Archive for the 'Linens' Category

uguisu shoten

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Uguisu Shoten is my latest obsession. If you love Japanese design or things made in Japan you’ll be obsessed too. Paper, linens, bags, books, rubber stamps and gorgeous tape can all be found at this treasure trove of a website.

camp cirrus

Monday, April 4th, 2011

It’s finally April and it snowed all day long yesterday.  Looking for a way out of my gray mood this morning I was so glad to find an email from Camp Cirrus in my inbox. The Camp Cirrus line of home accessories with their happy colors and patterns helped restore my faith that Spring is right around the corner. I mean they are from Sweden and if any one knows about never-ending Winters it’s the Swedes! I really dig the laminated birch trays.  Their line of hand printed cotton canvas items includes pretty and practical tote bags, cheery pillows and clever textile jars.  All items are available in the US through the online shop Vitrine.

mark your calender – plover organic sale!

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Good stuff.

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!

things in green

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

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.

Iso50 “1971″ Giclee Print. Check out their Tycho Music site too for cool grooves.

Erica Weiner Solitaire Emerald Ring

PataPri Sweet Home Hand Towel

john robshaw 2010

Monday, January 18th, 2010

I am dying over the Spring 2010 John Robshaw catalog.  John “I-Caught-the-Asia-bug” Robshaw is originally from Buffalo, NY, like me. Maybe we can be friends? Or maybe he’ll take me to India with him on his next trip? A girl can dream right?

(via Once Upon A Tea Time…Design Stories)


Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

studio patro apron

I am one of those cooks that uses every conceivable pan in the kitchen to bake or cook something and I seem to spend more time cleaning up than actually cooking. Maybe one of these elegant aprons from Studiopatró will make me more precise and chef-like in the kitchen. I doubt it, but hey, I’ll look way more professional surrounded by my mess!

Studiopatró (out of San Francisco), also creates simple and modern looking tea towels from a variety of talented screen printers and sewers.  I’m really into their “use me” section, which is full of clever ways to use a tea towel besides cleaning up a messy kitchen.  Love the frame a tea towel idea! If you like, peruse their “buy me” section here.


karen barbé

Monday, July 27th, 2009



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!

karen barbe

kerry cassill

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009


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.


mozi on over here

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

I’ve been feeling very domestic lately during my recent unemployed stint. I’ve revived my baking skills and I’m obsessed with checking TasteSpotting daily for cooking inspiration.   So these peppy kitchen wares from Australian shop MOZI definitely caught my attention. Baking and cooking is just so much better when you have adorable culinary companions like these oven mitts, aprons and shower caps! More pretty things here.

mozi australia kitchen wares

maramiki pillows

Friday, October 24th, 2008

maramiki etsy pillow

red etsy maramiki pillow

I never get tired of dainty, feminine patterns. Like these lovely pillows from Etsy seller MARAmiki. Her designs are hand drawn, hand-printed and you can buy her fabric for your own projects.   She will also do custom work like duvets covers and you can never have enough duvet covers. See more here.

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