Monday, December 10, 2007


I'm on a small personal boycott. After listening to the Democratic debates on NPR last week, I have become hypersensitive to everything made in China. It only helped that I went to Target right after listening and didn't pick up one thing in the whole store that wasn't made in China (except for the t-shirt reading "LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE" made in Pakistan). I fear every toy that D puts in his mouth is laced with lead or some other toxic substance. So until we get a handle on regulating the stuff that comes over our borders and our overall international relationships, I'm going to try to buy stuff made on a smaller scale. I know that China is not to blame for everything ... I just want to try to become less of a big box consumer

This "boycott" has lead to a small addiction to Etsy: "Your place to buy and sell all things handmade." I thought I would share some of my favorites.
These are prints by Elsita. I love the graphic nature and colors. They are like storybook pictures ...

Bird illustrations from Little Doodles. Even though I think birds are overdone (thanks to Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters), these little guys have so much personality. I love their girth.

Oh My Cavelier. All of the work by Julianna Swaney feels like you stepped into a story and you have to whisper while you're there.

Sea Spray Blue is an artist out of Dresden. I lover her colors, graphics and handwriting.

DKim is an artist out of Brooklyn. I feel like I am in a novel with these characters. I want to know more about them.

1 comment:

oijoy photo - THE BLOG said...

Just think, the lead issue is the best thing that ever happened to wooden toy makers...yeah for wooden toy makers!
These are great etsy finds!