Season’s greetings to all of my Santas, Elves, and Hanukkah Harries! As you all start scurrying around to procure holiday gifts this year, I thought I would share a little list of my favorite makers of things with you. Why not spend your money on a truly unique gift from talented people instead of buying the newest mind-numbing device at your local capital crazed mega store?
leNebulous Jewels is run my good friend Ruthie. Her pieces are a beautiful combination of shapes and materials, perfect for someone with a modern fashion sensibility. All of her creations are hand assembled.
For more stationery fun, check out Pixel & Post for some cute holiday themed notecards, as well as her adorable prints!
For those who like to make a statement with their threads, check out Griot Apparel. Their t-shirts are designed to pay homage to great minds, comment on social issues, and to spark conversation. This portrait of Nina Simone is one of my favorite designs.
Cute animals. Robots. Salvaged wood. All of these treasures await you at Mighty Lark. Artist Mike Lewis has original artwork at very affordable prices (which I think he needs to raise), so get it while you can before I convince him to up the ante!
For those looking for gifts for kids, definitely check out Naoko Stoop. Her precious prints feature her debut children’s book character Red Knit Cap Girl. I think you should buy the book and a piece of art to go with it! Done and done!
I suppose I should also plug my own Etsy shop, where you can get your very own Elly prints. I also have a few copies left of the first book I illustrated, Mabel McNabb and the Most Boring Day Ever by Amy Jones. I’m only taking orders until this Tuesday (but I might be able to push that out a bit with some convincing).