Colour Paddles (1970s)

A 1970s teaching aid designed to teach children about colour mixing. The transparent paddles can be layered up to make new colours. Love!

Glossy White Crawl Glaze Mug


This glossy white crawl glaze hand-made mug made me look. Oddly beautiful.

Star Dust

This Star Dust Patch Product Description speaks to me: “When life seems difficult, I always remind myself of the bigger picture. And you can’t get much bigger than remembering that everything is made of star dust and star dust is everything.”

Hidden Storage Drawer

A tiny peel and stick Hidden Storage Drawer. Smart.

My Kids Love Blinks

Two weeks ago my kids discovered Blinks. The initial excitement was big. And continues. I am in the stage of parenting where I never know what will be a hit with my kids – Blinks is a definite winner.

It too *me* a moment to wrap my head around the idea of Blinks as it is like nothing I have ever seen. My kids of course picked it all up way faster than me. I would describe Blinks as a table-top game from the future.

Each ‘Blink Node’ represents one game and if you decide to play it, it tells the other pieces to get on board and programs them to do so. It all feels quite magical. So, basically, you have multiple board games at your fingertips, and as you add more blinks over time (they continuously come out with new ones) your game library expands.

We have the Combo Set and have had so much fun discovering the various games you can play. My kids definitely love Wham and speed racer. My favorite is Puzzle 101.

We haven’t mastered all of them yet, as some of them seem more complex than others. I am thankful for the instructional videos. Show me and I understand. Whenever I have to read game instructions I am lost. Visual learner anyone else?

Anyhow, if you’re going stir crazy at home and want your kids to be entertained and challenged, I can’t recommend Blinks enough.

I got to video-chat-meet the founder Jon Bobrow. He was so kind to give my kids a little intro to Blinks. They loved it and him. What a joy to learn that the people behind the products you love are kind, generous humans. Jon is one of them.

Jon does live-streams on how to play with Blinks at home on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Here’s one.

And here’s the video we watched once we first got our Blinks:

Consider me and my kids a fan.

Maple Cream

I was invited for brunch at a friend’s house this past weekend and got introduced to Maple Cream. My life will never be the same. It’s as if a creamy honey and maple sirup had a baby. It’s a sweet, creamy, delicious spread. HEAVEN!

Spreadsheets

I am so grateful I have people in my life who love spreadsheets, so I don’t have to. I buy them all this hat.

Wear Your Kale

Gah! I have been waiting for *weeks* to share this new Tattly: Kale Tattly by Lara Gastinger. I am pretty sure the entire state of California is freaking out right now.

Glassine Treat Bags / Envelopes

I love these Glassine Treat Bags.

Pilea Plant Tattly

The plant lover in me is so very happy about the launch of this Pilea Plant Tattly by Brooklyn based Illustrator Claudia Pearson. If Calathea is more your jam, we launched that too.

Pins

Lydia Daum designs beautiful pins.

(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions.)

Wave Memo

Paper memo’s that stand out by standing up and wave, by Duncan Shotton! Write, fold, wave! SO FUN!

(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions. I agree.)

DIY Growing Kit

How lovely is this handmade ceramic avocado growing starter?

(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions. I agree.)

Hand Stitched Zipper Pouch

This Hand Stitched Zipper Pouch looks like it has a story to tell.

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Face Mug

This Face Mug is charming.

(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions.)

Start Where You Are Keychain

Start Where You Are Keychain. Lovely.

(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions. I agree.)

Creator Tote

This Creator Tote by Rayo And Honey makes for an excellent gift. Also available as a keychain.

(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions. I agree.)

You Are Home

What a great gift. Keychain by Adam J Kurtz.

Moody To-Go Cup

How fun is this moody to go cup by A Ways Away? Hand-made in Los Angeles.

(I asked on Instagram what small shops I should support. This was one of the suggestions.)

Only Love Banner

Yes to this message. Only love. Banner by Rayo and Honey.

(I asked what small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions.)

Tassel

Traditionally seen decorating colourful trucks in Northern India and Rajasthan, these black, tassel, pom-poms, hang from truck mirrors and are believed to protect the drivers from the evil-eye and ward of bad luck while on the road. I want them for my home, on doorknobs, mirrors, over the door.

(I asked on Instagram what small shops I should support. This was one of the suggestions, by Anna Dorfman)

BOSS

This BOSS Necklace by Automic Gold made me chuckle. I bought a super delicate chain ring from them this weekend and LOVE it. I also am really intrigued by their tagline “radically inclusive jewelry”, founded by a genderqueer NYC couple.

Moon Puzzle

Completely in love with this Moon Puzzle.

Take Good Care Oracle Deck

I found this Take good Care Deck at my local coffee shop. It’s sits on my desk and every morning I pull a card to set the tone for the day. Today’s card was “the path is not linear”. Love this so much. Definitely a new favorite to gift to friends. Get yours here.