Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Enamel pin collection

Enamel pins have become very popular during the last year or so. More and more artists are jumping on the bandwagon which I personally think is a good thing. These pins are usually available in the price range of $10.00 - $15.00. That makes it a low budget item that most people can afford. Another perfect way to bring some art from your favorite artist into your home. I have made some displays so I can hang the pins on my wall. I did not want make one big board to display my collection so I have used embroidery hoops in different sizes. I hang them on the wall in between the art prints and toys.

Pin Collection
Photography & Styling: © Marianne Roosa / Pins by Amanda Louise Spayd, Doktor A and Ponypeople

My pin collection started with the Mechtorians pins from Doctor A way back in 2012. He still has some of the older pins available in his shop and he recently added a new series of pins.

Pin Collection - Doktor A 
Photography & Styling: © Marianne Roosa / Pins by Doktor A

The only other pins that I have in my collection are cat pins. My favorite cat pins are from Ponypeople, a Dutch designer. These pins have found a place on the wall in my cats room.

Pin collection - Cats
Photography & Styling: © Marianne Roosa / Pins by Ponypeople

Other pins that I have in my collection are from Amanda Louise Spayd. I love those Dust Bunnies pins! I have a bat and a bee pin. Hoping she will continue with more releases. I mainly collect enamel pins from artists. On my wishlist are pins from: Camille Rose Garcia, Ciou, Brandt Peters, Katie Olivas, Camille d’Errico, Lana Crooks to name but a few of my favorites.  Hopefully I can add some of them to my collection this year.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Toy display ideas - Light Box

I am always on the look out for things to display toys in. Sometimes I find objects myself but other times I see interesting things that other people are using to display their toys. This display box is one of those things that I saw in someone’s feed on Instagram. When I saw it I immediately was interested.

The Oneyes Blog - Toy display ideas 1
Photography & Styling: © Marianne Roosa / Toys by Jason Limon

I am totally in love with this display light box! The product is called Synas, available at IKEA for €29,95. The box is big enough to display 8 inch toys. But it’s also the perfect size to show a selection of smaller sized toys. You can even make a small display including plants etc. On top there is a lid so you can easily replace what is inside.

The Oneyes Blog - Toy display ideas 2
Photography & Styling: © Marianne Roosa / Toys by Otto Bjornik and Doktor A

The Oneyes Blog - Toy display ideas 3
Photography & Styling: © Marianne Roosa / Toys by Junko Mizuno and Jason Limon

It has a modern look and feel but because it is transparent the focus will go to the toys inside the box. So for example if you place Steampunk style toys in it I can easily see it fit in less modern interiors too.

The Oneyes Blog - Toy display ideas 4
Photography & Styling: © Marianne Roosa / Toys by Doktor A 

I really like this product. But be aware... if you have bought one you'll probably be like me and want more than just one!