Thursday, June 28, 2007

Etsy, Heartfelt Cottage

For some reason things seem to come in sets so it's no surprise that here I am blogging about felted products again. I was just browsing Etsy for excellence when I spotted these gorgeous felt purses by Heartfelt Cottage. I love the colors and the flower accents. Would love to design an outfit around any one of these. adorable, k

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Passionate About Lampwork, Gail Crossman Moore

I wanted to show you this amazing work by lampwork artist Gail Crossman Moore. Not only is she a brilliant lampworker but she also makes felted pieces and artfully and originally combines the two mediums. These pieces are just breathtaking. I always love lampworking the most when it is combined with something else. The glass just seems to cry for something to show it off. And the felt adds that perfect blend of soft against hard. so lovely and creative, k

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Passionate About Lampwork, Dustin Tabor

I've posted about Dustin Tabor's work before but this concept is new! Now he is providing these amazing earring kits where you get all the beads and the findings and you put them together. Great idea. Check these and a variety of other color choices. They are just fabulous. I know how much work goes into something like this. what a great idea. k

Monday, June 25, 2007

Passionate About Lampwork

Browsing Ebay today for lampwork excellence I came across the glorious beads by Michous. You still have three and a half days to bid on these beauties. The colors and Van Gogh like designs are fabulous. I'm always looking for the "new" fresh take on lampworking and these are my favorites of the moment. almost edible, k

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Handcrafted Excellence

Check out this gorgeous work by artist Deborah Butterfield. Just breathtaking. There is something so compelling to me about the horse theme. Love the mix of metals and color in these. stunning, k

Friday, June 22, 2007

Slide Show Saturday, Susan Schwake

Welcome to Kstyle's slide show Saturday. Today I am featuring one of our own, artist and fellow blogger Susan Schwake of Art Esprit. Susan has just launched a fabulous website featuring her wonderful art. So sit back and enjoy the show. And the hop on over to her new site and check it out. you will be so glad you did. k

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Kate Spade Rules

I love everything about Kate Spade, and while browsing for wedding gifts I came across these gorgeous pieces. I'm still not sure what I'm going to choose for the two weddings in my life this summer but these candle and vases are definitely on the list. Any ideas for the perfect wedding gift??? Something hip and contemporary. I'm also thinking the Kate Spade tidbit plates or maybe the white Jonathan Adler bird salt and pepper shakers. Any ideas would be appreciated. k

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Now This Might Have Worked

Computer problems still and low battery but wanted to show you these darling ceramic plates for kids by artist Heike Fritz. It was always a struggle to get my kids to eat when they were babies. I think these adorable plates would have helped a lot. Soooo cute, k

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Cakes On My Mind

Spent the day up in Grants Pass at a specialty bakery where C and I ordered the cake for the big wedding in July. It's going to be gorgeous. Simple white fondant frosting with white pearl dots scattered in a random pattern and Ann Woods gorgeous bird bride and groom on top. (see below). In the meantime in my wedding blog travels I came across these darling monogram purse cakes by the Cakegirls. And check out there wedding cakes too. fabulous, k

Monday, June 18, 2007

K Candy, Velvet Da Vinci Gallery

I'm really fascinated by the "ring that's more than a ring" concept that I see from time to time in my blogging travels. These are just 5 from the 200 ring exhibit that you can view in total at the Velvet Da Vinci Gallery online. Not sure about the wearability but wow are they fun to look at. just a little ring candy today, k

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Freedom Tee

I promised you a pic of our English project so here it is modeled by "waterboy" himself. If it looks like it is swimming on him it is. We had to use a xxl tee in order to fit all of the quotes and passages on freedom. My son did all of the design in photoshop. Then you have to reverse all of the images and type, then print onto tee shirt transfer paper which you can buy at office depot, and then cut out and iron on the tee. I will admit to doing most of the ironing. Well let's face it, most 15 yr old boys do not have great ironing skills. The good news is the teacher loved it and he had fun "wearing" his project into class.
Having computer issues. My new macbook is in the shop and so will be posting on old computer this week. Noticed that on this screen I can only see two columns. Third column has defaulted way down at the bottom.
What can you see? Are you seeing 3 columns or only two. Would love to know if I am dealing with a big problem or just here on my somewhat old screen. Thanks in advance. k

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Look What's Blooming from my Computer!

Well I'm finally done with high school finals YAY! and now I'm back into wedding mode for my friend C. The wedding is a mere 3 weeks away so we are in full swing with all of sorts of design details. I designed these Tulip programs/fans which will hang on the back of over 300 chairs for ceremony. These are my two favorite designs out of about 6 different concepts that I created. The fans will all be hand cut into the tulip shapes. And what you don't see yet is the gorgeous hand made pressed flower paper with yellow/gold marigolds and tiny green stems which will line the back of the tulips. So which design is your favorite??? We will be deciding in the next few days and then go to work. Will show you the finished product when we finish. k
Oh and no one guessed the English project. It would have been a tough guess but then you guys never cease to amaze me. Will post pics soon. k

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Bambu Chic!

I love the whole bambu outdoor "summer entertaining" concept. I would love to set a beautiful table by the river or the lake with these gorgeous bambu plates which you can find at branch home and bambu. so sophisticated and understated, k

Monday, June 11, 2007

Wedding Toppers Ann Wood Style

I know you've seen these darling cake toppers by Ann Wood before but NOT these because they were designed specifically for my friend C's daughters wedding which is a mere 4 weeks away! They are just beyond adorable and i have it on first hand knowledge that the bride to be is thrilled. thanks Ann for doing such a great job on these. Can't wait to photograph them on the cake. stay tuned, k

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Fun Today On Kstyle, Contest

I've been working all day with my son who has yet another major project due on Tuesday for his English class. And I mean major. To simplify he has to do a "visual" presentation of all of the
quotes from all of the readings and work he has done over the year pertaining to the concept of FREEDOM. The finished project had to incorporate the quotes from at least 28 sources and be presented in a creative 3 dimensional way. So Ksytlers I'm offering you a little CONTEST today. If you can guess what we did for the project I will send you a pair of dangle Kstyle lampwork earrings Free! So guess away. I will publish a pic of finished product next week.
oh and friends and fam ssssh please don't tell, k
The gorgeous metal wall sculpture trees can be found here at Artsy Abode, k

Saturday, June 09, 2007


This is how I feel right now! Two big parties in one week and well if I could find a warm rock with an ocean view to lay on you would so find me there right now! k

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Stone Forest

For some reason I am not often attracted to outdoor fountains. They're often just too busy or cutsey for me. But I love, love these. And if I wasn't exhausted and extremely busy right now with big party tomorrow night and other projects like high school final cut and pastes I'd spend some time on the whole kitchen and bathroom line by this amazing company. So click on over to Stone Forest web site right now. i promise you will be glad you did. k

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Living Sculpture, Mendoza

I love the work of artist Carolyn Mendoza. her website is absolutely brimming with her work in various mediums but my favorite by far are the living sculptures you see above. So fresh and literally full of life. such a talent, k

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Ice Bucket Drama

It's party week at K's house and I'm having a few dramas as in ice buckets. R and I pretty much went to every possible place to buy one here in Ashland or Medford and trust me none of the ones we saw looked anything like ANY of the ones you see above. So until I can take my time and order one of the above, like the first one from Gumps I just going to borrow one for the black jacl party friday night. who knew they would be so hard to find! k

Also I somehow lost my links for above ice buckets other than I know the first set come from Gumps. And since I'm doing a lampwork for demo for 22 ladies tonight I don't have time to find them all again. So hope none of you are needing an ice bucket anytime soon. k