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Call For Submissions: 2011 Calendars

It’s that time of year again friends! Time for me to present the annual 2011 Calendar Round-Up! I’ve already been receiving lovely submissions so I’d like to put it out there that you can now submit your calendar to me for consideration in the round-up. Not all submissions will be accepted but I’ll try to fit in as many as I can this year. I’ve been rounding up calendars by mostly independent designers now since 2006 so I feel as though I have to keep tradition! :)

decor8 calendar round-up

To submit your calendars for consideration please:

*   Email the link to where your calendars can be purchased to holly AT decor8blog.com

*   Include 5 images of your calendar that are 500 pixels wide (no smaller, no larger please). I’ll select my favorite to use on decor8.

*   In the subject line of your email, please write 2011 Calendar Round-Up

*   Deadline: Saturday, October 23, 2010.

The calendar round-up will appear on decor8 during the week of October 25th so um… mark your calendars! (wink, wink.)

Thank you, I can’t wait to see what you send!

(Image: Shannon Schmidt)

Posted in round-up on October 13, 2010

The Framed Objects

I discovered these great wall objects from The over on Joy’s blog this morning and found the vase particularly fascinating. I’d love something like this on the wall in my kitchen for flowers as I find that kitchens can often lack that certain softness and charm due to all of the shiny, smooth surfaces…

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This is such a great vase and a fantastic idea — you could even use them in a row of 3 for a hallway or with two above and two below over a fireplace mantel. You could even put them on an office wall and instead of flowers, paint a bouquet of rulers or hand craft some flowers using pipe cleaners and fabric. Being creative at home is so much fun!

On another note, aren’t these anti-theft lunch bags a riot!? I love the things that The makes, they are so witty and fresh!

(images: the.)

Posted in walls on October 12, 2010

Amazing Rooms But Why?

Oh Livingetc, what you do to me! These images from their gorgeous magazine make me feel like floating off into these enticing, welcoming spaces to cook, entertain and relax.

Livingetc

Livingetc

Livingetc

Livingetc

Livingetc

Livingetc

Livingetc

Livingetc

Livingetc

Yes, these rooms are all amazing but why exactly? Try to pinpoint your reasons for each winning room. Do you see one or two above that inspire you? If so, why? What speaks to you about the spaces that you see here?

(images: livingetc)

Posted in Decorating Tips on October 12, 2010

Ina & Matt

I talked about a mood board that I loved made by Dutch design duo Ina & Matt last year but was reminded of them and their work today from the lovely Ink+Wit blog. Ina & Matt are such a creative team, they create beautiful things that cover such a broad range from architecture to ad campaigns — I love some of their barn ren­o­va­tions, especially the kitchen spaces because all I think about lately is the kitchen since I’m currently working on mine. We won’t have a sink or cabinetry until November 10th! Thank goodness we will be in Morocco for 10 days and in Turkey for a week between now and then… These kitchens below are so enticing to me, now more than ever before…

Ina & Matt

Ina & Matt

Ina & Matt

The simplicity and warm, yet minimalistic approach above is soooo captivating, but equally stunning are the colorful arrangements of things below, don’t you think?

Ina & Matt

And this is when you combine color with a natural palette…

Ina & Matt

Dots of inspiration… This photo makes me happy, I want to sit on the floor and move these bits around to spell something or create my initials. :) We adults can be so boring, what every happened to playing on the floor anyway? This past week I sat on the floors so often cutting out fabric and measuring things on my mat – and it felt good to “play” like that.

Ina & Matt

This French kitchen below is great. One thing I want from Morocco is to eat something that was cooked in a tagine (I’ve never had food prepared like this before) and then, secondly, if I liked it — t buy a gorgeous creamy white or shiny black one for my home and cook foods using it in the future. This French kitchen has one sitting on the counter, do you see it? Have you ever eaten foods prepared in a tagine? I hope to learn a lot about Morocco when I am there soon… There is so much Moroccan influence in fashion and interiors, but to experience it all within its natural setting shall be quite an honor for me.

Ina & Matt

Ina & Matt

Ina & Matt

Ina & Matt

I loved looking at this flower photo above and then looking down to the office photo below… It is a lovely arrangement of things – first from nature, second from made made objects.

Ina & Matt

If I lived here I would definitely skate around to do my household tasks and to simply go from room to room during the day. Weeeee! I’d be bear hugging those beams a lot though, I love to skate but I fall quite a lot but with beams like that to grab onto I think could manage.

Ina & Matt

Back to my kitchen, so far I have a big Smeg cooker (90 cm wide — big for EU standards — I love it) but still no cabinetry or counters, not even a sink, so my home life is a bit chaotic now to say the least but in a weird way, it’s sort of fun to be floating around in my expectation bubble — it’s fun to be in anticipation, to be expecting, waiting — and so I’m waiting and having fun along the way because once it’s done, it’s done and so I’m trying to enjoy the process… But still, I do miss a kitchen sink (so much!).

(images: ina & matt)

Posted in kitchen, uncategorized on October 11, 2010

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