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Hudson – New Home Design Store in Boston’s South End!

September 11, 2006

I’m so excited about the opening of Hudson in Boston’s South End. Located on 312 Shawmut Avenue, Hudson features the collections from lines like Shabby Chic, Jonathan Adler, New Arcadia Studio glassware (as seen on the O List), yummy Assouline design books, and Oly Studio (they have amazing chairs, buffets and I love their faux bois mirror) to name a few.

I’ll be visiting their store this week, so I’ll give decor8 readers a full review once I’ve checked out the scene for myself. I’m thrilled to see another great design store pop up in Boston! Yippee!

Hudson - New Home Design Store in Boston's South End!
(image from oly studio)






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Thanks Arizona Daily Star!

September 11, 2006

Thanks Arizona Daily Star!
A big thanks to Wendy Zang who wrote about decor8 in the Arizona Daily Star yesterday. You can read the article online right here. I’m very pleased that she mentioned Zia Priven, Amy Lenahan of Design i in Chicago, and OplusD in the article, as they are amongst my favorites. This was a nice way to start the week!






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Modamuse – Blogging from Australia/New Zealand

September 11, 2006

Modamuse - Blogging from Australia/New Zealand
Face it. You’re eternally cursed. Thanks to your insatible desire to learn about the latest, you’ll forever walk into stores immediately able to recognize the Adler’s from the Adam’s. Blogs and magazines have turned you into a new kind of shopper. An educated one. Think back a few years. Chances are, you’re not the same person that you were before design blogs hit the web. You not only know product lines (both popular and indie), but you anticipate the release of new collections, know the bio’s of designers, materials used, prices, and when browsing a major department store, you can quickly point out, “They sooo knocked-off Karim Rashid with that”. You’re such a snob. :)

So we’ve established that we’re all a bunch of design obsessed geeks. Care to expand your horizons outside of your local hood and travel to the land of Oz to mingle with more of your kind? Want to see what’s hot down under?

Meet Modamuse, an Aussie blog that showcases talented independent modern Australian and New Zealand designers and artisans. The founders, two sisters and designers Nancy and Jessica Lim (they are also decor8 readers and co-own Wild Garden), noticed that their isn’t much online coverage of designers in thier corner of the globe so they decided on August 8, 2006 to change all of that with Modamuse.

This is a site I’ll bookmark because it has a definate focus – What’s hot in Australia and New Zealand. This is uncharted territory by most design bloggers, we simply can’t cover it like a native. The blog is clean and uncomplicated, simple and beautiful, and most of all it contains uber fabulous finds. They even featured a few decor8 favorites in past weeks, Hammer and Daisy and Zaishu.

I’m so happy to welcome Nancy and Jessica to the world of design blogging – and I hope all of you will check out their site and visit their often to expand your horizons and locate fresh exciting finds! Bookmark el pronto!

Modamuse - Blogging from Australia/New Zealand
(images from modomuse top: bottom: cloth)






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Egg Press – Now Online!

September 8, 2006

Egg Press - Now Online!
Speaking of unexpected surprises, look what else Anh-Minh found – Egg Press now has an exclusive online boutique showcasing a very special limited collection of stationery, stitch kits, message matchbooks, pouches, and tees not found in stores. Yippee!

Great tip, a-m!

Egg Press - Now Online!(images from egg press)






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coffee + cre8tive {sept 10 ’06}

September 8, 2006

coffee + cre8tive {sept 10 '06}
Happy Friday everyone! I hope you’re gearing up for the weekend and have a few fun things planned. ‘Tis the season for weddings, at least for us, so I have another event to attend this weekend – this time, a bridal shower. I’m really looking forward to it, along with a few other fun things I have planned, which I’ll talk about on Monday.

Next week, September 12th, decor8 will have it’s FIRST EVER CONTEST – my way of thanking all of you for your support. I’ve teamed up with a decor8 sponsor for a fun + easy contest in which 3 readers will be awarded gift certificates. Make sure you visit on Tuesday for full details. HINT: Clean up your workspace. :)

Back soon with some more fresh finds – so stick around!

(adorable image of thank you card from Specialty Cards 4U, a small handmade greeting card and custom stationery business in Ohio)






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