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July 2009

Etsy Faves

Great Finds At High Street Market

July 15, 2009

I’m thinking that since I missed posting Etsy Take Five Tuesdays yesterday since I took the afternoon off, that perhaps today on decor8 I’ll share some etsy sellers so that we don’t have to wait until next Tuesday. Sound good? I’ll have a mini series of posts today dedicated to a few fine etsy sellers… starting with this one: the High Street Market shop and blog.

Great Finds At High Street Market

A few of my picks: a. painted tea cups with lids, b. white wire grid milk crate with a kelly green handle, c. hummingbird/botanical framed print, d. refurbished electric fan in aqua, e. black footstool and f. retro desk lamp.

I’ve talked about this darling market before but I’m hoping that by highlighting them again today someone will please buy the vintage blue fan because I can’t see it any longer… I want it so badly it hurts but it won’t work in my outlets in Germany without a converter and even that’s a risk — so it’s all yours. Wahhhhh! Don’t you love it?

(images: high street market)






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Anniversary Day

July 14, 2009

I can’t believe I forgot to tell you this earlier today, but it’s my anniversary today (July 14, 2001) so my husband and I are taking the day off to celebrate eight years together. I can’t believe how fast the time has gone but I’ve loved every single day with Thorsten and can’t wait to spend many more years with him. See this image below? It was on the card he gave me this morning, the owl and the pussycat sailing away together, which we will soon do. :) Well I’m off to celebrate…

Anniversary Day

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays will resume next week… but I’ll be back tomorrow! And on Thursday I have some exciting news to share with you — I’m taking on a guest writer twice monthly and I can’t wait to tell you who it is and what we have up our sleeve. :0)

See you tomorrow!

(image: caitlin kuhwald)






Inspiration

Inspired By Light Locations

July 14, 2009

If you are in the film/TV and photograpy industry you may know all about Light Locations, a location agency based in the UK launched by Sophie Hitchens eight years ago. They are well known in the business, some of their properties you may recognize from some of your favorite books and magazines, like LivingEtc who is a Light Locations client.

Inspired By Light Locations

Simply put, you can lease a beautiful, inspiring lifestyle location to shoot a film, take photos for your fashion magazine, or style a shoot for your upcoming book and of course, you can select from a number of properties worldwide to do this – Sophie has the right connections and a beautiful website where you can browse her stylish portfolio of properties.

Inspired By Light Locations

Inspired By Light Locations

Inspired By Light Locations

Inspired By Light Locations

Inspired By Light Locations

And of course, if you have a beautiful home, shop, workroom or other location that you think would be something Light Locations would have an interest in, you can submit it to Sophie as she is always scouting for new spaces. I’m thinking this works nicely for someone who lives in two places with one vacant a good amount of time each year, it’s a nice way to receive some income for when you’re not using your second home.

For me, this is all a very far off dream that may never be my reality but I’m still inspired to see such interesting spaces, admire the decor, and of course share all of this with those of you who just may be looking for their next location!

(images: light locations)






Rooms

Amy Butler Bedding Now Available!

July 13, 2009

Remember how I gave you the complete scoop about Amy Butler’s eco-Bedding and how it would debut this Summer at Bed Bath & Beyond? Well it’s here!

Amy Butler Bedding Now Available!

Click here to view her selection – enjoy and act quickly because I can see this stuff selling out pretty quickly and ending up on eBay… you know how it goes here in America — a popular name always ends up on eBay costing 3x the original price!

(images: amy butler design)






Inspiration

Small Space With Big Attitude

July 13, 2009

It’s not always that inspiring to come across a space that is 3,000 square foot perched atop a mountain overlooking the Pacific is it? I mean, it’s lovely but not at all practical and if you don’t have the bank account for it, you may even find yourself depressed looking at such amazing abodes. That’s why I must share this gorgeous little city apartment in Sweden that was recently for sale and featured on the Alvhem Mäkleri & Interiör website. They are part retail shop/cafe and part realtor located in Göteborg, Sweden.

Small Space With Big Attitude

This particular flat is around 446 square feet and 1.5 rooms plus a bathroom and kitchen — as you can see from the floor plan below, there’s not much too it! And when it comes to features, well it’s in a building dated from 1935 so you don’t have ornate crown moldings, transom windows or original flooring, tile work, or soaring ceilings. But this apartment is designed so beautifully that you don’t even notice what it is lacking — it’s so gorgeous that I can’t stop looking at these photos! I’m so grateful that Freshome wrote about it recently or else I would have missed this completely. I spy lots of IKEA pieces, don’t you? So it appears to be a budget design, too!

Small Space With Big Attitude

Small Space With Big Attitude

Small Space With Big Attitude

Small Space With Big Attitude

Small Space With Big Attitude

Small Space With Big Attitude

Small Space With Big Attitude

Small Space With Big Attitude

Small Space With Big Attitude

You don’t need a large space to have a beautiful one, this point is pretty clear here!

Warning: If you want to drool like a baby while getting your daily fix for inspiration, view all of the Alvhem Mäkleri & Interiör properties here. I’m telling you, this agent has some gorgeous places for sale/recently sold — don’t say I didn’t warn you!

(images: Alvhem Mäkleri & Interiör)






Inspiration

A Cozy Nook

July 13, 2009

Do you read Apartment Therapy and follow their home tours? I saved this image today because I love it so… it’s from the AT Chicago site, Melissa & Henry’s Small Live/Work Home Tour, and I wanted to highlight it because it’s a funky space with lots of personality. I especially love this cozy nook…

A Cozy Nook

This space belongs to Melissa Agostino and Henry Tyminski of Sali Tabacchi in Toronto. This makes me want that little vintage botanical chart on the wall now… I love the pink tones combined with the wood, don’t you? And all the books and that pretty Fire Blanket box, which looks vintage, is nice too.

Do you have a cozy nook like this in your home where you have books, a place to read them, etc.? I think we all need our little corners, don’t you?

(image: Melissa Agostino and Henry Tyminski of Sali Tabacchi)






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