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Jennifer Murphy Bears & Things

The name Jennifer Murphy just popped into my mind and so I decided to check in on her and found out that she’s on Etsy now too! Wow, I can’t believe it as her things are sold in lots of gift shops which is how I first found her work. She makes all these sweet things using little handmade animals, like cake toppers and pretty little things to place around the home.

Jennifer Murphy

Jennifer Murphy

Jennifer Murphy

I really like the borders and things that she adds to embellish the images on her blog.

Jennifer Murphy

I found her inspirational blog, where I came across this photo of her studio though it looks like she is relocating so perhaps she’ll post her new studio after she moves and sets everything up. I love gazing into the creative spots of others!

(images from jennifer murphy)

Posted in designers on April 30, 2009

Frank Roop Design

My friend and Boston-based interior designer Julieann Covino blogged about a gorgeous condo, also in Boston, that she found in the May issue of Metropolitan Home. I’m so glad she highlighted this space or I would’ve missed out on learning about the designer behind it. Here’s a glimpse below, but to learn more about the interior designer, Frank Roop, who is responsible for this project and to view more photos you’ll need to visit Julieann’s design blog, CreateGirl.

Met Home

Met Home

Great colors, gorgeous paintings, unique and beautiful bar stools, creative horizontal striped walls… Class act! Frank Roop in Boston has designed some killer spaces, here’s just a taste of his online portfolio where you can drool and dream for most of the afternoon. See for yourself below…

Frank Roop Designs

Frank Roop Designs

Frank Roop Designs

Frank Roop Designs

Frank Roop Designs

Thank you Julieann for writing about Frank, what an phenomenal local designer!

(Top two photos are by Eric Roth via Met Home, all others from Frank Roop Designs)

Posted in designers, uncategorized on April 16, 2009

Inspired By Lula

Lula is a multi-disciplinary art and design studio in Sweden that I discovered just this past weekend. On the site you can find styling, graphic design, patterns, photography and illustration from well known Swedish designers like Elisabeth Dunker (the other half of Studio Violet) along with Karolina Eriksson, Moa Edlund, Anders Söderberg, Albert Sjöstam, Fredrik Simson, Åsa Dahlbäck, Hanna Backman, Sara Blohmé and Pernilla Andersson. I spent at least an hour on this site looking through all of the portfolios, love it!

Since Elisabeth is a personal favorite of mine, I’ve focused on some of her styling work and designs here. Her patterns and colors make me happy!

(images from lula)

Posted in designers on April 06, 2009

Kate Holt: Flower Wild

I just came across this Los Angeles-based floral designer, Kate Holt of Flower Wild, based in Los Angeles via a tweet from Sunset magazine (I heart Twitter so much!). Now I’ve found yet another floral designer online to admire and save for future reference. I have a file of favorite florists that I maintain for personal and professional use, usually 1-3 per major city, so now I can add Kate to my L.A. file. Just look at those peonies and pretty jeweled combs — can one take a bad photo of a flower? They are the most lovely subjects to photograph in my opinion…

Flower Wild

Flower Wild

This is a site any flower lover will truly enjoy so please take some time to enjoy Flower Wild today if you can. Kate has a blog, too. Swoon!

Speaking of flowers, I’m going out to pick up a few bouquets and photograph some birds for a project I’m working on, so I’ll see you tomorrow friends. :)

(image copyright flower wild/kate holt)

Posted in designers on March 31, 2009

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