The story behind the Starlight Woods shop really highlights the ingenuity and the creativity of the handmade community. Lisa DiSciascio survived a number of really crazy storms in the summer of 2011. With the power out and the neighborhood in shambles, Lisa decided to take a hike in the woods near her Pennsylvania home. Read more
Anastasia Egórova has created an intensely beautiful collection of jewelry. I’m pretty enamored with the entire collection, so it’s super-hard to narrow down the images to share. From her studio in Manacor, Spain, Anastasia’s love for clay … Read more
Wearable art. Those where the words that first popped into my head when I discovered the loveliness that resides in the Double Fox Studio shop. The pieces you see here, as well as the items in the shop are the handiwork of Harem6, aka Ildiko Muresan and Flavia Marele. These two mixed media artists really love working with new materials and it shows. Read more
I’m a sucker for color and today’s See/Wear post is all about the color. Feast your eyes on Natta Leonard’s The Loft Full of Goodies and some sweet prints from the Domestica Print shop.
I can’t think of two more beautiful things from nature: quartz and gold. Put them together and you have these ethereal pieces from the Arrow & Era. I don’t know much about the maker behind this handmade collection. Just that Steph S. describes her collection as: Read more
I’m not going to lie: I am an official Yokoo groupie. I’ve been a fan for a while and then, back in March, she posted on Facebook and Tumblr that she’s been invited to be on Project Runway. Now, while I’m torn about whether she should do it or not, I’m not torn about my affection for her collection. Honestly, the images speak for themselves. Read more
Simon Cottrell is a Canberra-based maker who uses an eclectic collection of inspirations as the starting point for his pieces – things as complex as improv jazz, or as banal as a pop-up toaster. He is fascinated with the connections of ideas: in the design process, what part comes from logical and rational thought, and what part comes through intuition? Read more
Another great handmaker with a compelling backstory, Judit Just is creating some pretty exquisite pieces for her JuJu Just shop. I have to admit, when I started reading her about page on Etsy and saw … Read more
You’re probably wondering why I put an image of Isobell’s bag first in this post. Well, not only is the Supply tote only $10, but you’ll need it to carry all the handmade goodness you’re about to purchase from Melody’s Shirazi’s lovely Etsy shop. I’ll give you two good reasons to check out this great collection.
What I find intriguing about Deanna’s work is the architectural nature of each piece. Perhaps it’s the use of concrete that gives me that impression. Nonetheless, I think they are the perfect addition to a contemporary handmade collection. Why not make your 1AM Promise purchase from Deanna’s shop? I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. Read more
It’s always interesting to see the path people take to arrive at Destination Handmade. For Melissa de la Fuente, it’s a path that includes being a busy actor and then slowing down to become a mother of 3. Once she discovered her love for design, Melissa Loves was born.
I think this collection had me at ‘Aloha’. You are looking at just a sampling of the amazing pieces to be found in the Aloha Gaia shop. What a stunning handmade collection! Started by artist and blogger Dara Muscat and jewelry designer Thanich Thaweesuk, the Aloha Gaia collection is inspired by nature, travels and love. Are they breathtaking? Read more