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fun new show: dress my nest


I started watching the new show, Dress My Nest on the Style Network and am loving it. Each episode is inspired by one girl's favorite outfit to create a new look for her apartment. I've always been a fan of Thom Filicia and think he's the perfect designer to host this show...it reminds me of Domino's "turn this outfit into a room" editorials which I love. Even though the outfit-to-apartment translation may not work for those with significant others or roomates with much different tastes, the ideas behind it can inspire new ideas for any space.

J.Ritter Designs + Oh Joy! reader discount

For a limited time only, Oh Joy! readers can receive a special 10% discount on one-of-a-kind hand printed pillows by J.Ritter Designs. All pillows are double-sided perfect for mixing and matching. If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know that I'm a fan of Jessica Ritter's work..both on paper and on fabric. Her prints were also featured on yesterday's post about Float resort wear. To receive the special discount, type the code OHJOY into the comment section during your etsy/paypal checkout and you will receive 10% credited to your credit card payment.


{Philly} Event: Design Philadelphia

This month, Philadelphia is all about design with the annual Design Philadelphia series of events, studio tours, exhibitions, workshops, and more that runs from April 12 to 22...a must if you're in the area...


float away

I love things that bring thoughts of summer. Float Designs has an amazing and wonderfully colorful collection of resort wear. Designer and owner, Ramona Ann Senese, was inspired by 1960's beachwear and a laid back luxe attitude. All prints are designed exclusively for Float by artist Jessica Ritter.



I have a new design crush...Artfool...the New York based event, floral, retail, and graphic design studio. Artfool's work has been seen featured in some of the top wedding and home magazines. The photos of florals and event design look absolutely stunning. A recent editorial features {one of my favorites} Ann Wood's birds! This studio does it all...


a shot of color

Anthropologie has some great glassware I am swooning over right now...all with just a nod of color...


{left to right, top to bottom: glass menagerie cups, freshly squeezed glass, ombre tumblers, lollipop tumblers (rainbow stripes), dappled wine glasses, big dots bake & serve set, and primary colors tumbler.}

{Philly} Event: Textiles - The Next Horizon


For those of you in Philly, there is an amazing 5-night series on Textiles going on this week and next. Textiles: The Next Horizon is "a cross-pollination of information regarding specific cutting edge textile developments in the fields of medicine, materials engineering, chemistry, architecture, interior design, and fashion design." Tonight's speaker is Matilda McQuaid, the head of the Textiles department at the Cooper-Hewitt. Click here for more info.

mozi australia

I love the variety of items from Mozi in Australia! From tea towels, stationery, lamps, candles, and their new origami soaps..it's print heaven! I'm loving the red and royal blue pattern series...sort of French, sort of nautical chic...


r.wood's ideas for creative living

I could browse through the R.Wood Studio site all day! This ceramic studio in Georgia has an amazing section called ideas for creative living which track their inspirations, destinations, and more...tons of images for every season that are just gorgeous! Many of them shot by Rinne Allen who I posted about a couple weeks ago. Here are some images below from a country wedding they recently collaborated on. Also, see the one-of-a-kind ceramics Rebecca Wood and her fellow artists have to offer...


Type Nerd

Some really fun/funny prints by Seth Ferris of Type Nerd...