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Virginia Johnson *New* Online Store + Textiles

While some are out enjoying a beautiful summer day, I’m home working like a mad woman [insert poor whiney voice here], putting the finishing touches on a trend report for HGTV. While taking a mini break, I decided to check in on Virginia Johnson to see what she’s up to lately. Oh. My. Goodness. My day is made. You can now purchase all of her textiles online. I have to share! Isn’t this great? I’ve been trying to decide on the fabrics that I want to use for the Amy Butler gumdrop pillow that I plan to make in July, but now that I found all of Virginia’s textiles online (super easy to order), I’m going to jump in and just go for it. Aren’t these exuberant colors simply intoxicating?

(images from Virginia Johnson)

Posted in textiles on June 30, 2007

House Beautiful Colors of Summer

House Beautiful just posted one of the most helpful features I’ve seen on a magazine website in a very long time. Although they only show two rooms, the myriads of paint swatches that accompany them are gorgeous. They give you the name of the paint manufacturer and color name and number. I’d love to see them expand this feature on their site, and to see more magazines do this on their websites, too. It’s so helpful when magazines tell us the exact paint color they’ve used in a room. Something I also love about Domino magazine. Hats off to House Beautiful for their Colors of Summer. I love it and had to share… Now *this* is helpful.

(images from house beautiful magazine)

Posted in Color Inspiration on June 30, 2007

Michelle Caplan’s Great Big Sale (ends July 3)

psst… If you happen to be online reading this right now, peek in on Michelle’s great big blog sale, happening only through July 3rd. I love these guys below, they’d be so perfect in a cottage by the sea with walls the color of vintage green maps. Great work, Michelle!

(images from michelle caplan)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, reader discounts on June 30, 2007

Foundling + Daughter of Luxury

I’m having so much fun with my new etsy widget (see left column) because I really enjoy showing you all the artists on etsy that I’m following and hope that you like watching the “etsy ticker” too. I rarely talk about jewelry on this blog, but after finding these two sellers recently, I can’t hold back from telling you about them because they are beyond beautiful. Please visit them, they are exquisite finds.

This is Foundling.

And here’s the work of Daughter of Luxury.

Enjoy!

(images from foundling and daughter of luxury.)

Posted in etsy, fashion + accessories on June 29, 2007

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