For the Love of Light and many more things

I couldn't resist this photo on Maditi's flickr today which linked to For the Love of Light, a tribute to the art of polaroid. A group of 25 photographers bid farewell to a true love, the polaroid through their pictures made into a book. Click here to see more.

I've been inundated with emails for things happening in the design world and I apologize to everyone who has emailed with their most important things. I only wish I had extra hands to get them all into posts here. So I'm going to do the next best thing and try to list as many as possible (without pictures unfortunately). Thank you for thinking of Poppytalk to send them all to, and thanks for your patience with my postings. Currently I have way too many messages in my inbox. Here's a few to start:

Kristin from Moon Tea Art Work is having a paper goods sale in her Etsy shop.

Only 2 days left to apply for Puces Pop, Montreal's largest D.I.Y. festival.

Tiny Prints is excited to tell you about the addition of two new designers: DwellStudio and MiGi. Both designers have taken their home furnishing designs and translated them into stationery designs available only at

Andrea Heimer has a new site and online shop at

One week left to apply for the American Craft Show (they are now taking Canadian Submissions too!)

There looks like an amazing art workshop being held this September by Squam Art Workshops ( is an annual, four-day arts retreat whose mission is to offer an inspiring and supportive environment that will nurture creative individuals so that they might produce inspiring original work that both celebrates and expands the imagination. Grace Bonney of design*sponge ( ) will be their guest speaker Wednesday evening. Click here for more info.

Elizabeth Soule has some new prints out titled, "Letting the Horses Loose".  The series is composed of 15 horse images, all taken with a Polaroid SX-70 camera.  Each image she's offering in this new series is a scanned polaroid, printed on archival photo rag paper with archival inks and mounted on 6"x6"x1.25" block and sealed with a UV protective laminate.  All of these images are currently available in her etsy shop,

Eco-friendly contemporary pillows, throws and rugs. All items are handmade by artisans in South America, using the finest fibers such as organic cotton, alpaca and llama. For more information please visit my website:, and

Bruce Emmett 'Boarder Portraits' Exhibition runs July 23-August 31, 2008 at Jeffrey Boone Gallery, 1 East Cordova St. Unit 140 Vancouver BC V6A 4H3 wed-sun 12:00-6:00; (

A Collection of Ten Postcards by Jennie Smith and Jessica Seamans. This is a book of pull-out postcards by friends Jennie & Jessica with themes ranging from 'A Tiny Sampling of the Clouds' to 'Your Personal Seashell Collection' all done with watercolor and graphite. Available at Little Otsu.

63 flying cloud blog is back - it's that airstream blog we loved watching last year on summer vacation.

A Stationery & Greeting Card Workshop is being held in Los Angeles presented by the Design Entrepreneur Network on September 20, 2008 from 10-5. The instructors are Susie & Heidi Bauer of Rock Scissor Paper. Cost for the workshop is $200.  More information is available here.

Much design competition news from Japan here, here, hereand here.

Greentea Design launched a new Bathroom Furniture Section.

Christmas in July at Hadley Hutton's etsy shop. Everything in my shop is 10% off or buy 2 prints and get the third for free until July 31st.

Shiny Squirrel has some great prints in shop (as always!)

There, I'm glad I got that off my chest!

Jan Halvarson

3 comments: said...

WOW! Tons of great stuff to check out!

Kristin Loganbill said...

thank you, Jan!

Kristy said...

Thanks for the Love of Light post! There is an art show in New York honoring the Polaroid, looks like some great artists will be represented...