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Trade Your Ordinary Desk Lamp for the Leafy Green Glow of a Plant Lamp

Plant lamps by Mar de Fe

You know when you see some­thing you want and can’t stop think­ing about it? That’s how I feel about the­se plant lamps by Mar­i­ana Fol­berg. Since I first wrote about them on My Mod­ern Met, I’ve been dream­ing about hav­ing one of the­se pot­ted lights in my stu­dio space. Inspired by botany, Mar­i­ana has formed translu­cent green acrylic into the shapes of leaves. Their intri­cate engraved veins are what illu­mi­nate your space with the soft glow.

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Folk Art-Adorned Animal Totems Offer Double Good Luck

Animal totems by Emily Rose Thomson

I’ve talked before my love for illus­trat­ed ani­mal totems. I think, par­tial­ly, it comes from a child­hood fas­ci­na­tion I had with my mom’s minia­tures that she kept dis­played old print­er draw­ers. Through her online shops, Emi­ly Rose Thom­son crafts sim­i­lar­ly tiny crea­tures you can hold in the palm of your hand. Sloths, camels, fox­es, and more are hand-sculpt­ed and adorned with repeat­ing pat­terns and my favorite—tiny pil­lows and oth­er col­or­ful packs.

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Colorful Illustrated Clothing that Celebrates the Joys of Sunshine

Illustrated clothing by Doops Design

I’ve got a quick note of house-keep­ing: I’m phas­ing out my 7 illus­trat­ed pro­duct obses­sions. You’ll prob­a­bly see them every so often in the future, but now I’m going to ded­i­cate Fri­days to indi­vid­u­al shops. It’ll still be an illus­trat­ed pro­duct-relat­ed day, just with more laser focus.

That being said, hap­py Fri­day! Doops Design is one of my favorite illus­trat­ed cloth­ing shops. I love the bright col­ors, kooky cac­ti, and oth­er bold imagery on the shirts, dress­es, and tank tops.

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Subtly-Knit Animal Scarves Add Some Unexpected Fun to Your Winter Wardrobe

animal scarves by Nina Führer

If you’re in the North­ern hemi­sphere, your every­day attire prob­a­bly con­sists of puffy jack­ets and knit­ted bean­ies. Might I sug­gest anoth­er win­ter addi­tion? Ani­mal scarves by Nina Führer! The sub­tly play­ful prod­ucts fea­ture high-qual­i­ty wool with one unex­pect­ed twist—at the end of each scarf is a knit­ted animal’s head. Cock­a­toos, par­rots, sloths, and cats all lend their like­ness­es to the­se acces­sories. They also dou­ble as a clip to secure the gar­ment into place. This way, you can arrange them to look like they’re perched on your shoul­der.

Nina sells the­se ani­mal scarves in her Etsy shop—just in time for some late win­ter fun.
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My Weekly 7 Illustrated Product Obsessions

Illustrated product obsessions, January 27
1.  Green Cac­tus LED Light by YiaMia
2. Peel­in’ Myself Pin by Katie Turn­er
3. Polar Bear Bracelet by Liten Kan­in
4. Tiger Ves­sel by Bon­nie His­lop
5. I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss by Martha Rich for BlueQ
6. Iris Apfel Birds Socks by Hap­py Socks
7. Hand iPhone Case by Coucou Suzette

Don’t get me wrong… I love my Rifle Paper Co. phone case, but that case by Coucou Suzette? I’m in love.

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Accessorize with Sculptures by Adding Ceramic Jewelry to Your Outfit

ceramic jewelry

One of my favorite trends late­ly is neck­laces, brooches, and rings made from kiln-fired clay. I’ve got a few pieces now and love how essen­tial­ly, the­se are mini sculp­tures you’re wear­ing on your fin­gers, around your neck, or on your favorite shirt. Some mak­ers col­or their jew­el­ry with glaze while oth­ers leave their designs bone white. What style of ceram­ic jew­el­ry do you like?

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Embroidery, Illustrated products, Sculpture

Felted Peacock Sculptures Pay Homage to Their Brilliant Plumage

Jill Ffrench felt bird sculptures

Fiber artist Jill Ffrench crafts felt­ed bird sculp­tures that pay homage to their volup­tuous plumage. Using 100% pure felt, she stitch­es the hand-held crea­tures and adheres them with embroi­dery thread, wire, and wax. When com­plete, the soft fig­ures don orna­men­tal long, tails, which fea­ture a com­bi­na­tion of lay­ered felt and dec­o­ra­tive stitch­es to pro­duce a spec­tac­u­lar effect. (The detail shots are my favorite.)

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