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Bob’s Your Uncle (NYIGF)

Bob’s Your Uncle sent a photo of their booth from the NYIGF last week, which was fun to look at – I spot melamine plates!

Founded in Boston by English couple Michele and Martin Yeeles, Bob’s Your Uncle is an old British expression meaning “Everything’s Fine”. Cute fact, huh? I guess that is how you always want to appear when working – calm, carefree, no worries. Beneath the surface though, you haven’t slept in days and you’re stressed to the max.

I love the folders marked “Limbo” and the cute honey bear melamine plates. Their kids placemats are cute because they’re packaged as tear off sheets and each one has a recipe on it written by a child (those are not new, but I like them just the same). If you’d like to shop for their products online, here’s a list of online stores for you to choose from.


(images from bob’s your uncle)

Posted in events + markets, stationery, workspace on February 07, 2007

Steven Harrington Prints

I’m insanely attracted to the work of Steven Harrington. I would own everything he creates if I could. I especially want the peacock screenprint below, but I’m afraid he has sold out. The man just oozes with talent, I imagine he walks around with this amazing aura of positivity and bursting with energy. Look at these illustrations, and the colors, this is serious talent, people! I know I’m gushing, but sheesh… I’m smitten. These are the times when I wish an oxygen mask would pop down from the ceiling and save me. Deep breathe, Holly.

(images from steve harrington)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, walls on February 06, 2007

Shine Home Lighting

After looking for Maura’s red chandelier yesterday (still no luck, can you help?), I discovered a whole slew of lighting websites that I’d not come across before, so thanks for the challenge, Maura!

This is exactly why I keep blogging despite how little I sleep or eat lately (smile), I love the thrill of the hunt. I think I have over 5,000 product websites in my personal database so far. For instance, I stumbled upon Shine Home yesterday, and love it! They have the neatest glass pendants, so retro cute, and I just adore the green Olivia shown below (left). Grace would look splendid in an entryway (middle), as would Jayne (right). Did you notice the chain links on them? Stylin’!

Their glass and porcelain table lamps are equally amazing. Click on any of these images to enlarge.

They even produce vases.

Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, you come across more and more and more and…. It’s never ending, isn’t it?!?

(images from shine home)

Posted in lighting on February 06, 2007

Lotta Jansdotter 20% Off Sale *3 Days Only*

If you haven’t heard the news, consider yourself informed! Lotta is inviting you to shop her website for a 3 day only (starting today) 20% off sale. Hurry, sale ends on February 8th, so get hoppin’! Tote bags, Japanese porcelain, table linens, aprons… Some items are in limited supply, first come, first served. No double guessing your decisions, if you like it, order it! :) I’m thinking that maybe I’ll pick up her travel style book and some pot holders for a friend of mine. What about you, see anything you can apply this great discount to?


Enter the discount code “Be Mine” upon checkout to apply your 20% discount.

(images from lotta jansdotter)

Posted in reader discounts on February 06, 2007

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