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Cole and Son’s Cow Parsley

I am obsessed with Cole and Son’s Cow Parsley wallpaper in yellow. 100% head-over-heels in love. I visited a loft yesterday in the South End and it was proudly displayed as a focal point on one of the walls and I went bonkers. My heart did flips. Just look at it.


Seeing it in person cemented the fact that I need this wallpaper somewhere in my home. I’ve liked it for months, but there’s nothing like an up close and personal view. I found it online over at Walnut Wallpaper, so I’m thinking I’ll just splurge and order a few rolls so at least I have it for when the spirit moves me and I find a wall to cover in my house. Oh, this is crazy pretty! And the pattern is so subtle that it’s quite versatile and not as dramatic as say, the first few papers shown below. So you can change things in the room without feeling like you must stick to something specific because of your crazy bold wallpaper. This isn’t crazy or bold, it’s just stunning and we like stunning, don’t we? :)

Here are some other great wallpaper prints over at Walnut in addition to Cow Parsley… I think I’ll forever love wallpaper. It started when I was a little girl and continues on thanks to all the terrific contemporary patterns out there.

{update: I’m heading off for the day (work-related), but I’ll be back later on (this evening) or in the morning. I have so much I want to blog about but no time today, so it will have to wait. I hope you are all doing great, happy Monday. -holly}

(images from real simple and walnut wallpaper)

Posted in walls on September 17, 2007

Ink Shop

The Ink Designer, or Ink Shop, is one of the best local guys on etsy in my opinion. This Boston boy (by way of Hong Kong) flat out rocks it.


Wing Ngan, the man behind the ink, is super creative and fun. He grew up in Hong Kong but relocated to Boston when he was 16 years old. He told me that he grew up watching lots of Japanese cartoons and comics, which have had a real influence on his work. By day, he works as a graphic designer at Ink Design on Newbury Street in Boston and by night, creates gocco prints, which he says, “Make me feel more alive.”


I love Wing’s modern design aesthetic, his bright graphics really pop off the page. (sigh) Finally, prints on etsy that you can give to yourself or your man friend because these are extremely gender friendly. I can see so many toy/action figure collectors out there that would find these prints completely irresistible. I have a small collection of Japanese toys, so even I qualify here. Great work, Wing!

(images from ink shop)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, walls on August 30, 2007

Geninne Zlatkis Art

Do you know Geninne from Hacienda Jajalpa, Mexico (just outside of Mexico City)? Let me refresh your memory. Her home was featured here on decor8 Reader Spaces back in September ’06, and she was one of the winners of our Workspace contest. Ah, now you recall…


This lady is super creative and so when she wrote in today announcing her new etsy store, I had to blog it right away – I’m so excited for Geninne and pleased that her beautiful artwork is being shared with the world in the form of prints and greeting cards. Her work is mature and beautiful, playful and colorful, and you can clearly see that the nature around her in Mexico directly influence her work. I really like her take on a stack of logs (below), you can almost imagine that she found them behind her house and quickly sketched them into her little notebook… I wonder what exactly inspired this drawing? Maybe she will comment below and tell us, Geninne are you out there reading?


Congrats, Geninne, we are all so very proud of you!

(images from geninne zlatkis)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, walls on August 28, 2007

Lucie Summers

I had the nicest email arrive today from Lucie Summers introducing her new etsy shop where she sells original 6×4 inch works on canvas and some digital prints of paper quilts. She has other projects in the works as well, like one-of-a-kind sketchbooks. Thank you Lucie for your sweet email and I wish you so much happiness with your new shop. Go shop girl, go!


(image from lucie summers)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, walls on August 24, 2007

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