Oh. My. God. I freaked out when I discovered Putri Febriana last evening. Have you seen her work? The Indonesian graphic designer/illustrator makes the most wonderful, detailed, colorful, joyful illustrations I’ve seen in a while. Just look at those ice cream girls by the ice cream truck! All the stylish ones on the beach! The couple in front of Ladurée! The umbrellas on that Shibuya-like crossing! If you love all of these, you’ll be happy to hear she also sells them as silk scarves (so impressively chic!) or other merchandise on Society6. I’m dying for one of those scarves!
Since we talked about flamingos recently, I thought I’d go on a treasure hunt on ever-inspiring Etsy and see what’s up. And I’ll tell you what: flamingos are so popular. Especially with weddings and bachelorette parties! This post is a little more universal than that, cause anyone with a love of pink is gonna love these handmade pieces. Click on each one to go to the respective shops.
1. Temporary tattoo by Tattoorary | 2. Ring by Good After Nine | 3. Matches by Inkspot Workshop | 4. Notepad by Duke and Rabbit | 5. Bustier by Vintage Divinitiess | 6. Dress by Pioopioo Morvalin
Cliche? Yes. Necessary summer after summer? Also a yes. You can’t miss nautical vibes this time of the year, no matter how hard you try. The easiest thing is to stop trying and give in to the temptation. Just, you know, close your eyes and imagine you’re on a beach. But don’t close them just yet, cause the best is yet to come!
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1. Mermaid miniature by Barruntando | 2. Postcard by Design Fraeulein | 3. Swimsuit by Collar Swimwear | 4. Illustration by Depeapa | 5. Flamingo pendant by Bonbi Forest | 6. Blouse by Armura
You may remember a silver tulip brooch I wore in an outfit post recently. The wonderfully delicate piece was hand made by Iveth Morales from The Angry Weather, and I’m happy to say it’s now available on Etsy! More than that, there’s an entire new collection up! I just love the pictures showing the jewelry: the white dress like a blank canvas, the green plants (which are clearly an inspiration for the line), the heavenly model. And I love the minimalist pieces! Usually with botanical inspiration, you see a lot of color and busy patterns, but The Angry Weather jewelry is somewhat quiet and subdued. Just my type.
I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready to get my toes out. I love the comfort and effortlessness of sandals, as well as the short time of the year when I get to wear them. These are some of my current favorites, all handmade and comfortable-looking. Because it can be really hard to find a pair of comfortable sandals to live in, handmade seems like the best option – you can usually have them custom-made for your very feet! Click on each picture for more details.
Mules by Viders Shoes | Mustard sandals by Crupon | Low heel sandals by Katz & Birds | Blue sandals by Olive Thomas | Cross strap sandals by Leather Strata | T-bar sandals by Bangi Shop
Showing jewelry in a beautiful, new way is not an easy task. But it’s a task that Homini Studio managed to fulfill successfully. In their pieces, “there are no embellishments. No set stones. Once the unnecessary is eliminated, the necessary may speak. It is not an exercise of simple subtraction, but there is absolutely no excessive addition.” Hence, there’s plenty of room for imagination and play in the photos. Because you’ve already seen bejeweled body parts, but you haven’t seen hands coming out of a block of color, messing around with the most minimalist of all tools: its own fingers.
Ever since I’ve moved to a new apartment, I’ve been on the lookout for ways to add color to the place. Since it’s a rental, there’s not much I can do about the white walls or the dark furniture – other than to bring in colorful textiles. These are some of the pieces I’ve had my eye on, I find them all delightfully pretty. Click on each photo to go to the product page.
Cat rug by Bobo Choses | Furoshiki by The Link Collective | Pillow cases by Depeapa | Tea towel by Jessica Hogarth | Wall hanging by Under The Oak Tree Shop | Cactus blanket by Anna Deegan
Donna Wilson is a product designer I get back to over and over because her stuff is always amazing. She creates various things, from textiles to kitchen ware and toys, and her style is very distinct and playful. I love this very short series of photographs featuring a range of bird-themed plates (Teatime Treat). The setting is minimalist and pleasing to the eye: mosaic table, pretty plate with mouth-watering cake, faceless girl getting ready to dive in. Needless to say, either one of these plates would find a suitable place in my kitchen. And honestly, I wouldn’t mind having these photos as prints on the wall either. The plates are available here, everything else – in my dreams.
I’ve been eyeing a lot of enamel pins lately, and I’ve rarely seen one I didn’t like. Sure, I may already have more pins than I need in this lifetime, but do I have a cat on a pizza slice? I do not. Plus these babies are born to be worn in pairs or groups – the more, the merrier. And if you do a little research, you’ll surely find something for your taste, as obscure as it may be. These are just some examples of the ones I heart; click on each photo to get to the respective shops.
Cat pin by Surfing Sloth | Birth control pin by That Noise Gallery | Ice cream pin by Bash Party Goods | Pizza pin by I Like Cats Shop | Love pin by Coucou Suzette | Sad songs pin by Stay Home Club