lisa larson

February 1st, 2012

I am obsessed with vintage ceramics and my latest obsession is Swedish ceramic designer Lisa Larson.  Lisa has been producing her ceramics since 1954, many of which are now in private collections and museums. Luckily she is still producing her work so it’s possible for young collectors like moi to get in the game.  Some of the most well known pieces are from her cat collection and her Nordic Zoo collection.  Her shop has many of these pieces available as does the Japanese website Vivo, Va which also carries some of her vintage work.  And of course ebay is always a great place to find vintage ceramics too.

Lisa and her cats 1959

we are (still) so good together

January 31st, 2012

Yay! One of my favorite prints is back in circulation.  Thanks to 20×200 who has teamed up with artist Dylan Fareed you can get your hands on a limited edition letterpress print of “We Are So Good Together”.  I practically harassed poor Dylan back in 2007 to get a copy of the print and was thrilled when he found one in his studio and sold it to me.  Obviously it can be read as a romantic sentiment, but I love what Dylan meant by it: “The print was just for myself—a half-hearted joke about the bond between a guy and the paper that hangs on his wall.” That’s awesome.  Hurry up and grab one for yourself or someone you love before they sell out again!

Villarreal Ceramics

January 24th, 2012

I spotted these lovelies from Villarreal Ceramics on Neawear.  Vanessa Villarreal is a community arts teacher (yay teachers!) in Tuscon, AZ. I’m guessing her desert surroundings influence her use of feathers and llamas on her pieces.  Her designs are so pretty.  See more plates, bowls and cups from Vanessa on her Etsy shop.

Screamy Mimi

January 24th, 2012

For Grady’s nursery I went with a bold color on the walls and softer accessories like the black and white animal card mobile from Wee Gallery.  This time around I’m going with a soft grey on the wall and colorful accessories like those found on this brilliant mobile.  Screamy Mimi (try to say that name 10x’s fast) crocheted this fantastic mobile for her daughters nursery. I love how she crafted it to be as visually stunning from below as it is from the side.   She will customize a mobile to your color specifications through her Etsy shop.  Can’t wait to see my finished mobile!

alt summit

January 18th, 2012

Super duper pumped for Altitude Design Summit this week! It’s my first time and I’m pretty thrilled that the conference for designer bloggers is held in little ol’ Salt Lake City! Lucky me and you too if you’ll be there. I’m most looking forward to the keynote address from Ben Silbermann, the founder of Pinterest. If you’ve noticed, my input to Little Willow has severely diminished since Pinterest entered my life. I’m hoping to discover some great ideas for combining my love of pinning with my first love, design blogging. See you soon!




goody goody gumdrop

January 11th, 2012

I am completely obsessed with these Gumdrop Pendants from Serena and Lily. The bright colors, the glossy finish, the polka dot trim! Seriously what’s not to love? They are officially on my list for the new nursery for bambino number two.



’tis the season

November 28th, 2011

Couldn’t resist, I bought this Star Garland Kit

Sweet Folk Reindeer Push Toy

Super adorable printable Gift Tags

Vintage Wallpaper Ornaments

Folk Christmas Stocking

DIY Wrapping Paper Trees


kelim pottery

September 13th, 2011

I love this happy pottery from Kelim Pottery out of Israel.  The simple shapes and sunny colors make these a great gift idea. Not to mention most of the items are $40 and under.  See more from Kelim Pottery on Etsy.

king size

September 6th, 2011

For the past two years I’ve been trying to convince the hubs that it’s time for us to grow up to a king size mattress.  So far he has been resisting and it’s probably because he knows that a king size mattress means a king size bed frame, new bedding and most of all a king size price tag.  I might need to tap into my crafty genes to make an affordable headboard rather than purchasing a whole bed frame. Luckily the WWW is full of inspiration. I’ll be keeping track of my finds on a new Pinterest board titled “Sweet Dreams”. Here’s a little taste, follow more here.

Bed frames in “popover” pattern from Studio Bon.

Black rope poster bed. Bedroom design by Tilton Fenwick.

Glamorous mirrored bed frame from Angie Hranowsky Design.

Coral and white tufted head board from Meredith Heron Design.

Lovely “jaipur” pattern bed frame from Serena and Lily.


August 4th, 2011

I have been slightly obsessed with these bags from Tulisan ever since seeing them on Design Sponge.  I have been visiting the Indonesian website of Tulisan everyday for the past week trying to decide which one of the limited edition illustrations to choose from.  If this keeps up they’ll be sold out before I get my act together.  Today I’m leaning towards the Siesta Tote in the Sound of Dawn yellow print.  Now I need to pull the trigger because the Summer will be over by the time it ships across the sea!

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