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Wall Frame Decals From Wall Stories

These are quite cute, right? I think they’re lovely. Caron over at Wall Stories told me about their new wall decal collections that released last week and I had to share them. These neutral frames in particular caught my eye and were created by illustrator Maria Carluccio who is also a Wall Stories co-founder. Made in the USA (Portland, OR to be precise), all decals are durable, easy to peel and stick (and move around later), pvc-free, and are made out of adhesive fabric.

Wall Stories

Wall Stories

Wall Stories

In addition to frames, you can find trees, birds, blossoms and many other lovely decals in their shop so please check them all out here to see if any catch your eye – they are all so darling!

(images: wall stories)

Posted in Rooms on May 03, 2012

Meet Me at a Food Styling & Photography Workshop (in a castle! eep!)

I’m so excited to tell you about a lovely food styling and photography workshop to be held this summer in Germany in a nearby castle (romantic, right?) that I’ll be guest teaching at! The talented ladies running the class, Lisa Nieschlag, Julia Cawley and Meeta K. Wolff, have invited me to guest speak for a morning and to work with students throughout the day as they go about their styling and photography exercises. This will be such a lovely, intimate workshop and I can’t wait to take part. You can learn more about the workshop here and here.

Food Styling Workshop I'm guest teaching at this summer in Germany

I’ll be covering the following topics on Saturday morning for 2 hours:

* My Story:
Tips & tricks on building a meaningful career doing what you love
* Interior Styling: Going beyond the plate
* Staying On Top: Trends in cookbooks and food photography & styling
* Networking Online: Creating creative and meaningful blog content
* Q&A Session: Ask me, ask me, ask me! Anything and everything!

Food Styling Workshop I'm guest teaching at this summer in Germany

Please bring your notebook for my session because I’ll give you loads to think about that you’ll want to jot down. You’ll walk away from this workshop energized and ready to style, take photos and use all of the tools that these lovely ladies have laid out for you as they have so much to teach you and offer – I can’t wait to hang out with them and all of you for the weekend (I’ll be there Friday and Saturday but only teaching Saturday morning and playing the big sister role throughout the day in case anyone needs help) as we all learn and grow together in an inspiring setting. So exciting!

NOTE: They just opened up 4 extra spaces for decor8 readers if any of you would like to join us so if you are interested please register as soon as possible as spots are being offered on a first come, first serve basis only.

Hopefully I’ll be meeting you at the castle in July! xo

Thank you Lisa, Julia and Meeta for including me!

(images: meeta wolf)

Posted in Events + Markets on May 02, 2012

Photographer Catherine Gratwicke

I just heard about London-based photographer Catherine Gratwicke from Iris because Catherine is photographing her home today for an upcoming book (congrats, Iris!) and so I had to check out her portfolio and I’m so glad I did. Catherine has a great eye and enormous talent for interiors photography and stills. I thought I’d share a few glimpses of her work today so you can be inspired too.

Photographer Catherine Gratwicke

Photographer Catherine Gratwicke

Photographer Catherine Gratwicke

If you’d like to see more, please check out her incredible website. Delish!

(images: catherine gratwicke)

Posted in uncategorized on May 01, 2012

15 Clever Ideas For Instagram Photos

I’m so in love with the idea of turning Instagram photos into something more — prints, a canvas, stickers, mini books, wall art – any and all ideas work for me – bring it! Last year, I turned a bunch of my own photos into art using ixxi in the Netherlands. I also gave my husband a present by turning some of his Instagram photos into ixxi wall art too. He was so happy when they arrived and immediately assembled them and installed it above his desk (You can see it here).

15 Ideas For Instagram Photos

I’m guessing that if you are Istagram-obsessed like me, you must have recurring thoughts of turning them into something real too. My ideas motivated me to do some research to see what is out there and I found 15 cool ideas for Istagram photos that I’ve listed for you below. Ready to check them out?

1. As mentioned already, ixxi. I was surprised by how nice mine came out given that each square is pretty big. They look great!

2. Turn them into a canvas with instacanvas or canvaspop.

3. Sell them in your own shop here to your fans like nini_cb. Love her work!

4. Turn them into tiny books using Printstagram or larger ones with Blurb.

5. Turn them into sticker books
or giant stickers.

6. Have you thought to make them into mini matte photos? This is my favorite idea. I am going to place an order as soon as I finish writing this post!

7. What about a spiral bound mini book?

8. Or a t-shirt (this option will be available soon here).

9. How about a poster with a black or white border?

10. Perhaps a memory box with every photo you’ve ever taken on Instagram?

11. How about magnets?

12. I know, you’d like a custom iPhone case!

13. Turn them into ceramic tiles of all sizes and shapes.

14. Everyone loves pillows! Eep!

15. Create a calendar.

15 Ideas For Instagram Photos

15 Ideas For Instagram Photos

15 Ideas For Instagram Photos


Any of these ideas catch your eye? I’m very keen on the mini photos (No. 6) and the iPhone case (No. 12). Stickers sound fun too!

(images: printstagram and casetagram)

Posted in Ramblings on May 01, 2012


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