Trying to decorate your home with a mini makeover? Or looking to give your accessory stash a little update without owning an item that 1389 other girls have? Look no further than Etsy, an artisan-to-consumer marketplace that’s home to many stylish and cool products that will look perfect in your home and closets. You know how we’re notorious for having local pride? We’ve combed through this incredibly amazing site to find the coolest wares from home decor to jewellery sold by local designers, craftsmen and resellers. You better bookmark these sites!
The Fingersmith Press
The art of the letterpress may seem to have been lost in time, but there are a few people who are keeping the beauty of this printing technique alive. One of them is The Fingersmith Press. The brainchild of Jacqueline Goh, this quirky letterpress printing company based in Singers specialises in hand lettering and illustrations. With eclectic creations sold locally and around the world, whether you’re looking to steal the show with kick*ss wedding invitations or one of a kind business cards, The Fingersmith Press is out to impress.
Each time you look at Melly Fong’s creations, we can safely bet that a smile will form on your face. At her Etsy shop, you’ll find furry little pom pom badges, garlands, headbands – all lovingly made by her magic hands and finished individually. We’re currently obsessed with her hanging mobiles that can double up as statement wall art made from paper, twigs, beads and thread. Anyone who ever said DIY is messy and ugly is totes wrong! You’ll fall in love with all her pieces, and not just the ones that are cute and furry.
Green Laundry, www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/greenlaundry
Wood and Lead
A symbol of the almighty pencil, Wood and Lead is a local brand that produces craft with a story. First launched in Tokyo at the Tokyo Art Book Fair, Alexa Ong’s weapon of choice is her pencil and she uses it to draw and illustrate pretty little worlds inspired by her travels, dreams and literature. Pencilling in her illustrations on leather stationery pouches (our favourite!), tea towels, zines and stickers, all of her works are so good, you might have to stop yourself from purchasing them all.
Wood and Lead, www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/woodandlead
The Buttered Cat
If you’re on the hunt for vintage teapots, cups, saucers and tiered cake stands, The Buttered Cat has a well-curated selection of accessories that will look pretty on afternoons when you’re hosting your girlfriends for high tea. There’s even some antique pieces that date back to the 1950s and it’s all definitely worth the price point. Word to the wise: Browse through the expansive selection carefully. Some of the items that you’ve set your eyes on might have already been reserved.
The Buttered Cat, www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/TheButteredCat
Planning for the biggest day of your life and you want everything to be awesome and non-cookie cutter? Then call on Hello Am to make and design your wedding invitations, guest books, cards and logo designs. Pick from the many perfect designs available at the shop or create a personalised work of art from scratch; one thing’s for sure with this stationer – you’ll be pleased with the results and live happily ever after.
Hello Am, www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/HelloAm
Our home is our little slice of heaven; a place where we kick back to unwind and detach from the world, so creating the perfect Pinterest pad is crucial to building a dream home. If you love art or illustrations and would like to try something different from the usual paintings hanging from a frame, try the adorable and creative decals from Chamber Decals. Pick from the many designs available or custom design your own work of art and stick em’ on the wall!
Chamber Decals, www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/ChamberDecals
We constantly look to movies for inspiration, quotes and when we’re deeply passionate about a film, we even welcome the posters into our homes. But what if we loved a movie and wanted an exclusive piece of work that’s exclusive and tongue-in-cheek? Monster Gallery is your answer to amazing handmade movie cards and posters like Pulp Fiction, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and many more. Illustrated by local artist Joe, the pieces are indeed one of a kind and when hung or displayed in the walls of your home will transform your pad into the coolest one in town.
The Accessory Report
Putting a modern spin on feminine and dainty classic accessories from earrings, necklaces to bracelets, all the pieces that you can find from The Accessory Report are accoutrements that you can wear every day. Reflecting a fun and vibrant personality, the range of necklaces and jewelled bracelets are to-die-for and will garner deserving attention. Plus, there’s even a collection on the site especially for future brides.
Have a deep love for all things handmade? Or, perhaps you’re looking for some items that make for thoughtful gift giving? Then, you’ll appreciate the quirky lockets, trinkets and personalized necklaces with hidden secret messages from Strangely Yours. This charming and quaint brand is inspired by wild forests and fairytales and is passionate about creating items that are personal and significant to the wearer.
Strangely Yours, www.etsy.com/shop/StrangelyYours
Craftholics unite! AiClay welcomes you into her really tiny and adorable world of hand-sculpted accessories. Using clay (obviously), Jocelyn Teo shapes them into food miniatures and transform them into decorative items and wearable pieces of art. These small collectables look so incredibly yummy that you might need to remind yourself that they’re not real food!