Etsy Monday: Geometric Ink.

Modern lines and design have never been traditionally my 'style' but as I give myself more of a chance to properly explore my tastes, I've really started to fall in love with interjecting bits of geometric, precise artwork.  And Geometric Ink on Etsy has completely taken my heart.  Seriously.  I want all the things.  Get me all the things, please.

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Kara, the amazing artist at Geometric Ink, has really fused stunning elements of nature that really cannot be confined with the removal of color and the clean lines that really define her work.  There is a beauty that is really balanced out by gentle masculinity and it's all f**king perfect.  I have never wanted a moose above my bed.  Now I want a moose above my bed.  And even more amazing?  A lot of her work is original watercolor...and she makes sure it is affordable.  Which is the coolest.

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Oh, did I mention the lovely Kara is offering a 20% discount code?!  Well, she is.  So get your Geometric Ink shop on here with the code 'LOVE20'.  And all orders come with a surprise bonus print.

Don't forget to enter our Etsy giveaway for the coolest candleholder out there!  It ends this week so get your cutie little patootie over here to enter now.

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(All images c/o Geometric Ink)

Etsy Monday: More Than Porcelain.

Don't we all want to be 'reloved'?  Well, Berlin-born and Athens-based Monika from More Than Porcelain does just that.  She takes vintage (and sometimes new) pottery and creates something new and unique.  From sweet and delicate, she uses her love of surrealism, Victorian art and graffiti to give these pieces a personality ten times larger than it could have been before.  With Monika's help, her items begin to tell stories all their own.

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So I know that I very recently wrote about how I have to stop collecting skull artifacts but, dammit, what choice do I have now?!  It helps that Monika's interests are the same as mine (Victorian faces, skulls, Alice in Wonderland, Mary Poppins, Hitchcock) but how these details give already beautiful artifacts such life in such an unexpected way is imperfect perfection.  I want an entire wall in my apartment dedicated to these plates.  And a whole cupboard dedicated to these teacups.  Oh, and also, I want to throw tea parties on the regular.

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Want some of this beauty for your very own?  Thrill of the Chaise readers can get 15% off their orders on Etsy with the code '15OFF'!  Go buy great things!  You can check out everything from at More Than Porcelain here and check out an amazing interview with Monika here.

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(All images c/o More Than Porcelain)

Etsy Monday: Two Arms.

Decorating a new apartment, I'm completely decor obsessed.  I've gotten a lot of the major elements in...bed, TV, accent chairs, bar stools and a couch that will hopefully be delivered this week.  But the major thorn in my side is my artwork.  I have some great stuff and I'm currently staring at it all piled up against the wall in my living room.  Some of it needs to be framed after traveling back to the States without one...and all of it needs to find a home in this place.  As I dream of a gallery-style wall of art in the living room, I need some more beauties that stand on their own while also playing nice with the things I have already.  Enter the beautiful work from Etsy shop Two Arms.

NYC BouquetOde to the French Bulldog

A two person printmaking and design shop based out of Brooklyn, Mike and Karen from Two Arms bring together two of the things I love the most.  NYC (Brooklyn, in particular) and bulldogs.  Everything in the shop is hand-pulled and hand-printed by the artists, so you really get something properly original and unique.  Their style is a bit industrial but with huge character...there is a playfulness in their designs that seems to exist from within.  Textures really make the images stand out and even the most simple of images demands that you take a closer look.  I would like to request that one of you out there create a 'bulldog wall'.  Many thanks.

Ode to the ENGLISH BulldogNueva YorkBROOKLYN

For the next week, Thrill of the Chaise readers can get 20% any purchase from Two Arms!  Just enter the code 'thrillofthechaise' at checkout and enjoy!  Go ahead...get your shop on.

Brooklyn BridgeIf This Isn't Nice...Liberty Torch

(All images c/o Two Arms)

Etsy Monday: Two String Jane. And Super Duper Discounts!

