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Susan Stockwell + Studio Caparrelli {london}

See this photo (first image)? I had to share it because I really like the idea of creating a paper quilt. I started making fabric quilts in 1999, but never did I consider creating one out of paper. This image sent my idea gears spinning… (click on any of these images for a larger view.)

The talented artist behind these creations is Susan Stockwell of London (read her bio here). Susan works primarily with paper, from coffee filters to tea bags, and my favorite, maps. Her work is something to marvel, especially when you see how she’s created life size gowns from paper – like this Victoria dress formed by maps of the British Isles.

You can arrange to see her works at Studio Caparrelli in London. Have you ever visited this studio before? Thoughts? It looks like a great way to spend a day in London, to me…

Studio Caparrelli
69 Harrington Gardens
Suite 3, London SW7 4JZ
Tel +44 (0)20 73703850
Studio website

(images from susan stockwell)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, shopping, travel on January 12, 2007

This Love Forever

A few pretty handmade cards spotted over at This Love Forever… Who also has a beautiful blog for documenting the creative process and design in general.

(images from this love forever)

Posted in blogs, etsy, stationery on January 12, 2007

Friday Finds at Urban Outfitters {budget}

When it comes to finding a stylish bargain, head to stores where the college crowd shops, that’s a good way to find items that are on trend and cheap. Sure, some of these items won’t last for 50 years, but the way we change our minds, it’s not a big deal to recycle items you tire of after awhile via your local thrift shop. Especially when it comes to accessories. We change them like underwear anyway, let’s face it.

Here are a few great finds for spring from Urban Outfitters that will keep your pad looking sweet while keeping you at, or even below, budget. Love that! Here are some of my picks:

Great danish modern side table for $120, puffin art by eleanor groych for $12, tweet art from kate sutton for $12, pretty reversible imari quilt for $100, and a woodcut feather printed rug $28.

I’m loving these fun Eleanor Groych pillows (isn’t she the best?). A quail, owl, and a sandpiper for only $24 each.

I like this lattice duvet for $60 and great lacquer-blue lamp for $36, too.

Here are some more pillows – 4 priced at only $20 each that are really 8 because each is reversible (malawi lake, red mosaic, zig zag, and the diamond ring). Love that — double duty on a budget!

And… (Drum roll please.) I’ve saved the best for last. Four fab silhouette cuckoo clocks in great patterns and colors (I love the natural faux bois with the white floral pattern) for only $32!

(images from urban outfitters)

Posted in round-up, shopping on January 12, 2007

Nina Valkhoff Pillows via The Style Files

Look what The Style Files in the Netherlands found. Pillows designed by Dutch designer Nina Valkhoff in bold popping graphics. Great find, again, Miss Danielle!

(images from nina valkhoff via the style files blog)

Posted in textiles on January 11, 2007


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