Royal Mint//

Need your spirit animal? Look no farther.

Royal Mint creates adorable felted critters to help on your path! I am not too sure I can resist too much longer…

honey bear - wool felt miniature bear

aussie summer spirit bear 2, felt bear soft sculpture

pino and his dino

See Royal Mint’s etsy shop for more delightful hand-felted friends.

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Peg and Awl// Reclaimed Wood Home Goods

I came across Peg and Awl on etsy and am in love. Their work is not only from reclaimed sources, but also evokes feelings of deep forest cabins far far away from blinking devices. The chalkboard tablets are definitely on my list! They are the original post it notes. Peg and Awl are a husband and wife team and make beautiful work. Wonderful!

Tree Swing $175

Wooden Tub Caddy $110

Chalkboard Tablet Trio $60

Jennifer Angus// Creatures Big and Small

Jennifer Angus has a beautiful  exhibition over at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles.  Utilizing the natural rainbow of colors found in the insect world, she has created a large pattern based installation of dried insects. Don’t worry, she didn’t use any endangered species! Each step shows you more detail and depth, drawing you in as a viewer to the tiniest aspect of the creatures.   I love that you get a sense of grandness and miniature scale by creating such interconnected patterns of such tiny detailed items.

 

“We don’t have very many ‘Wow!’ moments anymore in this age of Internet. We’ve become a bit jaded,” says Angus, “I am trying to capture in my work the magic we experience as children. I would like people to discover it once again and for a moment just stand there and say ‘Wow!’”

from CAFAM website

image from Inhabitat

 

 

Seeking to raise environmental awareness for endangered species and environments, Jennifer has chosen her subject matter carefully. She sees insects as essential members of the environmental community. They are our pollinators, aid in decay, and are essential links in the food chain.

If you are in Los Angeles, drop in to check it out. Exhibit is up until September 11th. Im definitely going to stop by one more time before it is down!

 

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Paintings by Kim Anno

We came across Kim Anno’s beautiful abstractions via another blog that we love: My Adventure is Your Advantage. What struck us about Kim’s paintings is the delightful way she taps into what we like to call ‘the soup’- that primitive and intuitive swirl just beyond our vision.  Look into her swirls and see sky scapes, landscapes, and visions of the sea.

Just note- these pictures really dont do them justice.

Get up close if you can!

The work is intended to explore nature, climate change, and our place.

View more of her work and read her statement here.