Toronto-based Irish writer Jane Flanagan of Ill Seen, Ill Said (one of my very favorite blogs) just opened Coterie, a lovely online store. I'm constantly inspired by Jane's writing, her individual and honest voice, and by her finds and dreams for her home and life, so I'm excited and delighted to be able to shop her curated picks(/buy her taste!)
Coterie offers a selection of quality, handmade goods created by artisans and companies from Canada, the US, Ireland, Wales, and elsewhere. The aesthetic is "natural and bookish, with goods made of simple, honest materials." Jane's approach to slow, meaningful decor is evident in Coterie's collection of lovely, understated products that she hopes will become permanent and treasured pieces in a homeowner's collection.
A few things I'd love to add to my permanent collection:
The handbound notebooks, made in Co. Cork, were Jane's inspiration for Coterie—apparently she's been stockpiling and using them for years, and at some point realized she might not be the only one in need of a perfect notebook. Can't wait to see what other tried-and-tested goodies she adds to the store as it grows.