However, I am doing better at entering this modern world of technology. The great thing about online magazines is that you can click on a resource and go directly to the site (I know...I am just getting around to learning this concept but it really is helpful). I already read Lonny magazine, which many of you I'm sure have read. If not, check that publication out as well.
My "Find of the Week" is a magazine called Adore Magazine, which is actually an Australian based magazine, and is in its second issue. This month was the "British Edition" and it was wonderful from front to back (I guess you can still say that right?). Anyway, I got so much inspiration from it and found a lot of new resources I hadn't heard of.
One section featured a number of nurseries and childrens rooms. They were so modern, fresh and fun. What I really liked too, is that for the most part, most of the rooms were playful enough for a baby and young children, but were also liveable as the nursery eventually became a teen room and beyond. One resource that I found so unique is the company Ubabub, which designs a line of cribs, which the Brits call "cots", that are very inventive and cool.
|Ubabub's Pod Cot has curved edges and a clear front for easy visibility.|
|This is the Pod Bed which is a kit that coverts the Pod Cot to the "toddler bed" version.|
|See how I customized my name in blue? The customizing allows for many different color combinations and the price is reasonable at $50.00.|
|This "cushion" is called Boo, so cute!|
|This is a view of some of the Fly By Night collection, which features a black upholstered bed, black and white ticking sheeting and duvet and I really like the world map wall decal.|
|I love this pillow. As they say, these "cheeky" characters are lots of fun, even have names, Scotty, Spike, Nick and Lucky!|
|The scoop bunk is quite unique, I love the rounded cut-outs and ladder. It looks beautifully hand-crafted...should be for $3250.00. Ouch!|
If you have a "thing" for the british rock star look, there were a quite a few links where you can "bowie" up your place quickly. Very cool. Same goes for the queen. I tried to win a hot pink british flag pillow for my daughter, but didn't win.
|This is a first class stamp design on wood from www.rockettstgeorge.co.uk|
|Stamprugs.com has this bright pink rug of the queen. Of course it would take the right setting, but it's so fun!!!|
|I love this rocker pillow. It screams Rolling Stones to me!!|
|This photo is from the website, www. leforge.com.au, showing how it looks hanging up. If this is at all interesting to you, please check out how the designer used it in the magazine.|
I also found a great lighting resource called Beacon Lighting, which carries a unique mix of contemporary and traditional fixtures. I couldn't just pick one to showcase.
|I love these pendants shown here mixed with different shapes and sizes from Beacon Lighting.|
And a housewares company called Peter's of Kensington which featured a Koi fish jug I fell in love with....got to throw in something Asian inspired for me! (I also found this item on Amazon, so we have it here in the states too).
|The magazine featured this jug in bright yellow, but I like it in green as well. Good for drinks or flowers.|
And lastly, the travel section, which featured places to stay and places to shop, was great to read, made me think of friends who have lived there, and friends who are about to visit. It would be fun to look back with nostalgia, and also be a great resource for an upcoming trip.
I love learning about other parts of the world in design and this was just a small window. Enjoy!