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Showpony – Save 15%

I was talking to Emma Henderson over at Showpony earlier this week who just announced the launch of her new website and online shop. She designs and creates screen printed accessories for mostly the home that includes totes, pillows and tea towels. Emma is also dedicated to using organic and fair trade materials and only ink that is water based.

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Showpony

To celebrate her grand opening, she’s offering a 15% discount for the month of May. Just enter the code helloshowpony when prompted at the checkout. Emma is also offering free UK shipping with orders over £30.

Thanks for the discount, Emma!

(images from showpony)

Posted in Decorating Tips on May 14, 2009

Mooza Designs – Signs and Letters

Want to perk up your bathroom? I was reading Melissa Loves last night and came across a link she shared to Mooza Designs in Australia where I found the best bathroom signs ever. I really like these things, they’re quirky and right up my alley especially since you can order them with any pattern from their collection shown below.

Mooza Designs

Melissa found them via Shannon at My Fine Garden who also digs these things. I’m thinking we need to start a blogger trend and display them on our bathroom doors at home. :) Mooza also customizes letters so you can spell things out and display them on your wall.

Would you display these on your bathroom door? How about in your retail space? Ideas for these letters anyone?

(images from mooza designs)

Posted in Rooms on May 14, 2009

Magazine Swap

I participated in a fun little magazine swap and my batch of magazines arrived yesterday; I was so excited to see these lovely goodies from Australia as I pulled them out one by one reading all of the thoughtful notes on each left by my swap partner. Thank you Martine from Green Olive Design — so much! Readers, if you’ve never participated in a magazine swap before I highly suggest giving it a go — it’s a lot of fun! Just find someone you can trust (make sure they have an established blog or business so you can track them down) from a country where you’re just dying to receive magazines from and go for it.

Wow! Thank you Martine!

The way Martine and I did it is that we listed the magazines that we wanted and then each of us purchased them – brand new and current. I paid the postage for my mags and she paid the postage for hers but we didn’t charge the other for the actual magazines.

I once hosted magazine swaps on decor8 (remember?) but they became so hugely popular that it was a bit time consuming for me to pair up people so I’m not longer hosting them. BUT, if you want to find a swap partner in another country, I’ve started a thread here at Kindred where you can jump in and talk about the magazines you are looking for and see if anyone has them and wants to do a swap. My personal swap rules are that all magazines must be brand new and from the current month. You can set your own rules though, it’s up to you. Have fun swappers!

(image: holly becker)

Posted in Books + Magazines on May 14, 2009

Easy Home Projects via Country Living

I always find really cute and crafty ideas for home projects through the pages of Country Living magazine. If you live outside of America and cannot access a copy the next best thing is their website where you can find lots of great DIY ideas like these… a few of my recent favorites.

Country Living Magazine

Mirrored tennis rackets, a bookshelf made out of dresser drawers (instructions here), handmade flowers constructed from vintage clothing patterns (I use vintage patterns as tissue paper to wrap presents but love the idea of using them as flowers), and a lovely message board which once had a life as a metal serving tray born from the creative Teri Edwards and Serena Thompson, a.k.a. the Farm Chicks, who regularly contribute to Country Living.

(images: country living magazine)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on May 13, 2009

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