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Ikat Obsession….Continued

Juuuust in case you thought my Ikat obsession was worth a mere one post…. I just HAD to go find me something to buy. No really I swear, it was physically impossible to keep working unless I satiated my Ikat shopping desires.

Confession: I got the romper and scarf…sigh.

ASOS:Metallic Aztec Wrapped Bangle / River Island Aztec Envelope Clutch / Soludos Ikat Printed Espadrilles / Pastel Ikkat Print Scarf / Reverse Cross Back Frill Playsuit In Ikat Print

But if wearing is not eanough (and I understand your struggle) then you can also have it around your home.

We can always rely on West Elm for the coolest home accessories… including cool and modern Ikat throw pillows (swoon)

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How about this beautiful pattern for a baby nursery room? I bet this baby would grow up to be sooo cool.

Knowledge:

Ikat is an Indonesian language word which means to tie, bind or wind around and it refers to the ancient way that the fabric was constructed. It is one of the oldest forms of textile decoration.

The defining characteristic of ikat is the dyeing of patterns, by means of bindings, into the threads before cloth construction, the weaving of the fabric, takes place. Herein lies the difference between ikat and tie-dye. In tie-dye the fabric is woven first and the resist bindings are then applied to the fabric which is dyed.

Thank you, Wikipedia!

 

OK lovies, I hope you learned something today…Ikat is cool.

– Elisa

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Cool shop Friday…The White Pepper

Everyone knows Etsy is the go-to online mall for all things vintage and unique. Just recently I found this amazing vintage shop: The White Pepper – Mid-Century and Groovy Vintage Goodies. The owner is Christina, a former Montessori teacher turned treasure hunter…and I must say she is good at finding those treasures. Here are a couple of them to feast your eyes on…but don’t feast for too long or these cool items might be gone.

Click on the pictures to go to the shop.

Hhm…I can keep my art tools in here.

Crafting Book Collection

Mid-Century Replogle Globe - 12 inch

This would look so amazing in a little boy’s room.

Mid-Century Starburst Tumblers

Super cool glasses. I would use these for cool cocktails :p

Brass Turtles

I NEED THESE!

Mama and Baby Bunny Crewel Embroidery

I can just picture this is a very cool nursery. It’s just adooorable!

Pair of Brass Penguins

Love these penguins.

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Hope you enjoyed these cool little items. I think I’m going to get the brass turtles…I LOVE turtles and these would be a beautiful addition to my collection.

Heads up, this weekend I’ll be tackling some floral projects I’ve had twirling in my mind for some time. Stay tuned for pics 😀

Ciao lovies…have a wonderful weekend.