What is this acronym!?, you might be asking. Well, it’s a stolen acronym, that’s what it is.
ECIG stands for Eye Candy, Indie Genius. It’s a long-standing column that originated on our sister site, Broke & Beautiful. Every Monday, we’ll be featuring a new, fabulous, independent designer along with their wares & craftsmanship. And, of course, our drooling and ogling.
This week, we’re presenting to you a fabulous artist who creates beautiful, interesting items for your home. You know that we have a penchant for mobiles, so if you love them as much as we do, you’re going to love Kate’s Cranes.
A beautiful crane from the Peace Crane Mobile in Maps ($45).
Not only are these cranes beautifully constructed, but the paper used is so gorgeous, and varies with each crane, each mobile. The artist behind it, Kate (obviously) says that her children love these mobiles hanging in their room – and who wouldn’t? I’m 26, and I would put one up right now.
The Pink, Gold, & Brown Butterfly Mobile ($45).
It’s possible that my favorite aspect of these gorgeous pieces is the natural, found driftwood that serves as each mobile’s base. Each piece of driftwood is collected from the shores of the Great Lakes. (And props to her for actually making something with her driftwood instead of… just trying to sell it, right?)
Aside from the Maps mobile, this Peace Crane Mobile in Sheet Music ($45) is my favorite.
I don’t think I’ll ever be too old for mobiles. I can see at least three places from my seat before my laptop that I would happily put any of these. It’s always nice to have something to look at while daydreaming, you know?
You can view the rest of the products available at Kate’s Cranes.