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Vividgrey: Brand Launch!

June 27, 2013

I was sent a press release this morning from a the founder of a new European brand called Vividgrey who manufactures, “Modern heirloom furnishings for a home shared between children and grown-ups. The brand encapsules the diversity held within its name, balancing the imagination and vividness of children with a refined, sophisticated adult world.” Sabine Fajana seems so passionate about her business and I find her collection to be so unique and stunning that this was one press release I devoured. Handcrafted textiles, lighting and other furnishings are made-to-order from her workshop in Vienna. I’m drooling… Just look at these gorgeous things. And so sophisticated, yet simple. But first, here is a peek at her workshop.

Vividgrey: Brand Launch!

Vividgrey: Brand Launch!

Quilts and lighting – so pretty.

Vividgrey: Brand Launch!

Linen bedding with tiny keys.

Vividgrey: Brand Launch!

Mobiles with a gorgeous sheen.

Vividgrey: Brand Launch!

Vividgrey: Brand Launch!

Spiderweb linen curtains.

Vividgrey: Brand Launch!

Vividgrey: Brand Launch!

Fringe pillows. I’d love a stack of these on the floor in my living room.

Vividgrey: Brand Launch!

Linen bedding with tiny heart accents. I wish these were available as curtains!

Vividgrey: Brand Launch!

Vividgrey: Brand Launch!

Leaf rugs that you can opt to also use as a kid’s blanket.

Vividgrey: Brand Launch!

Vividgrey: Brand Launch!

Wooden boards for organizing the kid’s room.

Vividgrey: Brand Launch!

Lighting with a frog inside (on the bottom) that you can see when the light is on.

Vividgrey: Brand Launch!

About Vividgrey, “Vividgrey exclusively uses local or organic materials sourced through certified fair trade suppliers and all fabrics are dyed, customized and screen-printed on the premises. The brand is the ‘second child’ of the Interior Architect and Designer Sabine Fajana. It evolved from working with prestigeous luxury brands while being the mother of a small son, Raven. Both experiences lead her to develop an authentic brand that manufactures precious furnishings of longevity through aesthetics that connect with grown-ups and children alike. The careful selection of contrasting textures is at the heart of the collection – curtains made of coarse linen voile are refined with the subtle complexity of a cobweb, super soft bamboo quilts are wadded with thick natural cotton and embellished with little leather hearts. This balance between raw and refined materials is found throughout the collection.”

To learn more about this line or to stock it in your store, please contact Sabine: studio [at] vividgrey [dot] co

CONGRATS on your new company, Sabine – it’s wonderful! I hope personally that you expand on your curtain collection because it’s so hard here in Europe to find curtains that are large enough (length-wise) for my altbau windows!

(images: sabine fajana)






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BloesemWear

June 17, 2013

I’m showing you so many new things on decor8 today! I hope you are having fun looking through my posts. I enjoy sharing them with you. I’m thrilled to now introduce you to a line that Irene Hoofs from the blogs BloesemLiving and B:Kids just launched – it’s called BloesemWear and is mostly jewelry at the moment and my goodness, I am in LOVE. Everything I see in her new online shop makes me swoon. I don’t know which one to order because I want everything. I’m proud of Irene and her new line. I love seeing talented bloggers expand beyond their blogs to introduce their talents and passions in new ways, especially through tangible products that we can use in daily life. Take a look at her entire collection here – in the meantime, enjoy the peek below.

BloesemWear

BloesemWear

BloesemWear

BloesemWear

I rarely write about jewelry on decor8 but since I believe necklaces are more than just something to adorn yourself with – you can place them on hooks in your bedroom, lay them casually on a ceramic dish on your dresser, etc. then I can justify blogging something as beautiful as Irene’s creations – they are also very decorative for the home. I imagine when I’m not wearing one, I’d drape it over my mirror so I could simply enjoy it daily as a decorative element. Do you put your jewelry out on display too?

I really can’t stop looking at everything. I wish I owned a shop, I’d love to carry her collection. I hope shops around the world pick up her line and she has massive success with it because I’d love to see someone like Irene go really far with her vision and creativity. Many congrats Irene!

(images: bloesemwear)






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RICE Autumn/Winter 2013

June 17, 2013

When my dear friend Charlotee from RICE in Denmark sent me previews of her new line for Fall/Winter, I knew I had to share her bright, colorful creations. I love the styling, it’s my favorite styling I’ve seen for RICE yet and I love how fresh and happy everything looks. This is my absolute favorite photo shown below from their upcoming catalog – I adore this old wooden window and how sweetly everything is arranged. Gorgeous!

