Saturday, December 29, 2007

favorite item of the week

My favorite item of the week:
island tables by designer John Wiggers

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

check it out!

What I love this week...check it out!

lace bracelets by sandra bautista

tree lace necklace by melissa borrell

wall tree branches by michael davis

Thursday, December 13, 2007

just curious...

I've been going through some moods lately and been kind of in a rut. (maybe it's the holiday hours of the retail world), who knows?

But... I went home last night, listened to some music, AND NOW MY HEAD IS CLEAR. I'm wondering if anyone has a specific musical group or singer that will automatically change their mood.

Anyone who knows me, knows that my savior group is INCUBUS. Thank goodness they put out albums on a regular basis , because their music has gotten me through a lot. And for some reason, their lyrics always seem to pertain to what I'm going through.

Not only am I inspired by Brandon Boyd's (lead singer) lyrics, he also has amazing artistic talent.

Does anyone else have an "IT GROUP"? I'm curious.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

love it, love it, love it!

Found these darling bird pendant at free people and fell in love!

front page!

Yeah...front page on etsy today!

Thanks to blockpartypress!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

winter wonderland

Oh the weather out there is frightful,
The fire is so delightful,
and since we've no place to go...
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Yeah...Baltimore's first snowfall of the year. Although I had to work all day, I took a few chances to sneak outside of frolic in the flurries.

Luckily it was still snowing when I left work, I'm cozy in my slippers under my comforter. Check out these pics from my bedroom window. peaceful!

Monday, December 3, 2007


My good friend Liz tagged me last week...

I've been thinking long and hard about this, here it goes...
Five interesting facts about me (eliza kate)

1. I refuse to chew blue gum, or anything wintergreen/winterfresh. My stomach turns even if I smell it.
2. I could go months without watching tv, but couldn't go a day without music. It's sort of my therapy.
3. Although nothing makes me feel better than a hot pair of heels...I would prefer to go barefoot 24 hours a day.
4. I feel most at peace while hiking.
5. I can't stand writing the number 5.

Bonus... 6. I would quit my job today a travel the world for a year, if I only had the $$$. One day it will happen!

bonus #2... 7. I have a phobia of shopping's no joke, panic attacks and all.

Tag you're it... katy ginger and lolojane!

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Soop is an ID company that designs home and commercial products. I love these stackable rings. You can create your own landscape on you hand. Grab a tree, an animal, or others, check it out...

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

new things on etsy!

New things coming everyday!
check out my etsy site...12 linden

Friday, November 2, 2007

earthly delights

just a few things i found for any nature loving house... these bowls are by a group of women artists from canada- loyalloot. I absolutely love them and I want to get them for everyone I know. You have got to love a group full of women working together on art!!! Yeah!!!

Ferry Staverman creates wonderful tree-like structures for indoors and out.

These chairs are my favorite find of the week (by artist Lisa Jones) also check out her butterfly wing wall sculture.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

production work.

Finally... I've posted a few things on etsy!!! Yeah! I'm working on some small production pieces, I hope everyone will check them out.

12 linden : eliza mundy designs

Saturday, October 27, 2007


I've found a new favorite artist on etsy, SOOPAJDELUX.

I love the facial expressions and the angelic qualities. Check out her etsy page, she has a buy one get on free special until the end of the month.

Friday, October 26, 2007


I've always been a fan of playing games at home...cranium, battleship, and uno are a few of my favorites. But, the one game I was never good at was Scrabble.

My mom (as an english teacher) and my brother (just a really smart kid) were both scrabble wizards, but there I was spelling "cat" and/or "dog" at best. I've sort of given up my hopes of becoming a scrabble champ, but I found these pillows that would cheer up any game room.

love it!!!

