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Domino Folds

In media news this morning, and prepare yourself for this one… Domino is officially over. I felt it coming for a few months now, especially when my editor resigned (I know how much she loved her job there), and of course their were rumors, but this is just so upsetting. Especially for those of us with columns there, I’ve been writing for them since 2006. Details here.

This is SO sad, it’s the only shelter mag I look forward to each month. Their last issue will appear in March. What do you think? What magazine will you now turn to for your monthly fix? What did you love about Domino? What will you miss?

God, I feel like lighting candles or something. This is pretty yucky news.

(image from Domino magazine)

Posted in Books + Magazines on January 28, 2009

Wallpaper Projects: On My Wish List!

Speaking of books, I added Wallpaper Projects: More than 50 Craft and Design Ideas for Your Home, from Accents to Art to my wish list last night. Doesn’t this look like a great read? It’s by Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith who are co-owners of the Curiosity Shoppe and have a blog called Smarts and Crafts.

It showcases, “Contemporary and vintage patterns, plus instructions for over 50 wallpaper projects ranging from quick scrap crafts (book covers) to more involved design upgrades (headboards) to big impact makeovers (walls, window shades).” You can pre-order a copy here at Chronicle Books. The book will release sometime in April.

(image from chronicle books)

Posted in Books + Magazines, walls on January 28, 2009

Love Book

I’m so proud of Samantha Hahn because she pulled together some of her friends and created a book called Love Book which she has made available through Blurb. You can purchase a copy if you’d like for $16.95. Inside you will find the work of many talented men and women, you’ll even find a drawing of mine! Samantha’s project gave me a much needed push to pull out my pencils and watercolors and go to work and I had a lot of fun doing it.

Curated, published and designed by me (Samantha Hahn). 24 artists with a distinct style and voice were given the theme “love” and set free to interpret it visually or in writing. The outcome expresses both singularity and uniqueness.We all see love differently and yet much in the same way. We’re connected through love and art.

Hannah Stouffer, Lilly Piri, Aaron Hogg, Lisa Butterworth, Dan Funderburgh, Samantha Hahn, Erin Loechner, Jesse Breytenbach, Kate Miss, Jessica Gonacha, Kelly Lynn Jones, Yasmine Surovec, Shira Sela, Matthew and Sandy Lynn Davis (Treatzone), Maditi, Amy Sahba, Ez Pudewa, Hijiri Shepherd, Marisa Haedike, Lisa Congdon, Holly Becker, Kate Neckel, Katie Sokoler & Kate Bingaman Burt are all part of this very special book.

Psst: You can view pages from Love Book here.

(image from holly becker for decor8)

Posted in Books + Magazines on January 27, 2009

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

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