image: Erin Hanson
Oh happy joy! We are having GLORIOUS weather here in California. FINALLY! We had weeks of rain and cold and fog. And the sunshine is soooo welcome. The only person not thrilled with the heat? SammyÂ (our dog….he’s got a big ol fur coat!). We have a busy weekend….little league games, science fair project prep, greg’s band has a gig….lots going on!Â Also, I’m super excited because my parents are coming out for a visit next week. We’re calling it a “work visit” because they have agreed to help me clean out our basementâ€”aka the vintage wasteland. It’s a huge undertaking but one that has been YEARS coming. My friends will know, I’ve been complaining about the mess down there for ages. AGES! So look forward to some updates on thatâ€”and plenty of Instagram documentation of vintage treasures as they are unearthed (I’m “galexina” on there….dottie is “missdottie“).Â Oh, and if you haven’t enteredÂ our Big Kate Spade Giveaway, you MUST! You have til this coming Thursday at 11:59pm, PST.
OK. Continuing on with our Month of Color, some super bright links for you this week!Â HAPPY WEEKEND!
1. RAINBOW ART
Crafted out of rows of plastic clothespins,Â Peg CarpetÂ was created by Dutch art collectiveÂ We Make CarpetsÂ and is simply incredible. (via plentyof colour)
2.Â RAINBOW CHOPSTICKS
Color, color, color. These chopsticks would make any meal more fun. They’d look awesome in a cup in the center of a table.
3.Â RAINBOW EMBROIDERY
This mixe-media artwork by Jose Romussi is so pretty. (via whorange)
4.Â RAINBOW MARNI CHAIRS
I love Marni’s shoes and handbags (even though I can’t afford to buy one). Now they’ve created something else for me to covetâ€” a collection ofÂ 100 colorful wicker chairs. Each one isÂ made by an ex-convict in Colombia re-assimilating into society. Dang. (via coolhunting)
5.Â RAINBOW ORIGAMI BOAT CANDLES
How lovely are theseÂ Origami Boat CandlesÂ by designerÂ Roman Ficek? Available in six colours, they are beautifully crafted facets of thin wax. I would love to see a pool with thousands floating aboutâ€¦ (via plenty of color)
6.Â RAINBOW ROYALTY
This is awesome. Vogue magazineÂ has studied every outfit The Queen of England has worn in the last 12 months to see if they could find her favorite. Like any good royal, she favors a regal blue and finds beige boring. As well she should. See the entire collage of her outfits here. So fun!
7.Â RAINBOW Â ART SUPPLIES
Todd Oldham + Target = Awesome. Those diamond shapes? Yeah. They’re crayons. Coming May 20. See more here.
8.Â RAINBOW RECORDS
Sweet Modern Kiddo friend Deb (ofÂ Amongst the Knick Knacks) sent me this awesome photo….she used vintage children’s records to add a splash of color to her son Wolfgang’s wall. I just love how it turned out! By the way, Deb is not only sweet as can be, her son is also named Wolfgang AND her husband is also named Greg. WILD!!
9.Â RAINBOW RUN
This race I saw over on Gala Darling sounds (and looks!) amazing. I’m not exactly sporty but this is something I’d love to try. Â The Color Run is a unique 5 kilometres event unlike any other. As the founders describe it,Â the run is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a color crazy day with your friends and family. All levels of experience are welcome, all that matters is that you participateâ€¦ & that you wear white clothing! Why? Because at every mile marker, volunteers throw coloured powder on the runners, turning the procession into aÂ moving rainbow. Sign me up!
10.BONUS VIDEO: RAINBOW DANCE with OK GO
7 thoughts on “Friday Link Hootenanny :: Cool Things to Browse”
Seriously, every time I see your hootenannies I get all jealous and stuff. You’ve got a great eye my dear! I love it ALL. But that embroidered artwork may be my fave this week!
thank you mari!! that means so much to me.
Alix’s rounds really do rock! I’m always constantly surprised by the brilliant little finds!
i always luv to check your “cool things to browse” cause, well they ARE cool… and i luv the rainbow dance… this is gonna be a great week!! thanks !
thanks so much for featuring wolfie’s wall!!! also cant wait for the todd oldham supplies to come out !
ok, that embroidered work is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love.it.
but seriously? THE QUEEN! I am absolutely fascinated.
viva la hootenanny!!!!!!!!!!!