“These once-loved pieces have all their own stories to tell. Originating from the forties, fifties, sixties and seventies they have been kept precious at a time when life was at a slower pace and possessions were lovingly cared for. All scarves have been collected by Ulrika from antique fairs and flea markets in Great Britain and other cities around the world. ” What a charming description. I’m so glad I found out about these lovely pillows via LiviaConcept.
How was your weekend? I hope that you had a lovely one! And speaking of juicy color, wait until you see the beautiful home of a blogger I had the opportunity to interview recently — stay tuned for that going live on decor8 after lunch today. :)
(images: ulrika may)
Somehow I totally overlooked this but when I wrote about Cicada Studio and designer Michelle Engel Bencsko yesterday I didn’t make the connection that she is actually co-founder of Cloud9 Fabrics alongside business partner Gina Pantastico. I love Cloud9! And they have a lovely Summer eco-collection that just launched that you simply must check out. You can learn more about their “green” fabrics on their website. Here’s a preview of what they carry below…
Lovely, the clouds and tiny mushrooms are adorable — so kawaii!
(images: cloud9 fabrics)
Have you seen all of the gorgeous new prints and patterns over at Cicada Studio lately? Oh my, this is a must see post if you’re scouting for fabric for your next project. Designer Michelle Engel Bencsko just keeps getting better and better in my book, I love watching her collection evolve each season. Way to go Michelle!
The wild mushroom is currently one of my favorite prints… though it’s hard to pick just one because I see lots that I’d use in my home. But the wild mushroom stands out to me as a great pattern for a roman blind in a kitchen. I know, me and my roman blind obsession. But this pattern is understated enough to be modern and clean while still being a bit cute (which I love) so it would work nicely in a simple, streamlined kitchen like mine. I can’t wait to get settled in my new space, I’m dying to decorate and sew again — moving is fun but I’m ready to play house!
(images: cicada studio)
I was able to spend a brief window this past weekend catching up on some magazines I’ve been meaning to read when I came across the gorgeous apartment of Danish pillow designer Christina Lundsteen in the January 09 issue of German Living & More magazine. Here is one image from Christina’s home, can you imagine living like this? The issue is packed with more — if I had a scanner I’d show you some because it’s an absolute stunner. One of those homes you imagine moving right into, curling up on the sofa, and dreaming about your last vacation where you found those lovely frames at that flea market or the amazing jugs from the bazaar. In this image below I can’t stop staring at the door leaning against the wall in that stunning blue and what appears to be the most unique coffee table I’ve seen in quite some time. Isn’t the petite chandelier and the pretty ceiling medallion a nice touch too?
Combining antique textiles in a fresh and interesting way, Christina’s designs really speak to me and I love seeing them in situ in a home environment because I think that you can see just how pretty they really are versus a simple Photoshop view against a white background. Since they are all one-of-a-kind you may not be able to find the exact prints and patterns shown above but many are currently available online at a beautiful Danish home store called Anker Living. AL ships outside of Denmark to the rest of the EU and the world, and speaks Danish, English and German so you should be in good hands should feel like placing an order. I suggest ordering the pillow covers (if they do in fact zip off, I’d assume yes) and buy the inserts locally to save on shipping. Email: ankerliving AT ankerliving.dk for more information please.
Don’t forget to visit the photographers websites below who took these photos – each of their portfolios is packed with stunning things that you won’t want to miss out on. I tried to locate a website or agent for the stylist, Bolette Kiær, who arranged the first photo without any luck. If you have her web address kindly leave it in the comments section and I’ll gladly edit this post and add it in later.