I‘ve got to take this one to the minister, as they say. I’ve got a confession. I’m currently obsessing over the Lotta Jansdotter line. Lotta’s designs are altogether beautiful just like her native Sweden where she was raised. At age 20, she relocated to CA. She currently lives in San Francisco designing bags, aprons, table linens to die for, beautiful ceramics, wall-hangings, stationary, and textiles that are both modern and in touch with the simplistic beauty of nature with a slight Japanese influence. Evoking a sense of serenity and elegance, I decided to gift one to a friend. Upon receipt of her new linen bag, she cooed with delight and confessed that she also loves Lotta and I’m totally on the NBF list now (new best friend). As cute as this sounds, she has refused to use it, pinning it to her inspiration room in her art studio. I’m sure that once you catch a glimpse of Lotta’s beautiful work, you will also adore it like we do. Make sure you check out Lotta Jansdotter’s website, have fun!
I bet you don’t know what “WC” means, do ya?
I sure the heck didn’t. In Germany, it’s on every entrance to the restroom. Yet, I never understood exactly WHY because Germans call a restroom a “toilette” (yes, I know it’s French, but it’s what they call a restroom), yet mark the door with “WC” signage. Really, what does it all mean? Unable to figure out on my own, I decided to be clever and develop a few clever meanings for WC of my own. Most of them are a bit vile, so I won’t be sharing them. No matter how often I tried, I could never guess the meaning on my own. I caved and asked my German husband. “Water Closet”, he replied. “Water Closet?”, I replied, almost angry that it was in English instead of some fancy German word ending with hosen or garten or nugen. Yup, water closet. If you want to totally confuse your guests, you can always pop one of these funky little circles on your bathroom door. For those of you that wished you lived in Europe, for a mere $9, a WC sign, and all the charm of the old world, can be yours. Shop at relish to view item, size, and more information.
Wow. Cool. I just found out that as of yesterday, the Renegade Craft Fair girls have opened up the phone lines for reserving a coveted space at one of their two summer indie craft fairs. With 150 booths at each fair, you can browse booths with amazing goods handmade by some seriously talented indie artists from around the country. The fair is scheduled to take place in Brooklyn, NY and Chicago, IL. The show features a lot of fashion related merchandise, however they do carry some neat interior design things like pillows, art, kitchen stuff, etc. Check out their website for details, or to exhibit, contact them directly at hello [at] renegadecraft [dot] com
Hello! My name is Holly Becker and I’m currently enrolled in a local design school pursuing a certificate in Interior Design and enjoy it very much. I also have clients that I work with in Boston, currently a couple in a new loft, a single professional who just relocated here from Chicago, and another single professional who owns a condo in the South End. It’s fun working with them, but I need something more because I have so many great things that I find while working on these projects and I have no clue where or how to organize all the great things I come across in the world of art and design. So this blog is going to be a spot for me to catalog them and also to reach out to my clients and friends and those of you out there who are looking for a bit of inspiration and insight into what goes on in the life of a designer, though I’m not one yet but I hope to be a designer or at least a decorator or stylist. I was born to do this, some people can dance, I can decorate. I believe you can go to school to learn it, but for some genetics play a larger role and for me transforming spaces into supportive, positive environments is hard-wired into my DNA. I hope you enjoy this blog and if you have any questions or are looking for someone to work with you in your home (and you live in the Boston are), please drop me a line at decor8blog AT yahoo.com