Etsy Take Five Tuesday
Hello everyone! I've been a bit behind on Etsy Take Five Tuesday, I guess you can call it a Summer Pause because I've been very busy and unable to do them as regularly as before but in the Fall they will resume again on the regular weekly schedule each and every Tuesday but until October they'll be a bit hit or miss as I have a lot of travel coming up and lectures to give. How are you doing today everyone? Are you good? I hope so. I have some lovely things to share with you from Etsy today, I hope that you enjoy my finds.
First up, my friends Berit and Kerstin from Snug Studio in Hannover, Germany recently opened their shop doors on Etsy and I couldn't be happier! I love visiting their little shop around the corner from me and enjoy their work so much. I think you'll really love them, too.
Next is Yael Fran down in Argentina who has a billion things in her shop from Keds to stickers, coloring books, prints, iPhone holders... This lady has her designs being printed on everything and it's so inspiring to see!
Now let's peek in on the work of illustrator/designer Kaye Blegvad who was born in London but now based in New York. Her feather illustrations-as-garlands really caught my attention today. Aren't these garlands so unique and pretty?
You simply can't miss Villarreal Ceramics in Arizona - in fact, if I didn't live so far away I'd place an order this second for some of her feather plates and cups. Beautiful things, I really enjoy this shop...
And finally let's visit the work studio of Kelsey Oseid in Minneapolis, also known as Kelzuki, who draws the patterns found on state birds and turns them into state-themed prints. The colors are chosen based on the color of each bird. Very clever and a lovely housewarming gift, don't you think?
Other great Etsy goodies that I found this week:
- Hand carved deer head bowls from Mexico
- A fantastic little fox coat
- Lovely lace rocks for paperweights or simple decoration
- Gorgeous collage work from Croatia
- Beautiful salt + pepper bowls
I hope that my Etsy picks for the week put a smile on your face. :) I'll be back later with more to enjoy and a special interview and studio tour of a London-based surface pattern designer along with a special Parisian shop tour will come up soon too - perhaps later in the week, I'm still working on them for you. Prepare to be inspired!
(images linked to their sources above.)