Thursday, May 21, 2009

Small Magazine Summer 09 Issue

For those of you who are not familiar with Small Magazine, it's an online magazine/catalog of children's clothing, accessories and nursery decor with some great features. The photography is just wonderful and they do find some out-of-the-ordinary products. Everything from basic to upscale items and products for kids and babies.
Read the Summer 2009 issue of Small Magazine here.

small magazine, ezine,  childrens clothing, childrens accessories and childrens room decor

DIY Recycle Project: Cardboard Tube into Lamp Shade

When I first saw this lamp I thought it was wire, then I found out it was paper!
Isnt't this a clever way to recycle?how to recycle a cardboard tube into a lamp shade

Patricia has used the cardboard tube from paper towels to make this graphic-y looking lamp shade.
I like the plain cardboard look - but since (I think) it looks like wire I wonder if you couldn't paint the cardboard with metallic paint - if that's the look you want. Or any other color for that matter...what do you think?

What you need to make this project:
2 paper towel cardboard tubes
glass hurricane (to cover)
You can get the complete instructions for this project here at A Little Hut.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Art Print Giveaway

creative+kismet+art+print+giveawayShow Regina some blog love and enter her giveaway to win one of her beautiful art prints.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Clever Toys from Kidsonroof

Kidsonroof are Romy Boesveldt and Ilya Yashkin who design clever toys while living in the south of France with their 3 kids.
I can see children spending countless hours playing and creating - and learning! - with these toys.
Click on the picture to visit their shop.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Bookmarked: Spagat Online Sketch & Scrapbook

Beautifully photographed and inspiring blog from Sidsel:
Spagat means doing the splits in Danish, and it´s also the name of my Graphic Design Studio. This blog is where I post about stuff I design and stuff that inspires me - and I hope it will inspire you too.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Bookmarked: she.likes.cute Kawaii Crafts

I have so many blogs bookmarked that I would be embarassed to tell you how many.
I thought I might share some with you, my lovely readers.
From she.likes.cute's blog:
The girl behind she.likes.cute is Alenka Wagenaar. She is a crafter, designer and illustrator who lives in Deventer, the Netherlands. This blog is all about the cute things in her life.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Jeu de Paume Decorating

There is something very appealing to me about the jeu de paume style of decorating.

I've never been fortunate enough to own one of the beautiful Jeu de Paume books but I've seen them all over the Internet. I could spend hours looking through them.
They are published in Japan and th
e colorful style is beautifully photographed.

I am planning to redecorate the spare room on the third floor. It was my son's room and now I want to fix it up for the children so they can have their own space when they stay over. I can really do anything I want up there because it is completely separate from the rest of the house.

I am really looking forward to creating a space that can be fanciful and colorful and magic and that they will love.

So, here is some jeu de paume inspiration for your enjoyment, randomly picked out of the blogosphere. Click on each photo to go to the source.

There's also a Flickr group devoted to this style of de
corating called Jeu de Paume Inspired.
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