RICE Autumn/Winter 2013

In addition to RICE, Charlotte is also the lady behind the beautiful new book, Happy Home. You may recall my book review HERE. Her style is definitely on trend being one of the four big interiors trends you’ll see this Fall/Winter.

RICE Autumn/Winter 2013

RICE Autumn/Winter 2013

I love these colorful plastic bags for packing lunches with the dots. And who doesn’t love dots?

RICE Autumn/Winter 2013

RICE Autumn/Winter 2013

Tea towels with pompom fringe make any kitchen feel a little more playful, don’t you think?

RICE Autumn/Winter 2013

RICE Autumn/Winter 2013

These hooks are gorgeous!

RICE Autumn/Winter 2013

I love that in addition to their melamine range, RICE is using more and more pottery. I think it looks so nice.

RICE Autumn/Winter 2013

RICE Autumn/Winter 2013

These bowls are so cute and I love that they are melamine because then you can prepare a mixed salad in a big plastic bag or large tupperware bowl, then go to the park and pull out these adorable bowls and serve your salad without worrying about anything getting broken – yet not sacrificing on style or resorting to paper or plastic bowls from the supermarket (which I really dislike!). I also think melamine is super practical with children for soups and cereals. Although honestly, I’d eat my morning muesli out of these bowls – no problem. They are cheerful!

RICE Autumn/Winter 2013

These plates are super cute and fun!

RICE Autumn/Winter 2013

I REALLY like these bento box-style containers shown above. Such a great way to pack a lunch without having to bring a bunch of little containers.

RICE Autumn/Winter 2013

RICE Autumn/Winter 2013

Don’t you love these colors? Any favorite products that you spot? See the entire catalog here.

Beautiful things, Charlotte – congrats on your new line and your beautiful book and its success all over the world!

(images: rice)






Shopping + Products

Sweet Online Shop: Rigby & Mac

June 11, 2013

I really love to shop online. I still adore shopping in person still, I’m not one of those people who only shop online now because I do love a good browse and to be inspired by a lovely shop. Plus, I find interacting with products in person so beneficial. Yet, I find equal value in online shopping and find myself doing it more and more lately as it’s also quite an efficient thing to do when your schedule is full enough as my always seems to be. Are you a fan of online shopping or in-person? I guess what I’m wondering is do you prefer one over the other? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this! I was recently contacted by Rigby & Mac in England and fell in love with thier sweet online shop. They have lots of very sweet gifts and fun things I’d not seen elsewhere before, which is rare because sometimes I believe I’ve seen it all with being online so much pinning and blogging and reviewing products. It’s always such a lovely moment when you stumble upon totally fresh finds, isn’t it?

Sweet Online Shop: Rigby & Mac

1/ lace baskets 2/ music box for baby 3/ pretty bird paper lightshade 4/ polka polka cushion

Sweet Online Shop: Rigby & Mac

5/ silver leather rag rug 6/ laburnum teal cushion 7/ louise wilkinson cups & saucers 8/ ceramic fluted white jug

Sweet Online Shop: Rigby & Mac

9/ large white ceramic pitcher 10/ blue print vase 11/ owl storage jars 12/ Annie Sloan chalk paints in many gorgeous colors, which I love!

See any favorite gifts from my selections above?

(images: rigby & mac)






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Gubi Gorgeousness

January 30, 2013

While I’m on the subject of imm, I thought I’d highlight another brand I came across only not at the fair — they had some of their products there but it was only after reading Gudy’s lovely blog the other day that I discovered the gorgeous Gubi.

Gubi Gorgeousness

Based in Copenhagen’s docklands, Gubi is a Danish design studio which occupies an expansive loft space that was once a tobacco factory. Founded in 1967, Gubi has become quite an impressive company with everything from lighting to seating and beyond.

Gubi Gorgeousness

Regarding their inspiration they tell us their collections are about, “Chasing forgotten icons… Each piece is exquisite in its own right with a story to tell, capturing a fleeting moment in history which remains relevant to this day. Our uncanny ability to recognise diamonds in the rough along with original ideas and inspirations have also resulted in a unique collection of exciting new designs worth coveting.” You can really see this in each of their inspiring creations.

Gubi Gorgeousness

I am particularly fond of their impressive collection of lighting and tables. I’m so attracted to copper in particular  – it’s been on my radar since I was at Merci (shop tour here by Jillian) in Paris this time last year and spotted copper combined with mint, orange, peach and black on one of their racks where they keep their beautiful clothing for women. Remember this post? That floor kicked off the whole obsession with this color palette for me.

Gubi Gorgeousness

Are you having a nice day? Still gray here but I have good music on and a candle from Muji that smells like a burning fire with a cup of lavender earl grey tea on my desk so I’m making it work. :)

(images: gubi)






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