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Gorgeous Berlin Apartment

Oooh! How could I have missed this gem of a post over at El beso blog? You have to visit El beso to see all of the photos but I love this Berlin apartment owned by interior designer Alexander Stutz and movie producer Gerald Backhaus. They discovered this 1906 apartment in east Berlin and after loads of restoration they revealed its original art nouveau bones.

I love Berlin. Especially living like this in Berlin.

(photography by Manolo Yllera)

Posted in inspiration on February 03, 2009

Tea Time at Lavanda Casa de Te

Karina who authors the El beso blog based in Argentina, thought I’d like a post she wrote about a tea house that she recently visited. Why of course! It’s called Lavanda Casa de Te and at first glance you’d think this to be Provence but it is really Frutillar, a small German style town within Chile. What a beautiful place. Doesn’t this transport you out of the office today straight into the land of lavender breezes, cozy cottages, and delicious teas and cakes?

This just  makes me long to visit South America even more.

(images from El beso)

Posted in travel on February 03, 2009

Letterpress Recipe Box Love

How many of you read the Daily Candy? I was once a fanatic but these days I only read their Weekend edition and the Daily Candy Deals. Today the deals email rolled in and I spotted Charles Fradin and a 25% off discount… Out of curiosity, and okay the word letterpress caught my eye, I clicked over and found this beauty of a recipe box. Delicious. See for yourself.

Isn’t this a great recipe box? I would consider it, but I use a recipe organizer that’s a bit of a folder/binder and it is by Cath Kidston. I’d love a wood and letterpress rolodex similar to the box shown above… how pretty would that be? Something like this one from Margaret and Walter on Etsy only with letterpressed tabs. Someone go make that and list it in your shop! Quick! And use a variety of found papers inside, from wallpaper scraps to graph paper.

(image from charles fradin)

Posted in Rooms on February 03, 2009

Pillow Mint

I love this shop! It’s called Pillow Mint and it is located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Owner Anita has both a storefront and web shop and she commented earlier here on the bloggy blog that she’s sad to see Domino fold and get this… she was going to be featured in their April issue! With March being the last that isn’t going to happen. Poor Anita. I feel so bad. To ease some of the pain, I clicked over to her shop and found these beauties to share. Let’s give her a little cyber group hug today, shall we? I know decor8 is not Domino, but hey it’s a start since we bloggers tend to share our finds so perhaps she’ll get a little blog lovin’ all over the intertubes today!

Pillows, Hadley Hutton prints and a cozy koko: acrylic throw.

I don’t know if you follow the Making It Lovely blog, but mother-to-be Nicole is decorating her nursery and since she is a graphic designer I think she’d love these serena & lily letter pillows. I immediately thought of her the moment I saw them!

(images from pillow mint)

Posted in shopping on February 03, 2009

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