Wednesday, June 9, 2010
A Well-Edited Collection.
I've never been the greatest scavenger. I'm one of those annoying people who would rather pay more and enjoy a serene shopping experience. My mother, the consumate deal-finder could never understand why the harsh flourescent glare and racks stuffed with bargain unknowns filling a vast hollow warehouse space, didn't get my blood pumping the way it did hers. As an infant/toddler I would scream endlessly in the shopping cart until my mother rolled me out to the parking lot. She told me she could never quite figure out why.
In the Halcyon days of NYC design. I was pulling enough down to limit my shopping to tasteful little boutiques, specializing in serenity, luxury, and the experience. "Care for a glass of champagne, Miss?" Yeah, I was a bit of a pretentious asshole. You can say it. All those bargain shopping years with Moms took their toll and I rebelled, big time.
With the booming economy of yesteryear behind me, I've overcome my fears and now spend my days trolling the vast interweb for ideas and inspiration and yes, products too. I comb marktplaats.nl for fixer upper furniture, cool textiles, and old bikes. And my favorite store in Den Haag currently is the Salvation Army. And hey I love Etsy as much as the next guy.
But sometimes a find like this comes along and it reminds me of how nice it is to be hand-fed pretty things. To relinquish the task of hunting and pecking. Ergo Fey Handmade. A delicate, charming group of goods ranging from artwork to photography to housewares to paper. I found out about them through this article at Apartment Therapy. Oh and with the more than reasonable prices, you can get your boutique buzz on without the nasty hangover.
ps Obvs all the items above can be found at Fey Handmade.