Very cool UK shop with tons of gift-worthy items.
Very nice handmade bags (pillows and quilts, too) from Paco & Lupe.
Just in time for spring...the lemonade stand from Wisteria. Also would make a nice little summer sangria stand!
Lap blankets made with leftover screenprinted fabrics from Aunty Cookie.
An interesting combo...stylized architectural renderings + cotton dish towel. From Eden & Eden for $20 each.
Stationary, art, pillows, bags and home textiles in super cute patterns like birds, flowers, zinnias, and robots from Print*Pattern*Paper.
Am loving these fun duvet sets from Victoria Linen.
By designer Krystal Speck, this pretty vase is hand carved and glazed with a different pattern on each side. 10" high and available here.
Bud vases, hanging vases - all sorts of neato glass pieces from NapaStyle. Love these.
I've seen glass tile and I've seen rugs, but now (much like an 80s Reese's commercial) they have been brought together in an unexpected way. The Bisanzio tile mosiac rugs from Sicis are made of small, perfectly formed, colorful glass tiles. They are hardwearing, so perfect for entryways, halls and bathrooms.
I am digging these funky-fun pillows in felt and hand-silkscreened cotton at modamuse.
Cheap and cool and would be fun at an outdoor summer party. Available here for only $16.
Cute metalworks from Beehive - measuring spoons, hooks, and other unique items for the home.
Love the new nature-inspired and brightly-colored linens at Le Souk right now.
Makool Loves You, a Portland boutique, features independent, handmade fashion, jewels, accessories and housewares.
Unique, handmade pillows made with felt from The Little Stitch store.
The shop mudpuppy creates beautiful handcrafted ceramics including planters, moon chimes, terrarium decor, and re-purposed vintage china. All very simple, modern and gorgeous. You can also stop by madebymavis to purchase ready-made terrariums for your mudpuppy mushrooms. I like her mini terrariums made from salt and pepper shakers.
The shop Bailey Doesn't Bark was created by NY artist Re Jin Lee. All are hand painted, signed and limited editions.
Interesting tea towels, aprons, napkins and more from Julie Haslam and Domestic Bliss:
"Inspiration for imagery came from her grandmothers handwritten recipe book. The old recipe book provided an array of fascinating and enchanting marks. These marks also helped recall many loving memories – something that happens for most when viewing pieces from the collection, a certain mutual sentiment is experienced.
The collection initially began with ironing board covers and has grown to include draught excluders, tea towels, napkins, cushions and the most recent addition a kitchen apron."
The Malaga Rack System by Modern Cellar includes a base and endless possibilities for growth with modular racks. Each rack holds 5 bottles. $160 for racks. $180 for base. Hard to find a modern wine storage system - so this is pretty cool. Available at Greener Grass Design.
"DIA line of
rugs is awarded prestigious Red Dot 2008 prize in the Red Dot Museum in
Essen. DIA rug is rooted in the realm of traditional design. Folk
motifs are innovatively intertwined through joyful and contrasting
compositions all drawing off the wellspring of Polish folk art." Available here for $1500.
This white ceramic toaster is still in prototype mode, but it looks really neat. You can check out diagrams in the 'how it works' section. In the designer's own words:
Well, check this one out. This new decorative radiator from Scirocco and designed by architect Marco Baxadonne is both innovative and efficient. The aluminum clad radiator conceals copper pipes and aluminum plates, making it top notch in thermal efficiency. Each Lego has a double plumbing connection - one heating and one for connection, so you can connect all the pieces together like Legos.
Chalkboard China is a product line founded in 2008 by Candace Randolph and the creative design team at Cooper & Brinkley’s. Chalkboard vases, wine glasses, plates, napkin rings - you name it.
"These are not your granny's doilies. Bringing optimum functionality and style to the home, the eco-friendly and reusable silicone Doileez, come in minimalist patterns that protect furniture surfaces, while adding a stylish design element to modern decor. Available in a range of Modern-twist's signature patterns including clusters and loop. These food safe, hand-silk-screened Doileez,are easy to clean and provide a variety of uses." By Modern-Twist and available at many fine little boutique stores around the country.
Here's a new twist on the traditional creamer and sugar bowl. The Tonfisk Newton is available at huset shop and allows you to pour the milk without removing the attached (real gold) sugar bowl. This smart little mechanism relies on gravity to stay put. Designed by Tanja Sipila for $125.
Over at Rare Device they are offering some really neat pendant lights created from vintage coffee mugs and glassware. The company, Domestic Construction of Brooklyn, hard wires them for you so they are easily installed (by a professional electrician, preferably).