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MODERN :: Urban Jungle

1.  hanging planter  :: Amulettes   2.  brass planter  :: loop design studio     3.  succulent poster  :: Leah Duncan   4.  skinny scarf  :: c. banning accessories  5.  copper + concrete planter  :: Etta and Odie  6.  black ceramic planter  :: Melissa Maya Pottery  7.  xerographica air plants  :: air plant design studio

1. hanging planter :: Amulettes   2. brass planter :: loop design studio   

3. succulent poster :: Leah Duncan   4. skinny scarf :: c. banning accessories

5. copper + concrete planter :: Etta and Odie  6. black ceramic planter :: Melissa Maya Pottery

7. xerographica air plants :: air plant design studio

I've got an obsession with house plants. I currently have almost 40 plants in my house and I love each and every one of them. Plants just make me happy!  I've actually gone through probably hundreds of plants over the years, trying to get just the right plant for the right light.  If you are obsessed like me with houseplants, then you probably also love planters and well anything botanical.  I've picked out just a few of my favorites featuring concrete, ceramic, brass and copper.  

 

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Instagram

INSTAGRAM :: #SHOPHANDMADE

1.  MACRAME PLANT HANGER  :: Modern Macrame  2.  THANK YOU CARD SET  :: Sable and Gray  3.  MOUNTAIN BLOSSOM TEXTILE  :: The Link Collective  4.  SANTE FE SATCHEL  :: Geninne  5.  BLOCK PRINT SCARF  :: Block Shop Textiles  6.  CERAMIC WALL PLANTER  :: Zola Zola

1. MACRAME PLANT HANGER :: Modern Macrame  2. THANK YOU CARD SET :: Sable and Gray  3. MOUNTAIN BLOSSOM TEXTILE :: The Link Collective  4. SANTE FE SATCHEL :: Geninne  5. BLOCK PRINT SCARF :: Block Shop Textiles  6. CERAMIC WALL PLANTER :: Zola Zola

We love instagram, do you?  We are always looking for great artists to share with you and also to gather inspiration as well.  All of us at elite16.com are artists, designers and creatives and it's fun to share what others are doing in the handmade world.  We've been posting our favorite designers and shops with our hashtag campaign #e16handmadelife.  If you have something to share with us just use our hashtag and we might feature you.  Happy shopping and follow us at @elite16etsy.




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Fashion

Spring Fashion :: Scarves

1.  shibori dyed scarf  by Honest Alchemy Co.  2.  hand painted silk scarf  by pom by pomegranate  3.  hand dyed scarf  by Dear June Shop  4.  liberty print silk scarf  by C. Banning Accessories  5.  hand dyed fringe scarf  by 88 editions

1. shibori dyed scarf by Honest Alchemy Co.  2. hand painted silk scarf by pom by pomegranate  3. hand dyed scarf by Dear June Shop  4. liberty print silk scarf by C. Banning Accessories  5. hand dyed fringe scarf by 88 editions

Yes, Spring is just around the corner! I've been lucky to have enjoyed temperatures in the 60's and 70's the last two weeks, so Spring is definitely on my mind.  Just being outside makes you forget all about the Winter blahs. Which got me thinking about colorful clothes, sandals and anything linen. Oh Spring I have missed you!  One of my staples for the season is a scarf.  It's such a versatile accessory and can always dress up an outfit.  Some of my favorites are hand dyed or hand painted and anything colorful. Are you ready for Spring?

Also, if you are excited about Spring like me, check out our giveaway with C. Banning Accessories where you can win a $50 gift certificate and get yourself a new scarf.

 

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Giveaway

Giveaway :: C. Banning Accessories

Let's get to know Cinne of C. Banning Accessories. The inspiration for her shop began when she made her own silk wrap skirt of mix and match patterns. That led to an obsession with mixing patterns and turned into designing scarves. She primarily works with silks from Europe, Japan and prints from Liberty of London's seasonal Art Fabric collection.  As the multidisciplinary visual stylist behind Atelier Cinne,  she also creates long pendant necklaces with a printed tassel + she has expanded her collection to a Men's line, as well. 

Cinne's studio in San Francisco

Cinne's studio in San Francisco

Cinne is also an idea driven graphic designer and has shared her amazing sense of style with us over the years. I love her stylist posts and I've shared some of my favorites below. In addition, take a tour of her San Francisco studio.


Now for the fun part! See below on how to enter our giveaway featuring a $50 gift certificate that you can use towards anything in Cinne's Shop ( not valid towards custom designs). 

 

Are you ready for a fabulous giveaway? Every month we hold our Lucky 7 Giveaway featuring featuring artists + collectors on Etsy.com.

This month, we are featuring Cinne's shop, C. Banning Accessories.

One lucky entrant will win a $50 gift certificate towards anything in her shop! 

HOW CAN YOU ENTER?

