I just discovered a lovely blog, Lilly’s Notebook. One of the first posts I read featured gorgeous pictures of otomi fabrics from an online store: Jacaranda.
Drawing inspiration from the jacaranda tree as “a reminder of nature’s perfect design,” this company champions natural and handmade goods by importing unique, indigenous items from Mexico, Central and South America.
My favorites were the pillows…
…and of course, the textiles:
And wouldn’t it be fun to frame some of these swatches?
Then on the blog (which only has a few entries at the moment), I found this fantastic before and after of a reupholstered chair:
They hope that as the jacaranda tree’s falling petals leave “their design imprinted on the world,” their own products will leave their own imprint in our homes.
See more HERE.
I saw the line, Mottega on Material Girls recently, and thought it was pretty clever. The vision of Mark Moussa, best known for his company, Arteriors Home, Mottega, allows you to design your own lamp, so to speak.
My friend, Kathlin does semi-custom dresses and this is very much the same concept. Pick from a series of options…
…for a (semi) customized look!
Here are some that I (and my four year old son, George – see the dark blue one) designed:
Pretty cool! The best part is the turn around time: less than two weeks. The downside? They’re pretty pricey, ranging from $500 to $700. Definitely not an option for those on a budget. But there is a mailing list for sales. So it couldn’t hurt to sign up for that.
I was so quick to post the Furbish giveaway links that I didn’t poke around on High Gloss and see the others.
Click on the images for direct links!
A little late to start a new year of blogging here at Wishing True… But better late than never. And what better post to start with than some pictures of new things created from old things.
I love the idea taking something that may be considered junk and reinventing it. Things made from reclaimed materials are very in right now (and ironically, often very expensive). A small dent in filling our carbon footprints – but a noble endeavor nonetheless.
Here are some new/old things from Eco1stArt.com: