Category Archives: Best of Etsy

Parvum Opus: Marbled Paper Desk Accessories

When I stumbled upon the creations of Parvum Opus last week, I swooned. If you share my love of marbled papers and plaster intaglios, you just may too. Based in Michigan, the shop creates the most lovely bespoke desk accessories and frames using exquisite marbled papers. The pieces are all crafted by hand and each is truly one of a kind. I’m coveting a pair of marbled obelisks for our living room, a picture frame for my nightstand, and a letter sorter for my desk. Explore some of my favorite glimpses of Parvum Opus below (definitely kindred spirits!), and shop their collection here. READ POST

Best of Etsy: Brass Mobiles by Lappalainen

I’ve been coveting a beautiful mobile for some time now (remember these beauties?) and the striking creations by Lappalainen may have convinced me to pull the trigger. Made of brass, iron, and copper, each of their stunning, handcrafted designs are truly works of art. While I love the modern look of one hanging above a crib in a nursery, in our home, I think I’d hang it in a corner of the living room, bouncing around the sunlight. Shop their full collection here. READ POST

Artist Spotlight: Linocut Prints by The Inkery

Simon and I don’t always agree on art, but one medium we both love is the linocut print. These cool creations by The Inkery in Edinburgh, Scotland are both husband and wife approved. Each piece is printed by hand using vegetable oil based ink on acid free paper. I’m coveting the butterfly, thistle, and giraffe (and the dinosaur for a nursery!). They also make great gifts—I think my big brother needs the Boston Terrier (he has an adorable one named Hooper). Below, find some of my favorite linocut prints by The Inkery and shop their entire collection here. READ POST

Best of Etsy: Leather Jewelry by Benu Made

Enjoying the tassel trend, but prefer your jewels a bit more avant-garde? I’m loving the leather jewelry designs of Benu Made in Prague. The owner, Pauline Hagan, has sold thousands of her designs on Etsy, and one glance at the sculptural, Matisse-like creations and it’s easy to see why. My top picks? The leaf, cloud, tassel, and abstract. Explore all of Benu Made’s striking jewelry collection here. READ POST

Best of Etsy: The Monogram Beaded Clutch

Years ago, a friend showed up to brunch with the most magnificent beaded clutch complete with her monogram and I fell madly in love with it. Well just yesterday, I found a great Etsy source for the bags and had to share with you. From zebra stripes to camouflage, the bags are available in a variety of patterns and you get to select the bead colors and monogram style. I think the key to their being chic (rather then, well, tacky…) is all in the color choice. I’m loving the bold orange/blue combo above. And how great would an emerald green with navy be…?! Or perhaps that Hermes-y orange with pale pink…? Decisions, decisions. Explore more design options below and find the complete collection here. READ POST

Best of Etsy: Rochaix Cookie Cutters

Do you love to bake? I don’t, but I love to eat cookies. These playful designs from Rochaix Cookie Cutters on Etsy have me wishing I had more skills in the kitchen. From animals to emojis, the shop sells just about every design imaginable and they’ve sold nearly 10,000 cookie cutters to date. Explore some of my favorites below (the pug!), and shop the full collection here. READ POST