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Entries in Texas (107)

Wednesday
Aug262015

Saint Cloud

I'm an easy target for the Pompom Basket...as it's love at first sight. Owners of the home decor shop, Saint Cloud in Houston, Texas, Cecilia Marquez and Jessica Rodriguez have a similar love for unique and pretty things. Which is why their search for artisans close to home and far across the globe makes their shop one of a kind...  

I have a thing for pillows made of African Mudcloth, especially ones as gorgeous as these, all handprinted and handmade from 100% cotton. 

And these baskets...I know I must share more. The top one featured in this post was handmade in Vietnam, this one in Morocco- but the playful pompom detail is thanks to California based artist, Eliza Gran. (whose Instagram account is worth a follow) To peruse the entire Saint Cloud shop, which includes well curated jewelry, handbags and stationery, click here.

 

Images: shopsaintcloud.com      Content: Sweet Peach 

 

Tuesday
Aug182015

Orange is the Sun

Not ready to let go of summer, I love these bracelets handcrafted by Jennifer Wagner of Houston, Texas. The best part is you get to help Jennifer in the design- choosing your favorite mix of colors, vintage closure buttons and the exact size to fit your wrist. They're fun and playful, as summer should be. Design your own, here. 

 

Monday
Aug102015

Jack Mason

College football season begins in less than a month and in the South, that equates to the unified emergence of millions of frenzied, loyal fans. So I liked the fact that one southern company got in on the fun by producing college themed shave kits. 

Michael Reese, Mark Giambrone and Craig Carter launched Jack Mason in Dallas, Texas in March of 2014. They saw a need for stylishly made, college themed goods offered at a good pricepoint and together, they filled that need. 


The shave kits range in price from $85- $135. Each bag is made with full grain leather and lined with durable water resistant coated canvas. 

 

The boys offer a gridiron shave kit version as well, featuring a team logo, brass rivet detailing, plus a metal frame opening for more room and quick access. If you'd like to see even more offerings via Jack Mason, check out their online shop to find college themed messenger bags, belts, watches and wallets. 

 

Images: jackmasonbrand.com    Content: Sweet Peach

 

Thursday
Aug062015

KKDW

I dream of my next home having lots of white space and natural light....and in that home I will be placing lovely pieces of modern, clean furniture much like this...

Furniture designer and builder, Kelly DeWitt of Austin, Texas has created an impressive home decor collection. I particularly love her plant hanger, welded from steel and hand-casted white concrete that works just as well indoors or out. 

What a beautiful, timeless aesthetic she has -inspired by the Texan desert of her home and influenced by traditional American design and Shaker furniture principles. Keep up with Kelly's latest creations and whereabouts on Instagram, here.

 

Images: kkdw.com     Content: Sweet Peach

 

Tuesday
Aug042015

The Tiny Finch

Certain pieces of art just resonate instantly with me, invoking a longing to buy and bring home. Like this Longhorn, made with recycled wood. If you find yourself in San Antonio, Texas anytime soon, you may get the same feeling when you step into The Tiny Finch shop and see it upon the wall...

The Tiny Finch is a lifestyle shop owned by native Texan, Courtney Beauchamp. She curates a thoughtful mix of well designed items for the home that all feel like original finds, with a natural, bohemian flair. Home decor items come from artists local to Texas to those based far across the globe. 

This is a shop I can get lost in for a bit as Courtney also curates a unique and lovely selection of jewelry, clothing, furniture and rugs. 

A sucker for textiles, I'm drawn to Courtney's expert curation. Inside her shop, you'll find handwoven Bolivian blankets, pillows made from vintage fabrics, cotton and silk napkins from Ethiopia and linen tea towels from Japan. There's a good chance you've never laid eyes on any of these items before. I love that. 

Luckily, if you're not planning to be in San Antonio anytime soon, you can still experience The Tiny Finch online. Explore the shop, here. 

