Have I been living beneath a rock, because I missed this place along my travels, and not to sound snobby, but as any shopaholic knows, we cover our territory (regional). Layla is amazing, and I discovered it today thanks to Domino online.
I did a little research and found out that owner, Alayne Patrick, plays curator in this vibrant Indian boutique and from these images, she blends both modern and traditional Indian patterns and prints that dazzle. In addition to bedding and clothing, she also carries a selection of both new and antique jewelry. Has anyone shopped Layla? What’s it like (price, quality, selection)? Where in Brooklyn is it? And lastly, is there a website because I’m not finding a link anywhere…
Aren’t these colors inspiring though?
(images from domino)
Oh goody! Love these… Jonathan Adler has new pillows out for Spring/Summer and some terrific melamine goodies, inspired by peacock feathers and origami. Did you catch them yet?
The big sur silk screened canvas pillows are my faves, so beachy and mod. And with most of the melamine priced around $10-30, you have to pick up some for your patio parties, it’s so perky — poolside panache (or in my case, tiny patio panache!).
(images from jonathan adler. yes, he’s a decor8 sponsor but i wrote about him for a year before that happened, so i’m not planning on pretending he doesn’t exist anymore. besides, he’s not paying me to talk about him. he has better ways to spend his heaps of cash, and it’s not on me.)
Amy Butler recently notified her fans that she’s soon to launch her premiere home decor collection with Rowan Fabrics called Nigella, named after one of her favorite antique flowers. The patterns are of exotic florals (huge trend right now), “This grouping makes an exotic, Neo Victorian statement. Floral designs collide with feminine romantic flourishes to create a collection of fresh “heirloom” prints with a modern twist!” says Amy.
The Nigella collection (shown below) is 54″ wide and printed on 100% cotton sateen, and uses lots of green, olive, salmon pink, pale pink, blue, khaki, and turquoise. She also released 6 new sewing patterns: frenchy bags, blue sky hats, barcelona skirts, stash & dash bags, gum drop pillows, and feather your nest. I have to get my hands on the gum drop pillow pattern, I want to make them. Aren’t they sweet?
Thanks Amy for the update!
(images from amy butler)
A big thanks to Yuko in Chicago, a transplant from Tokyo, for writing in about her new kitchen towel collection under the name PataPri. Yuko designs and silk screens these herself, and I’m already thinking of a 1,000 ways to use a kitchen towel because the perky patterns and colors are terrific.
Thanks for the tip, Yuko! :)
(images from patapri)
Meatloaf, spam, and hamburger helper may no longer be on the menu, but it doesn’t mean we have to forget everything from our past. If you’re looking for a little flashback, click on over to Lara Long and her store, Plaid Pony Vintage. From clothing to housewares, Lara even carries these neat polaroid pictures for $50 each taken by her husband, also available as notecards, $18 for a pack of six.
Look at this stuff, is it not the best? Where’s Ward and June Clever anyway, and those days of domestic perfection? I actually owned these McDonald’s action series glasses… I was born in the 70’s, so I remember most of these things. By the way, is the yellow and white lamp and doxie pillow not the best? I love the shine on that lamp, although it’s plastic, it would look great on one of those white lacquered desks with a white shade, banded with a slim ribbon trim in a white/yellow chevron pattern, perhaps?
(images from plaid pony vintage)
If you’re in Providence this weekend, don’t miss the Rag & Bone Bindery annual Open Studio & Sale on Saturday, April 28th from 10 – 4 at 1088 Main Street. Their books are gorgeous. I own several (I use them as art journals/look books) and the quality is just above and beyond what you’d find anywhere else. I am above and beyond impressed. Here’s the scoop directly from their invitation along with some photos of their space.
“This Saturday, April 28th, Rag & Bone Bindery will open its doors beginning at 10:00 for our annual Spring open studio sale. We’ll have lots of books for sale including seconds, samples, one-of-a-kind books, discontinued styles and plenty of first quality books with new designs.” – Jason
Oh and let’s not forget the kiddies. They’ll have a special workshop from 11 – 1 pm hosted by Kidoinfo.com to teach the kids how to make pop-up cards. Fun!
Can’t make it to the sale? Visit them online to save 25% this weekend only on any size order. Valid Saturday, April 28th, & Sunday, April 29th, 2007. Enter code: springsale.
Does anyone else shop these guys? What are your thoughts on their products? Hope you can make the sale, either online or in person.
(thanks Jason for the 411!)