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siagrafica: Favorite Things

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…


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…


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


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.


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.


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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Posted by decor8 in guest bloggers on September 01, 2009

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  1. Chanelva commented
    September 1st, 2009 at 5:19am

    Nice! Love it all…

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  2. Mallory commented
    September 1st, 2009 at 2:28pm

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

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  3. Lina commented
    September 1st, 2009 at 2:57pm

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

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  4. Melissa de la Fuente commented
    September 1st, 2009 at 3:50pm

    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 =-.

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  5. Winona commented
    September 5th, 2009 at 1:48pm

    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.

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  6. Penny Patten commented
    September 6th, 2009 at 8:34am

    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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