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BEMZ – Slipcovers for IKEA Furniture

Bemz is a Stockholm based company offering slipcovers in fresh innovative designs (also highly addictive!) that are removable and washable for sofas, armchairs and cushions especially made to fit the most popular models of IKEA sofas and chairs. In other words, a total dream come true for the IKEA shopper who likes to change things up a bit. BEMZ offers 5 unique collections – the classic collection, which is simple and pure. The modern romantic, a collection that is inspired by romance with a dash of retro and a fun modern vibe. The downtown collection, which sports an urban appeal for the city dweller. The industrial for those looking to make a pure bold statement, and their latest elemental collection, inspired by natural elements and has a strong feminine seaside appeal. Sorry to sound 15 again, but isn’t this like, the coolest company ever?

(images from bemz)

Posted in uncategorized on May 08, 2006

PEM Peabody Essex Museum

Spotted an ad for the PEMshop in Daily Candy today, they’re having a sale for DC readers offering a 15% discount. It’s funny, here I am a Boston girl and I’ve not yet mentioned the PEM on my blog (shame!). They have so many unique wares, you must view their online collections, like these cute insect coasters from Vermont-based British photographer Deborah Schenck ($42.50), the lush apple green conical porcelain bowls from Jingdezhen China ($31.50-$72), the mussel bowls from Nova Scotia artist Christie Chaplin-Saunders (yum! $32.50-$85) and who can resist this pink lotus flower print on aluminum by photographer Deborah Schenck ($150).

With so many artsy items to select from, you’re certain to find your next treasure at the PEM.

(images from PEM)

Posted in uncategorized on May 08, 2006

Conde Nast Art

I’m so excited to share this because like many of you, I love magazine covers from times past. Conde Nast has a beautiful online art store called Conde Nast Art where you can select your favorite print to decorate your walls or order them as greeting cards. They’re currently offering free shipping, too. Their prints are taken from the covers of Gourmet, House + Garden, Mademoiselle, Vanity Fair and Vogue and you can search by category (city life, country life, art + design, etc), by decades (1910-1950) or by artists (from Alajalov to Zeilinger).

If you’re on a budget but love Vogue prints, there’s a book that my mother had when I was growing up, the Vogue Poster Book, and you can still find it for under $50 online if you look hard enough. It contains full size 11 x 15″ color pages of Vogue covers. Some stores try to sell it for $100-$300 but don’t fall for it, just this past weekend, I picked up a copy on eBay for only $30 shipped. Search for ISBN 0517520079.

(images from conde nast art)

Posted in uncategorized on May 08, 2006

coffee + cre8tive {may 8 06}

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a terrific weekend and have lots of things to keep you on your toes this week. I have some nice things to post today, including a very special interview… So stay tuned!

Posted in uncategorized on May 08, 2006


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