 

Images: The Tiny Finch      Content: Sweet Peach 

 

 

Monday
Jul272015

The Good Union

As the need for locally made products increases, so too is the desire to capture the spirit of an older America. At The Good Union, based in Carrollton, Texas, each product is inspired by the blue collar American worker and recaptures the desire and care for quality materials and craftsmanship.  

I can't help but love their hand-letterpress tees that are all individually hand stamped using 1940's vintage wood type blocks. Each one may vary slightly from the next in terms of coloring and spacing...fun. 

As The Good Union crew continues to expand their wares, I'm happy to see these next two items in their collection. The Woodsy hand soap has a clean ourdoorsy smell with a hint of musky wood. I want to try... Then the Industrial Stone Necklace is made from authentic Petoskey stone. See all their fine, American made, manly items here. 

 

Images: The Good Union      Content: Sweet Peach

 

Wednesday
Jul222015

Miranda Bennett

If I could be more carefree with cash, I think I'd have a closet full of textiles. I place the blame on artists like Miranda Bennett of Austin, Texas...

Miranda's fabrics are created in small batches and are all naturally dyed. The textiles are meant to be functional, worn day or night. 

Miranda also dabbles in fashion, as she should. Her lovely pieces are simple and classic, with a care for Grecian draping and luxe fabrications. See her entire collection of apparel and textiles, here. 

 

Images: mirandabennettstudio.com     Content: Sweet Peach


Monday
Jul202015

Guys and Gadgets


Guys love their gadgetry but, as can often be the case, they don't always put much thought into their protective covers- at least not stylistically. Thankfully, Noah Marion of Austin, Texas has stepped in to add classic, masculine design to the tech world. Since 2006, he's been crafting slim, functional leather holders for lots of manly goods and gadgetry.


Noah relies on and prefers working with untreated, undyed natural vegetable tanned leather. Each piece is meant to patina to a darker brown as time passes on by...

Every time I check Noah's site, I see a new piece added to his collection. He's an artist to watch and bookmark. And if you're lucky to be in Austin anytime soon, I'd head on over to his brick and mortar shop for a visit. 

 

Images: Noahmarion.com      Content: Sweet Peach

 

Monday
Jun292015

The Sporting District

Last week I got an email from Josh at Wrong Side who shared with me a recent men's shop that opened up in San Antonio, Texas. The kind that carries small batch, well curated items with a southern, sartorial style and swagger. I'm a fan...

It's called The Sporting District. The name refers to the old 'sporting district' that began in 1889 which became a centralized locale in 22 blocks of the city used for all sorts of sporting activities. Owner Sean McNelis now uses the space to share all things manly like leather bags, grooming supplies, clothing and pocket squares- many of which are made right there in Texas. 

Any good men's shop these days has some good reading material too... books to nurture and shape the modern man. It's a shop I hope to get to visit one day. In the meantime, I'll find solace in their cool online shop.

 

Images: The Sporting District, Prospector Co., Moore & Giles  Wrong Side    Content: Sweet Peach


Tuesday
Jun022015

Spartan Shop

This tote tells a tale. It's classic, cool and beautifully designed. It's actually the perfect representation of all the gorgeous goods you'll find inside Spartan Shop of Austin, Texas.   

Owner, Currie Person wanted Spartan to be a space to share the things she loves. Lucky for us, that meant stocking her shelves with stunning ceramics made by talented artisans like Kati Von Lehman and Mirena Kim.

And then, there's the bags...my weak spot. I'm head over heels for each and every one of these beauties. What I love too is I haven't seen any of these bags before. A meticulously curated shop is my favorite kind...

When you're in the mood to buy something unique and pretty for your home, head to Spartan in Austin, or just peruse their online shop, here. There are hundreds of great finds including clothing, jewelry, books, bath products and items for the kids. All with a good tale to tell...

 

Images: Spartan Shop       Content: Sweet Peach