’s got such a knack for knowing when to stop drawing/painting…a skill I admire so much. Enjoy!

Check out Kat’s flickr site here.
Personal website here.

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brandi strickland-flickr mondays!

Happy Monday! Brandi Strickland, a multi-media artist, and also one of the two people behind “the paper whistle” site has some really lovely collage pieces that I’m really enjoying. Hope you do too!

Check out Brandi’s flickr site here.
Personal site here.
Company site here.

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Etsy Schmetsy: Go, Cats!

Most of us Experts are cat fanciers (and lovers of fancy cats), so here’s an homage to our feline friends. Love a cat, people!

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Row 1: Fluffy Kitten Print by animalsincolor; Silver Origami Kitty Earrings by AllegroArts; Cat Girl Gold Pendant Necklace by kerenasaf

Row 2: SnuggyLuggage Vintage Upcycled Repurposed Suitcase Pet Bed by ThePopStopsHere; Retro Modern Pet Bed by likekittysville; Kitten Awesome Pocket Journal by nowvember

Row 3 (Rings): I’m All Ears – The White Kitten Ring by TheGoldenPlague; Ine Ring – Feline by HouseofJanis; Kitty Gentleman Ring by soradesigns

Row 4: Nest of Kittens by edisonrex; Keyboard Cat Embroidery by RachelMckay; Cat Disguise Felt Pin by hanaletters

Row 5 (Cat Hats!): Pet Party Hat by xmoonbloom; Pharaoh the Cat by shan329; Meow-La-La Mini Wool Classic Beret by ToScarboroughFair

dutch books-flickr mondays!

So sorry for the tardy posting…things are a bit hectic at work. I’m really enjoying this collection of Dutch books, posted by lliazd. Enjoy, and hope everyone is having a good Monday!

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