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Donna Hay Magazine

Categories: Art + Graphics
Donna Hay Magazine

By: Holly Becker, decor8 After discovering Donna Hay magazine last month at my local Barnes + Noble bookstore, I can’t think of anything else to talk about today except food. I want to cook and eat, cook and eat, cook and eat… And since it’s snowing here in the northeast, — Continue reading

Jonathan Adler Mega Sale 2/14-24

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Jonathan Adler Mega Sale 2/14-24

Psst… There’s a GREAT BIG Jonathan Adler sale going on. Click here to check it out! (image from jonathan adler via Holly Becker at decor8)

New Resource For Designers: Trunkt LookBook

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
New Resource For Designers: Trunkt LookBook

By: Holly Becker, decor8 I posted about this on my own blog a few days ago, but want to share the news with 2Modern readers since it’s such a tremendous resource in the making. I’d love to see this thing grow because it’s an amazing idea…Have you heard about the — Continue reading

Jan Kath Rugs (Germany)

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Jan Kath Rugs (Germany)

By: Holly Becker, decor8 German designer Jan Kath creates amazing rugs that cater to the modern design lover in us all. Kath, based in lovely Hamburg, combines exquisite modern design with traditional Himalayan handiwork resulting in rugs so glorious that you could easily display them as art.  But, they’re much — Continue reading

Amy Butler “Lotus” Collection

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Amy Butler “Lotus” Collection

By: Holly Becker, decor8 I love Amy Butler fabric, she is the one designer that really makes sewing feel hip and fun vs. old-fashioned (in a boring way) and stale. With each new season, she launches beautiful new fabric that can be used in a myriad of projects, from slipcovers — Continue reading

Blossoming With Beauty!

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Blossoming With Beauty!

By: Holly Becker, decor8 For anyone who knows me, I’m always on the look out for a new blog to sing praises about. On my own blog, decor8, I post a Blog of the Week exclusively for this reason – to spread the love by sharing other amazing blogs, showing — Continue reading

Rag + Bone Bindery

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Rag + Bone Bindery

By: Holly Becker, decor8 While visting the RISD alum show recently in Providence, Rhode Island, I came across the booth of Rag + Bone Bindery and browsed their handbound books. While examining their products at the show, I was impressed by their craftsmanship and beauty — it’s hard to find — 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

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)

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

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

You Give Me Fiva

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
You Give Me Fiva

By Holly Becker, decor8 Have you heard of the lovely atelier of Fiva in the Netherlands? I recently spent time in Holland and discovered their eye-catching jewelry created by artisans who scour the globe for innovative materials to use in their hand-crafted treasures. Paying extra attention to detail, they use — Continue reading

DIY Wood Pixel Art

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
DIY Wood Pixel Art

By: Holly Becker, decor8 Retro gamers unite! God, how cute is this thing? If you suck at Photoshop, there’s hope on the horizon. Now you can create graphic art without stepping foot near a computer. If you’re a retro gamer, you’ll appreciate this even more… Classic videogame graphics via Wood — Continue reading

Austria Has More Than The Alps, People!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Austria Has More Than The Alps, People!

By: Holly Becker, decor8 Just look at these beauties! I have to highlight young product designer Sandra Haischberger of Feinedinge today for one simple reason: D-R-O-O-L. Sandra is inspired by motifs from the past, particularly ones from old textiles, and then develops patterns for her porcelin wares that are truly — Continue reading

Flickr MOO Minicards – NEW!

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
Flickr MOO Minicards – NEW!

By: Holly Becker, decor8 Tah-dah! Introducing Flickr MOO Minicards which now officially makes Flickr my all-time favorite website (outside of decor8 and 2Modern, of course!). I’m totally obsessed, especially now that I can take 100 of my favorite Flickr images, slice ‘n dice ‘em, and create super cool calling cards — Continue reading

Eco-Expert Danny Seo

Categories: Sustainability
Eco-Expert Danny Seo

By Holly Becker, decor8 Have you heard of Danny Seo? I saw him in the May issue of Country Home, they featured a huge spread about his amazing eco-friendly lifestyle that he calls "Simply Green". Why so amazing? See for yourself… "Born on Earth Day in 1977, Danny has championed — Continue reading

Cheeky China from Trixie Delicious!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Cheeky China from Trixie Delicious!

By: Holly Becker, decor8 This etsy seller is one cheeky chick! Customize a vintage plate with any word you desire, including the really raunchy words, and she’ll create an art plate just for you. No matter how low you can go, Trixie Delicious can deliver. For dining or displaying, these — Continue reading

SuperNaturale’s New Book: Craftivity!

SuperNaturale’s New Book: Craftivity!

By Holly Becker, decor8 Have you heard of SuperNaturale? They are an "independent site dedicated to the Do It Yourself culture in all its glorious forms. From simple afternoon home improvement projects to radical lifestyle choices – we love them all. We celebrate ingenuity, creativity and the handmade." In addition — Continue reading

Aranzi Aronza – Total Japanese Cuteness

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Aranzi Aronza – Total Japanese Cuteness

By Holly Becker, decor8Ah, Aranzi Aronza. Step into the world of Japanese products – only in English! Their website is easy to read, amazingly easy to navigate (and packed with total cuteness), and you can shop them online! I love their dishware and these cutie stacking mug cups, don’t you? — Continue reading

Marimekko New Line Autumn/Winter -’06/’07

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Marimekko New Line Autumn/Winter -’06/’07

By Holly Becker, decor8 Marimekko Saaa-woon! Browse some new beauties from your Finnish friends, with four color themes in their Autumn collection that reflect the diversity of nature, created by talented young designers Erja Hirvi, Maija Louekari and Teresa Moorhouse, Maija Isola, Fujiwo Ishimoto and Marjaana Virta. Isn’t the Kassiopeia — Continue reading