This is a quick post to introduce a new advertiser to DTI that I'm really excited about because it's a Etsy shop and I am completely obsessed with Etsy. The shop, bestillshop.etsy.com, was created by Sarah Robinson and here's a bit from her profile: "be still homewares was founded in January 2009. My name is Sarah Robinson and I'm an Australian Industrial and Graphic Designer with a love of fabric and pattern. On moving to Bangkok in 2008 I was amazed and excited by the fantastic fabrics available here. I've decided to do something with all of this fabric. I currently live between Australia and Thailand." These said fabrics are gorgeous and she has several pages full of cushion covers and napkins that I'd love to get my hands on. My favourites are below. (Welcome Sarah!)
... Mickey has stolen the best spot on the sofa
WINKS - weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we've found and things we think you'll want to see. If you'd like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we'll link you. So what's in this week?
- Some call him Michael McDowell. Some call him mudpuppy. I call him brilliant. Love everything he creates. Etsy shop here. Supermarket here. Blog here.
- Found on mudpuppy's blog these wonderful tactile treasures by Esty seller hinomaru.Capture the stars in your hands. Also wonderful sheep, reindeer and more.
- "Phloem Studio, located in Portland, Oregon, designs and builds custom furniture and cabinets for residential and commercial spaces. We believe good design should be elegant and timeless – and we love to work with people who value quality craftsmanship that will last far into the future." It's true. I couldn't have put it better. I just want to run my hands all over these pieces.
- Loving these wall prints by Raven & Lamb. Maybe over the desk above. Kata and Maz also create the most beautiful stationery.
Mina of the blog La Résidence! wanted to share with us her newly renovated white penny tile bathroom. I don't think I've ever seen so much penny tile in my life...and I freaking LOVE it! I cannot wait to get my hands on some when I get to redo one of my bathrooms. Anyhoo, they were so clever with space planning - with alot of plumbing going on in the walls they hid it all by building a shower bench, which has all the plumbing running above and below it. They also built 3 niches to store all sorts of bathroom necessities like towels and shampoo, and a 'shower tower' which had to double as a water barrier since they did not want to add a shower curtain or glass door. It's fantastic. Kudos Mina for all the hard work that went into this FAB bathroom!
And a couple before photos...
Justyna Friedberg's Morpho Studio is at it again. First we featured an advertising agency her firm (based in Poland) designed, now it's an exclusive lingerie boutique, located in a historic, renovated tenement in Kraków’s Old Town. There are several intriguing features, like the use of an antique Singer sewing machine that was fitted with a top and serves as a coffee table and the creation of a counter that looks like three huge drawers put one on top of the other. It's gorgeous - love the white scheme that really showcases the products, and the whitewashed fittings are beautiful and give a bit of a casual feel. (Visual Merchandising by Monika Harlacz – mhshowroom and photography by Magdalena Pacana)