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Wow, don't you just love her illustration and design work?  I had the pleasure of meeting this tiny little east coaster on trip she recently made to San Francisco.  We had a great afternoon together talking about life, design, family & friends while wandering through an eclectic book store, and enjoying a sunny patio.  This girl is full of inspiration, creativity and heart, and we just love her!

Thanks Meeralee for sharing your creative journey with us!  If you need any custom, one of kind work done whether it's wedding invites or a design for a tattoo, this is girl to go to.  She will walk you through the whole process.

Make sure to visit her site and blog for her latest work!  Stop by her...

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German Design Studio Besau Marguerre (Eva Marguerre and Marcel Besau) have continued experimenting with the possibilities of fiberglass to create limed editions of the 'Nido' Stool. The raw material, soaked with dyed polyester resin, is wrapped around a pre-constructed stool form, resulting in a structure which is light but extremely durable. Due to the components, the end...

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The Silver Pen began as a way for Hollye to document the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and oftentimes hilarious journey through, with, over and around breast cancer.  One year later she's still in recovery but now on a journey to find Silver Linings in all aspects of life. Her blog covers fashion, home design, health, family and of course finding those Silver Linings!


Thanks so much for sharing your collection with us Hollye! 

For those of you that know Hollye already, I bet your lives are richer for it! For those of you that don't, click here! You won't be sorry! Her...

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Don't you just love the aesthetic and simplicity of this beautiful home accessory line?  Each one of her products has a story behind it too. Each image has been photographed by Melanie from different trips that she has been on. As you can see from her work she is well traveled.

We couldn't be happier to have Melanie as part of the marketplace, if you haven't seen her around the site, stop by and say hi (she's brand new here), follow her on Facebook & Twitter and to see what she is working on next, check out her blog and website!


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The FACETURE Process

"First the mould of the object is hand-made by scoring and cutting a sheet of 0.5mm plastic sheet. This sheet is then folded, cut and taped into the overall shape of the product that is to be cast. The mould's final shape, and strength, is dictated by which triangular facets I pop in and out. I do this each time I ready the mould for the next object, meaning that no two castings are the same. I then mix a water-based casting resin that is cast in the mould where it sets solid."...

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Jeanee Duval is a Jill of all trades. She has been a professional graphic designer for more than 11 years—six at Hallmark Cards as a greeting card designer and five at Borders Books as a web designer.

Jeanee’s passions include trend researching, blogging, being a social media enthusiast, and public speakeing. She is also the founder of the Kansas City Blogger Meetup group, arranging events and activities to support, inspire and connect local bloggers.

In addition, Jeanee is the craft genius behind Dirty Laundry, an indie biz she started more than five years ago that has evolved from one-of-a-kind, handmade aprons to the ever popular cupcakes bath fizzies.

Jeanee also has been a Zumba Fitness instructor for over 5 years. She has been recognized and awarded “Best Zumba Class in Kansas City”...

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It's Sunday funday and today you can feast your eyes on the work of Julie West.  An illustrator based in San Francisco, she'll leave you wondering what the story is behind each of her curious characters.  She also turns her characters into vinyl toys which can be found at one of our all time favorite stores Kid Robot!  If you are in the area stop by...

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Friends it's that time of year again, yes the Make It Show is gearing up for their spring show and doors open next week.  Come on down to find the best that Vancouver has to offer in the handmade space.  You can shop, support handmade, listen to great music, have a beer and visit your favourite food truck.  Do we have you convinced yet? Click here to grab your $2 off coupon or stop by Make It to get more details.

Dates & Times
Friday, April 20th 4pm to 9pm
Saturday, April 11am to 6pm
Sunday, April 11am to 5pm

The Croatian Cultural...

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It's Wednesday friends and we are being graced with another New Yorker this week. Thats two in a row!  Let me introduce you to Natalie Holbrook from Nat The Fat Rat, a lovely lifestyle & design blogger, mom, wife and lover of the big apple.  I just love her blog's mission, in her words , "it's a love letter from my family to New York city, and where I capture all the lovely little things that make up a wonderful life".  This girl is full of heart and we love it!  In her passionate posts she shares her life journeys of being a mom to aka Huck and wife to aka...

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