Loving these ties at Ulterior Motive. Great for girls, or guys...I'm especially fond of the skinny ties, since they're not *too* skinny...just right. Plus, the way that the design goes around the neck and then stops is quite elegant.
Also, they have some really cool, slim Tie Clips and Money Clips if you're looking for a gift for your sweetie this Valentine's day.
My eyeballs fell in love with these beautiful, embroidered felt beads at Mimosa on Etsy. Made in Morocco, and embroidered by
hand. I love the hot, spicy colors, and the vivid, energetic designs.
Each one of these is like a little world...like a little planet, like a little sculpture.
For an extra treat, click on the images and look at the pics enlarged...they're glorious.
***This Just In as of Wednesday, Jan 31***
Annette of Mimosa has just contacted me and let me know that she will give a 20% discount to readers of spiralbound_ at her lovely shop (just by going there, you feel like you've gone on a little trip overseas.) So, just convo her prior to ordering, and let her know you are a reader!
Ok, now that's done, feast your eyes on the incredibly comforting work of gobuggy, who I just discovered via etsy's Featured Seller section.
...many people who know me know that I adore-- ADORE! dumplings, and can't resist them. Although I'm now sitting here wondering about the nutritive powers of felt, I'm also wondering how these would look on my shelves.
In other news, more references that people who enjoy this blog might enjoy:
Good book: Unmarketable by Anne Elizabeth Moore. About the ways that large corporations co-opt the ideas of the punk, diy, indie and craft movements in order to sell more of their wares and build their brands.
Good Film: Stranger than Paradise directed by Jim Jarmusch. Just really enjoyed this, plus has a few great shots of 80's NYC.
Good Music: Peaches by the Stranglers. Totally my favorite song. So go take a listen...you can hear it on youtube for freebies, like. It's a raunchy song, but...the groove, c'est fantastique.