Etsy Faves

While She Naps

June 22, 2007

I’m super excited to see that While She Naps updated her etsy store with some new goodies. I know, more stuffed cuteness, but I seriously can’t help it. My friends tell me that this is part of nesting and that I’ll soon want babies, as in human babies. But I’m not so sure about that because I’m not there yet in my head. Maybe other earlythirtysomething girls can relate? So for now, I’m sticking with softies.

While She Naps
(images from while she naps)






Small Business, Stationery

Ink + Wit: Biz Cards Update

June 22, 2007

Yesterday was a happy mail day for me because my new business cards arrived. Since a few of you wanted to see the finished product, here you go. :)

Ink + Wit: Biz Cards Update
A huge thanks to Tara at Ink & Wit for her vision because they came out amazing. I just love the color, rounded edges, and the yellow and white trellis pattern on the back. They’re slightly glossy and about the same weight as a playing card (just not as large of course), so they really make a statement. I can’t wait to hire her again in the Fall to experiment with a different look. I think I’ll use this design in the Spring/Summer and something a little more dramatic for Fall/Winter. Maybe a white fox with a big swishy tail against a navy blue background, a fire engine red/white chevron pattern on the back, and a little red bow around her neck? That would look nice!

Ink + Wit: Biz Cards Update
Thank you for all of your earlier comments about these, many of your thoughts really inspired the final design, so thank you for that! (Here’s a few earlier designs we were exploring.) And most of all, thank you Tara!

(images from holly becker for decor8)






Shopping + Products, Travel

Figments Online!

June 22, 2007

Figments in Providence is a favorite store of mine, and now that their online shop expanded to include lots of great finds, it can become your new fave, too. Peggy, the super creative and supportive shop owner (we met via this blog and have been in contact for well over a year now), is a lady you’ll want to know the moment you step into her delightful boutique because every nook is styled to perfection and the things she carries are just splendid. Stationery, home goods, handmade items, art, ceramics, handbags… You’ll want to linger. Forever.

Figments Online!Figments Online!
If you can’t make it to Providence, Figments is having a fab online sale right now on some of the items shown in these photos, and she just started carrying the fabulous new stationery line by blogger/stationery designer Oh Joy! so don’t miss out on that. :) Aren’t those deer heads so cute? And I have Hable totes and swear by them, you can tote around a ton of bricks and they’re so super sturdy, worth every penny. Figments marked them down for summer, scoop up a few before they sell out. Great for storing craft projects, magazines, towels in the bathroom, or you can use them for the kitchen. I store bottles of sparkling water in mine. FYI: They each hold 6 glass pellegrino bottles. Isn’t that pink mum pattern the best? And how cute are these sukie pillows?

(images from figments)






Objects, Shopping + Products

Horsing Around at Urban Outfitters

June 21, 2007

This is totally cute, a little Swedish Horse lamp at Urban Outfitters for only $36. It really reminds of the Jonathan Adler horse lamp, only a budget version. Maybe they’ll do a giraffe next?

Horsing Around at Urban Outfitters
(images from urban outfitters)






Etsy Faves

TreeFall Design

June 21, 2007

TreeFall Design, an etsy seller from Leeds, has beautiful handmade items in her store, the works of a talented lady for sure. The yellow pillow and pear artwork are some of my favorites. The patterns and colors that she uses are so pretty against natural linen, which appears to be a theme in her work – using linen as somewhat of her canvas. Her work has a certain charm to it, lazy days spent on your grandmother’s farm, playing cards on the porch, eating peach pie, sipping iced tea, and feeling the summer breeze tossing your hair…

TreeFall DesignTreeFall Design
Psst: TreeFall is a blogger, too. How about that?! I love discovering new blogs. It’s one of my favorite things to do. Peeking in on the life of someone else. See what they’re creating. No longer do we have to wonder about the life of an artist!

(images from treefall design)






Reader Questions

Reader Q: IKEA Help

June 21, 2007

This question is from decor8 reader, and well, um okay… It’s from me, Holly (blushing). This time I need your help, readers. There’s this great IKEA cabinet, it’s called ALEX, and it’s just lovely for my workspace, but I cannot locate it on the IKEA website except in the images shown below. I consulted with she-bot Anna, their online whatever the heck she is, and that didn’t help at all. I landed in a children’s room looking at really tiny desks.

Reader Q: IKEA Help
I’ll confess, I’m not an IKEA regular. ALEX may not be new at all, perhaps he’s old and retired. When I click on workspace from the US homepage, I see ALEX beneath a window and I envision how charming he’d look storing all my junk in his drawers. And I smile and think of how cheap he is ($199), which makes his charm only increase. Sure, I thought to phone IKEA directly, but last time I did, the call sucked up most of my day and after connecting me to three stores, I got no where.

Reader Q: IKEA Help
Chances are, you guys are ten times faster than IKEA customer service. So what do you say about ALEX? Any clues as to his whereabouts? Am I missing something here?

(images from IKEA)






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