I love designers that create products out of unusual materials. RAGGEDedge Gear is a family run business based in Florida that creates accessories out of heavy duty sail cloth laminate (both new and recycled). The fabric is durable, waterproof, and has a really cool texture. We just received our first order from RAGGEDedge at the shop - a nice selection of wallets, pouches, portfolios, and folders. I'm absolutely loving the white x-ply sail cloth!
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One of my favorite lines I carry in the shop is nervous system. The company is a collaboration between two MIT grads, Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, who explore algorithmic design to create intricate jewelry pieces. Their designs are laser cut from stainless steel and industrial wool felt. Their newest edition shown above (upper right, subdivision bracelet) is built up layer by layer in durable nylon plastic using Selective Laser Sintering, a kind of 3D printing. The results are absolutely gorgeous.
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I've had Summersville on my favorite list on etsy for a long time. Lucie Summers is a UK based designer that creates beautiful hand drawn patterns that she screen prints onto fabric. I'm excited to finally be carrying a colorful selection of her wrapping paper (eco friendly) and fabric covered journals, magnets, and pins in the shop. I'm having a hard time not hoarding all of these pretty journals for myself!
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If you are looking for a little sunshine to brighten your day, I highly recommend a daily visit to The Bright Side Project. They feature a daily giveaway of wonderful goodies such as designer sweets, paper, art, and accessories. Each featured designer posts a fun thought provoking question and gives a prize to the person with the best answer.
I was picked for Saturday's featured designer, and I'm offering 3 free note sets of the winner's choice. It's free to participate, so quick - run over and post your response here! The contest closes Aug 2nd.
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