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March 2007

Objects

Mecox Gardens

March 6, 2007

Oh-la-la Mecox Gardens. Their flagship emporium is located in Southampton, NY, but they have stores scattered throughout the United States, so if there’s one if your area, try to take a trip to your local Mecox and bring a friend that won’t allow you to over spend. You’ll need someone who can keep you in control when you see their furnishings and accessories. Located in in Southhampton and East Hampton, NYC, Palm Beach, LA, Chicago, and Dallas, all I can say is that if they ever move to Boston, my bank account is in serious trouble. There’s nothing on their website that I wouldn’t own, and this truly scares me.

I especially love this chair that Style Court found for under $500. It would make the perfect chair for the living room writing desk, wouldn’t it?

Mecox GardensOh, and this bedroom. I love how they used green apple as an accent. Wow.

Mecox GardensA bookcase that I want… Badly.

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Bloggers

New Blogs On The Block

March 6, 2007

I’ve had a lot of really nice bloggers write in over the past few months, or readers writing in about their favorite blogs, to share a bit of their world with me. I appreciate this, and am flattered my these emails, so thank you. As a way to show my gratitude, here’s a mini blog round-up, from my inbox to you! I’m thrilled to see the world of blogging grow, it’s so exciting.

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In looking at these blogs, as well as so many others, I’m especially interested in those that specialize in something special, like the wedding bloggers, the mid century modern lovers, the stationery blogs, etc. Readers always write to me asking about blogs and how to get started, and I’m quick to reply that more blogs are needed that focus on a particular subject matter, one that the blogger is experienced in and passionate about, those are really needed. Maybe you’re a graphic designer and you want to blog about what inspires your work, how you create images, etc. Or perhaps you love letterpress and own one, and you love to create beautiful cards…. Maybe you can blog about this along with a few mini tutorials and images that walk the rest of us through the process.

If you want to start a blog and wonder what you will talk about, think about what it is you know. Think of what your friends tend to ask you about the most. Think about what you would like to say to a whole new world of readers that will flock to your site to read your words.

Do you realize how helpful a blog about entertaining is, or a blog about writing song lyrics, crochet, pulling together a room, an outfit, or a blog that helps someone learn about opera music or the art of quilting. Whatever it is you consider yourself a smarty pants at is what you should blog about. Have a voice, stand up, show your skills – blog! :)

And welcome to all the bloggers above, you make the world a better place, you can believe that for sure!






Etsy Faves, Stationery

Sub-Studio Store

March 6, 2007

Sub-Studio Store was a delight to stumble upon over the weekend while shopping Etsy. Their cards are great. I wish I had known about them when I posted Beachy Keen because some of their cards would look so cute framed, perfect to put in a room with the whole ocean vibe going on. Here’s a few of my favorites, check out Sub-Studio for yourself to find your own faves… Puts me in the mood for summer, and as the snow falls here in New England and the temps drop to the low 20’s, I need all the sting ray and seahorse patterns I can get!

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(images from sub-studio store)






Objects, Rooms

OM home *New* Products

March 5, 2007

OM home recently launched some new designs at the IDS in Toronto. Seems they were a huge hit, so Oorbee wanted to send over some images to show decor8 readers. The Tolly pillows are $70CAD, Tolly Placemats are $25CAD and the matching napkins are $25CAD. Thank you Oorbee for writing to me! I love the serene color combinations and patterns, gorgeous work.

Tolly Pillow in Lime Green and New Market Pillow in Bachelor Blue
OM home *New* ProductsTolly Pillow in Walnut and Lime Green
OM home *New* ProductsOorbee at her IDS booth
OM home *New* ProductsTolly Pillows in Avocado and Almond
OM home *New* ProductsTolly Napkin in Avocado, Tolly Placemat in Walnut

OM home *New* Products
(images from om home)






Objects

Licht op Textiel (Netherlands)

March 5, 2007

For those of you who can read Dutch fluently, I fully apologize for any damage to your beautiful language in this post. However, I found out about this great project, Licht op Textiel, held recently in Den Hague, Netherlands where a bunch of artists grouped together to design and construct beautiful, unique table lamps and I had to talk about it.

Licht op Textiel (Netherlands)
I’m not sure how accurate my story is because I have a hard time understanding Dutch, but from what I read, it appears as though these lamps are now part of a small show traveling around the Netherlands, recently on exhibit at De Krabbedans in Eindhoven. Seems these lamps are for sale, and once all the shows end, the owners can pick them up. You can reserve the one you’d like to purchase for $100,- Euro, and then once all the shows wrap up, you can purchase the lamp for $250,- Euro. (If Irene and Danielle read this, can you please look over the website for me and let me know if I have this straight… Feel free to comment below.) Learn about all of the lamps here, in Dutch.

Licht op Textiel (Netherlands)The project looks so amazing to me, it inspired me because I love the thought of people coming together, all ages and levels of skill, to create something they are passionate about in a workshop environment. Imagine the creative energy in the room, the ideas that bounce from one mind to the next, the conversations, this idea excites me so much. I’m fascinated by the designs that I see here to, and the overall concept, that the lighting is now on tour and available for sale, it’s all very organic and so unique to me. I don’t know much more about the project, but if you are interested, I’m sure you can write to boom.boom {at} casema {dot} nl, as most Dutch I met while in the Netherlands speak a good amount of English. Aren’t these images great?

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(images from Licht op Textiel)






Arts + Crafts, Etsy Faves

Dead Bird Art

March 5, 2007

I found Dead Bird Art on MySpace (of all places!) and then noticed she was also an Etsy seller, so I thought I’d show you some of her work in case you’ve not heard of her. The one-of-a-kind wall hangings are especially pretty, and very affordable. I also love this birdie paperweight!

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(images from dead bird art)






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