There is never have too much pattern at once, or too much mix of new and old. It would be really boring otherwise. Vintage and handmade pieces make the best friends. They’ve all known other people and things before me, so there’s always a lot to talk about.
The rug is a beautiful, new-to-us piece; it’s a 100-year-old Caucasian rug purchased from the rug guy at the Brooklyn Flea. It feels like it holds so many stories, through its worn spots and warped edges. I wonder who’s houses it’s been in, what it’s heard and knows, and if it will tell someone about us some day.
The clutch is by Falconwright, an amazing line of handmade, screen printed leather goods by Sandy Falconer and Danielle Wright. You may have caught my illustrated post over on my personal blog last week, gushing about how much I love it. The leather is super soft, construction is impeccable, and each piece is made in one-of-a-kind prints and colorways. Definitely check out their online shop – there are so many options it will boggle your mind in the best way.
I’ve been waiting for a long time to show off my hammered brass collar by Young Frankk. Christine Young is the girl behind Young Frankk, and even though we’ve never met IRL we have this special bond because we both went through the Parsons Illustration Program. Young Frankk jewelry has been all over the best blogs and pretty internet girls recently, and I’m always so excited to see another young person like myself making it happen.
I wore my collar today with my favorite chiffon scarf and my fungi printed dress (which is pretty much the way it’s supposed to be worn, as you can see here). I’ve been looking for more things to do with the scarves now that I have so many, and this head scarf tutorial I found is perfect.
I took some photos of a new tote bag I made with the black cat pattern, and just had to turn this corner of the living room into an Internet Girl haven at the same time. Dylan is going to hate it. You can buy the tote here.
Our post-move-in apartment is still a mess, as you can see, but we pushed aside enough vintage wooden crates today to photograph the series of scarves I just finished. You can see all of them on my website here, and a handful are for sale in the shop.