Monday, August 6, 2012

House of Ismay


I came across the delightful shop House of Ismay recently, and I'm not quite sure how I missed it before. This UK-based artist with a degree in Book Arts makes wonderful journals, cards, and jewelry out of vintage reclaimed materials. But it's these animal brooches, all made with well-turned pages of classic novels that stole my heart. I mean really, animal brooches that combine classic literature and vintage materials!! It's like Sarah climbed inside my brain and found the absolute perfect thing to make to send me swooning. I wanted to order one immediately, of course, but since they ship from the UK, I thought it best to wait until we're settled. By the way, I hate this limbo period of knowing we have to move soon but details not being sorted yet. I'll have more to share on that hopefully in a couple weeks. Until then, I'm left clicking back and forth and trying to decide which one I love the most.

Have you guys found any new exciting shops lately?

11 comments:

  1. This store looks gorgeous!

    I'd love it if you'd link up this post to my Fabulous Etsy Fridays feature.

    Sarah
    http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Those are too cute! Those would make a great gift for someone who loves to read.

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  3. Moving? Did you guys find a house? I hate moving but it's always nice to have a new place!

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  4. First of all, I'd like to get my own degree in Book Arts. That's the coolest thing I've ever heard.

    Also, good luck with sorting out the move. My fingers are crossed for you guys! :-)

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  5. These are amazing! Also, do they even offer Book Arts degrees in the U.S.? Because it's seriously bad ass.

    I love 'To Kill a Mockingbird' so much, btw. I have a theatre degree, and Mayella Ewell was one of my favorite roles of all time because I've loved the book since I was pretty young.

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  6. Oh my gosh those are absolutely amazing! Those totally scream MARY! Crossing my fingers for you on the move, so you can buy one of those brooches!

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  7. these are so beautiful! everything about that shop is wonderful. thanks for the introduction!

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  8. Oh!!! I work in a library ... I think I NEED all of those! Wow! I definitely added another store to my favorites on Etsy; thanks for posting this.

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  9. So cute! Thanks for sharing this store.

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  10. Wow, so thoughtful, elegant and intricate! Thanks for introducing us to this amazingly creative mind! The shop I'm currently loving: http://www.etsy.com/shop/JCMcCairn

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