Fresh Font Finds: Lastra via Ten Dollar Fonts

Lastra by Drew Melton @ Ten Dollar Fonts // IAMTHELAB

Here’s another fun font from the Ten Dollar Font shop. Lastra was designed by the über-talented Drew Melton and “is based on the friendly aesthetic normally seen in cafes and restaurants.” It’s an all caps font, so it is perfect for poster and print art. To add to the fun, Lastra comes with number, special characters and a complimentary set of flourishes, as you can see in the images below.


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Get Inspired with Leather Perfection from Craft and Lore

I’m on the hunt for a new wallet and it seems that I’ve put myself in a little jam: I keep finding great handmade wallet makers to add to my list of options. Today, I’m adding the very talented Chad Von Lind to that list, thanks to his excellent collection called Craft and Lore. First up, a video of Chad at work.  (more…)

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Get Ready for Spring with a Handmade Bag from Alex Bender

Alex Bender has been one of my favorite makers for awhile now and I’m glad to report that she’s stocked her Etsy shop with some fantastic handmade leather goods, perfect for spring. She’s also recently launched a brand new website that is so lovely.  Her designs, her branding and her website are perfectly designed and conceived.

Handmade Bags from Alex Bender // IAMTHELAB

The light and wondrous colors that Alex uses in her collection are…

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Say yes to Handmade Resin Jewelry from Sylwia Calus

I’m a little obsessed with Sylwia Calus’ gorgeous resin jewelry collection, especially the pieces with botanical elements embedded inside. It’s like carry a little horticultural lab experiment/art piece with you everywhere you go.  (more…)

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Stunning: The Beautiful Handmade World of Shlomit Ofir

I was really having trouble deciding what to feature from Shlomit Ofir’s gorgeous collection of handmade jewelry. There’s a lot of items in her Etsy shop, so paring the selection down to just a few pieces was a real challenge.  (more…)

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A while back, in late February, we were informed that American Eagle Outfitters had been selling a bracelet that looked a little too much like our Pecos hand-painted bracelet. We’re happy to update that, due to the persistence of a very good friend, American Eagle has removed the…

FRESH FREE FONTS: 4 Fab fonts for your design collection

Looking for some fresh fonts for your collection? Well, do I have a treat for you! How about 4 amazing fonts that are totally free and ready for your design pleasure? Each one is bold and brilliant.  (more…)

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City Guide San Francisco: Your Suggestions

Well, the interest in our City Guides has been quite impressive, so I thought I’d better get moving on the first one: The San Francisco Bay Area. We are looking for a ton of suggestions, so please feel free to share.  (more…)

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#AsktheLAB – Brainstormin’ with the global handmade community

We’re starting something fresh just for you. We call it #AsktheLAB and we’re really excited to open the stage for you to ask those burning questions that will help you grow your handmade business.  (more…)

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