Lauren and I have been waiting for an excuse to use colorful bungee cords for some time now. And after seeing this Proenza Schoulernecklace from their Resort 2011 collection, we jumped at the opportunity to recreate our own version of this amazing piece of jewelry!
The Fat Monkey, or Macaco Gordo, was designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman to coincide with the 2010 Pixel Show, held in Sao Paulo Brazil. With the help of local art students, the inflatable base is covered in 10,000 flip flops and is over 45-feet-long. Amazing!
How can you not have a soft spot for these crocheted covered sea stones by Margie Oomen? The second I saw these one of a kind beauties, I immediately rushed to her Etsy store only to discover that they were all sold out. Strike two. A doctor and self taught craftsperson, Margie hand crochets each stone with vintage cotton and tiny vintage crochet hooks. Outrageously awesome. And now, I wait patiently for a replenishment.