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Pop Up Shop by The Design Files

I love this concept, it’s brilliant! This event took place several weeks ago but I’ve not heard a lot of buzz about it on the blogs that I read… I’m hoping to spread the word because I think this is just so inspirational and fresh! The concept and event came from the lady behind a lovely design blog that features mainly the homes and designs of Australians called The Design Files. Perhaps you’ve heard of it?

The design files pop up shop

The founder and editor of the blog, Lucy Feagins, is a Melbourne-based set designer and stylist who thought of a clever idea to open a brief pop-up shop in a beautiful home that she curated and then styled. In four days they had over 5,000 visitors which I think is just phenomenal. For more information about this super cool project, check out this video below and the images that follow. It made my heart happy.

The design files pop up shop

The design files pop up shop

The design files pop up shop

More images here.

I’m so happy for you Lucy and to see the successful launch of your idea and how well-received it was. Wonderful!

(images: sean fennessy and john deer.)

Posted in blogs on February 26, 2012
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Mostly Monochromatic

I recently discovered yet another Swedish decorating blog to swoon over, it’s called HEM and is authored by a lovely lady who decorates in mostly black and white and her name is Annaleena. Her home is so pretty and I love this collection of photos that she has snapped around her space, they make me feel peaceful.

Annaleenas hem

Annaleenas hem

Though stunning to behold, I couldn’t live in a black and white home but I do admire them from afar and love the extreme discipline that it must take to not bring anything with color or much pattern into the home – the editing one must do to ensure things stay perfectly black and white would make me go a little bonkers. I still love this look though and feel absolutely clear and calm when I see spaces that are so graphic and yet so natural and soothing.

Annaleenas hem

Annaleenas hem

Annaleenas hem

Annaleenas hem

Annaleenas hem

Annaleenas hem

Annaleenas hem

Annaleenas hem

Annaleenas hem

Annaleenas hem

I am so inspired and in love with Annaleena’s gorgeous home and the light she has filling each corner by day along with her classy, lovely decorating style. To be only black and white, it still feels so cozy and warm to me. The natural wood and different textures definitely make this space. LOVE. In fact, she’s the decor8 blog of the week so do visit her divine design posts daily over on HEM.

I wonder how many readers live in a mostly monochromatic home… Do you? What do you think of living around only black and white? What makes this look appealing to you personally?

(images: annaleenas hem)

Posted in blogs on February 09, 2012

The Styled Project

I recently heard from Victoria Hudgins who wrote in to tell me about a bi-weekly project that she has initiated in order to combine her passion for blogging and her love for magazines into one abbreviated, curated place called Styled.

Styled

Styled

Styled is an e-mag delivered every two weeks and each article in the magazine can also be found as a blog post by following the link in the magazine so it can be easily shared with others in blog form, too. She even produced a sweet little video conveying how both magazines and blogs can work together.

Styled magazine will feature new product guides, blogger interviews, party tips and more. All the best, Victoria!

(images: styled)

Posted in blogs, Books + Magazines on January 18, 2012

Hey #discomania Bloggers!

I absolutely love this blogger in Helsinki, Lotta from the Hey Look blog, and found her submission to our #discomania bloggers party pool SO DARN CUTE I can hardly stand it. She’s adorable and her photo made me so happy today. It’s so festive and fun and she bursts with the energy and joy that I hope all of us feel on some level for a new year filled with hopes and dreams.

#discomania

#discomania

If you want to be part of our virtual blogger party, read more about it here. It’s super easy to submit – in fact, I’ve made it easier – you can even BLOG your #discomania photo and just tweet it to me (@decor8) or my partner in crime Steffi (@ohhhmhhh) and we’ll pin it to Pinterest. EASY BREEZY.

#discomania

Can’t wait to meet everyone and get to learn about some new blogs in the process, that is how I find the awesome Hey Look blog after all! :) See you at #discomania!

(image: HEY)

Posted in blogs on January 02, 2012

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