Have a wonderful easter weekend everyone. Thanks for visiting Cafe Cartolina this week - I hope you find something here that will inspire you to put your best creative foot forward every morning. I'm going to try making some of these pretty flowers this weekend - see you soon!
Friday, April 2, 2010
Have you seen these? I think these are clever. They are not really reproductions - they are a new take on a mechanics safety light. Something that was never meant to be decorative taking on a deconstructed, vintage hipness that really appeals to me. Also check out to the fabulous chandelier made from recycled plastic pop bottles - also very clever in a different kinda way. From - guess who?
Oh and if you're worried about ugly exposed light bulbs Anthro has that covered with their super cute designer bulbs!
I love these images - I expect the owner of this place was planning on doing some redecorating - maybe a bit of new wallpaper - when the location scout came round and said, 'Don't do a thing - it's perfect!' This place is now available for your fashion shoots your independent movies, your rave - or whatever you feel like - from here.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Looking for a little project this weekend - how about you teach your self how to make these sweet little silk flowers courtesy of Karrie and Elizabeth at Posh Paperie via Style Me Pretty. I can think of so many applications for these little beauties. Be inspired - create something beautiful - and then show me!
Creatively compiled by Fiona Cartolina at 12:09 AM
Look at all these wonderful, colourful new things at Graham and Green. The love bird cushions are great and do you like the turquoise shelf - definitely brighten up a dull spot in the porch or the pantry.
I was just thinking how much these beautiful dishes reminded me of letterpress - can you see that - that impression pressed into the porcelain and filled with colour? I'm really drawn to these. I would want to display a group on the wall . They really are quite fabulous - I want to touch one. don't you? The talented artist is Raquel Masri.
This Irish gal has absolutely perfected the art of felted corsages - hasn't she? It's hard to believe these beautiful, light, ethereal-looking creations are made of wool. And I love the peachy pinks. I have not worn a flower in my hair for a long time but any day now I might be spotted with that 2-tone pink number sitting jauntily to one side . . . . if I'm brave . . . maybe . . . .
Creatively compiled by Fiona Cartolina at 12:02 AM
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Here are couple of interesting pieces from Anthropologie that I haven't seen before. Pretty cheery. I like the details. Hmmm, raffia - that's another flash back to my crafty youth in the 70's.
To be inspired is to be motivated - and if these pretty little treasures from Nantucket Mermaid don't motivate you to get up and do something creative then nothing will. The honesty and energy in these super cute rocks and eggs is fabulous - great job!