Kate from Hello Victory just told me about these amazing vintage biology charts from Germany that she now stocks in her shop. Check these out! My husband had these in school growing up and now they’re in homes as art. I personally love the soft colors…
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I just received the most fabulous email from Erika at Miko Design in Holland with caravan inspiration for us all. This is so darling for the backyard, your heart will simply swell… Look at these photos! It’s a playhouse for her daughters complete with a kitchen and living room. Awwww.
Don’t you want one for your yard now too? Erika’s daughters are so lucky, can you imagine having something this cool as a child? I made playhouses out of cardboard boxes — I liked to collect them from the sidewalk whenever someone got a new appliance and left their gigantic box on the curb… but a kiddie caravan? Nope, never had one of these. Erika is one cool mommy.
(images: miko design)
If you’re a fan of Aussie fashion mag Frankie like I am, you’ll be happy to know that those of us outside of Australia can download Frankie issues from their website. Yay! I did not know about this until recently when one of the editors let me know via a tweet. Of course, there’s a fee involved for each issue, but if you love the magazine you’ll no doubt have little problem shelling out the cash for your own personal copy to support it. Though I’m a bigger fan of the hard copy over the electronic because I’m old school and since I fear more and more mags may fold for good, I think that when magazines want to reach out to a broader, international market that it’s wise of them to have electronic versions available.
I guess in the end if I cannot have a hard copy of Frankie I guess an e-version will have to do… :) Find out more information on how to get your hands on these here.
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Editor’s Note: I’m heading out for the day to finish some pre-move errands (we leave our house Saturday morning – eek!) so if you’ve emailed and I haven’t gotten back to you I’m sorry – it’s best to tweet me at this point as I’m not glued to my laptop day and night as I usually am — but I do carry my trusty iPod Touch with me so I can answer your tweets if you send them to @decor8. Also, there will be no Musical Thursday this week simply because I don’t have time to write it — but I’ll say this — the 500 Days of Summer CD is great so be sure to check it out!
(images: frankie mag)
Author and designer Betz White contacted me this morning to share her new organic fabric collection just in time for Summer called Family Cottage, and you can learn all about it here on her blog. Betz is the author of the popular new book Sewing Green and aside from being talented she’s just the nicest lady — I always love hearing from her.
And Betz — thank you for writing in and sharing your line with decor8 readers today and congrats on your vibrant new fabric collection!
(images: betz white)
I’m seeing lots of caravans lately… in print, online, in photography, on clothing, caravans are hot! And they’re not used only as design motifs, real life caravans (well in Europe they’re called that, here in the states we usually refer to them as travel trailers) are a hot new trend popping up all over – a bit of a home away from home with unlimited decorating possibilities. Here’s a few caravans to inspire you today in case you haven’t noticed them yet — surely you will now.
a. Ken enjoyed the peace and quiet by Yellow Monday, b. the caravan exhibition by Seaspray Blue, c. image from No Chintz, d. caravan series by Leah Giberson, e. Remember Happiness by Vol. 25, f. fabric from Leanne Graeff and g. Metal caravan.
Or how about the Mehrzeller concept caravan? I prefer the vintage gypsy wagons myself, or the American classic Airstream but if you’re a modernist this one will dazzle (and confuse) passerbys on the interstate for sure!
These caravans are so sweet… Imagine owning one and keeping it in the backyard as an traveling art studio that you could bring to fairs if you are a painter/crafter? So cute! Psst: Here’s a great article in the London Telegraph today about Caravans of Love that you may enjoy.
Where are you seeing caravans lately? Would you like to own one? How would you use it – vacation, staycation in the backyard, for business???
(images linked to sources above)