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NEW: Home & Delicious Magazine From Iceland

July 18, 2012

I heard from the very sweet Halla Bára Gestsdóttir earlier this week, who is based in Reykjavik, and she told me all about her new home and food magazine called Home & Delicious (view a digital copy here) which she and her husband Gunnar Sverrison created. She will feature me in an interview in their next issue, but I thought I’d share Home & Delicious with you much sooner than that because it’s so lovely.

NEW: Home & Delicious Magazine From Iceland

I love the section openers with the chevron patterns… so pretty and fresh. There are so many fascinating Icelandic homes and product round ups along with recipes, DIY projects and the best part for me is that it’s all in English. There are some pages that start playing music or product ads so just be careful if you are viewing this magazine at work – turn down the sound on your computer! :)

NEW: Home & Delicious Magazine From Iceland

NEW: Home & Delicious Magazine From Iceland

NEW: Home & Delicious Magazine From Iceland

NEW: Home & Delicious Magazine From Iceland

NEW: Home & Delicious Magazine From Iceland

NEW: Home & Delicious Magazine From Iceland

NEW: Home & Delicious Magazine From Iceland

NEW: Home & Delicious Magazine From Iceland

NEW: Home & Delicious Magazine From Iceland

NEW: Home & Delicious Magazine From Iceland

NEW: Home & Delicious Magazine From Iceland

NEW: Home & Delicious Magazine From Iceland

It’s over 180 pages so dig in and don’t miss the interview with Emma from Emmasdesignblogg on pages 180-181 – so happy to see Emma and to read more about her inspirations and future goals with her blog.

(images: home & delicious magazine)






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NEW House Doctor Collection for Fall/Winter 2012

July 16, 2012

I love the moody elegance that House Doctor has introduced for their Fall/Winter 2012 Moments Collection. A special thank you to my friend, Tinna Pedersen from Agentur Pedersen, who is the House Doctor agent for Germany, for sending me their new catalog. It’s lovely and inspiring. I’m not quite ready to snuggle in for the winter yet, but seeing this collection already has me dreaming about that cozy feeling that I enjoy creating at home in the winter with candles, throws, and through the layering of rugs and blankets.

NEW House Doctor Collection for Fall/Winter 2012

NEW House Doctor Collection for Fall/Winter 2012

NEW House Doctor Collection for Fall/Winter 2012

NEW House Doctor Collection for Fall/Winter 2012

NEW House Doctor Collection for Fall/Winter 2012

I was reading somewhere that copper and gold will make a come back for Fall/Winter this year. What do you think? I’m seeing hints of that already and look forward to seeing more, especially copper as I have a current crush on copper combined for neon colors and peach. Such a great and unexpected combination of colors!

(images: house doctor)






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Pinspiring Pins

May 29, 2012

Hello friends! It’s a new week and I have a ton on my plate work-wise but I’m feeling so great and ready for the many challenges I have before me. I think this past weekend was a real breakthrough for me in many ways because I actually did nothing in the office. ZERO work. As a result, I feel so refreshed and happy today. I think I’ve been working too much and it’s been draining me. I’ve decided to give myself the weekends back and to work on being more productive M-F so I can take Saturday and Sunday off. I went to several music fests, went dancing several nights with friends, and in general I let myself go and dropped the whole work stress stuff. If you are overdoing it with work I REALLY suggest letting go for a few days and doing some things you may not have done in a while. I’ve not gone dancing in months (shame on me) and I’m glad I changed that. I’m really to make some big changes in my personal life this summer so this past weekend was a major start for me. How are you doing? Any changes in your life currently?

Pinspiring Pins Hannah Lemholt via this pin.

I was looking through a bunch of my Pinterest pins recently (love Pinterest) and noticed that when I pin things there is always a theme to them that develops without being consciously aware of it. Have you noticed that with your own pins? It’s kinda fascinating to look back and see those themes, they are very interesting – how we sometimes are so blind to our unique internal process of sorting. It’s good to pause from time-to-time though to become more aware of how we collect things, what we are collecting, what these things are telling us about ourselves. Here are some of my most recent pins and what they seem to reveal about what’s on my mind. :)

Pinspiring Pins

A love for fruity sorbet tones, flowers, and a whimsical endless summer is revealed… 1. artpixie via this pin, 2. Lafayette lamp via this pin, 3. Jose Villa Photography via this pin, 4. All washi tape via this pin, 5. HS via this pin, 6. Audrey Jeanne print via this pin, 7. Amy Osaba via this pin.

Pinspiring Pins

Next, I’ve been pinning lots of German-Irish actor Michael Fassbender right now. Not sure what this really says about me though except that I have exceptionally good taste when it comes to handsome dreamy actors. 1. MF site via this pin 2. PABlog via this pin, 3. Flicks and bits via this pin, 4. Flicks and bits via this pin.

