Pardon our absence! The last few months have been challenging and, frankly, not the best of times, causing this here site to take a back seat. But, we’re back and will begin sharing lovely works of art to brighten your day again soon. We’ve missed you guys! xo, Boys With Banjos.
This year has been magical and challenging in too many ways to count. I can’t thank all of you enough for your support with this little blog and my shop — it truly means the world to me. As 2013 approaches I thought it’d be fun to remember some of what we did this year. Dig through ‘em below and have a lovely New Year’s Eve + Day. We’ll be back in 2013 — hope to see you there, too! xo, Nicole.
- Discovered new artists we adore…
- Danced around to a mixtape each month…
Happy November, everyone! This month, we’re thrilled to welcome back Monica and James of Sea & Asters and Angela of SmilingSilverSmith. We’re so happy to work with these guys and gals, whose creations we adore and think you will, too! Spy some holiday apropos favorites below, and don’t forget to stop by their shops — they make amazing presents! xo.
It should come as no surprise that we adore Sea & Asters. Created by Tampa-stationed artisans Monica and James, the shop carries a whimsical array of handcrafted planters that we can’t get enough of. From wooden colorblock cube planters, to their darling chalkboard pods, to this magical air plant assortment, the pair make the cutest collection of plant decor that we’ve spied. Check out more of Monica and James’ creations over at their shop, Sea & Asters, and visit them over on Facebook.
Upon visiting SmilingSilverSmith, one can’t help but be amazed by shop creator Angela’s unique designs. Featuring jewelry, the adorable shop carries quirky silver rings that transform everyday objects into something extraordinary. Angela’s mug and teacup rings, along with super cute picks like these detective and disguise numbers have stolen our hearts. Head on over to Smiling-SilverSmith to decorate your hands, and visit Angela on Twitter and Facebook.
P.S. All returning customers get free shipping with the code: ThankYou.
Lately, we’ve become obsessed with postcards around here, there’s just something so wonderful about sending a little note in the mail the old fashioned way, which makes discovering The Black Apple’s lovely collection even more exciting. A few months ago, we mentioned artist Emily Martin’s latest series of vintage-tinged Flower Girls, which she’s just transformed into a ten-piece postcard set. Get a closer look at the adorable collection, featuring all the garden gals in miniature form ready for mailing, after the jump.
Hope everyone is having a Happy Halloween, and fellow East Coasters: we hope you’re safe and sound! We’ll be back tomorrow with regular posts, but in the meantime this is our puppy, Layla, she is a piglet for All Hallows’ Eve.
Under the moniker Datter Industries, Kaye Blegvad transforms her mystical illustrations into quirky, wearable art. The now England-stationed artist’s line of jewelry is one of the most amazing collections we’ve seen, chock full of simple, yet powerful designs that seamlessly encompass an eccentric and imaginative aesthetic. Ms. Blegvad handcrafts each tiny skull, bow and arrow, hand, eye and cat out of gold and silver hues, with every detail in place. Spy the magical collection below, and head on over to Datter Industries for more.
Gloria Marigo’s photography takes on a life of its own, telling stories through a series of vintage-tinged imagery that we can’t get enough of. The Italy-stationed artist creates haunting, yet whimsical photographs, with one-off prints and character series that are featured in Untitled Story. From following a white-rabbit-masked-girl to stocking clad legs to balloon shaded faces, her photobook captures the bits of beauty that can be found in solitude. Have a peek inside the lovely Story below, and visit Ms. Marigo on Etsy for more.