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Dandi: New!

Dandi is a brand new homewares company based in Sydney made up of four ladies who met in college while studying industrial design. They decided to combine their talents and form a business and Dandi was born. I heard from one of these ladies, Melinda, who sent me these photos to premiere here on decor8 today. They specialize in the design and creation of innovative screen printed fabric and etched bamboo products for the home. Dandi infuses their collection with bright colors, fresh patterns and a bit of the 1950’s housewife femininity combined with nature motifs.

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The Dandi team.

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The Dandi girls playing around…

Dandi Treasure Box

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To view more products or to learn about these lovely ladies, visit either their website or blog, Fine and Dandi.

(images: dandi)

Posted in kitchen, textiles on July 23, 2009

Ulrika May Pillows

Oh Ulrika May, what you do to me! Ulrika May Pillows are so pretty, made from vintage silk scarves and repurposed into perky pillows. What a nice way to begin the week – bursts of juicy color!

Ulrika May Pillows

Ulrika May Pillows

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)

Posted in textiles on July 20, 2009

Cloud9 Fabrics

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…

Cloud9 Fabrics

Lovely, the clouds and tiny mushrooms are adorable — so kawaii!

(images: cloud9 fabrics)

Posted in textiles on July 16, 2009

Cicada Studio

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!

Cicada Studio

Cicada Studio

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)


Posted in etsy, textiles on July 15, 2009

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