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cheery coin purses


{left to right, top to bottom: Emily Bali Coin Purse, Kate Spade cosmo mina, farmer's market clutch from Anthropologie, and Chicadecanela Bird Coin Purse}

new from lovely lovely!

One of my favorite UK table top brands, Lovely Lovely, has added some new pieces to their colorful and lace-inspired line. These photos have a dark satire feel to them...and the random molded jello pieces are really amusing!


Cool Designer: Spring & Clifton

Designed by New-York based & California-bred Michelle Zacks, the Spring & Clifton collection is a blend of both coast's sensibiities. The inherent playful breeziness of the West Coast meets the nonchalance of East Coast casual elegance.



A couple months ago, I began the hunt for my wedding shoes. Here they are! The height is perfect, and I'll be able to wear them with both my American and Thai dresses. Thanks to someone very kind (who shall remain nameless), for hooking me up with an incredible discount and helping me score these babies for a fab (non $300) price!


lino-cut cards!

I love these new lino-cut cards by artist Katie Muth. Katie's work mixes sweet and sometimes bittersweet imagery that captures each season within a year. They're a tad more expensive than most cards, but her prints really are mini (and framable) pieces of artwork. To read more about her process, go here. And find her cards at Elsewares.


Inspirations this week...

A variety of inspirations this week...brightly patterned book covers, snap shot series, and a fluffy cotton ball bouquet.


{floral book covers from June 2006 issue of Elle Decoration (UK), snap shots from Dec/Jan 2003 issue of Vogue Living (AUS), cotton puff bouquet Bride's Magazine Receptions 2006, polka dotted books from October 2004 issue of Elle Decoration (UK)}.

horse vases...

Who knew flowers would look so cool in an animal vase? These limited-edition horse vases are by Spain's Jaime Hayon. Check out another cool animal vase over at ~>O<~.


...something blue...


{Left to right, top to bottom: Anthony Nak Blue Topaz Necklace, Anthony Nak Blue Topaz Briolette Earrings, Jamie Joseph Ocean Blue Chalcedony ID Bracelet, Charles David Splendid Heels, Kristina Isola Ruiskukka Fabric, Bloem Box Lavender Sachet, and Anna Weatherley Colours Collection China.}

Naive + Oh Joy! = 10% Off

For one week only, Oh Joy! readers can receive a 10% discount off any items purchased at the cool UK online shop Naive. They ship to the US, as well as a few other countries outside the UK. To take advantage of this offer, purchase an item between May 26-June 2. Simply enter the code: NAIVEOHJOY in the "notes" section of your Paypal cart. The discount will not be taken off immediately, but will be refunded to you once the order has processed. So, support this lovely little shop and be thanked for it! Here are some of my favorites from Naive...


{left to right, top to bottom:} xgLA Swarovski Necklace, Milkfed Love T-Shirt, Blissen T-Shirt, and Mosaic Plait Necklace...as well as the entire line of S.K. Hyde Bags I posted about last week!}

Fred Flare's Next Big Thing

Fred Flare began to announce the winners of their Next Big Thing contest a couple weeks ago and will continue to highlight nine new designers every week until they reveal all 36 winners for this year's contest. Here are some of my favorites so far...


{left to right, top to bottom: Snapcrafty flower necklace, dachshund stitch-it kit from Egg Press, fast food earrings by Cornyness, rainbow friends letter set from The Small Object, mirrors from My Favorite Mirror, emerald lace earrings from Cursive.}