27 September 2006

Fall changes

Çok Tesekkür Ederiz! ... We'd like to give a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the Limited Edition line of Rose Deniz Handbags in its first year. It is time for me to switch gears as I prepare to welcome my first baby into the world October 2006. While nesting, I will be continuing the Original line, taking Custom-made orders, designing a new Limited Edition line for 2007, working with wholesalers, and starting to develop my own textile designs.

To view the 2006 Limited Edition collection, click here.
Visit Cut+Paste for more Rose Deniz handbags.

Just added to the site, the Aiyla hobo....

07 September 2006

Cyberoptix Tie Lab

Break hearts with Cyberoptix's Heart Attack tie, just one of several heart-racing screenprinted and handsewn ties featuring vintage illustrations from Bethany Shorb. If you are feeling particularly literary, the ExLibris tie also comes in a variety of tie colors (sky blue is my favorite color choice, followed by white) with your choice of ink color. And for a more luxurious version of the poly-blend tie, many are available in 100% silk. For those of you with a more daring nature, there is a Squid Brain!, Bats with Hearts, and pink Bombs Away tie.

All ties are handscreened in Bethany's Detroit studio, where she also has a custom costumes division that has been responsible for outfitting feature films, music tours and other major events with hand detailed clothing. Her work has also been featured in Make and Fiberarts, lending strength to the credence that ties are not just for men.... sexy and classic at the same, I love the idea of sporting an ExLibris tie or the following Fern Illustration tie with stylish frames in a well-cut suit.

Visit Bethany's site at: Cyberoptix Tie Lab

Karin Eriksson

signe beaker small, espresso leaf pattern, filled gold

Witness the beauty that is Karin Eriksson's work ... from design process to final, graceful and elegant product, her cups and beakers, vases and mobiles, lighting and chandeliers are thoughtfully and gorgeously made from stonewear, earthenware, glazed porcelain and mixed media.

signe tealight holder, rose bud pattern

With delicate drawing techniques, collage elements and pattern, her work derives from a fascination with nature, fashion, and functionality. Take a look at her sketches on the Inspiration page, and Working Process to get a glimpse of what goes on in her studio.

signe vase wide, collage pattern

And for a daily dose of the things that catch her eye, Karin's Style Blog is an excellent and color-rich accompaniment to her site. ... Karin Eriksson... photo credits: Lars Jonsson

01 September 2006

Nest Benefactress Clutch Wristlette

Now available exclusively through Nest, the Benefactress Clutch Wristlette. Lush, retro-inspired magenta, lavender and citrus floral-print fabric and striking aquamarine stone adorn the Benefactress clutch wristlette. Tucked under your arm or draped from your wrist, the Benefactress has soft gathered corners and a sweet center gather from which suspends the lovingly made aquamarine charm. Wrist strap and interior are robin’s egg Nest blue. With a sturdy zipper closure and measuring 6.3” x 9.4”, the Benefactress is the perfect clutch to hold your most precious jewel-like items.

In collaboration with Nest, we will be the first recipients of their micro-loan made available to women in developing countries who are building their own art and craft based businesses, and who would not have the opportunity to flourish in their craft without support. The micro-loan will provide my seamstresses and jewelry designer the opportunity to do such a thing, and we are excited to design exclusive items for Nest that will be available globally.

To read more about Nest's global vision, particpating designers and to shop for beautifully crafted items, please read my previous post on Rose Deniz and visit Nest's home page.