Friday, February 15, 2008

Frédérique Morrel - Vintage re-made

Frédérique Morrel was troubled by the fact that her grandmother’s needlework ended up in the trash when she passed away. Since then, she has found an interesting concept to recycle these and other un-justly, un-recognized, anonymous and devalued artifacts.

Frédérique's products have been carefully “re-made” using vintage needlework saved from oblivion in the interest of the redemption of the painstaking work involved in their original creation. Each product is one-of-a-kind, using a unique combination of tapestries or tapestry pieces, assembled in order to create an interaction between themes.

Currently we are featuring a collection of some of Frédérique's smaller goods - trays & keychains. See our available models as we update them in our webshop

Friday, February 8, 2008

Hints of Spring - La Fille du Consul

As we get closer to Spring, though the weather can still be gloomy - we are starting to see hints of Spring everywhere we look. Leaf buds starting to show on the trees, bulbs starting to shoot from the ground, and now the Lily of the Valley pins as well as others (flowers, pea pods, ginko leaves) have arrived from Delphine Roche de Montgrand (La Fille du Consul).

Check out our selection as we update them in our webshop.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Preview: Under the Stump - Heather Louise

We received a small advance of mushrooms and one odd fellow named Uncle Gilbert from Heather's upcoming collection "Under the Stump" which is due to be fully available at egg mercantile towards the end of February. These dolls are inspired by woodland creatures and odd things you may find when looking under rocks & old logs in the forest.

If you are not yet familiar with Heather Louise's work, she makes everything 100% by hand -- everything is hand cut and sewn -- nary a machine is involved in the process! And each doll comes with a hand drawn card specific to the individual doll and most of the large dolls can stand on their own. They are amazing!

Uncle Gilbert is hilarious, we just can't get enough of that guy!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Just in time for Valentine's Day - Lyndie Dourthe

Opening a box from Lyndie Dourthe is always exciting, like opening a treasure chest! Our latest package of goodness from Lyndie arrived today. It held an assortment of birds, animals, and anatomy...

... and a few hearts, just in time for Valentine's day. See the available pieces as we update them in our webshop.