30 posts categorized "November 2008"
DELICIOUS DISCOUNTS: 15% off at velocity art and design


WHORANGE absolutely adores velocity art & design.  the mid-century modern haven not only offers the most craveable goods around, but it also staffs the nicest, most fabulous folks you'll ever meet.

get ready to feel the love...

starting today, WHORANGE readers will receive 15% off of all velocity art & design purchases simply by entering the code Whorange08 during checkout!  how dreamy is that?   the delicious discount is good for everything in the shoppe (except for herman miller, blu dot, and sales items).  offer runs through december 6th.

the holidays just got happier...and whorangier.  thanks, velocity!

{WHORANGE favs above:  1. george nelson spindle wall clock (481.00); 2.  zebra veneer hanging lamp (287.00);  3. corny raccoon wooden desktop notepad (18.00);  4. evergreen triangle dish (30.00);  5. egg pants (20.00);  6. sorapot teapot (250.00);  7. magno wooden radio (220.00);  8. mini gorilla pillow (48.00);  9. campy planters (72.00).}

a WHORANGE thanksgiving day feast


indulge, darlings!

yeti life: the embroidered world of megan whitmarsh

Megan Whitmarsh Yeti Embroidery

Megan Whitmarsh Yeti Embroidery art

Megan Whitmarsh Yeti and Mushrooms Embroidery art

Megan Whitmarsh Yeti Embroidery art appreciation

Megan Whitmarsh Yeti Embroidery art music

in the wonderful world of megan whitmarsh, good times are guaranteed if you befriend the yeti.

the amicable abominable will escort you to moonboot dance parties, franz kline exhibitions, secret discos, wookie socials, and KISS concerts.  yep, it's good knowing snowmen in high places.

(via design for mankind.)

creature comforts: roost squirrel and owl lamps

Roost owl and squirrel lamp

these lamps need me.  what can you do when a squirrel stares directly into your soul?

available at velocity art & design.

whoranging amongst steven meisel's purty patterns

Steven Meisel patterns italian vogue
Steven Meisel patterns italian vogue 2
Steven Meisel patterns italian vogue 3

naturally, there are days when we just want to blend into the background.

at WHORANGE, this is how we do it.

(via if it's hip it's here.)

DELICIOUS DISCOUNTS: 15% off figs & ginger eco-friendly sterling jewelry

Figs and ginger Whorange Discount

while cruising the aisles of felt club, i spotted a swarm of shoppers hovering around the eco-friendly sterling jewelry booth, figs & ginger.  i sweetly shoved my way through to get a glimpse of the star attraction and found lots o' ladies generously draping themselves with flora and fauna earrings, necklaces, and rings.


affable co-owner, elijah wyman, explained how figs & gingers jewelry is forged from a minimum of 50% recycled/reclaimed silver & gold, and noted the stock silver is 100% recycled.  elijah's amazingly talented wife, rhonda, is the designer, forger, sawer, and solderer behind each and every fabulous piece.  rhonda's design inspiration stems from the simple beauty found in forests -- both real and imagined.


furthering the fabulousness...figs & ginger is kindly offering a delicious discount for all WHORANGE readers!  simply enter the code  WHORANGE during checkout to receive 15% off of all purchases!  the groovy offer is good through february 1st.

click here. to enter figs & gingers online shoppe.

DELICIOUS DISCOUNTS: 5% off wilhelm staehle's silhouette masterpiece theatre at the bazaarium


you asked for it and you got it, darlings.  wilhelm staehle's masterpiece silhouettes are now available for purchase, display, and worship!

mr. staehle and his wife, T.D. rio, just parted the curtains to their new online shoppe -- the bazaarium.  the bazaarium is an emporium of victorian-inspired goods, wares, and succulent sundries such as these lovely volumes of "the dollar dreadful family library"...The dollar dreadful family library bazaarium

and a collection of "little miss head and shoulders" cameo soaps...

Bazaarium little miss head and shoulders cameo soaps

and, of course these...

Wilhelm staehle's silhouette masterpiece theatre bazaarium

each 4” x 6” silhouette piece is signed by the master himself and comes framed for your instant gratification pleasure.

also, WHORANGE readers receive a little discount!  simply enter the code WHORANGE during checkout to receive 5% off.  good for a fortnight, through December 8th.  click here to start shopping.

