I've a hankering for some ikat in my new place. Perhaps for cushions. Perhaps to drape over a chair. Perhaps a footstool, a small chair or trim for some curtains. On design*sponge's bloggers' guide to online shopping I shared Uzbek Craft . This week I found Antiquarian Textiles on ebay. The goods appear very similar but the prices and more importantly the shipping are great. The problem I'm having is which one to buy! If suzani's are your thing they have those covered as well. Thinking lime green or dark blue myself .... or the pink or .... and should it be silk or cotton. Decisions!
After devouring every word and picture of Greg Natale's Belle feature I googled the photographer Anson Smart. WOW! Visual overload. His website is packed with such eye candy I'm still reeling from it's beauty. Amazing photographs by a seriously talented photographer. These are just a few. His website is a must visit! Don't miss his bio. It brought a smile to my face.
I was just perusing Flickr when I noticed some totally adorable photos of art posted by one of my contacts. Patricia Zapata of A Little Hut makes the most precious hand-cut paper illustrations. They are available on her website, so do go check it out.
Jan Showers is goddess of glamourous interiors. Her designs are all about luxurious fabrics (including many zebra rugs, which I covet), glorious mirrors, breathtaking colours and furniture to simply die for. Jan's favorite quote is "The first thing I tell my clients is that they need to look great and feel good in their own rooms, otherwise, why bother?". How could you not feel like a million dollars in these rooms???
Steve Learner Studio, a New York based architecture and interior design firm began in 1995 and has had much success, resulting in many magazines publications such as Elle Decor, In Style Home, House & Garden and Interior Design. I love that they use neutral colour palettes in main spaces but bold vibrant colours in smaller spaces such as bathrooms. And hats off to them for using furniture in their designs that read modern but it all looks so plush and cosy.