Skinny laMinx is bringing the tropical feeling into our homes with the newest plant-inspired fabrics from designer Heather Moore. heather, a self-taught illustrator & designer started Skinny laMinx as a bit of a hobby in 2006, and has brought Skinny laMinx to stores from Noordhoek to New York City to their own shop in Cape Town and online. My favorite part was taking a peek at some of the inspiration behind the new line on instagram and their blog.
to enter to win three cushion covers of your choice, simply:
• visit the skinny laminx etsy online shop, and choose your favorite print.
• comment below, and share your favorite Skinny laMinx print with us.
• please comment by monday, july 21st, 12pm PST.
• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.
• yay! this giveaway is worldwide!
• we’ll announce a winner on my twitter account the week of july 28th, so be sure and follow along.
there’s a whole new decorating collection from Target — revamped and well-designed, the new Room Essentials home furnishings will be in stores and online beginning this month. this collection has a bold, modern look and (yay!) very affordably priced products. Target invited me to round up a favorite look from the collection and i chose ‘office essentials’. there’s some amazing basics, like the black tufted Jacqueline Sofa Bed, but you can layer that look with vibrant primary colored pieces for a fun, inspiring office space. pieces like the rolling cart (i’m a sucker for anything on wheels) in teal blue or bright orange are really refreshing, but simple and completely functional, too. the perfect spot for your printer + scanner, or for storing art supplies and books.
here’s a few of my favorites pieces: 1. core barstools; 2. gooseneck desk lamp (in a bunch of fun colors); 3. yellow contemporary wall clock; 4. geometric area rug; 5. rolling cart; and 6. Jacqueline Sofa Bed.
Top to bottom, left to right:
1. A Victorian house in suburbs of Melbourne, brilliantly rethought
2. From shades of ugly to shades of serene, a visionary bedroom makeover
3. The epitome of effortless chic, she calls herself Just Another Fashion Blog
4. Homemade Greek yogurt, pure and simple
5. Farmhouse-inpsired images shot for a Martha Stewart Living ceramics story
To celebrate six months of Friday Finds, we’ve changed things up a bit. Love it? Hate it?
We’d love to hear what you think!
Printed in Sydney, made in Melbourne, the new COLOUR PATCH throw from castle and things is a thing of bright beauty. designer rachel castle chose TONS of colours for this fun bed throw — it fits King, Queen and Double bed widths as a decorative 3/4 throw. Flip it lengthways and it generously covers Single and King Single beds with plenty of left over. Or just throw it on the sofa for a gorgeous pop of summer color. i love all of rachel castle’s work — from her beautiful art prints to the sweet polkadot bed linens, it all screams ‘happy’. i think pharrell would approve!
oh boy, it’s been way too long since i’ve popped into victoria’s beautiful world. well, i’m back… and i’ve brought a few cute boys with me:
oh. jake ryan of sixteen candles… the only hunk that can totally rock a sweater vest. i think he would love these paintings by mark hall-patch, i mean, just look at the way he’s eyeing up that jean jacket! yes jake, it would go perfectly with your plaid shirt. i love you.
and now, for a slightly different kind of heart throb:
lloyd dobler. you really can “say anything” – you’re so romantic! ok, how many of you hoped and prayed that a guy would stand under your window with a gigantic boombox above his head? yep, me too. i thought these mixed tape illustrations by kate bingaman-burt would be perfect for a brooding, angsty lloyd. oh, and speaking of music:
let’s dance!!!! ah, ren mccormack from footloose. oh sure, jake is dreamy and lloyd is a bit mysterious, but ren is a bad boy from out of town that knows how to dance! sign me up! i absolutely love these paintings by dave muller – record spines, drum sets, and disco balls. perfection (just like you, ren xo)
well there you have it. i’m sorry for the big gap between posts, but at least i brought these guys with me! ~ danielle (aka the jealous curator)