If you’re into knitting or crocheting (or just want to look like you are), you simply must check out Snowberry and Lime on etsy. Veronika spins all her yarn by hand from very very high quality materials including some made of soy silk, which looks absolutely decadent (and is vegan!). Personally, I love yarns that retain the color of the animal that originally wore them such as these, but her brightly colored hand-painted skeins are beautiful too.
Month: October 2008
Probably one of the most unique treatments on pottery I’ve seen, Alyssa Ettinger’s knitware ceramic pieces are pure genious. Not sure how she does it, but I love the incredible detail in the texture of her pieces, and her Celery glaze is fantastic.
Tickled Pink Knits
It’s starting to get cold here. The thing I hate about Wisconsin is that one day it can be in the high 70s and the next it will barely hit 50 — the weather doesn’t give you time to get used to the fact that it might be winter soon. However, one of the few things I like about cold weather is getting to wear warm clothes. So, all this week I’ll be featuring my favorite pieces or knitwear (and knitware!).
One of my very favorites is Tickled Pink Knits by Elena out of New York. Her pieces have such a wonderful romantic flair, and yet they’re still practical enough to really wear. They’re almost all made custom (and you can get them in a ton of colors), so if you want them by the time it’s really cold place your orders now!
Michael Phipps is an illustrator whose work has appeared on everything from book covers to posters, and Alternative Apparel tees in his etsy shop. I particularly love his “Tattoo” animal illustrations.
Limited Edition Typography Prints
I’ve been trying to work on some art prints for quite some time, but with increasing stock for stores and designing all my PR pieces to send to those stores, I hadn’t had time until now. Two weekends ago, I started playing around with some of the wood type I purchased from Tom in Racine (see what else I got here) and the result was this limited edition of 12 chocolate and aqua prints.
I also bought a lovely drawer of this great blocky all-caps face, which I set in an alphabet and made the limited edition below (half on pearl white, half on ecru paper). Both pieces are currently available in my etsy shop.