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vessels for the palm of your hand...

Both Rena of Rare Device and Kelly of Relish at Home featured the ceramics of J. Mendicino in their shop displays. It's no wonder, because Joanna Mendicino's ceramics have such a pure, yet whimsical, feel to them. I love small vases and bowls and anything that feels precious yet is actually very useful...

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Cool {Aussie} Label: Lover

I love the fresh, youthful feel of the clothing by the Australian clothing label, Lover. Known for their intricate detailing, quirky aesthetic and assured chic, Lover cites influences from Francoise Hardy to Iggy Pop...

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Kimchi UK

I heard about the cool line Kimchi UK from Emily, the owner of the UK shop Caravan {see my interview with her at the D*S guest blog}. Kimchi's hand-printed leather bags are just stunning. Gorgeous pattern and lovely subtle colors. They don't seem to be stocked outside of the UK, but you can contact them directly to purchase...

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never-ending inspiration...

...at Kate Spade's newly revamped Behind the Curtain site. Each section has tons of amazing things to see and read more about. I especially love the things we love section and the desktop profile, which currently features illustrator Paulina Reyes!

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twinkle's big city knits

Since knitted items seem to be my theme for today, here's a sneak peek of Twinkle's Big City Knits by one of my favorite fashion designers, Wenlan Chia of Twinkle. Her book is full of chic & whimsical knitted clothing patterns. This book really inspires me to go beyond the one knitted scarf and handbag I made years ago. The book goes on sale February 13th, but you can pre-order now...

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Tait & Style

The UK line Tait & Style is well known for their diverse collection of needlepunched fabrics. Designer Ingrid Tait has created fabric for such well known fashion & home lines as Conran, Marithé and François Girbaud, Commes des Garçons, John Galliano, Dior, Shirin Guild, Givenchy, Kenzo and John Rocha. Her own collection of goods are completely adorable and so well made...

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{goods above can be purchased from Loop - today's shop interview at the D*S Guest Blog - and Not on the High Street, UK}

Oh Joy! at Design*Sponge

Hi everyone!

For the next two weeks, I'll be guest blogging over at Design*Sponge. There will be special set of posts based on my recent obsession with with product styling and shop displays featuring some of my favorite shops across the globe. Click the "guest blog" button on the top left corner of this site to check it out. Thanks again to Grace for this fun opportunity!

You'll still see new posts here but there will only be one post a day {most days} for the next two weeks. I'll also have some special highlights here of designers mentioned in my shop interviews...

Best!
Joy

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{items in photo are my own: porcelain cow creamer received as a gift, silver flower barrette from B Jewelry, set of wooden bowls from abc carpet & home received as a wedding gift, and lena corwin plates in back}

...till monday

Happy early weekend...things are a bit crazy this week, so I'll see you all back here on Monday. There will be some fun things in store, so see you then...

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{image from Living Etc, September 2003}

ooh sooishi...

My favorite French food blog, Sooishi, does it again with her gorgeous French macarons so wonderfully captured by her photos & vivid color...yum!

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flea market goodies...

Gosia of Blue Bell Bazaar has a lovely collection of vintage items up for sale in her Etsy shop! These look like pieces you'd find at a great flea market...

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