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Vicente Wolf – Why Blog?

I had one of those “Like, wow!” moments during lunch today when the Vicente Wolf requested my friendship on Facebook. I mean, Vicente Wolf? Hello! This man is a style icon, a design guru, a top designer! Here is a glimpse of his work from his portfolio — such sophistication and beauty, and so well-edited. His books are classy and he is soon to release a third, Lifting the Curtain on Design, which sounds like a great title — I’m officially intrigued.

Vicente Wolf

If you’d like to keep up with his work, you may visit his blog where he reveals great design and style tips. I really enjoyed reading his perspective when it comes to blogging in his post, Why Blog, where he reveals why he bothers to keep a public journal and where some of his readers chime in with their viewpoints too. I always find conversations like these interesting because I think we each have our reasons for writing online but in the end it always comes back to a desire to share what one is passionate about and to attract like-minded individuals for discussion and ideas — and even friendship. It was interesting to read the views of a top designer and author like Vicente though and I think you’ll enjoy his post on this topic too.

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P.S. Etsy Take Five Tuesday is taking a day off and will resume next week on Tuesday. I was going to write it today but my friend just called me — she read my blog and saw that I’m looking for a desk and found the perfect one for me at the vintage shop downtown so I have to run down there to see if it’s still available! And then a group of us are going to see Alice in English as the local theater is only showing it in English today — so I have to run! I hope this doesn’t sound irresponsible of me, but living in a foreign country means you must see films in English as they come to your city, it’s a big event for me now! :)

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(images: vicente wolf)

Posted in designers on March 23, 2010

Rosehip Pillowcases

I’m on a girly roll today! Ha ha! But I can’t help myself… when I spotted these pretty pillowcases by Rosehip I knew I had to share them because they’re so frilly and sweet! Sometimes I really like feminine touches in the bedroom — but not really on my bed (my husband isn’t so fond of bedding that looks this sweet) but I do imagine it more for a guest bedroom or even in a summer house or on a child’s bed. It really feels like summer as I look at these photographs… all that is missing is iced sweet tea and peonies by the bed.

Rose Hip

I would love to have a beach house (who wouldn’t?) or a country home in say, France, and on the bed have some of these darling cases to cozy up to at night after a long, hard day of lingering around picking fresh flowers and working on creative projects, cooking… ah, the thought of all that is so transporting, soothing — just lovely!

Rose Hip

I must get away this summer, even if for a week, to relax in a rented cottage or something. Do you have an escape cottage? A stone farmhouse that awaits your visit each year for even a few weeks? It’s a wonderful thought, especially now as it’s nearing the end of March and I’m ready to start planning some time off as I didn’t get much of a rest last year between moving and unpacking. And though this summer I’ll need to travel for a work-related project (more on that later), it’s not the same as packing up your shorts and flip flops and heading to the coast to do simply nothing but picnic and build sandcastles… something I did daily as a child that I took for granted and now as an adult I miss my lazy beach days so much!

But these pillowcases… yes, they make me want to escape to a sweet little spot where I can cook and craft and just be in the moment.

(images: rosehip)

Posted in uncategorized on March 23, 2010

Daisy Home

I’m really liking these retro storage boxes and desk accessories from Danish fashion and home label Daisy Home in Copenhagen. I found them on Box de Lux online and though I have no clue if I can even order them or not, I still take inspiration simply by seeing them because it gives me ideas as to fresh ways to use vintage wallpaper and fabric to brighten up the home – even as lampshades!

Daisy Home

This is precisely why I love to see design from all parts of the world — it’s inspiring to travel from my chair here in my home office to various parts of the world to see what people are making and how others are using these products in their home. These storage boxes would be lovely for an entryway for shoes and keys or on a bookcase to tuck away things that you may not want on display.

Makes you think twice the next time you’re at a flea market and spot rolls of vintage wallpaper, right?

(images: daisy home)

Posted in uncategorized on March 23, 2010

Rie Elise Larsen

More pretty things for you to drool over today! :) I just shared her pretty lampshades and mobiles in the post before this one (here) which inspired me to visit the site of Rie Elise Larsen to see if she’d updated it recently… and she has!

Rie Elise Larsen

Rie Elise Larsen

Rie Elise Larsen

Rie Elise Larsen

I’ve talked about this talented Danish stylist and designer before but in case you’ve not heard about her you simply must visit her online portfolio today for some inspiration because her 2010 collection for the home is just great!

(images: rie elise larsen)

Posted in designers on March 23, 2010

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