Jessie Breakwell

by Joanna on September 2, 2014


There are just so many words to describe the work of Australian artist Jessie Breakwell: quirky, colorful, dynamic, bold, and bright. Her subject matter varies from nudes to animals to the jungle. I find myself attracted most to her brightly hued animals, though. Each piece seems to possess a great sense of humor while also just being flat-out gorgeous in a very approachable way. According to Breakwell’s bio, she doesn’t take life too seriously and it’s clear that this carefree approach comes through in her art in the best way possible.

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{ Images via Jessie Breakwell }


African Textiles from Mungo

by Joanna on August 27, 2014


Meet Mungo, an African textiles house from Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, established in 1998. Textiles such as table linens, throws, and bedding are woven on antique 19th-century Hattersley looms, adding a sense of history to each piece. Mungo also keeps sustainability in mind by sourcing quality natural fibers, avoiding mass production, and employing local artisans to operate their looms. The result are beautifully made textiles that feel like modern heirlooms.

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{ via Rue Magazine }



by Joanna on August 26, 2014


Named after a child’s secret hiding place, Tuckbox specializes in handsome, simply furniture. Rooted in the notion of maintaining memories, keepsakes, and stories, each piece from Tuckbox is lovingly handmade in a dusty shed in Melbourne, Australia. From stacking stools to feet designed not to scratch a floor, the designs possess a silent beauty and feel incredibly thoughtful. And can we just discuss how beautiful those mint legs are???

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 { Images via Tuckbox }



Once again, Jessica Hische has nailed it on the head. This time with her Certificate of Awesomeness. If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a battery of cat sitters, amazing friends, and funny mailmen who could use a sweet reminder of just how awesome they are. Each certificate is printed with holographic silver foil and features rainbow painted edges on 220-lb Crane Lettra pearl white paper. Oh, and the best part? Each certificate ships with a rainbow pencil. Awesome, indeed.

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{ Images via Jessica Hische; found on Swissmiss }


Swans Island

by Joanna on August 21, 2014


Good textiles are such a luxury and often well worth a higher price, especially when handmade. It’s such a wonderful feeling to curl up with a favorite throw or blanket—and right now, I’m smitten with Swans Island. These textiles are handwoven in Maine using yarns such as organic merino, silk, alpaca, and domestic Corriedale wool, dyed with all-natural dyes. The result? Throws that are incredibly soft, exquisitely made, and reminiscent of a family heirloom.

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{ Images via Swans Island }