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2006

Shopping + Products

Anthropologie Winter Wonderland

November 21, 2006

Anthropologie Winter Wonderland
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.

Anthropologie Winter Wonderland
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?

Anthropologie Winter Wonderland
(yummy images from anthropologie. click on them for cuteness in huge view.)






Arts + Crafts, Inspiration

coffee + cre8tive {nov 21 ’06}

November 21, 2006

coffee + cre8tive {nov 21 '06}
I’m really enjoying artist Margaux Williamson lately, her new works appeal to me on so many levels. Despite being so young (I think she is 29 or 30 now), her works show real depth and maturity, and although quite melancholic, there’s a glimmer of hope in each of her captivating stories on canvas. To me, they hold a lot of mystery, almost a feeling of being trapped at first, but upon careful inspection, the story each tells seems to contain a secret, enlightment perhaps, as if finding the the key to free yourself is entirely up to you. Much like life itself, isn’t it?

Today I am inspired by Margaux. What about you? What have you seen lately that inspires you?

(images from margaux williamson)






Rooms

Unsold Forum – Delightful Decals!

November 20, 2006

Unsold Forum - Delightful Decals!I love these Skugflorra decals (aka a fun mini DIY art project) from graphic designer Ingrid Unsold of Unsold Forum. These super stickies can be applied to walls, mirrors, tile, windows, your fridge, glass shower doors, etc. Currently available in black, however custom colors and sizes are available upon request. You can order them from Launch Design Partner in case you’re interested in jazzing up your space. Perfect for renters – just peel ’em off when your lease is up!

(images from unsold forum)






Round-ups

2007 Calendar Round Up!

November 20, 2006

2007 Calendar Round Up!Here’s a fun post I’ve pulled together for us today of a few calendars for ’07 that I think you’ll really like. It’s a great time to purchase one (or to give to a friend), but act fast as many are selling out as I type this. If you have any to add to this list, please comment below so we can check ’em out! Okay, so let’s get started (these are in no particular order, they just spilled out of my brain this way.)

I recently discovered Boston’s own Jennifer Hill (thanks for writing to me Jennifer!) and simply love her perky prints. Clean bold calendars are available for both the desk ($15) or wall ($30). I own the one for the desk and can’t wait to use it in ’07! Her collection is called ‘Places I’ve Never Been’ and is based on how she interprets various destinations into illustrative form using shape, color, and pattern, all of places she’d not yet visited. Her papergoods collection includes fine art prints and cards, too. (thanks for the tip, Jennifer!) Shop online here. You can also purchase the desk calendar on Jennifer’s new Etsy shop.

2007 Calendar Round Up!A super cutie – the Little Tree Press letterpress desk calendar with an extra deep impression for letterpress goodness. Comes with a silver holder. Sold at Broadway Paper for $30.

2007 Calendar Round Up!
Jill Bliss Farmlife Calendar $16 (VIA: Happy Mundane – You rock, Jon!) If you’re a Bliss fan, check out this great interview on Fred Flare.

2007 Calendar Round Up!
Nostalgia awaits with the Little Golden Books calendar, another Fred Flare find for $14. Fred says they are sold out, but you can always google it to find it elsewhere (ebay, perhaps?) or contact Fred and friends to see if they plan to re-stock. Ya never know…

2007 Calendar Round Up!I love the latest creation from Good On Paper, the Save The Date calendar featuring two months per page of assorted designs. So pretty! $20.

2007 Calendar Round Up!Of course, we can’t forget the lovely Lotta Jansdotter. A blue calendar towel $18 (swoon!) or a standard paper monthly with 6 designs $18.

2007 Calendar Round Up!These calendars are from D-Bros in Japan, which can be located at Zozotown or the Hara Museum Shop in Japan (who sells and ships them abroad.) These are so unique and fun, they had to be from Japan. VIA: Oh Joy!

2007 Calendar Round Up!
Snow + Graham desk calendar from our friends over at See Jane Work $18. Letterpress love – great patterns!

2007 Calendar Round Up!
Port to Port limited edition letterpress printed calendar. Delish. Even though I heard they sold out as soon as they hit her etsy store, I enjoyed the images so much that I wanted to post them anyway. VIA: Oh Joy!

2007 Calendar Round Up!The Time Is Now calendar from Nikki McClure, from Buy Olympia. Bold and detailed, great wall candy for $16.

2007 Calendar Round Up!More letterpress to love, this time from etsy seller ILee. ILee also has a website if you’d like to check it out. Hurry – limited selection! $17.

2007 Calendar Round Up!
This owl calendar from Tennis Anyone? in Chicago is a real hoot. When 2007 is complete, you can trim this letterpress calendar, keeping the cherished owl as art! Only 5 in stock, so get flyin’! $12.

2007 Calendar Round Up!
Wonderful whimsical calendar from Little Otsu and artist Jennie Smith from Cut + Paste. Could this be prettier? $11.

2007 Calendar Round Up!
The talented Diana Fayt from San Francisco has a gorgeous calendar available via her online store for only $28 – it can definitely double as art – super pretty and has a definite Japanese/Scandinavian vibe going on. At least I think so…

2007 Calendar Round Up!And of course, we can’t forget Camilla Engman for 2007 and her lovely 2007 Calendar Round Up!
Did I miss anyone?

(top image from port to port. all others from artists mentioned above.)






Arts + Crafts, Etsy Faves, Rooms

Limescreen (etsy score!)

November 20, 2006

Limescreen (etsy score!)I really like this silkscreened poster from Limescreen, the clean graphics, very few colors, it has a great seasonal look to it, don’t you think? And for $23, I think it would look really great if you have it framed and then mix it into the art in your home for fresh modern twist. Each poster is signed and numbered by the artist, Maarit from Finland. Only 3 left in stock, hurry!

(images from limescreen)






Rooms

Dinner-Ware (Napkin Rings + Things!)

November 20, 2006

Dinner-Ware (Napkin Rings + Things!)

These porcelain napkin rings from dinner-ware are exactly what I’ve been looking for to dress up my table yet still keeping things somewhat casual for the day-to-day. How about you? These are available in six styles (mod dot, sunburst, flowers, alphabet, star flowers, pinwheel) and look good either as a set or if you choose, you can mix and match ’em. I love these birch cork coasters, too.

Dinner-Ware (Napkin Rings + Things!)

(images from dinner-ware)






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