Photo Gallery: Poppytalk’s Favourite Things
Jan Halvarson of Poppytalk has blogged about handmade, decorative objects and emerging Canadian designers for years. In addition to guest-blogging for leading sites such as design*sponge, Yahoo! Shine and Sfgirlbybay, her blog has been featured in the January 2009 issue of Canadian House & Home, Lucky and the former Domino. Here are some of the home accessories that she’s loving right now.
“These have such a magical glow to them,” says Jan. “They would look incredible lit up on the dock, or carried down to the beach for an evening barbecue.”
Mason Jar Lantern, $49 USD, Alyssa Ettinger.
This ethereal coat hanger was designed by Ingibjorg Hanna Bjarnadottir. “I love the idea of hanging clothes as art in a bedroom or dressing room,” Jan says. “These hangers are a perfect way to display a vintage slip or strapless dress.”
Raven with a hook, $32 USD, Birkiland.
The fresh pattern on this screen-printed, 100-percent Irish linen pillowcase is also available in bedding and art prints. “This is one of those perfect accessories that instantly changes a room from winter to summer,” says Jan.
Pompom Garden Pillow, $75 USD, Three Sheets 2 The Wind.
“I’m a Polaroid buff, so I would love this displayed on a pile of books in my home office,” says Jan.
Ghost Camera, $60 USD, Yellow Owl Workshop.
“A rug that’s made from recycled material makes my heart sing,” Jan says. “No worrying about scary chemicals emitting into the air, plus it just has a cool 70’s vibe!”
Recycled T-Shirt Rug in Grey, $499 USD, Talkingsquid.
“Paper lanterns draped across a room or a deck have such a light and festive feel,” says Jan. “I love these ones by Hannahnunn out of Yorkshire.”
Pretty Papercut Lanterns, $180 USD, Hannahnunn.
Wall stickers allow you to transform a room with minimal commitment. “Since I’m from Vancouver, these raindrops make me feel right at home,” Jan adds. “They have a playful quality that lightens up any rainy-day blues.”
This witty, powder-coated steel table — available in orange, yellow or white — comes wrapped around a cardboard box. “I would like to see this piece in a really formal area — perhaps an entrance way — or a living room where the contrasts would play against each other,” says Jan.
Wannabe table, $306 USD, Pid.Se.