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February 2009

Inspiration

There’s No Place Like Here: Video Series

February 4, 2009

Video anything is so hot right now. There is even talk out there about Harper Collins getting into V-Books. The Storque over at Etsy just launched There’s No Place Like Here, a video series where creative types show us their unique spaces — infused with their aesthetic and filled with the treasures they collect. Many of us have had an idea to do something like this but no one jumped on it so I’m thrilled that Etsy took the ball and RAN. This has the potential to rock. I am already thinking of one million people that I’d love to see featured.

Here is the first video, it features a peek at Boudoir Queen’s 1920’s inspired Austin boutique, Made With Love By Hannah’s German chalet in downtown Los Angeles, and design duo Something’s Hiding In Here give us a tour of their incredible renovated Philadelphia loft full of woodland goodies and an indoor porch swing. To keep up with this series, I’m going to subscribe to the RSS feed. You can do the same here if you’d like.

If you have a beautiful space (studio, home, or boutique) add photos of your space or suggest photos to us through their new flickr pool. Enjoy!

(image from etsy)

Arts + Crafts

Pancake Meow

February 4, 2009

I was reading my tweets after lunch today and one of my contacts, myblueberrynight from Geralyn Design, sent me a link to online shop Pancake Meow. I love Twitter, I can receive updates and links from you, friends of decor8, all day long. Very exciting.

Anyway Pancake Meow is filled with kawaii finds and the prints by shop owner Leslie Dallion are especially cute. I love her Decole and Cram Cream imports from Japan too. Leslie, who is a miniature dessert artist, also sews, draws, makes music with her band called The Lolligags, and designs digital prints. She’s one hot little number.

(image from pancake meow)

Etsy Faves

Tiny Bazaar

February 4, 2009

I just received the nicest email from designer and shop owner Danielle Thompson of Tiny Bazaar. Her handmade goods are so sweet! She also sells digital scrapbooking/craft downloads. I didn’t even know Danielle had all of this goodness to share so I’m thrilled to learn about this crafty lady.

I love Blythe dolls and happen to own 3 so of course I love her dolly photos. I love these colors, it’s like one big happy circus filled with cotton candy, peppermint sticks, and a pink tongue to prove just how much fun you really had!

Psst: Danielle has a blog and she’s on Flickr, too!

(images from tiny bazaar)

Inspiration, Objects, Rooms

We Are In This Together

February 4, 2009

Neighborhood, sharing, networking, hope, recycling, helping, taking a more proactive and less reactive approach, collaborating, showing kindness, cutting back materially but stocking up spiritually, a shift happening in the world… These are some pretty dominant ideas and feelings circulating out there right now. That is why We Are In This Together, a limited edition print by Lorena Siminovich at Petit Collage is such a beautiful thought for 2009 to remember and put into practice as we deal with others.

Beautiful thought, Lorena!

Would you like to comment on something that has shown you lately that we’re all in this together? Think hard, anything that comes to mind? Personal experiences in how we can apply We Are In This Together in our life? I’d love to get your thoughts on this topic. It’s important to think about.

(image from petit collage)

Stationery

Pingg’s Designer Series

February 4, 2009

Pingg is an online invitation and event planning company who just added some new independent illustrators, painters and photographers to their unique Designer Series. The Designer Series is a unique curated gallery featuring the original artwork of Ben Watts, Jessica Gonacha, Ashley Mills, Stephanie DosReis, Lenny Williams, Dave Anderson, Larry Vogel, Dallas Shaw, Leigh, Carlyle Chaudruc and Jennifer Daniels. So stylish!

I admire Stephanie DosReis as a person but also her work, and of course Ashley, Dallas, Leigh (who also has an etsy shop), Jessica, and Lenny too.

For those of you not familiar with Ashely Mills, she has an etsy shop called Pure Innovation. Above is a peek at what you can find over there.

Show of hands please… do you use online invitations or e-cards? I don’t but after seeing these I will consider it!

(images from pingg)

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