Grumpy Rain Cloud

Grumpy Rain Cloud

Grumpy Rain Cloud Pin Brooch. Made me smile.

Designer, Maker, Thinker

Designer Maker Thinker Pin

Quite charmed by these Designer, Maker and Thinker pins by Skinny Vinny.

Enamel Ruler Necklace

Enamel Ruler Necklace

First came the Envelope Pin and now there’s the Enamel Ruler Necklace. Consider me a fan of City of Industry. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

Feather

Feather

And, I have a favorite new Tattly: Feather by Jen Mussari. (replacing the carrot)

Analog Enamel Envelope Pin

Analog mail pin

You know what makes me happy? Anything that celebrates analog mail! In this case, this beautiful Enamel Envelope Pin.

What makes me even happier is that this is a personal project by my Tattly Team member Sarah Anderson. She had the idea for the pins, designed them, had them made, set up a site, and boom, she is in business. I love the internets and friends that embrace the opportunities it brings. Yay for side projects!

Now, go buy a pin, yes?

Bnto Canning Jar

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The folks at Cuppow just released a smart new product called BNTO. It separates a canning jar into two compartments, making it into a cute lunchbox that can be reconfigured for each kind of meal/snack by using different sizes of wide mouth canning jars. Two swissmiss thumbs up!

Kii

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Kii is a compact charger-connector that fits on a keychain allowing you to plug in to charge or sync devices from any computer without having to carry a charger or tote around a cable connector.

(via Doobybrain)

SIWA Tote

siwa square tote

Lovely minimal tote by SIWA. Available over at Vetted. (Check out their 25% promotion until July 31st)

USA Chalkboard Map

usa chalkboard map

Lovely and functional USA Chalkboard Map.

(via Apartment Therapy)

Cat on Skateboard

Cat on Skateboard

This shrink plastic brooch “KATZI” by danadamki is hand painted with permanent markers on shrink plastic, baked, shrunk and varnished. All of danamaki’s shrink plastic brooches are individual artworks. Etsy find of the day!

Windcatcher

Windcatcher Airbed inflates in just seconds without using any power or requiring any pumping. Watch the video, it’s all kinds of impressive. You can pre-order one for $90 here.

(via Springwise)

Hashtag Banner

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Yep, I am totally ordering one of these customizable Hashtag Banners. Perfect for our #Tattly birthday bash in July!

Banner Cards

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I absolutely love these banner cards, available as Heart, OK! and Yeah! . They are designed and printed by Izabella Dennis for Fifi du Vie.

GameKlip

Two days ago I had the pleasure to meet all of this year’s Shopify Competition winners. One of the winners, Ryan French, left a huge impression. He is a student at the University of Washington, majoring in Applied Computational Math Science and the inventor of the GameKlip.

The GameKlip attaches your Android phone to a PlayStation3 controller and allows you to use a real controller to play your games on your smartphone. I’ve tried it, it’s all kinds of fantastic.

Ryan has single handedly built this business and created everything himself; the clip, the packaging, the site and he even currently still ships the items himself.

If you are a buyer for a big retailer, please reach out to Ryan. He is currently looking for large retailers to carry his product. He deserves to be picked up by a big chain.

Leather Card Case

Leather Card Case

These leather card cases are beautiful. I would definitely use these to give my business cards a home.

Calendar Stamp

calendar stamp

I wouldn’t mind owning one of these customizable calendar stamps by Mizushima.

(via bekka)

Painted iPad Sleeves

Painted iPad Sleeve

These Painted iPad Sleeves, by Mrs. Jermyn made me look. Fun idea.

Hello Sunshine

Hello Sunshine

Hello Sunshine card by Rifle Paper.

(thanks Rusty)

Helveticat

helveticat print

A typeface made out of cats? I am not even a cat person but this is making my head explode: Helveticat. Congrats to Bethany Lesko, the designer.

Goodlife Key Tags

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An adaptation of classic hotel key tags, these “GoodLife” tags are available in five different mottos – simple reminders for a good life. Lovely.

The Blade

The Blade

I gave a small presentation at Yale Art School yesterday and after the event I had the pleasure to meet Njoki Gitahi. She introduced herself and handed me a gift, the above necklace. I was a bit speechless. She made it!

I told her to put it up on her site and take orders asap! So, if you agree with me, and think that she needs to put The Blade in production, let her know!

(And no worries, it doesn’t have sharp edges!)

Bottle Opener

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This is definitely not your usual looking bottle opener. It’s the hipster of all bottle openers. Congrats to the designer Brendan Ravenhill. My favorite feature is the magnet that lets you keep the opener attached to your fridge door, ready to tackle the next bottle. All kinds of smart.

This / That

This and That

In a sea of possibility it can be hard to choose. Just remember, there’s no wrong answer: You Can Get with This, Or You Can Get with That.

Paper Jam Press posters are hand-pulled through a Vandercook letterpress, set with turn-of-the-century gothic wood type. Each poster comes out just a little bit different, and Arianna Orland likes it that way. We do too.

(You can also get some of her posters as Tattly)

Brvtvs

brvtvs

I just discovered the beautifully minimal jewelry line called Brvtvs by Caroline Ventura. Each piece is handmade in Ventura’s NYC studio, using reclaimed materials whenever available.

Cato Bracelet and Cato Necklace get my vote.