Monday, January 31, 2011


Pretty cushions in a lovely room, to start your Monday on a cheerful note.

(photo from hus & hem via room 269)

Northern Calm

Paula Leen creates beautiful handmade textiles in Akkrum, a village in the Dutch region of Friesland. The peaceful and quiet atmosphere she finds in the countryside provides the inspiration for her tapestries, carpets, blankets and even vases made almost exclusively in a variety of wools (from local sheep), carefully blended to create different textures. Her tranquil home reflects the gentle colours found in her work — it's not surprising that Paula says "This house has an amazing calming effect on guests. " More (in Italian) here. Via Marie Claire Italia.

(photos by Hotse Eisma/Living Inside)

Design Canada

Love the witty and playful Canadiana in the design work of Nicole Tarasick, such as her Great Lakes Pillow, Up North Compass Tote Bag (inspired by signage for Parks Canada) and YYZ Airport Code Pillow design (from the code for Toronto's Pearson Airport). Visit her website and etsy shop to buy. Via the Globe and Mail.

Automatism Vintage Sale

I'm having a Valentine's Day sale over at my automatism vintage shop on etsy! Until February 15 2011, enter the coupon code HEART at checkout to receive 20% off your book order. Have a browse here.
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