Saturday, March 10, 2007

Etsy Textiles

There's no shortage of incredible fiber artists on Etsy. These are some of my favorite pillows currently available, I just cant decide which one would fit my abode best? This wonderfully collaged pillow by Inaluxe is top on my list. All of these choices together would make a wonderfully eclectic mix! This piece from ChristinaArista would fit right in. PamelaTang offers this modern Asian inspired design in a gorgeous silky cushion (and a very affordable price) in her Etsy shop. You wouldn't be able to get anything like this at Room & Board near the price.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Modern Enamel

I've been appreciating the incredible enamel work that has been showing up on Etsy lately, I've compiled my very favorite artisans for you all here. I am loving tinarice's latest additions to her shop. So modern and beautiful.I can't get over this orange enamel on copper ring by Marstinia.Fosterweld is a master of enamel, this year he's added a wonderful variety of pieces to his Etsy shop.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Amphibian Etsy

Fate (karma?) has been telling me something involving frogs...lately I have been seeing a ton of frog related work on Etsy. Among my very favorites, "Inquisitive Sanchez" by barefootphotos clutches at my heart strings.
a3nima (Brandon) is just 18 years old! What a future he has ahead of him with gorgeous shots like this one!

I've been wanting to create a series of cactus (cacti?) terrariums for my studio and found these incredible frogs by dendrobay that would look great among them...hmmm, now to decide which one?! I also love his avatar.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Modern Organic Metals

I am loving all the beautiful sculptural jewelry pieces showing up on Etsy lately that are inspired by nature. Among my favorites are this Grass Blade Pin and Francie Flower Ring by MFJDesigns:Experimetal recently sold this beautiful tulip ring but has many other gorgeous designs in her shop.I am a shell collector of sorts so I was immediately drawn to this stunning addition by Nonpareil.I had been watching this piece by BrightonMoon for a while because I loved the simple elegance she captured in her Poppy Field Necklace which also recently has been sold.No list would be complete without Nanopod, who is one of my all time favorite designers (Sculptors really) on Etsy, such an incredible collection of wildly unique pieces!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Only on Etsy!

I feel honored to be a part of Etsy, especially when we have modern artists among us like JenMaestre. She recently made her fantastic pencil urchin's available only on Etsy. (I know what I am going to be asking for on my birthday!) I thought they were fantastic even before I saw the undersides...and WOW are they amazing. Don't miss the detail shots! I really believe you'll find her work among the MOMA's collection one day.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Neo Dada Etsy

I've had this piece in my back pocket and thought this would be the perfect time to add it to the blog since Tina and I were just talking about Neo-Dadaism yesterday. Originally created for Etsy's upcycling contest by fieltro, this 8 foot hanging curtain was made out of credit cards! So subversive!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Concrete Sculpture

I had a mini panic attack when I went to look at one of my favorite pieces by ScenicArtisans and it was no longer there! (I convo'd Sean to see if it is sold or still available)...the piece with red on it below is still available in his shop. Definitely pay him a visit, lots of great modern sculptural pieces in his shop at reasonable prices.