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Fabric Inspirations {Book}

Textile lovers will want to see a lovely book that I received a few weeks ago called Fabric Inspirations by Kate French and Kathrine Sorrell published by Ryland Peters & Small (photographed by Lisa Cohen who I’ve featured here on decor8 before). I love the photographs and the entire vintage vibe of the book – each photo looks so welcoming. I think that is why I’ve always loved combining the old with the new, it feels very cozy or in German, gemütlich. Here are some photos I took in my living room this morning to give you a sneak preview.

If you’d like to see more, you’ll need to spend $20 and buy the book but of course if you do that, you’ll certainly thank me because it’s a keeper. B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l.

(images from fabric inspirations)

Posted in Books + Magazines, textiles on January 23, 2009

A Few Favorite Things…

A few things to look at today that are affordable, pretty, and just may make you smile!

A letterpress library card from Simple Song Designs.

City cake plate by Esther Coombs.

Prints that look like photos by Christopher Stott.

Light Shade made from vintage finds by NICE.

Prints by Jen Skelley in Massachusetts that have a definite folksy feel.

(images linked to sources above)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on January 23, 2009

Linn Olofsdotter {Illustration}

This is so cool. I have to share. I mentioned Linn Olofsdotter in an earlier post and that I wanted to do some digging to learn more about her and check this out — she lives in Portland, OR! Originally from Sweden she is quite a talented illustrator and has landed many impressive contracts with Samsung, Green Peace, Oilily, Levi’s, La Perla, and Computer Arts Magazine to name a few.

“Linn originally moved to Brazil to start up a motion graphics studio with her husband and creative partner before working as a senior art director at a Boston advertising agency. These past work and travel experiences helped to inform her illustrations, which still begin with hand-drawn images.”

Her website is lovely but you’ll flip when I tell you she also has an Etsy shop. I love the color and energy in her work, so happy to see she sells some of it as prints, exciting!

(images from linn olofsdotter)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on January 23, 2009

Inspired By Soderberg Agentur

Soderberg Agentur in Stockholm represents and promotes leading stylists, photographers, and graphic artists worldwide. Based in Stockholm, I found them via Emma yesterday and I haven’t been able to take my eyes of the work featured on their website. Great Friday inspiration! Here’s but a taste. You’ll need to go to the Soderberg online portfolio for more.

Linn Olofsdotter

Daniel Hertzell

Linn Olofsdotter

Erik Lindvall (this photo makes me want to take my camera to a carnival in a BIG way).

Now I’m curious to learn more about Linn Olofsdotter because I REALLY like her work. A lot.

(images from soderberg agentur)

Posted in inspiration on January 23, 2009

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