venerdì 15 giugno 2012

The sixth and the seventh

LEAFY GEM - bobbypin - free shipping!

Lantern Bug loves leaves and flowers and this hairpin is the glamorous tribute to what Nature gift us with.
A three-petal red flower laid on a striped green leaf: 100% handmade with love for crafts and Nature! Make this Leafy Gem yours and wear it proud!

LEAFY GEM - bobbypin - free shipping!

 Leafy Gem testimonia l'amore di Lantern Bug per la Natura: un fiore rosso a tre petali su una verdissima foglia rigata - tutto interamente fatto a mano.
Arricchisci le tue acconciature con questo semplice ma accattivante fermacapelli, non lasciartelo sfuggire!


The plain elegance of piqué fabric is embodied by this graceful creation, MISSISSIPPI BLUES. Its shape, halfway between a handbag and a proper shoulderbag, makes it highly versatile, while the upper sack-like closure confers both functionality and aesthetic value, thanks to the fine geometric decoration of the ivory cotton fabric and the double ribbon bow.

The two differently weaved faces typical of the piquet fabric are here one opposed to each other, balancing the monochromatic body with a subtle chequered pattern played on blue tones. Moreover, angular features embellish and shake the global basket-like line: the double triangle of the folded upper part and the pointy ribbons closed in a knot in the handle.

Recall your open-air lunches and long walks through breathless landscapes, wear Mississippi Blues!


Piquet blu intenso per una linea elegante e composta: MISSISSIPPI BLUES, a metà strada fra due design (shoulderbag e handbag), si rivela una borsa versatile e pratica, grazie anche alla chiusura a sacco, decorata da un fiocco blu e bianco avorio.

La linea è sottilmente movimentata da giochi angolari e tattili: dettagli appuntiti come la piega a bavero nella parte superiore e lo spallaccio annodato muovono il baricentro della struttura a cestino, mentre le due facce del piquet si contrappongono l'un l'altra, contribuendo ad animare la superficie con fini metamorfosi tono su tono.


- Body/Corpo

Height/Altezza                             20,5 cm
Lenght/Lunghezza (bottom/fondo)  12 cm
Lenght/Lunghezza (top/apertura)    19,5 cm
Width/Larghezza                          5 cm

- Handle/Spallaccio

Lenght/Lunghezza                        28 cm

giovedì 7 giugno 2012

Miscellaneous updates

Hi everybody, here's Lantern Bug with some news for you all. 

As you all already know, Emilia region has been devastated by multiple earthquakes in the last two weeks, giving us no peace and a lot of fear and anxiety. 
As a mark of respect for the national mourning, Lantern Bug chose not to list the sixth new item last monday, June 4th. The release of Leafy Gem has been postponed to next monday, together with the already scheduled seventh item.

If you want to show your solidarity for the people involved in the earthquake disaster, Lantern Bug has elected Flora shoulderbag as "solidarity item". This means that the 55% of the item's price (so 20 € out of 36) will go to the Regione Emilia-Romagna earthquake fund
As usual, Paypal will be the only payment method accepted, and as soon as I'll receive it, I'll donate the solidarity quote (20€, which is approximately the 55% of the item's price) to the Region's fund. The item will then be shipped along with the donation receipt, other than the usually provided coupon code for further purchases on Lantern Bug's online store on Etsy.

Please spread the word and support money and food relief for the earthquake areas.

It seems a little of a blasphemy to talk of frivolous things now, but distracting oneself isn't so bad when tv and other media keep on bombarding your brain and retinas with anguish and negative news. So, if I chose to suspend the new collection release for a week, on the other hand I thought that the surprise I had planned for these days shouldn't be withdrawn, so, here it is. 

As you probably know, the European football championship is about to start and Lantern Bug has a little surprise for you all. If you are a huge football fan - or simply if you have a weakness for genuine handmade - don't miss out the Euro2012 giveaway by Lantern Bug!

What you have to do is easy and fun: guess the final match and win! So:
1- Become a fan of Lantern Bug on facebook if you aren't yet
2- Guess the two teams who'll face each other on the final match and write it as a comment on the facebook event page
3- share the link on your wall

Submissions will be accepted till June 25th (8.00 pm, GMT+1) and the winner will be decreed on July 1st. In case of multiple winners, the names will be submitted to a random generator of lists (

Well, you're right, what's up as a prize? The item will be revealed on June 14th..! So, stay tuned and GUESS ;) !