kjoo bio: I am a graphic Designer with a passion for illustration and crafts. I discovered the better material in the world, the hand made felt, and since that happened I just can’t stop to try different combinations.
I’ve been in the market for new clothes lately, and I suspect you’re going to see that reflected in my picks this week. First up is the super-creative Poppy Clothing Creations.
ABOUT POPPY and HER WICKED WEAR
I make INCREDIBLE one of a kind creations for every girl! I sew in my little makeshift shop in my home with my two boys, my amazing fiancee(and many pets) at my side!
All Items are serged, and screenprints are made using professional inks and heatset for years of enjoyment
I have been sewing since I was 5 years old, Machine sewing since I was 10(so close to 20 years) I’ve taken fiber and design classes at a world renowned art school.
Every so often when looking for new artists to feature on this blog, I use Etsy’s pounce feature. This time when it brought up the brand-spankin’ new shop of Tiffany Chou I was immediately drawn in by the amazing photos of her jewelry. The stunning settings just suck you into the sea swept life and you find yourself pining for a lovely gold coral to wear around your neck.
Like most of the artists I’ve featured, Tiffany’s been making things by hand since a young age, 14 to be exact, and has always dreamed of sharing her creations with the world. She got a lot of good feedback on her most recent jewelry collection, so she’s been focusing on getting her online shop up and running, though she has sold a bit on her personal website as well.
The “Here sharky sharky” is my favorite piece, its very delicate and reminds me of the ocean.
As you can clearly see, Tiffany is inspired by the ocean and all it produces. She sells some of her line in a shop in Hawaii as well – a perfect souvenir from paradise, I’d think.
Each piece is inspired by a shell from Tiffany’s large shell collection. She chooses shells she believes will translate well into metal and then casts and plates each piece.
Tiffany’s love of the sea should be no surprise as she grew up in Maui, Hawaii. She went to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and then moved to New York City to pursue her interest in fashion. You can find out more about Tiffany and see some more of her work on her website. If the jewelry wasn’t beautiful enough, it’s even more lovely when you know that 5% of the profits go to Coral Reef Alliance and 5% to Dancing Palette.
I am strongly influenced by the natural world and close up wonders of leaf, insect, plant, pebble and translating my experiences using silversmith techniques.
My name is Rochelle Darrow and I live in Claremont California. I have always been a gardener and plant geek. I, like so many, find inspiration in the natural world and the tiny up close wonders of a leaf or insect. I love to hike with my dogs on moist days when the aromas of the plants are especially strong. When traveling I’m often interested in the geological aspect of the area. The rocks, plants and the landscapes. I have a fascination with rock and pebble that I would like to share with you. Those are my definite likes. Some of my dislikes include; rattlesnakes, bears that come too close or thinking about mountain lions when I’m out alone.
I love these dinner napkins and grocery bags made from upcycled vintage linens.
Once Again Recycled Designs: My name is Megan and I am an Interior Designer. The inspiration behind my creations is coming up with unique, functional designs that make life a little easier and saving the world…well sort of… I wanted to find a way for my designs to stand out and also to do my part by recycling. So I decided to take on the challenge of designing with 2nd hand finds at thrift stores, garage sales, and yes, even the garbage. “One mans trash is another mans treasure” I have discovered pillow cases make great bags, linens can be chopped up and sewn back together as baby blankets, pillows, coasters, placemats…the possibilities are virtually endless. I have two amazing children who also inspire me create fun kids stuff. So…will see how it goes…