Handmade Crochet Swings by IOTA

handmade crochet swings by iota

While most of us still associate the technique of crochet and macrame with toilet paper covers made at summer camp or Afghans made by grandma, this all female run brand has managed to make crocheted interior decorations and accessories into chic and sophisticated looking products, our favorite of which are their handmade Crochet Swings. Not only for how they look, but also because of the company behind them and how they are made. Read more

Dresses Made of Vintage Books and Comics Expose Stereotypes

Donna Rosenthal paper dresses

New York based artist Donna Rosenthal deconstructs old comic books, cookbooks, magazines, romance novels and more only to reconstruct them as dresses embellished with hand embroidery, lace and beading. By combining the content of the materials with pithy text on the bodices, she is making a statement, often humorous, about the effects of traditional and societal influences on the lives of women. Read more

Female Green Army Men, Finally! Only Took Over 90 Years.

Plastic-Army-Women IIHIH

Green Army Men, those drab olive colored little toy soldiers, have been around in the U.S. since 1930. Found in most toy chests along with Hot Wheels and Etch-a-sketch, the miniature molded plastic green men have since inspired numerous pop culture and household products. So iconic, they were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2014. There have been numerous iterations of the small green figurines such as the provocative Casualties of WarToy Boarders and Yoga Joes. And yes, there are pink versions of the little plastic army men…. but they have still always been MEN. Until now. BMC Toys finally introduces Plastic Army Women! Read more

Book Alert! Icons: 50 Heroines Who Shaped Contemporary Culture

icons: 50 Women

Perfect timing. Today is International Women’s Day and this arrived on my doorstep last night. A brand new, beautiful book celebrating 50 iconic women written and illustrated by women. Read more

Illustrator’s Feminist Take on Gadsen Flag Goes Viral


Florida-based illustrator Anne Lesniak has managed to reach millions with her take on the Gadsen Flag, altering it to make a point about the assault on women’s reproductive rights. And now you can purchase her Uterus Gadsen Flag on t-shirts, mugs, tote bags and more with her powerful image. Read more

The Iris Apfel Styled Barbie Dolls Are Divine.

Iris Apfel Styled Barbie Dolls

Ordinarily you wouldn’t expect anyone to clamor after a doll dressed like a still-living 96 year-old, but the Barbie Styled by Iris Apfel Dolls are anything but ordinary. Read more

Google Honors International Women’s Day With More Than Just A Doodle

Google Honors International Women’s Day with both a lovely typographic Google Doodle as well as an impressively comprehensive section on Women in Culture featuring female innovators and pioneers in every imaginable subject. Read more

Wooden Block Set Commemorates Women Who Dared

What can you do when faced with the daily grind of prejudice, ignorance, and enslavement? These 32 women persevered. And now Uncle Goose of Michigan has made a block set commemorating them with images, names and inspiring quotes. Read more