For $99 you can purchase a breakfast in bed traythat will last through every mother's day, father's day, birthday or anniversary for a decade to come. The tray is made from lightweight plastic and has a built in bud vase. Get it online from Tweak.
I have been looking for a unique wood framed mirror for my hallway for months and I think I have found the perfect source.... Rowan's Room on Etsy sells mirrors and chalkboard that are framed in recycled wood from antique cabinets and old antique scraps. Each piece is unique but I love the simplicity. The decorative ribbon for hanging is a perfect touch. Prices are reasonable considering these are all handmade and use antique wood.
Summer is coming to an end.... old man winter is right around the corner but that doesn't mean that we can't stock up for next year! Garden Artisans has a beautiful selection of garden decor, tools, planters and containers. In hindsight, I could have used the trug basket for my tomato harvesting! (I could hardly keep up!) So start planning for next year because as we all know, life goes by so fast.
If you are a soon to be bride, pay attention. EmersonMade is quite possibly the coolest blog and shop I have run across since Monday's post (From Sthlm). They make hand dyed and hand stitched flowers that are the perfect accompaniment to your bridal party or your everyday wardrobe. The clutch purses are a must have as well. The husband and wife team are adorable and the photos on the site are just inspiring. They also have a new apparel line that just launched this year. Be sure to bookmark this site.
Toys with integrity. That's how ImagiPLAY describes their product line. They offer high quality educational toys that inspire children to learn and explore. All of their toys are made from eco-friendly materials and their passion for protecting the earth and it's inhabitants is evident in everything they do. Products include rattles, puzzles, push and pull along toys, building blocks, yoyos and games. No guilt in lavishing the child in your life with these toys....
These mobilesare felted by hand in Nepal and made exclusively for Yolk. You can choose between the bird or sheep mobile. A sweet and delicate addition to any nursery. $55. Be sure to check out the rest of their online shop or if you are ever in the LA area, you an stop by their store. The product selection is fantastic.... it is run by a Swede who moved to LA in 2000. There you go!
I realize know that this is the second week in a row that I have featured wooden spoons in the COOK feature. But these utensils from Jonathan's Spoons just could not wait another week. The spaghetti fork ($20), perfect for stirring boiling pasta, and the coffee scoop ($23) are all handmade from cherry wood. You can get them online from Tabula Tua or directly from Jonathan's Spoons.
I haven't been this excited in a find since.... well... I haven't been this excited before EVER!!!!! From Sthlm (pronounced From Stockholm) is a blog and a shop about emerging Swedish designers. Every month, they feature a new designer and a selection of their products in limited quantities for 30 days. More often than not, this is our first opportunity to purchase from these designers in the US. This month's featured designer is Lotta Odelius and previous features have included Bengt & Lotta, Tina Backman, Maria Holmer Dahlgren, Bantie and Fuldesign. Look through the past galleries because some of the items are still available for sale. The images above are just a taste of the selection offered in their shop. LOVE LOVE LOVE this.
It's clutch day on blomma finds. I saw one clutch purse and then it spiraled out of control. Here's my top three from my most recent Etsy search. Top - The skinny clutch from Atomique47($38). Middle - Foldover clutch purse from Eden's Wake($45). Bottom - the steel gray petal wristlet from Definition of Self($37).
An urban utility bicycle. That's how Madsen Cyclesdescribes their bikes. The prototype started as a bike with a wheel barrow attached to the front to haul around six kids... needless to say, the design has come a long way. There are two different models... one with a bucket to haul your cargo (kids included.... there is a removable seat and two seat belts) and one with a reinforced steel rack. The purpose is based on the simple concept that a bike should do more. Now you can bike your kids to soccer practice, pick up groceries or haul your tools from one project to another. The bikes are tested to haul up to 600 lbs. Rugged yet cute in pale blue, cream or black.