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Susy Jack Stationery

The moment Irene from Bloesem blogged about Susy Jack, I had to purchase some of her modern journals because I carry notebooks on me at all times and of course, they have to be pretty, but also lightweight. My order arrived today (super fast shipping), so I thought I’d show them to you.

Fantastic quality, and the colors are very cheery and contemporary. I love yellow and blue, so the items above suit me perfectly. Susy even took the time to write a very sweet card expressing her thanks for my order, another reason why I value shopping indie – the personal touch is priceless.

So if you are looking for beautiful, affordable stationery shop Susy Jack. From first hand experience, it’s a great find! Thank you Irene for the tip.

(images from me + also susy jack)

Posted in etsy, stationery on July 30, 2007

Artful Blogging *New* Blog Magazine – Get Involved!

I found out about a new magazine called Artful Blogging a few months back when they were working on the first issue, but now that it’s on newsstands, I have to write about it. :) Published quarterly, this issue is packed with artists and their blogs, including articles written by each blogger that cover everything from getting started to what inspires them and how they use their blog to promote their work.
The magazine is really inspiring, beautiful to look at, informative, and to see a magazine devoted to this topic is a dream come true – bloggers are being recognized for their hard work and this in itself is very exciting. When I started decor8, few publishers cared about them and pitching a story idea about blogging to a magazine was a joke. How things have changed! Next, we need a quarterly magazine dedicated to design blogs. Imagine that. I’d be over the moon.

I was so excited to see Alicia Paulson, la vie en rose, Claudine Hellmuth, juju loves polkadots, Artsy Mama, Anahata Katkin, Self Portrait Challenge, and Posy in the issue, ladies who have all inspired me in one way or another, but there are many other amazing artists out there that deserve to be featured, so if you are an artist or crafter, get involved! Here’s how.

Artful Blogging magazine, published quarterly by Somerset Studio, lists a few requirements on how to pitch your blog to them. They’ll consider all entries so you really have nothing to lose.

1.) Your blog must be online for at least 6 months
2.) You must be able to provide high res images of your artwork and photographs that you post in your blog to accompany the article.
3.) You’ll need to write the actual article if you are selected.
4.) The preferred photo specs are 300 dpi with a print size of 8×10″.

Their editorial committee will review all submissions and make selections based upon article content and the quality of images that you can provide. Email all inquires to the Managing Editor, including the URL of your blog and a brief summary of the article you would like to write. Please not send photos unless they are requested.Managing Editor: Staci Dumoski: sdumoski AT stampington.com

Go for it! And if you aren’t an artist who blogs, pick up a copy of the magazine anyway because you will love the articles and imagery, and I’m certain you’ll find it very exciting to see some of your favorite blogs in print. Buy your issue online for $14.95 right here.

Posted in Arts + Crafts, blogs on July 30, 2007

Design Milk Blogger Launches Vitamin D(esign)

I’d like to congratulate design blogger Jaime Derringer from Design Milk who just launched a new online design shop with her husband Jordan called Vitamin D(esign). Love the name Jaime!


If you like sales, now through August 5th you can take 10% all orders over $100 USD. Use coupon code GRANDOPEN10 upon checkout. Many congrats Jaime and Jordan, I wish you much success on your new business.

(images from vitamin design)

Posted in blogs on July 30, 2007

Orla Kiely Sample Sale (NYC Only)

Showroom Seven in New York is having a sample sale on Orla Kiely (past stock and samples only) merchandise from 9am – 7pm everyday, starting today (7/30), ending Saturday, August 4th. Massive reductions!


The showroom is located at 446 Broadway (between Grand and Howard) on the 5th floor. Please contact Showroom Seven if you have any questions at 212 643 4910 or gail AT showroomseven.com. I hope some NY bloggers hit the sale and give us the scoop because I’d love to see what they find, imagine the goodies and how inexpensive they must be?

(images from orla kiely)

Posted in reader discounts, shopping, travel on July 30, 2007

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