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Licht op Textiel (Netherlands)

For those of you who can read Dutch fluently, I fully apologize for any damage to your beautiful language in this post. However, I found out about this great project, Licht op Textiel, held recently in Den Hague, Netherlands where a bunch of artists grouped together to design and construct beautiful, unique table lamps and I had to talk about it.


I’m not sure how accurate my story is because I have a hard time understanding Dutch, but from what I read, it appears as though these lamps are now part of a small show traveling around the Netherlands, recently on exhibit at De Krabbedans in Eindhoven. Seems these lamps are for sale, and once all the shows end, the owners can pick them up. You can reserve the one you’d like to purchase for $100,- Euro, and then once all the shows wrap up, you can purchase the lamp for $250,- Euro. (If Irene and Danielle read this, can you please look over the website for me and let me know if I have this straight… Feel free to comment below.) Learn about all of the lamps here, in Dutch.

The project looks so amazing to me, it inspired me because I love the thought of people coming together, all ages and levels of skill, to create something they are passionate about in a workshop environment. Imagine the creative energy in the room, the ideas that bounce from one mind to the next, the conversations, this idea excites me so much. I’m fascinated by the designs that I see here to, and the overall concept, that the lighting is now on tour and available for sale, it’s all very organic and so unique to me. I don’t know much more about the project, but if you are interested, I’m sure you can write to boom.boom {at} casema {dot} nl, as most Dutch I met while in the Netherlands speak a good amount of English. Aren’t these images great?


(images from Licht op Textiel)

Posted in lighting on March 05, 2007

Dead Bird Art

I found Dead Bird Art on MySpace (of all places!) and then noticed she was also an Etsy seller, so I thought I’d show you some of her work in case you’ve not heard of her. The one-of-a-kind wall hangings are especially pretty, and very affordable. I also love this birdie paperweight!

(images from dead bird art)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy on March 05, 2007

Galleria Pangea: decor8 discount

Galleria Pangea is a decor8 sponsor and would like to offer readers a 5% discount and a free Chinese wood block t-shirt with every $50 purchase. (Enter decor8 at checkout.) Galleria Pangea specializes in handmade Asian artworks, including paintings, sculptures, wall art, artisan jewelry, antique reproductions and much more. They deal directly with the artists who make each piece, with no middleman or distributor used. This way, they are able to ensure that each artisan can trade his artwork at a reasonable price for both the buyer and the seller. Click here to visit Galleria Pangea.


Psst: They also have a storefront in Saint Louis.

(images from galleria pangea)

Posted in discounts, furniture, shopping, travel on March 05, 2007

Orla Kiely Spring/Summer 2007

Orla’s Spring/Summer 2007 campaign is lovely, her rugs and pillows, and of course the clothes and bags… They make me feel happy today. Pretty images with a splash of yellow, they can really make the beginning of a work week brighter, can’t they? Enjoy.


(images from orla kiely)

Posted in fashion + accessories, flooring, inspiration, textiles on March 05, 2007

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