Etsy Schmetsy: Autummmmm

Hope you enjoy this week’s super-sized Schmetsy celebrating the colors of Fall (and some of the greens, blues and grays that go so well with them)!


Row 1: patkas; julieandco; lilacpop
Row 2: PetitesCuriosites; delainie; huebyjennyhouston
Row 3: mylittlebuffalo; PinkSaguaro
Row 4: bomobob; HAREandDRUM; labpartners
Row 5: adornnatural; simplyprettyprints; sollinero
Row 6: focuslineart; lulubugjewelry; lupin

drops of sweetness




These sugar drops by Joon&Jung make me want to put sugar in my coffee every morning.

Etsy Schmetsy: All the buzz

This week’s Etsy Schmetsy is devoted to our dear little friend, the bee.


Row 1: Bee Gurumi Crochet Pattern by Luvly Gurumi; Bee 25 Original Oil Painting by Roz Art; Honeybee Screenprint by Jason Hill Design

Row 2: Zinnias and Bees by unitedthread; Honey Bee Felt Brooch by she rides the lion; Honey Gold 2 Necklace by J2Jewelry

Row 3: Sweet Hive Earrings by AchAchLiebling; Sweet Bee Original Oil Painting by ModernSky; Plush BumbleBee by BombusLane

Tim Burton at the MoMA

We’ve said it before, and I’m sure we’ll say it again, but we are super into Tim Burton. Apparently the MoMA is too; they are housing a Tim Burton exhibition from November 22, 2009–April 26, 2010. I don’t really think there is anything to say other than that you should go see it. I know we would, if we were going to be in New York.

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Kate wants your Mixtapes


I’ve been a fan of Kate Bingaman-Burt’s ongoing project Obsessive Consumption for quite some time. If you aren’t familiar with it, I recommend spending some time checking out the tons of illustrations she has on flickr .


Now she is working on a new project and she wants your mixtapes. Mixtapes have played an important role in my life — if I can unearth some of the mixtape masterpieces that Sivan and I made, I will definitely send them in. Read below for Kate’s description of the project and submission information:

It is official. Mixtapes are almost impossible to find in the wild. Big thrift stores don’t carry them, small thrift stores sometimes have them, but not often. People are more likely to throw away or keep a mixtape instead of donating them to their local thrift store. Even when you donate to the goodwill they throw them away.

So, I want to draw your mixtapes. I want your sad songs, you love jams, your sing at the top of your lungs car tunes, your break-up tape, your make-up tape and your BFF-4evah cassette.

I am only drawing the tape. If you want to participate, please snap a picture of the best side of your favorite tape and email it to me or upload it to your flickrstream and let me know.

Check out some of the drawings of the tapes that I have already received.

Matthew Tischler


We’re really enjoying the “Screen Series” photos from New York photographer Matthew Tischler. By having the screens they are shot through be the object that is in focus, they make pixellations of the background scenes in a very analog way: the Tetris-y lines of raindrops, a scene that looks like a blowup of an 80s console game replete with faceless sprites, a blur that looks like low resolution television is really just focal length. I am reminded of the dreamlike qualities of closeups of television images in films like Until the End of the World, Blue Velvet, Videodrome or John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness. And of course nothing says summer in the South (and thus nostalgia) like a screen door.





The first print above, with the rain, is available inexpensively through 20×200.

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nicholas jones

I’ve been admiring Australian artist, Nicholas Jones’ work from afar for years. It’s amazing what shapes and textures he creates with each book.



Tracciamenti’s dresses

dress 15 dumb angel w. snoopy dingbats

I first saw Tracciamenti’s work a few months ago on but does it float, and I haven’t really stopped thinking about it since. I’m totally into the synthesis of geometry and art, and think her drawings and collages are beautifully executed.

You can view a ton of her work at flickr, and a few prints and drawings are available for purchase here.

dress 34 - the bride

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Marc Johns — Serious Drawings


I am really enjoying Marc Johns’ drawings. He has so many that are so awesome that it’s very difficult to choose a favorite, but here are some that I thought are pretty great. Check out a ton more of his work, or just go ahead and buy his book.


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Etsy Schmetsy: Spooky, cute and handmade.


Row 1: Little Vampire Hair Clip from emandsprout; Custom Haunted Mansion embroidery from giddygirlie; Ghost Friends Necklace by marymaryhandmade
Row 2: Creepy Crawly Spider Cross Stitch by youheartus; Handsoap set from foliage
Row 3: Ode to Romero pillows from brokesy; Hand Engraved Glass Candle Holders from daydreemdesigns;  Love devil from Mariska
Row 4: Halloween Faces Garland from paperacorn
Row 5: Skeleton Finger Puppet from cherylasmith; Halloween cookies from TSCookies; Pop-up Cat card from tracychong

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