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May 2010

Arts + Crafts, Objects

Parasol Co. – New Fabric!

May 11, 2010

Parasol Co. just announced that they have created four new fabrics in mushroom, nesting doll and ikat dots (the navy/white is my favorite) in case you are looking for something to freshen your chairs or to transform into a table runner.

Parasol Co. - New Fabric!

In addition to fabric, Parasol Co. designs patterned paper goods and limited run digital publications which promote the work of both emerging and established creatives. You may really love their website (nudge, nudge) – it’s so perky and inspirational.

Parasol Co. - New Fabric!

Parasol Co. also has digital patterns in their shop that you can also purchase and use for online scrapbooking or even to enhance your blog photos to use as borders and such.

Go color, go!

(images: parasol co.)

Shopping + Products

All The Luck In The World

May 11, 2010

Jane just updated her lovely shop, All The Luck In The World, so you can buy some fresh vintage and crafted items from her if you’d like. Here’s a sampling of the pretty things in her shop… Fantastic — colorful, happy, and just the best! I met Jane in person a few years ago at a decor8 meet and greet in Amsterdam and she was the sweetest thing — so humble and down-to-earth and super creative.

All The Luck In The World

Jane has a storefront now in the Netherlands but her online store is where I frequently do “drive bys” to see what’s new. I love how she restyles flea market castaways, she has such a great eye for enhancing, upcycling, re-purposing, recycling… all of it!

(image: all the luck in the world)

Etsy Faves

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

May 11, 2010

Good morning friends! How are ya? I hope that you are ready for Etsy Take Five Tuesday because I thought I’d get started early on this column today. You can shop for art prints, cosmetic bags, cute slippers, porcelain jewelry, mid century vintage goods for the home and more. See what you like and have fun viewing today’s picks! Oh and just so you’re in the loop, next Tuesday I have a guest who will be here to share her favorite etsy shops since I’ll be in London so you won’t miss a beat!

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Sophie Blackall. “Sophie Blackall has illustrated over fifteen books for children and her paintings and three dimensional works have been exhibited in galleries in Sydney, Paris and New York, which sounds like a shopping bag but is actually true.”

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Lila Ruby King, “I am an Australian designer, currently based in Athens, Greece. I have a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Visual Arts, majoring in printmaking and with a minor in painting. I have since completed a Certificate IV in Jewelery Design and Manufacture.”

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Jonty Bloom. “I am an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. I like color. I like nature. That’s why I live in New York City!”

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Ameelia Bedelia.”I am a self-proclaimed pack-rat who gets way too much excitement out of very old things. I love the patterns, shapes and textures that came out of the mid-century era. I love discovering little pieces of history and using them to transform my space. Buying vintage is the ultimate in recycling, and I believe that used and re-used items have so much more character than what you find in stores today.”

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

JuJuBaju. “I’m Leila. Wife to a hardworking-so-I-can-stay-at-home-and-be-creative husband and mama to two beautiful-if-I-don’t-say-so-myself girls. We live in Winnemucca, NV. If you’ve every driven on I-80 you’ve probably stopped here for gas.”

(images: linked to their sources above)


Books + Magazines

FRYD + DESIGN Magazine: New!

May 10, 2010

I’ve talked about Jeanette Lunde before but I’ve been hearing so much lately in blogland about her newly released e-magazine that I must share in the excitement and show ‘n tell a little myself! This inspiring work is available to download at no cost here at Issuu. An English version will be available soon but if you want some visual inspiration to hold you over until then, knock yourself out.

FRYD + DESIGN Magazine: New!

It’s a beautiful magazine, Jeanette has designed a very special bundle in 92 pages that is devoted to…well… I guess pretty things, home things, inspiring images, baby things, flowers, inspirational quotes… just stuff — stuff that makes you feel more creative and joyous and alive.

FRYD + DESIGN Magazine: New!

FRYD + DESIGN Magazine: New!

FRYD + DESIGN Magazine: New!

FRYD + DESIGN Magazine: New!

FRYD + DESIGN Magazine: New!

FRYD + DESIGN Magazine: New!

FRYD + DESIGN Magazine: New!

FRYD + DESIGN Magazine: New!

Above you will find but a snippet of some of my favorite images, there is so much to see that I’ve not included above so please support Jeanette and download this issue, tell your friends, blog about it and most of all – love it!

Congratulations Jeanette!

(images: jeanette lunde)

Arts + Crafts

Bigprint Little

May 10, 2010

I’ve had a huge girl crush on illustrator and textile designer Allison Langton ever since I met her earlier this year. She is such a gifted lady! Whenever I read her blog, Bigprint Little, I’m transported into her dreamy world of pretty pastels and gorgeous graphics. Allison is busy with lots of illustration work for magazines currently and I’d like to share a glimpse of it below. I think you’ll really like to step into her world and to see everyday objects through her eyes – she is very imaginative which is why I adore her so much.

Bigprint Little

Allison, who lives in Melbourne, has over ten years of experience in visual merchandising and holds a degree in textile design. She is certainly up to date when it comes to trends, as you can see in her intuitive, jaw dropping work. I’d love to see her patterns in my home as pillows and curtains, or on products like coffee cups, candy wrappers and party plates.

Bigprint Little

Bigprint Little

Bigprint Little

Allison takes me to my happy place. Does she do the same for you too? I keep hoping she will open an etsy shop so we can buy some of her illustrations as prints. :)

(images: bigprint little)

Inspiration

Emily Gilbert Photography

May 10, 2010

Perhaps you are in need of some interior inspiration today? Oh yes, you say. You’d like to escape from your job for just a few moments and slip into the comfortable magical world of interiors. This is no problem and is precisely what I am here for — to inspire and share and make your eyes dance. Thanks to Emily Gilbert Photography in New York we can enjoy a few rooms together right now in fact…

Emily Gilbert Photography

About Emily: After her post collegiate career as a set dresser in the television and film industry, Emily developed a passion for photography. Don’t see a connection? Here’s how you go from a set dresser to a pro interiors photographer, “Her fascination with lines, space, and repetition coupled with her experience as a Set Dresser lead her to the art of Interior & Architectural photography. Her interest in environments both meticulously designed and those that exist in nature is what drives her to capture the essence of each space she sets out to photograph.” Interesting, right?

Emily Gilbert Photography

Do any of the spaces above speak to you? I want the pink bathroom! And I love the idea of wallpaper on the ceiling — the black and white stripe wallpaper is fresh!

(images: emily gilbert photography)

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