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Urban Outfitters Fall Preview ’09

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.

Urban Outfitters Fall 2009

Urban Outfitters Fall 2009

I like the message on the mirror, “Take Me As I Am”. A good message for us all, right?

Urban Outfitters Fall 2009

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. ;)

Urban Outfitters Faves

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)

Posted in Decorating Tips on June 12, 2009

Canadian House & Home

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.

Canadian House & Home

Canadian House & Home

Canadian House & Home

Canadian House & Home

Canadian House & Home

Canadian House & Home

I’m seriously loving all of this turquoise and yellow and these gorgeous bathrooms!

(images: canadian house & home)

Posted in Books + Magazines, Decorating Tips on June 05, 2009

Floral Notes

I can’t help but notice all of the feminine floral details out there now in the world of fashion, interiors, art and indie crafts. I’m inspired. In fact, I’ve been daydreaming about flowers and this amazing flower/gift shop in my new city where I can’t wait to visit again in August because I want to show you it so badly. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen in the states. I plan to approach the owner and ask her if I can photograph it to share here on decor8. You will absolutely adore this place, I pinky swear it! As soon as I’m on the other side of the pond I’ll ask… and if she says yes expect to see the flower shop of my dreams (and maybe yours) in just a few short months. It’s the best I’ve ever seen and when it comes to florists I’m picky having grown up with one (my mom). Anyway… here are just a few quick floral notes to share with you. A simple pillow, a floral jacket over a bed, a scarf as an accent, a headboard… you don’t have to overcook the look. A simple dash is often all you need to make it feminine.

Floral Notes

Floral Notes

Subtle blooms in the bedroom at Living Etc magazine.

floralnotes

And florals in fashion, these are from J.Crew.

Floral Notes

And a gentle touch in the dining area, also from Living Etc. Again – just a dab between the ear so to speak, certainly not bathing in the entire bottle. It’s also a nice way to get away with floral touches if you live with men, too.

I love these subtle floral notes… don’t you?

(images: living etc & j crew)

Posted in bedroom, Decorating Tips on June 03, 2009

Indiska

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?

Indiska

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!

Indiska

Indiska

Indiska

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.

Posted in Decorating Tips, travel on May 26, 2009

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