Monthly Archives: January 2009

City Artist Spotlight Series-Philadephia!

Every Friday artists will be chosen to represent the craftiness of their city. This week the selected city is giving some love to Philadelphia! I have selected Philadelphia artists from Etsy to share. Feel free to comment if you would like your city or favorite artist to be chosen for a Friday spotlight.

chloelepichon

chloelepichon-Medium White Holey Bowl

iartaday

i art a day-3 Softcover Notebooks - Travel Series

studio309designs

studio309designs-Turquoise, Brown and Green Multi-Spot Pendant

welcometoloop

Loop-Doodlespark Float Series, Set of 6 Note Cards

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File this New Years Resolution Under-Organized.

Did you know that January is national organization month? So it is officially time to get organized!

I live in Chicago and space is a hot commodity here. Anyone in a big city understands the need to use every inch of space efficiently, the problem is that it can take a lot of time and money to get organized. I found a few etsy artists that make organizing your home office stylish and fun.

I must comment on the first piece that I would love to have in my office. It is a vintage aluminum folding desk, and it would add character to any office. Once you have your desk set up it is time to accessorize with the other beautiful items I have selected below. Now go get organized!

Fusion Furniture Vintage Folding Desk

Fusion Furniture Vintage Folding Desk

Fusion Furniture Vintage Folding Desk

Fusion Furniture Vintage Folding Desk

Fusion Furniture Vintage Folding Desk

Fusion Furniture Vintage Folding Desk

ekohdesign-Miss Mers Tins

ekohdesign-Miss Mers Tins

Decorativeinstincts-Mocha Lattice File Organizer

Decorativeinstincts-Mocha Lattice File Organizer

starvingartistdsgns-Blue/Brown Circles Mouse Pad

starvingartistdsgns-Blue/Brown Circles Mouse Pad

thePurplePear-Trendy Tacks - Just Dandy

thePurplePear-Trendy Tacks - Just Dandy

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City Artist Spotlight Series-Twin Cities!

Every Friday artists will be chosen to represent the craftiness of their city. This week the selected city is giving some love to the TWIN CITIES! I have selected 5 Minneapolis/St. Paul artists from Etsy to share. Feel free to comment if you would like your city or favorite artist to be chosen for next Friday spotlight.

pilotdesign-Petal Red Bamboo Modern Wall Clock

pilotdesign-Petal Red Bamboo Modern Wall Clock

WilliamDohman-Spices - 8x10 Fine Art Print

WilliamDohman-Spices - 8x10 Fine Art Print

honeybeedesign-2009 Desk Calendar

honeybeedesign-2009 Desk Calendar

ELBfoto-Ghosts On The Bridge 12x12 Photograph

ELBfoto-Ghosts On The Bridge 12x12 Photograph

FirstandFrank-Notebook, small

FirstandFrank-Notebook, small

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Pink and Green Paisley Pillow

I just want to share my latest Etsy listing!

Peaksboutique Pillow

Peaksboutique Pillow

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Valentine’s Day Cards

As many of you may know I met my boyfriend Jake at work in 2007.  You may also know I am not a very big valentines day person at all.  In fact many people are often surprised that I took Jake to Kuma’s for Valentines Day last year.  He had never been there before and I thought that if we did anything it should only be celebrated with great burgers, whiskey, and metal.  It doesn’t get any better than that!

modernemotive’s just launched her new shop last week, and I was eager to check it out because her blog is pretty fabulous too.  I was not in search of anything for valentines day, I just wanted to check out her shop.  So I was REALLY surprised that I stumbled upon a valentines day card that I not only had to have, but I had it shipped to me from Canada.  Oh and Hallmark is directly across the street from my office so I must have really loved this card.  It was just so perfect since we met at work and had to be sneaky for a while…I couldn’t have made a more perfect card myself.

modernemotive

modernemotive

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City Artist Spotlight Series-CHICAGO!

Announcing the City Artist Spotlight Series! Every Friday artists will be chosen to represent the craftiness of their city. This week the selected city is my sweet home CHICAGO! I have selected 5 Chicago artists from Etsy to share. Feel free to comment if you would like your city or favorite artist to be chosen for next Friday spotlight.

MnMTreasures

MnMTreasures

alamodestuff

alamodestuff

IMOTIME

IMOTIME

SilhouetteBlue

SilhouetteBlue
noformdesign

noformdesign

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Handmade in St. Croix

I just got back from my 2nd annual trip to St. Croix.  It is the perfect vacation spot because they do not have a large tourist population, the drinks are fabulous, and all I did was scuba dive and read on the beach!  I was looking for a break from work and inspiration for my own life, and I knew just where to find it.

As soon as I could I went to visit Mitchell Larson Studio in Christiansted.  Jan Mitchell has developed several new techniques in the art of fusing glass and each piece is more and more inspirational.  It is my absolute dream to have a studio/shop like this.  When you walk in you can smell the kilns upstairs where Jan works, and the glass is displayed in the main room.  Her husband Steffen Larson displays his photography in another room of the studio.  The combination is breathtaking.  It is a true inspiration to any artist that steps foot in there.

Jan Mitchell Glass

Jan Mitchell Glass

Steffen Larsen Photography

Steffen Larsen Photography

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