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concrete ideas

How to Use Plastic Bottles to Make Concrete Pendant Lamps
DIY: How to Use Plastic Bottles to Make Concrete Pendant Lamps
concrete desk set from Magnus Petterson Studio
concrete desk set from Magnus Petterson Studio
concrete eyewear
concrete eyewear
DIY concrete coasters by Rebecca Beach
DIY concrete coasters by Rebecca Beach
concrete LEGO Blocks by Andrew Lewicki
concrete LEGO Blocks by Andrew Lewicki
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a seahorse compilation

Did you know that the female seahorse lays the eggs but the male seahorse carries the unborn youngins in his pouch?  Seahorses also like to swim in pairs with their tails linked together. Pretty cool.  Here is a roundup in homage to this incredible creature.

Make a paper seahorse wall sculpture with a printable PDF pattern.

seahorse wall decor
seahorse wall decor from EcogamiShop

Or crochet your very own seahorse!

seahorse crochet pattern
seahorse crochet pattern from lalylala

I like this nautical-themed mini dish set.

seahorse Ceramic Platter Set
ceramic platter set from Creative Co-op

And here’s the same seahorse design on a canister.  Simple but lovely.

dolomite canister with seahorse design
dolomite canister with seahorse design

Or get this fantastical pillow from Roostery that’s filled with mermaids sleeping on the moon and riding seahorses.

mermaid seahorse fabric pillow cushion
throw pillow with mermaid/seahorse design made from Spoonflower fabrics

They have lots of color options…

Or adorn yourself with a seahorse pendant necklace cast from an actual dried seahorse.

brass cast seahorse necklace
brass seahorse pendant necklace from monteazul

Can you find the seahorse in this art print from society6?

society6 art print
Rainy Days by Judith Clay

I stumbled upon this French site that has many old engravings, often in large format and in color.  I really like botanical illustrations.  Most botanical illustrations are all over Pinterest, but this old image is new to me.  The description reads: “Fish color drawing after ‘Universal Dictionary of Natural History’ Atlas Zoology Volume 2 reptiles and fish by C. d’Orbigny – Paris.”

vintage seahorse illustration
vintage seahorse illustration

Mix the old with the new with this custom vintage iPhone.custom iPhone case with seahorse illustration

Check out this seahorse crest!

seahorse crest from Fairbairn’s Book of Crests
seahorse crest from Fairbairn’s Book of Crests

 

 

 

 

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Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn!

Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn

I just returned from the annual Renegade Craft in Brooklyn. It was pretty great. The fair showcases handmade work and wares of independent craftspeople, artists, and designers from all over the country.  Each year the quality of the crafts and goods gets better and better.  Here are a few photos I quickly snapped earlier today.

stuffed animal pillows Stuffed animal pillows by Broderpress

Acrylic jewelery by Brevity Acrylic jewelery by Brevity

Rope necklaces by Homako Rope necklaces by Homako

Embroidered artwork on linen by Coral & Tusk
Embroidered artwork on linen by Coral & Tusk
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Presenting the Hedgehog

Hedgehog print by Katie Vernon
Hedgehog prints by Katie Vernon

Who isn’t a sucker for hedgehogs?  Or at least baby hedgehogs.

This hedgehog pencil holder is a pretty cute way to keep track of art supplies.

hedgehog pencil holder
hedgehog pencil holder

I like the idea of finding a hedgehog figurine in my morning coffee…

hedgehog figurine coffee cup
ceramic hedgehog coffee mug

These hand-sewn hedgehog zipper pouches from a maker in New Hampshire come in four different sizes.  The coin purse size is particularly adorable.handmade hedgehog zipper pouches

Or if you want to infuse some humor into your zipper pouch…

carry all zipper pouch from society6
carry all zipper pouch from society6

You can fold your very own hedgehog!

origami hedgehog designed by Sergey Yartsev
origami hedgehog designed by Sergey Yartsev

Or plop this little one on your desk to keep you company while you work.

needle felted hedgehog
needle felted hedgehog from Wild Whimsy Woolies

I love this bagpipe playing, rooster riding hedgehog illustration from Hans My Hedgehog, an Etsy store named after the Grimm’s fairytale about a hedgehog boy who grows up to become king of the forest.

Giclee print hedgehog
8×10 Giclee print of Brothers Grimm Fairytale Hans My Hedgehog, Black and White version by

And some hedgehog baby gear:

MilkBarn Hedgehog Baby Blanket
Milkbarn Hedgehog Baby Blanket
Matching MilkBarn Hedgehog Baby Bib
Matching MilkBarn Hedgehog Baby Bib
food & food-ish

the pineapple in black & white. . . ok, and color too!

pineapple fabric in black and white
pineapple upholstery fabric

 

Love everything about this tropical fruit? Yeah me too. It’s been a symbol of hospitality for hundreds of years and even has an interesting imperial past.  Here is a roundup of my favorite pineapple finds.

It’s all about the neon.  This neon pineapple light features a dimmer so you can adjust your level of fabulousness. Also available in cactus, flamingo, crab, rainbow, toucan 🙂
pineapple decor neon light

Cast from a real pineapple, this 16 oz. porcelain mug has an awesome nubby texture.

Porcelain Pineapple Mug
porcelain pineapple mug from Food52

Wallpaper for the indecisive…or the renter

removable pineapple wallpaper
removable pineapple wallpaper

The details: self adhesive removable wallpaper, peel and stick, no residue 

Super sweet hand-painted porcelain pineapple jewelry from And Mary

porcelain pineapple jewelry

Pineapple sculptures because why not?

White Porcelain Pineapple sculpture
white porcelain pineapple sculpture
Carved Wood Pineapple Sculpture
circa 1970s vintage carved wood pineapple from The Birdcage
acrylic pineapple sculpture
acrylic pineapple decor

 

Still interested in pineapple, check out my post on homemade pineapple basil gin!