I’ve been busy with some spring cleaning today, and I put a few new chevron pillows on my sofa to spring it up — but it feels nice to take a seat and visit you for a moment to share the photography of Clare Plueckhahn from CI Studios in Australia. Do you know her work?
I just spent 20 minutes wrapped up in Clare’s world via her online portfolio and now I want to make a big salad, have a glass of mimosa and some grilled swordfish and eat on the beach, and oh yes…totally redecorate my flat and buy some new clothes while I’m at it. That is what I call inspiration! Here, have a peek…
I particularly LOVE the store photos she took of the Midi Boutique – this delightful shop is owned by Jess Young in Lorne, Australia and it looks beautiful. I could move in and set up a little bed and desk and be all set. I see a rug and a scarf that I’d love to own, and so now I’m wondering how is the designer for both pieces. I’m referring to the rug that the model (or perhaps that is shop owner Jess?) is shown walking on and also the scarf on the white shirt against what appears to be a chippy white ladder.
I must confess a little something… I am dying to travel to Australia! I have to make it over there eventually… I really do. Seems the Australians are so sunny and creative! My travel must-see list includes Copenhagen, Sydney, Christchurch, Tokyo and St. Petersburg. What are your travel must-sees?
(images: clare plueckhahn)
Today I’d like to share a lovely shop called Beuteltiere that’s so cute and is owned by business partners Barbara Mueller and Katrin Hufer who have knack for curating handbags and accessories – their boutique is like a gallery or gorgeous bags! Beuteltiere is located in Berlin’s trendy Prenzlauer Berg district at Raumerstrasse 19 and just so happens to be where many of my friends shop which is why I decided to write about them today — they are definitely the “it” bag shop in Berlin — especially for girls and guys who love good design.
Shop girls Katrin (left) and Barbara (right)
I had the pleasure of meeting Barbara a few years ago and we’ve kept in touch since — she’s a great lady and terrific business woman. In fact, the blogging event where I spoke at in 2008 is what helped motivate these ladies to get started with a blog, shop and web shop (you can watch their video in German about it here. It’s great!). This really pleases me — it’s nice to know that so many ladies are being inspired and started a business — and living their dreams. I’m heading to Berlin soon to visit them, the high speed train gets me there in an hour and 25 minutes (not bad!) and I really need to buy a bag for myself for Spring/Summer… and they have some great ones as you can see in these photos!
I want to mention that recently Nicole from Nicoletter visited Beuteltiere and picked up this gorgeous 100% recycled Matt & Nat bag… it’s a great one, isn’t it? I’ve become obsessed lately with leather bags, sunglasses and umbrellas so you’ll have to excuse me!
If you are a decor8 reader (which you are if you’re reading this, right?!?) you can tell these shop girls when you visit and they’ll give you a 10% discount off of your purchase to celebrate their one year anniversary. If you buy a bag online you can use your discount until the end of April by entering code “BGdecor8″ at checkout.
Thank you ladies for sharing your shop with us today! I feel like I went on vacation without leaving the house. :)
(photography: tim adler)
I love me a good dollhouse but not always the Tudor or Victorian kind… so of course I jumped on this article today in the The New York Times and swooned over every bit of it because it’s all about modern mini furniture for dollhouse hobbyists. If you love the idea of a dollhouse filled with min modern design then this article and slideshow just may steal your heart…
(image: David Azia for The New York Times)