Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

Are you ready for another installment of Etsy Take Five Tuesdays? Today let's see about some his and her ceramics, baby elephants, letterpress frames, custom labels, and a few freshly sharpened pencils! Let's go!

Originally from Turkey, Basak Notz runs a successful stationery studio out of San Francisco called Small Square Design with paper products that are minimalistic, fresh and modern. Cards printed with gocco are also available. You can view more from the collection on the Small Square Design website, where I learned that you can find her paper sold nationally at one of my favorite destinations for pretty papers -- Paper Source. Basak also authors a blog where she shares her many inspirations.

Another Turkish designer to share with you today, this time it's Studio tto or Baris Gun Sahin, a student at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul, Turkey. She is studying in the traditional Turkish handcrafts department specializing in ceramic and traditional tile design. I like what I'm seeing from this talented student... She has many good ideas and I'm enjoying the simplicity here. All are original, hand painted designs, completely dishwasher and food safe, and she even accepts custom work.

Sycamore Street Press is unique because in addition to lovely letterpress stationery and creative couple Eva & Kirk at the wheel, you will find letterpress frames that are quite original finds. They are budget-friendly and an ideal way to spruce up your framed art, a great alternative to the typical mats out there. Let's here it for something new - hurrah, hurrah!

Are you looking for custom stickers and stamps in lovely fonts and borders for your small business or to label things at home? If you want to add that perfect final touch, Sweet Papery is a Dallas-based shop that specializes in affordable rubber stamps and stickers, completely custom. Wedding seals, business labels, address labels, Thank You stickers, they are all here... I would use them to seal bundles of cookies and homemade sweets to gift friends or to mark the inside of books to ensure loaners to friends return to me! :)

Stockton & Company so nicely donated papers to the Inspire Me giveaway so I have to highlight them today because seeing some of their papers in person made all the difference for me. Cute baby elephants have me at hello every single time, I swear. Total cuteness. Stockton & Co. maintains a blog too. Side point: For more animal cuteness only of the real kind, this image on Marilyn Patrizio's blog made my day and maybe yours too...

If you've missed previous Take Five Tuesdays, please click here to check them out. I try to run this column each Tuesday but sometimes I fall behind if other work commitments get in the way, you know the ones that involve editors and such. What I'm saying is that if I miss a week here and there, don't worry, I usually make up for it with extra special finds. You can also check the left column of this blog for my Etsy picks of the day. Thank you!

(images linked to sources above)