So I see that lots of people get photos off Flickr, and never really knew what that was about. So today I decided to go onto Flickr’s main page and click the see random photos thing. It might have been a mistake. I discovered that there is this whole crazy world of Barbie collecting — but not just collecting. “Reroots”, “remixes”, “body switch” OH MY. This is serious, I never knew people took so much time remixing Barbie. Some of the photos look straight out of a porn shot, so I had to choose some PG pictures. And there were thousands to choose from, just from one person.
This one got her hair and body re-did.
Hair did and chest remix. Geez.
Who knows what would have gone down if I’d known Barbie could get re-rooted a decade ago.
I’ve recently (about 3 weeks ago) started doing seamstress work for a woman that designs children’s boutique clothing in awesome funky fabrics. It’s an awesome opportunity to refine my sewing skills (these are for sale to the public, so I better make it good!), and she gives me total creative freedom on the design of the clothes which is awesome. Luckily, we have very similar styles so it’s a great pairing. However, it’s turned my life into non-stop work, because my few free moments before are now spent hunched over a sewing machine. Luckily, I love to sew and was always looking for an excuse to sew before. Doing seamstress work and working 1-2 days/week in an awesome fabric shop give me plenty of inspiration for making my own clothing. When I get a little bit of free time …
A couple of (rough, phone) photos of some of the things I’ve made:
This photo was taken before the dress was hemmed, and the flower ended up a little smaller than shown. Will post newer photos after the professional shoot we have for the spring line this weekend.
Color is a bit off - but a super cute racer-back knit tank for teeny little girls!
I’m not a huge fan of cargo shorts in general, but I made them so they’re obviously the exception.
I’ll be up all night completing some dresses. We’ll be done this week with samples of the line and then on to full production!
love, california makes these gorgeous state pillows in a thick wool felt, firmly stuffed — Thomas and I just bought a Georgia one for a friend’s engagement gift. So beautiful, now I want one for myself!
I sifted through 18 pages of sold orders to try to find a picture of the GA pillow, to no avail. But, I will say it looks an awful lot like Missouri. I bought the pillow at a local boutique handmade store, Young Blood, so maybe love, california cleaned house by sending them all there?
I was a H.Harper Station last night briefly, and the first thing I noticed was their amazing lighting fixtures. I choked a little upon seeing the jadeite green chandeliers hanging from the ceilings, amid the dark wood interior of the restaurant/bar. omgizzles I needed to know, are they actually jadeite, vintage, or WHAT?! I found them online this morning. No shit, should have guessed, Martha Stewart is behind this glorious creation.
Turns out they’re glass (this photo doesn’t do the color justice, they were a perfectly bright milky jadeite green), discontinued, and $600 originally (not a bad price, actually — just not my kind of price). There goes my vision of having 10 hanging from my living room ceiling.
It also comes came in milky white:
I had to leave H. Harper Station last night to keep my eyes away from these beauties.
They also had my favorite reproduction squirrel cage light bulbs, the ones that are $20 a pop but so worth it for the vintage lamp I have that has an exposed bulb spot.
I’ve always loved tapestries over traditional wall hangings, but a good tapestry is hard to find and even harder to pay for sometimes. Gunta Stolzl, a fibre artist of the early 20th century, created these amazing weaves for carpets and tapestries. Drool-worthy.
Upcycled crayon wax shaped into these cute little fortune cookies! I almost think they’re better for most hands, as they’re less likely to break than tiny sticks (yes, I’m an aggressive colorer). I think they’re too pretty to use.
Nothing says I love you like prescription pills. Check out this cute idea from Etsy seller Hello Cupcake, a prescription bottle designed specifically for Valentine’s Day, packed with a healthy serving of conversation hearts.
I’m loving these special series Mexican themed Dunnies designed by a select group of artists (most of some sort of Mexican/Aztec origin). The website is pretty amazing, with more Dunny designs featured.
Frida Kahlo - “Fisita” - by Dani Bravo
Virgen de Guadalupe - “Virgen” - by Miguel de la Barracuda
Aztec Calendar - “Calendario Azteca” - by The Beast Brothers
Envelope Bag from designer Megawing, sized for the iPad but not limited to unnecessary gadgets. Includes interior pockets to keep things tidy, and slim enough to stay out of the way. Great for men or women - I love this type of envelope, why not make them last a little longer?
Would it be weird if I slapped shellac on these and used them as permanent decor? I found these 1 foot gummi bear lights at a design studio in NY this winter, but they were quite pricey. At only $12 each for these gummy pops, I’m thinking I can find some way to preserve them.
I have a tiny obsession with all things kitchen, from rubber spatulas to glassware to mixing bowls. And yes, towels are included. I love these cutlery napkins from South African designer Skinny LaMinx.
Super cute handmade dolls!! From the artist/seller KitLane:
“Jacabobs and Bunnies have long been neighbours, occasionally having little Jacabunnies of their very own. Life on the desolate plains is a bit slow at times, TV reception is poor and so they make up their own fun. It can’t be helped.
Nog the Jacabunny likes to snuggle with his bunk-mates after a long day in the woodlands beyond the end the my garden, has cravings for tiny cheesecakes and raspberries, and adores squidgee squeezles.”
Bobby Neel Adams combines photos of immediate family members and individuals at different ages to investigate the power of heredity on your looks (and maybe to show that maybe age doesn’t change us much). Makes me want to go cut up some family photos. He also does couples - see more at his website.