Love this. Marianne van Ooij wrote to me today to tell me about a product that she introduced this past May at the ICFF in New York called Slim Shelving. She’s a Dutch designer living in Brooklyn who studied design at the Royal Academy of Art in the Netherlands and at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She wanted to develop a shelving system that allowed her to keep her favorite books in sight without taking up a lot of space so this wall system made of clear acrylic was the ultimate solution and is somewhat affordable ranging from $175-239 depending on the size that you select.
I love this idea and would like to own this — it’s really clever. I have so many pretty books and plan to look into how to order one of these for my office. Great idea, Marianne!
(images: slim shelving)
All you need is love, so they say. The Love Shop has plenty of good cheer to spread so give them a look… I heart tea so the tea print is my favorite, I love the color of it too. I’m seeing lots of prints lately with positive messages which seem to be sparked by the “Keep Calm and Carry On” trend and I think it’s great fun.
Do you have any positive messages that you display in your home? Do you display them as prints or in some other way? What do they say? I’d be curious to know… I currently do not, though I have a pink Keep Calm poster but haven’t the space to hang it right now. I do keep positive messages and quotes on my desk and on my wall over my desk. Currently I have, “Our love is swollen, made of the quietest shade of loud. Holds me like an anchor. Floats just like a cloud.” It’s from one of my favorite songs called Swollen by Bent. You can listen to it here if you’d like. It’s wonderful, at least to me.
(images: the love shop)
Is this Penguin wallpaper from Isak not the cutest in the world? I don’t show lots of kids stuff on decor8, I do that over at Cookie instead, but I couldn’t resist sharing this because c’mon — is it not smile inducing?
If you don’t have babies, you’ll want to run off and start making them after seeing this. :) Yeah I know, not the right reasons for having children. But still.
And by the way, if you are curious as to where these wooden animals are from, they are from Germany and made by a company called Holztiger. You can find them at lots of privately owned kids shops in the U.S. (not big box stores though) or online if you do a search under Holztiger. I have a few myself, they are perfect for kids and adults alike. I have some wooden animals made by Ostheimer, another great company specializing in wooden toys – here’s my unicorn. Told you that they’re not just for kids. ;)
(images: isak uk)
While we’re talking about colorful posters and dreams, who doesn’t love London and Paris? I mean, hellll-o! I think all of us want to spend time in these two destinations, I’d take a month in each thank you. Bodie and Fou wrote to me (thanks, Justine!) recently sharing their new posters designed by French company Famille Summerbelle (please visit their website while you’re at it, darling!) and I thought they were just too cute to not post.
Side note: Bodie & Fou also stocks this family tree print from Famille Summerbelle, too.
(images: bodie & fou)