Etsy Schmetsy: Brooklyn

Sorry this is late; we’ve jetset and are now jetlagged in Brooklyn, where we’re on vacation. But no week is complete without an Etsy Schmetsy on Wednesday. Brooklyn is full of crafty folks, so we thought we’d go local this week: all Brooklyn handmade sellers.

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Row 1: goosegrease; ninadinoff; peppersprouts
Row 2: jeanpelle; warpeDesign; hijirik
Row 3: bicyclepaintings; ballandchain; TillyBloom

Ronny & Lonny

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We’re so excited for our friend Ron Marvin who has a great feature on his work in the brand-new online magazine Lonny. The magazine looks lovely — it was started by two Domino Magazine alumni — and is full of fabulous products and interior design. One very cool feature afforded by the digital format is that you can hover over a product within an article and click on a link to its retailer. Some of our other faves featured in this issue are Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge and Eddie Ross (who was on Bravo’s Top Design). We definitely recommend checking it out.

Here’s what the editors of Lonny have to say:

In a time when shelter publications are turning their last pages…

OUR MISSION is to reopen the doors of accessible design. By embracing an online platform we provide inspiration at the click of a finger, directly connecting our readers to their favorite products and resources. Our freedom from page limits means that we can share more content in each issue, delivering an intimate look into the way people really live.
At Lonny, we value independent thinking and believe not in following trends but rather in making choices that lead to happiness. We believe that good design and affordable design can coexist and that true inspiration can be found in the teeniest of homes or in the grandest of spaces.

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Good Design

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We’ve posted some of Frank Chimero’s work in the past, but, his work is consistently pretty great and this print made me smile.

Etsy Schmetsy: Wrapped up in Books

We’re big in to books. We make books, read books, buy books; there are very few things we don’t like about books. Here are some awesome books and book-related items from Etsy.

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Row 1: My Little Diary ring from MoonFaces; Burst journal by paintedfishstudio; Old Spines fine art print weberphoto

Row 2: Bookshelf 32 print by  janemount; White Geometric Handbound Photo Album by brooklynbookbinder

Row 3: Book Mobile by theshophouse; Sepia Books from jillruthandco; Antique leather book necklace TheBlackSpotBooks

Row 4: Coptic-bound blank journal by anybodyinthere; Books print from theblackapple

Row 5: Custom Book Art by BookOfArt; Engraveable open book charm TheSCOOPatBOOPS; The Library by NestaHome.etsy.com

Good Advice Sticks

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As a tape lover, I’m pretty excited about this Good Advice tape from Swiss Legacy. It features advice from Adrian Shaughnessy, Tony Brook, Wim Crouwel, Michael C. Place, Ben Stott, Mark Farrow, Storm Thorgerson, Daniel Eatock and Hamish Muir, and was designed by James Greenfield. It is available for purchase here.

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99 Red Balloons

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Well, actually 9 red embroidered balloons from Kimberly Scola of chez sucre chez. I think they are just darling, and she is donating the money from the sale of her balloons to her mother who is doing a bike ride to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Read more about the project here, and get your embroidered balloon here.

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Etsy Schmetsy: Say Cheese!

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Row 1: Polariod Camera print from monstergallery; Hand-carved rubber stamp from cupcaketree; Argus Fine Art Photograph by jmbarclay

Row 2: Mini-embroidery PDF from wildolive; Camera cufflinks from LittleAngelsJewelry

Row 3: Antique Camera Pendant Necklace from shes; Katakana Graphic T-shirt from snowconecollective; Leica Diagram Print by Roosevelvet

Row 4: Retro Camera Handsewn Felt Fridge Magnet from moddyboy80; Falcon Original Fine Art Photograph by mitchyleephotos; Vintage Photographer T-Shirt from theboldbanana

Row 5: Felt Camera Camera Case from hine; Wooden Star House Camera from urastarhouse; Imperial Fine Art Print by michelemaule

Dois Tempos

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A while back we posted about the Vai Com Deus, the amazing typographic facade done by R2 Design in Portugal. Well, it looks like R2 has done it again, but this time it’s newspaper headlines set in Neutra Slab with the addition of photo-luminescent ink. I think prefer the white-on-white color scheme of Vai Com Deus, but Dois Tempos looks pretty rad too. View more images of Dois Tempos here, or go to Portugal and see it for yourself before January 31, 2010.

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Photos by Fernando Guerra

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Slinkachu

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I am so excited that I’ve discovered Slinkachu, a UK-based street artist. I guess I am a little late to the party — he’s been working on his fantastic Little People project since 2006 — but it is really awesome. I recommend looking in the archives of his blog so that you can see the evolution of the project.

My ‘Little People Project’ started in 2006. It involves the remodeling and painting of miniature model train set characters, which I then place and leave on the street. It is both a street art installation project and a photography project. The street-based side of my work plays with the notion of surprise and I aim to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings. The scenes I set up, more evident through the photography, and the titles I give these scenes aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed. But underneath this, there is always some humour. I want people to be able to empathise with the tiny people in my works.

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See a few more of our favorites after the jump.

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Modern Economy Sample Sale

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There is a 48-hour Modern Economy Sample Sale starting tomorrow at 9 am (PST). This time it is online, so you don’t need to be in San Francisco to get deals on pieces from this impressive list of artists and designers.