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Tea Cups, Bows and Dragonflies… Oh My!


I am going on a hair accessory bender this week. I found these lovely hats and hair clips by Binks The Minx on Etsy. I’ve seen them around Brighton quite a bit, but I never knew where they were from. I’m glad I discovered a source. They add a glamorous touch with an eclectic flare. I certainly recommend giving the Binx The Minx shop a view. Additionally, you can find out more about the artist at





Images via Binx The Minx

September 8, 2009 at 10:32 am Leave a comment

A Flower Or Two For You


I realize it might take a very brave lady to wear a flower in her hair as a fashion statement, but I am just that kind of lady. I know there are many of you out there as well, just like Ms. Katie Wilmore from Thimble Kiss. Her very creative headband and hair clips designs are absolutely lovely. To find more information on any of the products below and many more, please visit the Thimble Kiss site.





Images via Thimble Kiss

September 7, 2009 at 11:14 am 1 comment

Whimsical Bags and Body Adornments by LaTouchables


I always adore when accessory designers use different patterns and color combinations in their pieces. Such are the designs of the very beautiful products in LaTouchables. Dawn, the artist behind the brand, draws inspiration from her environment and meticulously crafts each piece by hand. Each piece is one of a kind. If you would like more information on any of the pieces shown here, please visit the LaTouchables website.






Images via LaTouchables

September 1, 2009 at 6:05 am Leave a comment

Handmade Scarves by Beautiful Bridget Designs


All the products found on the Beautiful Bridget shop are lovely, but I am especially fond of her scarves. They are an Autumn essential for me, and Kim’s scarf designs look both funky and cozy. That’s all my little heart desires during the colder months.






Beautiful Bridget Designs is a home based studio run by an independent fiber artist. Each piece is beautifully designed and hand made by the artist from her home. All products are produced in a smoke free environment using vintage and novelty yarns.

If you wish to learn more about any of these scarves, please visit the Beautiful Bridget Designs website.

Images by Beautiful Bridget Designs

August 31, 2009 at 1:10 pm Leave a comment

Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Accessories by Moxie & Oliver


These lovelies by Moxie & Oliver are a fantastic find with Day of the Dead coming up in a couple of months. I’ve seen other sugar skull accessories, but these are certainly some of the best. Each design is made using a very thick, tooling leather, which means that each piece will last you a lifetime. I was very excited when I discovered these. I get very nostalgic when I see sugar skull design, and this is certainly a product that pulled on my heart strings. For more information on any of the products listed here and many more, please visit the Moxie & Oliver website.







Images via Moxie & Oliver

August 25, 2009 at 6:53 am Leave a comment

Creative Clutch Designs by Pretty Little Pearl


The patterns on these clutches remind me of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I am very drawn to the funky color combination, and the very unique bag design. To find out more information on the bags shown here and many other designs, visit the Pretty Little Pearl website. I certainly recommend giving the site a view. All of the products are lovely.





Images via Pretty Little Pearl

August 23, 2009 at 2:44 pm Leave a comment

Stunning Sea Life Jewerly by Barbara Umbel

I was absolutely stunned when I discovered Barbara Umbel’s sea life jewelry designs. At first glance, her pieces seemed too perfect to be actual sea shells. I was amazed to discover she actually uses seashells, gemstones and freshwater pearls found on Pawleys Island in South Carolina.

Barbara’s designs are beautiful, and the creative use of materials found in her environment is very inspiring to me. All of Barbara’s designs are one-of-a-kind, and can be found on or Barbara Umbel on Etsy.








Images via Barbara Umbel

August 11, 2009 at 3:40 am Leave a comment

Link Loving: Portfolios, Typography and Green Design


I have been throwing myself into the study of design and and it principles these past couple of weeks. I did take a break from it for a bit while Dennis and I sorted our new flat, but I am happy to be at it again. Here are a few articles I’ve found very inspiring and informational.

• Very cool collection of illustrations, typographic work, lettering, web design and user experience work via I Love Colors. I love this blog and I love the articles.

• Beautiful and creative way of creating card and garland by using recycled paper scraps. This article was written by Laura Normandin and posted on Design Sponge.

• PRINT Magazine is hosting a webcast on August 4th Pangea Organics CEO and lead designer. The will discuss their sustainable packaging and biodegradable soaps and products. Tree Hugger has given us a small preview of their accomplishments and company policies regarding sustainable design.

• I know I’ve asked myself this question before, and Nubby Twiglet provides some very informative answers with tips for creating a print portfolio.

• Interesting article by Jason Santa Maria regarding the use of print design principles that might not work the same for the web. I have to say I agree with him on this one.

• A fascinating inside look into the inspiration and work of Alice Savoie. In this interview, Alice discusses her studies, her process and future projects. The interview is via I Love Typography.

August 10, 2009 at 2:29 pm 1 comment

Fashion Find: Highly Adorable Jewelry Via Shana Logic

Shana Logic is one of my favorite online shops. I actually bought my wedding jewelry from here, and I am happy to report they were a huge success. During my usual weekly browse I found some lovely new designs and some older ones I am quite fond of. I am really crushing on the Peas in a Pod earrings. They remind me of my lolly matching necklace and earrings. I think you can get the set for the Peas in a Pod design on the site as well. If you fancy having a look at any of these designs or any of their other products, head over to Shana Logic.

Peas in a Pod Earrings

Let’s Eat Earring Set


Silver Octopus Necklace


Lovely Whale Necklace


Happy Rainbow Cloud Necklace


Happy Acorn Necklace


Images via Shana Logic

August 3, 2009 at 11:22 am Leave a comment

Fashion Crush: Melissa Plastic Dreams & Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Collaboration

I nearly fell over when I saw these in a window while out taking a stroll in the Lanes this Sunday. Two of my favorite designers have collaborated to create these fabulously funky shoes. I have written about Melissa Plastic Dreams shoes before and I have good news to report. Since then I have tried them on and they are quite comfortable. Additionally, the claim that they smell of bubble gum is very true. Now, Vivienne Westwood has collaborated with Melissa Plastic Dreams to bring us this new collection called Anglomania. Let the girly screams commence.







Images via Melissa Plastic Dreams

August 2, 2009 at 2:35 pm 1 comment

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