Looking for gorgeous gift wrap? I bet! Have you check out Luxe Paperie lately? They have alllll kinds of good stuff on their site, visit this page to see what I mean. Their Italian marbled luxury gift wrap is a personal favorite, can you imagine it with gorgeous gold ribbon? Very rich and glamorous. Or, if you prefer, you can go with something more sugar sweet and girly…
Fun patterns and colors!
(images: luxe paperie)
I just loved this free download from kikki.K that I spotted today, it’s a Christmas Gift Guide PDF and I think that the photography is lovely and the product shots are divine. I wish kikki.K was a little closer to home (they are an Australian paper goods company), but that’s okay because I can still enjoy browsing their products online. Here, have a peek and then go be inspired on their site with all of their great products + things…
Red, Blue and White – how pretty!
Hey there people! :) I thought I’d put together 10 Etsy shops in a mini shopping round-up for you today since I missed Take Five yesterday — double your pleasure with 10 instead of 5! Here are some sellers that you may already know about if you’ve been blogging or reading blogs for awhile — others may be brand new if you are newly online visiting handmade shops for the first time. I hope that you enjoy these talented handmade things for you, your home, your friends… Everyone loves handmade!
1. Jennifer Davis – Prints and paintings.
2. The Lime Shop with tear towels, aprons and more.
3. Papersquid – Modern eco-friendly papers.
4. Kush Kush – For the kid in you.
6. Inaluxe – Fantastic colors and patterns that pop!
7. Michele Maule – Collages with heart, both prints and original works.
8. Palomas Nest – I bought my husband a custom text bowl a few years ago and he still keeps it on his bedside table.
9. Drikab – I also have a bag from drikab that I bought years back as well, very durable — I still have it!
10. Maria Kallin Photography – Such a treat!
I hope you saw something that made your heart go boom boom!
(images: linked to their sources above)
I’m so sorry that I missed Etsy Take Five Tuesdays yesterday, I will make it up to you in a moment with an Etsy shopping post so stay tuned for that! Yesterday was not only a bad internet day (we had problems with our wireless router for 16 hours straight so I just gave up writing online and did some work around the house instead. It ended up being quite hectic around here, my new desk and work chair arrived and it inspired me to transform my guest bedroom into a working office until the other things that I ordered arrive for what will be my permanent work studio complete with crafting table and sitting area. It could be another month, and I got tired of working from the sofa and the coffee table over the past few months. In an afternoon I pulled together a space that I feel cozy and creative in, on a budget. Now I’m in my cute little guest bedroom with a huge window and great light. I blogged about it on Haus Maus if you want to take a peek. Speaking of peeks, do you want to catch a peek of the beautiful works of art found over at Boxbird in the UK?
The work above is by artist Patrick Edgeley and I just love these bold, colorful graphics — don’t you?
These are by Ruth Green, another talented favorite of mine from the Boxbird collection of artists.
More graphic color and pattern, this time from Hello Marine.
Back in a jiffy with more finds! :)
I am so excited to debut the House Doctor Spring 2011 “Everyday” collection today on decor8! It’s a beautiful gathering of objects, furniture, lighting… I just had a flip through their new catalog and though I can’t show you everything I want to share some glimpses with the many House Doctor fans out there. None of this is even on their website or blog yet, and hasn’t been blogged anywhere, so you are indeed getting a very special glimpse. Ready? Good, let’s look!
First, the two lights that I want in my work room are shown above – the large and the smaller one — these are a big favorite of mine at the moment and the items from this collection that I predict will be a hot seller!
These green over-sized glass vases are gorgeous in a grouping of three and catch the natural daylight so beautifully. The wooden table with the metal legs is another favorite, I would use that as a cocktail table in my living room. I love the idea of having a mini bar with pretty glasses and such out on display and ready to go for guests. The white owl lamp is another favorite, in ceramic, that would be on my table in the guest room for sure. I bet the owl will be another popular item for them as well. Everyone loves an owl lamp, especially when it is subtle enough to use in a grown up room to add a bit of whimsy.
It took me awhile to warm up to baskets, most likely because my mother loved them so much in the 80s and displayed them proudly on the wall over our kitchen cabinets only to be replaced later by wallpaper border – ha ha – those of you who were kids in the 80s must remember the baskets on the wall trend, or the wallpaper border trend, right? So that is why I’m a bit damaged for life when it comes to dark brown woven baskets. But those with a more open weave, in a lighter wood, that are modern and truly have function (not purely nailed to the wall as decoration), I really like. The new baskets from House Doctor, and they have a ton of them, are modern, beautiful and functional to use as storage. Baskets are great to store bottled water in the kitchen, newspapers to recycle, magazines near the sofa, blankets in the guest bedroom on top of a tall wooden cabinet, or rolls of toilet paper in the bathroom if you don’t have a cabinet to conceal them inside of. Another great storage idea is to use vintage suitcases or at least, those that look vintage like the new ones that House Doctor has added to their Spring collection. My husband has three vintage suitcases and a trunk in his office that he uses for storage, my favorite is his pebbled black leather suitcase from the 1920s.
I love that they now offer this sofa table in gray now (along with black which they have currently). I also love this blue storage locker, it’s a favorite of mine.
Sawhorse style metal legs are a big trend and a favorite of mine so my heart went boom when I saw this pretty table. I imagine it would be great to work on… Lay out all of your crafty projects and pull together some beautiful ideas that make you happy! I also like their colorful new chairs for inside or out (I would use them on my balcony or wintergarten). Just the right amount of color!
Here are some close up product shots — new tea towels, a white ceramic pendant that can work well in a bathroom, their new clothing, and some of their new pillows.
Spot anything you’d love to own? What do you think of these glimpses from this collection, do you like it? The House Doctor Everyday Catalog for 2011 will be available soon on the House Doctor website here so keep watching their site to see all of their new offerings for Spring — this was just a glimpse. I hope that you enjoyed and felt inspired by seeing the latest from this popular Danish brand.
If you want to see the House Doctor brand in person, and you are visiting Berlin in January, there will be a special House Doctor pop-up shop there. I’ll give you more details as the date draws nearer. Stay tuned!
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