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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….


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)

Posted in uncategorized on August 29, 2006

coffee + cre8tive {aug 29 ’06}


Back in July when I interviewed Lisa Congdon, the fabulous artist and blogger behind A Bird in the Hand, she revealed that a new website was in the works… Updates, everyone, updates! Her website is up, and starting September 11th, a web store to boot. Yippee!

(images from lisa congdon)

Posted in uncategorized on August 29, 2006

NEW Nashville Links!


Heading off to Nashville? Better grab those links!

decor8 reader Camille from Nashville, TN thought we needed to add Nashville to our shopping list (located in the right column), so I spent some time over the weekend adding Nashville shopping links from Miss Camille.

Have I missed any stores that you’d care to share? I’ve never visited Nashville, so I’m leaving this up to you guys!

Oh and thanks, Camille!

(image from the nashville chamber of commerce)

Posted in uncategorized on August 28, 2006

Thanks Detroit Free Press!


Hey, a little blog love! I was happy to see decor8 featured today in the Detroit Free Press, thank you for spotlighting decor8 in Technology’s Picks And Clicks section. You can read the mention here, if you’d like.

(image from detroit free press)

Posted in uncategorized on August 28, 2006

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