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Views of German Life

I’m having the time of my life here in Germany, my batteries are fully charged and I’m ready to return home to New Hampshire in a few weeks to jump into some exciting new projects for decor8 and the new year! I’ll share those ideas soon, but for now here’s a glimpse at life here in Germany since many have asked what it looks like in the hood where we’re staying. Here’s a glimpse.

new little things

spending a dark cold afternoon indoors with books + candlelight.
ceramics on the balcony

(images by decor8)

Posted in shopping, travel on November 07, 2007

John Robshaw {new} Shopping Site

If you’re a fan of John Robshaw and his sumptuous array of exotic prints and patterns, you’ll want to shop his brand new e-commerce website. I was thrilled when I heard about this from Allyson who works for John down in New York (thanks Allyson!).


She also mentioned that the Spring ’08 collection will be out soon – 6 weeks or so – so watch for that as well. I adore his curtains, so breezy and colorful, I may have to give in…


(images from john robshaw)

Posted in bedroom, kitchen, textiles on November 06, 2007

Simply Breakfast {book}

This is such a wonderful project, one that runs deep with passion for Brooklyn photographer Jennifer Causey who decided to self publish (via Blurb) a collection of her favorite breakfast photos in her own book titled Simply Breakfast. It looks good enough to eat. :)


For $33 it would make the best present for a foodie friend, don’t you think? I respect that she took the alternate route in publishing and did it herself, it’s so empowering to do good work without the big guys sometimes. Based on that fact, coupled with the beauty of her work, I encourage you to support Jennifer by either spreading the word about this on your own blog or purchasing a copy (or both!).

I’m so proud of you Jennifer, we all love your Simply Photo etsy store so much and to see that there’s now a book, it’s well, simply exciting.

(images from jennifer causey)

Posted in Books + Magazines, kitchen on November 06, 2007

Centerpiece Ideas {via CHOW}

Michele Foley wrote to me from CHOW.com, an editorial food lifestyle site, to let me know that there’s a great story up on their site relating to centerpiece design. When I read that fellow blogger Victoria took part, I had to post about it because her table is bright and fun and a good example of using what you have in your home to create a table that shines.

Design by Victoria Smith.

The article also features the work of the talented Sally from Shim + Sons and the work of Rose + Radish, a lovely shop based in San Francisco, CA and online. For the complete article and more images, click here.

Design by Shim + Sons.

Design by Rose + Radish.

Thank you Michele for the tip, and a huge congrats to Victoria and the other ladies for the feature, great work!

(images via chow.com)

Posted in kitchen on November 06, 2007

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