I have a very cool friend named Chrissy Jensen, and I have always admired her taste. She's one of those people who is always knows where you can find the best fabric, handmade goods, furniture, art or whatever in the world you happen to need. I was so excited when she opened up her own shop here in Des Moines (called Domestica) a few months ago ... I knew it would be so good. And it is.
Lo and I stopped in last week, and Chrissy's super awesome son even entertained her with his Star Wars lego guys while I chatted and shopped. (He's such a nice kid!)
Just a few of the things I spotted while I was there. Meremade wood inlays and super rad prints, posters and wall art of all kinds.
Jonathan Adler salt and pepper shakers and dog.
This clock by Vector Cloud was killing me with coolness.
And lovely tea towels! I think I need to go back and pick up the bold pink floral one.
Xenia Taler tiles, Methane Studios gig posters, and screenprinted band posters from Sparga – Envy Corps, Jolie Holland, Why Make Clocks, Elf Power, Andrew Bird and more.
June Craft's Mabel dolls, long dogs and pillows. Leather cuff bracelets from Fisticuffs Chicago, and Anna Joyce hoodies, tea towels, pillows and aprons.
Gorgeous modern orange, burgundy, red and pink pillow covers. Like ... woah.
Necklaces by Of Matter.
Insanely cool embroidered brooches from the UK and vintage flower rings.
Jonathan Adler cat, giraffe, boot and more (not pictured ... sorry!)
Postcards from Rar Rar Press and felt finger puppets from AbbeyChristine (Ira Glass and Steve Zissou.)
Oh yeah ... Chrissy even has a couple of these IKEA Maskros lamps for sale. (Look how pretty during the day and insanely awesome at night!)
Ready to visit? You can find Domestica at 321 East Walnut Street in the East Village here in Des Moines, Iowa. (It's definitely worth a stop.)