thoughts for a friday.

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i am not crafty. i wish i were but apparently i haven’t got that gene. i like making things, but i think i lack the patience to follow through. i like buying handmade items though, and i admire the handywork that goes into a good DIY immensely. there’s several blogs out there that excel at DIY — i am not one of them. okay, every once in a while, but it’s... 
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because everything they do is magic.

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i love herriott grace. everything the canadian father-daughter woodworking and design team creates is of the finest taste, and stunning in its simplicity. not to mention the presentation — their photos are a work of art unto themselves. Lance lives in Victoria, and sends his handmade goods to Nikole in Toronto where she styles and photographs the pieces, and together... 
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over the moon for these.

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moonish IS THE very clever joint CREATIVE VENTURE OF MATT & GIOVANNA TAYLOR CONCEIVED IN THEIR SMALL STUDIO SHOP IN BROOKLYN. their creation, hand-dyed moonish wood tiles WORK WITH A SIMPLE COMBINATION OF MAGNETS AND STEEL. so, simply by peeling THE PROTECTIVE BACKING FROM THE CORNERS​ AND APPLYing THE moonish TILEs TO your WALLs IN THE DESIGNATED SPOT; you then APPLY... 
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craft victoria.

ceramics

this year australia’s craft victoria’s beautiful holiday catalogue showcases work by their group of brilliant makers captured by the fantastic skills of photographer Eve Wilson and stylist Paige Anderson. i’m particularly drawn to the ceramics layout. pretty, isn’t it? but they’re all equally creative — from the jewelry to the textile catalogue... 
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portland bazaar – part deux.

portland-bazaar

hey pdx! the second annual Portland Bazaar is this coming weekend, December 8th + 9th so mark your calendars and color me envious — i so wish i could go to this handmade party! There will be local handmade design/gifts, food/drink tastings, live DJing from Beacon Sound and a long row of tasty Portland food trucks. hosted by wood & faulk, antler & co, and Design*Sponge... 
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