Etsy: Take Five Tuesdays

It's about that time for Take Five Tuesdays so let's see what's on the decor8 radar for this week! Ready? Let's go...

I "met" Abbey Hendrickson of How Now Design via Flickr and I can't get over how talented this lady is, I'm a big fan of her work and I'm constantly forwarding her link around to my friends when they tell me they're looking for more "grown up" prints on Etsy, ya know minus the popular cutesy motifs. How Now Design is easily one of my favorite etsy stores, I'm a woman obsessed. I imagine all of these framed in a very white room with painted white floors and soft touches of blue and pale lavender dotted around (a pillow, a chunky wool throw). This creative New York artist also authors the beautiful blog Aesthetic Outburst. She's the best!

From buttcrack characters to tea trays and pretty pocket calendars (I ordered this one), Smosch from Sweden has got you covered. Well almost, if only you'd pull up those jeans, boys! I knew she made these cheeky little little fellas, but had no idea that tea trays are her thing too. Interesting combination of things, but you know those creative types - that's exactly what makes her work super appealing, unexpected combinations of things that are well made and fun.

Even though I covered the work of Yumi Yumi last year when I pulled together the Etsy slideshows for Domino magazine, I thought it would be nice to highlight her work here on decor8. Isn't her work so feminine and soft? I visit her shop at least weekly to see what she's posted next. Note: She's currently having a sale, buy 3 prints and get an additional 4th print for free.

I've been a fan of Brooklyn-based RE-SURFACE for ages because I really love how this lady produces a range of handmade designs inspired by Brooklyn's facades - grit and all. She translates urban decay into modern lighting with multi-layered surfaces that I think are stunning. They're also guy friendly as most of my boy pals say they love 'em. Now that RE-SURFACE has an etsy store, it just got that much easier to order one. Psst: They have great pillar candles for $15 too.

A Stitch in Dye is anything but dull. This Texan creates pillows, coasters, quilts, and table runners featuring her very own hand-dyed and patterned fabrics. She also sells hand dyed and batiked fabric in her etsy store, and she accepts custom work as well. I think her pillows are very nicely made and would really stand out and add some great color and pattern to a space.

So that's a wrap for this week! If you'd like to view past Take Five Tuesdays, please click here.

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