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Etsy Art in Rotterdam

More etsy art walls from readers! This is fun! Next up is reader Nike from Rotterdam. “I live in Rotterdam and I’ve been reading your blog for sometime and I enjoy my visit. Thanks for all your effort, it’s really nice to see beautiful things everyday. In one hand, your post are sometime so inspiring, but the other hand, I’m addicted to prints and fabrics nowadays. *thanks ;)* Anyway, I’m sending you some picture of prints that I purchased from Etsy. There are more pics on my website of our apartment if you feel like checking it. (Tour entire apartment here).” -Nike.

I love that it’s all on a shelf, you can totally rotate this collection as your preferences change. Perfect!

Psst: You HAVE to view the DIY project in her craft folder online, it’s a magnetic wall of Europe. It’s THE BEST.

Great space, Nike!

(images from nike)

Posted in inspiration, small business on August 29, 2007

RawXclusive – Interior Accessories

Rebecca Winter wrote in about RawXclusive, a company she not only founded, but designs for as well. Launched at the beginning of ’06, her collection of interior accessories are stylish with an air of sophistication, each item individually hand crafted by Rebecca herself and offered in her online store in linen, cotton, and wool in a range of colors. Or, if you want something created exclusively for you, ask her about the bespoke design services that she offers.


Each design that you see here is a direct result of works on paper, she takes her intricate drawings and transfers them onto fabric using machine embroidery techniques and hand embellishment for stunning results. With Fall/Winter coming, the colors and materials that she uses are cozy and simply perfect for curling up next to by a warm fire.


Lovely work, Rebecca! Thank you for writing in.

(images from rawxclusive)

Posted in textiles on August 29, 2007

Thanks, BussBuss

Thanks to Kelly over at BussBuss for the very kind mention in the BussBuss Hearts section, I really appreciate it!

(image from buss buss)

Posted in press on August 29, 2007

China Sprout

I was just thinking about Chinese design the other day, so the link to China Sprout from reader Kristi came at the perfect time. I want to plan a dinner party around an Asian theme with lots of teal, white, turquoise, pink, and white (vs. the traditional red) and this may be the perfect place to start scouting for decorative finds.


Here are some of the things I would use at my party. And of course, it would be take-out because I’d want to put all the thought into the decorating and it would need to be somewhat of a ‘party in a box’, I could just pull out my Chinese things, set up, order take-out, and call over my friends. And lots of Arizona tea bottles (because they are so pretty), and a few bottles of sake of course. Actually wait a minute. Our friends are coming down from Montreal this weekend…. Hmm. Maybe an outdoor party in my backyard? What do you think? Could I pull this off in only a few days?

Oh, and I was just thinking about take-out boxes and how cute they are, but imagine if they had them in colors? And so I googled it and viola! Chinese take-out boxes in colors and patterns, including pink! It would be fun to use these to serve desserts from the Chinese bakery. White for food, pink for desserts and fresh lychee. Yum.

Or I could go with these tin plates from Mottahedeh. So pretty and $45 a set for plates that won’t break sounds good to me.

And of course, a party wouldn’t be a party without a pretty tablecloth. I’d like a patchwork tablecloth in these Amy Butler prints from Purl for the table. (I love Purl.) And of course, flowers spilling out of simple glass jars tied with ribbon in your accent colors. Keep it simple, ya know?

Psst: The Oriental Trading Company is another great one, I’ve been ordering from them since I was 15 years old and they have great stuff, but mostly in bulk… Just search under keyword “chinese” to find things to fit this particular theme.

Thanks Kristi for the China Sprout tip.

(images from china sprout)

Posted in inspiration, kitchen on August 28, 2007

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