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This beautiful autumn inspired table centerpiece is made entirely from easy to find items from your local supermarket (via design*sponge).
I love this idea from Sweet Paul! Create your own Delft Blue vase by taking a photo of an old delft vase and print the photo out on lazertran photo paper. You then cut out the motif and placed it in water for 10 sec. It then becomes a decal that you can transfer to a simple modern white vase. Fun & easy!
(photo by Frances Janisch via Sweet Paul)
Good news: Polaroid is not completely gone! Urban Outfitters has partnered with The Impossible Project to support their mission to restart and reinvent instant film photography. When Polaroid ended production of Instant Film in 2008, The Impossible Project bought all the machinery and equipment at Polaroid’s Dutch factory where the instant films were made. They aim to re-start production of analog instant film for vintage Polaroid cameras in 2010.
This year, Urban Outfitters will present a limited edition of 700 hand-numbered deadstock Polaroid camera kits. This edition will include one pack of deadstock Polaroid Instant Film and one of the most sought after analog instant cameras: the Polaroid One600 classic, the last Polaroid camera ever produced. Urban Outfitters will also offer additional deadstock original Polaroid Type 779 Instant Film saved from the last production runs made at the last Polaroid factory in Enschede, The Netherlands. (Film will retail at $24 per pack and camera kits at $180 each.)
Another inspiration wall: this one is from Jen from Simply Photo. Jen has been drawn to shades of blue lately, and also the outdoors.
Online shop Volksfaden has the most beautiful fabrics in their collection. The fabrics from the Mod Green Pod collection are 100% organic cotton canvas, designed and printed in the USA using non-toxic pigments. They are suitable for covering your favorite worn out chairs, for hip new cushions, for bean bags that will outlast the “throws” of childhood, for a sheer indestructable tote bag and for many other home/life accessorizing projects.
The lovely Linda from Volksfaden has kindly offer to give away 2 meters of Aspire Peppercorn (the beautiful grey fabric in the top right corner) to a reader of The Style Files. Just leave a comment with your name and the country you are from and I will draw a lucky winner on 26th August.
You can do more with wallpaper than just cover your walls with it! In the picture below framed wallpaper functions as a piece of art. In the image above blue wall paper with a flower pattern is used for the inside of a closet. I thing that the shoe wallpaper from Swedish designer Lisa Bengtsson would be very suitable for this.
(I believe that these images are from Domino)
With the Tapestry sets from Emily Peacock you can make these wonderful cushions yourself. Emily: “The joy of making a beautiful object lies as much in the process as in the end result. It is rewarding and grounding, putting us back in touch with ourselves and offering an alternative to today’s hectic lifestyle.”
Available from Rocket St. George.