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
(images by decor8)
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)
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)
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)
Good news! Our friend Sandra is having a baby girl next month so you know what that means for me – a valid excuse to shop at darling baby boutiques (grin)! My favorite store in Hannover for the kiddies is Von Klein Auf, it’s absolutely the sweetest shop, I could spend hours looking through everything. Most of the products are from Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands – like Anne-Claire Petit.
If you’ve not heard of her collection before, Anne-Claire Petit studied industrial design and started her career as a designer for Esprit, where she spent four years until deciding it was time to move forward and develop her own brand, Anne-Claire Petit. Her company has been around now for over ten years, it’s a colorful handmade line of children, home, and pet accessories. You can find her products all over the world.
The red and white crochet mushroom bank (above) is a personal favorite of mine, I’m always looking for a spot to toss my change. For the locals, you can find many items from her collection at Von Klein Auf located at Edenstrasse 42 near Lister Platz.
(images from anne-claire petit)
I’ve been a big fan of MrPS for awhile now but for some reason, forgot to share this store with you. So sorry! MrPS is Megan Price and Robert Shadbolt, illustrators based in England creating everything from collages to tea towels, offering them in their etsy store. I think their tea towels are fab, especially this one. When I see it, I think of that line in About a Boy from Lindsey’s Mom, “Duck? Are we having duck? Delicious?”. :)
(images from mrps)