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I rarely hear friends in my circle or other bloggers talk about so either it’s not trendy to shop there or people are shopping them and just keeping it on the down low, but hey I’m willing to try ‘em out. And though I may instantly disqualify myself from the cool kids club by admitting it, I actually like some of the prints over on At least the stuff I unearthed below. These are gems. I haven’t browsed their site for at least as long as I’ve been blogging so I wasn’t aware that they’ve expanded and now do custom framing and everything for amazingly low prices compared to the common frame shop.

The more I browsed the site, the more I found that while it’s loaded with your typical The Kiss and Starry Night prints, there’s a lot of really nice work there including some of the fabulous work of Egon Schiele (Seated Nude with Violet Stockings is a favorite of mine), Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso (I’ve always wanted the owl serigraph or war and peace), the beautiful work of Norman Parkinson, Yuko Lau (great for kids), Lauren Hamilton (also a good one for the children), and Yoshitomo Nara to name a few.

And they’re having a 20% off sale for three days only in case you are interested…

(images from

Posted in Arts + Crafts, walls on February 14, 2008

Walls Like Pictures {wallpaper}

I’m always up for seeing fresh new wallpaper patterns especially since it’s not going away anytime soon. There’s talk around innovative ones coming to market that can be peeled off when you move (applied like a giant wall sticker with no trace left behind, perfect for renters and home owners worried about wallpapering with paste). Since perky patterns are all the rage, you may enjoy Walls Like Pictures out of Germany.

Owner Sabine just launched her collection online today that she designs herself, including realistic photo wallpaper. Sabine will even work with you on custom designs upon request, try that with a large wallpaper manufacturer! She has so many patterns to select from, you have to check out her website for details, pricing, and more. I love the bamboo and ethnic prints shown above, along with the deer heads in blue and yellow. And below are some of her bolder prints for all of you brave decorators out there. ;)

Thank you Sabine for sharing your new site with us and congratulations on your launch!

(images from walls like pictures)

Posted in walls on February 11, 2008

Winfried Heinze {photography}

Winfried Heinze is another awesome photographer with a portfolio to drool for, his interior shots are terrific. German born but now based in London with his wife and two children, Winfried works mostly for magazines and books published in Europe and has an impressive list of clients — his work has been featured on the cover of some of our favorite magazines like LivingEtc, Elle Decoration, Designers Guild and Nina Campbell. Here are some of my favorite rooms, I thought you’d like to see his work as it appeared in various publications – a little something to get our wheels turning as we begin a new week here on decor8!

Happy Monday everyone!

(images: winfried heinze)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, inspiration, walls on February 11, 2008

Lagom Designs + iBride

Lagom is a Swedish word meaning just right. Design that is just right is exactly what the crew behind Lagom Design works hard to achieve through their creativity, passion, and product knowledge. Their goal is to represent a handful of the best companies in Europe that produce exceptional greeting cards, prints, trays, and other accessories for the home and office. One company they carry is iBride.

Ah, the unique and lovely trays from French design team iBride. These things have been all over the blog circuit for about a year now but when Ez mentioned them on Creature Comforts today she pointed to a different website that I hadn’t seen before called Lagom Designs. It was on Lagom that I noticed that they not only carry iBride trays but cards in the same Asian/animal/floral motifs with the swanky cutout patterned border. If you visit their website, you’ll see art, chairs, and other products as well. Lagom Designs also carries Boda, Kisu, Tr?dg?rd and the lovely patterns of Opoponax from Stockholm.

By the way, don’t miss browsing iBride’s website, it’s such a delight to click through the pages of their diary. Major creativity happening here

(images from lagom designs and ibride)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, stationery, textiles, walls on February 07, 2008


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