1. Go to the bottom of this post. There are multiple ways to enter and you can enter daily (in some cases).

2. Giveaway Dates: 

Starts :: Friday February 6th

Ends :: Friday February 20th

3. One winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter.

4. The winner will be announced here and on our blog.

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Giveaway

Lucky 7 Giveaway :: Little Moscow and Co.

Giveaway Overview:

Are you ready for a fabulous giveaway? Every month we hold our Lucky 7 Giveaway featuring featuring artists + collectors on Etsy.com.

This month, we are featuring Nicola's shop, Little Moscow and Co.

One lucky entrant will win a $50 gift certificate towards anything in her shop! 

How can you enter?

1. Go to the bottom of this post. There are multiple ways to enter and you can enter daily (in some cases).

2. Giveaway Dates: Starts Friday December 5th and ends Friday December 19th

3. One winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter.

4. The winner will be announced here and on our blog.

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Meet the Makers

Meet the Makers :: Choisette

the  ingrid scarf  designed and made by Leslie

the ingrid scarf designed and made by Leslie

Maker :: Leslie

Shop :: Choisette- chic beachy clothing, accessories and home goods

Drake Bay in Costa Rica- a place of inspiration for Leslie

Drake Bay in Costa Rica- a place of inspiration for Leslie

When and why did you open an online shop on Etsy?

I started Choisette in 2010 essentially because finding well-made designs in the shops that fit my relaxed California lifestyle was a real challenge. I sensed there could be a niche market for what I envisioned. Fortunately, my hunch proved true.

"Little Grandma"  Thelma and Grandpa Bill

"Little Grandma"  Thelma and Grandpa Bill

What got you started in your craft?

I have two younger sisters, and our stylish mom made almost all of our clothes on her trusty Husquvarna, the sewing machine I now use. She encouraged us to pick out the patterns and prints we liked, and also gave us artistic license to modify any part of the design. It wasn't high fashion, but we still felt like mini catwalk models. I learned to sew at age seven. My "Little Grandma" Thelma ( she was only 4'9"!), a true fashionista, always had extra fabric to experiment with at her tiny house, and she'd let me go nuts. My technique was a little different back then since it involved tracing around my body with a Magic Marker to make a pattern out of the comic section of the Sunday newspaper. Yeah, I was a hot grammar school mess. 

the ingrid - a washed linen scarf

the ingrid- a washed linen scarf

the quepos  necklace  

the quepos necklace 

Who or what influences your style the most?

My influences are all over the place. I am infatuated with free-spirited, old school style icons such as Lauren Hutton, Patti Hansen, Charlotte Rampling, Julie Christie, Chrissi Hynde, Ali McGraw, Peggy Lipton and Jane Birkin. I'm all about the unconventional audacious girls like Jenna Lyons, Jemima Kirke, Uli Hezner ( Project Runway Season 3), and Sarah Jessica Parker. Then there are the designers and design houses: Diana Von Furstenberg, Prada, Thea Porter, Chloé, Stella MCartney, Dior and Vivienne Westwood, to name a few. In high school I worshipped at the altar of the supreme nutty cuckoo Betsey Johnson, aka the Cartwheel Queen. She was once married to musician John Cale. How cool is that?

hermosa - tufted + washed linen cushions

hermosa- tufted + washed linen cushions

What inspires you and how do you get into your creative space?

I don't really have a "process", per se. Although I can't even think straight until I've had coffee and a croissant in the morning, so technically that's Step One. As far as a creative inspiration goes, I spend so much time on Pinterest and Instagram that I probably need an intervention. Plus, I can stare at design books like " The Selby is in Your Place, "Facehunter", or " The Staroialist" for hours. Literally hours, people. It's a miracle anything gets done. Collecting vintage beach snapshots is another favorite complete time-waster of mine. Often I'll find inspiration in some great subversive movie from the 60's or 70's. For example, in Shampoo, Goldie Hawn wears a fabulous embroidered Mexican blouse in a scene with Warren Beatty. Something a girl could wear today and totally rock. At other times, I draw inspiration from the places I travel to, especially cities like Paris, London, Amsterdam and Tokyo where the street style is out of this world. I'm also lucky enough to live near the beach in So Cal so I'm immersed in the fantastic surf culture that goes along with it. Last but not least, I never ever miss an episode of Project Runway ( Go Team Kini!) 

the sloane - washed linen beach towel

the sloane- washed linen beach towel

What are some of your favorite shops on Etsy?

In additions to all of the sublime Elite16 shops, some of my Etsy fave's include:

dawn and ross

l'esperluette

daniel espeset

amelie mancini

shaving kit suppplies

debbie carlos

scout and catalogue

jewish boxers

merakie

found co shop

Anything else?

When it comes to style, I think Lena Dunham nailed it when she wrote : "Confidence lets you pull anything off, even Tevas with socks".

hidden beach- Davenport, California

hidden beach- Davenport, California

A huge thanks to Leslie for sharing the story of her shop!

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