Friday, 28 November 2008

Miss Bunny and her Balloon Vinyl Messenger Bag

Too long since my last bag post. Here. A bag + a bunny. It's better than peanut butter + chocolate, if you ask me. But just.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Bunny Twins Set (2-for deal)

Strange plywoody rabbits. For the wall, not for nibbling.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008


I like this. It has a rabbit in it. And a puppet holding a carrot.

What could it mean? Well, the artist says "this is what it's like when a half man/half rabbit has a puppet show." Ah, so cryptic, some artists.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Fat Bunny Rabbit - Small

He's fat, yet small. Can be beanbag-enabled for those who wish to use small rabbit as projectile.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Follow the White Rabbit

It's almost winter, so I say we go all bunnies this week, because there is absolutely no connection whatsoever. I'm like that. [In my house, actually, it's all bunnies, all the time. Our two kids, Boeing and Squeeze, are rabbits.]

This shadowbox would look fabulous on a wall in our house, because it's really delicately excecuted, and because the rabbits can't reach anything above hip height, so it might last longer than 24 hours.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Aqua scarf from knitted Flowers

Impossible to believe, but a simple tool like one of these daisy looms, which usually makes fugly things you'll find abandoned in thrift shops [and justly so] actually seems to have produced something otherworldy and ethereal.

This aqua scarf is all mohair, so it's not for allergic me, but I can't help but adore its overdone simplicity.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Antique Pharmacy Label Pendant

Ephemera. Such a nice word for old bits of paper.

I also happen to love vintage things protected under glass so I can't mess them up. This Antique Pharmacy Label Pendant fits the bill, is gorgeously blue, and quirkily worded.

Should you come across Phenacetin in real life, however, don't take it, no matter how appealing the label. It's bad medicine.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

The Gypsy Bag

What, you need another bag fix? Me, too.

Here's Karin Birch's Gypsy Bag in peacock and brown corduroy, lined with crazy fabrics, closed by a vintage button. She has others, too. You could buy two and put one inside the other, just because.

No, that would be silly. Send the blue one to me.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Art Deco Blue Drawer

What gets me most about this blue drawer is not how fabulous it is. It is fabulous.

What gets me is trying to imagine what the dresser it came from must have looked like. Did the rest of the piece die a horrible furniture-y death? Did it get ruined in a basement flood of sewage or neglected by a college student [boola boola!] who didn't appreciate its beauty?

It should be illegal, furniture mutilation.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Blue Circles, textile artwork

Welcome to Blue Week at Very Small House! Why blue? I like blue. Actually, I love blue. Which seems enough reason to me.

This exists just to exist, which I guess is the definition of most art. I adore it. Blue Circles made of felt and hand stitched. Heavenly simplicity.

Friday, 14 November 2008


I'm allergic to wool, so felted stuff like this is verboten to me. But I love looking at it.

This beret, made by a Japanese artist, looks like a fuzzy chocolate kiss. If I had one of those big houses with one pure white room dedicated to a single beautiful thing, this would go there. But someone else would have to dust it.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Vintage 1960s Paymaster

Oh, heavens. Vintage office. Functional. My color, even. Must have this Vintage 1960s Paymaster Checkwriter, except I couldn't write the check for it until it arrived.

Such a sad endless loop of disacquisition, no?

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Brain Lightbox anatomical illustration

For those days when the one installed in your cranium is insufficient, perhaps the Brain Lightbox might help.

At the very least, it would look lovely on your wall. Okay, my wall.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Explosion bead by Amy Johnson

She may call it The Original Explosion Bead, but I call it the glass incarnation of an Everlasting Gobstopper.

Amy's studio is in Toronto and I've seen many of these in person and they're even more gorgeous than this picture. Which is saying something.

Friday, 7 November 2008

The Fraulein Tote

Possibly the first etsy bag seller I fell for, moop's Fraulein Tote hits every button on my bag-o-meter of love. One day we will meet, my sweet.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

TV night light in translucent porcelain

It's a nightlight. Turn it on, and the screen glows. It's made of porcelain, for heaven's sake.

I believe the word you're looking for is "eeeee".

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

bombe ring

I love silver. I love soft-looking things that aren't soft.
Therefore I love this bombe ring

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Reclaimed pine box with lid

It's a box, but it's not just a box. It's made reclaimed pine and it looks like it's had so much of a life, it could talk.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Strange Tree Painted Fabric Journal

I love blank books almost as much as I love bags [though, strangely, I just realized I haven't featured a bag here yet. Must rectify.]

Anyway, this blank book is handmade and deliciously rustic. And not the same moleskine as the guy is using in the next booth at the diner. But I do like a good moleskine.

Oh, nevermind.