Pinspiring Pins
I love these very graphic spaces that mix old and new and the lovely shine of floors, tiles, glass and mirrors. 1. Alexander White Photography via this pin, 2. Marthe Armitage wallpaper photographed by Paul Massey via this pin, 3. Barn Raising article found in the NYTimes via this pin, 4. source unknown via this pin, 5. Skona Hem magazine via this pin, 6. source unknown via this pin.

Pinspiring Pins

vtwonen magazine via this pin reveals my obsession with medical cabinets and polished cement floors, still, years after my initial crush developed.

Pinspiring Pins
Color blocking and dots is such a blogger trend, right!? Who doesn’t love these looks right now? 1. eat drink chic via this pin, 2. Photography by Jean-Marc Wullschleger via this pin, 3. Family Living magazine via this pin, 4. source unknown via this pin, 5. Inspiration Ave via this pin, 6. Julien Fernandez Photography via this pin, 7. source unknown via this pin, 8. Nuevo Estilo magazine via this pin.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed these lovely pinspirations!

(images credited above)






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Flower Power

May 3, 2012

I love flowers but seriously, who doesn’t and how can you not? I’ve been playing with them all week at home doing arrangements and particularly am fond of the big French tulips I found yesterday at the Wednesday farmers’ market. They are to die for! While thinking about flowers and dreaming of ideas for arranging them a little differently at home, I came across the new issue of online magazine, Styled, and found these two spreads particularly inspiring to my process.

Flower Power

Flower Power

You can see the entire issue here for loads of flower power loveliness. Congrats, Victoria on Issue No. 6!

(images: styled magazine)






Inspiration

My Happy Place (on Tumblr via Instagram)

April 30, 2012

Hello everyone and happy Monday to you! I’m not so keen on Mondays but I thought to inspire myself this morning that I would drink a few cups of Mate tea for energy and then snap some photos around my home and work studio using the Instagram app on my iPhone to push me in a positive direction. Taking a few photos never ceases to get me going — and Instagram makes it so easy that I’m using it more and more to capture stills of my life to not only share with others looking for inspiration but to, at times, inspire ME and to serve as motivation. Have you ever tried it? For me, it really works! Here are some views from my morning and a few snaps from my weekend.

My Happy Place (on Tumblr via Instagram)

If you want to follow me on Instagram (or Followgram on the web), you can simply look for ‘decor8’ and connect with me via the app OR if you don’t use Instagram that’s fine too because I post some of my better photos over on my Tumblr site, Happy Place. I’m not a big fan of Tumblr for posting others’ photos because rarely can you track the original source, but I made a pact with myself that if I only use it to share my Instagram photos, ones I’ve taken myself, that I could use it with a clear conscience.

I hope that you had a really nice weekend. I did some decor8-related work, went to an outdoor fair, walked for miles, caught up on some reading, had a friend over, watched a film and a few episodes of SMASH (oh my gosh the dreamy Brit!) cooked, bought a few bunches of flowers and did some work around the house. It was relaxing  – no stress – this is my motto for the weekend because we need a break don’t we?

What did you do this weekend? How do you inspire yourself on Monday mornings? I often wonder how you motivate yourself because sometimes it’s just so hard, isn’t it? Any creative routines or things in general that you do to motivate yourself to get your rear into gear??? :)

(images: holly becker)






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V.K. Rees Photography

March 30, 2012

Have you ever heard of V.K. Rees Photography out of Brooklyn? I hadn’t until recently and I am smitten by her blog so I’ve decided to make it the decor8 blog of the week. Vanessa Rees, aka V.K.Rees, is a photography studio specializing in food, still life, lifestyle, portrait, fashion, event, and weddings. This talented lady launched her studio only recently in 2010 after completing her MFA and has already made quite a name for herself with clients both near and far. She has shot weddings for clients all over the east coast and has contributed to Food & Wine magazine. I find her blog stunning and I love that each of her posts wraps up with a darling photo of her cat. It’s the little things, right?

V.K. Rees Photography

V.K. Rees Photography

V.K. Rees Photography

V.K. Rees Photography

V.K. Rees Photography

V.K. Rees Photography

What gorgeous photos and I’m sorry, but how cute is it that her cat is involved in her photo shoots? And I like that she sets up her shots near her bedroom window sometimes near to all of that gorgeous natural light. It’s inspiring to see such a simple set up and shows that talent doesn’t have to do with having a massive light studio and a crew, that it really boils down to having a vision and just going for it in any way that you can. What a nice way to wrap up a work week, for me at least…. Animals always make me smile and I love homecookin’, that doesn’t hurt either. I think the egg toast looks like a great Saturday morning breakfast idea for me tomorrow… Yum.

(images: Vanessa Rees)






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