Reader Questions

Reader Q: Office Chair HELP!

September 5, 2007

Marilyn Patrizio wrote to me asking if we could help her find a sleek yet comfortable office chair. She is looking for something around $250 or less. I instantly thought of Nicole from Making It Lovely and this post where she pulled together 9 office chairs in white that she likes – click here for details.

Reader Q: Office Chair HELP!
Maybe Marilyn will like one of these… Or, if you have any others in mind, please comment below as I know Ms. Patrizio is looking to order something ASAP as her current office chair has snapped in two! :(

(image from making it lovely)






Rooms

Borrowed Spoons by Heather Moore

September 5, 2007

Heather Moore (aka Skinny Laminx) wrote to me today (thanks, Heather!) about a new line of tea towels in her shop called Borrowed Spoons. But this pattern has a story, a story about how fellow bloggers inspired this designer. Another reason why blogs that write about the same thing from time to time is not such a bad thing, it can actually stimulate creativity!

Borrowed Spoons by Heather Moore
“It?s a kind of collaboration with some other bloggers, all fed by the spoon craze that rippled through the blogs a little while ago”, Heather continues, “Lisa Congdon, Lena Corwin and Kelly Cooper all took pics of their spoons, which I then used as inspiration (with their permission) along with my own to make this design.” Heather also mentioned that she’ll be donating a dollar from each online sale to a local schools feeding association.

(images from heather moore)






Rooms

Akasha

September 5, 2007

Akasha?s vision for home furnishings and accessories is ?clean innovative design?, which is obvious the moment you step into their virtual store.

Akasha
With a focus on ethnic prints and patterns, their line of bedding and pillows will certainly appeal to those with a love of Asian pattern, bold color and lots of rich texture. All of their textiles are made by hand in India, including the blockprints and the intricate embroidered works.

Thank you Shilpa for sharing your designs with us!

(images from akasha)






Objects

West Elm Curtains

September 5, 2007

I’m seeing lots of linen lately, have you noticed? Seems to be the “it” fabric for Fall. It’s the perfect option for someone like me who isn’t too keen on heavy textiles on windows, I’m a bit on the casual side when it comes to window treatments.

West Elm Curtains
I prefer light cottons, silks, and linens over anything else. Living in northern New England where winters are really long and gray, I can’t imagine layering fabrics on my window because I’d miss my chance at enjoying the little sunlight we have. So I stick with my bamboo blinds and cotton or linen panels on each side. No frills.

West Elm Curtains
I know for practical purposes, velvets and other heavier fabrics are great for the cold months, as your heat bill is much lower — but I’d rather pay more for heat to see a glimpse of sunlight which is why I’ll stick to keeping my window treatments simple. Plus, I really love natural fibers. These new drapes from West Elm are gorgeous, along with their other two-tone linen curtains, and very affordable for Fall.

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(images from west elm)






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Dutch By Design

September 5, 2007

Dutch by Design carries contemporary interior accessories from the Netherlands, and although I’ve blogged about them before, for those of you that are new to decor8, it’s a great little store on the web for Dutch design. They’ve just added products from Invotis Orange, a design studio that I blogged about awhile back that is based in the Netherlands. Check out the rabbit in the dish drainer…

Dutch By Design
If you are familiar with Dutch design, you know that they love taking mundane objects and transforming them into something hip and cool with a twist – always a twist – of wit infused into each design. I attended Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven last October to cover it (here’s some coverage on decor8 in case you missed it last year) for Domino magazine online and it was there that I saw this ‘theme’ repeated throughout nearly every item on display. Always a slight nod to the past, yet this next generation of Dutch designers are looking ahead to bring a bit of tradition into the here and now.

(images from dutch by design)






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