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Where the pretty things are : design art craft fashion

Tooco July 20, 2009

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Ooooh I wish I could buy one of these pairs of shoes! The illustrations are from  Francisco Miranda aka Tooco. Not only the illustrations are brilliant, but the shoes are also great. I’m so sad they’re out of stock at the moment.


Monsieur Billault July 16, 2009

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It is always nice to be surrounded by talented people like Monsieur Billault. Gaetan Billault is a French artist (French but nice… I swear) who lives in Dublin, makes amazing drawings and creates weird but lovely dolls. His work can seem slightly morbid to some, but I love the way he’s sharing his mysterious and peculiar world with the rest of us (you have no idea how happy I am to be using the word “peculiar”… ahaha… remember, I’m French!).  I’m the proud owner of the bird doll, well no… my little one is the proud owner! You can see more of his work here.


Tamar Mogendorff July 16, 2009

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I loves Tamar’s Mogendorff”s work. My favourites are the birdhouses and the peacocks. They’re all very charming and poetic, and they’re great inspirations for story telling. I think it would be a perfect gift for my daughter but not sure she’d agree on just looking at them without being able to touch, lick or shuffle them in her mouth. Every objects Tamar creates are are made from linens, Mohair wool, vintage fabrics, tweed, antique embroidery, pashmina and other fabrics. Some of her creations are available here.


An apple a day keeps the doctor away July 8, 2009

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Have your teatime apple with style: these lovely hand-knit jackets will keep your apple safe and cosy. It’s cute and lovely and despite what hubby would say: no it is not useless!


Charlotte Wooning July 6, 2009

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Graduate from Willem de Kooning Academy, Charlotte Wooning has been bringing out a collection under her own name since 2005. Her creations are very delicate, contemporary and have a feminine sense of beauty. You can see more on her website (brilliant work by Marjolein Delhass).


Today I am a Polar Bear July 2, 2009

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hannah waldron

Today I am a Polar Bear is a beautiful limited edition featuring 7 different illustrated animal masks to make and disguise yourself as. Each book is entirely handmade and features a screen printed cover and hidden poster and another screen print within the centre page. It even includes a unique handmade finger puppet. This is the type of work that makes me regrets those days I was spending drawing in Art school.


I’m smitten July 1, 2009

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Even if you’re not a kid anymore, you are allowed to have an imaginary friend. In children’s stories, animals always mean magic: they talk, wear clothes and sometimes they go to school. Inspired by this universe, Ashley Alexander of ImSmitten.com is infusing in our everyday life, the enchanted characteristics of story book animals. That way, she says “everyone has access to it and hopefully adds something a little bit pretty and strange to their day”.


eco-line by alena hennessy July 1, 2009

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Alena Hennessy

Made of certified organic materials with earth friendly inks, this collection by Alena Hennessy is beautiful and good for the hearth. Nature being one of the artist’s main inspiration it does just make sense to be sensible and create pieces that respect nature itself. The artist’s painting would be perfect for a nursery, not only for a nursery of course, but my brain is still child obsessed at the moment… Babies can enjoy nice art too!


HeadHoods June 30, 2009

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HeadHood 1

HeadHood 2

Last week in France, a decree has been voted to prohibit people to voluntary hide their faces while participating to a demonstration. Wearing a mask, a hood during a demonstration could theoretically get you into trouble and you could have to pay up to 1500 euros fee. But could you get away with wearing on of those hoodies?  Made by Brooklyn artist Clinton van Gemert (HeadHoods), those hooded sweatshirts are somehow creepy…and yet so brilliant!


Cabinet of curiosities June 30, 2009

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I love vintage illustrations and I love jewerlies. Ms Vanda from Paraphernalia had the brilliant idea to combine both. The pieces she creates are very graphic, unuasual (not to say strange) and poetic. They’re also surprisingly affordable, and I’m going to buy the heart necklace right now… or maybe the ribcage one.