Mia from Fred Flare would like decor8 readers to know about some fun shopping events in Brooklyn, starting this Friday. Here’s some info straight from Mia to you:
WHAT: fredflare.com’s Weekend Winter Wonderland shopping events
WHEN: every Saturday and Sunday from November 25 – December 24, 11-5
(*we are also open Black Friday, November 24th 11-5 AND on Xmas Eve, December 24th, 11-5)
WHERE: 175 North 10th Street, in Williamsburg, between Bedford Avenue and Driggs Avenue only 3 blocks north of the Bedford stop on the L train.
WHY: because this is the only time of the year to get this up close and personal with Fred! That’s right, this means you will now have the chance to peruse our genius gift ideas and actually try on our adorable clothes and accessories in person! Finally, a chance to not only look at, but touch and feel, the beauty of fredflare.com’s inventive inventory!
Thanks Mia for keeping decor8 readers in the know. So if you’re in Brooklyn between 11/24 and 12/24, don’t forget to hang with the flares on the weekends!
(image from mia at fred flare)
Oooooo look what Danielle from the Style Files wrote about today – Mrs.Me and their new ‘Falcon and the Swan’ collection. The moment I shared it with my husband, he said he wanted to outfit our entire bedroom this way. Hmmm. Perhaps this could be a great solution for couples that cannot decide on how to decorate the bedroom. It’s either too girly or too masculine these days, but Mrs.Me seems to appeal equally to both sexes. I’m thrilled my husband is in step with this, perhaps I can jump on his request before he changes his mind? Now I just have to figure out how and where to order it since it seems to only be sold in Holland right now. I’ll email them and if I hear back some good news regarding US stores that carry them, I’ll update this post, deal?
(images from mrs.me)
I don’t think anyone has blogged about Vancouver-based Rollout yet except for monminiblogamoi, which amazes me because these guys have been around for awhile and have whipped out some pretty darn good stuff. Great to bookmark this one for your next design project! My favorite is the wallpaper shown above, with it’s swirly sea fans and fish, really nice to see the ocean presented this way – so soft and feminine. I love it.
In case you’ve missed these magical photos while cruising Anthropologie… Allow me to show you a few of my favorite things. And don’t miss their x-tra helpful gift giving guide, suitable for every season for everyone – from the girl who has it all to your globetrotter or foodie pals. It’s also where you’ll find everything shown in the photos below. Just click on Among Friends.
Not sure if you still have Orla fever, but I’m still obsessed by her designs and I’m in absolute love with this laptop bag, but it’s nearly $400 buckaroos. Then again, guys are scooping up gaming systems that cost more… Maybe I should just fork out the cash because no one can underestimate the power of a power tote, right? Oh and look at these crochet candle holders, will ya? Little candles with sweaters – could things get more cozy?
Curiosity killed the… Oh, nevermind. The only thing soon to be slaughtered is my credit card because The Curiosity Shoppe flat out rocks it like your momma. You’ll find (and adore!) everything but the kitchen sink here, vintage inspired aprons in perkys prints, porcelain faux bois vases, ceramic bird sculptures, and for the total princess – a large antique crown. They even stock some fun stuff to use for your turkey stuff, like these Deadly Squire ovenmits. So cute! You can also shop for paper products, I’m rather fond of the tree card set from Gwen Frostic myself. Kate Lydon’s silkscreened journals are quite sweet, as are her spider and snail cross stitch kits for your DIY pleasure. Those would be great to create and add to your walls.
Looking for a steal of a deal for a friend? Pick up this retro repro $10 jar for the cookie monster in your life. Oh, and if you want some shelves that add a bit more visual interest than the common IKEA ones, try the creepy cute mushroom shelves. (I really love these, especially since the real deal is everywhere here in the forest near our sublet here in Germany.)
(psst: These store owners also maintain a fab blog, Smarts and Crafts. Don’t miss it!)
VIA: Daily Candy Deals, which arrived in my inbox today flaunting a 25% OFF discount to this amazing store. If you are a DC subscriber, check your email!
(images from curiosity shoppe)