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claire coles

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Claire Coles creates embroidered wall panels and wallpaper murals for interior designers, architects, and private clients from her London-based studio. Inspired by flora and fauna, Coles collages leather, silks, and vintage papers with embroidery to create beautiful decorative surfaces. Her clients include Missoni, Anthroplogie, Paul Smith, Liberty of London, Penguin Publishing, and Perrier-Jouët.

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Claire Coles 2013

Claire Coles 2013

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—Ellie

ink & spindle

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Ink and Spindle is an Australian textile company that creates hand-printed designs on ethically sourced textiles. Their designs are inspired by Australia’s native flora and fauna as well as the urban environment in Melbourne. Rather than following current design or fashion trends too closely, they try to develop textiles that will fit in your life for many years to come, and enjoy working within the limitations of screen and hand printing. In addition to ready-made fabric and items, you can customize fabrics (repeat size, color, base cloth, etc) to fit your needs. Beautiful, no?

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—Ellie

wish i were checking in: rustic laurel canyon

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Last year, Brendan and I took a really great vacation in the mountains of North Carolina just a few hours away from home. In the inexpensive cabin we rented, there was no internet, no cell service, and no neighbors within sight, so we were able to completely unplug for a few days. We hiked, we cooked, played board games, and sat bundled up by an outdoor fire enjoying the fall weather. The town was tiny (great for antiquing!), but otherwise there wasn’t a whole lot to do — perfect! It was truly one of our best vacations.

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This Laurel Canyon guest house has the same kind of vibe to me. Of course, plane tickets to Laurel Canyon would just about blow our “cheap getaway” plan, but if we ever do find ourselves in Laurel Canyon I hope I’ll be checking in. Starting at $100/night.

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—Ellie

harriet on the wall

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As part of my order with Michael’s, I framed a small painting by my friend and studio neighbor Harriet Bellows. I’m not sure I’ve found the right spot for it in the house, but here’s the finished product, which I love.

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Thanks to Michael’s for providing custom framing to me in exchange for this blog post (and previous posts, here and here).