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April 2006

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Tell Someone

April 28, 2006

Tell Someone
If I know you, you clip things from magazines and tack them over your desk, don’t you?

When I discovered this postcard in a magazine recently, I was instantly attracted to the colors and illustration, secretly hoping that I’d find the image online so I could share it with you (I’m a dork, I really need a thing called a scanner). When the postcard released, Merck didn’t have the e-cards up on thier site yet, but now they do and I’m encouraging you to check them out for two reasons. 1) They are a lovely way to spread information about 2) the message behind why they were created in the first place. You see, Merck is working to raise awareness about something far more serious than the perfect paint color and the things we discuss on decor8, they want to talk about the looming threat of cervical cancer. I don’t want to get all Oprah on you, but their website is worth a read and with so many beautiful e-cards, you can send them to your friends or post them on your blog to get others thinking about their health, too.

Now that you know, spread the news. Tell Someone.

(images from merck)

Events + Markets, Shopping + Products, Travel

Weekend in Boston: April 28-30

April 28, 2006

With lots of sunshine and temps in the mid 50s, grab your cute jacket because Boston should be lovely this weekend!

Weekend in Boston: April 28-30Consider decor8 a filter sifting through the best events to be found in Boston this weekend. Here’s my weekend guide from April 28-30th. If you would like to share an event that you know about, please comment so you can clue us in!

Must-see: The Boston College Arts Festival is an annual event created to promote and showcase the arts at Boston College. In its eight year, the Arts Festival continues to offer performances, visual arts showcases and demonstrations, musical concerts, lectures, exhibits and much more. For the fifth year there will be an array of activities for children of all ages. The Arts Festival invites our neighbors and friends in the Boston community to join us in celebrating the arts! Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill. T Station: Green Line B – Boston College. April 27-29 from noon-8pm. (via the city of boston)

Artful Living: Circle Furniture kicks off this weekend’s North Cambridge Arts Open Studios (NOCA) with refreshments and a preview of the artists’ works. Today, 6?8 p.m., 199 Alewife Brook Pkwy., Cambridge. (via boston magazine)

Smashin’ Fashion: Whim Boston One Day Sale: Take 20% off of everything on Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m, locaed at 253 Newbury Street. Think plenty of sweet frocks and funky DDP France pieces. (via daily candy)

NH Girls Go Here: Seacoast Girls Night Out at Wentworth by the Sea happens tonight! Drinkwater Productions has invited the very best shops, designers, and services from Boston to Maine to participate in this shopping event at the beautiful Wentworth by the Sea hotel in New Hampshire. Doodle Ink Jewelry is one of the fabulous designers featured, and Amy Peterson will be exhibiting her spring/summer line of jewelry. Enjoy complimentary beverages and appetizers. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased online or via telephone. 7pm – 11pm at 588 Wentworth Road in New Castle, NH. (via get sugar)

Boston Welcomes:

Kiss + Makeup – Japanese beauty store Shu Uemura brings its custom false lashes, natural brushes, skin-care products, and makeup to Newbury Street. 130 Newbury Street. (via daily candy)

Just Bead It: Bead & Pearl is a brand spankin’ new boutique in Newton Centre specializing in beads, jewelry, and home accessories. Located at Picadilly Square on 1280 Centre Street in Newton Centre. (via boston magazine)

Sweatin’ in Style: Local fashionistas will delight in the grand opening of Paiva, a women’s athletic outfitter opening its first New England store today at the Natick Mall on Route 9. The 4,000-square-foot store includes a shoe salon and oversize fitting rooms. Labels include Puma, Adidas, Stella McCartney, and Ellesse, but be sure to also check out the large selection of Paiva-brand fitness pants, the “little black dress” of the workout world. (via boston magazine)

(image via a view on cities where you can tour Boston here.)

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coffee + cre8tive [apr 28 06]

April 28, 2006

coffee + cre8tive [apr 28 06]
As a species, we tend to change our minds a lot about everything. Thanks to the internet, the speed in which we’re doing that is quite alarming. Often the sheer amount of choices we have are overwhelming.

When it comes to design, wouldn’t you agree that like fashion, we tend to have our own signature style? Within that, we are faced with many choices. Maybe you are a retro girl that digs bold geometic prints. One minute, you’re adoring chevrons in goldenrod yellow. The next, you’re drawn towards green lattice prints.

Even though I’m a vintage modern girl, I’m currently into fully loaded, fully saturated, fuschia, turquoise and lime. I’m also inexplicably drawn to the Turkish culture, music, design and yearning to visit Istanbul. Again, no clue where this is coming from.

Tell us about your current phase – what are you drawn towards? (comment below)

(images are from scad and can be purchased online here)

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Variegated Interview

April 27, 2006

Variegated Interview
Wow! Joy is on a roll today with such beautiful posts and a great interview with Jim and Corbett of Variegated, a bedding and home accessories design studio. It’s a must-read, so get to clickin’ and check it out right here.

Nice job, Joy!

(image from Oh Joy!)

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Orla Kiely Fans

April 27, 2006

Orla Kiely Fans
I was so excited when I spotted these Orla Kiely prints and storefront photos on Print + Pattern today, a blog maintained by a designer in the UK who goes under the name Bowie Style. I know this person reads decor8, so I’m hoping they’ll reply in the comments section below and tell us a little about themselves… I’m dying to know what she does for a living since she mentions design and trend forecasting on her blog. Looks like Bowie Style lives in London though, and if anyone has been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know that I can’t stop talking about fabulous destinations, especially London (drool).

Isn’t it sooo super exciting when you’re out reading other blogs and you find someone that seems to be into a lot of the things that you obsess over? Blogging is the bomb, I tell ya.

Psst: Check out more Orla Kiely here, or on eBay.

psst: Orla has the best umbrellas I’ve seen in a long time!

(images from print + pattern)

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