Susan O’Connor of Pretty Petal Studio is a photographer from the Washington, D.C. area who takes some of the most beautiful botanical images I’ve seen in quite a while. I love the way common flowers become the most interesting abstractions because of the way she captures them. Her use of depth of field and light creates a great atmosphere — the perfect cure for the winter blues!
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It’s the time of year when all the beautiful snow that fell before Christmas turns to dirty gray slush and I’m trying to remember why I live in Wisconsin. In an effort to beat the winter blues, yesterday I printed some botanical cards in pretty spring colors. They’ll be up in my etsy shop once I know how many will be ordered for wholesale.
tonal grasses card
Cascade Grande Gold Earring
A jewelry designer out of Boulder, Colorado, Leslie Chandler works under the moniker Flow Designs and creates stunning pieces that reference nature. Among my favorites in her current etsy shop are the stunning gold and freshwater pearl Cascade Grande earrings that I would love to wear on New Year’s Eve and the Avalon necklace that I can only imagine would throw little sparkles of light everywhere. Leslie’s work is delicate and interesting and each of her pieces is unique.
Avalon Rutilated Quartz Necklace
Walnut Business Card Holder
While I was furniture shopping I came across home accessories designer Anthony David Oliver’s work. I love his business card holder (above), his wine racks and especially this simple but beautiful lamp (below). His work is minimal and clean but exceedingly well done and thought out. Perfect for my home!
White Metal Table Lamp