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September 2009

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Illustrative 2009 Berlin

September 1, 2009

Well it’s no secret that I love art and illustration so when Sia told me about Illustrative 2009 and that it will be held in Berlin, I instantly ran to the website (well my fingers did) and wow – I’m excited! Berlin is a quick train ride for me, only an hour and a half, so I’m considering attending this event and perhaps if I do and photography is allowed, I will share my impressions with you. :)

Illustrative 2009 Berlin

Illustrative 2009 Berlin

Illustrative 2009 Berlin

What is Illustrative? It’s an event for contemporary graphic art that will begin on October 16 and run until November 1st in Berlin. More than 600 works will be on display from over 60 artists worldwide — drawings, graphic prints, mural collages, book art, animation and more. This sounds like the best way to spend an evening to me – a visual feast! There will also be an exhibition showing the works of those who won the Swatch Young Illustrators award. This is the fifth time that Illustrative will be held, you can catch glimpses of their last event here. The photos shown in this post are from their recent event in Zurich. Looks like fun! :)

(images: illustrative)


Objects

Materialistic

September 1, 2009

Ha ha, just found this and had to share, it’s a tea towel from Materialistic and it just about sums up how I’m feeling after spending several hours cleaning my apartment yesterday… Well here’s my thought of the day….

Materialistic

Wouldn’t this make the cutest housewarming present? Here are some more pretty things from Materialistic that you may also like…

Materialistic

Materialistic

via: mishy lane

(image: materialistic)

Bloggers

Mishy Lane Design Blog

September 1, 2009

Mishy Lane recently left a comment on decor8 and so I clicked over as I do with all those who visit me here and discovered her blog, Mishy Lane Design. This talented lady is a graphic designer and photographer from Brisbane, Australia who specializes in custom invitations, logos, branding, portrait photography and stationery design. Here is a peek at some of her photography…

Mishy Lane Design Blog

Mishy Lane Design Blog

Mishy Lane Design Blog

Mishy Lane Design Blog

Her blog is filled with inspiring visuals that you’ll no doubt enjoying browsing today and well, everyday this week as she is the blog of the week on decor8. I hope you are inspired by her style as much as I do!

(images: mishy lane)

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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

(images: siagrafica)

Objects

Freddy & Ma Custom Handbags, Pillows and More!

September 1, 2009

I’ve talked about Freddy & Ma before but I was recently reminded of their work and thought I’d show you some of their latest patterns and colors… oh and laptop sleeves (I’m dying to get my hands on one). I love seeing the work of Brooklyn artist Samantha Hahn on some of their pillows, I dig her design aesthetic so I think I’d own all of her pillows if I could fit them onto my sofa. :)

Freddy & Ma Custom Handbags, Pillows and More!

Freddy & Ma Custom Handbags, Pillows and More!

Freddy & Ma Custom Handbags, Pillows and More!

Aren’t these just lovely? You can customize plates, pillows, whatever you’d like using these fun tool on their site. They have a bevy of patterns to select from, and the pillows come in three sizes. I’m considering placing an order myself, I can never have too many cushions! Have fun playing on their website…

(images: freddy & ma)

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