Inspired by Confetti System

January 24, 2011

There is so much joy bursting from the online portfolio of Confetti System, owned by artists Julie Ho and Nicholas Andersen, that I have to show these beautiful handmade works to inspire you today. What a fantastic color explosion! You may recall seeing their window installations in J.Crew stores nationwide around the holidays… or around the web last year when I first found out about them. In case you have no clue what I’m talking about, then feast your eyes my friends on these shiny, happy things.

Inspired by Confetti System

I love these gorgeous, festive installations and imagine being able to decorate a huge room with them for a party as traditional party supplies can be quite tacky and dated, don’t you think? I mean, how many more themed party supplies can stores manage to pump out? Furthermore, why is it so hard to find stylish streamers and other gorgeous things to pin, hang and toss around in the first place? Confetti System doesn’t mass produce their wares, it’s true, so they may not be an answer to our party decorating prayers yet — but perhaps someday we will walk into a shop and find party supplies that look like this. If that ever happens, I just may faint.

Inspired by Confetti System

Inspired by Confetti System

Inspired by Confetti System

Inspired by Confetti System

I’ve been on a big “silver leather” obsession for a year now, I was sourcing it in Morocco last year and am always on the prowl for it as it’s lots of fun to use in my own craft projects. I loved seeing Confetti System incorporating leather into their blindfolds.

Inspired by Confetti System

There is some light at the end of the tunnel though in case you WANT to purchase what you see above. You can! Confetti System has an online shop and they can also make decorations to order if you contact them directly. You can also find a limited collection of pinatas and blindfolds created for Bergdorf Goodman — but only for the winter season — so quick, hurry to BG at 745 5th Avenue in NYC if you want to grab a few for your next shindig.

If you want to learn more about Confetti System you can read an interview and see photos of their work studio over at Sight Unseen and The Selby where Todd took some amazing shots.

Oh…. My…. I can’t stop looking at these shiny things…

(images: confetti system)


  • Reply Sally, ourdreamlives January 24, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Wow those streamers are soooo gorgeous, totally want to fill a room with them for a big party!

  • Reply jenn January 24, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    SO FUN! Wow, both your posts this morning have brought so much color and inspiration to start my Monday. Love it :)

  • Reply Mandy of Kini Style January 24, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I Love Confetti System! Those blindfolds?? Wow! They are gorgeous!

  • Reply Adeline January 24, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Lovely colors & great ideas, ideal for occasional room decor..

  • Reply Gloribell January 24, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Super nice colors! Love it!

  • Reply gloribell January 24, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Loving the colors

  • Reply Renee January 24, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    So much fun, color and just plan happy! love it.

  • Reply Juana @ SweetVisualAids January 24, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Confetti System has some amazing party decorations! they are just lovely! :))

  • Reply Juliette January 24, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    This is a classic example of something that looks like you COULD DIY it, but you’d be hard pressed to have yours come out anything as cool as the original. Love that it’s so simple, yet sophisticated!

  • Reply Camellia January 24, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    I love all the colors. So fun!

  • Reply Carol January 25, 2011 at 12:23 am

    How delightful ! So many luscious colors.

  • Reply samantha hahn January 25, 2011 at 1:18 am

    I’m so inspired by them! Actually one of the pieces you posted features my take on one of their amazing garlands! Nick and Julie are geniuses.

  • Reply Luciane at January 25, 2011 at 2:38 am

    I just saw it the other day and thought to myself: “Really?”

    Would you buy it?

    I love the color and how fun it could be, but I am not really sure if I would buy it. Thank you for sharing it though. I love getting to know about new things and you always do that.

    Have a very blessed week!


  • Reply theaxx January 25, 2011 at 6:42 am

    ooh yes, I’ve been watching these guys for WHILE.


  • Reply Juicer January 25, 2011 at 6:43 am

    I like the confetti of the third pic, they are really .

  • Reply Nadine January 25, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Dear Holly,

    in December you mentioned a pop up store of House Doctor that ist gonna be in Berlin in January.
    Unfortunately I can´t find any information about that.
    Perhaps you can tell me more about the date?
    Would be great!
    Thanks from Berlin* nadine

  • Reply h a c e r. a . m a n o January 25, 2011 at 9:28 am

    lindisimoo!!! love this site…so inspiring…every post is beautiful! congratulations!!!

  • Reply Casa e Cose January 25, 2011 at 10:08 am

    oh love it! Want to fill my walls with all that colour!

  • Reply Anna January 25, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Very nice!

    Love the picture with the ‘broken’ lampshade!

  • Reply Anna January 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Whoops, it’s a pinata! Well…still love it! ;)

  • Reply Deirdre January 25, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Oh my….I think I’m in love. The thought of having a room filled with that beautiful garland makes my heart beat faster.
    Thanks so much for sharing. My Tuesday morning feels MUCH better, now!

  • Reply Barbara January 25, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    They are absolutely amazing! What a great idea!
    I saw them a few weeks ago, they were working together in Paris with Serbian designer Ana Kras

  • Reply Anna January 25, 2011 at 4:11 pm


  • Reply muslamb January 25, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    LOVE Confetti System:) I was lucky enough to score several streamer banners from a local store after they took down their display window!

  • Reply Afi January 25, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I love the combination of pastel colors!

  • Reply Kate January 26, 2011 at 4:35 am

    Just looking back over these pictures made me so happy. What a wonderful niche. Thanks for highlighting these creations!

  • Reply will January 27, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I love their work!! Didn’t they do some decs for Urban Outfitters a year or so ago? I seem to remember similar things for sale? So tempting to buy one of their beautiful garlands as a permanent piece of art!

  • Reply avril loreti January 28, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Thank you so much for introducing me to Confetti System. I’ve been looking for a fantastic pinata for my wedding and this one is sooo perfect!

  • Reply Carol Maryott January 29, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Thank you for sharing Cate Parr’s work. Dreamy and nostalgic .
    I love these illustrations. I can see one in my future.

  • Reply Rambles with Reese January 29, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Wow! These are incredible! Thanks for sharing their work!

  • Reply Lindsay January 31, 2011 at 9:18 am

    These are so fun and such a cute idea!

  • Reply Olivia (crafter,doodler and dreamer!) April 5, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I love the pops of color in the confetti! It totaly is springtimey and fun! not to mention cute and crafty! I have been reading your blog but hadn’t taken part in a conversation. Your blog is really inspiring. I often read your blog before I work on my own because this website is so full of ideas and color.

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