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Gift Wrap From The Nimbus Factory

I thought I’d post a few more gift wrap shops online in case you still have papers to tape and ribbons to tie. Here is some lovely wrapping paper from The Nimbus Factory. You can choose from narwals, belugas, harp seals and foxes all in their festive winter gear…

The Nimbus Factory

Ahhhh, how cute are they — am I right? :)

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Posted in shopping on December 15, 2010

Gift Wrap From Luxe Paperie

Looking for gorgeous gift wrap? I bet! Have you check out Luxe Paperie lately? They have alllll kinds of good stuff on their site, visit this page to see what I mean. Their Italian marbled luxury gift wrap is a personal favorite, can you imagine it with gorgeous gold ribbon? Very rich and glamorous. Or, if you prefer, you can go with something more sugar sweet and girly…

Luxe Paperie

Luxe Paperie

Luxe Paperie

Fun patterns and colors!

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Posted in shopping on December 15, 2010

kikki.K Gift Guide

I just loved this free download from kikki.K that I spotted today, it’s a Christmas Gift Guide PDF and I think that the photography is lovely and the product shots are divine. I wish kikki.K was a little closer to home (they are an Australian paper goods company), but that’s okay because I can still enjoy browsing their products online. Here, have a peek and then go be inspired on their site with all of their great products + things…

kikki.K Christmas Gift Guide

Red, Blue and White – how pretty!

Enjoy!

(images: kikki.K)

Posted in shopping on December 15, 2010

House Doctor Spring Everyday Collection 2011

I am so excited to debut the House Doctor Spring 2011 “Everyday” collection today on decor8! It’s a beautiful gathering of objects, furniture, lighting… I just had a flip through their new catalog and though I can’t show you everything I want to share some glimpses with the many House Doctor fans out there. None of this is even on their website or blog yet, and hasn’t been blogged anywhere, so you are indeed getting a very special glimpse. Ready? Good, let’s look!

House Doctor Everyday Collection 2011

First, the two lights that I want in my work room are shown above – the large and the smaller one — these are a big favorite of mine at the moment and the items from this collection that I predict will be a hot seller!

House Doctor Everyday Collection 2011

These green over-sized glass vases are gorgeous in a grouping of three and catch the natural daylight so beautifully. The wooden table with the metal legs is another favorite, I would use that as a cocktail table in my living room. I love the idea of having a mini bar with pretty glasses and such out on display and ready to go for guests. The white owl lamp is another favorite, in ceramic, that would be on my table in the guest room for sure. I bet the owl will be another popular item for them as well. Everyone loves an owl lamp, especially when it is subtle enough to use in a grown up room to add a bit of whimsy.

House Doctor Everyday Collection 2011

It took me awhile to warm up to baskets, most likely because my mother loved them so much in the 80s and displayed them proudly on the wall over our kitchen cabinets only to be replaced later by wallpaper border – ha ha – those of you who were kids in the 80s must remember the baskets on the wall trend, or the wallpaper border trend, right? So that is why I’m a bit damaged for life when it comes to dark brown woven baskets. But those with a more open weave, in a lighter wood, that are modern and truly have function (not purely nailed to the wall as decoration), I really like. The new baskets from House Doctor, and they have a ton of them, are modern, beautiful and functional to use as storage. Baskets are great to store bottled water in the kitchen, newspapers to recycle, magazines near the sofa, blankets in the guest bedroom on top of a tall wooden cabinet, or rolls of toilet paper in the bathroom if you don’t have a cabinet to conceal them inside of. Another great storage idea is to use vintage suitcases or at least, those that look vintage like the new ones that House Doctor has added to their Spring collection. My husband has three vintage suitcases and a trunk in his office that he uses for storage, my favorite is his pebbled black leather suitcase from the 1920s.

House Doctor Everyday Collection 2011

I love that they now offer this sofa table in gray now (along with black which they have currently). I also love this blue storage locker, it’s a favorite of mine.

House Doctor Everyday Collection 2011

Sawhorse style metal legs are a big trend and a favorite of mine so my heart went boom when I saw this pretty table. I imagine it would be great to work on… Lay out all of your crafty projects and pull together some beautiful ideas that make you happy! I also like their colorful new chairs for inside or out (I would use them on my balcony or wintergarten). Just the right amount of color!

House Doctor Everyday Collection 2011

Here are some close up product shots — new tea towels, a white ceramic pendant that can work well in a bathroom, their new clothing, and some of their new pillows.

Spot anything you’d love to own? What do you think of these glimpses from this collection, do you like it? The House Doctor Everyday Catalog for 2011 will be available soon on the House Doctor website here so keep watching their site to see all of their new offerings for Spring — this was just a glimpse. I hope that you enjoyed and felt inspired by seeing the latest from this popular Danish brand.

If you want to see the House Doctor brand in person, and you are visiting Berlin in January, there will be a special House Doctor pop-up shop there. I’ll give you more details as the date draws nearer. Stay tuned!

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Posted in shopping on December 13, 2010

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