• Craftsmith Living concept store

    Craftsmith Living – Simple, Honest, Down-to-Earth Design

    Craftsmith Living is a local concept store in Salcedo Village, Makati, featuring a collection of homewares and artisanal objects that celebrate craftsmanship and slow living. Founded by Mia De Lara & Kitty Bunag, the store is also a venue for workshops or collaborations with other creatives and organizations that share their vision. “We’d like to think of Craftsmith as our playground – a space where we create freely – unbound by rules, where we share, collaborate and ultimately make a difference in the lives of those around us as well as organizations both environmental and humanitarian who are aligned with our philosophy.” – Mia & Kitty I discovered Craftsmith Living through Instagram,…

  • sili ceramics cup

    Shop Feature: si.li. ceramics

    Our Shop Spotlight this week presents another creative duo, Simona Janišová & Linda Viková of si.li. ceramics. Both graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia. They now share a passion for creating handcrafted ceramic homewares. si.li. ceramics is a fusion of two different approaches and styles. Each piece in their shop is handmade from Limoges porcelain or high-fired stoneware, and lovingly hand painted. I love the quirkiness of their designs, particularly their Espresso cups and rectangular saucers! What’s the story behind the shop name? Title si.li. is derived from our first names (Simona and Linda), pronunciation refers to “silly” in english language. What are your top 3 favorite picks from your…

  • Pony and Poppy silkscreen teatowels

    Shop Feature: Pony and Poppy

    Amy Stone is the owner, designer behind Pony and Poppy – a handmade shop based in Winter Park, Florida. All the items in her shop – tea towels, aprons, pillow covers, bags, scarfs and tee shirts- are carefully stitched and silk screened by hand in small batches. The designs – inspired by nature and nostalgia- are Amy’s original illustrations.  Amy pretty much does everything – from conceptualizing and illustrating the designs, printing, pressing the linen, photographing, to marketing, wrapping, and shipping customer orders.           Instagram ; Pinterest ; Facebook ; Etsy