Monday, 6 April 2015 by Irene Hoofs
As much as we are big fans of bold and bright prints and patterns, we cannot help but to swoon over these simple playful printed home accessories in the freshest colour scheme...A Portland, Oregon based design studio with a passion for textiles, Nell & Mary offers a range of environmentally and socially conscious goods (totes, pouches, pillows, tea towels...) all sewn and screen printed by hand.
It's strange, in a good way of course, that we are appreciating much more of the details of each print design like never before through their choice of using subtle pops of colour in each of their products. We are definitely smitten with what we are seeing so far over here...
And, we are so glad that they recently opened their own retail store, North of West... A design-driven mercantile carrying over 40 brands with products that they carefully selected and are incredibly passionate about, we think this shop is not to be missed if any of you are heading to Portland, Oregon!
Monday, 30 March 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Fun fact: MUR is French for ripe. It is also the name for the webshop that we are currently ogling.. Started by a husband and wife duo, MUR lifestyle is the place to go if you are one who loves home goods and kitchen accessories produced by small scale manufacturers, artisans and designers who want to move away from the "disposable culture".
We suggest you stop purchasing items that are temporary and start investing in quality pieces that will stand the test of time and just age beautifully.
MUR lifestyle is the perfect outlet for Danielle and Joel, the brains behind MUR; a way where Danielle's love for design can come together with Joel's business mind. Way to go guys!
Monday, 23 March 2015 by Irene Hoofs
What first caught our eye was Ariele Alasko's amazing store filled with handmade wooden goodies but then we hit the motherload when we ventured onto her website and saw these beautiful headboards and other wooden delights! The way she plays with wood and combines different coloured woods to create such pieces of art is simply amazing.
It is a tedious process creating each piece as every piece of wood has to be cut precisely to fit, so it is no wonder it takes days or even weeks to complete each. Ariele collects all her materials, cleans them and then uses the wood in their natural state (colours, patina and all) to create these patterns.. no stain involved!
Monday, 16 March 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Don't you think the pop of gold finishing on these ceramics by Suite One Studio perfectly contrast the beautiful pastel coloured background? Produced in small batches by ceramicist, Lindsay Emery, in her cozy North Carolina studio, these chic ceramics are glazed with watercolour inspired paintings and finished with a delicate flourish of genuine gold!
We absolutely love her simple philosophy behind her beautiful ceramics.. that is to design tableware "special enough to accompany the heartfelt gatherings that make up some of our most memorable moments together." How sweet is that?
Monday, 9 March 2015 by Irene Hoofs
When we talk about Food Styling, we think starting off with something simple is always best. Paper and Clay is exactly what we need.. Handmade by Brit McDaniel (this is a one-woman show!), Paper and Clay is a small batch ceramics line based in Memphis.
We love the simplicity in the designs, and of course the styling in the shots just help to sell it that much more. Just shows how important pictures are.. and of course we can't get enough of the dip-dye action.
Monday, 2 March 2015 by Irene Hoofs
We are loving the soft and natural vibes we are getting from the collection by Caroline Z Hurley. It's what home should feel like, quirky but comfortable.
Inspired by a trip to Bali, Caroline turned her paintings into prints on textiles. Her prints are made with a cooperative whose members are expert craftspeople from Guatemala.
Beginning with giving her designs as gifts to friends, her items caught on quickly and she is now selling in more than 100 stores worldwide!