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Shopping blog featuring products made by people not factories.
My husband is going to be quite surprised when he reaches for the cumin and comes up with Blood of the Undead instead.
Dark labels by DeadSpider.
I love these simple cotton bread baskets from Frigg Studio.
They’re even reversible.
Okay, okay…I’m not encouraging any school ditching or anything…I’m talking about decorative wall hooks, of course! Adding a few hooks to an area in your home that accumulates a lot of clutter is a great way to get organized in a hurry and can be used in any area of your house.
The personalized spoon hook rack pictured above is a lovely example of hooks that can be used at the entryway of your home to organize and sort each family member’s belongings. This piece has been handcrafted from a dark, weathered wood and vintage teaspoons personalized with your very own information and can be found in the shop of jjevensen.
If you have children then I’m sure you are always looking for ways to keep their belongings in order. This adorable customizable little unit from bluebirdheaven fits perfectly in a child’s room. Hang their jackets, hats, or towels to keep the necessities at hand. While you’re at it, check out bluebirdheaven‘s shop for some fabulous vintage printer’s trays altered into jewelry organizers. *swoon*
For a more contemporary look, check out the handmade creations of PIGandFISH. Their beautiful creations turn art into functional pieces for your home. This geometric design and combination of colors is absolutely stunning and would fit nicely with most decorating schemes. Browse around their shop for several different designs and colors.
For a little handmade charm, try the more simple key and accessory racks by prettylovelypainting. Sometimes less is more and a little hand painted detail goes a long way. Made from recycled wood, these key hooks would be great at the entry way of your home to hold your keys or in your bedroom to hang your jewelry.
If you have an eclectic vibe in your home, you are going to love these cast iron hooks by monkeyandsquirrel. They have all kinds of handmade goodies and home decor in their shop, but these horse head hooks are my favorite! Available in slate blue, evergreen, and antique yellow, these iron hooks will add a little interest and pizazz anywhere you choose to put them.
The materials you can use to organize your belongings are limitless. When creating your own hook system, don’t be afraid to get creative with your materials like the artists represented above. Comment below and share some of your own ideas with us!
Cal Breed: Cal Breed’s parents were an artist and an engineer, and he has spent his artistic life trying to bridge the dual inheritance. He works to combine the creative with the mechanical, the expressive with the critical.
In 1994 Breed was moved to work with his hands, and he began to venture into the world of glass. He spent months as an apprentice to Cam Langley, one of the South’s very few hot-glass artists. He became entranced by the medium of glass and the process by which it is made. As he progressed in his explorations, Breed studied with a variety of glass masters from around the U.S., working to develop his skills as a designer and as a craftsman. Once again, he searched for ways to combine technical proficiency with unique design.