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February 2009

Arts + Crafts

Printmaker Unity Coombes

February 9, 2009

I found fine art printmaker Unity Coombes on Flickr yesterday and I really like her style, it’s right up my alley. I love this picture of Unity in her studio in Cornwall, England surrounded by her beautiful illustrations. She appears to be quite happy with the work she is doing. It’s so inspiring to see where women create, don’t you think? I especially like her birds with their patterned feathers.

I’m not sure where she sells her work, perhaps she’ll consider opening a shop at Folksy or Etsy (hint, hint).

Find Unity here: {website} {flickr} {blog}

(images from unity coombes)

Arts + Crafts

Illustrator Amy Blackwell

February 9, 2009

I was thinking this morning that I should occassionally spotlight sellers over at Folksy for readers based in the UK and Europe. Today I’d like to share with you one that I really like, Illustrator Amy Blackwell, whom I featured this morning over at Real Simple.

So sweet!

(image from amy blackwell)

Etsy Faves, Rooms

New Clocks by Decoylab

February 9, 2009

Dainty die cut clocks are a nice way to begin the week don’t you think? These feminine beauties are brand new over at Decoylab this morning and ship worldwide. I wonder if the’ll give me a few more hours in a day, like eight additional hours? Most likely not, but at least one would look pretty in my home.

I ordered the flower clock for my apartment in Hannover because well, it is hard to write about so many pretty things without sometimes pulling out my wallet. How can a blogger resist? And a clock is an absolute necessity. Oh yes, absolutely. And so I justify…

(images from decoylab)


Happy Weekend!

February 6, 2009

Have a lovely weekend everyone! I plan to do a lot of work around the house, see Coraline, and spend time with my family. I hope that you enjoyed decor8 this week as much as I did. Thank you for spending time with me and for your lovely comments and emails. I hope that you will enter the wallpaper contest, so scroll down for more information on that in case you may have missed it. Here’s a glimpse of some other things that I will do this weekend:

I’ll be visiting the Chiara Alberetti Milott website for more inspiration like this amazing photo. I love her collection of books!

I’ll also be spending money that I do not have on pastel masking tape from Japan. Really. Need I say more? Pastel. Masking. Tape. That is the stuff that dreams are made of! You can find these yummy rolls at DWR, via Oh Happy Day who found it first. Don’t miss the website of the Japanese company that makes it, such a lovely place to click around. They even sell some with a graph print (my favorite!).

I plan to learn more about Aubrey Trinnaman, also discovered from reading Jordan’s Oh Happy Day blog. I love this photo and the idea that playing with food is absolutely cool. Time to break the rules with a box of Lucky charms this weekend! Notice the milky heart on the table? Lovely subtle detail.

And I will read a new blog that I found today from a comment left by Mindy, her photography blog Three Little Birds is gorgeous and I want to spend more time later browsing it. I hope you will visit too.

What will you do this weekend?

(images linked to their sources above)

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