Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

Happy April 1st everyone! I've been working on more Etsy slideshows for Domino magazine (online) so I've been clicking around like a mad woman lately so I found more talent over the last few weeks. Sometimes I wonder if the pool will ever dry up? But it seems there is no end in sight so we'll always have amazing talent to discover. Here are my fantastic five for the week. Enjoy!

Artist and instructor Heather Smith Jones just opened her shop about a week ago and already she has sold 20+ of her drawings and paintings. Each are original pieces of art making them that much more special. I have a feeling that once she hits the blog circuit, she's going to have to do a lot more painting to keep up because her work is beautiful.

Janice J's Illustrations show a love of architecture and are inspired by books and places she's visited. I knew immediately upon viewing her work that she must be from London and of course, she is. Can't you see this in her work? It's like strolling through Notting Hill...

I really love these cards from Story By Mia, especially the baby announcements and the You and Me card, it really has a Zakka feel don't you think? She also carries stationery sets, gift tags and personalized cards, too. I want it all!

Nervous System is Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, a jewelry design duo who both graduated from MIT (Jessica holds degrees in Architecture and Biology and Jesse in Mathematics). A mix of architecture and physics, they created Nervous System, "to explore a design approach that relates process and form in a context of interactivity and openness". Basically, they apply mathematical formulas derived from natural structures and apply it to their designs. Complete bio here. They will be exhibiting at the designboom mart at the ICFF at NYC's Javits center on May 17-20, 2008. I wear the Radiolaria brooch on my jacket and people really respond to it, it's a gorgeous and unique piece.

I don't use a clutch that often, but Red Ruby Rose just may change that for me. Hers are stunning and with warmer weather coming and outdoor parties, this may be a really nice accent for the little black dress.

If you've missed previous Take Five Tuesdays please click here to play catch up. I didn't post Take Five Tuesdays last week because I wrote this instead where you can find 60 of my favorites.

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