The people we love deserve something special… Don’t get us wrong, boxes of chocolates and bouquets of red roses are great, but it’s far more exciting to unwrap an original design! Since Valentine’s Day has us feeling warm-and-fuzzy, we decided to round up a few creations that could be perfect for your special someone— anytime! Here are a few of our favorite ceramics, florals, and fun finds from creators we love:
I’ve been thinking a lot about style lately. Many people believe that fiber art, especially Macrame, is only for the maximalist bohemian home. But really, what is bohemian? For those who have followed me for some time, you know that my own personal style is minimal, edging on traditional and with a definite focus on handmade. I try to fill our home with sentiment – my grandmothers antique Bokhara holds center stage in our living room and the walls are filled with art by friends and family. In fact, almost everything in this photo is either vintage, thrifted or handmade. Is that bohemian? I think it is. #howyouhome #macramemakesit #doingneutralright • • • • • #apartmenttherapy #showusyourhygge #sodomino #dslooking #smmakelifebeautiful #modernmacrame #macramemaker #thisiswhyithriftshopeveryday #cljsquad #verilymoment #mycovetedhome #beckiowensfeature #ambularinteriorsaintgotnothingonme #showemyourstyled #mydomaine #theeverygirl #abmathome #createeveryday #foundforaged #myhousebeautiful #mybhg #livemoremagic #myhyggehome
There’s always a spot in your home that could use a good ol’ macrame, right? Let’s get cozy, people. Forest Fern was birthed by Sara in 2016 at her home where she works and thrives with her husband and two young children. Sara takes custom orders and loves to experiment with new materials and techniques through collaborations!
One thing that everyone can appreciate is quality ceramic ware as a vessel to compliment their favorite dishes. Crafted by Samantha Heligman, an Austin artist working in clay for 10 years, each piece is hand thrown and glazed with care. Other than the darling pink Mica vases shown above (psssst, Valentine’s Sale❤), you can find speckled dishes, incense burners, and cappuccino mugs on her site.
Fox Fodder Farm
No surprise that we’re ending the thread with good old fashioned flowers. This tropical bouquet however is not so old fashioned and still very special. Fox Foddler Farm claims to have an assortment of interesting flowers from all over the world. 🌺🌎🌺 Discover the stores and restaurants that carry FFF’s arrangements on our map!
Wallflower Design, a new addition to our map, was founded in 2014 by Eleanor Gerber-Siff. Eleanor is a Bay Area Native and developed and managed the floral department at Bi-Rite Market prior to launching Wallflower Design. Floral arrangements have distinguishably unique depending on the designer and his/her sources. Floral designs can bring an air of the tropics, of elegance, of autumn, of lust, of celebration, as the finishing touch to any space. Wallflower Design in particular reminds me of a Renaissance painting––beautifully composed, rich and heavy colors that balance each other perfectly.
(Amazing cover image by Erin Conger)
Also published on Medium.