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Hable Construction {Spring Peek}

I’m really feeling inspired by yellow this week, especially when combined with pink (a color in all the stores right now). Jen from Hable Construction sent over these images showing some of their popular prints in a few new colorways that will debut in May at the ICFF in New York. Multi-toned pink stripes anyone (they’re already available to order here)? How about bright yellow with crisp white florals?

Sky cosmos is one of my favorite Hable patterns — I love seeing it in yellow (bottom right). I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling Spring already! I can’t wait to see what else these ladies debut at the show, May is always such an exciting month with so many great design shows and wow, to think all this eye candy is only four months away, exciting!

(images: rinne allen and jen ng)

Posted in textiles on January 17, 2008

Fabric Tales {Japanese cuteness}

Looking for Japanese fabric? In addition to these resources blogged here before, you can also visit online shop Fabric Tales. Really great patterns here


Looking for additional resources for Japanese fabrics, magazines, books? Click here to view all decor8 posts tagged “Japanese”, you’ll get lost in all the cuteness for at least an hour!

(images from fabric tales)

Posted in shopping, textiles, travel on January 16, 2008

New Amy Butler Fabrics for Spring! {sneak peek}

Amy Butler just sent along a sneak peek of some of her new fabrics for Spring set to be in stores this April. The collection is called Midwest Modern (after her book reviewed here) and is part of new quilting fabric line for Rowan. About the collection Amy says, “With luscious palettes called Ohio Sky and Pink and Orange Dahlias, the colors for this group come from beautiful summer days in my Ohio garden.”




All I can think of as I look at these are beautiful garden parties in our backyard sipping pink lemonade in delicate embossed stemware. Aren’t they gorgeous? The pink Dahlia collection is my favorite, I can only imagine how gorgeous some of these would look in the home. Yum!

(images from amy butler)

Posted in textiles on January 15, 2008

Julia Rothman Pillows {urban outfitters}

I have to share this great budget find from Urban Outfitters that I picked up over the weekend, it’s the Rabbit pillow designed by Julia Rothman for UO. I’ve known about her pillows since she mentioned them on her site but I didn’t want to blog them until I saw them in person as it’s hard to judge quality on the web sometimes with certain stores. UO is a great shop, but they can be somewhat inconsistent at times when it comes to quality just like any other big box retailer. Well my in-store pillow test turned into a cha-ching! sale and now the pillow is home with me. It’s a great 18″ square covered in a soft linen, plus you can zip off the cover to wash it and the insert is feather filled so it’s so soft and squishy.


I prefer feather or down blend insert over synthetic polyfill because they appear more casual and less stiff and are so much more comfortable to lean against. To find a pillow like this for only $24 for both the cover and insert is unheard of these days. There’s also a Mountain Goat and another in perky stem green with lots of trees. I love that the back of each pillow has her tag on it – such a great touch!


Yay to Julia for getting cozy with UO and for bringing good design to the masses without the hefty price tag.

(images top: from holly becker for decor8, bottom: from urban outfitters)

Posted in shopping, textiles on January 09, 2008

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