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September 2006

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Amy Ruppel + Amy Bengtson: Handmade Jewelry

September 13, 2006

Amy Ruppel + Amy Bengtson: Handmade Jewelry
Thanks to Holly’s Plate, I found out about Amy’s art sale online and was able to purchase my new friend, heli-nest, just in time before everything sold out (top left). I’m so excited to have a little Amy art, it’s so sweet! In addition to her art, did you know that she’s collaborated with another talented Amy, Amy Bengtson, to produce these limited edition rosewood necklaces, Egg and Nest? I absolutely adore these, and although I don’t post much about jewelry on decor8, I couldn’t resist… These necklaces are selling out fast, so don’t miss out!

Details: Rosewood inlaid with mother of pearl, sterling silver. ($95)

(images from amy ruppel and amy bengtson)

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Whimsy Press – Creepy Cool!

September 13, 2006

Whimsy Press - Creepy Cool!
A big thanks to Donna from Whimsy Press for sending along a few images of their fresh new creepy designs. Modern Garde, Femme Fatale, Dude Wrap… Now you can gift all the characters in your life with wrapping paper that best suits their personality. Are you pals with a Jeffrey or Alison type (from Project Runway)? Try that fun skull wrap for him, the pink for her. Have a present for your 8-year-old nephew? That buggy pattern (below) will fit him nicely. Whimsy Press has such playful patterns, it’s fun to spot something so unique for a change, as well as wrapping paper that you can actually give to a guy without them looking at you like, “yeah, right”. Thanks again Donna for sending these our way. We love ’em!

Whimsy Press - Creepy Cool!
(images from whimsy press)

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Elsewares: Calendars and Plates to Love!

September 13, 2006

Elsewares: Calendars and Plates to Love!
On the hunt for a striking 2007 wall calendar? Try this one by Washington-based artist Nikki McClure featuring images of every day life with a powerful word that inspires action on each page. Known for her intricate and beautiful paper cuts, her works are known for depicting the virtues of hard labor and patience. In addition to her calendar, you can shop for her cards and tees here. Also on my list of favorites, these new melamine plates from Working Class Studio.

Elsewares: Calendars and Plates to Love!
(images from elsewares)

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Crate + Barrel Calling!

September 13, 2006

Crate + Barrel Calling!
I give the petrie sofa from Crate + Barrel four stars! It’s their latest sofa and I think it’s just great. As seen above, you can mix it with a few eye poppin’ hues or go with a more organic neutral palette – both work well. More c+b goodies on my list: the zak table lamp, the warm glow of the birch candles (seriously calls for hot cocoa and cuddles beneath a cashmere blanket!), the cleo lamp with the sculptural mid-century vibe, and a super chunky boka table lamp that’s available in lime, persimmon, or yellow – it surely adds an upbeat feel to any space.

Crate + Barrel Calling!Psst: Did you see the mini Cuisinart wine cellar? It fits on your kitchen countertop and holds up to eleven bottles of wine – ah, magnificent! Vino, vino!

Crate + Barrel Calling!
(images from crate + barrel)

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Anthropologie – Current Faves

September 13, 2006

Anthropologie - Current Faves
Fresh new finds on the menu today from Anthropologie! Whether it’s a chatty little cockatiel or some nouveau knobs, a few needlepoint or birdie pillows, sweet scrollwork napkins in bright ochre twill, honey sweet goblets, charming tea towels, a faux bois twig easel for photos, a clearly brilliant edison lamp, a set of coniferous curtains for outdoorsy chic, or an array of floor rugs in bold lovely patterns… You are sure to find a few of your favorite things this season at Anthropologie Home.

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Anthropologie - Current Faves

(images from anthropologie)

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