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Monthly Archives: December 2006

The Good Clip Art

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
The Good Clip Art

I’ve always been a big stickler against using clip art; it’s usually bad and I could do a better job myself. Until I found some Dover Clip Art books at my local Barnes & Nobel. These books come with a CD and are chalk full of beautiful, organic and detailed — Continue reading

A Very Fun Find

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby
A Very Fun Find

I recently acquired a new laptop and to keep my new prized possession safe, I promptly began my search for a laptop bag. I want something funky and not stuffy. I travel a lot so I don’t want my bag to scream “hey, there is an expensive piece of equipment — Continue reading

My Marrakesh (blog) – The Story of An American Family Setting Up Home in Morocco

Categories: Local + Travel
My Marrakesh (blog) – The Story of An American Family Setting Up Home in Morocco

By: Holly Becker, decor8 Care to travel to Morocco for a bit? Visit my new friend Maryam, an American transplant in Marrakesh, who started blogging about her experience living in a foreign land. Fascinating! My Marrakesh tells, "The bemused tales of an American family’s quest to design, build, and decorate — Continue reading

Something New, Something Old

Something New, Something Old

I have to confess, the only design I’ve been looking at lately is that of dresses, gloves, shoes, and corsets. Yes, I’m getting married in a couple weeks, and neither I nor my fiancee know what we’re going to wear. I started out thinking I wanted something simple and practical, — Continue reading

New pieces from Skram

New pieces from Skram

New pieces from Skram! Created by Jacob Marks for Skram, a collection of solid wood furniture that merges unparalleled workmanship with spare but approachable modern design. The furniture is practical, keeping function in the forefront while maintaining a dramatic visual and tactile presence. Skram is well-suited for a variety of — Continue reading

Light up with Luzifer

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Light up with Luzifer

I love the new pieces from Luzifer Lamps. Wood veneer bent and twisted to create beautiful lighting with a soft glow. 2Modern now offers the Nut Pendant Lamp and the Cactus Lamp. Choose from several fabulous colors. Great for residential or commercial spaces.

Ringin’ In The New Year

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Ringin’ In The New Year

I was introduced to Etsy.com earlier this year and I am totally obsessed. There are so many underground designers on this website looking to expose us all to something a little less mainstream and a lot more affordable… I usually go straight to the art section to get my hands — Continue reading

MIO

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
MIO

MIO is a design company dedicated to creating the most sustainable and innovative design experiences in the market. MIO was founded by the Salm brothers (Isaac, the numbers guy and Jaime, the design guy) with the objective of combining business rigor with environmentally and socially progressive design. I am crazy — Continue reading

too many choices

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects

I admit I’m square when it comes to my kids and wanting to preserve things from the rugelach generation — that is sadly fading — I just think that in making everything so hip, it is our responsibilty to  ask ourselves what is really best for children. Kids think that — Continue reading

Domino (online) Glams Up!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Domino (online) Glams Up!

By: Holly Becker, decor8 Domino magazine has revamped their website and it looks great. Don’t miss it! Lots to read, a bulletin board to locate other design fanatics, and just all around great content. Don’t miss their blogs, my personal favorite feature of the site. Enjoy! (image from domino)

Hip Lofts

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Hip Lofts

Loft apartments are hip, efficient, and probably every artist/designer’s dream. Yet they can be incredibly expensive, despite the fact that they have less walls then a normal apartment. Though, on a recent apartment search, I found a loft explosion down in San Diego, CA. Since the new Petco Park stadium — Continue reading

Happy Holidays!!!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Happy Holidays!!!

I promise to only share good links and worthwhile things on this blog (at least in my mind). Modern design first of course, but sometimes just things that I hope you will enjoy. First, let me share (recycle :) a greeting card to all of our readers: http://www.thecompassgroup.biz/merryxmas.swf And here — Continue reading

Crafty Cards with Love

Categories: Art + Graphics, Kids + Baby
Crafty Cards with Love

Ok, so I admit it, sometimes I cheat… I know it seems impossible but ya, I often don’t have enough time in my busy schedule to be the artist that everyone thinks I am. That’s why when I found townsendsakai.com. I was overwhelmed with designer delight. I used to be — Continue reading

Holland’s Hottest New Blogger – The Style Files

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Holland’s Hottest New Blogger – The Style Files

By: Holly Becker, decor8 As both a blogger and an avid blog reader, I’m always on the hunt for great design and craft related that aren’t a rehash of all the others, but truly one with a voice, well-written, informative, and that has a clean, fresh format with crystal clear — Continue reading

A Great Time for Shadowboxes

Categories: Art + Graphics
A Great Time for Shadowboxes

Looking for a new and inventive way to frame my artwork, I came up with the idea of doing shadowboxes. Traditionally, shadowboxes have many small compartments, with little collectibles or memoriabilia inside. My idea was to have a frame, generally a nice fancy frame, inside the larger box frame, and — Continue reading

Emma Gardner Joy Rug Award

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Emma Gardner Joy Rug Award

We are very pleased to announce that emma gardner design’s Joy rug has won Interior Design magazine’s Roscoe Award (Best of the Year or BoY) for soft floor covering. The presentation was at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

Fauna, Flora… Fabulous!

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Fauna, Flora… Fabulous!

If you have not already heard of Alena Hennessy, then allow me to introduce this very talented artist to you. Alena’s pieces are all hand crafted, hand signed and ship with authenticity certification. Speaking of shipping, during the holiday season, shipping is free for orders over $65. Looking for a — Continue reading

Deer Heads You Can Sit On

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Deer Heads You Can Sit On

By: Holly Becker, decor8 I attended Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, Netherlands this year (end of October) and I absolutely loved the graduation galleries at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Grads showing off their latest creations, most still protypes, others in production but not yet available to the public. As I — Continue reading