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Minnie and Emma Correspondence

Minnie and Emma launched their beautiful stationery company today and wanted to share the news with decor8 readers. To celebrate, you will receive free ground shipping on your first order, simply enter “Welcome” upon checkout.

Their monkey baby announcements and the blue and brown moving announcements are my favorites. I just love how you can select your own lining for the envelopes. So classy. Love it. Speaking of class, did you catch the crown stationery? Regal charm all the way. I’m thinking of ordering this with the navy/red vintage print interior. Swoon!

Thanks Meredith for the tip!

(images from minnie and emma)
Posted in stationery on January 22, 2007

Saturday Inspiration

Here are some images that made me smile and just feel good today. I’m sure you’ll start to notice a theme as you look at them. I hope these inspire you to freshen up your home in some small way this weekend, even if it’s just a quick rearrange of your pillows or art, or perhaps cleaning out a closet or scaring away those dust bunnies beneath the bed. If things are too hectic, at least grab a bouquet of flowers and divide it up, adding a few flowers in small vases to dot around your home (on the bedside table, near the sink in your bathroom, next to your kitchen sink, on your entry way table, etc.). Remember, if you neglect your home, you are neglecting yourself – so take pride in your space and you’ll feel more invigorated and ready to take on a new week. Feel free to click on any of these images below to enlarge your view. Oh, and make it a nice weekend!

via: west elm

via: target

via: domino

Posted in inspiration on January 20, 2007

Adolie Day

Adolie Day, a well established French freelance illustrator and painter, wrote to me today to share her work. Mostly images of children, she does a lot of work in textiles for children’s fashion for lines like Kenzo, for instance. I love the color palette she uses and the softness in the eyes of the children she paints. Her work has a lot of warmth to it, it’s very peaceful, and I like that. Her blog is a lot of fun to browse, she has a few shots of her atelier there (a very simple section carved out by a window in her kitchen with a water view) and more art for you to see. Enjoy.

(images from adolie day)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on January 19, 2007

Third Drawer Down

These tea towels from Third Drawer Down in Australia caught my eye today, available at Figments. Since they are over-sized, they’re great to frame, transform into a pillow (find a fun fabric for the back), cover a memo board, or create a simple sink or window curtain. You can even create a chair pad. Remember, it’s fabric – if you like the pattern, think about where you’d like to use it in your home and create something special.

(images from third drawer down)

Posted in diy, kitchen, tips on January 19, 2007

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