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How To Display Artwork

Domino posted a fantastic guide on displaying artwork, you must check it out. It answers so many questions, and the presentation is stunning, motivating, but above all, so helpful! Here’s a sneak peak below, but you’ll need to read their tips and see more images right here.

(images from domino)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, diy, tips on April 16, 2007

Nore more old skoll blogging…

Blog enhancements: Update! First on my to do list was to convert this blog over from the old blogger to the new one. I can’t believe I finally did it, I’m thrilled with the results for many reasons, mostly technical ones that I won’t bore you with here. I must announce one major enhancement that will make your life much easier when you visit decor8 going forward. Posts will contain labels, located at the bottom of each entry. This excites me because I’ve always wanted my readers to be able to click on a label, i.e. “Wallpaper” and instantly view all of my posts on wallpaper.


Although this means that I need to manually label over 2,000 blog posts, I tackled 350 of them last night and will work on the rest over the next week. My goal is to have everything labeled by Friday, so I’m thinking it will take me around 20-30 hours. But it’s worth it because I want decor8 to be a great design resource for you — you should be able to find what you are looking for with ease. Currently, posts roll into archives and the blogger search (above my banner to the left) pulls everything I’ve ever posted that contains the word that you’re searching for. Not good. Most of the time, it doesn’t bother to pull everything or it pulls so many irrelevant posts that it’s quite frustrating.

I’m also working on a new link or button (not sure where it will go yet) that will bring you to page where I’ll have all of my labels organized there by category. Home tours, Store tours, Wallpaper, Lighting, Chairs, Sofa, Furniture (in general), Prints, Art, Kids, Decals, Cities, etc. This will be helpful for when you are looking for a light fixture to install in your dining room, you can click on lighting and scan through all the posts there for resources and inspiration.

I hope that you enjoy these new features.

(image above from nao, a flickr girl that I’ve been following for awhile now, she’s amazing.)

Posted in uncategorized on April 16, 2007

Emma Jeff Window Decals from Surface Material Design

Emma Jeffs recently wrote to me to share her latest window decals with decor8 readers. I think they’re quite pretty, as well as a clever, modern solution for allowing in the light while still maintaining a level of privacy (from the outside, a passerby can only see a diffused shape if an internal light is on). Application is fairly painless, it’s easy to clean, and I love all the geometric patterns that she creates, like the clover, delphi, otto, and orba (shown).


If you’d like to order from Emma, simply visit her website, she’ll be happy to help you out. In the US, you can order many of these online via 2Jane.

Thanks, Emma!

(images from emma jeffs)

Posted in textiles, walls on April 16, 2007

Reader Q: Can you review the fainting sofa?

decor8 reader Sarah wrote in requesting help. I have zero experience with this sofa so I’m hoping someone out there can help her out. :)


Sarah writes, “I know that you blogged about Urban Outfitter’s fainting sofa a while back. I’ve been in love with it ever since, especially now that it just came out in 2 new colors. I’ve scoured the internet, looking for someone who actually owns it, and can tell me how comfortable it is, but I just can’t seem to find anyone, and they don’t have the sofa at any of the stores in my area. I really want the couch, but I don’t want to buy something that could potentially be uncomfortable. Do you think you could send a shout out on your blog for someone to give a review of the couch? If that’s not something you’d like to use your blog space for, that’s fine. I was just wondering if you’d be willing.” – Sarah

Can you help Sarah?

(images from urban outfitters)

Posted in furniture, reader questions on April 16, 2007

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