Stylish BABY Slings.....

Bronwen handcrafted shop sells the cutest baby slings!! Truly STYLISH for those stylish mothers who love to coordinate their outfits. Made of silks, organic cotton, linen and even Marimekko fabrics!  I'm not sure if the shop is open, but it looks like they are still taking custom orders via email if you're interested in any of these slings below!

They have a LARGE collection if you look through their sold orders section. I picked my 2 favorites below, those are the two I'd buy if I had a little one!

Could you see yourself sporting your baby in one of these??

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.....for doing a post about my shop on their blogs! I'm SO very grateful to ALL of YOU for your support! Please visit these lovely blogs by clicking on their banners!

If you didn't see your banner, it may be in the next thank you posting! If you post about my shop/me during the 2010 year, please let me know by emailing me at jen (at) madebygirl (dot) com to feature you in the next post.
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Shanghai Penthouse.....(via Made By Girl)

The NY Times featured this loft-like penthouse apartment in Shanghai & I totally fell in LOVE with it...really! It reminds me of a hip BROOKLYN brownstone where you can see the living room & dining area while you're standing in the kitchen! Very much an open concept kind of space but still a bedroom for privacy. Her furniture style is unique with stunning pieces like a sunny YELLOW dresser/console style table.....what an eye-candy piece...don't you think?!? 
Visit NY Times for more homes from all over the world.

images via ny times
photography by marcel lam

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My 50,000th Ebay Purchase...

Well not really. But I swear it feels like it!! Recall this post where I was searching for some Louis chairs?!? Well, I was hoping to land 6 chairs for under $1000 and that is what I scored on Ebay!  
Just call me the negotiator....because this was a great deal! However, 2 things that I may have to change, the GOLD color paint to (probably) white....& in the distant future, maybe even removing the cane backing & replacing it with a solid back. For now, thankfully I'm HAPPY with my choice. 

The next thing I have to figure out is, will I be SELLING my current farm style table & chairs or just the chairs??!??  I will make that decision within a week or so. In the meanwhile, do any of you have any suggestions on what COLOR combo would work well for these chairs and maybe even a fabric suggestion??!? 

What would you do if these were yours??

2nd photo by jen ramos

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Lars Bolander's Scandinavian Design....(Book Review)

Thanks to The Vendome Press for mailing this gorgeous book out to me! I received it today & I'm so excited to share it with you.  Lars Bolander's Scandinavian Design by author Heather Smith MacIsaac, is a book dedicated to the global influence that Scandinavian aesthetic has on interior design. Lars Bolander, one of Sweden's most SUCCESSFUL interior designers has been creating the Scandinavian look in homes all over the world for decades! 
While you flip through it's 192 pages, you'll find he creates both classic and new looks, as well as bringing the traditional pieces into the 20th century, (which I love)!  He also offers guidance on how to achieve the Scandinavian look by incorporating the trademark elements into any decor. Highly recommended! 

You can pick up your copy of the book here.

For those of you interested in seeing more, Lars has a few stores in the USA. One is located in New York City and the other in palm Beach. The stores offer a sophisticated mix of traditional Swedish, French, and British antiques a modern pieces.

images by jen ramos

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New at West Elm.....(Via Made by Girl)

Have you caught a glimpse of the newest items at West Elm?? I haven't visited my local store in a few weeks so I haven't even seen all these items below yet! After surfing through their site today, these are some of the items I've chosen as "MUST- ADD to my wish-list". (Oh my!!! Especially that headboard) 

I will DEFINITELY be making a trip there this weekend to pick a few things up!

Have you purchased any of the newest products at West Elm? What did you buy recently?  

And how about those Ikat curtains above? I think they should add more than just two color options. In fact I would LOVE to see it in black & white Ikat.

images via west elm

Have you purchased any of the newest products at West Elm? What did you buy recently? 

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Calypso St. Barth Home Accessories....

If you're looking for interesting rugs for your home Calypso St. Barth has several beautiful selections. My favorites are the Zig Zag Jaipuri (of course) and the Pushkar Jaipuri.  I love that the Zig Zag comes in a size as large as 9"x12" - that would DEFINITELY cover a lot of space! The accessories at Calypso aren't far behind on my list, the poufs come in a few different patterns and you'll also find the COOLEST tray ever, the Workaholic Tray (designed by Olivia Song). This tray would look great just about anywhere I bet! I can see it in a bathroom with all my perfumes & hand lotions!  

If you're like me and like seeing things in person....this shop is located in Soho, New York for all you New Yorkers or those visiting the NYC area!

So, tell us...have you ever shopped at Calypso? What did you buy?

images via calypso

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A Fabulous Mess Via Etsy....(at Made By Girl)

OMG!!! I am so glad to see that Etsy has more than just crafty little items like quilts & tea towels etc. I LOVE the fact that they also have shops that sell Hollywood Regency fave! A Fabulous Mess is one of those shops & currently my newest 'must-visit' place on Etsy!  Below are some of the (many) items you will find at 'A Fabulous Mess'.

images via a fabulous mess

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