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Behind the curtain

What's hiding behind the curtain in São Paulo, Brazil? Rodrigo from Brazilian architectural firm Rosenbaum sent us their latest commercial project Nicota Restaurante. Stunning! So many ideas to use in your home as well. Look at that owl wallpaper, the lampshades, the mix of traditional with modern with lashings of boho. Love the vibe coming out of Brazil at the moment and Rosenbaum are at its forefront.


Kim's completed bedroom redo

I've been working on redoing my bedroom for a while now, and it's finally complete. Well, as complete as any room in my home can be, as I am often rearranging. But I'm pretty happy with the bedroom as it is now. Back in April I blogged about starting the bedroom and some of my ideas (and the demo of the huge closet that was in the room). Then a couple weeks later I managed to get the room painted, and blogged about it here. Slowly but surely the rest came together and I think I can call it done. I took some photos on Saturday, and boy was this room tough to photograph. The room is small (12'x11' I think) and the pale pink walls looked white in most of the photos so I had to do some photoshopping to try and get some of them looking accurate. (And I'm not good at PS). So here it is....

P.S. I uploaded a bunch of photos on Flickr (here is my photostream and here is my bedroom set) if you want to see more details of the room.


Camille Soulayrol

What's white, bright and full of fun? What's sophisticated yet boho, handmade indie and inspirational? Why the portfolio of french stylist Camille Soulayrol! Wow! It's overflowing with beautiful images and clever ideas. Writer, designer, stylist and super talented. Great way to start the week don't you think?


Flickr finds - clocks



WINKS - weekend links. It's a short WINKS this week. I'm up to neck in collage, paint and print. Back to full posting from Monday but I wanted to share the amazingly generous work of fellow bloggers for now. Have you noticed the developing sense of community out there? Yes we have our blogging networks where we visit and comment popping in and out of each others blogs. A quick email to a blogging friend to ask how they do whatever they do technically to get that look you want for your blog too, queries about the "next" step to grow your readership. Private mentoring has been around for as long as blogging but now bloggers are coming together to demystify the whole process. Here are three such sites and if you know of more please share in the comments!

  • The Skirted Roundtable has me hooked. Podcasts by Joni of Cote de Texas, Megan of Beach Bungalow 8 and Linda of ::Surroundings:: not only discuss interior design but the nitty gritty of blogging. From staying motivated to finding your voice these three established and trusted bloggers make blogging real.

  • Megan also joins with Rebecca from loving, living, small at the Blog Out Loud Blog where you will not only meet creative types exploring the blogging world but pick up great ideas for your own blog. Starting as the Blog Out Loud Event in Venice, California, it's now expanded to include newsletters and blog TV. You'll find lots of inspiration here from the tech stuff to ideas for writing original content, photo tips, marketing ideas and more.

  • Last but not least is the blog BAKERY. Jaime, Design Milk and Erin, Design for Mankind not only have a new business BAKERY to help you with a start-up, self-promotion or navigating the waters of social media but you'll find their blog invaluable. Practical advice on everything from brainstorming post ideas to social networking. Congrats to both of them as well for their gigs on AOL's new home design blog ShelterPop. Go girls!

So that's it for today. Short and sweet and all about community. Get out there. Get involved. Share and learn. I'm off now to finish a painting. See you on Monday.