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Gretel Home

I read about the best new online shop today on Daily Candy called Gretel. Have you seen it? For those of you who haven’t, you’re in for a real treat. The website design and product photography is gorgeous, very sophisticated, fresh and young but beyond that, they have some of the most beautiful selections in a single shop, it’s lovingly curated and just fantastic. Gretel was founded last year by British interior stylist Abby Kellett who clearly had an eye for modern design.

Gretel Home

Gretel Home

Gretel Home

I love the smokehouse — a very modern take on a classic German design for incense that you can frequently find here in the winter during Christmas markets. And the Helgo candle holders — yes, please!

I also like their store windows,”Just as a store changes its window displays, every season we will present our products in a new light. Welcome to Gretel’s Windows.”

(Photography: Claudia Uribe Touri)

Posted in shopping on March 24, 2010
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Design Finds

I recently wrote about some of my favorite design finds from Z Gallerie and Oomph over at Real Simple but in case you missed them I’ll share just a glimpse of the good stuff here because you really don’t want to miss out on these goodies.

Don’t you love that great red table or how about the umbrella stand or the turquoise coffee table? Very nice pieces for Spring!

(images: z gallerie and oomph)

Posted in shopping on March 15, 2010

Present & Correct

Present & Correct always has something to love with all their retro fabulousness. I love the idea of using vintage lunch trays as desk organizers — I remember those things so clearly and how we had pink ones at our school. What color were your school lunch trays?

Present & Correct

I also remember how insane my classmates were about pizza day. And it’s funny because years later I had this déjà vu moment at work when a colleague came over to my desk and said, “Hey Hols, it’s buffalo chicken wrap day, we’ve gotta get over to the caf before they sell out”. I remember feeling like I was 10 years old again on pizza day. Funny how the more things change the more they stay the same, isn’t it?

(photos: present & correct)

Posted in shopping on March 15, 2010

Ferm Living: New!

You’re going to love these beautiful things for the home, I just know it! It’s been awhile since I wrote about Ferm Living but I was reminded of them today when a reader wrote in looking for some help with her bedroom walls. I sent her over to Ferm Living with some wallpaper suggestions and it was then that I noticed they’d added a bunch of new products to both of their websites in the US and in Europe. From wallpaper to poufs and candle holders… some of these things shown below are not available yet in the US online shop but you’ll need to check the website to know for sure. All things below are available in their European store though.

Ferm Living (New!)

I really love mushroom soup wallpaper shown above — fun for the kitchen or to line cabinets. Here’s a decorating idea: It would also be nice to paint your kitchen a gorgeous chalky gray or even a warm, soft sand with crisp white trim and if you have a pantry for food, to wallpaper only the pantry with this mushroom paper. You could then use some of the mushroom tea towels in the kitchen area to bring it all together. How pretty!

Ferm Living (New!)

Ferm Living (New!)

Ferm Living (New!)

How cute is this doll house and these bird pillows and soft mobile for baby?

Ferm Living (New!)

Ferm Living (New!)

Ferm Living (New!)

Ferm Living (New!)

Ferm Living (New!)

I’m also liking the wall stickers called Sewing Room — and how they’ve artfully placed them in the kitchen around trash bins! See any favorites that you can imagine in your home?

(images: ferm living)

Posted in shopping on March 08, 2010

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