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Jane Foster Screen Prints (UK)

I can’t recall if I’ve blogged about Jane Foster before, but I just love her work. Jane creates 50’s and 60’s Scandinavian inspired screen prints and ceramics in her Brighton, England studio. I adore her limited edition prints below, aren’t they great? Click here to view more from Jane Foster.

(images from jane foster)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, vintage, walls on February 13, 2007

J Schatz *New* Egg Bird Houses

I’m in love with these sweet little egg bird houses, available in 8 perfect colors, the latest creation from J Schatz in New York. $125- USD. Thank you Jim for sending me the tip last night, these are super cute.

(images from jschatz)

Posted in outdoors on February 13, 2007

Reader Q: Contact Paper Resources?

A reader from Austin, Texas, Miss Meredith, needs our help. Let’s see if we can all pull together some ideas for her.

“I just moved into a circa 1969 rancho fabuloso. I was wondering if you had any ideas about some groovy contact paper I could use in my walk in pantry. Your wallpaper links have been very inspiring, and I wondered if you had any suggestions about contact paper or shelf liner that is cute. All I can find around Austin, TX is country kitchen stuff.”

I suggest using vintage wallpaper, or head to the nearest Target store because last I checked, they had a few cute patterns that didn’t have a rooster or quilt motif going on. There’s also Aubuchon Hardware, they have several patterns to choose from, and they’re online for easy shopping. But when it comes to really great patterns, contact paper doesn’t seem to be something that some great designer has picked up on yet. There clearly is a need for someone to design great adhesive contact paper…

(image from aubuchon hardware)

Posted in reader questions on February 13, 2007

Jan Constantine Embroidered Collection

With a background in fashion, interiors and styling, and a loyal following in the UK, there’s no question Jan Constantine has a unique style and good taste that appeal to many. Her collection of hand-embroidered soft furnishings show that the art of embroidery need not look dated, only to be retired to storage, rather it can seamlessly blend in with today’s interiors. Jan’s goal is to keep this ancient, hands-on skill very much alive and desired. When you peek at her online collection, I think she’s well on her way.

(images from jan constantine)

Posted in textiles on February 12, 2007


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