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April 2007

Arts + Crafts, Rooms

Camilla Engman + Port2Port Press = Limited Edition Prints!

April 2, 2007

Camilla Engman + Port2Port Press joined forces to create the Spring Prints Set, two limited edition prints (only 150 created) merging Swedish & English, featuring Camilla’s illustrations and Meg’s antique wood type. Each set is numbered and packed in a glassine bag, available here for only $16. I just purchased mine, now it’s your turn!

Camilla Engman + Port2Port Press = Limited Edition Prints!
Thanks Mav for the tip! :)

(images from port2port press)






Arts + Crafts, Travel

Bailey Saliwanchik @ Three Graces Gallery

April 2, 2007

I love spending time at the coast, and this weekend was particularly beautiful and relaxing – sunny, warm, the perfect weather for strolling one of my favorite coastal New England towns, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. While there, I had to stop by the Three Graces Gallery, owned by New Hampshire artist Kim Ferreira, and once again, I was pleasantly surprised by the art on display. Kim always has the best work, and this visit left me so inspired, I had to share.

Bailey Saliwanchik @ Three Graces Gallery‘Memory of Conversations’ is the current exhibit at Three Graces, combining the works of Maine artist Bailey Saliwanchik and Rhode Island artist Alexandra Mathis.

Although Ms. Mathis displays great strength and talent in her oversized mixed media works on canvas (stunning), it was Saliwanchik’s work, gorgeous girls in full, vibrant color, that captivated me (shown above and below), plus I could picture it in my own space. If I had a home with higher ceilings, I would consider Mathis’ work as well, I really loved how she incorporated graphite, dye, and fabric on canvas — gorgeous.

Bailey Saliwanchik @ Three Graces Gallery
Soon to relocate to Brooklyn, New York, Bailey Salivanchik is one to watch. The moment I laid eyes on her work, I had this feeling… Like she is bound to go places very, very soon. Read her bio here, and if you’re interested in her work, contact Kim Ferreira directly at the Three Graces (show runs only until April 5th, so hurry!). If you’d like to order her prints, visit DeviantART online.

Bailey Saliwanchik @ Three Graces GalleryAnd… If you ever find yourself in charming Portsmouth, stop by Three Graces Gallery at 105 Market Street – great gallery, gorgeous work, a breathe of fresh air for sure!

(images from bailey saliwanchik)






Shopping + Products

Trina Turk – Inspiration from Fashion

April 2, 2007

Trina Turk has attitude. I love browsing her collections for inspiration, each season brings stronger, more beautiful prints and fabrics than the last.

Trina Turk - Inspiration from Fashion
Interior design trends are constantly evolving, strongly influenced by both the fashion industry and the art world, so enjoy color and pattern in whatever form it takes – a dress can inspire the color palette of your living room, a pattern on a scarf can lead you to painting that same pattern on your wall. Let your imagination roam freely. It’s no longer sticking to the straight and narrow that matters, it’s about pulling together a home full of character inspired straight from your book of life.

Spring 2007 – Vibrant pastels are strong this season for interiors, too.

Trina Turk - Inspiration from FashionTrina Turk - Inspiration from Fashion
Summer 2007 – Deep blue paired with lighter tones, along with white, and egg yolk yellow as an accent, are popular trends for summer fashion but also for interiors. Bold, graphic patterns make cheerful additions to the home. Watch for large geometric prints in chocolate paired with white, too.

Trina Turk - Inspiration from FashionTrina Turk - Inspiration from Fashion
Can’t you just imagine some of these looks as a room?

(images from trina turk)






Stationery

Cecily Ink (+ Free Shipping for a Limited Time)

April 2, 2007

Like most of us, Cecily Ink founder Alex Wijnen is obsessed with paper. Only her obsession turned into a business and now her brain is on creating the perfect letterpressed papers 24/7. But that’s okay with us, because we love letterpress, and we love Cecily Ink even more because of her bold, creative style, color combinations, and seriously fun style.

Cecily Ink (+ Free Shipping for a Limited Time)
In addition to cards, Cecily Ink also has a clever little office organizer for cards, the Fresh Style Card File, that’s as functional as it is decorative and makes a nice gift, too. It’s a small file box with 12 cards/envelopes, and each card is filed in its own category, thank you, sentiments (sorry, get well, with love, miss you), etc..

Cecily Ink (+ Free Shipping for a Limited Time)
Oh, and did I mention free shipping? For a limited time, meaning whenever Alex decides to end the promotion, you can receive free shipping on your order (shipped within the USA). Enter shipme at checkout.

A huge thanks to decor8 reader Amy Smith from Goosey Press for the tip! Check out Goosey Press for the best black + white silhouette wrapping paper and gift tags ever.

(images from cecily ink)






Arts + Crafts, Etsy Faves, Rooms

Happy April!

April 1, 2007

I had to jump on the blog this morning to wish everyone a Happy April! Have a great day, beware of the April Fool’s pranksters, and I’ll see you tomorrow. Until then, Kirin & Co, the online etsy shop of Aussie designer Lara Cameron, added some fresh new prints to her shop, so enjoy!

Happy April!

(images from lara cameron)






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