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Blog of the Week: Emma Cassi

March 18, 2009

I’ve written about stylist Emma Cassi on decor8 a few times before, maybe you recall her work? Today I was reminded of her again when I visited The Style Files because Danielle had posted some of Emma’s latest creations: handmade jewelry! So, so pretty… After looking at Emma’s shop I stumbled upon her blog — first I’d ever seen or heard of it and instantly felt a love connection and decided to make it my blog of the week so you will check it out.

Blog of the Week: Emma Cassi

Blog of the Week: Emma Cassi

Blog of the Week: Emma Cassi

Blog of the Week: Emma Cassi

Blog of the Week: Emma Cassi

Blog of the Week: Emma Cassi

Blog of the Week: Emma Cassi

A native of France, Emma lives and works in South West London which is pretty obvious to me as her design sensibility is very French. She’s a lady whom I’d certainly feel honored to meet someday, it would be such a nice adventure to sit down and speak personally with some of these inspirational ladies wouldn’t it? The web is nice but there’s nothing quite like a ladies day out at the museum exchanging stories and sharing tips and dreams.

The more I look at her tea coasters, the more I want to buy them for my private moments with tea and magazines. Lovely.

(images from emma cassi)






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Studio Violet Sale

March 18, 2009

I heard the news from the Studio Violet girls yesterday that starting today through March 25th you can purchase their posters and journals at special prices to make room for the new Spring collection they’ll soon roll out.

Studio Violet Sale

I own some of their journals, postcards, and this poster and all I can say is how lucky you are to be able to get it on discount because this collection is very special… But hurry, there’s a limited selection.

Have fun!






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Etsy Take Five Tuesday

March 17, 2009

Ready to take 5 with some children’s illustration, photography, vintage finds, modern collages and prints with vintage charm? Or perhaps you’ve visited to save a little dough on a very special promotion from my featured Etsy seller this week? Whatever the reason I’m happy to have you here today to check out this week’s finds for Etsy Take Five Tuesdays, enjoy!

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Etsy Take Five TuesdayFEATURED SELLER

Jennifer Squires Productions is offering decor8 readers 25% off your total order by entering decor8 in the “message to the seller box” (wait to receive your revised invoice before you pay). This is a nice chance to snap up some gorgeous photos for your home! Offer valid until March 24, 2009.

Etsy Take Five TuesdayIris Schwarz of Paulette Edition is an illustrator and graphic designer working and living Zurich. I’ve been to Zurich and loved it — any artist could really thrive there between the inspirational architecture, culture and the great beauty of the surrounding mountains. I’m loving these prints from Iris which remind me of antique book illustrations — very nice work!

Etsy Take Five TuesdayTanja Lichtensteiger is a Swiss-Filipina artist living in Yorkshire, England who paints characters with a definite storybook quality, I imagine seeing them in children’s books or something. So whimsical and sweet! {her blog}

Etsy Take Five TuesdayHarlow Monroe Vintage in Boulder has lots of yummy kitsch worth looking at — love all the aqua!

Etsy Take Five TuesdayI love, love, love Anna Betts in Cambridge, England! She’s studying for her degree in Illustration and I can tell already that she’s on the right path. Great pouches for your pencils and even better original artwork. Fun, modern, clean… don’t miss the paper ball kit! {blog}

Want your shop to be in the spotlight? If you would like to be a featured seller simply email me (holly AT decor8blog DOT com) with your Etsy shop link and let me know the discount (must be a percentage off total order or BOGO offer to be considered) that you’d be willing to offer decor8 readers for a period of one week. I cannot run all submissions but I’ll certainly consider each of them for a future Etsy Take Five Tuesdays. Thank you!

(images linked to sources above)






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Dreamy Packing Tape

March 17, 2009

Like we all need something else to drool over… Moving? Sending a special package? Twig & Thistle found some gorgeous packing tape — lace, faux bois, scrolling patterns, need I say more when a picture is worth a thousand words?

Dreamy Packing Tape

I’ve seen this stuff around for a few years but not quite as broad of a selection as I found on this post via Twig & Thistle because she included links to several stores that carry this cuteness. The cuteness none of us need but ohmygod it’s suddenly your latest obsession.

I’m curious… any ideas for using this tape in creative ways OUTSIDE of the intended purpose?

(image from twig & thistle)






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100 Layer Cake

March 16, 2009

I wrote about a gorgeous new wedding blog that I super heart, 100 Layer Cake, today over at Real Simple that I just had to give you a tiny dose of to whet your appetite. I’m already married so I’m certainly not looking for wedding inspiration… but I am constantly on the prowl for tasteful decorating ideas and inspiration. I’m surprised to find that 100 Laker Cake is a fun read for a married girl like me simply because they make these killer inspiration boards that can easily inspire art, a room, an outfit, or anything really. You don’t have to be a bride-to-be to read wedding blogs and although I sorta knew that already, I think this blog sold me on the idea of reading more bridal blogs going forward.

100 Layer Cake

100 Layer Cake

I dream in soft muted jewel tones, so this palette above really knocks my socks off.

This blog is so pretty, professional, and has a ton of promise so I can’t wait to see what they have in store for readers going forward. I also love the name, why have only two when you can have 100 layers, right? YUM. They’re only in their second month, but so far so good. Read more about 100 Layer Cake here

(images: 100 Layer Cake)






Inspiration

Jacqueline Veissid Photography

March 16, 2009

Los Angeles photographer Jacqueline Veissid wrote to me some time ago and I’ve been meaning to show her work here because it’s wayyyy to nice to keep all to myself. With each photo I imagine days spent enjoying the warmth of Spring whether it includes roller skating, hanging out with friends, or wishing my butt looked this good in jeans (high waisted ones to boot!), her photos are full of life, emotion and charm. I especially like the lens flare in this field of flowers shot. I dream to have just one photo of myself like this someday, the same pose, similar dress…

Maybe Jacqueline is the girl for me, or I can go with Boho Girl because her style is dreamy and lovely. We’ll see when and if I’m able to get out to L.A. to schedule something. I’ve always wanted nice photos of myself, you know the kind that are semi-professional but not cheesy because I’m not into big hair and heavy makeup via Glamour Shots and given that I’ve suffered each year in the hands of the Sears portrait studio as a child I think it’s time to set aside time and money to have a proper photo taken. In fact, I declare all girls have this done at least once, preferably every ten years but given that I’m in my thirties, I missed doing this in my twenties so I need to catch up. Would it not be empowering to do this when we turn 30, 40, 50 and so on to celebrate the beauty and life we’re experiencing as we mature and evolve?

Looking for more eye candy? Jacqueline maintains an inspiring blog, too.

(images: Jacqueline Veissid)







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