A Little Funky and A Whole Lotta Fresh: Orla Kiely for Target

I’m digging the retro throwback of these plates and mugs by Orla Kiely. Orla certainly has that 70s vibe going on and though some of it may be a little too funky, taken in small doses it comes off fresh. Launched in 1997, Orla has carved a niche in the fashion scene with her use of color, geometry and pattern. To me, she’s like Kate Spade’s groovier older sister. You know, the one that wears oversize sunglasses, smokes like a chimney and still wears fur coats. Or maybe she’s a modern day Marcia Brady.

Orla’s Target line is coming out in February. Just a heads up! Via Apartment Therapy Orla Kiely’s website

January 21, 2017

Fluttering Paper Birds Intricately Cut From Old Maps and Atlases

With vintage maps and aged atlases as her guides, London-based artist Claire Brewster crafts airy and ethereal avian cut-outs. Her colorful collection of paper birds play with negative space and silhouettes to illustrate the elegant aesthetic of birds in flight. Each figure features intricately carved feathers that appear to delicately flutter. With extended wings and alternating positions, the birds demonstrate the unique gestures of flying birds.

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January 20, 2017

Quirky Knit Gloves Reveal Unexpected Images When Placed Together

Istanbul-based Etsy shop Talking Gloves creates quirky knits with a picture-perfect twist. When placed side-by-side, the palms of each pair of cute gloves unexpectedly forms a single picture, putting a cozy and contemporary spin on the age-old diptych. Each pair of crafty gloves features two stitched designs: one on the left glove, and one on the right.

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