I have to high five Apartment Therapy for posting about Denyse Schmidt, a favorite here at decor8. I’m thrilled that Denyse showed at the ICFF this year, she is totally reshaping the typical image people have of quilting, isn’t she? Most think of country style quilts, am I right? With Denyse, quilting has a fresh new look. Modern, clean, urban with a dash of country charm. Sure, those stunning country style quilts and wall hangings will always be a huge part of American culture, and for good reason (they’re wonderful!), but it’s nice to know that if you love quilts, but have a modern decor, you can actually find a modern quilt to complement your space.
Pimp your beetle! I’ve been a fan of Mibo for awhile now, but when I spotted their new beetle art today for Volkswagen, I suddenly wished I had opted for the beetle instead of my Passat. I drove off in a Passat over the Beetle for *one* reason, it had more room for passengers and we like to travel with a car packed full of friends. Now, I’m thinking of making my friends take the bus (he he) and I’ll get a cool beetle anyway, just so I can decorate it with the pretty birdy florals from mibo. Click here to check out this fun VW Mibo decal or read detailed information about other new VW Beetle art.
Oh, and here’s a few new pillow designs from Mibo, too. I’m really liking them…
Hope you’re having a fun weekend. I hit the South End Open Market today and had a nice time, also did the SOWA which was interesting, and visited Lekker and Aunt Sadie’s again too. I’ll be back with some fresh finds that I spotted at the South End Open Market.
(images from mibo and ign.com)
I had to write about the wonderful Marcia and Paul of Zia Priven because I love their work and I’ve had a chance to get to know Marcia better and she is pure gold. Both Marcia and Paul live in Manhattan, transplants from LA, and went heart and soul into forming thier lighting company, Zia Priven. Next week, look for them here at decor8 where I’ll be featuring a special interview with them. That will be your chance to get to know them better too, so stay tuned.
If you’re swinging by the ICFF this weekend in New York, visit their display at space 936. Make sure you take time to introduce yourself and if you’re interested in their quality lighting, don’t forget to ask lots of questions because they love to talk about their collection.
Lovin’ their chandeliers and pendant lighting!
Related post: March 9, 2006
(images from zia priven)
Spotted some super sweet finds at urbans today. See what you think about their new fashion flask, for every girl drunk should look cute! :) A sweet display of shimmering plumage on this peacock box or on this charming peacock frame. Relaxing muted colors bring zen to your love den with this bamboo bonsai bedspread. The sweet pea wall art delivers fresh details adding spark to your space. How about an ultra feminine table top mirror with old-fashioned charm, perhaps for your armoire? Oh, and my personal favorite, the bottle opener key. How practical is this? Much better than using your teeth, pretty girl.
(images from urban outfitters)
I’m thrilled that Mario over at Jellio wrote to me, thanks Mario! His online store is so rockin’ cute. Take your entire childhood (at least for 80s kids like me) and transform it into design for the home and viola! you’ve just served up a very delicious mix of color, fun and memories. Lighting that looks so much like a giant gummi bear that you may find yourself licking it when no one is watching (!). Mirrors modeled after your favorite viewmaster, with 14 slots for photos. A rubik’s cube table. There are so many ways to trick out your crash pad at Jellio. Maybe it’s not your style, but I’m guessing your kids would love it, or perhaps your husband would like a blast from the past in his game room?
I’m feelin’ their new Swinger magazine rack, a tribute to the classic barrel of monkeys that I actually use to love to play with. I like the hardwood frame and the brightly painted accents, it’s modern and fun. The Plandelabras are their new fluorescent acrylic tribute to the balsa wood gliders from Woolworth’s. Soar into style with these whimsical candle holders. Cute!
Did you know that you can schedule a visit to Mario’s lower Manhattan studio? Click here for details.
(images from jellio)