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Joanna Hartrup at Mirror Mirror

Let us eat cake on this collection of lovely tart inspired dishware created by British designer, Joanna Hartrup. She uses fine bone china and applies each little tart by hand to make all her items slightly unique. Available online at Mirror Mirror, an exquisitely sweet shop with the owner, Paola Thomas, being based in Notting Hill London. Paola is just as sweet as the wares she sells and has an eye for the most beautiful things.

Fancy a spot of tea?

(Photos from Mirror Mirror andd Joanna Hartrup)

Posted in uncategorized on March 27, 2006

coffee + cre8tive [mar 27 06]

I enjoy this ‘electric’ painting by Minnesota artist Jennifer Davis. I thought it was a nice way to begin the week because it evokes feelings of wild abandon, joy, even relaxation, something we all need on a Monday morning yet rarely feel.

It also makes me think about how much I love to dance, to be caught up in the feeling, to experience total freedom on the dance floor. When you look at this painting, what thoughts come to mind?

Creative freedom perhaps? Energy?

(photo: Jennifer Davis)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on March 27, 2006

Sunday Poll – What influences you to purchase things for the home?

What influences you to purchase home stuff?
What influences you to purchase home stuff?
Select up to 4 of the following:
I truly need the item, duh!
current trends influence me
I have to gift someone
to freshen up my space
a teriffic sale
websites, magazines, TV, blogs like decor8
my friends: they have it or influenced me to buy it
emotional makes me feel good
one upping the jones’
I don’t – I browse for ideas and then make it myself
powered by See what the world thinks
Posted in uncategorized on March 26, 2006

Design My World

Just in…Wildly imaginative designs at Design My World!

These sculptural lily lights are a real turn on. Created by New Zealand artist Jenny Keate, they are available in a table and pendant version in white, red, green, yellow and orange. Constructed of fiberglass and lacquer. $93 for the table light and $63 for the pendant.

Create an illusion with this show stopping acrylic table designed to appear as a floating tablecloth. Handmade in Denmark and available in clear, opal, grey and brown. Designed by Essay. $250. Running late? Yee Ling Wan created this transparent etched glass ghost clock, inspired by nineteenth century mantle clocks. Wan decided to throw some modern into the mix with this classy design. You won’t find cherry or mahogany here, it’s contemporary chic all the way for a most stylish little ticker. $145

Felt is huge in Europe, and for good reason. This creamy delight felt shade will set your sprit free with lovely butterflies in flight. Envision it floating in your hip home. Designed by Mixko, $75. psst… Mixko also creates felt rings, hats…trust me, you’ll love their website. Oh just click on it already!

Create a different ambience with a creamy dreamy marble felt chandelier. Too bad the photo below does it zero justice, it almost appears as though it’s black and cream when it is solid cream only. It also drapes much longer than this photo shows. For a reality check, look at the photos designer, Chris Labrooy, has on his site — a much better perspective of this stunning chandelier. After you see his photos, you’re certain to go ga-ga. I personally love it. So tactile and a super price for something so unique. $175

(photos from design my world, jenny keate and mixko)

Posted in uncategorized on March 24, 2006


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