My friend visited yesterday from London to see our new baby, Katja Behre, who is also the founder/designer of the Elli Popp collection. If you frequent the fairs, like the M&O in Paris, you may have come across her work. Her latest collection includes silk scarves, a gorgeous kimono, 3D wallpapers and quirky bone china with fingerprints for the tabletop. She brought along some wallpaper samples and images so I will show you a few below…
Her work would fit so beautifully in ABC Carpet & Home, Liberty, Selfridges and of course, Anthropologie so my fingers are crossed that her line will get picked up by a one of these retailers… Though she already has had so much success with her line that anything at this point would just be a wonderful bonus for her brand.
Psst: If you live in Europe, some of her wallpapers are available online here.
I’ve heard a faint buzz over the past few months that Kate Spade will soon launch a new lifestyle brand called Kate Spade Saturday – have you heard this too? Then recently the rumors were confirmed in Elle magazine and it’s true –Ohhhh, exciting!
According to Elle, “Kate Spade is bringing a bit of weekend fun to your wardrobe and home decor with its new lifestyle brand, Kate Spade Saturday. The line will first debut in Tokyo in February and then in the U.S. for Spring 2013.” This looks like Kate’s hip little sister, doesn’t it? Very fresh and energetic and BRIGHT! I’ve read in other spots around the web that the line will priced a bit lower, too. Sounds good to me.
In addition to fashion, they’re also planning a home and tabletop collection. I’m really looking forward to seeing it. From the photos I’ve seen online, the collection is very bold, graphic and mostly primary colors like yellow, red and blue but also tons of monochromatic love mixing crisp white with bold black.
I can’t wait to find out more about this collection and to finally SEE with my own eyes what all the fuss is about… What do you think based on what you’ve seen and heard so far?
Speaking of Kate Spade, have you seen the shoes for Keds they are doing? Super cute and available in February. Also, do you own a copy of their new book, “Things We Love“? It just arrived from Amazon today, I’m in love with it! Check out my Instagram stream to see picks from inside.
(images: kate spade saturday)
Make it work! Are you a Project Runway fan? Who isn’t, right? Okay so maybe you know by now that the winner from last season was fashion designer Gretchen Jones (also a blogger!). Her rocker chic bohemian-ness is so cool I think but it goes wayyyy beyond her fashion sense – this lady lives how she feels and dresses – effortless style is just her way of life. I love her Brooklyn apartment, there is a massive spread on Refinery 29 today all about it with 24 photos so this is only a peeky peek. Her moody blue-gray walls make her artwork really stand out. I also like how she uses some of her canvas pieces as mini-ledges to display collected elements.
All of the art and pattern in her apartment is quite cool – very eclectic and anything goes. To see more photos, including her closet and bedroom, click here. These gorgeous photos were shot by Maia Harms.
(images: refinery29 & maia harms)
One of my favorite American interior designers is Betsy Burnham. I’m consistently lured in by her unique work and how personal her touch is – it is so very Betsy. I loved watching a video recently showing her in action (see below) as she dressed a window at a shop in LA called Fuller + Roberts for the most recent Legends of La Cienega event. When I taught a moodboard workshop at Anthropologie in LA last summer, Betsy joined me to share her tips and tricks and was a real crowd pleaser and I was honored big time, a memory I’ll cherish for years!
Everyone loves Betsy, I know I’m a big fan. One look at her happy pattern-filled portfolio and really, how can you not?
(images: burnham design)