Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Jenn Ozkan

Jen Ozkan makes these cuddly crocheted baby booties for lucky little tots. Crocheted using high quality Pima Cotton yarns. A variety of fresh colours.
Super awesome for any little hipster babe.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010


So, you've decorated and now you'll need to clothe your babe. If you're a knitter you may want to try these adorable little 50's patterns. Available from Michelery's Etsy shop in jpg form, for a mere USD $3, I think it's a bargain. Above: 1950's Vintage knit baby jumper. Style 5701.
Vintage 1960's pattern for a baby blanket, mittens, and a matching cap.1950's Vintage knit baby jumper. Style Number 5692. There are really stacks of great vintage patterns on Etsy, and some things, like gorgeous hand-knitted baby wear just don't date.
If you like the look of retro baby knitwear but aren't a knitter yourself, then luck for you Zeynepmelis has saved the day! You can snap these up on Zeynepmelis' Etsy store. Above is a sleeveless sweater for 2-3 years olds. It is fully handmade and is knitted of wool. USD $17.For 0-1 year-old babies a matching wool hat and cardigan set. USD $10.
And for 2-3 years old babies, self-patterned, very stylish baby vest. Sizes are 26-35 cm. USD $8. Very nice, and what cite kids!!

Monday, 28 June 2010

one for the kids

A lot of my friends have babies and kids now so I thought this week I'd do a little lookin' online for some fun stuff for them. I found some fab handmade items on Etsy. God, I love Etsy!
I'm going to go start at the beginning. First, when you're bundle of joy arrives you'll need to decorate appropriately! And I think these little butterfly garlands from This Neck of the Woods will do the trick nicely. USD $24 a pop. There are a few other styles if butterfly's aren't your thing:Or you can have some fancy 3D garland for USD $40:

Friday, 25 June 2010

new york wonderings

And the final post on my NYC trip, with some random little snaps. Enjoy!

Thursday, 24 June 2010

view from above

I went to meet Ms Miranda for lunch at her work, and check out the view from her office. Not too shabby, eh? Love it.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

window shopping soho style

More window shopping! Ok, well, this is an in store display at Anthropologie in Soho, but it's still incredible.
The dress from the waist down is all made of hand dyed paper. Just gorgeous.
But this is a real window display. These are French Connection's for their latest campaign. It's the nicest use of lenticular printing I think.
The models are holding lenticular's of faces that change expression as you move past them. Simple, but effective. Nice.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

vintage new york

I love vintage clothes. And I love shopping for them. A lot of vintage stores though are pretty dodgy and a bit manky. Not so with this delightful store: Daha Vintage. Located at 175 Orchard Street in the lower east side. Yes, that's a Pucci waistcoat hanging up....
And they have a fabulous selection of shoes! The fabric below is a sneak peak of their summer dress collection.
So nice... but I was such a good gal and just took pics.
The store is spacious and lovely.
Further up the road, on 9th street, you'll find a nice selections of vintage stores. Two of my favourite stores. I can't remember the exact number or name of this one, but it's on East 9th street.
Along with Cobblestones at 314 East 9th. I got a fab handbag here last time...this time my will was tougher and I managed to resist.
And that's vintage shopping this trip! Strictly window shopping this time.

Monday, 21 June 2010

williamsburg bridge

After a great day at the Renegade Craft Fair, then stuffing our faces at great Mexican in Brooklyn we decided to walk back home to the West Village from Brooklyn. No mean feat, in the heat, but not too crazy an idea.
Slowly we made our climb...
And found another little guy on the footpath!
It's a beautiful bridge, loved the detailing on the ends:
That curled bit of iron looks like ribbons and I think it's in lovely contrast to the rest of the bridge.
Just lovely! But it is a really nice walk, with great views. So if you head over Brooklyn way consider walking home and getting some fresh air and scenery instead of taking the subway.