Consider this my partially crowd-sourced gift guide for the 2018 holidays. Click through to see the whole thread. It’s on fire. So many independent maker gems.
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Love this Slow Factory scarf featuring the first color image of the whole Earth from 1967. The image was taken with a black an white TV camera which took three photos with a red, green and a blue filter to create the color image. The small ball in front of the picture is a colour match card.
These Confetti Magnets get my two thumbs up.
I love this new take on the rubik’s cube. I want to play with it.
I am in love with our latest Tattly launch, the European Starlings by Nic Miller.
European starlings flock in a strange and beautiful formation called a murmuration. This was artist Nic Annette Miller‘s fascination behind her 2016 “All That I Can Do” installation project, featuring 700 handcrafted woodblock starlings in flight.
I am lucky to call a set of these wooden starlings my own, decorating my living room wall. They make me happy.
I just discovered this Lucky Eye Bracelet a new gift site called Ya Cheri. So many beautiful objects!
These X-Ray Socks made me laugh.
This keychain by Adam JK made me smile. What a great gift for someone going through a rough life patch. Or someone who just got out of it and needs a reminder that things will work out in the end.
I probably shouldn’t have a favorite Tattly but I simply can’t help being completely totally in love with this bird of paradise. If you are not familiar with the courtship dance these birds put on, then watch this clip. It will make you smile. I promise.
I could have used these Resilience cards a few years ago. Definitely putting these on my radar to give out as gifts. Love what School of Life keeps putting out.
These color-in greeting cards are delightful!
My friend Ilana gifted me this Monty Python Ministry of Silly Walks Watch yesterday. This is the most delightful and smile inducing accessory I have ever owned.
Every summer Tattly puts together the new, limited edition Super Tattly Pack which includes 100 designs, comprised of the past year’s best sellers, plus new unreleased designs. You’ll never be unprepared for a party again.
Want to earn super aunt status? Or need a fun gift for a party? Consider Tattly Tins. They are solid tins filled with a selection of 25 high quality tattoos designed by professional artists. Above pictured is the Funnest Pack. There’s also the Floral Pack or the Realistic Pack.
All I can think is that these mini quick clips would come in handy for blanket construction. No?
These Key Rings by HAY are beautiful.
School of Life launched Cards for Perspective: A set of 20 cards featuring fresh perspectives through which to look at life. LOVE!
This giant circle towel gets my thumbs up.
This rubber stamp set is looooovely! Oh the possibilities!
Loving these bold, ceramic necklaces by Brooklyn based Shape Shape Shape Shape.
Trying to convince my body to crave more vegetables. Maybe wearing them will help?