Saturday, September 23, 2017

Etsy Shop of the Month: Watercolour Workshop

Floral Watercolor Wallpaper


Being a child of the 1980s and 90s, I can't believe I'm saying this, but I really love the current wallpaper trend sweeping the home decor scene. (Whatever, I'm calling it a scene.) I never understood the appeal of wallpaper in the past, due to its installation difficulty, the types of boring and/or dated designs that tended to be available and, of course, the torture of eventually removing it. Why would anyone go through all that?!

This, though, is not your grandma's wallpaper, and I actually mean that literally. The tiny florals and muted shades of yesteryear - funeral home chic, really - are now replaced by bright, oversized prints and contemporary designs. I seriously doubt your grandma would've plastered her walls in an ice cream cone print. I remember mine having a more serious fruit print in the dining room that I desperately wanted to lick, like in Willy Wonka, but feared the vintage glue and, you know, shame of it all.


Cactus Wallpaper

Ice Cream Wallpaper


Watercolour Workshop offers beautiful modern designs, courtesy of a husband and wife business duo. Their colorful prints range from big, bright blooms to lively little lemons. The best part? Their wallpaper is removable. Yes, queen, your heard me right. It's a peel and stick process that allows the PVC wallpaper to be easily installed without messy glues, and removed when the time comes. I'll take it!


Lemon Wallpaper

Geometric Wallpaper


They also offer fabric wallpapers for surfaces that require it, and custom sizes to make your not-so-perfectly rectangular walls easier to cover.

I love the look of a printed statement wall, especially if you're not quite ready to dive in to a fully wallpapered look. This also seems great for renters, as it is removable and allows you to give some custom personality to your space without painting or making permanent changes. Or, if you just like to switch up your space frequently, you can more easily go from carrots to triangles to a mountain view. Options, baby.


Carrot Wallpaper

Flower Bouquet Wallpaper

Vintage Print Wallpaper

Boho Floral Wallpaper

Rainbow Triangle Wallpaper




All photos via Watercolour Workshop


Have you ever seen Watercolour Workshop before? Are you in or out on this wallpaper trend? How much do need an ice cream wall, like, yesterday?!



Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday Faves Vol. 12

 
This embroidered Kirk Van Houten 'Can I Borrow a Feeling?' patch!


This airy & gorgeous white/black/teal kitchen!


The beautiful Storm King Art Center, an outdoor sculpture garden in New York!


This story on Nathan for You's Nathan Fielder...this show's the best and it's coming back this month!


This incredible collection of gifs that show idyllic 1960s resorts then and now.


This countdown of the greatest movie props of all time, from the Hoverboard to that plastic bag. 


This photo collection of impeccably dressed bunnies!


This drool-worthy sheet pan dinner of crispy gnocchi & veggies!


This list of places to get inexpensive, modern furniture (that aren't Ikea)!



This Ciate Glitter Flip liquid lipstick!



What cool stuff have you seen lately?



Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday Faves Vol. 11

This breed of duck, the crested, that appears to have hair!


This simple yet delish-looking corn chowder recipe is perfect for summer!


This faux taxidermy piñata rug!


This list of the most ridiculous and outlandish plots from Sweet Valley High!


This photo tour of Andy Cohen's stylish NYC home!


This whimsical carrot-shaped whisk!


This exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA is full of classic horror & sci-fi stuff!


This gorgeous "swimsuit" made from flowers!


This cool hair dye that changes shades with temperature!


This adorable and endlessly useful gold bunny ear canister!


What cool stuff have you seen lately?



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Etsy Shop of the Month: Jumbo Jibbles

Carrot Body Pillow

Have you ever felt like hugging a carrot? Snuggling a lemon? Curling up with a good book and a pickle? Okay, maybe not, but surely you’ve wanted a cool, contemporary - perhaps offbeat - interior design. You can fulfill all of these wishes with Jumbo Jibbles, our August Etsy Shop of the Month. Jumbo Jibbles is a place where inanimate objects spring to oversized life to adorn your couch or bed or to simply rest in your arms. Eggplants are six feet long; blueberries are the size of beach balls, and everything - and I mean everything - is as soft to the touch as a dollop of whipped cream.


Strawberry Pillow


I’m especially enamored with the strawberry pillow, which is how I first wandered into the world of Jumbo Jibbles. Its perky red body so delightfully oversized, and its proud green top waiting to be placed just so on your comfiest armchair. I love that this piece, like many others, is both useful and decorative. It’s just good, cute fun!


Lemon Pillow

Asparagus Spear Plush/Pillow

Pickle Body Pillow

Velvet Tangerine Pillow

Kiwi Pillow

Velvet Blueberry Pillow

Pineapple Headband

Tomato Pillow

Green Apple Beanie Hat

Peach Beanie Hat

Six-Foot Eggplant Pretzel Body Pillow



I’m always a sucker for oversized or miniature things. It’s my nature. These pillows are straight out of your wildest childhood daydreams, where you might grow an apple stem right from your head or use an asparagus spear as a defensive sword. Children and fun-loving adults alike will find something to fuss over in this shop. The bright colors and soft textures (so much velvet!) are pleasing to many of the senses and the sweet attitude behind the designs is pleasing to the soul.

Designer and owner Amy Brown says in her etsy shop bio, “A stuffed carrot is the opposite of a stuffed bear. That strangeness makes me happy.” If that idea makes sense to you like it does to me, then you’ll find many reasons to smile at Jumbo Jibbles.


Follow Amy and the shop on Etsy or at @jumbojibbles


All photos via Jumbo Jibbles


Have you ever seen Jumbo Jibbles before? Would you love a stuffed fruit or veggie? What great Etsy shop have you found lately?



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