June 29, 2009

C racker!

I got a bit side-tracked today, browsing around the web and doing lots of reading. I really should of been compiling posts! I do tell myself that good things are to be gained from research, so the majority of my day was spent 'researching'. I did come across some great finds that I'm eager to share with you through the rest of this alphabet, but firstly...

Let's get this 'C' started....

Bonspiel Creations

I couldn't fit Bonspiel Creations in yesterday's B slot, so luckily I could share it with you today!

Ellen Box is the designer and creator of the Bonspiel collection. Ellen is an etsy success story, one of the super hard working, talented folk who has quit her day job to concentrate on her own creative business. yay!

Listing her favourite materials as being Leather, Cotton Jersey, Canvas and Dye, Ellen melds these four things into a collection that includes, clothing, accessories and the coolest collection of hand-made and printed coin purses, card pockets, wallets and bags... take a look:

(images from Ellen Box)

visit Ellen's store
visit Ellen's discount store
read about Ellen's success in I Quit My Day Job
read Ellen's interview on etsy's featured seller

Cricket Press

Brian and Sara Turner are the husband and wife duo behind printing studio Cricket Press. Creating their own individual pieces, Brian and Sara work side by side to create a collection that is bold and colourful.

Alongside their online store, Cricket Press also offer a fantastic design and hand printing service, producing some amazing posters, Art/Event announcements, Stationery and Packaging.

"...about 98% of the stuff we make is hand-rendered or hand-crafted of some sort; straight from our little imaginations, down to our hands, and right onto the page. Of course, it might take a little longer, but we think it's worth it."

(images and quote from Cricket Press)

visit Brain and Sara's website
visit Brian and Sara's store
read Brian and Sara's blog

Aunty Cookie

I have written about the work of Shannon Lamden before. I absolutely adore her work and have enjoyed watching her collection grow and develop over the years.

I visited Shannon's Aunty Cookie website the other day and was exited to see that she has a series of Quilted Lap Blankets in her store.

Using an assortment of designer, hand screen printed (including her own) and Japanese fabrics, each of Shannon's blankets are a fabulous mixture of colour and pattern.. take a peek:

(images from Shannon Lamden)

visit Shannon's website
visit Shannon's store
read Shannon's blog

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Favourite Find:

I spotted this lamp over at Design*Sponge and just had to share it with you!

"the dapple light has a wood veneer shade and, on the inside, thousands of glass mirrors. inspired by a disco ball, the dapple light casts a dramatic shadow and creates an “explosion of light” thanks to all those tiny glass mirrors."


(images and quote from Design*Sponge - thanks Grace!)

Visit Reiko's website for more.

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Yay! we are midway through week 1 tomorrow. I hope you have enjoyed the first three segments in Alphabet5...it is lovely having you here : ) Have a great day!

See you tomorrow for D! xxoo

1 comment:

kreachr said...

Loving that lamp!!