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Thanks Daily Special!

May 15, 2008

This is so cool. Conde Nast’s daily web show for women, The Daily Special, asked me to be a telephone guest on their show today to chat for a few minutes about decorating.

Thanks Daily Special!
Thank you Sarah, Sebastian, and the adorable host Kim (she has the best voice and perky attitude, love her) for inviting me! Here’s the link in case you’d like to listen in. ;)

(image from the daily special)






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Thanks, Boston Globe

January 24, 2008

Today has been one of the single most exciting days in my life thanks to the Boston Globe. I’d like to thank Meaghan and Hayley for everything. I have to admit, I didn’t see the paper until this afternoon after my mother called in asking if I was insane for not racing out this morning to pick up a copy. Uh apparently yes, thanks mom.

Thanks, Boston Globe
It took that call from a very proud mom telling me about her trip to the coffee shop this morning where she proceeded to show it to everyone that I realized maybe I was taking this whole press thing a little too lightly. At that, I headed to Starbucks to grab a copy. All composed and non-chalent, I opened the paper and the moment all the color and pattern from the front page of Style & Arts jumped out at me, I burst into happy tears. Yup, right there in the land of Vente lattes and GrandeMochafrappawhatevers. But more than a pretty layout, writer Meaghan really nailed it in the article — from how I feel about those I feature on decor8, the importance of design in my life, and all the great “creators” out there that I’m proud to associate with here in our online design community each day.

Thanks, Boston Globe
Since I’ve been answering emails from Globe readers today about many of the products and people mentioned in the article, I thought it would be handy to link everything below so if you’re coming over from the Globe you can easily access what was highlighted in just a few quick clicks.

Marisa Haedike
Michelle Caplan
Domino magazine
Alicia Bock photography
Chinoserie bedding from Dwell Studios
Amy Butler Fabric
Purl SoHo
Crochet Pendant Lighting by Roost at Rian Rae
Mammy rug (in blue) by Angela Adams available at Urban Living Studio
LAX coffee table from MASH Studios at Design Public
Kirin sofa by Oly Studios available at Hudson
Sunshine Cosmos pillow by Hable Construction
Devi Home
Fabric Place
Apartment Therapy

If you’re not in Boston and would like to read the articles they’re over on Boston.com : A few thousand of her favorite things and Great 8.

(images from holly becker for decor8)






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Good News! {Boston Globe + Blueprint}

January 4, 2008

I have to share some good news with you. Yesterday a Globe Correspondent contacted me to schedule a meet up to discuss decor8. So tomorrow I’ll be taking her for a spin around Boston to some of my favorite shops and then we’ll sit down for the actual interview. The article will appear sometime this month in the Boston Globe, and best part — it will be primarily about design blogging, one of my favorite topics. The article should go live later this month. I’m so nervous!

Good News! {Boston Globe + Blueprint}
Also, if you have the new issue of the Jan/Feb Blueprint magazine (it will be around until March), I’m on page 61 in the box titled, “Photo Finesse”, part of Image Control, a piece written by Tom Samiljan. I give Blueprint readers some tips on photo displays, and although my mega list of tips didn’t make the cut, I was happy to see that they included Photojojo and a book I’ve suggested here on decor8 before, Photocraft: Cool Things to Do with the Pictures You Love by Caroline Herter, Laurie Frankel and Laura Lovett. They also were nice enough to put the link to decor8 directly in the paragraph so thank you Blueprint, especially Tom, for contacting me for this piece. I can’t believe this is their final issue…

(photo by holly becker for decor8)






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Thank you, Elle Decor!

May 24, 2007

I was quite excited to see decor8 mentioned in the June issue of Elle Decor magazine as a blog that the Margaret Russell, Editor in Chief, considers one of her favorites. Pinch me!

Thank you, Elle Decor!
On the editor’s page, she talks about her personal experience as she blogged during Top Design on the Bravo website and then mentions some of her favorite blogs — Style Court, Apartment Therapy, Design*Sponge, Another Shade of Grey, decor8, Chameleon Interiors, The Cool Hunter, and The Nestmaker, so of course I’m extremely flattered to be part of that round up. :)

While reading her thoughts on blogging, I can tell she gets it, gets us, and I’m encouraged by that because when I started decor8, few even knew what a design blog was, and if you told them, they only listened to be polite. It was a lot harder to “sell” the idea of blogging back then, and to motivate myself to stay on top of decor8 and keep pressing forward. Today, many are reading design blogs, including those with impeccable taste like Ms. Russell, so it’s the best time to be involved. Having her nod of approval is huge, not just to me, but to our growing community in general. We’re being heard, bloggers!

Thank you Ms. Russell for showing your support, it means so much!

(image from elle decor)






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Thank you, la Fraise!

March 23, 2007

I want to thank Mike at la Fraise for contacting me for an interview. laFraise.com is Europe?s largest t-shirt design competition, with 3-4 designs selected to be sold on the site each week from the over 700 submissions they receive! la Fraise only does a limited run of 500 per design, and they don’t reprint them, so if you see something you like, scoop it up ASAP! Each winning designer gets 1,000- Euros, so if you are interested in getting involved, visit their website and learn what it’s all about.

la Fraise is having a girly week, so they’ve contacted a few girls in the design community for an interview. I think I’m the only American! The interview is in German, but on their Norwegian website, only the intro is in Norwegian — the rest is in English, so you can read it there.

Thank you, la Fraise!
Heute geht’s ?ber den Teich! Genauer, nach Boston, USA. Hier ist Holly Becker zu Hause. Und was macht sie so interessant f?r uns? Nun, schaut einfach mal auf Ihren Blog – decor8! Eine riesiges Sammelsorium von Infos aus den Bereichen Innenarchitktur, Dekoration, Lifestyle, Architektur, Mode etc.. Und alles hat einen seehr femininen Touch. So ist es auch kein Wunder, das decor8 im Laufe der letzten 14 Monate zu einer Topadresse f?r Frauen (und M?nner) aus aller Welt wurde. Heute wollen wir der guten Holly etwas auf den Zahn f?hlen. Viel Spa? mit dem Interview!

Mike: Hey Holly! Vorab nochmal alles Gute zu Deinem Geburtstag (gestern)!

Holly: Hi Mike! Vielen Dank! :)

Mike: Wie ist das Wetter in Boston, h?lt der Fr?hling bei Euch schon Einzug?

Holly: Ja, wir hatten vor ein paar Tagen 20?C, danach hatten wir einen riesigen Schneesturm. Entsprechend scheint der Fr?hling noch ganz weit weg, wenn ich aus dem Fenster schaue.

click here to continue in German, or read the English interview here.

Thanks again to Mike and la Fraise! Vielen Dank!






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