Wilhelm staehle's silhouette masterpiece mrs mix a lotjpg

also, for all of you poodles who reside in southern california, wilhelm and T.D. rio will be emerging from seclusion to hawk their craveable wares in person at the nucleus co-lab holiday art and craft sale in alhambra.  it's a rare opportunity, people.  don't miss it!

handy instructions: honeylux letterpress prints

Honeylux letterprint hand shadow rabbit puppet

Honeylux letterprint hand shadow dog puppet

Honeylux letterprint hand shadow bird puppet
as we all know, hands serve two major purposes:  styling hair and shadow puppets.

each honeylux hand shadow diagram is letterpressed on ecru paper and comes decked out in a glass frame for only 12.00 bux!  how handy is that?

available here.

whoranging at felt club, holiday 2008


Felt Club Holiday 2008

last sunday, i slipped on my sensible shoes and boogied on down to the shrine auditorium expo center for my favorite crafting fair extravaganza -- felt club!

felt club is hands down one of the grooviest and most glorious DIY events on the west coast.  founder jenny ryan, formally of sew darn cute, began felt club a few years ago as a monthly mini-fair in the parking lot of a comic book store. it quickly grew into a bi-annual, 150-vendor, multi-thousand customer fiesta of handmade goods, one-of-a-kind plushies, original artwork, live performances, book signings, jewelry making classes, vintage cravings, etsy superstars, and DIY workshops.


i scored some fabulous goods, met lots of fabulous folks, and left happy knowing that the indie craft movement is not only spreading like wildfire, but it's also cooking up some of the best products available in the country, in the world, in the galaxy, and in the universe!

here are some of the highlights:


{above: former "whorange of the week" artist tanya aguiñiga and her felt birds, purses, pillows, and jewelry.}


{above:  groovy, vintage fabric creations by stationery rockstars susie & heidi bauer of rock paper scissors.}


{above: queen crafter and vintage maven cathy of california}


{above:  the always beautiful figs & ginger eco-friendly jewelry.}


{above top:  illustrator johnny ryan signs a fan's cast;  above bottom: artist steven weissman and his screen-printed collection of craveable characters.}


{above:  a plushie pancreas by i heart guts.}

view MORE felt club after THE JUMP.

make it work for michelle: project runway's inaugural gown challenge

Red white blue dancer dress gown

the daily beast recently challenged eight former project runway designers to conjure up an inaugural gown for our lovely new first lady, michelle obama.

but, there's a twist.  in the spirit of eco-design, the recession, and PR's "make it work" premise, the designers were only allowed to use the following materials to create their couture:

1). the fabric from laura bush’s 2005 oscar de la renta inaugural ball gown.
2). burlap sacks.
3). an american flag.
4). $10.00 worth of trims of their choosing.


also, the designers were given this challenge before they knew who would be the first lady.  therefore, their designs needed to work for both michelle or cindy.

behold, the results, kittens.  get your pencils ready, sharpen the claws, and let's start the show:


{above left: chris march.  description: a glamorous barrel covered with the stars and stripes and swarovski crystals from laura's dress, burlap trim;  above right: leanne marshall.  description:  full, pocketed sweeping skirt composed of 50 horizontally paneled potato sacks}


{above left: mychael knight.  description: flag gown with burlap bow, trimmed with laura's dress for extra sparkle;  above right: alison kelly.  materials:  coco chanel-inspired potato sack dropped waist dress, sash and appliqués from the lining of laura's dress.}


{above left: kara janx.  description: american flag gown paired with a cropped jacket harvested from laura's dress;  above right: malan breton.  description: burlap gown, cut out star appliqués from the flag piped in burlap, smoke-colored swarovski crystals.}


{above left: austin scarlett.  description:  textured washed burlap with frayed edges, burlap sash;  above right: rami kashou.  description:  grecian draped flag gown with burlap belt and trim.}

so...who is in and who is out?  my verdict:  chris march wins fan favorite and the key to my heart, kara janx is out, and austin scarlett drives off in the saturn hybrid.

auf wiedersehen!

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