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Happy Weekend!

I’m signing out of blogland for the weekend as I have a few projects to work on so I’ll see you again here on Monday. I hope that you enjoyed reading my blog this week, thank you so much for stopping by, commenting, and being a big (special) part of my life!

By the way, has anyone picked up the latest Somerset magazine called In Love? Your opinion? It’s a great weekend read in my opinion. Featuring a passionate collection of work from eleven artists, it’s inspirational with lots of project ideas and fab eye candy if you love mixed media work, pretty papers, altered books, etc. I found my copy at Barnes & Noble in case you’re out and about… but you can also purchase it online here.

See you on Monday you gorgeous things, you!

P.S. And so you don’t think I’d forgotten… to circle back to this popular post, I spoke to my contact at Anthropologie who confirmed that yes they are having classes at select stores in the U.S. but you basically have to call your local store and ask if they have any classes coming up. Nothing is posted or organized by corporate yet so it’s not going to be on the Antho website. I was excited and hoping for regular events but it seems pretty random at the moment. It could be they are testing the idea…

(image taken by holly becker for decor8)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, Books + Magazines on January 23, 2009

A Few Favorite Things…

A few things to look at today that are affordable, pretty, and just may make you smile!

A letterpress library card from Simple Song Designs.

City cake plate by Esther Coombs.

Prints that look like photos by Christopher Stott.

Light Shade made from vintage finds by NICE.

Prints by Jen Skelley in Massachusetts that have a definite folksy feel.

(images linked to sources above)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on January 23, 2009

Linn Olofsdotter {Illustration}

This is so cool. I have to share. I mentioned Linn Olofsdotter in an earlier post and that I wanted to do some digging to learn more about her and check this out — she lives in Portland, OR! Originally from Sweden she is quite a talented illustrator and has landed many impressive contracts with Samsung, Green Peace, Oilily, Levi’s, La Perla, and Computer Arts Magazine to name a few.

“Linn originally moved to Brazil to start up a motion graphics studio with her husband and creative partner before working as a senior art director at a Boston advertising agency. These past work and travel experiences helped to inform her illustrations, which still begin with hand-drawn images.”

Her website is lovely but you’ll flip when I tell you she also has an Etsy shop. I love the color and energy in her work, so happy to see she sells some of it as prints, exciting!

(images from linn olofsdotter)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on January 23, 2009

Inspired By: Joana Vasconcelos

Three words for this: Pimp my piano. Okay four. NOW. This is amazing. When I grow up I want to be Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos and live in the land of crochet pianos… Talk about doily love. This takes the doily to a whole new level. I so want something like this for my white flat screen television to give it some texture so it looks less plastic fantastic.

(image from joana vasconcelos via: beijoterias )

Posted in Arts + Crafts on January 21, 2009

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