Tag: etsy

People we’re loving: ConiLab

While away over New year, I was contacted by Barcelona-based graphic designer Coni Della Vedova (aka ConiLab) and think her covetable prints are the perfect way to kick off 2012.

Initially hailing from Buenos Aires, where she studied graphic design, Coni specialises in handmade silkscreen prints with positive catchy slogans that very much speak for themselves. Snap one up now and start the year off as you mean to go on.

 

 

 

 

You can find her prints on Etsy here.

 

People we’re loving: Helen Rawlinson

Cushion cover, £22

My friend Ariadna, who knows more than anyone when it comes to alternative therapies in London and beyond, recently  pointed me in the direction of a wonderful wellbeing website and directory called The Baoli. Here, not only will you find a host of alternative and holistic therapies and practitioners, as well as a thriving online community of like-minded people offering up their latest alternative finds – you can also browse a carefully curated section devoted to living and the home. It is there that I recently discovered Helen Rawlinson’s sumptuous hand printed textiles – and they are worth shouting about.

Tea towels, £9 each

Large pendant shade, £69

Based in London, Helen screen prints all her textiles by hand in an old converted chocolate factory. She uses only water-based inks and unbleached organic cotton and has become best-known for her signature Moroccan tile print – simple, bright and boldly exotic. She also writes a lovely blog charting her life as a working mother and “how it all works”, and it is a breath of inspiration to mothers and creative minds alike.

 

Slim cushions, £28

Halloween trick or treat mini bag, £6.50

You can buy her collection at NotOnTheHighStreet.com, Etsy.com or through her blog.

Happy Valentine’s

Love nest print, $20, rollandtumblepress at Etsy.com

Etsy love-in: Tialys

book end by tialys

I spotted these earlier today on Etsy and love them…

France-based seller Tialys uses old scraps of fabric, or even rough coffee sacks, to make these little owls, each one unique and full to the brim with French rustic charm and charisma. All the scruffy little creations use upcycled or recycled materials, from vintage coconut buttons to natural wheat for wadding. As Tialys assures buyers of the Brazilian coffee owl, above left, “he has a conscience!”

decorated labels by tialys

I love her Alice in Wonderland-inspired Incredibly Generous tags for Incredibly Generous Gifts, above, perfect for sprucing up those presents that are slightly last minute / from the bargain bin / straight out of the present drawer…  They come is sets of 4, so you can give and give and give… and still have one for yourself.

bread basket by tialys on etsy

tialys postcard from paris

Who knew a lavender filled postcard from Paris could seem just as vital to your domestic wellbeing as a little canvas bread basket?

Check out her shop here.