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Reader Homework!

I’ll be offline for most of the day today, but I’ll be back to post after 4:00 p.m. EST. BUT, this doesn’t mean you’re off the hook because I’ve left you with plenty of, well, homework!

Here’s the situation, I’ve added a gazillion new links and made some edits to the decor8 shopping column (right), so I’m hoping you can help me.

* First of all, new additions are clearly marked with * so you can easily spot them. I’ll remove the *’s this weekend, but for now, they’re staying so you can find all the new stuff.

* Next, please click through all the new sites I’ve added and make sure the links work. I didn’t have time to QA everything tonight, a girl needs her beauty sleep! If something is broke, please smack me in the head so I can edit as needed.

* Now, scan the cities; if I’ve missed your city, and you have some great stores to suggest, please send me an email. Speaking of email, I’ve added an email link to the top of the right column so you can reach me. I tried to avoid you for the longest time, but you wouldn’t let me… heh. heh. kidding. Anyway, I’m looking for mid-large cities, so smalltown, nebraska doesn’t qualify. Stores in a metro area are fine, as long as they’re within 20 minutes of the city.

* If you do spot your city, but notice that I didn’t mention stores that you love for home accessories, furniture and/or stationary, please email me with the store name, city, and URL.

Vision: To move the shopping lists to another page and organize them better, especially as they grow…but for now, this works. With so many of us on the go, it’s good to know about hip stores in the area you’re planning to either relocate or travel to, right? At least, that’s how I see it. I travel monthly (weekend trips), so I personally require something like this to use as a guide.

I sincerely thank each and every one of you for your support and readership, and look forward to reading your emails when I return later this afternoon.

See you today after 4pm with more fresh finds!


(photo from mod livin)

Posted in uncategorized on March 15, 2006

coffee + cre8tive [mar 15 06]


I hope you enjoy these vibrant playful images, designed by Yuki, a Waseda University student in Tokyo. Her major is anthropology and Japanese folklore, not design, so I’m quite intriqued by her artsy side and I wonder how she has the time to study, blog, and take so many great photos! I fancy her creative vision and her blog, and especially enjoyed browsing her flickr albums that include her design work as well as random street scenes in Tokyo.


(photos by Yuki)

Posted in uncategorized on March 15, 2006

Angela Adams Bedding Update!

Just circling back with decor8 readers regarding a January post on Angela Adams bedding. Back then, only one pattern was available at Marshall Fields, however they’ve just added three more patterns along with some pillows. View the collection here. What do you think?

Marshall Fields also has beautiful bedding from Sigrid Olsen and Thomas O’Brien, too!

(photos from Angela Adams collection at Marshall Fields)

Posted in uncategorized on March 15, 2006

Thorsten Van Elten Under $100

Fresh Finds at Thorsten Van Elten for under $100.

Time flies with these KoeKoeK feather clocks by Chris Koens. Available in dark or pale blue. Makes your heart flutter, don’t they? psst: dark blue is the new ‘in’ color for home decor and fashion this season.

Don’t feed the pigeons! Enjoy the warm glow of the pigeon light by ed carpenter instead. These have been around for awhile, but I still love them. Available in white, grey, pink and orange with either white or orange flex.

Leave a lasting impression with these stamp cups by valeria miglioli and barnaby barford. No more ring marks from coffee cups, flowers instead! Puts a whole new spin on coffee + cre8tive here at decor8!

Like the saying goes, “If you haven’t got anything good to say, come and sit next to me.” There’s always something to talk about with the conversation cushion by barnaby barford and andre klauser. The conversation cushion comes loaded with 100 questions, fortune cookie style, each easily picked from the small rips in the front of the cushion. Not big on the look of this pillow, but I love the concept.

Have you seen these sweet little oma style crochet lampshades by electricwig before? I haven’t, until now at least. (Christine L., if you’re reading, this is for you!) This is a little crochet lampshade that fits over your existing standard lightfitting. A tea cozy for your bulb, I suppose.

(photo credits: from thorsten van elten website)

Posted in uncategorized on March 14, 2006


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