Happy Monday, world.  The last week was a challenging one for me...nothing dramatic, just one of those weeks.  So how better to start of this new week on the right foot than some friggin' adorable tops from the friggin' adorable Two String Jane.  A self-taught designer, this line is all about being playful, colorful and bold.  I mean, I know it doesn't take much to completely charm me, but these shirts do it effortlessly.  A cute t-shirt can set a casual look apart and...come on...just look.

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Squeal, so cute, right?!  Well, bring some fun into your wardrobe this a lovely discount from Two String Jane.  Get yourselves 15% off with the code '15OFF' at the Two String Jane Etsy shop.  Get there now.  Be adorable!

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Get your shop on with more funtastic discounts at some of my favorite shops!  First up, the fabulous Lenny Mud, who has been all over the blog as of late.  And for good reason.  I love everything in the Lenny Mud shop.  Read more about it here.  And get your butt over to the Lenny Mud Etsy shop for a 25% discount!  Just use the code 'THRILLCHAISE' when you check-out and BOOM.

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And one more for good measure...I wrote about the beautiful leather goods of Linmade here and designer Miss Lina got in touch to let me know that she has officially launched her new (and beautiful) website so will be offering a 15% discount to celebrate!  Use the code 'GRANDOPEN' on her website here.  And buy me something while you're there.  Because I'm worth it!  And you are too.

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(All images c/o Two String Jane, Lenny Mud & Linmade)

Etsy Monday: Inmost Light.

Love a good fairy tale?  So does jewelry designer Victoria from Inmost Light.  Now I'm not talking about Disney fairy tale here...but something more mysterious, a bit darker and deeply whimsical.  She works with enchanting elements, both in structural style and emotional inspiration.  Lockets, pocket watches, the starry night sky, vintage filigree, mystical iconography.  What was that?  Oh yeah, I'm obsessed. The Moonlight Traveller Locket Ring

In A Secret Garden Pocket Watch Necklace

The jewelry itself is so unique and is one conversation starter after another.  All Victoria's pieces have a personal name and a story behind them.  Here's my major dilemma: I want all the things.  All of them.  In my wardrobe.  Looking as beautiful on as they do off.  Sigh, it's hard-knock life.

Khaleesi Tribal Necklace

Aurora Borealis Ring

Midnight Flower Ring

See something you love too?  Well, Victoria is giving Thrill of the Chaise readers a 10% discount when you use the code 'THRILL' at checkout.  SQUEAL.  Get all the things!  Check them all out at the Inmost Light shop here.

Moon Hare & Moon Necklace

Secret Order of the Raven Necklace

Northern Star Locket Necklace

Glass Star Necklace

Starry Sky Ring

(All images c/o Inmost Light)

Etsy Monday: BlushFashion.

'Casual' can be one of the toughest looks to pull off.  Generally, when I think I am being casual, I actually just look like I rolled out of bed.  Attempts to throw on a sparkly necklace or some red lipstick SOMETIMES pulls me up in the ranks but that isn't a definite fix.  So stumbling upon BlushFashion by the lovely Sheryll Raz Gold was a bit of a life line.  With a stunning talent in draping, Sheryll creates garments that are special looks for a night out but also staples for the fashionista's casual wardrobe.

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'I do clothes I like to wear every day. Comfortable clothes that show comfort and feminine at the same time. I'm looking for soft touch breathable fabrics with a cozy transmit.'  Based in Tel Aviv, the beach city vibe is very clear.  Clothes are comfortable and easy but very cool.  And I'm more than a little obsessed with the color palette Sheryll uses...fun but not over the top.  And everything looks twice as gorgeous when it looks effortless.

