Monday, October 31, 2011

On Hiatus.

Attention peeps: we're taking a brief blogging hiatus. Our current format has become a bit stale, so we're going back to the drawing board to come up with something fresh and fantastic. In short, something distinctly, Featherette. Stay tuned!

Mini goals chalkboard, from Mary Kate McDevitt.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Treasury Tuesday: "Orange Asphalt", by Eco Shag.

What I love about this treasury is the use of orange and black in a non-Halloween way. Yet, it still feels like a Halloween collection. Brilliantly done, Eco Shag, brilliantly done!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Theme Of The Week: Halloween, Part II.

We'd be silly to pass up the perfect chance to extend our Halloween theme for yet another week. After all, as is the case in Hollywood, sequels make Halloween spook-tacular!

Michael Myers, at it again.
(photo courtesy of Movie Poster Blog).

"Friday the 13th, Part 2".
(photo courtesy of Best-Horror-Movies)

More exorcisms please!
(photo courtesy of Filmsquish).

"Paranormal Activity 2".
(photo courtesy of Movie-Holic).

Friday, October 21, 2011

Vintage Halloween Decor.

Why buy new [cheesy] Halloween stuff, when you can find a ton of awesome, vintage Halloween decor on Etsy? Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Paper mache jack-o-lantern, from Gizmo and Hooha.

Crow shooting target, from Legal Miss Sunshine.

Hazelle skeleton marionette, from Passionate Kitsch

Wooden black cat, from Haven Vintage.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Psycho For Halloween.

I have a Halloween confession to make. Despite my passion for scary movies, I've never actually seen "Psycho". Maybe someone should send me this card, from Creeper Jess, as a reminder.

Norman Bates postcard. Yeah, that's creepy.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Like A Bat Outta Hell.

Bats scare me. Perhaps it's their link to vampires--or maybe it's simply their creepy faces! Whatever it is, I don't want their weird wings anywhere near me.

Watercolor bat on the loose!

I wouldn't mind this ultra-cute bat print, from LaBerge though. His face isn't creepy, nor his wings weird. In fact, he looks kinda happy. And that's what Halloween is all about.

Halloween Meets The Wizard Of Oz.

We're loving this Etsy front page treasury from Jody, aka, Blackbird Tees. Such a clever mix of Halloween-themed items within the "The Wizard Of Oz" vein. Way to go Jody!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Theme Of The Week: Halloween.

Season 2 of "The Walking Dead" is upon us. And that means it's time to gear up for a barrage of gruesome zombie deaths!

The actors are also anticipating gruesome zombie deaths!
(Photo courtesy of Bad Haven)

Admittedly, it took us a while to get excited about Halloween. But now, we're officially ready to be scared! So bring on the werewolves, vampires, ghosts and of course, zombies!

"Zombie Love Wedding" print, from Beat Up Creations.

Brain necklace, from Blue Bayer Design.

Zombie paper silhouette, from Paper Cuts By Joe.

"Creeping Terror" original drawing, from Justin Durand.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Accessories [For Men].

We end this accessory-filled week with a few manly finds. Hey, even we feel the need to accessorize every now and then.

Wood bow tie, from Trei.

"Libra Rising" scarf, from Blackbird Tees.

Bullet shell cigar punch, from EH84.

Skinny knit tie, from vKnit.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Perfect [Geometric] Accessory.

It's small, cute and versatile. And to top it off, it's big enough to transport all of your daily essentials. In short, it's the perfect, geometric accessory!

Geometric purse, from On Your Head.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

[Fringe] Accessories.

Will Peter rejoin the Fringe universe? Not sure. However, I'm absolutely positive that these fringe-filled accessories should be a part of your inter-galactic, wardrobe universe.

Lace and chain necklace, from This Ilk.

Vintage leather belt sheath, from Shaving Kit Supplies.

Geometric leather earrings, from Boo and Boo Factory.

Peacock feather t-shirt, from Seal Maiden.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Few Of Our Favorite Etsy [Accessory] Treasuries.

Since this week is all about accessories, we scoured through the Etsy treasury, hoping to find some goodies. And boy did we ever!

Theme Of The Week: [Project] Accessories.

Accessories make the outfit. I'm a dude, so I've always just accepted this statement as fact. After all, sunglasses are pretty much the only accessory I sport:

Me and my "accessories".

