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.
Subtle blooms in the bedroom at Living Etc magazine.
And florals in fashion, these are from J.Crew.
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)
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)