I know I’ve been showing you a lot of prints lately, it’s just that etsy is exploding with prints lately, seems everyone is selling fantastic prints and you know what, good for them because that means there’s more for us, enough to satisfy all tastes.
Margarita Barry from Colored Gurl sent over news of her new Etsy store, Shades of True, where she will offer soon offer a wide range of original paintings and prints. For now, she only has a few things up, but I thought a little decor8 lovin’ may help her start her new business. It’s so encouraging to see someone venture out into the unknown and start a small etsy business. Constantly making progress is so important in life, don’t you think? And Margarita is doing just that, which makes me very proud of her and all the other newbies rising up and joining the Etsy ranks. Go indie!
And congrats, Ms. Barry!
(images from shades of true)
How cute and sweet for Spring are these new planters from J Schatz? I think, outside of their hanging bird “egg” feeders, this is my other fave product from J Schatz. Jim sent these over today and I just had to blog them because I want one in every color to hang at different lengths on my tiny patio.
I love the yellow and blue best, but would prefer using them indoors so I can enjoy them more often. They’d be so pretty with ivy, don’t you think? No two are alike, these are available in 8 hand-carved ceramic earthenware “eggs” in glossy color combinations. $85.- USD each.
Thanks for the tip, Jim!
(images from j schatz)
I’m so happy for both Nicole and Jason who just relaunched their brand and website today, Freshly Blended Press! Congratulations!
Everything in the FB store is handmade, from her beautiful wallpaper journals to all the other books she creates. Show a little support for an indie artist today and give Freshly Blended Press some love by spreading the word on your own blog and browsing their beautiful new website. Great work, Lecht duo!
Psst: These books are a great place to start your art journal or to organize your design finds…
(images from freshly blended press)
decor8 reader Wyoming Q. is headed to Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende in July and needs our help. I’ve not yet visited that part of Mexico, but I figure with so many globe trotters out there, someone may have some light to shed on the subject of SHOPPING. :) If you have any tips or ideas please comment below. (Geninne, are you out there?)
Wyoming: Off the top of my head, I can direct you to Jane magazine, they pulled together a mini guide, and you can also check out Lucky magazine because they covered Mexico City too. Maybe that will get you started…
(image from michale)
Kelley Proxmire’s daughter, Brocky, sent along a message and some photos that I think you’ll enjoy. (Notice that these walls are black. Isn’t this stunning?)
“My mom loves your blog and thought it was so nice of you to include her in your March addition by mentioning her sun room. Well, she recently finished a room that is being featured in a Spring show house sponsored by the Washington Design Center and Home and Design Magazine. She wanted me to send you some pictures of the room for you to share on Decor8. I hope you enjoy them!” – Brocky Proxmire.
Thank you so much Kelley and Brocky, what a nice surprise to hear from you. The dramatic black walls are stunning, it’s refreshing to see a crisp, bold bedroom in black and white with red as an accent, yet it doesn’t at all look harsh, dated, or dark. Quite the opposite really, the black walls are fresh, inviting, and positive because Kelley kept the floor and ceiling light – the key to pulling off solid black walls. Perfect!
Get to know Kelley and view her online portfolio here.
(images by angie seckinger)
We all know and admire Wary Meyers for their paintings, gorgeous stencil work, and creative interior design and styling portfolio, but have you been keeping up with their Tossed + Found series in Time Out: New York? I recently stumbled upon it and it’s great, I mean, the potential these people find in items that were tossed on the streets of New York as trash…
Wary Meyers shows us all that a little TLC (and lots of imagination) goes a long way. In their column, they transform a discarded plastic urn into overhead lighting, a worn table into a bright white and orange gaming table, and many more cool transformation tricks found here in their Tossed + Found series. Best part, the articles tell you where the item was found, what they used to restore it and how, along with before and after pictures. Love this!
They recently tried something I thought was unique because it’s not about transforming trash — It’s something everyone can find and try themselves. The article, In Stores Special, was cool because they took something brand new and gave it a mini face lift. Like these stools found at Target for $60. With a little sandpaper and minwax, they gave them classroom charm that aged them and infused a lot of personality. It’s a nice mini project to try before you head out to the streets to dumpster dive and hit the fleas.
(images from time out new york)