[uhp-steyt fan-see] - adjective

1. not exorbitant or extravagent by city standards, however in a rural setting (like upstate new york) it is in fact, quite fancy.

2. a wonderful blog dedicated to art, design and other things that are indeed upstate fancy.




etsy blogs
KNICK KNACKS just got awesome

I’ve never really been a big fan of decorations just for decorations. I think things you have in your home should have meaning and a story behind them. With that being said, I ran into these little stoneware creations from iktomi yesterday. Some of course do have deeper meaning, like this raccoon spirit guide, which pretty much sums me up. Are you a sharp, crafty individual who makes the best of every opportunity that comes your way? Then let the Raccoon be your guide. These little hedgehogs are just plain awesome! amazing glazing colors and I love the detail of the patterns on their backs. I could definitely see some of her work on my bookshelf in the very near future. I can’t wait to see more of her work very soon.


etsy blogs
THE QUIET REVOLUTION is not so quiet

I love the illustrations by Claire Scully ( The quiet revolution) She has such a great eye and raw talent. I’m always impressed when an artist can excel at more than one drawing style, and Claire does just that. My personal favorites are the pieces in her bejeweled series. The colors are so vibrant and the details are almost unthinkable, such small shapes making up the bigger picture. She has a few of her pieces on pillows and tote-bags up in her shop in case you love them as much as I do. Also be sure to check out her blog for more fun treats.