May 31, 2007

Soap Opera

What could be fresher after a long, hot day than a cool shower and an extra-chunky bar of Daisycakes Soap's bamboo soap? It's made from scratch, and blends the clean scents of bamboo, ginger, citrus and cedar. Aaaaah! (Limited Edition Elements of Bamboo Soap, $4.50)

May 24, 2007

Best Dressed

Summer's coming, and this darling little sundress from Le Bouton is just the ticket for those balmy August days. It's made of cool, natural linen and is available in sizes 2T - 8. Sweet! (Easy Dress, $38.00)

May 18, 2007

You Saw It Here First!

Yep, you saw it here first! A few months ago, we were the first to feature these beautiful dish towels from PataPri. Well, now she's featured in this month's TimeOut Chicago and we get to say we knew her when! You can pick up the issue on newstands right now, or you can take a look at the article here.

May 17, 2007

A Lotta Fluff

This big rectangular pillow from joom measures 12" x 18" and features a cardinal and agapanthus flower in the cheeriest of oranges. Great for resting your weary head or perking up any corner of your room! (Orange Full Print Cardinal on Agapanthus Rectangle Pillow, $28.00)

May 14, 2007

Paper Paper Everywhere!

Well, after much deliberation and hemming and hawing and wondering whether the mess was gonna be worth it, we spent the whole weekend creating handmade paper!

After hunting down every last scrap of junk mail and newsprint and construction paper we could possibly find, we were ready to begin blending, swishing, screening, patting, pounding, and hanging it out to dry. It took the better part of two days, but we did it; and we sure are pleased as punch with the results!

As you can see, we got some really beautiful pics out of the deal as well. There's something about stacks and stacks of colorful paper that just begs to be photographed! You can find some of the paper we created this weekend for sale here in our Etsy store. But we're keeping most of it for ourselves. We're stingy like that.

Scrap Book

This stunning blank book from KupoKiley's shop has been constructed with genuine Japanese kimono remnants and is, as she says, "ready to hold your sketches, dreams, desires, or dirty little secrets!" (Stars and Silk Book, $18.00)

May 7, 2007

Rice Is Nice

Set the Asian mood with Montezuma Mudd's handmade rice bowl set. Each set includes two 4" tall bowls and two pairs of chopsticks. (Stoneware Rice Bowls with Chopsticks, $21.00)

As Featured On The CRAFT Blog...

We'd just like to send a great big thanks to Natalie for featuring our little blog at CRAFT last week.

If you haven't yet experienced the fabulousness that is Craft (and their sister magazine, Make) this is where you drop everything you're doing and hightail it down to the local bookstore. Find them and read them from cover to cover. They're seriously awesome and filled with tons of crafty goodness!

Anyway, this blog got a mention, as did both YoakeUK's Etsy shop and our own Sugarcube Design shop. What a rush!

May 4, 2007

Did You Heart Your iPod Today?

We just found this fabulous little iPod case in YoakeUK's shop! It will keep you happy with it's brilliant colors, and it will keep your iPod happy with it's snuggly protection. Definitely a win/win situation! (Lime/Orange Felt iPod Shuffle Case, $9.00)