December 2011 archive

Garland

Vintage Garland

These vintage style garlands made from hand formed ceramic beads are such a sweet alternative to traditional Christmas decorations and work all year round. Made by artist Angela Hodgkins they can be bought from her online store OUI. Angela also creates one-of-a-kind soy candles using hand-thrown pots painted by hand in mid-century inspired graphic patterns. […] Read more…

Christmas Books for Gifting 2011

Image from We Heart It No matter how old I get, there will always be a certain thrill in gathering up and asessing my amassed cargo at the end of Christmas day (albeit the cargo is smaller but more precious these days). One, two or three things that are guaranteed to add weight and worth […] Read more…

Apparatus

New York lighting brand Apparatus’ lighting collection is created using vintage lighting fixtures, aged brass, painted glass and natural materials . I love their poetic use of the utilitarian and the delicate. Read more…

Write Every Day

A sweet and inspirational pocket planner illustrated by American artist Jessica Hische. The Art Deco-inspired interior planner pages include full-page typographical illustrations by Hische of quotations by Emily Dickinson (“Forever is Composed of Nows”), Emily Bronte (“I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me”), John Gardner, Anthony D’Angelo, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and […] Read more…

Mini-Wreath Cards

I love the idea of these easy to make, unique Christmas cards from Frolic, what a great idea! They are inexpensive and have that festive feeling the annual card writing day should have. A twist on the traditional card, with their sweet twine strings they can be used as decorations on the tree, or to […] Read more…

Frosty Harvest

Some absolutely ridiculous but wonderful Frosty Harvest Christmas decorations from the genius buying team at Anthropologie… From left to right: Harvest Frost Radish Ornament,  Harvest Frost Fig Ornament, Harvest Frost Onion, Forest Story Badger, Crocheted Mistletoe Ornaments, Harvest Frost Artichoke, Read more…