Check out these faceted wooden logs in Todd Oldhams house. I love it!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


I don't know where this is...but it's where I want to be.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

paper vs. plastic

There has always been a great debate over whether it is better for the environment to use paper or plastic bags. I'm going to give you my opinion... Neither are better, use cloth!!! Yes, I am one of those girls who goes to Whole Foods with my cloth re-usable bags. Sometimes I wonder whether it is worth it, but today I read a disturbing statistic that reassures me in my bag decision making.

In the latest WOMEN'S HEALTH magazine, it is stated that "satellite images show a floating patch of garbage in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that's twice the size of Texas." It has been proven that most of the waste comes from the use of plastic bags. "Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every 5 seconds."

Here are a couple of my favorite cloth finds. Check your local grocery store for others. Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Roots Market, and Super Fresh all have their own options.


Ok, I know I have been saying for awhile now that I have been busy in the studio (which I have). But I figured I would show some of the progress I've been making with a few production lines. I'm hoping to get a handful done in the next few days.
Keep and eye out on my etsy page, hopefully in the next few weeks I will have many items to choose from.


A BIG congratulations go out to my roommates Jon and Chandra who got married this weekend. The weather cleared up and yielded a beautiful autumn day. It couldn't have been more perfect. Also a big thanks to my good friend Liz who helped me put together all of the floral arrangements and bouquets. For our first time, I think we did a damn good job. If things don't work out in the jewelry business, I guess I could always fall back on the floral arranging. HA!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

fabulous fungus

I know, I admit it...I'm a dork. (and that's right, I used the word dork.) Whenever I have some free time, I enjoy picking up some of my old textbooks and reading up. I know it sounds silly, but you may see me at anytime reading biology, chemistry, or even a vocabulary book. I refuse to be an adult who knows less than their 10 year old neighbor.

Anyway...last week I was catching up on some BIO 101 when I found this awesome picture. I know it's fungus, but it's fabulous. I love the lace-like pattern.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

joanna gollberg

I found some images from Joanna Gollberg...I love that she uses plain flat sheet and creates such volume through her form. Simplistic yet beautiful.

more examples of recycling

More examples of recycling...check out Thea Tolsma of Holland. Using old tires, she cuts out fabulous patterns in the rubber and turns them into necklaces. Beautiful!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2007


It's been a really long time since I've posted, but that's because I have been busy at the bench. For the first time in a long time, I have been extremely productive. I'm excited about what I'm making and I can't wait to share it with everyone. It won't be long... Yeah!!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Much of the work I created in school was clean, simplistic, and based mostly on line and form. Over the years I have been more intrigued with pattern and "the once dreaded" decoration. I recently stumbled upon the work of Cal Lane and was instantly inspired. My favorite of her works are the shovels and wheelbarrel that she has pierced out with such detail.

The ornament is exquisite; I love the contrast between the hard, rusty steel and the "pretty" detail.

love, love, love

I can't even explain to you how much I LOVE these pillows. As you all know by now, I'm intrigued by textures and patterns found in nature (especially ROCKS). It makes me want to kick myself in the butt for not thinking of the idea myself.
see more @ smarin design

new fav site...

I just wanted to share with everyone my new favorite site... cribcandy. I spent way too much time searching the site for all kinds of home goods. You can find anything from furniture to pillows to art or barware. Some of my favorites are these hilarious tea cups

and also this fabulous bench seat with specific spots for your bum.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

reduce, reuse, RECYCLE

I've been cleaning out everything I own and discarding of what I don't need, but I'm always looking for ways to reuse or recycle things. Check out this table. Brooklyn based funiture company UHURU made this fabulous table from an old abandoned cast iron fence.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Just a quick cute!!!!!
Check the these adorable keychains at modishoppe.

green is the new black

Come to DC the first weekend in October for the Green Festival '07. "Party with a Purpose!" Learn what you can do to live a more healthier lifestyle for you and your environment. There are lectures, demos, films and exhibitions. (plus many eco-friendly businesses) Take some yoga classes, drink some organic beer, and party like a hippie. Enjoy live music and some great food.
We need to start now to improve our planet, join me to learn what we can do.