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August 2006

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Amenity Fall Collection ’06

August 29, 2006

Amenity Fall Collection '06
Ah, time to relax in style. Design Public just notified us that the girls, Nicole Chiala and Kristina de Corpo, from LA based Amenity have released their new collection – ready to ship straight to you from the Design Public peeps! Linen and botancial bedding, handbags, and pillows are on the menu this season in hues like plum and grey mixed with metallics (copper is hot!). If you prefer a modern scaled-down environment with a dash of natural beauty, Amenity may be exactly what you’re looking for. I especially like their new handbags with rattan handles. I really love fabric handbags with simple modern lines and oversized graphics, so this bag works for me. Nice and big for toting paperwork and looks great with jeans. Another perk, you can leave it on a chair in your home and it becomes an accent piece – it’s so pretty! What do you think? Love the bag? Or?

Amenity Fall Collection '06
(images from design public)

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Pressure Letterpress

August 29, 2006

Pressure Letterpress

Who can resist two-tone letterpress cards, made fresh to order from Pressure over at Etsy?

Why would one need to? :)

(images from pressure)

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Mini Pillows from Claire Nicolson

August 29, 2006

Mini Pillows from Claire Nicolson
We love Claire here at decor8, and since bowie recently posted about Claire’s new mini pillows, I figured I’d share them with all of you, too. Aren’t these total sweetness?

Speaking of sweetness, I am really into fabric appliques lately. Not little ones, I’m talking about big ones, sewn onto pillows, coats, handbags, a scarf. Here’s an example of something I love on etsy. What do you think?

related post: June 6, 2006

(images from claire nicolson)

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Neatly Organized with Boon

August 29, 2006

Neatly Organized with Boon
Hot off the press!

Keep your work papers cute and organized with lovely accordian files from Boon, sold at See Jane Work ($24), made from 100% pulp-free handmade paper produced in the Philippines. Proceeds support education and a local women’s shelter there. Cute stuff, good cause!

(images via see jane work)

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Creative Inspiration, Anyone?

August 29, 2006

Creative Inspiration, Anyone?
Looking for a little creative inspiration today? I’m a huge fan of home peeping, in fact, when I take night walks and and I spot open curtains, I feel no shame in casually glancing in. No, I don’t press my face to the glass, but I am a guilty peeping passerby. Same goes on the web. When I find images of work areas, homes, store tours, well… I get a little nuts. I know it explains why I’m hooked on Apartment Therapy, those “real people” home tours get me every single time.

Since I can’t suggest stalking your neighbors, I do suggest taking some online mini tours of spaces that I found to be quite swoonworthy. Let me know what you think, and by all means (please!) comment below if I’ve missed anything. I’m far too snoopy to want to miss out. :)

Lisa Congdon – Things in my House

Alicia Paulson’s Studio, via my pal Michelle at Creative Swoon

Apple Jack, who is moving to London soon, and posts yummy photos of homes from vintage magazines

Tour a fun workspace with Sabine Brandt (via Joy)

The lovely Miss Pompon always has delightful interiors to browse, she collects images from craft books for inspiration. She also manages a fun group, Beautiful Shops, on flickr.

Canadian flickr bug, Lori, is an interior designer/photographer with an amazing mid century/retro home. In fact, if you have time to burn, flip through all her photo sets for instant design gratification.

I heart little birds and her home set on flickr.

David’s creative santuary in Austin (via Apartment Therapy LA)

Peek in on Joy’s adorable work studio in Philly

Visit a perky craft room from wisecraft.

Gregory Han’s (aka Typefiend) rockin’ apartment (via Apartment Therapy)

Artdsgnr takes you on a tour of his Portland Apartment as well as his slight chair addiction.

Peep in on organized work areas for ideas and inspiration with flickr group, Pretty Organized.

And finally, Joey’s DIY loft in Boston, which happens to be in the same building as my clients, a couple I worked with last year on their amazing loft space. Joey’s loft will hit the market soon, if you’re interested….

Creative Inspiration, Anyone?
If you missed the recent decor8 reader spaces, visit Danielle in The Netherlands, Archana’s home in India, Courtney’s kitchen, and Jonathan’s retro room in California (more of his apartment photos here).

Oh, and a bit nonrelated (but who cares because you’ll like it), remember the Adler mobile I posted about yesterday? decor8 reader Gennine sent in photos of her DIY mobile, I think you will all really love it… See it on her blog, Gennine’s Art Blog.

If you have a home, work space, store, or room that you’d like to show off, just pop me an email. Hope these little mini tours help re-energize you, sprinkling you with lots of creative fairy dust for for the week. Have fun!

(images top: from little birds and bottom: from lisa congdon)

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