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west george street print

It's all about artwork today it seems! One of my favorite UK jewelry designers, Abigail Percy, just released some lovely prints in her etsy shop. I'm all about this West George Street print...

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dirty pop

I'm loving these figurative pieces by Dallas Shaw from her collection, Dirty Pop!

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art school girl

I love these paper goods made of recycled and re-used vintage cards, books, and fabrics. Amy of Art School Girl specializes in one-of-a-kind handmade paper goods... {thanks dawn!}

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Cool {UK} Online Shop: Pedlars

I love the assortment of functional and decorative pieces from Pedlars...these small pieces are so simple and whimsical...

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soft goods

I love these new pillows from Jennifer of Soft Goods. This Philadelphia-based designer makes a variety of plush pieces for the home...from stuffed, modern animals for kids to chic vintage-inspired pillows for adults...

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spring blooms...

I love these muted floral photos by Rinne Allen of Bird Handmade...

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primary kate

As always, Kate Spade does color so well...these primary colored pieces feel so fresh and just right for summer...

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{Philly} Ladies Biz Meetings

For those of you in Philly, our Ladies Biz Meetings are now open again to anyone who would like to network with other girls in the area who currently own creative-based businesses or are looking to start a small business in the near future. The group is made up mostly of designers, crafters, and artists...but there are also writers, shop owners, and more. The meet-ups occur once a month at Art Star.

At each meeting, we have a speaker from the Philadelphia area who talks about experiences with their particular business, shares tips & advice, and answers any questions we may have for them. It's a great way to learn from those who have more experience and also meet other women who are currently going through the same steps in starting a small creative-based business. If you're in the area and are interested in coming to the next meeting, please email me at: info{at}ohjoystudio{dot}com and you'll be added to the group list! Poster artist Eleanor Grosch, whose work can be seen at Urban Outfitters and on Keds shoes, will be speaking at April's meeting.

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{image above from our March meeting - with the ladies who own the Lost & Found clothing boutique in Olde City. The background wall features the current installation at Art Star by My Paper Crane. Please excuse the fuzzy camera phone picture!}

Rose and Radish: Urban

Rose and Radish has a cool new gallery that just debuted last week. The Urban show is filled with design inspired by metropolitan settings for a mix of street and sophisticated chic. A graffiti-inspired installation by artist Kate Durkin fills the walls. {I love that large tree!} Rose and Radish has also recently launched their Sixty Forty Print Club which showcases one print per show in which proceeds benefit a charity as well as the artist. Check out Rose and Radish's new blog for more info...

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my favorite snippets...

...from this month's magazines...

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{left to right, top to bottom: tiny sheep from Elle Decoration/France March 07, Orla Kiely chair from LivingEtc March 07, Lulu de Kwiatkowski's apartment from Domino April 07, and Lulu Guinness' house in Elle Decoration/France March 07.}

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