Pretty things on my Etsy wishlist.

Geometrical Illusion pouch from CORIUMI

I love how delicate this pouch looks despite the geometric print. Big zippered pouches like this are great for organizing stuff inside of larger bags, and I can’t seem to stop buying them! Fancy people who go to fancy events (I’m not one of those people) could even use this one as a clutch, too. Have you ever looked at the CORIUMI shop? There are all kinds of nice things for sale in all different colors.

Collages and prints from Edu Barba

I first spotted Spanish artist Edu Barba’s work hanging in the kitchen at Manhattan Nest. A bunch of them have a Dadaist sensibility that’s really appealing to me. Three is my favorite number and I’m a sucker for soft textures and subtle geometric forms, so this guy is coming home to live with me. I have a feeling more will follow.

Color block iPhone cases from Blissful Case

Yeah, these have Anna written all over them, I know. These two are my favorites, but there are a bunch of cute, reasonably-priced options in the Blissful Case shop. I like having a few “clothing” options for my iPhone—less for protection than for fun, I guess.

Brass himmeli mobile from Veronika Maria

I saved this himmeli mobile for last because I’m completely obsessed with it. Traditionally these Finnish mobiles are made of straw and used as Christmas decorations, but this one is built from thin brass tubing and would really look incredible hanging all year round. It’s not in my budget, alas, but I can still admire it from afar. If you buy it, send me a picture if it in your house so I can feel envious!

p.s. Last year I wrote about himmeli made of stirrer-straws from AMradio over at Honey Kennedy. I love them, too!

All product photos from the respective shops linked beneath them.

  1. FiomaJun 9, 20121:56 pm

    Beautifully curated, Anna.


  2. natalikaJun 9, 20123:50 pm

    Oh, yes, super good choice with Edu Barba’s prints. I own three of them (the geometric one you show on the right is among them) and ansolutely love his work!! And your other picks are awesome as well (the pouch is not exactly “me” I think, too playful I guess, but pretty anyway).


  3. annie markantonatouJun 9, 20126:40 pm

    love your choices! especially the mobile


  4. TinaJun 9, 20127:18 pm

    I’ve been looking at Edu Barba’s prints for a couple weeks, and I think I’m finally pulling the trigger on “Truth is Fire”
    I think it’ll be a nice starting point to the horribly naked walls in my bedroom.

    Great Etsy list! It’s nice to see some really creative and worth while shops are still getting the shout-outs they deserve. Sometimes Etsy is overpopulated with crap (sorry, but it’s true), and it’s kind of magical when you stumble across some pretty incredible things, like you did.


  5. callie graysonJun 10, 201211:52 am

    that mobile is awesome!
    great finds on etsy. I can get lost for hours…. and spend way to much!


  6. LauraJun 10, 201211:53 am

    When ever I see black and white triangles on Etsy, or dipped neon things, I think of you. and are pretty lovely shops you might like to check out.


    Anna @ D16 /

    Thanks, Laura! I saw those bowls on sfgirlbybay last week and instantly fell in love. Did you see the post I did about Bookhou a few months ago? Their triangle bag is indeed one of my favorite things! Good eye. ;)

  7. ReneeJun 10, 201212:35 pm

    That zippered pouch is fab.


  8. CourtneyJun 10, 20122:08 pm

    I have been looking for a new wallet/type solution for literally 7 months now and I am loving these coriumi bags definitely fit the bill, thank you so much for this post!


  9. LatrinaJun 10, 20124:25 pm

    Those are some great items! I love the geometric shapes. <3 …that brass hanging-thing is amazing though. What a piece!!


  10. jacquelineJun 11, 20122:07 am

    I have the same pouch from Coriumi in my etsy wishlist too. Also that mobile is awesome.


  11. katrinaJun 11, 20129:57 am

    nice! those iphone cases are really sweeeeet.


  12. nadineJun 11, 20123:55 pm

    i have one of those beautiful blissful cases (white with grey, black and fake wood) and absolutly love it! and it still looks like on the first day- highly recommended!


    Anna @ D16 /

    So glad to hear that, Nadine! I ordered the teal from this post.

    Maggie /

    that’s good to know…I was just wondering about the quality. I’m putting those cases on my list for the day when my olden tymes 3GS finally kicks the bucket.

  13. bethJun 12, 20128:55 pm

    what typeface do you use in the little circle captions on your blog? i really like it.


    Anna @ D16 /

    It’s Brandon Grotesque. There’s more font info on my FAQ page!

  14. LizzieJun 14, 201211:02 pm

    Ah… I love all of this, especially the pouch! Super gorgeous.


  15. TaylorJun 15, 20122:25 am

    Stumbled across your blog while looking up home design stuff and I love it! I was especially drawn to it because of the vegan food pictures. Just out of curiousity, since I noticed this is a leather purse, are you only vegan in diet? Just want to know what to expect if I see something featured that I like.


    Anna @ D16 /

    I don’t call myself vegan anything, but I only eat vegan food. I believe in living on a more holistic spectrum that involves making personal choices about consumption of goods on an individual basis, and with consideration for the animal, human, and environmental impact of those goods (for example, I would much rather buy one pair of well-made leather shoes that will last 20 years than buy 20 pairs of synthetic shoes—usually manufactured under appalling conditions—that will wind up in a landfill). What you should primarily expect is to see what’s interesting to me in a way that I want to share it with others—no more, no less.

  16. PaisleyJul 15, 20127:10 pm

    Very stylish and clean collection.


  17. Trina D. LambertJul 16, 20129:24 pm

    very nice stuff — and even nicer blog! just stumbled upon it and glad i did. you go girl!


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