Friday, December 30, 2011

Paule Marrot

Vase 2

These paintings by Paule Marrot—available through the online gallery Natural Curiosities—are so simple and cheerful, the perfect jolt of color in midwinter. (Not that I'm complaining; it was so warm that Charlie wore shorts in the park today.)

Yellow 4

Friday, December 23, 2011

walnut paperie

Stationery 009

Look at these beautiful notecards from this Southern California company, run by two women. It's kind of a girly/preppy/pretty clean aesthetic. That pink and green flower design should have my name on it.

Stationery 007
Stationery 012
Stationery 011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

lourdes sanchez

Lourdes Sanchez has done some work for West Elm that I've noticed and liked. Her own website is full of beautiful, colorful images. I'll take the honeycomb and the snail, please.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Eight-inch pouch

Rennes has a French name, is based in Boston, and makes leather goods that are simple and interesting at the same time.

Milo wallet
Mini chateau duffel

Monday, December 19, 2011


Sailor bags

Fabriko (spotted on Babyccino's excellent blog) makes sweet, simple fabrics. It's a Swedish brand, founded by a mother. Love the navy and the minty green.

Bed linens, coming soon
Little pillow (check out those knotted corners)
Pencil case (would work as a travel makeup bag)

Friday, December 16, 2011

mollusk surf shop

Van kids' T-shirt
Mollusk Surf Shop, a neighbor of Outerlands cafe and the General Store in San Francisco's Outer Sunset, seems to share their hippie vibe and groovy aesthetic. I love these screen prints.

Tugboat T-shirt
Jellyfish' T-shirt

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

the butter

Holiday Ribbon stamp

The Butter, a NY-based design shop, makes really, really good paper products. That ribbon stamp reminds me a bit of my Minted business cards, but with a quieter, less frilly look.

Zig Zag business card
Decorative Frame business card
Flower Dragon 2012 sticker
Candy Store notecard

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

berry tree

Charlie decided to decorate the bare Japanese maple in the back yard. He used kitchen twine to tie on berries from another tree. Festive, right? And talk about recycling. (Oh, and yes I did let him use those clippers. Bad parenting.)

Monday, December 12, 2011

club cinq children's clothing


Swiss-based Club Cinq makes children's clothes that are ridiculously gorgeous. Why doesn't someone do this here (so I don't have to pay crazy shipping costs)? Simple shapes, pale or neutral colors, a stripe or two? Throw in a bow here and there? (Immature observation: Doesn't the name "Club Cinq" sound like a strip club?)

All images from Club Cinq