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November 2008

Arts + Crafts, Etsy Faves, Stationery

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

November 11, 2008

I’ve been receiving many nice Etsy submissions lately that I sometimes think I cannot keep up with all of the talent on Etsy but I’m willing to try! This week there are five little shops that caught my eye for their unique style and colors… Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Ah Naomi Murrell, what you do to me! Her folksy modern prints are lovely, just as you’d expect from an Aussie artist. Is it me, or does every single illustrator from Australia on Etsy positively rock? I mean, seriously, that country must be bursting at the seams with talent.

Cosas M?nimas, which means tiny things in Spanish, has some sweet illustrations that you may enjoy. Illustrator Blanca G?mez lives in Madrid and is an excellent photographer as well – view her Flickr stream to see some of them.

Pearl and Marmalade has some of the best letterpress I’ve seen. Deep delicious impressions… hard to resist such mouthwatering temptation. :)

Chet and Dot makes me want to stop procrastinating on some of my sewing projects el pronto! I also think their things would make a great present. For instance, you could purchase a sewing kit for a friend and then find a nice book about sewing to accompany it, wrap your prezzie, and anticipate lots of smiles and joy. :)

I may have featured Abigail Brown before, but I just adore her little creations. From masks to handmade cloth birds, cards, prints, and beyond… there is nothing in this sweet shop that I wouldn’t own or gift to a friend. I think the masks would be lovely arranged over a crib in a nursery, don’t you?
(images linked to sources above)


Mer Mag Blog

November 11, 2008

I’d love to introduce you to the decor8 blog of the week: Mer Mag! I’ve been reading this blog for only a few weeks but I’ve been enjoying it and really like some of the finds there so I felt it was time to introduce it to those of you not already reading.

On Mer Mag you can find:

Mer Mag Blog

How pretty the Lillberg chair from IKEA can look when creativity is applied in huge doses. I don’t know where she found this ‘after’ but it’s just the best.

Mer Mag BlogThe styling, photography and fashion of Bea Szenfeld.

Mer Mag Blog Her love for pinks and grays. Oh me too, Mer… we’re all suckas for this.

Mer Mag BlogRomantic rooms also top her list of loves.

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And she adores Liz Tran as much as I do.

Mer Mag is authored by Merrilee in Tennessee, a mother of two, married to an actor (Jon Liddiard), and she herself is an illustrator for her company Tuesday Mourning, painter, and designer. You can learn more about her illustration work here in a Knoxville newspaper. She also was part of the decor8/Amy Butler contest back in June (view her submission here). Her blog really reminds me of Creature Comforts, Bloesem, and decor8 come to think of it, which could be why it appeals to me so much as she is definitely of the same mind, for sure. So pretty!

Psst: I also discovered that she is a Stephanie Meyers fan. :) Who isn’t, huh?

(images from mer mag blog)


Daily Discounts: Binth

November 11, 2008

Screen prints, stationery, pillows, and more! Binth is here to offer us a 20% discount, valid on anything on their website, no minimum order. Offer code: “happydecor8”. Discount expires on November 21, 2008. Binth ships worldwide.

Lots of good things to choose from as you can see! Happy shopping. :)

(images from binth)


Daily Discounts: Area Bedding via Design Public

November 11, 2008

Today begins our non-sponsor deals, friends of decor8 who wanted to get involved in offering readers a few great deals. First up is 20% off of Area Bedding at Design Public, but it’s important to note that this discount is ONLY for Area Bedding found on this page, nothing else on the DP site is included. Also note that unlike the other discounts, DP can only offer this discount for four days, offer expires on Friday, November 14th. It also does not apply to items already marked down / on sale. Minimum purchase: $75. Free Shipping. Coupon code: “decor8area”.

My favorites: Area Alma Pillowcases and duvets and pillows from the Big collection. The Rose pillows top my list though. Find more Area bedding here.

“Area’s Swedish founder Anki Spets draws on the Scandinavian tradition of casual yet distinctive style. Versatile, original, and approachable, the Area range is crafted in natural fibers with care for long-lasting beauty and comfort.”

(images from design public and area bedding)

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