Sh*t My Friends Make

 

One of my favorite parts of my job – and my life – is that I get to meet and befriend the most amazing people. People who spend late nights working on their passion projects, who understand why shopping small is so important, and who are just generally awesome. I had every intention of getting this post pulled together earlier in the month, but my other jobs (I’ve got some hustle, too) have kept me busier than usual. I’m sure some shipping windows have already closed to order things in time, but you never know! And plenty of these guys have sales, free shipping, etc going on right now. Please know that the best, most genuine people are behind these shops. (I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few as well!)

 

20×200 // fine art prints // photography prints // artist-made objects // limited edition art

 

Alternate Histories // prints // greeting cards // books // calendar

 

Amy Hamley Ceramics // tableware // serveware // accents // planters // vases // one of a kind

 

Ashley Cecil // kimonos // wallpaper // scarves // giclee prints // coloring // snail mail

 

Black Dog Printshop // linocut prints // watercolors // greeting cards // tote bags // ornaments // t-shirts // kitchen towels

 

Block Shop // scarves // robes // table linens // pillows // kantha quilts // woodblock paper prints // rugs // notecards

 

Boots & Arrow // dog collars // dog bandanas // poop bag holders // people accessories

 

Brave New World Designs // adult and kid size t-shirts

 

Chipper Things // apparel // home

 

Commonwealth Press // t-shirts // tote bags // pillows // prints // greeting cards // magnets

 

Cotton & Flax // pillows // tea towels // napkins // coasters // notebooks

 

Debbie Carlos // prints // ceramics // jewelry // democracy prints // workshops

 

Emily McDowell Studio // greetings cards // mugs // keychains // pins // tote bags // pouches // napkins // magnets

 

Everyday Balloons Print Shop // apparel // greeting cards // prints // can coolies // magnets // ornaments // pins // pint glasses // sketchbooks // tea towels // tote bags

 

Garbella // baby // bags + pouches // kitchen + home // magnets // mugs // ornaments // stickers //  pins // apparel

 

Jaime Derringer // original art // prints

 

Jen Hewett // tea towels // postcards // calendar

 

Lisa Congdon // prints // greeting cards // notebooks // books // pins + patches // stickers + tape // magnets // temporary tattoos // embroidery patterns

 

MGG Studio // bracelets // earrings // necklaces // rings

 

Mom’s Stuff // salve // body oil // face balm

 

Moop Canvas Bags // backpacks // tote bags // messenger bags // crossbody bags // clutches

 

Moulton // bracelets // earrings // necklaces // rings

 

Nicole Aquillano Ceramics // cups + mugs // plates // scoops // ornaments // vases // etc

 

Noble Friends // pet portraits // pillows // socks // necklaces // tote bags // blankets // mugs // phone cases // etc

 

Reconstructing Ideas // iconic homes // nautical maps // collage // typography // LGBT greeting cards + prints // custom illustrations

 

Sapling Press // greeting cards // key tags // mugs // magnets // napkins // notepads // pouches

 

Savannah Hayes // fabric // pillows // throws // baby // tea towels // zip pouches

 

Stak Ceramics // planters // tablet docks // phone valets // desktop phone amp // vases

 

Strawberryluna // prints // stationery + cards // print sets // lunch bags // totes

 

Studio Stockhome // candles // table linens // pillows

 

Whimsy & Spice // biscotti + shortbread // marshmallows // sandwich + drop cookies // hot chocolate mixes // brownies // gift boxes

 

Wild Folk Flower Apothecary // face // body // lips // bath // scent

 

Wit & Delight Shop // prints // stationery

 

Wood & Faulk // bags // accessories // home + lifestyle //

 

Worker Bird // embroidery // home goods // prints // stickers // tees // original tin work

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Liza Lou

 

Los Angeles-based Liza Lou‘s artwork truly boggles my mind. THOSE ARE GLASS BEADS, all of them, every single one, and Lou threaded each bead with her own hands. The sheer size and quantity she’s created for each of these sculptural installations is a lot to take in, and the final works completely mesmerizing. Sometimes the beaded squares are layered on top of one another to create a further depth of color.

