I love poking around an artist or designer’s website to see who they are and why they create.
What do you do when it’s your family tradition to make incredible handmade footwear coupled with superb customer service? If you are Jess Cameron-Wootten, you keep the family tradition alive by continuing the craft of creating incredible leather goods. Cameron-Wootten is a champion of the “Slow Movement”, which you know I am a fan of.
Now for something a little more modern. Sarah Ware has produced a stunning collection of modern sterling silver pieces, made by hand in Brisbane, Australia.
Here’s a fresh find of the handmade kind: lovely wallets, bags and purses by Melbourne-based Georgie Cummings. These gorgeous leather goods are part of a collection called Tooth&Nail.
I got a little tip from my friend Nicole about an artist that I needed to feature on the LAB. Nicole has mega-good taste, so I thought I’d better check out her recommendation, The Club of Odd Volumes. Am I glad I did! What a fun shop, full of quirky-cool tees, bags and the CUTEST baby onesies ever. Sarah, the mastermind behind TCODV was kind enough to share a little about herself and her creative process. Be sure to check out her entire collection. I’m sure you’ll be rockin’ one of those tees before the summer is over. One more thing: pay attention to Sarah’s answer to #6. Great social media advice.
It doesn’t take much to love handmade. All you really need to do is look and you’ll find nifty items that are perfect for adding that little extra something to your life. Take for instance the super-affordable finds in the Core shop. These expertly crafted items are colorful, inventive and priced just right. If you haven’t made the 1AM Promise yet, why not start with an item from Core?
One of my favorite artist, Alexandra Ethell has added some fresh art to her earlyhours shop. Alexandra has such a unique way of blending vintage images and graphic designs, she’s in a class all by herself. I know I’ve never seen anything like her work anywhere, and trust me, I’ve seen A LOT of art!
Oh Pom, you had me at ‘lasercut’! I keep finding these great artists from Australia, and today I’m adding Jacinta Sobey to
It should be a crime to have this much fun! Here are 3 more combos featuring two of my favorite
What a fun shop Julie and Kelly have conceived! AACUTE is full of fresh and colorful baubles. Using polymer and vintage
Can you stand more handmade combos? Of course you can! Here are some cool prints from AMMIKI and lovely baubles
What can I say that I haven’t already said about Nicole Arnett Philips and her collection of amazing typographic art? She’s been