Have you heard of prop stylist Robyn Glaser before? No doubt if you don’t know her by name you know her work as many of these tear sheets below remind me of past issues of magazines and catalogs that I pulled for my inspiration files.
I really liked browsing her portfolio today, I encourage you to do the same as I’m willing to bet you’ll spot some of her work that you recognize, especially the Anthropologie and Blueprint pieces.
(Images: Robyn Glaser, represented by Jill Teckenbrock at Thomas Treuhaft)
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.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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)