6.7.2010 @ 1:26 pm UTC by lilah wild
Itty-bitty toys that all look freshly hatched from a gumball machine: carousels, fairytale carriages, tea sets, beer bottles, turntables, herds of deer, the catalog is totally all over the map and the thematic array ensures that there truly is something for everyone. The jewelry section is a vintage goldmine featuring kitty hair barrettes, plastic flower rings, and Ten Commandments charm bracelets, and the rest of the catalog is well-stocked with crafting goodies and retro playthings.
4.29.2010 @ 4:38 pm UTC by lilah wild
Esoteric enchantments from New Jersey! This assemblage artist’s vision blends the earthy and spiritual with a rock’n'roll vibe: shrines take the form of flowery tiki huts, rustic witch dolls are behatted with tattoo print, the art cards are little collages of found Victoriana and ransom-note intensity, the jewelry clusters shiny bric-a-brac around glass and clay Third Eyes, the sock monkeys are voodoo dolls, and if that’s not enough, you can pick up a fez stitched up from shabby chic upholstery. Also check out her music blog, Tink’s Atomic Universe: Vinyl Musings from the Zombie Queen
2.17.2010 @ 3:33 pm UTC by lilah wild
Dark decor and housewares, where manic Halloween grins are grounded with elegant splashes of damask. Jewelled spider candy boxes, flocked votive candle holders and scented candles, Victorian-style earring holders, hanging lace lamps for a more mod look, morbid cake and bottle toppers, vampire-aristocrat placemats and table runners, snarling monster mugs, adorable pop-up Halloween cards, silk-covered journals, and for those lucky enough to have front yards, flamingo skeletons to poke into dead lawns.
1.29.2010 @ 12:59 pm UTC by lilah wild
A UK boutique specializing in Japanese playthings and wearables, who have brought a smattering of their bricks-and-mortar stock online. The catalog is a little bit of this and that: tin robots, skull cardigans, graffiti tees from Terratag, kissclasp purses appliqued with cuteness, Russian doll socks, Mr. Messy coffee mugs, tartan tights, greeting cards styled after retro advertisements, Kreepsville 666 coffin mirrors, bear-eared snoods that unfurl into pocketed scarves, and of course Paul Frank and Hello Kitty.
1.19.2010 @ 1:48 pm UTC by lilah wild
A Chicago brick-and-mortar that grew out of the Renegade Craft Fair and currently features over 300 artists. Clothes and accessories, jewelry, artwork, stationery, housewares, bath and body goods, stuffed animals, indie style in full swing through cute animals, vintage yearnings, cupcakes, and filthy-minded crossstitchery. Thanks, Miko!
12.30.2009 @ 4:10 pm UTC by lilah wild
Medieval accessorization in the form of one-of-a-kind dainty little purses whipped up out of tapestries, crystals, and little found bits, frequently crafted with back pockets for cellphone storage. Flowers are clustered together for garlands and roundels, and there are tiaras, circlets, and crowns for twinklier headpieces. The jewelry is full of gemstones and pagan symbolism, the stationery is all fantasy-warrior-witchy chicks, and commissions are welcome, especially for bridal goodies.
12.18.2009 @ 1:27 pm UTC by lilah wild
Handmade kawaii jewelry and accessories to deck your body out in tiny smiling things: bunny and kitty and bear hats, candy tees, ice cream cone necklaces scooped out of little animal heads, angel pig rings, sushi earrings, and for craftier purposes, dollhead stickers and mushroom rubber stamps.