If you follow me on instagram, you know that I love a good vintage brass door knocker. London, in particular, is a treasure trove with handsome townhouses bedecked with brass foxes, lions, and elephants (oh my!). Looking to spruce up your own front door…? Online shops such as One Kings Lane, Chairish, and Etsy have hundreds of new and vintage door knockers for sale. Though we’re years away from being home owners, I’m thinking I may just have to snatch one up as an “inspiration piece.” Below, I’ve shared a selection of door knockers from my travels and rounded up my favorites available today.
While searching for marble accessories I stumbled upon the handsome work of Brooklyn-based craftswoman Katy Skelton. The talented Etsy seller creates modern trays and side tables using marble, cement, acrylic, and brass. The marble and lucite trays are perfect hostess gifts and could hold jewelry, appetizers, or cocktails. Explore all Katy’s designs here. READ POST
Today we’re kicking off something new! In keeping with all things neo-traditional, I’ve decided to launch an interview series celebrating cool creatives and their current and classic favorites. First up? Brooklyn-based artist Happy Menocal (short for Harriet, amazing, right?). You’ve likely seen Happy’s fanciful illustrations featured in glamorous nuptials on Vogue.com or on the most stylish Stubbs & Wootton slippers. I met the in-demand artist years ago back in New York and was instantly charmed by her boundless creativity and cultural smarts. Happy’s art prints, stationery, and custom pet portraits rank high on my personal wish list. Want to know more? Check out Happy’s website, instagram, and of course, read on for the new/old staples she can’t live without!
As if I wasn’t already experiencing baby fever, I had to go and stumble upon Etsy’s darling Rocky Racoon Apparel. The Ukraine-based organic baby clothing designer features charming prints in a variety of classic styles. The dalmatian and the dinosaur designs have to be my favorites. Wouldn’t they make for a special baby shower gift…? Explore all of Rocky Racoon sweet designs here.