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Stockholm Bound + You’re Invited Oct. 5th

Danielle and I spent several months nailing down the perfect destination for two friends to meet up for a girly weekend. Last year we met in Eindhoven for Dutch Design Week (photos here), so this time around we’ve decided to hit another design show in a city we’ve been longing to see: Stockholm. That’s where we’ll be from October 5-8. Just two weeks away!


While there, we’re meeting up with web-famous Swedish blogger Emma and we’d like to extend the invitation to you if you’re interested in having dinner and drinks with us on Friday, October 5th. Please email me at decor8blog at yahoo dot com and I’ll give you the specifics.

On a side note, any globetrotters out there with some Stockholm tips for us? Whether it’s shopping, must-see attractions, bakeries, yummy places to eat, indie/second hand vintage shops for clothes and home accessories, great fabric stores, etc. please comment below. I’ll add some of your suggestions to the Stockholm links I’ve already pulled together in the right column.

A special thanks to the reader that sent me over to this article in the NYTimes, it’s printed and in my bag already.

(Image: Rob Schoenbaum for the NYTimes)

Posted in travel on September 21, 2007

Volksfaden: Online Fabric Store

Have you heard of the online fabric shop called Volksfaden based out of Berlin? Volksfaden, translated as the “people’s threads”, have such an exciting array of fabrics imported from Japan and the United States. I’m tickled to learn about Volksfaden because when I’m in Germany I never know where to find such fabrics and now I do, I can order from a local online fabric store in case I require some additional yardage for a project. Shipping will be a breeze.


With names like Amy Butler, Kyo Yasai and My Folklore by Lecien, Free Spirit, Erin Michael, and Joel Dewberry, you can be certain that there’s something for you. And check out how they collage fabrics with vintage photos on their website. The more I look at them, the more I think of mixed media collages and what a great idea this would be for creating mini DIY art.

Thank you Linda for writing to me today about your shop. It’s great.

(images from volkfaden)

Posted in shopping, textiles, travel on September 20, 2007

Boston: SoWa Open Studios + Open Market – September 15-16

Psst: Don’t forget to head over to the South End Open Studios and the South End Open Market this weekend. Both are running on Saturday and Sunday, held in the SoWa (South of Washington Street) district. Lots to see. Learn more about the event here and have fun, Boston!


(image from se open studios)

Posted in events + markets, shopping, travel on September 14, 2007

Nahcotta: Enormous Tiny Art Show II – Reception Tonight!

If you’re in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire area this evening, you won’t want to miss the Enormous Tiny Art Show II currently underway at the beautiful Portsmouth-based gallery, Nahcotta. Tonight just so happens to be the opening reception, so stop by to see some amazing art, most priced between $100-300.
The show features work that is 10″ x 10″ or smaller and runs from September 12th – October 7th in conjunction with Three Graces Gallery and their Teenie Tiny Art Show. Amy Ruppel, Tara Hogan (Ink & Wit), Marisa Haedike (Creative Thursday), Dan-ah Kim, Cathy Nichols, Matte Stephens, Burcu Okay, Sam Faix, Ann Kirchner, Jennifer Judd-McGee (Swallowfield), Kate O’Leary, Lucie Summers, Sofia Barao, and Susie Ghahremani (Boy Girl Party), are a few of my picks, of course many other terrific artists are taking part in this amazing show so if you attend, you may find a few favorites of your own. Some of these artists will be attending in person, like Jennifer Judd-McGee and Tara Hogan, and it’s rumored that Amy Ruppel may attend as well, so if you’d like to meet them, stop by!

Carefully mapping out everything for installation.

That’s a lot of art!

The work of Kelly Moore on display.

If you aren’t in the Portsmouth area don’t worry, you can view everything in the show online, and if you see something you like, write to Deb at Nahcotta for more information and how to purchase. email: Deb at gallery AT nahcotta DOT com.

(images from nahcotta)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, events + markets, shopping, travel on September 14, 2007

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