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Loop (London) Save 15%


Thought I’d give a little love to those on the opposite side of the pond today, especially since most of the decor8 discounts have been more from US-based shops. This deal is unique in that you can contact the store directly via phone, or visit them in London, to place the order. I’m sure you’ve heard of Loop, as they’re quite popular in the UK and, by way of blogging, are gaining popularity here in the states, too. If you’d like to check out a past write-up about Loop, click here.

Loop carries wonderful things for those of you who adore the handmade, either from others, or created by your own hands. At Loop, you can experience both. You can shop for gorgeous yarn and things to design something lovely from scratch, or purchase something from the store that was crafted by a skilled artisian. From ceramics to knitting needles, this charming boutique will cozy up your nest in no time!

Who: Loop
What: 15% off all merchandise for decor8 readers.
When: Valid until January 16, 2007 (yes, a 2-day sale!)
How: Since their online shopping cart cannot accept discounts, you’ll have to either email them your order: info(at)loop(dot)gb(dot)com with decor8/loop promotion as the subject, call them at 020 7288 1160, or visit their store in Islington at 41 Cross Street and mention the decor8/loop promotion to the cashier. I know, it’s a little complicated, but when gorgeous things are on sale, there is a way, people! :)

Thanks, Loop!

[This sale wraps up the decor8 week of reader discounts. I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any store suggestions for next year, or comments in general, you may either comment below or email me. Next up, a RISD alum show recap from both a male and female perspective, and an interview with Snowden Flood!]

(images from loop)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, discounts, shopping, travel on December 14, 2006

Michelle Caplan – Save 10%


Mixed media collage artist Michelle Caplan is on fire! Not only does she seem to exhibit at every craft show known to man in LA, but she was invited to show her work at the Apartment Therapy party in LA (she was a featured artist alongside Henry Road at Vanessa De Vargas’ showroom Turquoise. View photos here.) and had a two page spread in the November issue of Real Simple magazine (here’s one page of the feature). Oh, and while scouring the web to dig some more information about Michelle for you, I found a satisfied customer of hers from Brooklyn, check this out.

Michelle and I are actually friends, forming our bond through her art, which I started collecting in 2005 while searching for many years for collage art that spoke to me that I could also afford. Ever since finding Michelle, not only do my walls look fabulous (thanks!), but I’ve gained a good friend. From badges to bookplates, and of course, collage art in all sizes, visit her etsy store to give the gift of art (or to keep it for yourself!)

Who: Michelle Caplan
What: 10% off all merchandise for decor8 readers
When: Valid until December 20th, 2006
How: Enter ‘DECOR8′ at check out in the message to seller box, and wait for a revised invoice.

psst: If there are any Smiths/Morrissey fans reading this, doesn’t the top left image look exactly like something you would’ve seen on a Smiths cover?? Totally!

A very special thanks to Michelle for this great offer!

(images from michelle caplan)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, discounts, etsy on December 13, 2006

Purl – Take 10% off!

[sorry, the code listed below isn’t working. Jen emailed me the new code, it’s just DECOR without the 8.]

Purl brings so many smiles to enthusiastic crafters everywhere that now they’re extending extra large grins to decor8 readers with a 10% discount! Select from mountains of gorgeous fabric, yarn, patterns, magazines (like my favorite – Selvedge from the UK. Drool!), and anything else you fancy. You can even shop for gifts for a creative friend. Tuck in this gorgeous Japanese quilting book with a small stack of fabric, and you’ve created a really memorable present for a special friend. You can never go wrong by giving things that will inspire their creativity!

Who: Purl
What: 10% off all merchandise for decor8 readers
When: Valid until this Friday, December 15th, 2006 – HURRY!
How: Use code ‘DECOR8′ (in caps) in the discount coupon text field in the shopping basket.

Did you read Lena’s blog yesterday? If so, you may have spotted these
Limited Edition Piano Nobile Project bags (shown below) created exclusively for Purl – all hand-printed and lovely. Hurry though, they’re selling fast!

psst: Don’t miss fabric by Kaffee Fassett, Amy Butler, Yoshiko Jinzenji, Anna Maria Horner, Etsuko Furuya, Heather Ross, Denyse Schmidt, Jennifer Paganelli, Valori Wells and Darlene Zimmerman. Have fun!


(images from purl)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, discounts, shopping, textiles, travel on December 12, 2006

Binth – 15% off ALL PRINTS!


Whenever I see something from Binth, I want to own it. I really love their work, the graphics, colors, their overall style, it’s uniquely Binth! Have you always wanted to own a Binth print? Now you can. Starting today through December 15th, Binth is giving decor8 readers 15% off of all limited edition prints, one-of-a-kind matted, titled and signed prints, and their brand new alphabet poster for kids, inspired by mid-century Danish wood toys, great for all the modern parents out there!

Who: Binth – which you’ve figured out by now, smarty pants!
What: 15% off (prints only)
When: Valid now until December 15, 2006
How: Use code ‘decor8′ at checkout.

A special thanks to Suzanna for this offer, I know I’m picking up a limited edition print in blue/white/black for my bedroom. Now to choose…

{Update: I just purchased the print above, the girl with the butterfly net in the forest, for my bedroom. What do you think? I’m so excited, when I have it framed and installed, I’ll post some photos here on the blog.}

(images from binth)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, discounts, walls on December 08, 2006

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Further editions available: Decorate published by Murdoch Books for AU/NZ, Decorar BR, Alt om indretning DK, Inspirace pro váš byt CZ, Dekorácie SK, La décoration FR, Lust auf Wohnen DE, Sisusta tyylillä FI and Sztuka aranżacji wnętrz PL.

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