Unison is evolving, and we love it! They’ve taken some of their current pillow patterns, like the sweet Juniper print that everyone adores, and transformed in into placemats with matching napkins. Other patterns now act as tablecloths. Aren’t you loving this?
I really like that they’ve also put so much care into finding gorgeous, very modern Finnish ceramics sold in limited quantities. Great modern offerings for Spring, very stylish, don’t you think?
These Juniper print placemats are my favorites – lively, yet tame enough for those stream-lined lovin’ modernists out there.
(images from unison)
Say hello to my new pillows straight from Amsterdam. Thanks to Danielle over at the Style Files who blogged recently about Absoluut (that’s with two u’s and no vodka is involved), these retro babies belong to me. And no, I haven’t a clue where I’ll put them, but like most of my spontaneous web purchases, I’ll make it work. Don’t you love the texture of this fabric and the bold, bright graphics? Absoluut has many to select from, and for $25 each, you can’t afford not to find a few to perk up your space.
(images from absoluut)
I purchased this mini clothesline kit from Linea Carta last night on Etsy; I rather fancy the idea of clipping some of my favorite photos, cards, ticket stubs, etc. on it to display over my workspace. And yes, I know I could made this myself, but by the time I purchased the wire and got myself completely tangled in it, I could have supported Linea Carta – her kit is a mere $4.
I’m thinking of using mine as a bit of a rotating inspiration gallery… Linea Carta also offers beautiful prints and cards, so you can start collecting her art and build from there.
(images from linea carta)
I’d like to take a moment to welcome Jonathan Adler as a decor8 sponsor, I’m so happy to have his presence on my blog. I also want to point you over to his ad (right column), because if you click on it – happy things await!
Not only is Jonathan your 24 hour online pot dealer, but starting in just a matter of days on April 1st (I fool you not!), Club JA subscribers will have a chance to win a prize – 3 will be awarded each week between April 1 – 30, 2007. At the end of the month, some lucky winner will be awarded with a Giant Dora Maar Vase (valued at $550- USD). Winners will be randomly chosen from current active subscribers and will be notified via e-mail. But you can’t win if you don’t join the JA Club!
How do you join Club JA? Easy, child! Click here to learn more.
I always love to peek in on one of my favorite shopgirls, Peggy Lo, to see what she’s up to over at Figments. I was thrilled to see that she has my favorite roost vases on her site, I purchased one in her Providence location last year and keep it over my sink on the windowsill, it’s so delicate and beautiful, I really love it. I have the one shown on the bottom left and keep a single bloom in it always. Currently, I have a yellow tulip, see? If you’d like one for yourself, click here to purchase from Miss Peggy for only $18.50.
She’s also offering some gorgeous journals ($17 available here) and my favorite, colorful sarongs (on sale for $48). I don’t think I’ve worn one in years, but my husband gave me one in turquoise and white when we were dating, and it usually ends up on the sofa as a throw in the summer when the wool ones are stored away for the season. I just love the patterns that Peggy has below. And because they’re so lightweight, I think they are perfect for when you want something light and cool to cover with during those breezy summer nights. You can even use them as a summer tablecloth, remember — when it comes right down to it, it’s fabric. You don’t always have to use something for its intended purpose.
(images from figments)
Modern Art Everyday does just that – a giclee print a day (either paper or canvas) is produced and posted in this Etsy shop, designed at a home-based studio by a New Jersey based husband and wife team. Outside of the usual suspects, birds and trees, Modern Art Everyday gives you dozens of other designs to choose from, dogs to cats, deer to dahlias. If your walls look a little drab, add splashes of color and bold graphics with some affordable art while showing support to a small business owner. Good for you, good for them, good for us all. I love using art like this in an entry space. A bright green pear above a wooden bench or table, with a cute pair of green rubber boots on the floor for those April showers, a fun rug, and a few wall hooks like these, and you’ve just created a happy little welcoming spot on a budget.
(images from modern art everyday)