lotta jansdotter smycka handbag. used to be a fellow sf resident. now the lucky ducks in brooklyn get to enjoy her holiday trunk shows.
the blue print holiday gift guide has some pretty fabulous ideas for gifts (or for coveting). here's my personal favorite (for coveting, of course):
dots and shadows ring set by brooke medlin (aka gemmafactrix) on etsy.
iittala sarpaneva cast iron pot is another long time favorite. so pretty, so durable...
chickens at a chula vista ranch (ca. 1915) from the california archives
i'm kind of in love with this gorgeous eva zeisel collection that was reissued by crate & barrel a few years back. now they fuel my obsession by adding a new piece. in honor of her 100th birthday, c&b has introduced the coffee pot (for a limited time...).
great idea from the wurst gallery in portland. i love the idea that something so simple makes such a beautiful, easy piece of art. you can even buy your own kit here! (nice gift idea for the upcoming holiday season???)top image by supermundanebottom image by jill bliss
minä perhonen wonderfulness
inspired by grace's recent bizbox post on slate about being a girl in business, i'm trying to organize a group of women designers/entrepreneurs. if you're interested, or know anyone in the bay area who'd be interested, send them over to girl design.
more maira! i just love her illustrations. new monthly illustrated column for the ny times.
throws and scarves at wallace sewell. wonderful color combinations and textures.
pretty clothes by carolann wachter via ms. spinach
i admired this piece by maxine sutton in an anthropologie catalog a while back, but i didn't investigate further...too bad, cause i her works are just beautiful. thanks to the treehugger blog on the house & garden website, i got to see these loverlies: