I’m attending a launch party for Lola (a Boston Globe publication), Boston’s new magazine for women, and I’d like for you to join me!
The event will be held on Friday, December 7th and to quickly summarize, it’s Lola?s official red carpet launch party and a first pick preview shopping event for the SoWa Holiday Market (the market will be open to everyone else on Saturday and Sunday, but for those attending this event you’ll have first dibs!).
The SoWa Market is giving decor8 readers a chance to attend this event – 10 sets of 2 tickets. It’s a great chance to mingle with local industry people – fashion, photographers, writers, editors, restaurant and boutique owners, so dress to impress and bring those business cards! But first, you have to get in…
If you’d like to attend, please comment below with your answer to, “Why do you think shopping indie is so important?”. When you comment, please include a link to your blog or website so I can verify who you are, and your email address. I hope you can join us!
(image from lola boston)
The next sponsor to participate in our week of discounts is Volksfaden, a darling little web shop based in Berlin. What makes them so special is that they carry lots of fabric designed by American companies like Amy Butler, Robert Kaufman, and Free Spirit and even gorgeous fabric from Japan — in Germany that’s special because it’s pretty rare to walk into a fabric store and find these textiles. Then again, it’s rare to find them here in New Hampshire – that’s why Volksfaden is good for us all!
If you’ve been procrastinating on some sewing projects, procrastinate no more! Volksfaden is offering decor8 readers a 25% discount on all fabrics and sewing patterns offered on their website. Pretty fabric motivates! Please type in decor8 in the code box when you check out to receive the discount. This offer expires at midnight on November 23, 2007 and they ship worldwide! Tip: They cut their fabric by the meter (or half meter) vs. yards, so you’re actually getting more fabric because 1 meter equals 1.094 yards.
A few of my favorites: Chestnut Branch (great for a roman shade or a reverse side of a patterned pillow), Yui Kokeshi Wasabi (just because it’s cute), Wallflower Mustard (classic Amy!), Lotus Pond Pink, Patsy Pink (oh la la), and pretty much ANYTHING from the Mod Girls collection.
Thank you, Linda!
(images from volksfaden)
Tah-dah! The first decor8 sponsor to kick off a week of discounts here on the blog is Canadian Stationery company Penny People Designs. They are offering readers Buy One Get One Free on all personalized stickers + seals and address labels until November 26th.
My address label faves: Metro Home, Polka Dot Fun, and Geometric Green. For stickers, I like these for dressing up an envelope, jam jars, or gift wrap: Red + Blue Stripe, Modern Stripe Monogram, and Baby Style.
To redeem: When you check out you’ll find a box on the Bill TO/SHIP TO page that reads, “HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT US”. In that box, please type in decor8. Click here for complete details about this exclusive offer.
Thanks Penny People!
(image from penny people designs)
I’m back from vacation, we flew home from Germany so now I’m blogging live from New Hampshire in our little country home. Everything feels so weird out here after living in a European city for two months, but I’m happy to be home because I missed my stuff! It’s cold here, but sunny, so I thought I’d change the decor8 header to reflect the changing of the seasons from Autumn to Winter and incorporate the color combination I’m smitten by at the moment – gray, white, and lavender. Yes, purple – surprise, surprise. I’m also hooked on metallic silver accents, doily motifs, mercury glass, organic chai tea with lots of milk and honey, and the usual suspects – owls and branch patterns, they inspired the new header. Oh and I’m hooked on Beirut (thanks Ingrid + Gunnar), Dave Gahan’s new CD (thanks Paris, a lucky girl that actually met him in NYC recently), and Paul Oakenfold’s latest. Oh, and I can’t stop listening to Send Me An Angel. So 1980′s.
Here are a few lovely photos saved in my flickr faves if you’d like to click on over and view where they’re from, please do. I always see an unplanned theme when I save photos as faves and then step back and look at all of them together like this. There’s always this specific palette in every batch.
By the way, tomorrow kicks off our week of sales here on decor8 where I’ll be posting discounts and offer codes from many of our sponsors shown in the right column, so stick around – you are sure to find some great deals. I’ll also be posting a few home tours and interviews this week, and for the locals, watch for the post announcing your chance to attend the LOLA launch party with me in December. Until tomorrow….
One big thing that attracts me to Hannover is the progress being made here in many areas, from restoration to building, new cafes and restaurants popping up, and the many indie artists coming out of the cracks to show their faces, their talent, to lend a voice to the growing world community of independent artists.
One voice in this community is Fruehling Bitte, a design studio that caters mostly to kids and the young at heart, with lots of pink and blue and the sweetest accessories including hats that I wish I could get away with wearing (you can order from them online). This is one example of the rising talent here and there’s more… Which I’ll show you when I return to decor8 on November 19th.
Starting tomorrow, I’ll be taking some “me” time off to travel with my family and step away from my computer for about 10 days – I haven’t done this is over 2 years so it’s time to unplug! But I’ll return on the 19th with a full week of sales (remember?) and several atelier tours including a glimpse into the home of YippieYeah, and lots of other goodies – so until then I’m signing off and I’ll be seeing you right here on November 19.
Hugs to you all! xo, holly
p.s.s. Oh, and I really want to get the reader home tours back in action again. We did this in 2006 on decor8 but I put it on hold in 2007. The goal is to get started again in the new year, so if you have a home that you’d like to share with readers, please let me know via email at decor8blogATyahooDOTcom