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    Shop Feature: Gingiber

    I love animals and I have this thing about cute animal illustrations. I like simple, quirky drawings, and couldn’t resist doodles of hedgehogs, foxes, and fawns. So, you could imagine my glee having stumbled upon this shop called Gingiber (adorable shop name, isn’t it?). And here today, Gingiber’s one-and-only doodler, creative director, and owner Stacie Bloomfield talks about what she loves most about being a shop-owner, the challenges of running a business, her favorites from her creations, and more. What’s the story behind the shop name? When I was in college I had to “brand myself” and create a magazine all about me. I was stumped, so I just opened up an old Latin…

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    Shop Feature: Beardbangs Ceramics

    Alicia Zwicewicz and Josiah Henderson are the owners-designers-and-makers behind Beardbangs Ceramics – a handmade ceramics shop based in Montreal, Canada.  This husband and wife team began making ceramic goodies in 2014, which has now become a successful business and full-time work for Alicia. I came across this three-legged apple sugar dish on Etsy, and I had to check out the entire shop right away. I was enamored and absolutely taken over all their stuff, and just had to feature them here on the blog.  It’s true – their whimsical pottery do put a smile on your face, and are just a joy to look at! Thankfully, Alicia responded to my invitation, and both she and Josiah…

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    Shop Feature: Chelsea Miller Knives

    Today, I came across a shop that offers beautifully crafted kitchen knives. What I like about these cutting tools is that they are not overly pointed. The tip is fairly rounded and do not look scary. Chelsea Miller personally creates and designs every piece in her shop from her studio in Brooklyn. A native of Vermont, Chelsea hails from a family of craftsmen who specialize in blacksmith and carpentry. The trade hasn’t interested her before, so she pursued a career as an actress in New York City.  One day, thinking about gifting friends, she asked her brother to teach her how to make knives. From there, she discovered this passion for…