Monday, August 23, 2010

coralie bickford-smith

What designer/writer/lover of all things beautifully crafted cannot absolutely love these covers? I want the whole series, lined up side-to-side on a shelf, like a piece of art. Or as individual posters.

They're the work of this talented woman. Check out the rest of her work, it's all so good!

Friday, August 6, 2010

renegade craft fair :: 2 :: studiobenben

I must have spent fifteen minutes at the Studiobenben booth trying to decide which prints to buy. Do I get the little russian doll print with the umbrella, the camera, the ipod, or the fruity tropical drink? All of them spoke to me in some way. In the end, well, I got them all. Act now, think later, I decided. Sometimes that's the only way to go.

Not all of these were shown at the fair, but I also really love the eco-focused work that I came across on Etsy. The style is so gentle and pleasing that you almost don't realize that the potential gravity and importance of the subject matter.

And this guy has been around for a while, it seems, since the inaugural days of Etsy. Check him out.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

renegade craft fair :: 1 :: sara paloma

So, I kind of took a break from my blog. For two months. Ebb and flow, it happens. But, I'm back! And I have a bunch of cool stuff to share that I saw last weekend at the SF Renegade Craft Fair at Fort Mason. (On that same day, we also visited the Barney's Warehouse sale next door, but that sucked big time). For the next few posts, I'll show an artist or designer whose work I now can't live without.


What can I say? This woman's work is magical. Pure white, perfectly smooth, beautifully shaped vases that look like sculptured clouds. Nested bowls that seemed to have grown that way in nature. A single white wing hanging from a black wire. It's all so lovely and quiet, with its own sense of drama.

And, of course, she's on Etsy.