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March 2006

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Marimekko Spring 2006

March 10, 2006

The new Marimekko Spring collection rocks! Visit Textile Arts to view the entire collection. I discovered these beauties thanks to the It’s Knot Wood blog, a cool blog dedicated to faux wood. Yes, really! Pretty cool if you ask me…

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(all photos are from textile arts.)

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Inleaf Sample Sale

March 9, 2006

Lotta Helleberg, a Swedish native and graphic designer based in Charlottesville, VA founded Inleaf in 2003. Based on her passion for botany, gardening and sewing, Lotta coats leaves and other plant material in fabric paint and presses them onto dyed linen or paper to make tablecloths and napkins, pillows, table runners, handbags, sachets and stationery. I’m sure you’ve spotted her lovely collection at elsewares, but did you know that Inleaf has a sample sale page on thier website where you can save up to 30% on select items? Worth your time to check it out!

Inleaf Sample Sale
If you’re ever in beautiful Charlottesville (a small city on my list this year to visit), you can find Inleaf items at The Barn Swallow located in a picturesque 1800s barn just west of Charlottesville, Virginia.

(photos from elsewares + inleaf)

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Branch

March 9, 2006

Just in! New treasures from Branch!

Eco-friendly BranchFresh from Transylvania, Romania (bet you don’t hear that often), this bold red and white embroidered pillow is a classic design gone mod vs. mad. Dracula approved since he’s a big fan of red. Handmade of natural materials using vintage fabric, hemp and cotton. Natural feather and down filling. $98
BranchKids? What kids? I want this BranchWhile you’re packing your sleepover kit, don’t forget to include this thoughtfully produced cozy BranchAnd…for the ultimate splurge, the Branch

(photos from branch)

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Smallest Coolest Apartment Contest 2006

March 9, 2006

Are you following the Apartment Therapy + Design Within Reach Smallest Coolest Apartment contest? I have and it’s been a bit overwhelming with all of the entries I’ve been flipping through. Have you entered? If not, get on it asap! It’s a great contest with fantastic prizes. Makes me wish I lived in a small space, that’s for sure – I’d love to win a DWR gift certificate – yowser!

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Rob’s apartmequarium (interesting new word, huh?) is located in Portland, OR and also has a nice living room area, I dig the floor to ceiling windows, drool! The bedroom doesn’t appeal to me since I’m not a fan of all that fabric around the bed, I can imagine getting completely tangled it in at night and pulling it all down. But back to that living room…drool. I like the wine rack and the paint color in the kitchen, too. The cat watching the fire, although unplanned I’m sure, looks totally sweet!

Smallest Coolest Apartment Contest 2006
Do you have any favorites yet? Share, share!!!

(photos: all photos are from apartment therapy.)

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Boston Gift Show

March 9, 2006

The gift show is coming! The gift show is coming!
Boston Gift ShowOkay New Yorkers, I know it doesn’t exactly come close to your grand and glorious gift shows, but I’m still attending the Boston Gift Show this month with hopes of uncovering a few treasures for decor8 readers. Besides, Boston has something far more glorious than gift shows. We have the Red Sox. nah nah nah nah!

The 156th semi-annual Boston Gift Show
The Boston Gift Show runs from March 25-28, 2006 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. I’ll be posting show highlights beginning March 27th right here on decor8, so stay tuned.

(photos from the boston gift show website)
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