Outside of Orla Kiely umbrellas (love the ones from the Tate), not many umbrellas on the market appeal to my sense of style. I can’t handle basic black (rain is sometimes dreary enough) and I don’t do red or bright blue, and certainly not rubber ducky yellow or houndstooth, so where does that leave a girl? Try shopping Tray 6. Stylish, affordable, and downright pretty umbrellas that will have you twirling around cobblestone streets singing your happy self into a coma. Well, perhaps not – but I’m sure you’ll at least enjoy having an umbrella that makes your day a little bit brighter…
(images from tray 6)
The release of The Global Shopper published by Hardie Grant, has me giddy with excitement because I love nothing more than to come across online stores in other parts of the world. This is one title that decor8 readers must get their hands on, el pronto! Written by Aussie, Nicole Hopkinson, the book just released this month and is quite hard to come by, so here’s the ISBN so you can google it (1740664051). I found a copy last night on the Canadian amazon site, but I didn’t see it on the US site. Anyway, the book claims to be an informative guide to the best websites around the globe for those who love to shop online for unique items. Nicole has scoured the globe to find the BEST sites for items to furnish and decorate your home. I can’t wait to get my little paws on this book, and when I do, I’ll be sure to post whatever gems I can extract from it for decor8 readers!
(image from the global shopper)
Bargain Shopping exists! Yes, really. El Burro has modern goodies for the home, in fact everything shown are priced under $50! Grab a package of 48 disposable paper diner scenes placemats for only $20. The translucent blister lamp for $43 (great buy!), a fun tp holder shaped like a clothes hanger for $7.50 (yes, really), and my favorite, the on/off light for $7.50. When the lights are off, innocent and fanciful depictions of events and places are shown. When the lights are on, a whole new meaning unfolds when new images appear. Sold as a simple lightshade, just wrap it around any plug and cord set (Sold at IKEA or Target) and you’re space has a fresh new light source. Purchase more than one and swap them out frequently for a touch of whimsy in your home. The on/off light would be so cute in a work space, don’t you think?
(images from el burro)
Elizabeth let me know that she has some new paintings available, so act quickly because her work is in demand. The very talented Ms. Schuppe is churning out some real beauties, I love the painting above because it adds warmth with the cocoa and yellow; the lower half of the painting almost looks like a city skyline to me, don’t you think? You may recall Elizabeth’s work above Lena Corwin’s sofa on page 275 of Glamour magazine, March 2006 issue. If not, you can view it here from a previous write-up about Lena on decor8.
I heart Elizabeth’s paintings – with gorgeous abstract strokes and perfect hues, they transport me to a magical place where everything is calm, yet cheerful and positive. Are you a Schuppe fan, too?
Related posts: Elizabeth Schuppe Paintings, 2/6/06
(image from elizabeth schuppe)
I know I’ve written about Pink Loves Brown before, but after getting a little press love from Shop, Etc., I had to talk about them again because I just love the silhouette prints that Shop, Etc. featured. You can order the set of two framed silhouette prints (shown in the August 2006 issue) directly from Pink Loves Brown… Don’t you just love them? So sweet…
Related Post: Pink Loves Brown stationery, March 2006
(images from pink loves brown)
Jezebel cards are so darling, decked out in swirly fluttery prints of days past, folkloric silhouettes and charming characters… when ladies dressed like ladies, and gents wore top hats and tails. They have a fairy tale feel to them, which I absolutely love. It would be fun to take a favorite card and place it on an overhead projector for duplicating the image onto the wall. I’d love to try it against a light gray wall using a soft buttery yellow paint. Even black would be stunning. You wouldn’t even have to use the entire image, you could just trace parts of the image onto the wall that you like, maybe some of the leaves or flowers from Delilah Sings The Blues, perhaps…
Miss Jezebel is talented designer and writer, Leigh Batnick of Brooklyn, NY. If you’d like to purchase her cards, or inquire about adding her cards to your store, please contact her via her website.
(images from leigh batnick)