Baggelboy: Artist and illustrator. At the moment I live in Cambridge a small medieval city on the edge of the world. Originally from London I came here to study illustration and found the medieval life suited me.
The linocut pictures I make come from a mixture of the fun side of our darker life and the fairy tales that Grandma used to tell us. They are firmly rooted in the tradition of Medieval woodcuts and early book printing but with a little twist in the tail. Some of these pictures will become book illustrations and others are workings for larger prints and posters.
My name is Arosha Luigi Taglia. I was born in Torino,Italy, where I have lived and worked most of my life. I moved to Israel two years ago, following my heart and my love to an Israeli woman, and this is where I live and create my jewelry currently.
I’m a visual and eclectic artist. I’ve worked in all the communication fields – from pure art to design, from television to advertising. If you are curious please give a look at my career and works on my personal website.
My work ranges from visual arts (sculpturing, painting, digital art) to jewelry design. I like to experiment with every material possible – plastic, silver, gold, metals, textiles, vintage pieces etc..
My work is presented in art, design, fashion and jewelry galleries all over the world.
My passion for design and especially for jewels comes from sculpturing. My jewelry is characterized by their clean and elegant shapes, and by their unique, modern and individual statement.
My little brother always had the best Halloween costumes–batman, power ranger, and any other action figure and sports hero that you can imagine. While I was dressed up as a crayon, he got to karate kick, morph, score the winning point and fight the bad guys. Being a crayon was always my favorite Halloween costume, but sometimes I longed for little more, well, action and adventure. Besides, crayons tend to get beat up by super heroes, even if the super heroes are younger.
This personalized initial superhero cape by Pink Pumpkin would be so precious on a little boy and is the perfect way to make him feel like he is on top of the world. The cotton cape can be made in your little boy’s favorite color, and is easy to take on and off. I think it looks so cute as pictured with a matching baseball cap.
I love the bright colors of this dinosaur cape by Pip and Bean. Who ever said dinosaurs need to be green anyway? Made from recycled polyester material, the cape can be made in any color and measures 29 inches long, allowing your child to grow into the costume and use it over and over. The cape includes a velcro closure, making it easy to take on and off.
How precious is this little Charlie Brown outfit by Royal Kane? The cotton jersey knit t-shirt is screen printed to look exactly like the cartoon character. Paired with black pants and a Snoopy dog stuffed animal, this Halloween costume can’t get much easier or much cuter.
This year, I was planning on dressing up as Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany’s (the scene where she sings on the window sill), but I might have to go as something more heroic…a ninja turtle perhaps?
**The bat image featured at the top of this post was Golly Bard.
My sister recently reentered the dating world and I found myself vicariously reliving her first kiss, first love, first embrace moments. And then I remembered the other firsts. The first fight, first awkward moment and the first heartbreak and realized I’m quite content to be her armchair guide to love. Her backseat romance driver.
And so I’ve compiled the best dating and marriage advice I can find via a selection of handmade gifts to give. Perhaps you have a friend or family member poised on the diving board and ready to plunge into the sometimes icy, sometimes refreshing dating pool too?
The best advice I could possible give anyone heading into potential coupledom is “You Must Be Present To Win”. Be your best self and get out there and try! The man or woman you are going to pair socks with for life isn’t going to walk into your living room. (Cable television doesn’t count.) Lulubug Jewelry (featured here and here) has cast that sentiment into a fine silver necklace on a drawn cable chain.
Sometimes the best counsel has been around for years, as is the case with Kurt Vonnegut (one of my favorite authors) and his quote, “There’s only one rule that I know of babies – God damn it you’ve got to be kind.” Captured by Ragamuffin Press on scrumptiously thick paper. Be kind to those you meet, date, and most of all to yourself.
MetalandMud has captured essential advice on simple, upcycled, white plates. The one I would share with my single friends is “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” Let yourself flounder, grasp and stumble in the dark while you look for love. And when you find your mate you’ll see that you also found yourself a bit along the way.
And when you are ready to commit to your love, consider these wedding invitations created in the form of a vintage train ticket by LetterBoxInk. Because my dear, it’s going to be a ride. A beautiful, bumpy, roller coaster of a ride. Buy your ticket, climb aboard, hang on tight and enjoy.
tapebubba: I now offer a full 51 different colors of tape, in both gaffer tape and duct tape, and a few other specialty tapes. You can see kind of how I roll. What would you like to see? I also will build your photos/images into your custom wallet. You provide me one or two .jpg digital images of your choosing. I’ll make the insides of the world famous The Stuffer out of duct tape in colors that compliment your image(s). Then your photos will make the outsides. A tough translucent layer of transparent duct tape protects the outside.
I’m an Engineer by profession, and a compulsively creative perfectionist by genetic code. Born in Syracuse, raised in Yorba Linda, educated in Berkeley, and residing in El Cerrito, I handmake wallets, passport covers, checkbooks, cardholders, and notebooks out of various kinds of tape. All tapebubba proceeds go to Second Grader sonoftapebubba’s college fund. I supply the creativity, the tape and the labor.
People sometimes ask me why I always take a photo of each wallet laying flat. The reason is that my wallets actually do lay flat, and your wallet should lay flat too. If the wallet you are about to buy doesn’t lay flat when it’s empty, what do you think it will look like when you have put your stuff in it? Speaking of photos, something else that is different about tapebubba is that I actually take a picture of the wallet I am selling you. The photos in my listings are of the actual item you are going to receive. Seems obvious to me that you deserve that. Apparently not everyone feels that way about what you deserve.