 

 

 

 

 

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63 Christmas Cookies You Might Want to Try

ROW 1: 5 Ingredient Funfetti Shortbread Bites // Butter S Cookies // Candy Cane Cookies    ROW 2: Chai Spiced Thumbprint Cookies // Cherry Almond Amish Sugar Cookies // Chewiest, Crackliest Molasses Cookies    ROW 3: Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Sticks // Chewy Orange Spice Cookies // Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookies (V)

 

ROW 1: Chocolate Cranberry Cookies // Chocolate Espresso Shortbread Cookies // Chocolate Sea Salt Rugelach    ROW 2: Chocolate Shortbread Sandwich Cookies // Cinnamon Stars // Cinnamon Tahini Cookies    ROW 3: Cookie Butter Biscotti // Copycat Thin Mint Cookies // Cranberry Macarons

 

ROW 1: Chocolate Pistachio Shortbread with White Chocolate Glaze // Crispy Chocolate Cookie Cutter Cookies // Death by Chocolate Brownie Cookies    ROW 2: Drop Style Christmas Sugar Cookies // Easy Lace Cookies // Eggless Fruitcake Cookies    ROW 3: Eggnog Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies // Elephant Ear Cookies // Fried Rosette Snowflake Cookies

 

ROW 1: Gingerbread Cookies with Ombre Buttercream // Gingerbread Spiced Snowflake Sugar Cookies // Healthy Eggnog Sugar Cookies    ROW 2: Holiday Wreath Meringue Macarons // Lemon & Cardamom Gingerbread Cookies // Linzer Cookies    ROW 3: Maple Glazed Oatmeal Cookies // Maple Pecan Meltaways // Mexican Hot Chocolate Sugar Cookies (V, P)

 

ROW 1: Mini Christmas Tree Cookies // Mocha Swirl Meringue Cookies // New York Cheesecake Cookies    ROW 2: No-Bake Mint Chip Cookies // Orange and Chocolate Star Cookies // Orange Cranberry Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies    ROW 3: Peanut Butter Cutout Cookies // Pecan Pie Cookies with Butter Pecan Frosting // Peppermint Ganache Sandwich Cookies

 

ROW 1: Peppermint Meltaway Cookies (GF) // Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies // Raspberry Lemon Snickerdoodles    ROW 2: Red Velvet Sugar Cookies // Rosemary and Fig Rugelach with Caramelized Walnuts // Salted Lavender Chocolate Buckwheat Cookies    ROW 3: Salted Toffee and Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies // Santa’s Whiskers Cookies // Soft Amaretti Cookies

 

ROW 1: Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies // Spice Cookies with Coffee Glaze // Sweet and Savory Rugelach    ROW 2: Three Ingredient Brown Sugar Shortbread // Tutti Frutti Cookies // Vanilla Bean Marshmallow & Pink Peppercorn Shortbread Cookies    ROW 3: Vanilla Sandwich Cookies with Vanilla Bean Marshmallow and Dark Chocolate Ganache // Chai Coconut Oatmeal Cookies (V) // White Chocolate Candy Cane Drop Cookies

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Ana Montiel

 

The latest work by Mexican-based artist Ana Montiel delve into the nature of perception — the what, why, and how of consciousness. They’re mesmerizing, with a quiet energy rumbling just out of view.

 

 

 

 

 

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Charlotte Keates

 

London-based artist Charlotte Keates paints from inspiration gathered on a trip around the United States and Canada, as well as a mysterious set of slides indirectly acquired from a wealthy American family which documents their travels in the ’60s. Her paintings are a most welcome respite on freezing cold December days when you can project yourself right into her work – I’ll be in the jungle home!

 

 

 

 

 

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