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Thursday Shout Out: Beauty in Simplicity

In honor of being included in March’s Poppytalk Handmade Market, this week’s shout out features fellow Poppytalkers. We’re always amazed and awed by the beauty that can be found in simplicity-after all, there’s nothing to hide behind and so much to appreciate-and these talented artists all exhibit this to a T.

Concrete Fruit Bowl by atstuart. $50. Wow, talk about simplicity making a statement: this hand formed, hand cast bowl is stunning. It’s elegant, it’s minimalist, and it lets the beauty of its form and material speak for itself. Perfect for any interior, it becomes a piece of art by holding a few apples or even a houseplant. We would happily build a home around just this piece and call ourselves content.

fallow fields I by lottahelleberg. $450. Think this is yet another cool painting? Think again-it’s actually a fabric collage, made entirely with plant dyed and eco-printed linen. You seriously need to read the product description to grasp the full awesomeness of this piece, but it’s easy to see that it’s breathtaking. The subtle patterns and designs from the plants used to dye and print the fabric, the quiet stitching, right down to the reclaimed hardwood frame, these piece of art exudes peace and beauty.

In a row 8×12 photographic print by suziechaney. $35. It doesn’t get much simpler or more beautiful than fresh brown eggs, lined up and waiting in early morning light. The muted colors and soft tones of this print make us dream of white farm houses, open windows, and the clucking of chickens right outside our door. When three eggs can do all that, you know you’ve gotten something right.


Leather iPad Case in Saddle Tan with Baseball Stitch Detail by JJBoyles. $195. We’re blown away by the gorgeousness of the leather and attention to detail on this iPad case. The hand stitching, the character of the leather, and the simple beauty of the design itself all work perfectly together. Let’s face it-tons of people have iPads,  but if you want to really stand out you’ll have an iPad case like this one. And you want one more piece of awesome? You can have it monogrammed. That, our friends, is called the cherry on top.





About meatbagz totes

Mackenzie is an award winning pie maker, a fast driver, and a screen printing mastermind. Kate is a designer, occasional neat freak, and tea drinking madwoman. They both believe in the power of good karma, air banding as a valid form of exercise, and that getting your hands dirty is a good way to keep your soul clean. Together they make up Team Meatbagz.

2 responses »

  1. What a great post, honouring March’s Poppytalkers! Many thanks for including my photograph I am very happy you like it!

  2. Can i buy the IPad case even if I don’t have an IPad – it’s freaking cool.


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