Uguisu Shoten is my latest obsession. If you love Japanese design or things made in Japan you’ll be obsessed too. Paper, linens, bags, books, rubber stamps and gorgeous tape can all be found at this treasure trove of a website.
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It’s finally April and it snowed all day long yesterday. Looking for a way out of my gray mood this morning I was so glad to find an email from Camp Cirrus in my inbox. The Camp Cirrus line of home accessories with their happy colors and patterns helped restore my faith that Spring is right around the corner. I mean they are from Sweden and if any one knows about never-ending Winters it’s the Swedes! I really dig the laminated birch trays. Their line of hand printed cotton canvas items includes pretty and practical tote bags, cheery pillows and clever textile jars. All items are available in the US through the online shop Vitrine.
You may remember my love letter to Plover Organic awhile back? Well now they’ve given me even more reason to be a Plover lover. I just got word that Plover Organic is gearing up for a HUGE Online SALE! On August 4th, 5th and 6th all non-sale items will be 50% off! That means you can find fantastic deals on their block-printed, vintage inspired bedding, throw pillows, fabric and table-top accessories. If that isn’t good enough news already, they will also give 1% of the proceeds to the National Wildlife Federation to help clean up the tragic oil spill in the Gulf. You better check it out before I snatch up all the good stuff!
With the new babe in town my postings are going to be pretty brief for awhile. It’s easier for me to do short posts of things that strike my fancy that day. So here we go with things in green that I like today. Enjoy!
Marimekko “Taikamylly” fabric designed by Sanna Annukka
Donna Wilson Owl Cushion
Jaclyn Mayer “Leonora” necklace made from climbing rope and a steel chain.
Erica Weiner Solitaire Emerald Ring
PataPri Sweet Home Hand Towel
I am one of those cooks that uses every conceivable pan in the kitchen to bake or cook something and I seem to spend more time cleaning up than actually cooking. Maybe one of these elegant aprons from Studiopatró will make me more precise and chef-like in the kitchen. I doubt it, but hey, I’ll look way more professional surrounded by my mess!
Studiopatró (out of San Francisco), also creates simple and modern looking tea towels from a variety of talented screen printers and sewers. I’m really into their “use me” section, which is full of clever ways to use a tea towel besides cleaning up a messy kitchen. Love the frame a tea towel idea! If you like, peruse their “buy me” section here.
I’m so glad Irene from Bloesem took a break from her blogging sabbatical to share the gorgeous designs of Santiago, Chile based textile designer Karen Barbé. Karen designs screen printed cotton tiles and then sews them together to create beautiful quilts, duvet covers and pillows. Keep track of Karen and her latest lovely designs through her blog. She is working to develop an online shop too so that those of us up North can someday wrap ourselves in one of her cozy creations. I’ll let you know when her shop is live!
While tweeting this morning with @design_sponge about bedding, I was reminded of Kerry Cassill, one of my favorite textile designers. It had been awhile since I’d visited her website so I was thrilled to find out she has finally added heavy weight upholstery fabric to her growing range of textiles (below). If you like the beachy California bohemian look then Kerry’s prints are for you. Check out her boutiques link to find a shop near you.
I’ve been feeling very domestic lately during my recent unemployed stint. I’ve revived my baking skills and I’m obsessed with checking TasteSpotting daily for cooking inspiration. So these peppy kitchen wares from Australian shop MOZI definitely caught my attention. Baking and cooking is just so much better when you have adorable culinary companions like these oven mitts, aprons and shower caps! More pretty things here.