Thought I’d give a little love to those on the opposite side of the pond today, especially since most of the decor8 discounts have been more from US-based shops. This deal is unique in that you can contact the store directly via phone, or visit them in London, to place the order. I’m sure you’ve heard of Loop, as they’re quite popular in the UK and, by way of blogging, are gaining popularity here in the states, too. If you’d like to check out a past write-up about Loop, click here.
Loop carries wonderful things for those of you who adore the handmade, either from others, or created by your own hands. At Loop, you can experience both. You can shop for gorgeous yarn and things to design something lovely from scratch, or purchase something from the store that was crafted by a skilled artisian. From ceramics to knitting needles, this charming boutique will cozy up your nest in no time!
What: 15% off all merchandise for decor8 readers.
When: Valid until January 16, 2007 (yes, a 2-day sale!)
How: Since their online shopping cart cannot accept discounts, you’ll have to either email them your order: info(at)loop(dot)gb(dot)com with decor8/loop promotion as the subject, call them at 020 7288 1160, or visit their store in Islington at 41 Cross Street and mention the decor8/loop promotion to the cashier. I know, it’s a little complicated, but when gorgeous things are on sale, there is a way, people! :)
[This sale wraps up the decor8 week of reader discounts. I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any store suggestions for next year, or comments in general, you may either comment below or email me. Next up, a RISD alum show recap from both a male and female perspective, and an interview with Snowden Flood!]
(images from loop)
With letterpress stationery, few words need to be said to touch the heart. Presentation alone speaks volumes. I love to see it, touch it, sometimes even frame it, but always send or receive it. A fine letterpress card tells a bit about the sender, they appreciate the handmade, tactile, and exquisite design of a ‘mere’ card and took the time to select something so lovely. Seraph Stationery has some of the best letterpress out there, ranging from cards to invitations, and to my surprise, even these oversized corrugated tin letters to decorate your art studio or home office. What character these have! I’ll leave you with some beautiful images to swoon over… And of course, this special discount. Enjoy.
Who: Seraph Stationery
What: 10% off all merchandise for decor8 readers.
When: Valid until January 19, 2007
How: Use code ‘SERAPH’ when you check out.
Follow Function is a unique online store because they do not carry tons of product, but what they do carry has its unique story explained in the product description, which I think is so cool – it’s like merging a store with a blog or something – super! I’ve been in touch with Jeff from Follow Function for awhile now, and we thought it would be fun to tell decor8 readers about their new mirrors, from Jeff’s perspective. So, take it away, Jeff!
Let’s get it kicked off with The Design Can’s line of Self-Portrait Mirrors. The Design Can consists of Jeannie Choe and Steven Tomlinson, two product design graduates from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. They’re still a couple of youngsters by most peoples standards, having graduated a mere three years ago. The Self-Portrait collection is a series of mirrors designed to put a self-deprecating twist on the concept of vanity. Holes are laser-cut through the acrylic leaving surprising shapes that make you double take. Have I recently grown antlers? Is that a bird on my shoulder singing to me? Did a flock of seagulls just fly past? And what is this on my forehead?! These are all questions you may be asking yourself while standing in front of a Self-Portrait Mirror. My big plan is to someday buy a house large enough where I can line up the entire collection on one wall. Because at Follow Function we’re all about conversation pieces, which is why we like to post the stories behind each of our designers. The Self-Portrait Mirrors, however, require no background info to be an immediate conversation piece. One cannot help but to position their face so as to line it up precisely with the eye patch and parrot of the Arrr Mirror. And then, one must make the person standing next to them do the same. Of course.
Thanks for that, Jeff! And readers, Jeff would like to offer you a special savings on all purchases, including these snazzy mirrors. Here’s the skinny…
Who: Follow Function
What: 10% off all merchandise for decor8 readers.
When: Valid until January, 31, 2007
How: Use code ‘FFdecor8′ when you check out.
Thanks to Follow Function for this offer!
While visting the RISD alum show this past weekend, I had to stop by the booth of Rag + Bone Bindery to check out their handbound books. Located just outside of Providence, this bindery creates gorgeous albums, journals, baby books, guest books, and many additional bindings that you’ll love. While examining them at the show, I was deeply impressed by their craftsmanship and beauty because it’s not often you find books like this from a good old fashioned bindery! They truly take pride in their work, and based upon their success and experience in the business (circa 1991), customers appreciate it and share their respect for the handcrafted book, too. Would you like to get your hands on a few? My favorites: the accordion books, photo binders, and the digital photo albums. When you find something you like, remember to take 20% off because that’s the Rag + Bone Bindery gift from them to you!
Who: Rag + Bone Bindery
What: 20% off all merchandise for decor8 readers.
When: Valid until December 31st, 2006
How: Use code ‘decor8save20′ when you check out.
Thank you for this special offer, Rag + Bone!
Psst: Speaking of the RISD alum show, I’ll be back later this week to showcase a few of my favorites from the exhibit with links – so stick around!
(images from rag + bone bindery)