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Inspired By: Autumn Edition

This is a totally girly post but I think you’ll enjoy it. Today I thought I’d share some of my recent inspirations mood board style, things that have either directly influenced my work, my spirit, and/or my heart strings (tug, tug). I hope you enjoy this collection and I invite you to click on the links below to view more lovely items not show here within this post. I also invite you to create something like this and feature it on your own blog and link back to this post (leave your link in the comments section below). I think it’s fun (and important) to share our inspirations as we can all learn, grow, and go ‘ahhhh’ together. I hope you enjoy these little gems. Enjoy!

{a.} Garden variety cakes.
{b.} “Into the Sun” photographic print by Ez Pudewa.
{c.} Lobster & Swan treasures.
{d.} New: Domino book (I don’t have it yet but I heard it’s lovely). Sneak peek here.)
{e.} The cutest bunny for a pet — me want a silly wabbit too!
{f.} Free greeting card and tags at Creature Comforts.
{g.} Dilkabear prints.

{1.} Jen Gotch photography.
{2.} Coats by Little Houses via: Trunkt.
{3.} Charming illustrations by Kayo Tamaishi as shown here on the inspiration board of Secrets of a Butterfly.
{4.} The photography of Shanon Gass.
{5.} Books by Australian designer Shannon Fricke (Colour and Space is a book I cannot stop looking at lately, her other book called Colour is now on my wish list).

Of course I am inspired by my own things too… My house and what I fill it with. And I’m forever into my husband Thorsten. He is a treasure and makes our home shine. Sounds corny but it’s true.

{a.} The indie art in my apartment in Germany.
{b.} German designer Orike Muth’s lighting. Swoon!
{c.} More art in my little New Hampshire house.
{d.} Fresh flowers from the farmers’ market on Thursdays. I love arranging them. I inherited this love from my mother. She is flower obsessed and was trained as a floral designer so it’s no wonder I guess…

{1.} Jen Skelley illustrations.
{2.} The ever-inspiring October Pikapackage.
{3.} More Jen Skelley patterns.
{4.} The Free People blog.
{5.} Free downloadable wallpaper for your computer from Free People.

{a.} Dahlias and astibe make for the perfect bouquet.
{b.} A girly vintage dresser that was once unloved but now totally adored.
{c.} J.Crew high heels for Fall.
{d.} New: Kate Spade jewelry collection.
{e.} A pretty but far from perfect workspace via Emmas Designblogg.
{f.} Lena Corwin’s lovely wedding invitations.

{1. + 2.} Kilim rugs (photos from Domino).
{3.} Glittering cupcakes.
{4.} Vintage tea trays from Le Souk.
{5.} NK Pure incense sticks (esp. Litchi).
{6.} Vintage costume jewelry from the flea market (via: Sweet Jessie).

{1.} German decorating magazines. Shown: Living & More.
{2.} Dutch decor and design mags. Shown:VT Wonen and 101 Woonideeen.
{3.} Jeu de Paume Books from the Yvestown shop (psst: Don’t miss her new blog: Yvestown Lifestyle.)

{a.} A masculine Autumn boutonniere
{b.} J.Crew colorful flats for tall girls like me.
{c.} Quail eggs on display.
{d.} A thoughtful gift bag display.
{e.} Vintage wallpaper in tiny spaces, like a pantry or hall closet.

{1.} White interiors with touches of black and lavender.
{2.} Rita Konig’s serene and feminine bedroom.
{3.} Bringing in found branches and arranging them as a decorative accent (photo via: Shannon Fricke’s blog).
{4.} Creative (and easy) centerpieces from the Martha Stewart gods.
{5.} High heel typeface.

I also am inspired by scents. Tell me, what’s on your perfume tray? Here is what I have on mine, I wear a different scent each day so I have seven which I know is not at all normal but normal is overrated I think. :)

{1.} Viktor & Rolf: Flower Bomb. {2.} Mexx: Berlin (Summer Edition). {3.} Kylie Minogue: Sweet Darling. {4.} Armani: Code (for Women). {5.} Clinque: Happy Heart. {6.} Dolce & Gabbana: Light Blue. {7.} Gap Body: Loveshack Body Mist. (Can’t seem to find it on their website, I purchased it at Karstadt).

I’ll make sure to show you another Inspired By again soon, I’m thinking a Winter Edition in January if that’s okay with you?

(images linked to their sources above.)

Posted in inspiration, round-up on October 22, 2008

Free Greeting Card & Tags

Free Stuff: Greeting Card & Tags. Swoon!

Posted in uncategorized on October 22, 2008

Imaginative Video To Make You Smile

Makes me smile: Mushaboom video (via Zee).

Posted in uncategorized on October 22, 2008

The London Cushion

I first heard about The London Cushion in Living Etc. magazine but was reminded of them again today while reading Made By Girl.

They have a fine selection of cushions from all over the world, but lots of UK designers caught my attention because they’re not ones I see as often as the more ‘typical’ designers that I know so well from the states. Plus I’m a major anglophile and have been since 1996, yes 12 years obsessing over music, art, and design in England… so naturally I adore several that I found on The London Cushion that I’d like to share with you below. A little eye candy if you will. :)

Do you have any pillows that you’re obsessing over right now? They can be from any website, please share in the comments section below your pillow wish list please. :)

(images above from the london cushion company)

Posted in Decorating Tips, textiles on October 21, 2008


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