2010 in Review - Our Favorite Products

Happy New Year!  As we enter into 2011 it is always nice to look back and reminisce about all of the great things 2010 brought.  Since this was my first year finding and writing about amazing "nature inspired" products I am excited to re-post the products that got the most attention.  I would also like to highlight a few of my personal favorites.
I must also thank the wonderful artisans that make these unique and innovative products.  I was able to connect with many fantastic people from all over the world and hope to continue to promote and discover more talent. 
Last but not least.......I would like to thank those of you, my friends and family, who read, comment and promote this blog- THANKS!

2010 in Review

Plain cupcake wrappers are for the birds.

I think these cupcake wrappers will even make my cupcakes taste better :) What a delight. These Meisha-Bird with cherry blossom cupcake wrappers can be found at Bella Cupcake Couture.

Just a HOOT

I couldn't say it better myself, these hats are "so hip, so stinkin' cute, so original".  Custom made owl hats can be personalized for each precious little head.  Even better, these upcycled hats are created from patching sweaters, blankets and scarves with purposefully reveal seams, stitches and raw edges.  Not to worry, they are carefully and professionally constructed to last beyond the winter chill.  Lovingly made by Freckeltree.  Find it on Etsy.com.


Oh Deer

I absolutely love these retro woodland creatures.  They would be the perfect inspiration for a girls room of any age.   Find it at The Hip Infant.

Rain or Shine

No matter what kind of weather, these rings are cool!  Made of laminated acrylic and hand sanded, these rings are truly unique.  Custom colors and sizes available. Find them at Weasel Factory

Up side down

Gorgeous plant pendants!  I am constantly looking for places  I can put  plants where they will get light and not get in the way of daily tasks.  Hang these anywhere.  The soft flowing lines of the pods are the perfect contrast to the sharp silhouette of the air plants themselves.   Each pod is made from a gorgeous natural Moroccan sand colored clay and comes with a generous amount of natural hemp cord all ready to hang. Hanging air plant pods™ are hand crafted and can be found at www.michaelmcdowell.com.


Fun, bold and sophisticated cuff - LOCALLY MADE (MINNESOTA)

The perfect accessory from day to night.  This Leather Soiree Cuff combines sophistication with fun in genuine chocolate brown leather with hand made folds and swirls in a gorgeous antique copper leather.  You can get it on Etsy.com, made by AO3 Designs.

Don't go shopping without it - LOCALLY MADE (MINNESOTA)

 Rich red floral accents sit atop a warm cocoa brown background giving this bag the perfect colors for the cool fall weather.  This bag is the perfect size-not too big-not too small.  Impeccable quality stitching and durrable fabric. Inside organization includes two large inside pockets and a metal swivel for your keys.  Hand crafted in Minnesota by Anny & Me.  Find it at Etsy.com.


Wetland friends meet toddler bedding

Beautiful silhouettes of friendly creatures and wetland scenery all printed with certified organic dyes meet a careful selection of the purest organic elements that form this collection: bumpers filled with organic wool, lovable blankets of breathable organic percale and supremely cozy organic fleece. The perfect blend of a child's genuine comfort and a parents piece of mind. Made by Amenity.  Find it at DesignPublic.com.


A table for a bountiful harvest

Beautiful  rustic banquet table made of sustainable black locust wood. Perfect for a rustic Thanksgiving indoors or out (depending on your location). Custom built using traditional joinery methods and hand rubbed with pure tung oil.  Crafted by Gray Works Interpretive Furniture Design.  Find it on Etsy.com.
Do you know of a product that you would like to see featured here?
Are you looking for a special gift that I might be able to help you find?

Please contact me here: I want it! - nature inspired

No comments:

Post a Comment