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Hopscotch

by Joanna on December 11, 2014

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It’s that time of year again—gift-shopping season! I’m always on the lookout for gift-giving sources and my latest favorite is Hopscotch, a London-based online boutique. They believe in good design and have stocked the shop with some gorgeously hand-picked pieces. The mix is a curation of products from the U.K., along with works by international designers and vintage pieces from Europe. From yummy fragranced candles to linen pillows and pastel pens, they make for some truly unique gifts.

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 { Images via Hopscotch }

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Every year after Thanksgiving, I turn the calendar page over and am always stunned to see how fast December crept up on me. And every time, I scramble to find new calendars to replace the old ones. That’s why I was so happy to hear about the special limited-edition calendar designed by Jennifer Young Studio and Lisa Wong Jackson from Good on Paper. Each page features two months and a photograph from Jennifer’s travels around the world, along with foil-printed hand lettering by Lisa. The result is a beautiful combination of art and function.

There are 100 copies available in this edition, and each is hand-numbered on the cover. The calendar is printed on 130-pound recycled paper stock, and I love that it is perforated at the top so that you can easily tear off each page to re-use and frame as art.

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{ Images by Jennifer Young Studio and Good on Paper }

 

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Sweet Gum Co.

by Joanna on November 12, 2014

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As a fan of one-of-a-kind and handmade design, I was delighted to recently discover Sweet Gum Co., a boutique specializing in Southern-made provisions. The shop is bursting with pieces both vintage and handcrafted, hailing from Tennessee and the South. The real treat here is that each item is selected to carry on the storytelling tradition of the South. Whether it’s a wooden stirring spoon that’s made to use a family recipe or a handbuilt serving bowl full of warm biscuits, these pieces tell a story while also bearing witness to the new stories you create in your home.

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{ Images via Sweet Gum Co. }

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Orla Kiely Kids Bedding

by Anh-Minh on November 4, 2014

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I wish designer Orla Kiely would open a store in San Francisco! But since she hasn’t yet, I frequently pop over to her online shop to see what’s new (and maybe on sale). I recently noticed these kids bedding collections and have to say: If my nieces and nephews were younger, I would totally be nudging them to re-do their rooms to include one of these patterns.

Shown here, top to bottom: Around the World | Birdwatch | Dandelion | Cars

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{ Images via Orla Kiely }

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FleurLux

by Joanna on November 3, 2014

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FleurLux is the Etsy shop of Shelby DiMarco. Soft, feminine, and quiet, these hand-crafted paper ornaments are made in Los Angeles using hand-dyed tissue paper, driftwood, and hemp string. FleurLux also offers these gorgeous pieces with gold or silver leafing, making these tassel mobiles perfect for parties or really any space you want to feel extra special. I’d love to have one of these beauties hanging above my office desk.

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 { Images from FleurLux }

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