Category Archives: Small Business

Lily Moon

We love sketchbooks and journals here at Cari Mateo and are always on the lookout for unusual designs. Found these particular ones on Etsy and just had to post them. They are the creations of Cyprus-based artist functioning under the business name, Lily Moon. They are blank hand-bound notebooks with different themes and adorned with various illustrations. The artist also does a great job of packaging her sold items. Her love of people, painting, books and nature is evident in her work. Here”s a small insight on the artist from Indie Pretty Perfect blog:

“I’m inspired by human emotions, by books or strange stories, by my travels and by the little things in life that are overlooked… I like holding an imaginary magnifying glass over them and wonder at their beauty!”

“I didn’t “intend” for it to be a business. I just wanted to share the images and stories with other people. I was very lucky to find Etsy and join a community that embraced my little world.”

You can follow the artist on Facebook and on Etsy.

Images: Courtesy of Lily Moon.

Mariana & Paula Moreno

Found these great handmade stationery sets on the Etsy shop, Ciaffi. They are created by two
very talented sisters from Argentina, Mariana and Paula Moreno. Ciaffa is one of four shops they own on Etsy where they sell handmade paper goods like notebooks and mini stationery sets often made from recycled and rubber stamp papers. We love the design on the very top of this page made from sewing pattern papers. Both sisters graduated in Architecture at the University of Buenos Aires and have since dedicated themselves to designing and producing their own crafts of macrame, hand knitting, stain glass and paper goods.

You can find more of these talented sisters work on their blog, Tumblr, Instagram and Flickr. Their Etsy shop, Ciaffi, is located here. They are also the owners of: branda.etsy.com,
diasyflores.etsy.com and macraMe.etsy.com

Images: Courtesy of Mariana and Paula Moreno.

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Makumo

We love the fabrics and product extensions of this Japanese textile brand, Makumo. The tiny garage brand is the brainstorm of Japanese designer, illustrator and screen printer Miki Fukuyama. Her four member company designs, prints and makes all their products in Fukuoka, Japan. Some of their products are available here in their English online store. Their shoe collection is available here at Onitsuka Tiger.

You can follow this group on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Makuma.

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