Don’t miss this Boston locals! Tonight there’s another great Boston Design Salon business lady meet-up with a twist — it’s open to the boys! The BDS was formed by local ceramist Jill Rosenwald with the goal of gathering together local business ladies to mingle and talk shop. Whether you currently own a business or are just looking for other creative types to network with, the Boston Design Salon is for you.
Tonight authors Chris Grimley and Mimi Love of Color Space Style will present The 22 Minute Design Degree based on principles discussed in their new book that will give you, “everything you need to know about interior design”. They’ll also offer copies of their book Color Space Style, along with limited edition prints and shirts. Details here.
Info: Event will be held this evening, February 28th from 7-9 p.m. Please arrive promptly so that you don’t miss the presentation. The location is at the Design Within Reach showroom located in Boston’s South End at 519 Tremont Street, 617.451.7801. No need to R.S.V.P. at this point, just show up ready to learn and mingle as the event is open to the public. Don’t forget your business cards!
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(images from dwr and color space style)
I can’t believe how many design bloggers have stores now, Vitamin D(esign) was one of the first I think, it’s really a hot feature for a blog to have I hear! Anyway, I was looking over the Vitamin D(esign) shop a few days ago and found lots of nice items and so I connected with owner Jaime to see if we could get a little deal going for decor8 readers…
And it’s in stone baby! 20% of everything until April 1st with code DECOR8 at checkout. The shop carries items from Henry Road, Brave Space, Rachel Denny, Alena Hennessy, Nosheen Iqbal and more. Thank you Jaime for the great offer!
(images from vitamin design)
More beautiful art to fall in love with today, this time from Philadelphia-based artist Amy Walsh. Amy wrote in about her work this afternoon and I was delighted to see it as I’d not heard about her before and really enjoy the colors and arrangements of things she pulls together for her mixed media collages. Amy recently completed a series of twelve designs which comprise “Beastiarium” which is a collection of oddball creatures that are hybrids of animals, plants and sea creatures. The entire series is currently available in her etsy shop. What a fascinating body of work!
I can’t help but notice this trend in the art world right now of printing on pages from vintage books or sheet music. Amy uses books from the 1800′s. It’s a clever way to reuse something that otherwise may go unnoticed or worse, be discarded. Have you spotted this to, prints on pages? I like seeing all the mini trends out there… I often wonder where they originated and why other artists decide to pick it up, what inspired them about printing on vintage pages? Maybe Amy can stop in and answer this question for us. Amy if you’re there, I’d love to know more… Perhaps you can comment below?
(images from amy walsh)
Cotton Idea Studio is one of my favorite online sources for paper goods so I’m thrilled that they’re offering decor8 readers a 20% discount on everything between now and March 14th. Yay! If you’ve always wanted personalized stationery or invitations, this is a great time to cash in on the savings for those big ticket items. It’s also your opportunity to refresh the stationery drawer at home for Spring. Now you can have fresh new cards on hand for sending to your friends.
Details: 20% discount on all merchandise purchased between 2/27-3/14 at Cotton Idea Studio, enter decor8 at checkout. Thank you so much Mindy for the great offer!
(images from cotton idea studio)
These plates are fantastic! Pearl wrote to me today about Pearl Bell, her collection of classy lady plates, cups, and saucers and I knew I had to feature them. I love that feeling, when designers write to me and the moment I click on their link I get butterflies. It’s so exciting to come across interesting work, so thank you Pearl.
She’ll soon be expanding her tableware collection to include animals (like the little owl you see above), but for now it’s all about the ladies! Even though you can dine on these, I’d prefer hanging them on a wall as art, but that’s just me. My favorites are the mostly white plates… And I love seeing fashion illustration on ceramics. Thank you Pearl for your submission, your work is really tops!
(images from pearl bell)