Raksha Bella, one of my all time favorite textile designers for insanely gorgeous bedding is having a ridiculous sale starting today 7/29 through Sunday 7/31 with up to 50% off of EVERYTHING!! This is madness people! Get on it now! I feel a little like Crazy Eddie from those old electronics commercials. Seriously though, I adore Raksha Bella’s line of 100% organic wood-block print textiles and I’m never one to pass up a great deal or miss an opportunity to share one with you!
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I realize this is beginning to look suspiciously like a baby blog lately and not a design blog but everything has gotten so hip for kids these days that I believe even if you don’t have kids you can appreciate these things.
The latest adorable designs come via sisters Cristina and Genevieve Burgess from Canada who recently launched Auggie, a line of bedding for kids. Sizes range from crib to queen (I guess I won’t be upgrading to a king bed anytime soon) and includes decorative pillows and quilts. See more from Auggie and buy online here.
Thanks to Oh Joy for the heads up on Pinterest about this.
You may remember my love letter to Plover Organic awhile back? Well now they’ve given me even more reason to be a Plover lover. I just got word that Plover Organic is gearing up for a HUGE Online SALE! On August 4th, 5th and 6th all non-sale items will be 50% off! That means you can find fantastic deals on their block-printed, vintage inspired bedding, throw pillows, fabric and table-top accessories. If that isn’t good enough news already, they will also give 1% of the proceeds to the National Wildlife Federation to help clean up the tragic oil spill in the Gulf. You better check it out before I snatch up all the good stuff!
With the new babe in town my postings are going to be pretty brief for awhile. It’s easier for me to do short posts of things that strike my fancy that day. So here we go with things in green that I like today. Enjoy!
Marimekko “Taikamylly” fabric designed by Sanna Annukka
Donna Wilson Owl Cushion
Jaclyn Mayer “Leonora” necklace made from climbing rope and a steel chain.
Erica Weiner Solitaire Emerald Ring
PataPri Sweet Home Hand Towel
How great are these bags from Flowie? I love the hand-dyed prints and the shape of the bags and of course the price – $66. All of these designs are made with love in the Bay Area by textile designer Yaling Hou. She also has a line of home accessories and gorgeous fabrics of her original designs perfect for your own home decorating projects. See more from Yaling here.
I’m so glad Irene from Bloesem took a break from her blogging sabbatical to share the gorgeous designs of Santiago, Chile based textile designer Karen Barbé. Karen designs screen printed cotton tiles and then sews them together to create beautiful quilts, duvet covers and pillows. Keep track of Karen and her latest lovely designs through her blog. She is working to develop an online shop too so that those of us up North can someday wrap ourselves in one of her cozy creations. I’ll let you know when her shop is live!
When I was in High School the girl with the most style hands down was Ramey Griffin. I loved sleep-overs at Ramey’s Dads fabulous home with the biggest kitchen I’d ever seen stocked with treats, a real jukebox in the living room and a swimming pool out back. But best of all was Ramey’s bedroom. It was the type of bedroom every girl dreams about. Not only was the room from bedspread to curtains covered in precious patterns of pink and green but she had a tv inside an armoire and her own massive bathroom! I was lucky that Ramey and I were friends so I got to spend lots of time in that dream of a bedroom.
It’s no surprise then that Ramey, now Ramey Caulkins, is now an interior designer who’s Maine vacation home was recently featured in the July edition of Coastal Living. I was so happy to see the photo’s of her home and see that she still loves pink and green! Ramey has filled her home with the cheerful fabrics and wallpaper of Sister Parish Designs to give her home that “loose and livable” style she favors. You’ll have to pick up the magazine for more information about her fabulous home.
Cloud9 Fabrics is the newest line of fabrics from the über talented Michelle Engel Bencsko. I’ve written about Michelle’s Cicada Studio in the past and she’s also a Frillow! She started out making sweet smelling lavender sachet’s and pillows and then in 2008 she decided to devote herself to Cicada Studio full time and create a printed textile business. After much success with Cicada Studio she is now expanding her business again with the help of partner Gina Pantastico (love how it rhymes with fantastico) to create Cloud9 Fabrics!
The unique thing about Cloud9 Fabrics is that they are printed with Oeko-tex certified dyes on 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and not only that but for $16.95 a yard it’s affordable organic fabric! These adorable patterns from the debut collection My Happy Garden are the perfect prints to upholster a glider rocking chair for your babies room. I know they’ll be on my list of fabric choices when my times comes. You can find Cloud9 Fabrics and My Happy Garden collection after September 1, 2009 at these locations. Keep up with Michelle and Gina on their blog Floating on Cloud9.
While tweeting this morning with @design_sponge about bedding, I was reminded of Kerry Cassill, one of my favorite textile designers. It had been awhile since I’d visited her website so I was thrilled to find out she has finally added heavy weight upholstery fabric to her growing range of textiles (below). If you like the beachy California bohemian look then Kerry’s prints are for you. Check out her boutiques link to find a shop near you.
I’m in London this week! The hubs had to come for work and I got to tag-along to play. Between my friend Maglie’s suggestions, Tea for Joy’s London Guide for Design Sponge and Gywnnies GOOP guide I’ve got plenty to do, see and eat. After a morning run/walk through Hyde Park, we had an amazing porridge and coffee at the TomTom Coffee in Belgravia (my favorite district so far) then we watched the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace before the hubs had to leave for work. In the afternoon I toured around Notting Hill and the fancy shops there. I had a chance to visit Toast which has the most gorgeous catalog. To tell you the truth the live version was a bit of a disappointment. The clothing, although made with fine linen and silk was very bland and the home decor selection was also a bit of a snooze. It just goes to show that excellent photography can do wonders. I also dropped into a TopShop and tried on a few items from the Kate Moss collection. Boy was that depressing. Apparently you can’t have bones if you want to fit into anything Kate Moss designs. Fortunately for me I have bones, so that didn’t go so well.
The highlight of yesterday had to be my visit to Robert Kime’s textile shop. I have been salivating over his fabrics for weeks and couldn’t wait to see these lovely designs in person. Emma was a massive help and I think she might have had as much fun as I did choosing patterns for my three re-upholstery projects. I took a few of pictures of the shop to share with you.