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A quick update for you because I missed writing Etsy Take Five Tuesdays this week and have been receiving lots of emails asking if I’ve stopped writing the column and the answer is not at all! The column will resume again next Tuesday, this week has been tough for me to do much of anything because I have the nasty flu and strep throat (fun!). I haven’t had much energy. I wasn’t about to mention my illness on decor8 because I don’t really like to talk about my health here, besides who really cares if I’m sick or not it’s just a cold! But with all the “What happened to Take Five Tuesdays?” emails this week, I had to address this publicly on the blog. :) Don’t worry! Take Five is still alive and kickin’.

S is for Sick.

Oh and today I’m in the Boston Globe with another piece, this time all about gardening. It’s a full page in the Style section, you can’t miss it. I haven’t seen it yet, so I hope it really ran today or else I’ll feel embarrassed! :) Has anyone seen it yet? {update: My bad, it’s in the 4/24 paper.}

(photograph by holly becker for decor8)

Posted in uncategorized on April 17, 2008

Creative Color Exercise

I wrote a fun and easy Creative Color Exercise that you may enjoy reading today over at Real Simple….

Posted in uncategorized on April 16, 2008

Have a Great Weekend!

I’m signing off now, yeah you’ve guessed it – date night with my boy. But I first want to thank you for participating on decor8 this week whether you left a comment simply stating that you liked something or maybe you left one a bit deeper than that, each comment means a lot to me and to fellow readers. So thank you so much for taking time to hang out with me here.

1. A tote bag for $17 from Target purchased by the lovely Shim + Sons, who also has a beautiful blog and a new store. 2. New Amy Butler fabric is in over at Starlit Nest, buy 10 yards of any Midwest Modern print and get 3 yards free. 3. A cupcake made by Kylie Lambert of Le Cupcake in Sydney, Australia. 4. This photo called Hands Collection is from bricolagelife who also maintains a shop on etsy. Doesn’t this give you a good idea for the weekend? Photograph objects together that relate to one another.

Good Links:

Blogger Leslie has a lot to say about sheep and some funny words on the expression, “pop” of color and thought her post was hilarious and worth sending you over to, “We?re all pretty bad about being sheep. The blagosphere is no different. I?m starting to become curious in a pretentious amateur microsociologist way how certain trends start. Like where is the actual nexus for these things? Who is the original disease carrier and who are the most active spreaders. I think it?s Apartment Therapy and Decor8 respectively. If Decor8 blogs something hold on to your f**ing hat because it?ll be on every blog within 24 hours.” You can read more here.

20% off sale at Twig, use code HAPPY_BDAY at checkout. Offer ends April 18th.

Creative Thursday’s Marisa Haedike now has her work at Urban Outfitters in both America and Europe. Yay!

Val?rie Parizeault of The Montreal Craft Mafia told me that they’re now accepting applications for their June event so click here to learn more.

Seattle: The Lab: An Evening With Matte Stephens hosted by Velocity Art & Design. A local meet-up on open to the public for creative thinking, networking, and inspiration. Wednesday, April 16th 6-8 pm, details here. And side note, way to go Matte on your relocation from Alabama to Seattle — All the best!

Chicago: Advance notice for all of you lucky enough to live close to this event. Jayson Home & Garden is hosting an outdoor European Flea Market filled with vintage finds. Event takes place April 18-20, details here.

Boston: Mark your calendars ladies for April 28 when you are invited to a free meet up for creative ladies in Boston called the Boston Design Salon, who also just launched a new blog. April’s event will feature Doreen Hing of Plank Designs and Michele Yeeles of Bobs Your Uncle. Event details here.

Feel More Human just launched and I was told that it’s, “a new online destination that mixes shopping for modern products with original editorial content”. Doesn’t that pretty much sum up a blog? Well regardless, the site looks pretty slick so check it out.

What one blogger has to say about the What To Do Series…

Me over at Real Simple this week talking about patios, stray dogs and cleaning supplies.

I’ll be back for another week of decor8 on Monday and Tuesday where you’ll hear from Lisa Congdon, Irene Hoofs from Bloesem, and my husband Thorsten Becker with their thoughts on What To Do… with a few more of our friends joining us on Tuesday to wrap up the series. Of course, all that mixed in with the usual decor8 content (pretty things!) so if you’d like to meet me back here on Monday, please do. :)

Bad News: Remember my post on Deyrolle in Paris about a year ago? The shop suffered a massive fire recently, blog reader Hazel just told me the terrible news. I’m so very sad for the owner as his collection isn’t something you can easily replace. Translated version here.

(images linked to their source above)

Posted in uncategorized on April 11, 2008

Design Meet Up in Oklahoma City

I’m just putting this out there based on an earlier comment received by reader Lauren Keller of Echo Design, a small interior design company located in Oklahoma City. Lauren is looking to start a small meet up in her city to connect with other creative types. If you are interested, please contact Lauren directly through her blog right here. Thanks Lauren for commenting with this idea. I like the idea of connecting others through decor8, it’s a good one!

Posted in uncategorized on April 09, 2008


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