Shop Wrapables and get a whopping 30% off everything on the site! You guys know how much I love Daily Candy, I mean it’s the next best thing to Domino magazine in my book. Anyway, I came across this unbelievable deal on their dedicated deals today, but you need to subscribe to Daily Candy and then click here to read more about this 30% sale, which also includes the offer code that you’ll need to use when you check out. Have fun, I’m heading over to Wrapables to do some shopping!
Jonathan Adler, Dwell Bedding, French Bull… They’re all waiting for you.
Shown: Sachi tablecloth $43.95, round alarm clock $21.95, Mudlark Luxe soak collection $16.95.
(images from daily candy + wrapables)
Delightful blogs asked me to spread the news about their new listing service. If you are a blogger, submit your blog via their site to get their attention. If they are interested in featuring you, which I’m sure they will be because we all know you’re amazing, then they’ll reply with an email stating that you’ve been approved and added to their site on the Delightful Blogs Directory. I noticed that since I was featured this week, decor8 readers Susan, Michelle and Angela also registered and are now on Delightful blogs, too. Give it a shot, you have nothing to lose but a lot of potential exposure to gain!
You can also rate and comment on the blogs listed, so head on over to Delight and voice your opinion.
(Paola, Imedagoze, Holly, Robert, Angela M., John, Adriean, Jon, Matt + Becky – add your blogs!)
(image from delightful blogs)
Fresh finds alert! Miss Kelly over at Buss Buss never fails to deliver the best finds. Today, she spoke about Henry Road in the Daily Buss and I fell in love. These bold clean designs from rockin’ textile designer Paula Smail are super fly and totally shattering the cuteness barometer as we speak, so hop on over to Henry Road online, as in pronto!
(images from henry road)
I read enough blogs to know that there are many amazing sites that exist and I’d like to be able to share them with decor8 readers. In addition to our book of the week, which appears in the left column on Monday, decor8 will now feature blog of the week on Tuesday. Design-related blogs will be randomly selected based on quality content, beauty, and overall style – at least, according to decor8 readers. You have the opportunity to have either your blog, or the blog of your friend, featured for one week here in the left column. It’s a great way to gain exposure by driving traffic to your site. I’m all about promoting and helping other bloggers branch out, especially since so many of you have been super supportive to me. So, if you have a blog that you’d like to suggest, please send me an email with a link and I’ll check it out. If you are a blogger, please contact me with your link and attach a 120 x 120 .gif or .jpg image that doesn’t clash too horribly with the decor8 colors, and I’ll certainly check out your site. Please remember that I can only feature one blog per week, so if you don’t see yours posted right away, please don’t feel shunned! :)
This week meet Michelle Caplan, artist and blogger in LA. I own several pieces of her work and can truly say that they are amazing. If you’re in the LA area, Michelle’s work can be viewed at Brad Cook’s lovely store,
(images from michelle caplan)
If you’re interested in viewing high quality goods from Sweden, visit Handla Svenskt online and have a look around (website in Swedish, English, German and Italian). They carry the beautiful line of textiles from Ekelund (if you’re local, you can see the complete collection at DS Designs in Marblehead), along with the Klippan collection of woollen bags and blankets in vivid colors and fun aprons with matching potholders. Handla Svenskt also offers the clean modern designs of Designex from Architect Ruud Ekstrand (love the clothes hanger with mirror and shelf, perfect for the entryway).
Display Tip: In the photo below, doesn’t the wall display of empty bottles appeal to you? So simple to arrange, yet so charming! There’s so much to learn from product displays – take time to really look at images and copy some of what you see using items in your home that you already own. You’d be surprised at how you can transform your space by arranging items just a little differently… I like to use bottles that I find at Chinese and Japanese grocery stores, often they have the most gorgeous labels. When you’re finished enjoying a yummy beverage, rinse the bottle well (careful to not wet and damage the label) and add a few of your favorites to a simple shelf. maybe white or your favorite wood, like birch or teak. You’d be surprised at what a statement a glass bottle with a beautiful label can make. Also, take the floral napkins below, folded into neat triangles, stacked and arranged nicely on the striped table runner. Can you see this on your dining room table? An alternate way to display your pretty napkins when guests aren’t joining you for dinner.
(images from handla svenskt)
I just love Design Public. Not only are the cool peeps running the place the nicest bunch, but their site is one of my favorites to navigate – beautiful, easy to follow, terrific blog, clean design, clear full-color images, and a terrific array of modern furnishings and accessories for the home and for baby. I spotted a few new goodies on their site from another favorite of mine, notNeutral – these melamine trays add the burst of color that you crave for only $18.
psst: Did you see this picnic set? Drool!
(images from design public)