Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Simple Pleasures

Fruit in season. The berries are beginning to finish up — now I'm looking forward to pears, one of my faves.

(photo by Ditte Isager via it's mary ruffle)

Mister Finch

These amazingly lovely insects are the creation of the wonderful Mister Finch, who makes each one by hand from both new and rescued and/or recycled fabrics, though he prefers to use older materials not only for ethical reasons but because he feels "they have a story built in from the beginning." The beautiful detail and workmanship in his pieces are a tribute to his background in editorial fashion prop making — he's worked on everything from editorial jewelry to wedding bouquets. Mister Finch's insects are available exclusively through Atelier Abigail Ahern in London, but you can purchase other lovely creations by him from his etsy shop here. I'd love to display one of these in a shadow box or bell jar — or wear one as an accessory!

Sponsor Spotlight

Thinking you'd like something to brighten your wardrobe for fall? Connie over at 100 Applegate is having another fantastic giveaway! Visit the blog and leave a comment before midnight on September 6 for your chance to win this lovely Sterling Flower Necklace on an 18 inch diamond cut chain — a value $115.00.

Kareem of the Suitcase has just released a selection of his wonderful images as large canvas prints over at Art Traffic — they're available in limited editions of 10 and 25 (depending on the print) and are signed, numbered and ready to hang. You'll find them here.
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