Where the pretty things are

Where the pretty things are : design art craft fashion

Lisa Max July 26, 2009

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Staying home on Sundays makes me want to decorate the appartment. Or maybe I’m getting too excited thinking about Ikea (finally) opening a store in Dublin tomorrow. Those cute cushion by Lisa Max would be perfect for us, and I know a little person who’d adore them. To see more of her work, check out her blog.


Emilio’s Pocket July 23, 2009

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My daughter has decided that one of her favorite toy is my wallet. Anytime, she’d fuss I can get her quiet for a good 20 minutes just with the magic wallet. But this means I can’t really use it for myself anymore… so I was thinking that I could buy one of those (I gave her my wallet I deserve a new one!).


For Lucy July 21, 2009

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My dear Lucy,

when I saw these this morning I thought of you. Not only because I know how much you love buttons, but also because they’re silly and funny and I think they’ll look cool on your blue jacket. My favourite one is the little vampire… so if you get these as a present soon, just make sure I keep my hands off it.


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.


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.


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.


Sanna Annukka June 28, 2009

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Sanna Annukka

I finally remember the name of the artist I was looking for this morning: Sanna Annukka. Now, looking at her work it’s quite different from Naomi Murrell’s work, but it did trigger that little connection in my tiny brain. You can find out more about Sanna Annukka on her website.


Naomi June 28, 2009

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Naomi Murrell is a freelance illustrator and designer based in Australia. I just love her work… well, now you might think why would I care what you love? after all I’m no expert. It’s always hard to talk about something without using terms like: I love this, I adore that. But you can see for yourself that her work is very creative and inspiring. Her latest work is a lovely collection of art prints and jewelery featuring sweet folk-style birds. It actually reminds me of another artist work, but I can’t remember her name right now. I’ll make a post as soon as I find it. In the meantime, you can visit Naomi’s shop on Etsy.