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Michelle Caplan – Save 10%


Mixed media collage artist Michelle Caplan is on fire! Not only does she seem to exhibit at every craft show known to man in LA, but she was invited to show her work at the Apartment Therapy party in LA (she was a featured artist alongside Henry Road at Vanessa De Vargas’ showroom Turquoise. View photos here.) and had a two page spread in the November issue of Real Simple magazine (here’s one page of the feature). Oh, and while scouring the web to dig some more information about Michelle for you, I found a satisfied customer of hers from Brooklyn, check this out.

Michelle and I are actually friends, forming our bond through her art, which I started collecting in 2005 while searching for many years for collage art that spoke to me that I could also afford. Ever since finding Michelle, not only do my walls look fabulous (thanks!), but I’ve gained a good friend. From badges to bookplates, and of course, collage art in all sizes, visit her etsy store to give the gift of art (or to keep it for yourself!)

Who: Michelle Caplan
What: 10% off all merchandise for decor8 readers
When: Valid until December 20th, 2006
How: Enter ‘DECOR8′ at check out in the message to seller box, and wait for a revised invoice.

psst: If there are any Smiths/Morrissey fans reading this, doesn’t the top left image look exactly like something you would’ve seen on a Smiths cover?? Totally!

A very special thanks to Michelle for this great offer!

(images from michelle caplan)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, discounts, etsy on December 13, 2006
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Sparkability – Save 10% + Free Shipping*

[I had to make sure we included a promotion for parents (or just really big kids!)... So here you go!]


Are you tired of cheap, plastic, throw-away products for children? Sparkability has wonderful things for both parent and child that are really well made and designed to blend seamlessly into your modern nest. From now until the end of December, Sparkability would like decor8 readers to receive 10% off their orders, so you should definitely check that out! I really love their selection of mobiles (the swallows above are only $22!) and the colorful Alexander Girard blocks (I don’t even have children but would own these – stack on a credenza or bookcase, maybe?).

Who: Sparkability
What: 10% off all merchandise for decor8 readers
When: Valid until December 31st, 2006
How: Use code ‘dcr81206′ upon checkout. Major credit cards and paypal accepted.

*free ground shipping on domestic orders (excluding furniture) over $50.


A very special thanks to Sparkability for this offer!

(images from sparkability)

Posted in discounts, kids on December 13, 2006

Purl – Take 10% off!

[sorry, the code listed below isn't working. Jen emailed me the new code, it's just DECOR without the 8.]

Purl brings so many smiles to enthusiastic crafters everywhere that now they’re extending extra large grins to decor8 readers with a 10% discount! Select from mountains of gorgeous fabric, yarn, patterns, magazines (like my favorite – Selvedge from the UK. Drool!), and anything else you fancy. You can even shop for gifts for a creative friend. Tuck in this gorgeous Japanese quilting book with a small stack of fabric, and you’ve created a really memorable present for a special friend. You can never go wrong by giving things that will inspire their creativity!

Who: Purl
What: 10% off all merchandise for decor8 readers
When: Valid until this Friday, December 15th, 2006 – HURRY!
How: Use code ‘DECOR8′ (in caps) in the discount coupon text field in the shopping basket.

Did you read Lena’s blog yesterday? If so, you may have spotted these
Limited Edition Piano Nobile Project bags (shown below) created exclusively for Purl – all hand-printed and lovely. Hurry though, they’re selling fast!

psst: Don’t miss fabric by Kaffee Fassett, Amy Butler, Yoshiko Jinzenji, Anna Maria Horner, Etsuko Furuya, Heather Ross, Denyse Schmidt, Jennifer Paganelli, Valori Wells and Darlene Zimmerman. Have fun!


(images from purl)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, discounts, shopping, textiles, travel on December 12, 2006

Shop Fosters to Save 15%!

Everyone loves Foster’s, a popular shopping destination for both Philly residents due to their great brick ‘n mortar location and cooking classes, and for the rest of us who like to shop them online. They have a lot to choose from, so spend some time cruising their site, you’ll find everything from toys to furniture, faux chirping birds, and cookware. I love that they carry Umbra?s OH Chair designed by one of my favorite designers, Karim Rashid. See how great these look in the dining room below… And make sure you check out their bar code welcome mat, another fave of mine.

Want to save some dough on goodies from Foster’s? From now until December 19th, decor8 readers can take 15% off of their order.

Who: Foster’s
What: 15% off all merchandise for decor8 readers
When: Valid until December 19th, 2006 – Hurry!
How: Use code ‘decor8′ in the discount coupon text field in the shopping basket.

Flickr find alert! Check out this photo from the uber talented 10 cent designer, who has an amazing eye for design, a gorgeous home, and yes, this is her dining room and those are the Umbra OH chairs . Fabulous huh? Click here to view more of her lovely home. At $55 each (and now 15% off of that), you can add these chairs to your dining room on a budget and they’ll look wonderful – clean, modern, functional, and with so many colors available – they’ll even match your decor. You can opt to order only one for your office to use as a guest chair or purchase a few for times when you need to meet with clients. They’re stylish and the price is right, don’t you think?

(images: top from foster’s. bottom from the 10 cent designer, link directly to the above image here.)

(images from fosters)

Posted in discounts, furniture on December 12, 2006

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