Purple Plum Maxi Dress

Sexy Maxi Dress

Pleated Metallic Shirt

And you lucky ducky Thrill of the Chaise readers are getting 15% off your orders with the code 'LOVE15' at BlushFashion!  Check out the whole collection and fill your closet with stunning staples at BlushFashion on Etsy.  Don't forget...June really is Etsy month on the blog!  You have two more days to enter to win the beautiful orange ombre canvas tote from Cocosheaven here.  And you can get discounts and perks on some stunning artwork to celebrate my birthday month here!

Black Oversized Tunic

Emerald Ballerina Dress

White Sundress

(All images c/o BlushFashion.)

Celebrate My Birthday Month With Etsy Discounts!

It may not be Etsy Monday but there are some really lovely folks with some really lovely shops that wanted to help me celebrate my birthday month.  So for the month of June, you'll be able to get some excellent deals and treats from HHop and In The Early Hours! A great style and an unusual print always get me.  And when I first saw the work of Kathryn from HHop, I had both in plenty of measure.  You can see the influence of her home, Los Angeles, in her art.  Not only does the city feature quite literally in landscape and city scape, the very cool retro nature of the town is very present as well.  'I make loosey-goosey line drawings...and screenprint them by hand on recycled paper.'  You can peek at the behind the scenes process here:

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'My silkscreen prints illustrate the showtime industriousness; the herky-jerky traffic; the architectural mishmash climbing tangly, jungle-y hills; and the bright, fast-fading colors of this singular city.'  Can we discuss how much Kathryn's vernacular about her work makes me love it even more?!  Her words are silly and sweet and dynamic and fun.  Just like her art.  I want to hang out with her.  Especially in her kooky cool cartoon world.  Looks like such a fun place to be.  You can see all of Kathryn's work for sale on her Etsy shop, HHop.  BONUS:  For my birthday month of June, Thrill of the Chaise readers will get free shipping and a surprise mini-print with your order with the code 'THRILLOFTHECHAISE'!  I LOVE SURPRISES.

Retro Decor 'Curios' Print

Cameo Bell Jar (aka 'my favorite')

The artist at work.

Southern Gothic Cameos

More cool cameos.  (I am not sure which one is my favorite anymore!)

Retro Castles Library Pocket Art

A Melbourne-based graphic designer with a mild case of self-diagnosed insomnia, Alexandra created In The Early Hours to share the art she would make while the rest of the world was sleeping.  Her work looks like something from a dream world, where reality is morphed into something a bit more mystical.  Her work is soft and calming but always demands examination.  What you first see may not be what is actually there.  'I find myself up at all hours of the night and morning creating moments that, I hope) are calm, quirky and lovable.'

That Barrow Boy Print

Having been featured at the Tate Gallery in Sydney, her piece 'That Barrow Boy' is a finalist in the Yen Female Art Awards 2013 and will be shown at the Gaffa Gallery in Sydney from June 27 - July 8 2013.  I love the retro subjects of this work, especially against the very modern usage of blank space and sharp shapes.  And to be able to see into the mind of an artist, as Alex has allowed us to do, is beyond cool.  See all of Alex's work at her shop, In The Early Hours.

BONUS:  For the month of June, Thrill of the Chaise readers will get 15% off any orders with the code 'THRILL15'! Enjoy!

Mabel Print

Marha Print

The Dreamers Print

Charmer Print

Lily Lady Print

Trophy Wife Print

I want to extend a huge thanks for both Kathryn and Alexandra for giving Thrill of the Chaise readers such a treat and for creating such amazing artwork!  Such incredibly lovely people  :)  P.S. Don't forget to enter our Cocosheaven giveaway for your chance to win a beautiful orange ombre canvas tote bag...a winner will be chosen next Thursday!  Enter here.

(Images c/o HHop and In The Early Hours)

Etsy Monday: Linmade.

When leather is done well, it is one of my favorite things.  It could have something to do with the brilliant education I have gotten while doing some work with the Edelman Leather team (seriously, check out their Instagram...it will change your world when it comes to interior design).  But working with leather really is a stunning craft and I have so much respect for those who get it right.  And Linmade on Etsy is getting it SO right.

