Friday, February 29, 2008

Junk Prints

I recently decided to jump into Etsy. I don't think it is as user friendly or smart as it should be, and so like a fool I stayed away too long, waiting for the day that they would update the interface. That day hasn't come, but I came over to the site anyhow and have been busily trolling through and tagging my favorites and planning future purchases. One seller who is on almsot everyone's fave list is the fabulous Junk Prints.

Junk Prints' Brooklyn-based designer, Chanel Kennebrew, makes awesomely witty shirts, jackets, dresses, and bags in bright bold colors and I want almost everything that she's selling. I want it all now, but unfortunately my pocketbook disagrees with me, so until we can work something out, I'll just be here drooling over (and highlighting as favorites) all the fantastic Junk Prints.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Milka Manifesto

(Via Design Milk)

Mexico-based Milka Manifesto creates neck-centered works of art. To call them necklaces would be a disservice. they start at the neck, but they are more like art pieces mounted in that location. They dont dangle and lay in the way chains do, so i refuse to conflate the two. Until someone comes up with a better word, i'll just be calling them by their extended name: beautiful Milka Manifesto creations.

Buyable here

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Fighting Eel clothing

The weather is still a bit nippy but I can't stop thinking about bright little dresses. I just came across these beautiful dresses from Fighting Eel, and I am now chomping at the bit for the sun to shine brighter! These remind me of American Aparel dresses but with much more flattering cuts and detail.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

FRED stuff

I absolutely love all of these!

FRED home products

Already Been Chewed cookie cutters (buy these here)

tape dispenser

Color Forms clock

many more on their website

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Knock Knock stationary

I am in the slow process of putting my office together, so this really appeals to me...

Simple and smart stationary...finally.

Knock Knock

Friday, February 8, 2008

Amy Leonard

I found this exciting artist via the incredible My Marrakesh blog.

Amy Leonard
creates beautiful wearable and non-wearable art that is quite reminiscent of Joseph Cornell's work. I am particularly enthralled by the custom lights in jars. Here are a few examples:

and here's the beautiful one she created for Marrakesh's Maryam

For more, check out her DNA Light catalog here

African American Images

Sorry I haven't kept these blog up in a few months. I'm going try harder this year.

Found this great link to old Black photos on Square America (via Boing Boing)

Here are a few of my favorites: