Skip to content

coffee + cre8tive [feb 15 ’06]

Inspiration of the day from the lovely Karin Eriksson site. Romance is still in the air.

Reflect on it. What do you see? How does it make you feel? I see Paris in the springtime. People watching at a cafe. On my way to a museum.

Click here for a large version.

Posted in uncategorized on February 15, 2006


philoSophie’s is Joanna Alberti, a Boston girl from a local ad agency that launched her own business doodling around, which proves that doodling during board meetings can lead to much, much more. Doodling gave way to Sophie, the star character in Joanna’s cute stationery, t-shirts, tank tops, and more. Gift giving? Most of philoSophie’s items can be personalized, a perfectly sweet touch!

Custom Fall Fashions cards, Boots, $24
set of 10 with customization included.
Custom Fall Fashions cards – Faux Fur, $24
set of 10 with customization included.
Be straight up with friends and martinis note set, $16
wear pumps, take taxis card set, $18
set of 10 cards
pink tee’s, $29 each, S.M.L.XL
with cute sayings like, ‘wear pumps, take taxis.’, ‘shop ’til the cards won’t swipe’, ‘pretty girl, prettier person’, R&R restless and rowdy’, and ‘clothes don’t make you – shoes do!’

(photo: Joanne Alberti above.)

Posted in uncategorized on February 14, 2006

Modern Tots

Rule #1. Do not discredit stores for tots simply because you think there’s nothing that would appeal to you, oh childless one. Wrong.

Myth debunker: Modern Tots.

Yes, can use this table simply for it’s intended purpose, to gather children around for shaping clay and coloring, or you can use it as a sofa table to gather around a tray of raspberry martinis. The spiral two-tone bamboo and resin pattern is oh-so-chic.

boopop table by moxbox, $1,995.

rabbit and frog radios, $7
tuning into the child within?
giant ugly dolls for all ages! $595.
6 feet tall. also available, the standard size $20 uglies.
big bang lighting for your bedroom, maybe? $68
no pun intended.

(top photo, robotcup. Yup. This ones for the real kiddies.)

Posted in uncategorized on February 14, 2006

Peace Industry

Thanks to decor8 reader, Scott from LA, for suggesting his favorite San Francisco based rug gallery, Peace Industry.

Here’s a glimpse of their storefront:
…and showroom:

Peace Industry offers oodles of fantastic modern and traditional style rugs that are as affordable (considering how they are made), as they are head turning beauties. My favorites are from their Melina Raisnnia felt collection, a collaboration between master Iranian felt-maker, Asghar Aliyari, and painter, Melina Raissnia. Each rug is handmade using natural shades of wool and vegetable dyes.

If you’d like to view a 15 minute documentary all about the felt making process, you can do that here. I found it extremely fascinating to see how much labor really goes into these beautiful creations.

Here’s some of my favorites. What do you think?

sun spiral, $590
butterfly, $1,480.
pile, $1,435.
fallen palm, $1,375.
brake, $615
spill, $615

(photos from peace industry.)

Posted in uncategorized on February 14, 2006


Some of my books

Co-editions are also available in many languages, learn more


Next dates

Blogging Your Way
e-courses, 2015
Visit our e-course website to learn more about our inspirational e-courses by bloggers, for bloggers.