This week has come to a close and now I must be on my way to start my weekend doing all of the things that I love do like sleep in, work on projects that fulfill me and watch The Tudors on DVD because let’s face it, a little Jonathan Rhys Meyers goes a very long way. :)
And what about you? What will you do this weekend? What do you hope to accomplish? I think I will make pancakes in the morning and go for a long forest walk since we have fresh snow on the ground (again). To think that last weekend everyone was wearing spring jackets and out buying ice cream cones and today we’re back in mittens and boots… oh well. It is what it is so I plan to simply enjoy it by taking a long walk in the forest in the morning followed by reading the newspaper in my favorite local coffee shop. The little things often have the greatest impact on me and there is nothing more beautiful than a forest covered with fresh snow.
I’ll see you on Monday and by the way, Leslie and I just finished teaching Blogging Your Way and have decided to teach another in September so I’ll make an announcement here on decor8 sometime early August in case you are interested. Also, Leslie will be back with her Color Me Pretty column in two weeks and will visit us once a month with her color story. This month she’ll be focusing on pastels to get us in the mood for spring.
See you in a few days!
(image: holly becker for decor8)
I talked about Turkish wallpaper company Studio Nommo back in 2008 but was just notified today by Chicago-based artist Ashley Alexander from I’m Smitten that they have a new collection that I think you will just love (I do!), especially the foxes by Ashely. Oh and this one by Studio Violet in Sweden. My, my, my there are so many gorgeous patterns…
Seriously, aren’t they all such lively, stimulating designs and colors? Which one would you like to have in your home and where would you put it? I really like the trees against white for a baby’s room. I think it would be so cute for a little boy! But it would equally be beautiful in a stationery boutique as it’s so fresh and perfect for letterpressed modern papers and notebooks.
(images: studio nommo)
Danish illustrator Lisa Grue’s solo show “Owls Have More Fun” opened last Thursday at gallery hanahou in New York and was a smashing success. Lisa is my kind of girl — an oversized graphic woodland of black and white owls — sign me UP! Check out a few photos of the work in situ. Fabulous, right?
The show runs until March 26th so do me a favor if you live in NYC, attend and make me very, very jealous! :) And for those unable to attend, you can now view Lisa’s available plates by downloading the PDF at the gallery hanahou shop. (Click on the link directly below the “Go Shopping” button.) And you can see the show in the gallery hanahou flickr page.
And in case Lisa Grue sounds familiar, I showed her Copenhagen home back in 2008 because it appeared then in BoligLiv magazine. You can still see the article on the BoligLiv website here. Above shows just a glimpse into her colorful, bold world.
(images: gallery hanahou and boligliv magazine)
Would you like to see a fantastic new concept that combines a pendant light with the work of your own hands? LampGustaf in Sweden recently launched the Stitch pendant and it’s the best… leave it to the Swedish to combine craft with function and do it without one ounce of kitsch. The idea behind Stitch is that you can make your own design by hand, so it’s a little bit DIY rolled into a fantastic pendant light. You can watch a video of a few people making their own design here on YouTube to get a better idea on how this works. LampGustaf will soon launch a site of inspiration for Stitch with downloadable embroidery designs and the ability to upload customer photos and more.
In addition to the crafty modern Stitch light, LampGustaf carries a large selection of lighting that ranges from traditional to contemporary, mid century to elegant, they have a myriad of stunning floor, table and pendant lights to choose from. The Stitch is my favorite though, so original and fun!
A special thanks to reader Helena from Room And Serve who first told me about this darling light yesterday. Thanks, Helena!