Urban Outfitters sent out their Fall Preview recently and I couldn’t have loved what I saw more. The preview books reminded me of Lena and Mav’s lovely Lines & Shapes or Mav and Stephanie’s 3191 Year of Mornings. The UO presentation is clean, minimalist and more grown up than usual. Still a younger version of their big sister Anthropologie, but more mature still. And I loved the big poster that they included, the paper smells lovely (I know, sick aren’t I?) and the paper feels divine – I just may hang it on my wall this Autumn with it’s creamy texture and subdued color palette. I’m glad they put such care and thought into their choice of paper, it seems to be recycled.
I like the message on the mirror, “Take Me As I Am”. A good message for us all, right?
I only wish they’d included a press contact or CD inside because I would have loved to share their Fall line up. These images will have to do for now. And of course, you can always snoop around the U.O. website as I’m sure the Autumn goodies will start showing up soon enough.
Here are a few things I found from their current collection that I would consider adding to my own nest if I weren’t packing up to move. I’m not exactly college age so I tried to find things that I’d say would fit the post-college crowd. ;)
a. Tiny Ceramic Basket by Perch! in Brooklyn, b. +oo chair by Blu Dot, c. Double Wire Basket, d. Rattan pouf, e. Desk Tidy, f. Granny Smith Container and g. Ceramic noodle cup.
By the way, have you noticed the crazy selection of off beat cameras they’re stocking lately? LOVE them.
(images: photos by holly becker, all from urban outfitters)
Do you browse (aka stalk) magazine websites? Add Canadian House & Home to your hit list – it’s my new Domino when it comes to an amazing design website in North America, in English. Their design galleries are gorgeous and so well organized! I was reminded of them while reading Four Walls and a Roof earlier this week and wanted to make sure to mention not only this lovely blog but House & Home too where you can find gorgeous spaces like thes to inspire some of your decorating choices. I started reading H&H over ten years ago when they were first available at my local Barnes & Noble and have been a loyal reader ever since — they never cease to deliver gorgeous rooms and accessible design.
I’m seriously loving all of this turquoise and yellow and these gorgeous bathrooms!
(images: canadian house & home)
Indiska is this lovely shop that I discovered recently and knowing that you also love this bazaar/boho style of things you really should go have a look. Indiska is based in Sweden and they sell all sorts of gems for the home in addition to fashion and accessories – and I can’t read Swedish but it even looks like they have a restaurant called Hurry Curry which offers catering services. I have to make sure I look for this place the next time I find myself in Stockholm because I love their quirky, colorful style, don’t you?
These are a few of my favorite things, especially the picnic blanket with the pom pom trim for a Saturday in the park. Ah, so cute!
I wonder if this Hurry Curry sign shown above is an actual poster you can purchase because I want one!
The Indiska blog is fun because they take you a bit behind-the-scenes of photo shoots, fair visits, and trends that are hot currently in Sweden. It’s only in Swedish though, unfortunately, but you can at least enjoy the links and photos which you can find here.
I was talking to Emma Henderson over at Showpony earlier this week who just announced the launch of her new website and online shop. She designs and creates screen printed accessories for mostly the home that includes totes, pillows and tea towels. Emma is also dedicated to using organic and fair trade materials and only ink that is water based.
To celebrate her grand opening, she’s offering a 15% discount for the month of May. Just enter the code helloshowpony when prompted at the checkout. Emma is also offering free UK shipping with orders over £30.
Thanks for the discount, Emma!
(images from showpony)
I love me some Rice. What a great Danish company, I own a bunch of things from them – I particularly like their kitchen items and ceramic bowls because everything is well made and happy looking! They’ve just rolled out a new website with photos in full on saturated color and oh boy, oh boy! You practically need sunglasses it’s so bright.
Notice who is shown in the picture frame on the shelf? Cute, isn’t it?
Did you know that Rice is now in America? Oh yes. I joke you not. I started writing about them three years ago and always wondered if someday they’d end up at some local Anthro store and sure enough… I bet a store could curate 100% of their merchandise these days from reading blogs because let’s face it, bloggers report on trends and talk about what consumers want. Reading blogs keeps their finger on the pulse of consumer buzz and that is a hot little pulse to monitor because it means potential profit. Look at Orla Kiely for instance, unknown in America a few years ago and now she’s practically a household name. Not a coincidence. If you want something bad enough just blog about it a couple thousand times. People are out there watching. They’re listening. To us. The bloggers and the blog readers. Kind of cool, don’t you think?
You can buy lovely Rice products in America — click here (type in USA) to view where they’re available.
(images: rice, denmark)
I was reading Jen’s blog, Made By Girl, last night and found a link to a Scandi magazine called Hus & Hem (you must check it out!) which I recall seeing during my travels. Have you heard of it? Jen shows some of her favorite rooms here, so I don’t want to steal her thunder by reposting her picks so I’ve included some bait to get you over to her blog to check out the rest… these photos are some of my favorites. Is this alluring enough for you?
What a nice way to kick off the weekend, yes? Make sure you visit the Hus & Hem website to click around — it’s quite a lovely spot!
(images: hus & hem)