Hi all,

I will be posting a little infrequently during the holidays. I'm finishing some Christmas orders for Hammocks & High Tea, and then I have to work on a stationery project and new designs for Spring. A happy and healthy holiday to everyone!!!


English Retreads

Would you believe these bags are made from inner tubes....and not just your average inner tube but ones that are supplied by local truck stops after about 60,000 miles on them. How's that for re-invention? As a vegetarian, designer Heather English thought her options were limited when looking for durable handbags. Her necessity turned into a collection of bags and small accessories. Check out the collection here.


Filly Designs

I ran across Filly Designs yesterday while scouting the February trade shows. Using eco friendly fabrics and stuctured pieces, the designer creates a collection that ' sculpts the body while still holding shape and form'. Every piece has interest as well from color blocking, geometric patchwork and oversized details. Check out the Fall/Holiday collection here.


Nervous System

I've been doing a lot of jewelry posts lately since (although a common one) it's a nice gift for the holidays. Here's how to make it uncommon...a piece from Nervous System. A collaboration between Jessica Rosenkatz and Jesse Rosenberg that stems from their fascination with biological and mathematical processes. I think the photos say it better than I can so definitely check out their site; many of my favorite pieces are already sold out so snag an incredible affordable piece before it's gone.


Bloesem Pink Collection

Irene Hoff of the fabulous Bloesem blog recently launched a collection of limited edition necklaces in her Bloesem Shop. Each necklace features a rose quartz stone; my favorite necklace (shown here) also has turquoise, yellow jade, wool, and wood beads. I adore the combination of materials and the sophisticated take on the beaded necklace. Irene's shop also has some of the most beautiful cashmere baby shoes that I am tempted to by now and just save until I have kids. Check out her shop for what is sure to be some of the most unique and beautiful gifts you've ever bought.


Simone Walsh Jewelry

I am really loving the pieces from jewelry designer Simone Walsh. Much of the collection contains simple cut outs; my favorites are the etched pieces which hang from a silk cord ( very well pricedto boot).


Nea Jewelry

Janick emailed me recently about Nea Jewelry and I was immediately drawn to the bold colors of the feather earrings. Known as the goose feather Deploy earrings, they come in a range of colors for you to strut your own stuff. The collection has some amazing prices, so if you see what you like buy quick so you can have it for the holidays. Nea also has a stationery shop called Nea Blossoms featuring equally adorable cards + tags.


Winner- Kikis 4 Kukorus bag

And the bag of numbers says the winner is...
m said...
i'm cuckoo for kikis 4 kukorus!(wow i can't believe i made such a bad pun)
M: email me at clothespinblog@gmail.com with your address


Kikis 4 Kukorus Giveaway!

I think you will excuse my poor photography skills for this giveaway! I have this bag from Kikis 4 Kukorus waiting for one lucky winner. From the Nina whipstitch collection; sultry grey leather with whipstitch detail featuring suede edging and bold patterned lining. What I love about Kikis?... a sense of luxury and detail in a contemporary package.
Leave a comment below about the bag or the Kikis collection and check back tonight at 9pm EST to see if you've won! UPDATE: The contest will extend through Wednesday at 9pm EST to be fair :)

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