5 Easy Pieces – DIY Graffiti, Illustrated Recipes and Embroidered Brooches


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By Claudia Pearson

As part of a new serious called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite for-sale stuffs from around the web that inspires creativity, individuality, and pays homage to the handmade, upcycled, recycled, vintage or just plain ol’ awesome. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that.

A Cozy Kitty

intheseam - sleeping cat canvas pillow

By In The Seam

Snuggling up with your cat is a pet lovers dream. But unfortunately, they don’t always let you rest your head on their furry frame. Send in a pic of your lovely puss and they’ll get you a pillow of your loved one. Also worth checking out is their Manhole Cover collection here.

More at Etsy.com/shop/intheseam

Make Your Mark

By designers, Sherwood Forlee and Mihoko Ouchi.

Have you ever had the inclination to decorate a public wall with your form of artistic expression but don’t quite have the guts (or predilection towards the illegal)? No problem. Grab a copy of the Walls Notebook and express yourself from the safety of your couch with coloring book for adults. You’ll get 35 pages of empty urban backdrops to tag up.

More at ThinkOfThe.com

Illustrated Recipes

By Claudia Pearson

Designer Claudia Pearson draws amazing portraits of seasonal foods, iconic scenes in Brooklyn and spectacular plants which you’ll find in the form of coloring books, kitchen towels, calendars, stationary, and the like. This particular series illustrates simple and seasonal recipes, all one on poster.

More at Claudiapearson.com

Vintage Colors

From Good Eye

Colorful, bold, flirty. Good Eye sells a gorgeous array of vintage and secondhand clothes and accessories at reasonable prices. You too could be colorful, bold, and flirty.

More at Etsy.com/shop/GoodEye

A Birch Brooche

By bstudio

By bstudio

bstudio specializes in silk ribbon embroidery on pillows, sachets, greeting cards, necklaces and brooches. The brooches in particular are classic and classy, modern designs, and all handmade.

More at etsy.com/shop/bstudio

Fill Us In

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  • Payton_vege

    Amazing write-up! This could aid plenty of people find out more about this particular issue. Are you keen to integrate video clips coupled with these? It would absolutely help out. Your conclusion was spot on and thanks to you; I probably won’t have to describe everything to my pals. I can simply direct them here!

  • Unfortunately it won’t work with Goodsie because the products on Goodsie don’t have a detail page (eg. they open up in a lightbox window) so there is no way to access the product information :( However, it is easy to add manually. We can even do it for you, just let us know!


  • Modernwisetalk

    HI Jessica,Thanks – I love what you are doing highlighting sustainable choices !I have joined Krrb personally, but I will check into adding it for my biz today as well.My site is on Goodsie  – do you know if they support your button?   I will try it and see!Cheers!www.foundationvintique.com

  • Thanks! Have you looked into using Krrb for Regent Antiques yet?

  • Thank you! We like those things too. :)

    Love your blog and the message behind it, by the way.

  • Great stuff on your site! You should join us on Krrb! And incase you are already using Etsy, Craigslist or Ebay, our Krrb it button can get your stuff on krrb in a matter of seconds. Check it out! http://krrb.com/krrb-it

    And I love that you support the American Cancer Society. Perhaps we can support the mission with some Krrb blog love!

  • Foundation Vin’tique

    Love that your including vintage in your coverage of the web.
    Looking forward to more in the 5 Easy Pieces series.

    Another Vintage Lover

  • All very nice!  More upcycled, recycled pretty please!

  • Anonymous

    Nice Post…….
    Antiques Furniture