Things I’m Liking – Silver Stud Earrings

Today in ‘Things I’m Liking’ are three styles that are very representative of my own aesthetic leanings.

I love the Art Deco period. It’s very interesting to me because it spans such a long period of time: Started in the 1920s. Was strong through the 1930s and early 1940s and although it’s decline could be seen post WW2, you can still see it’s influence in design of the 50s… and again today with a lot of geometric design being so popular right now.

deco shell upper metal class

Art Deco Shell Earring Studs by Upper Metal Class

These Tulip earrings by Ginny Reynders are evocative of her Dutch heritage, but speak to a larger Folk art aesthetic.


Tulip Earrings by Ginny Reynders Jewellery

These are particularly interesting to me as a long time digital designer of icons and interfaces, but they also have a bit of a Kawaii aspect, like my own work at Paper Ivy.

weather forecast huili tan

Weather Forecast Stud Set by Huiyi Tan

Things I’m Liking: In cold rainy weather

In Sydney, Australia it’s cold and raining.  Last night I broke out the electric blanket. I suspect the heater might be coming out tonight!

Hooded Sweatshirt Cape by Emily Ryan

Hooded Sweatshirt Cape by Emily Ryan

original oil painting of girl walking in rain with red umbrella

Original oil painting of girl walking in rain with red umbrella by Kathleen Bush

Up Up and Away - Reusable Fabric Wall Decals (not vinyl)

Up Up and Away – Reusable Fabric Wall Decals by Love Mae

Fun Stud Earrings I’m liking

paper plane rare indeed

Paper Planes by Rare Indeed.
I might have to buy these. You can still have them too. They make them to order!

red lego studs Gumboot

Red Lego Studs by Gumboot.
Possibly the thing I liked most about these was this in the description: “perfect for weddings or the pub”. Also, lego!

squirrel when adam met eve

Squirrel and Acorn stud earrings by When Adam Met Eve.

What are you liking?

Things I’m liking…

The rain… even though I have washing to do.

The fact that both kids are having a nap.

That I have 5 minutes to post before I sit down to watch a dvd with my husband.

And these…


London Organic Cotton Cushion Cover by My Bearded Pigeon.

origami lamp shade

Origami Lampshade by Fiber Store

Fairy Tale Skirt

Fairy Tale Skirt by Made With Love by Hannah