siagrafica: Favorite Things

September 1, 2009

Hello decor8 readers, I’m Sia from siagrafica, an illustration and (graphic) design blog. I’m visiting today to share with you, “A few of my favorite things”… I am super excited that Holly and her husband have recently relocated to Hannover because it is only a train ride away from Rotterdam, The Netherlands! I just moved back here after living in Amsterdam for six years and here are some favorite things in my apartment…

siagrafica: Favorite Things

This vintage dress form was a gift from Richard, my former boss at Dutch department store De Bijenkorf. Richard also gave me the advice to stay true to myself – it’s a waste of time living up to other people’s values…

siagrafica: Favorite Things

One of the things I really like about this apartment is the fact that there is stained glass in every room.

siagrafica: Favorite Things

I also love my day bed from Habitat – it used to be my bed when I was in college – I love sitting here while flipping through magazines.

siagrafica: Favorite Things

This “I love my clothes” cup was made by Femque van Geffen and Janneke Dröge – together they are BLOND Amsterdam. I bought this cup back in 2003 at their tiny studio/shop at the Spuistraat in Amsterdam. Nowadays, their Flagship store is located at Gerard Doustraat 69.

siagrafica: Favorite Things

Another item I bought when I was still in college: this painting by Italian-Dutch artist Selwyn Senatori. I remember eating ramen noodles for the rest of the month but I’m still in love with this cute Vespa!

I am inspired by everyday life (I always carry a moleskine notebook and some TOMBOW pens with me), illustration + graphic design blogs and small shops like the Otherist (formerly known as egg mercantile) selling items by independent artists.

Another source of inspiration: films such as The Science of Sleep, Delicatessen or Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (ssshhh… the credits are pure eye candy)! –Sia

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  • Reply Chanelva September 1, 2009 at 5:19 am

    Nice! Love it all…

  • Reply Mallory September 1, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    what a wonderful gift that dress is!; i would’ve been ecstatic.
    .-= Mallory´s last blog ..Mary Poppins Pick for 9/1/09 =-.

  • Reply Lina September 1, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I really love “I love my clothes” cup :)) so cute cute …

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente September 1, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    SO great…I love the dress form and dress…thank you for sharing your favorite things with us Sia! I love the otherist….and didn’t realize that it was egg mercantile before. Huh…thanks!
    .-= Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog ..Cheap & Chic: inspired by art on etsy =-.

  • Reply Winona September 5, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    I really enjoy your blog, is fantastic. I’m a fashion designer and also am interested in illustration and decoration.
    My blog is:
    A greeting from Barcelona.

  • Reply Penny Patten September 6, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Stain glass is so pretty, and I like the fact that some of your inspiration comes from Lemony Snickets!
    .-= Penny Patten´s last blog ..Onions & Carrots/two things that did grow… =-.

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