But having seen my share of "Project Runway" episodes, I totally get it now. Accessories can make the outfit. And sometimes, they can even steal the show!

Woven rope necklace, from Jennifer Loiselle.

So this week, we're all about accessories: necklaces, earrings, brooches, shoes, belts, fascinators and more--for these are the the true wardrobe stars.

Pink flower hair piece, from Which Goose.

So without further ado, I dub this week, "Project Accessory"! This, of course, is a total hijacking of the upcoming show with the same name. But hey, let's just consider it an homage.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday's Geometric Find: Upcycled Wall Mosaic.

Often times, leftovers are even more delicious than the original meal. And while we're not sure what this table top may have looked like in its former life, we definitely love what its parts have become.

Geometric wall mosaic, from Michael Arras.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Lunch Time Geometry Lesson.

Cutting a sandwich on the diagonal yields 2 triangles. And really, there couldn't be a better segue for today's lunch-themed, geometric find.

Insulated lunch bag, from Julie Meyer.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Geometric Wood Organizers In The Etsy Shop!

I'm so darned proud of how these salvaged organizers turned out. The geometric design really pops! Just got 'em all listed in the Etsy shop too. More designs are in the works, so stay tuned.

Red on turquoise salvaged wood organizer, $22.

Red triangles on gray.

Close-up of my hand-drawn, geometric design.

The classic black and white combo. Clean and simple.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Geometric Patterns.

Geometric patterns excite me. Perhaps it's the balance between abstract shapes and linear order, or maybe it's the playful repetitiveness. Whatever the reason, these patterns stimulate my eyes and dazzle my brain.

"Funky Diamonds" print, from Twoems.

"Keys" tea towel, from Enormous Champion.

Photograph, from Chez Jolly.

"Fiesta" tea towel, from Shapes & Colors.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Theme Of The Week: A Geometric Life.

I've always seen the shapes of the world through geometric lenses. To me, straight lines are telephone wires that run forever.

Photograph, from N. Harlow Photography.

Tiny, repeating triangles are a mathematical fashion accessory as lethal as any tribal weaponry.

Brass earrings, from Prairie Oats.

Linear doodles on a piece of paper are blueprints for a maze of neighborhood streets, lanes and avenues.

Ink drawing, from Studio Benben.

And a repeating series of circles and squares is a bombastic sound system, waiting to shake the foundation.

"Circles and Squares" block print, from Funnel Cloud.

What do your eyes see when viewing the lines and angles of the modern world?

Friday, September 30, 2011

Tiny Messages.

Sending clear, concise messages is an effective way to communicate. In related news, sending super-tiny messages is an excellent way to be eco-friendly...and romantic!

Tiny message in a bottle, from Luxely.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tepee Tank Top.

We love this tank top design. We also love that Bark Decor utilizes the sun's energy to expose their screens. Now that's eco-friendly!

Screen printed tank top, from Bark Decor.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Simple, Yet Effective Design.

Contrary to popular belief, creating a minimalist aesthetic can be difficult. Add eco-friendly to the mix and you've got quite the challenge. And now you know why I love these coasters:

Birch wood coasters, from Virtual Design Lab.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Urban Foraging.

Seattle is known for recycling and reusing--and more recently, composting. In fact, spotting "free" piles of wood or other unused building materials in a neighbor's front yard is a common sight.

If you're like me, you begin to wonder...what to do with all that free wood...?

Reclaimed, geometric wood shelves, from Junglai.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Theme Of The Week: Eco-Friendly Finds.

I'm happy to announce that eco-friendly is the new black. And rest assured, it's a water-based, low-VOC black too!

Reusable, "To Go" Mason jars, from Poppy and Pearl.

Whether it's salvaged, recycled, repurposed or reusable, we're loving the momentous consumer shift towards eco-friendly goods.

Ecobag "Circles" tote, from Pawling.

And while we're on the subject, we think this may be the perfect time to change the stigma behind re-gifting.

Organic, vegan soap samples, from Prunella's Soap.

After all, just because a gift doesn't jive with your taste, doesn't mean it should end up in the storage closet.

Recycled billboard banner storage bin, from Notty Pooch.

This week, we're bringing you our favorite eco-friendly finds. So grab your pencil and paper (just grab a sheet from your recycle bin) and get ready for a week filled with earth-friendly gift ideas!