I have a total girl crush on Nicole Balch, the brains and the hotness behind the brand Pink Loves Brown and the blog Making It Lovely. Nicole is a really nice and supportive person and I’ve always liked her Chicago home (I think it’s so cute) and how sweet her stationery line is. Have you seen her new sets with the adorable suitcases? Oh you must. Look…
And here are some of her products…
And this is where all the magic happens in her 1920′s bungalow in Chicago in a charming pink office.
So now for the really fun part… Nicole is cutting us a discount! Oh yes! Use code “iIheartdecor8″ to save 20% on everything in her online shop. Offer is valid until November 21, 2008. Nicole ships outside of the U.S. too. Yay! Have fun and pick up some paper suitcases for me…
(images from nicole at pink loves brown)
Just when you thought your reading list was long enough… I have more blogs to share with you. Some you may already look to for your daily fix, others may be brand new to you, but I’ve added several new blogs to the decor8 visual blogroll here: A-M and N-Z. I’m so happy to welcome these blogs aboard!
And they are…
- Melissa Loves
- Coco + Kelley
- Designers’ Block UK
- Luxxury Livving
- Swish & Swanky
- Pixie Blossoms
- Love, Joleen
- Design Muse
- Simply Grove
- Stephanie Levy
(images linked above to source)
If you are living in Europe, you’ll really want to take advantage of this deal — especially in Germany! Volksfaden offers fabrics from America (primarily) and also Japan, Holland and Australia with names like Aunty Cookie, Amy Butler, Alexander Henry, Anna Maria Horner, Heather Ross, Joel Dewberry, Heather Bailey, and more.
Between now and November 21, 2008 you will receive a 25% discount on all regularly priced merchandise with the code being “decor825″. Time to get hopping on those sewing projects, winter is the perfect time to stay indoors and get cozy with some tea and the sewing machine. :)
(images from volksfaden)
I’ve been receiving many nice Etsy submissions lately that I sometimes think I cannot keep up with all of the talent on Etsy but I’m willing to try! This week there are five little shops that caught my eye for their unique style and colors… Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Ah Naomi Murrell, what you do to me! Her folksy modern prints are lovely, just as you’d expect from an Aussie artist. Is it me, or does every single illustrator from Australia on Etsy positively rock? I mean, seriously, that country must be bursting at the seams with talent.
Cosas M?nimas, which means tiny things in Spanish, has some sweet illustrations that you may enjoy. Illustrator Blanca G?mez lives in Madrid and is an excellent photographer as well – view her Flickr stream to see some of them.
Pearl and Marmalade has some of the best letterpress I’ve seen. Deep delicious impressions… hard to resist such mouthwatering temptation. :)
Chet and Dot makes me want to stop procrastinating on some of my sewing projects el pronto! I also think their things would make a great present. For instance, you could purchase a sewing kit for a friend and then find a nice book about sewing to accompany it, wrap your prezzie, and anticipate lots of smiles and joy. :)
I may have featured Abigail Brown before, but I just adore her little creations. From masks to handmade cloth birds, cards, prints, and beyond… there is nothing in this sweet shop that I wouldn’t own or gift to a friend. I think the masks would be lovely arranged over a crib in a nursery, don’t you?
(images linked to sources above)