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NEW! Pattern Book by Orla Kiely

I was thrilled when I opened a box today to find the new Pattern book by Orla Kiely inside. It’s big, beautiful, loaded with color and right up my alley!

New Pattern Book by Orla Kiely

It’s a beautiful (huge!) book and quite lovely for Orla fans because it contains her life story, inspirations, full pages of her colorful illustrations, home products, collections, and more. I was really excited (and surprised) to see my blog in the book where Orla wrote a very nice piece about bloggers showing a selection of them that featured her products in the past. I am so honored!

New Pattern Book by Orla Kiely

New Pattern Book by Orla Kiely

New Pattern Book by Orla Kiely

If you love Orla then you have to pick up a copy of this coffee table book — it’s such eye candy and interesting as well, I liked learning about her childhood and educational background, how she got into the industry, what inspires her collections and so many other bits I’d never known before.

New Pattern Book by Orla Kiely

New Pattern Book by Orla Kiely

New Pattern Book by Orla Kiely

In the book, Orla says a few encouraging words about blogs that I’d like to share since I agree with her words, “As a creative forum where images can be gathered, designed and posted, blogs are an endless source of amazement and inspiration to me. Immediate and instantly accessible, they serve as a platform on which anyone and everyone can express their likes and dislikes, share their interests and passions and interact with the world.”

She also mentions that seeing her work on blogs is a compliment and thrill and that she is inspired by blogger’s and what we do.

Her final thought is quite lovely, “It’s a powerful medium where directness and honesty override all else. Genuine and endlessly creative, the blogger’s voice is loud and clear.”

Amen! :)

You can pre-order it on Amazon here if you’d like. I’m an Amazon affiliate and earn 6% on all books sold.
(images: holly becker for decor8)

Posted in Books + Magazines on September 21, 2010

Cellardoor Magazine

I found out about the lovely e-mag (yes, another one!) called Cellardoor magazine today on twitter when I read a tweet from Caitlin over at Nice etc. — she was featured in their latest issue. Intrigued, I clicked her link and found a lovely e-magazine primarily focused on fashion but that also contains a bit of interiors inspiration, too.

Cellardoor

Launched last year in the UK by Amy Power and Jade Cooper-Collins, Cellardoor is a quarterly e-magazine geared towards the young and stylish. In it, you can find mostly fashion along with music, art, beauty, interiors, culture and more. “Cellardoor has a feminine but edgy quirkiness that will make you want to keep flicking through, discovering new talent, hidden treasures and classic gems that we want to let everyone know about.”

Cellardoor

A highlight for me was learning about illustrator Emma Block – you should seriously visit Emma’s website. Drool! I love it ALL.

Check it out!

(images: cellardoor magazine)

Posted in Books + Magazines on September 20, 2010

Rue Magazine

There are so many great e-magazines out there right now! If you don’t believe me, read my complete e-mag round up and prepare to drool in delight. The next digital mag premiering on computer screens around the world is called Rue and is available for your perusing pleasure…

Rue Magazine

I’d like to thank Rue founders and fellow bloggers Crystal Gentilello and Anna Sage for featuring me in Blogger Side By Side on pages 40/41. I loved the illustrated stick thin and stylish version of me (I wish!) that the amazing Dallas Shaw pulled together, so cute! And it was fun to see illustrated me holding my favorite wallpaper and surrounded by two of my favorite things, perfume and lip gloss. I also liked learning about some of Ronda’s favorites too. You can see it below…

Rue Magazine

And here are some favorite glimpses from this beautiful magazine… I love how many bloggers I spotted in this issue, it was a really nice mix of my favorite people online and how excited I was to read that the fabulous Will Taylor from Bright.Bazaar in London works for Rue now – I love that guy (Will you soooo rock).

Rue Magazine

There is Joy in the navy/white spots having fun!

Rue Magazine

Great bed, love this frame and that gorgeous pink spread.

Rue Magazine

Victoria always gives a good home tour. Beautiful space, V!

Rue Magazine

More pretty views of Victoria’s home.

Rue Magazine

Happy Friday everyone!

(images: rue magazine)

Posted in Books + Magazines on September 17, 2010

Lonny Magazine Decorate Page

I just love the new Decorating section over at Lonny magazine — chock full of ideas and lovely images from back issues of their e-magazine. Have you seen it? Check it out to be inspired!

Lonny Magazine now in print

Lonny Magazine now in print

Lonny Magazine now in print

Lonny Magazine now in print

Lonny Magazine now in print

Lonny Magazine now in print

Lonny Magazine now in print

Lonny Magazine now in print

I like that you can search by room, it’s great if you’re about to kick off a project in your home because a resource like this one can be very helpful for ideas.

By the way, did you hear the news? While Lonny is still an e-mag for free, you can also order a print version and they are shipping worldwide. More information about that here (each issue is $34 though).

Enjoy!

(images: lonny)

Posted in Books + Magazines on September 16, 2010

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