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4 More European Etsy Shops You Should Know About

4 More European Etsy Shops You Should Know About

This and other blogs may contain affiliate links.  Not long ago I wrote about some of my favourite European Etsy shops, but the truth is there are so many more small businesses and creatives worth to support. I love discovering new handmade items on Etsy, and I love ordering from other creatives – that’s for […]

How-To Curate Your Bookshelf with DIY Dust Jackets

DIY Dust Jacket

If the title of this post sounded incredibly boring, please bear with me – I swear it’s not! It’s actually incredibly cute and has lead to my bookshelf becoming much more visibly appealing. I decided to DIY dust jackets for my bookshelf and absolutely love the end result! When I moved into my bachelor apartment […]

European Etsy Shops that are a Shopping Dream Come True

Five European Etsy Shops that are a Shopping Dream Come True

We all know about the importance of buying local but also supporting small independent businesses the web is so full of nowadays! I’ve always been a lover of Etsy because of this, so full of hand-crafted unique products, the one you can see the attention of details and quality of from miles away. There are […]

DIY Custom Temporary Tattoos

Temporary Tattoos - Peony Temporary Tattoo by Hand DIY Tutorials at Pop Shop America

I used to love getting temporary tattoos when I was a kid. Pretty sure I’m not alone in that. It was so much fun getting a whole pack of them and being able to pick which one you wanted. Bonus points if you got a cereal that came with a temporary tattoo. There was always […]

Meet Artist & Illustrator Madelen Foss

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Fangirls commence: I just interviewed Madelen Foss! This was one of the friendliest interviews I’ve ever edited. I feel like I know this sweet little lady. Trying to describe her illustrations brings to mind sweet-sticky candy and the set of Saved by the Bell.  Her style is very mid century retro with sassy, spacey components. I’m a […]

Plush Hand-Painted Dolls By Valentina Felce Of Blue Raspberry Designs

Alice in wonderland Handmade Plush Toys Tweedledee and Tweedledum

You guys! Look, look, loooook at who I’ve found! Over in Florida, Miss Valentina Felce is busy hand-making these wonderfully unique plush dolls and painting characters onto them. They are one of a kind and have a real vintage air about them. Please tell us a little about yourself and your artistic background. Where are […]

Meet Chasity Porter of Houston’s Dormalou Project

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If you live in Houston, you’ve definitely seen Chasity Porter‘s bus parked at events like Art Crawl and our own Pop Shop Holiday Festival. With a fully customizable interior and chalkboard skin, the wonderful bus is ever-changing and always open to interpretation. I am so excited to present to you an interview with the curator of mobile […]

Sweet & Dainty Ink Drawings by Mai Ly Degnan

Girls Wearing Fox Masks Illustration | Drawings by Mai Ly Degnan | Visual Artists from Baltimore, MD

I came across Miss Degnan on a late night tumblr search for all-things “Moonrise Kingdom”. I eventually made it all the way to her Etsy (US) page and website portfolio. Her small-scale drawings of peoples and puppies and mermaids are sweet, abstract and covered in teeny, weeny details. Let’s find out a little more about her personal plans and creative […]

Daydream In Cyan: An Interview With Jaz Henry

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I was recently able to snag some of Jaz Henry’s free-time. She is a Houston-based artist that uses digital collaging and a unique developing process to reveal deeply conceptual images that have many different qualities, from dreamy to psychedelic to controversial. The artwork is beautiful and transcendental and very, very thought-provoking. Though each piece is open to vast interpretation, […]

PIDGIN Doll: The Handmade Fashionista & Muse from NYC

Pidgin Doll - Heart Outfit High Fashion Dolls

As a young girl, I collected all kinds of dolls. My friends and family will have you know that I still do, but the collections have matured, along with the dolls, and along with myself… I think. I don’t know how I came across Pidgin, but I have been in awe ever since. She is a […]

Sugar & Spice & Everything Alchemy: An Interview with Sarah Catface

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Meet Sarah Catface and her bodacious posse of supernatural, sci-fi chicks.   Tell us a little about your artistic background. Where are you from? Where are you meow? I’ve been drawing as long as I can remember. It’s always come naturally to me, so I never stopped. I grew up in all sorts of places […]

Picking Michael Reeder’s Brain

Michael Reeder Ritual Of The Sun

Michael Reeder’s paintings and murals truly reveal all the ranges of his talent. Painterly finesse, sharp graphic patterns, and grungy textures are pieced together in a way that proves his work both recognizable and unique. Where are you from? Where are you now? (Feel free to answer these literally, existentially, extraterrestrially, or however you feel fit.) I am […]

Trevon Latin: Crafting Alter Egos

Trevon Latin: Crafting Alter Egos

In my short adult life in Houston I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know a lot of local artists, and I mean, a lot! Today, though, I want to shed some light on a recent UH graduate, Trevon Latin. His art, inspired by a mix of human interaction and pure fantasy, is both gritty […]

Welcome to Catacomb: An Interview With The Brains Behind It All

Welcome to Catacomb: An Interview With The Brains Behind It All

On March 26th 2016, Catacomb Shop Houston closed! But don’t think it’s over for the founders Blake Jones & Ashley Cid. These two have been powerhouses of Houston design before Catacomb ever existed. We talked to Ashley Cid about what’s next for them. BB: What’s next for Milk + Honey Vintage? AC: In regards to clothing […]

Mountain Dew DIY Fest

Mountain Dew DIY Fest Houston North Houston Skate Park

This is the first DIY Fest hosted in Houston. Skate your heart out and then make some cool stuff just for guys at DIY Fest. All the activities are free and you can make men’s grooming products with O’Douds, draw your own stickers with Blake Jones and make terrariums, alter your t shirts, or more […]