Check out this huge list of blogs on the subject of creativity. They’re broken down by categories like industrial design, fashion, technology, etc. There are a million blogs on here I’ve never seen, so I’m very excited to do some exploring. Have fun! Leave a comment and let us know if you find one that’s amazing!
My attention has recently been captured by jotterblog, a paper/stationary/craft blog written by one of our avid fp blog fans. As I am new to their site, I went back and checked out the archives, and found a post on these awesome paper dresses.
The first few images for the travel swap are posted! Check out the details on our flickr page.
Also, on the flickr page, I recommend checking out all of the messages left in our “introductions” stream. Find it under “discuss” or “discussions”. Practically all of the swappers participating have listed their blogs, websites, or myspaces. Lots of new blogs and artists out there to be discovered. So get to it!
I really love this digital mag style will save us, and they love “all things super-stylish, organic, ethical, eco-friendly, vintage, recycled and sustainable.” In the current issue, they did an article on re-worked vintage and featured the “post-vintage” work of fashion and art collective Andrea Crews (pictured above). Check out the article here…
I spotted these on coolhunting and had to share. Someecards (or Some Ecards) are for “when you care enough to hit send”. I posted some of the cards that are just sarcastic enough for a smile, but check out the site. There are some that are just so ridiculous you will laugh out loud. I can’t imagine ever sending some of these, but they make their site that more entertaining.
I was browsing through this week’s issue of Time Out New York, when I spotted the word “Etsy” under the “recently opened” section. It seems Etsy, our fav DIY web merchant, has opened up their warehouse, or the Etsy Lab, for…
*Workshops on making things
*Advice & help with your Etsy shop
*Meeting other artists
*Getting out of your house
So if you live anywhere near Brooklyn, I would check it out!
One of my favorite artist / bloggers, Anahata, is on this month’s cover of Cloth Paper Scissors! I picked up this magazine for the first time a few months ago, and it’s really great for artistic inspiration, especially collage ideas and techniques. I’ll definitely be buying this month’s issue to check out the feature on Anahata…
no good for me posted today about Kime Buzelli, an amazing artist and one of my favorite bloggers (check out The Moldy Doily). She makes it sound like she has way too much fun in her Echo Park hood in LA. And through The Moldy Doily today, I discovered the latest issue of Lula is out, and Kime contributed! I’ll be at the mag shop after work. I’ll be sure to share discoveries over the next few days…
(This is part of Kime’s work featured in Lula)
Somebody commented on kate’s desk entry about their common love for matriochka dolls. So I thought I’d share these hand made screen printed dishcloths with a matriochka motif. I spotted them in April’s issue of Dwell and you can check them out on roseandradish.com. This site has a lot of really clean modern designs, but they occasionally break it up with something cute and whimsical like these towels. I personally fell in love with the one below featuring cutlery and cars.
Is anyone down with IQONS* yet?? For those of you that haven’t heard the buzz, it’s a social networking site developed spefically to help connect those in the fashion industry. Whether you’re a stylist, photographer, designer, whatever. Check out the about page. I think the idea is really great, connecting serious designers and those just starting out, inspiring further relationships between art and fashion, and hosting competitions to get your name out there. And I guess it’s still in it’s soft launch phase, so it’s hard to tell how effective it is for all you creators out there. But I’m loving the idea. So, should we all get to it and sign up for IQONS???
(Fifi wear Marc Jacobs)
“Hi, I’m Fifi. Fifi Lapin. I was born one of 257 brothers and sisters but sadly there was an outbreak of myxamatosis when I was one year old and I was the only one that survived. My parents are therefore incredibly protective of me and spoil me rotten. I’m an haress to my fathers fortune which he made playing fast and loose with carrot and lettuce shares on the international stock market. There are a lot of rabbits out there so I guess he just struck gold (or orange you might say). Some people think I’m just a socialite but I think there is more to me than just an extremely stylish clotheshorse! ”
I know most of you are crafty, some of you even run your own businesses or sell your wares on etsy. In any case, I thought I’d pass along the info about Fred Flare’s Next Big Thing contest. They’re looking for artists, crafters and designers to submit products to be sold on Fred Flare. Get lots of exposure, new wholesale opportunities, and maybe a $1000 too! check it out…