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I must have one of these prints from roddy&ginger! I am such a creature of habit sometimes but the retro inspired illustrations by roddy&ginger completely capture that folksy Scandinavian vibe that just makes me happy. All of their designs, from tote bags to kids clothing are handprinted onto natural linen or cotton using water based dyes and their limited edition prints are all screenprinted onto heavy weight Fabriano paper. Make sure to check out their vintage collection and other household items here.
I am in love with Brooklyn artist Julia Rothman’s wallpaper designs! Why choose wallpaper designs that would have looked nice in your grandmothers house when you can choose from Julia’s whimsical and fun patterns instead? Julia’s mini-empire also includes silk-screened prints available through her website, cards and gift wrap available from hello! lucky and children’s bedding available from The Land of Nod. But back to her fabulous wallpapers, you can find those at Hygge & West and WallCollection. Enjoy!
Swanky indeed! These contemporary hand blown glass lamps shown above, by glass artist Joe Cariati for Swank Lighting are based on vintage mid-century Murano glass lamps. The owners of Swank Lighting got their start selling vintage lamps but before too long they decided to create their own, more affordable line of lamps using Murano glass lamps as their inspiration. Rather than import the contemporary lamps from Italy they chose to concentrate on finding a great American glass artist and that’s where the uber talented Joe Cariati entered the picture. If you’re ever in the Dallas area visit their showroom to see more of these lovelies in person.
Vintage Murano Lamps
(via Material Girls blog)
Last week the homework assignment for my interior design class was to create a before and after of a room in our house which we aren’t satisfied with the colors. Then using color schemes we had to edit or add color to that room for more impact. I selected our guest bedroom which was pretty but bland. After a search around the house I found some items we already owned and decided to focus on the reds and pinks in the coverlet and then I let her rip. I think it turned out pretty cute and definitely livens up that room but I have a long way to go for “sophisticated”. I am now overdosing on pink room ideas and with the help of Patricia Gray’s blog I found some striking and sophisticated examples of interior designers getting pretty in pink.
Kim Zimmer Design
Virginia just sent me a link via Cool Mom Picks to Round House Designs and artist Lisa Roy Sachs delicate origami crane and butterfly mobiles. Her cranes appear to be prancing through the air on tiny beaded toes. They are perfect for a child’s rooms and a fun change from the flag banners that have peppered baby rooms for the past couple of years. Lisa has also created desk mobiles for the busy Mom to have something to enjoy too. Find them here.
Apparently I need a clock for our hang out room. I wasn’t aware I needed one until I saw these awesome retro Doily Clocks by Etsy seller And Further More in the recent House Beautiful. By the way HB has filled the gap for a hip design magazine with the passing of Domino, may she rest in peace. I love that these clocks are reasonably priced too at under $30, see more here.