Decorating

Dupenny

by Anh-Minh on January 26, 2015

dupenny_openerI’ve been in Park City, Utah, the past few days and while I know that the Sundance films are the big draw in town right now, I have to admit: Among the things I’ve been most excited about are the wallpapers at the Lululemon on Main Street. Each of the dressing rooms is lined in a different hand-printed pattern by British illustrator Emily Dupen, a.k.a. Dupenny. I wasn’t previously familiar with her work, so was thrilled to discover the collection.

Dupenny also sells fabrics, art prints, and other decorative accessories—such as lampshades and pillows—with her graphic and, at times, whimsical designs. (That’s 1920s Glamour up there.) And, I’m happy to report, her shop offers worldwide shipping AND now through January 31, all regular-priced merchandise is 25 percent off (with code “fahabulous”).

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 dupenny_splashSplash (also available in a black-and-white version)

dupenny_potionsPotions (also available in a black-and-white version)

{ Images via Dupenny }

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The Garden Edit

by Joanna on January 13, 2015

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It seems like many parts of country have been experiencing a cold spell lately. If you’re feeling especially impatient for spring/warmer weather, there’s always the option of bringing the outdoors in and The Garden Edit is just the way to do so.

This online shop is brimming with everything you could possibly need to curate and cultivate a well-designed garden. Founded by John Tebbs, an English gardener, The Garden Edit has a gorgeous array of handmade planters, copper trowels, elegant watering cans, and more.

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 { Images via The Garden Edit }

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Ace&Jig Bazaar Home Collection

by Anh-Minh on January 12, 2015

ace&jigLately, whenever I go on a trip, among my must-pack items is a pair of Ace&Jig pants that are made of a super-soft patterned fabric that’s both dressy and comfortable. (Bonus: They have an elastic waistband, so they’re perfect when I’m going out to a big dinner.) If I could wear those pants every day, believe me, I would. So I was happy to learn that the brand’s founders, Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson, have launched a home collection called Bazaar. Now I can truly surround myself with their wonderful textiles!

As they do with their clothing line, they work directly with weavers to craft custom yarn-dyed fabrics, all of which share a motif: the stripe. Bazaar includes pillows, bedrolls, quilts, and flags. I’ve definitely got my eye on a quilt right now, especially as the weather has gotten colder.

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ace&jig_1And if you’d like to take a peek at how the Ace&Jig textiles are made, Of A Kind has a feature about the process.

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{ Product images via Ace&Jig. Process images via Of A Kind. }

 

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Jen E at West Coast Craft

by Nancy on December 19, 2014

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A few months ago, Joanna wrote a post about Jen Kuroki’s ceramics. Her playful and modern pieces stayed with me, and I instantly recognized her work when I ran into her booth at last week’s West Coast Craft show. I was excited to meet Jen and to see her ceramics in person, and felt like a little kid in a candy store. The colors she uses are so deep and vibrant, yet her designs have a subdued quality to them.

Her small dishes and vases are so versatile, that they would make perfect gifts. You can find Jen E’s handmade and one-of-a-kind ceramics in her Etsy shop. I took home two items with me, and after looking through these pictures, I regret leaving the third one behind!

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 { Images by Lisa Wong Jackson }

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Canoe at West Coast Craft

by Nancy on December 18, 2014

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Austin, Texas, is still on my “Places to Visit” list. Lucky for me, a little bit of Austin came to San Francisco at the West Coast Craft show last week. Created by Natalie Davis, Canoe is a handmade leather home goods, accessories, and art line. Natalie uses traditional tooling and construction techniques, and creates modern pieces inspired by vintage workwear, well-worn boots, and outlaw country music.

Each item looks like it will last a lifetime, and only get more beautiful over the years. Something from Canoe would not disappoint the people on my holiday list that appreciate good design and well-made accessories!

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anthology-mag-blog-canoe5{ All images by Lisa Wong Jackson }

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