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Layla (Brooklyn, NY)

Have I been living beneath a rock, because I missed this place along my travels, and not to sound snobby, but as any shopaholic knows, we cover our territory (regional). Layla is amazing, and I discovered it today thanks to Domino online.


I did a little research and found out that owner, Alayne Patrick, plays curator in this vibrant Indian boutique and from these images, she blends both modern and traditional Indian patterns and prints that dazzle. In addition to bedding and clothing, she also carries a selection of both new and antique jewelry. Has anyone shopped Layla? What’s it like (price, quality, selection)? Where in Brooklyn is it? And lastly, is there a website because I’m not finding a link anywhere…

Aren’t these colors inspiring though?

(images from domino)

Posted in Shop Tours, travel on April 27, 2007

Jonathan Adler *New* Melamine + Pillows

Oh goody! Love these… Jonathan Adler has new pillows out for Spring/Summer and some terrific melamine goodies, inspired by peacock feathers and origami. Did you catch them yet?


The big sur silk screened canvas pillows are my faves, so beachy and mod. And with most of the melamine priced around $10-30, you have to pick up some for your patio parties, it’s so perky — poolside panache (or in my case, tiny patio panache!).

(images from jonathan adler. yes, he’s a decor8 sponsor but i wrote about him for a year before that happened, so i’m not planning on pretending he doesn’t exist anymore. besides, he’s not paying me to talk about him. he has better ways to spend his heaps of cash, and it’s not on me.)

Posted in kitchen, textiles, trends on April 27, 2007

Amy Butler *New* Nigella Collection + 6 patterns

Amy Butler recently notified her fans that she’s soon to launch her premiere home decor collection with Rowan Fabrics called Nigella, named after one of her favorite antique flowers. The patterns are of exotic florals (huge trend right now), “This grouping makes an exotic, Neo Victorian statement. Floral designs collide with feminine romantic flourishes to create a collection of fresh “heirloom” prints with a modern twist!” says Amy.


The Nigella collection (shown below) is 54″ wide and printed on 100% cotton sateen, and uses lots of green, olive, salmon pink, pale pink, blue, khaki, and turquoise. She also released 6 new sewing patterns: frenchy bags, blue sky hats, barcelona skirts, stash & dash bags, gum drop pillows, and feather your nest. I have to get my hands on the gum drop pillow pattern, I want to make them. Aren’t they sweet?


Thanks Amy for the update!

(images from amy butler)

Posted in inspiration, textiles on April 27, 2007

PataPri *New* Collection

A big thanks to Yuko in Chicago, a transplant from Tokyo, for writing in about her new kitchen towel collection under the name PataPri. Yuko designs and silk screens these herself, and I’m already thinking of a 1,000 ways to use a kitchen towel because the perky patterns and colors are terrific.

Thanks for the tip, Yuko! :)

(images from patapri)

Posted in etsy, kitchen on April 27, 2007

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