I’m really digging the work of Emma Ferguson. She’s already pretty well known it seems, and has been featured in magazines and such – but I just saw her work for the first time on Design Dig and I’m loving it! Motherboards as the subject of embroidery rocks pretty hard! Her website has a kind of blog-esque format – I’ll be checking it regularly for sure.
A lot of you have a little break next week, and maybe you want a fun holiday craft to do? I posted these a couple years ago and everyone loved them, so I thought I’d share again!
Our display team made these beaded trees with those styrofoam cones you can buy at the craft store, a bunch of beads, and straight pins. They are SO easy to make and look so pretty and festive. Dump out that bead box and start pinning!
I can see these looking really pretty in more specific colors too, like if you did one all white and sparkly, or used just a few colors instead of the rainbow.
If you’ve ever seen Futurama then you’ll recognize these cute little crochet figures as Dr. Zoidberg, the lovable lobster-like alien on the show. I saw them and went crazy – they are so so cute! The first one was created by ThatNanda of Craftster. She used a pattern for a Cthulhu from the book Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen Haden as the base, but edited it a little to make it more Zoidberg-like. Amber at Cthulhu & Cousins Crochet made the second one, based on ThatNanda’s pattern, and then went on to create a crochet Nibbler too!
Wow! So cute!
Anna has been busy at the showroom preparing for the holiday. She’s handsewing names on stockings for everyone in the NY office! Later they’ll be filled with treats:)
Check out this entry for more of Anna’s handtouches at the showroom
Need some web browsing for the weekend? Check out the December issue of N.E.E.T. magazine. What I love about this web zine is that even the ads are introducing me to new crafters and web sites and shops I’ve never seen before, and all the links are clickable. So, it leads to lots of exploration!
This coming Monday, December 8th through Wednesday, December 10th, Urban Outfitters Incorporated (that’s us!) will be hosting a special holiday sale, featuring artwork, handmade crafts, jewelry, and all sorts of other goodies! The sale will showcase the work of numerous different artists and have something for everyone! It will definitely be worth checking out!
The sale will take place in Building 543 from 11am to 3pm each day, and while you’re there you can stop and get lunch at Shop 543, which is where many of us get our lunch each day while we’re at work! It has a really pretty view of the Delaware River too!
Below are a couple of pictures of work by artists who will have work in the sale! To see a list of more (but not all) of the artists who will have work in the sale, check out this page. It also has a map to help you get down to the Navy Yard!
For those who use an advent calendar during the holiday season, I sure thought this was a cute one! Brooke, author of the blog inchmark, made it out of felt for herself and family to use. I absolutely love that for each day there is a little ornament to hang on the buttons of the tree! It’s such a fabulous idea! And a fun craft project too!
Everyone’s favorite place to buy handmade goodies has been nominated by the World Economic Forum for a 2009 Technology Pioneer. Check out this video with Etsy founder Rob Kalin to learn a little more about the business he created and the dreams he has for the internet craft market.
read more on the etsy storque
It’s beginning to look a lot more like the holiday season here at the Home Office!
These awesome yarn trees appeared in Building 543 yesterday! They are a lot more tall than the photos suggest!
They are each a bit different from one another.
Santa has decided to keep one of his spare sleighs at Building 543 – an excellent sleigh-garage.
Here we have our friend Luren enjoying her lunch beside the goldfish pond.
Walking a little farther, we come to my favorite take on the yarn trees – a yarn tree dress! Wouldn’t that be fun to wear?!
How cool are these knitted masks by 23 year old artist Stephan Golddrajch? They were on display at the Berlin Preview art fair, and spotted by a blogger on The Moment. Read the entry to hear their view on the “woolly territory between fashion and art.”
I also think these are so appealing because the sweater quality makes me want to wear them, even though that would probably look a little scary. Maybe on the slopes. Anybody else loving the cardboard box display?