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Here’s a few blogs that I’m loving right now… thought I’d share them with you. A real international feast for the eyes, so enjoy!

SPAIN: If you love felt, Fieltromania is THE blog for you. It’s dedicated 100% to FELT. Yup. Totally drool-worthy. :) Felt blogger Anabel posts her finds fresh from Sevilla, Spain. I love all the links and photos that she features.

SINGAPORE: A home + lifestyle design blog by imedaGoze. She was on vacation for awhile, but I just poked my head in today and found that she’s back in action. Welcome back to blogging, imedaGoze! She posts super great finds. You have to check out her post about studio ditte. Those garden carpets put our indoor/outdoor grass versions in the US to shame!

MUNICH: Delicious Days is the most beautiful blog ever. It reads like a magazine, stunning layout and photos. The yummy posts are completely tantalizing. It’s easy to navigate, and there are some excellent bits on Munich in there. My sister-in-law lived in Munich until recently and our friend just left to study there, so it’s a nice glimpse into a city that I’ve not yet explored in person. All the cooking features make me want to turn the music up really loud, open all the windows and whip something up in my kitchen.

CALIFORNIA: I have to give love to my friend Michelle. For one, she is the sweetest person ever and next, she’s a super talented artist. I like Michelle for many reasons, but I think what really won me over is how honest and caring she is. She isn’t out to ‘be’ somebody in this world, she is happy with who she is. I think this is the recipe for her success, she is natural and kind. I’m sure you’ll enjoy her new blog. She writes about art and things that are going on in her life. Today she posted all about a wedding that she attended this past weekend at the Hans Fahden Vineyards in Napa Valley located in Calistoga, California. The photos are dreamy…

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Posted in uncategorized on March 28, 2006

Shelterrific + Laura Zindel + CraftBoston

I first heard about Shelterrific over at media bistro and started reading it daily ever since. Angela Matusik is such a sweet person, and her blog is just, well, terrific. (You may remember her as Budget Living’s editor-in-chief.) When Budget Living folded, she launched Shelterrific, a shelter and design blog featuring lots of interesting finds for ultra domestic types everywhere… I dig the surfing feature (a post dedicated to objects that they spot on various other sites during the week with mini reviews), all the yummy food pics, and some of their totally neat home accessories posts, like this one about Vermont designer and ceramicist Laura Zindel. Laura says this about her work,

“Currently our work is inspired by the Victorian Cabinets of Curiosity. The art of collecting and displaying ones’ passions. I believe that some objects can carry a personal history through a family from year to year. I hope that I can make art that a family member can buy to be handed down the line. Something bought on a whim that becomes the platter for the turkey, or sits on the mantel. “Crazy old Uncle Larry bought that peculiar spider platter, and we just can’t seem to part with it”, I would like to be apart of that.”

If you’re in Boston this weekend (3/31-4/2), you can see Laura’s collection at Booth # 505 at CraftBoston over at the World Trade Center. It’s an excellent exhibition of 175 artists of contemporary craft, however unlike many trade shows, you can actually purchase items at the show and leave with them same day (cash ‘n carry). Hours are Friday 3/31 from 10-7, Saturday 4/1 from 10-6 and Sunday from 11-5. Hope to see you there!

(photo + quote from CraftBoston. Mad props to Shelterrific, too.)

Posted in uncategorized on March 28, 2006

Rebecka Boyd – 10% off for decor8 readers

Like a bee to honey, Rebecka Boyd jewelry captivates me by its beauty, luring me in for more of her sweet creations. Since you can use pins to decorate, especially as accents on throw pillows and to embellish curtain tie backs, I figure there’s no harm in featuring Rebecka Boyd for a moment. Besides, I totally fancy her necklaces because she works with a lot of my favorite stones like jade, coral and turquoise, along with sterling silver. Let’s take a break from the norm and peek in on her delightful collection for a moment, shall we?

Special for decor8 readers — take 10% off of your order! Just mention ‘decor8′ in the shopping cart notes.

psst: Don’t miss her sale items or you’ll miss out on some lovely accents for your spring + summer wardrobe!
(photos from Rebecka Boyd)

Posted in uncategorized on March 28, 2006

Susan Bradley Design

Susan Bradley creates this super innovative Outdoor Wallpaper that is so original that I had to post about it. She takes an original concept and steps it up a notch to something that’s very cutting edge and innovative.
Susan says, “It can be used as a unique garden trellis, screening or simply as a decorative feature or installation to create an immediate impact in any space. Its fixings locate it a distance from the wall, allowing plants to grow up it and adding depth and shadow to the piece.” I really love these, especially the one shown in the silver against the brick wall. Stunning.

If you like her style, you may really love her Creep collection of shelves and tables. Nothing creepy about these, in fact, they are quite playful, functional, different… available in many colors (shown below in black). You can also purchase a few of her items online here.

(photos from Susan Bradley Design)

Posted in Shopping + Products on March 28, 2006


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