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March 2006

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coffee + cre8tive [mar 22 06]

March 22, 2006

coffee + cre8tive [mar 22 06]
Have you ever visited cuteoverload? For all you dog lovers out there, this photo is for you. I love the innocent look on this almost, holly golightly, puppy. If this doesn’t make you smile today, I fear your day is doomed. :)

psst: They also have the cutest t-shirts right here.

(photo from cuteoverload)






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Crate + Barrel

March 21, 2006

Crate + Barrel
Punchy items at Crate + Barrel, where they say that coral is the new red. View the punch collection and see what you think. Your thoughts?

For me, it’s cool pink all the way. It reminds me of ribbons and bows, hello kitty, weddings, noses on kittens, first love, pink lemonade mixed with gingerale topped with a juicy marciano cherry. Icy pink accents in a completely white room with a huge crystal chandelier. Even though I don’t have a trace of pink in my house, I really enjoy C+Bs blush collection, especially the magnolia cake platter and the joy vase. When I was single, pink was a big part of my decor. I had my own apartment back then, 5 huge rooms with a pink kitchen that boasted my 1950s bubble gum pink refridgerator. (Marcia, if you’re reading this, to you remember it? It was from Lotti and Greg?) Once I got married, the pink packed its cute little bags and hit the road. But, I still lust for it. It’s so wedding cake yummy!

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By the way, flipping through their site, I came across the optic punch set and wondered, does anyone own this piece? I’m looking to purchase one and would like to know how it’s working out for you.

(photos from crate + barrel)

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Shopping + Products

Soft Surroundings

March 21, 2006

Gorgeously fluffy Soft SurroundingsSoft Surroundings may not be modern or contemporary (except maybe that stunning flokai rug – yum!), yet the old world charm seems to call to me. This cozy online store is a peaceful feminine retreat. Soul-satisfying! You can shop their online store, of if you are in the St. Louis area, you can visit them at The Boulevard shops. View there storefront here. A special thank you to Sondi in Maine for suggesting Soft Surroundings. :)

(photos: photos from soft surroundings)






Objects

Chiasso

March 21, 2006

Freshen up your nest for Spring with new items from ChiassoThe wavy entry bench, is great for storing toys, shoes, and other clutter that you want to hide. I also like the wavy contoured seats, it looks like a comfortable spot to tie shoes. $448

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Get chic with this agave lamp. It sets the scene, a real show and tell object for the home. I picture something like this on a buffet table or bookcase, don’t you? Would also be really snazzy in an entry way on a table. $148

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If you like to add your creative touch to things, the contemporary image mirror is perfect for you. It features 8 slots for 4×6 images, perfect for your illustrations, mini paintings, photography, whatever inspires you. I like it because it reminds me of those postcard holders that you see in urban restaurants and bars. I always love grabbing postcards from them. $78

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My favorite new pendant lamp for the money is the Chiasso
A rainbow of colored chairs makes running late a pleasure with this contemporary metro wall clock. So cheery! Great for those of us who have a slight chair addiction. $58

ChiassoJust when you thought the bird trend was over…it’s not! I can never tire of birds, especially when used as a soft home accent like this sparrow sculpture. A few of these, with some fresh flowers, lovely plates, imported cheese, crackers, and pastries makes for a lovely spring housewarming party. Invite over the ones you love to enjoy your festive spring presentation. $28

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psst…don’t miss the tropical bali pillow. It’s got a real hable construction vibe to it, don’t you think?

Off topic: Did you spot the new pear blossom necklace?

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Filzware

March 21, 2006

Filzware
Between Essen and Dortmund sits the city of Bochum, Germany – home to felt artist Felicitas Weitkamper, the talent behind Filzware (filz is felt in German). She shapes felt into lovely rings, shawls, 40s inspired hats, scarfs, handbags, and my favorite, sweet wedding gloves called nuno-stulpen, along with many other felt items that you are sure to enjoy. All of her items are crafted by hand, using Australian marino wool, each item one-of-a-kind. She can duplicate items, but she mentions on her site that duplicate items will still have some variations in color. Since we’re a blog about home design, let’s explore her felt lighting a bit here. What do you think? I really like the concept behind them, the fresh pastels, how pretty they are when illuminated, and especially appreciate all the work involved in the felt making process. I think we’ll be seeing more and more felt lighting emerge over the next year, especially since it’s become quite popular here in the US and we seem to be demanding more of it all the time.

The Filzware website is in German, but with the aid of photos, I’m sure you’ll be able to navigate just fine. At the home page, click on schaufenster to view Felicitas beautiful designs. If you are interested in purchasing something, perhaps you can email her for assistance? She doesn’t have e-commerce, and her wares appear to only be sold in Germany, however she may be interested in your business if you like something that you see.

(all photos from filzware)






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Plush Living

March 21, 2006

Plush Living
Fresh Finds! Mod stylish shower curtains for $36 each at Plush Living. They’ve just added 3 new styles, links (my favorite), blocks and monogram. My all-time PL favorite will always be the kaleidoscope, black and white with an orange band, it looks so rich, like one of those dark chocolate oranges that you hit on the table to break apart, opening the shimmery foil to reveal the perfect treat. Enjoying each creamy rich slice… oops! back to showering!

Shop online for Plush Living shower curtains, pillows, wall art, message stickers and journals. Everything on this website pops, so if you’re currently afraid of color but really want to introduce some to your home without painting your walls fuschia, then experiment slowly with some wall art or a few pillows. Once you start adding color to your space, you’ll be surprised at how soon your eye starts to adjust to it and soon, you’ll be color whipped. :)

(photo credit: links shower curtain from plush living.)






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