Gypsya is a collective of three families of artists collaborating together to create beautiful handmade treasures. Their blankets are some of the most beautiful I have seen. Each is quilted on a beautiful screen print using 100% organic cotton and natural dyes. They are hand dyed, hand stitched, and each one of a kind. Available in twin, queen or king and they even have pillows to match. Shake it Gypsya.
I’m loving these graphic print pillows designed by Elisabeth Dunker in the Fine Little Day shop. Elisabeth Dunker is an artist and photographer based in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is also the creator and author of Fine Little Day, a blog devoted to appreciating everyday life, creativity and eye candy in different forms. Elisabeth loves handmade things – folk art, outsider art and the art of children. Shake it.
This was one of those days when I simply wasn’t finding anything that thrilled me to blog about. Just when I started getting discouraged I happened upon Little Studio. YES!! Love, love, love it. Marit Lissdaniels and Angelica Utterberg are Little Studio, a company that makes graphic prints, pillowcases, trays, and cutting boards. Happy, colorful designs, triangles (which you know I love) and even some great vintage inspired prints. Shake it Little Studio. Thanks for saving the day!
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I have been noticing crocheted blankets more and more in interior shots lately. I decided it was time to find some great blankets to blog about. I am here to tell you that googling “crocheted blankets” returns quite a few hits… I quickly found this style is called a Grandma Blanket, I kept looking for the perfect grandma blanket. I found Sandra Juto. She is a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. Her entire body of work is brilliant, including her blog. I want to highlight her crochet since that is what brought me to her.
As my idea of design grows and changes the more I appreciate mixing styles. I still lean toward a modern home but want it softened with textiles and color. Ah ha! The Grandma Blanket. Enjoy Sandra’s work and remember to shake it.
Haptic Lab is a small design studio in Brooklyn,NY. The word haptic refers to the sense of touch, and everything we design is meant to inspire meaningful connections through that sense. “Soft-Maps are quilted maps of cities and neighborhoods that represent someone’s unique place in the world, and are tactile keepsakes meant to last generations.” Haptic Lab has quilts ready to order or they can custom design a quilt down to your personal street address. Shake it.
Queen-sized map of Rome: white silk shantung and red thread
Queen-sized map of Paris: white silk and taupe thread
Los Angeles: Santa Monica to Downtown
King-sized quilt of Lower Manhattan: off-white silk
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
I am loving these Suzani and Ikat pillows found in Etsy’s Material Recovery. This wonderful shop has a huge selection of pillows made from recycled antique velvet and satin textiles. Layer them on a sofa or bed for great, vibrant color.
The Mangas rugs designed by Patricia Urquiola for Gan, are now available in spectacular Poufs with the same textures and color as the popular rugs.”This rug takes on different shapes – like a lantern, like a balloon or like a bell, while one is rectangular; all are based on a patchwork design using different types of wool stitch.” I can see myself spending a great deal of time on one of these incredible Poufs! Shake it.
Thomas Paul consistently designs such wonderful pillows. I love when his new collections come out, you can always expect a delightful surprise. A room can be built around his pillows. I have a big, saffron linen pillow of his, and it feels like the centerpiece of my bedroom. It’s that time of year, nest and get cozy!