mu’umu’u for you.

December 23, 2009


The handbags from Denise Tjarks couldn’t be more fun! Many of them are made from repurposed mu’umu’us and vintage Hawaiian fabrics which makes them bright and cheery! Perfect for spring and summer…or if you’re lucky enough to live in paradise *sigh*

green london handbags.

November 30, 2009


I love the name of this little London based biz: Zippy Lovelock…and I also love that she uses old leather goods to make her cute bags. Take, for example, the bowling bag {top, left}…it came from a beanbag maker, and it’s next stop was a landfill…that is, before Zippy Lovelock got a hold of it, and crafted it into a fantastic bag!! Great!

from tractors to tables.

November 17, 2009


Who knew?…that a vintage tractor could be turned in to a super-cool table…or that an old piece of farm machinery could make some cute earrings?! Pennsylvania based, The Steel Fork, is a collaboration of husband and wife Ben & Kate Gatski, who create some unique pieces from their rural hilltop in PA. I also love their softer goods…pillows featuring images of their metal animals. and a handwoven hemp table runner {above}. Wonderful stuff!

love your music. wear your music.

September 22, 2009


Instead of posting music for “tuesday tunes”, I thought I’d post some music-inspired jewelry.

Texas Tarts fashions old vinyl records into funky jewelry. Each of her pieces is named after an ’80s tune {I’m old enough to get the references}…and I love the ’80s vibe of the charm bracelets…CUTE!

stash handbags.

September 21, 2009


I’ve been looking for a new laptop bag or briefcase lately…and I’ve found quite a few that I love. But, it seems like the ones I like the most are in the $500 range. Apparently, making a bee line to the most expensive item in a store is a fine-tuned skill I’ve developed over the years.

I was really happy to find the messenger bags from Stash on 1000 Markets. Theirs are moderately priced – just under $100, and even that cute green clutch is about $50! I love the use of vintage plaids and pinstripe suiting…and the little leather clasps are a nice detail too!

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  • ClassiclyAmber: Aw, you will definitely be missed around here! But how exciting for your new adv...
  • ellinor: OMG, I love the leather stuff below. The colours are amazing. Thanks for sharing...
  • Giovanna: This is so cute! I love them :) *´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸....
  • farragio: Great pieces! The colors are lovely and soothing....