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It may be summertime and some of us are suffering in sweltering weather but THANK YOU, FASHION INDUSTRY for making leather a year-round item.  Change the color, the texture, the usage and it's onnnnn.  Miss Lina, who creates the gorgeous items you're obviously drooling over while looking at this post, has a formal education in architecture and it shows.  She fused her skills in construction with love of fabrics and leather (thanks to her textile designer mother) to begin creating her line of bags and clutches.  'I took 1.5 years searching and learning everything I could about leather, the different grades, the sources, the coloring process. I practically would sit in one's leather shop for hours and ask everything I could about leather.'

'I like to look at things graphically. I am very much inspired by graphic bold colors, simple forms, clean lines and different play of textures. I constantly aspire to create a playful basic piece. In a way, I want my bag to feel like a drink in your hand - a bag that doesn't take itself too seriously and adds a bit of fun to your outfit - that one shocking color that pops out of the whole outfit.'  I'm on board.  I want all of them.  Lina features a rainbow of striking and unexpected colors, as well as a range of textures that are all so unusual, you can't help but be taken by all of them.

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And you lucky Thrill of the Chaise readers are in for a real treat!  Linmade is offering a 15% discount on any purchase if you use the code: THRILLOFTHECHAISE when you check-out.  So go and buy, readers!  This is the part where I remind you that my 30th birthday is on June 28th.  Ya know, just because.

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And don't forget, today is the last day to enter our giveaway with Etsy artist Annechovie!  The winner gets a paper print of their choice from her shop...enter here.

(All images c/o Linmade)

Uncovet Is Doing Amazing Things Today.

I'm still in Mexico, exploring and enjoying and am just not ready to properly sit down and write about what I've been up to.  Mostly because I am trying to extend the feeling of this trip still being in motion and not like any part of it might be over.  You can get some peeks at what has been happening over on my Instagram (@thrillofthechaise) but today I wanted to talk about what is happening as we speak over at Uncovet.  Because it's awesome. And time sensitive.  And I know I shouldn't be doing any shopping online while here on vacation but, dammit, they make it impossible not to do so.  See my other chit-chat about Uncovet here. As a review, if you don't know Uncovet, this website is a really beautiful curation of great artwork, handmade goods and all around clever items that gets updated every day.  The sales on items are limited-time offers and have enough new items on a daily basis to distract you but not overwhelm.  Today, they kinda knocked it out of the park, so I wanted to share some of my favorite things... In unrelated news, my birthday is June 28th and I'll be 30 so that's kind of a big deal. (Click on the images to see more information.)

Creme de la Creme Print (Beautiful Black)

Creme de la Creme Print (Adorable Pink)

Secret Message Necklace (aka ridiculously romantic)

The Brooklyn Bag (made from a found kimono, which I love, this is why)

Chanel Perfume Print

Tiny Custom Bar Necklace

Floral Embroidered Satchel

Go.  Shop Uncovet.  Be merry.

(All images c/o Uncovet)

Diana Ho Designs: Bohemian Beauty.

When I came across Diana Ho's work on Etsy, I was immediately taken with her style.  It's delicate, bohemian, organic but really edgy.  It's incredibly cool and beautiful without trying too hard...basically the way all things should be.

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Diana created Diana Ho Designs (DHD) Jewelry Collection in dedication to her mother, Kimberly, who passed away in 2012. Kimberly adored jewelry and Diana uses her work as a way of keeping her mother's spirit alive, allowing her creativity to blossom through design.  'My vision is to always find new innovative ways to incorporate art into fashion, where art is key. My mission is to provide a way for people to feel beautiful and express themselves through unique pieces.'  How perfect.

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Diana is offering an incredible 20% discount to Thrill of the Chaise readers, yay!  Visit Diana's shop on Etsy here and use the code: TOTC20 when checking out.  Happy shopping!

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(All images c/o Diana Ho Designs)