First, we’re sending out a huge congrats to for their win in the awards this week! Though it’s pretty hard not to feel like beaming winners too (after being includes among such an amazing group of fellow bloggers and coming in at #2 after such a flattering show of reader support- thanks guys!). Oh and if you haven’t checked out the full list of over 600+ nominees on Apartment Therapy you should definitely (just scroll down the the bottom of the page) – especially if you’re looking for some new reading in 2010.
We also recommend a glance at some of our other homies: our “da bomb” sponsors who help Sherry and I keep this little thing that we call kokokara going. As we do every month, we’re giving them thanks (props?) and giving you a quick list of sources for home goods, fabrics, jewelry, art and inspiration. So check ’em out if you’d like. They’re the shizzle.
comes to us from Sarah, a London-born blogger who now chronicles life and style in a “tatty old beach cottage” in a seaside Australian town. If you love beachy style as much as we do, you’re bound to love (you may remember her from this recent Reader Redesign).
makes us smile. Whether it’s browsing for inspiration or shopping for smile-inducing accents, Volume Twenty Five offers sweet and quirky designs (as prints, cards, shirts or even stamps!) that are sure to make people (and their walls) very happy.
hooked up Nicole with some free pillows in this week’s giveaway, and still offers the rest of us tons of designer fabrics at prices you’d have trouble getting elsewhere (read: $40 a yard instead of $400 through a designer). And after dropping in on their new Richmond location last night, we’re even more excited that they’ve opened a shop nearby.
is like a virtual tile inspiration board. And now that we’ve got our tiling skills down, we’re even more excited by the idea of bringing some swanky glass mosaic beauties into Casa Petersik (with a few smaller projects that anyone can do).
is one of our favorite sources for all things white, ceramic and/or sparkly (and has been for years, even before they became sponsors). Lately we’ve really been digging their new Labyrinth and Modern Key bedding set, as well as some of their NYC (and other city) vintage art.
is a great resource for amazing stationery and design (that you save on by printing yourself). Oh and did you notice that this week’s chalkboard Reader Redesign was actually sent over by one of their designers named Bethany? True fact! They’re almost too creative over there.
sources and supplies all kinds of Etsywares made just for little ones. And you know we love their fun A to Z navigation, especially now that we can focus special attention on G (hint: it stands for “girl”). Really they have it all, from custom bibs and adorable handmade outfits to toys and art and more, there’s nothing that doesn’t make you say things like “cute” and “adorable.”
is always fun to poke around for vintage treasures for your home (not to mention they’re in the midst of a New Year’s sale!). Plus they have a bevy of interesting recycled items that caught out eye this month, like kissing bird art made from old records and pillows made from weathered bank sacks. Very cool. Update: mention me & Sherry in the comment section of your order for 10% off!
is also in the midst of a sale (10% off with the code “BeMine”) so if you’re planning a sweet surprise for your Valentine this year, consider a framed date to commemorate a special day. You know we’re all about sentimental art, and their quality frames sweeten the deal even more (there’s nothing chincy about them so any date looks like a million bucks).
is where you’ll find meaningful, hand-made sterling silver jewelry, like her new personalized Heartstrings pendant, or the that Sherry keeps getting compliments on (we even bought an extra pair for a friend’s upcoming birthday after she wouldn’t stop ogling Sherry’s ears).
is all about fun, thoughtful gifts and occasions packaged with care and personality. And this January weather sure is making the idea of a soup swap appealing – especially with those cheeky “Hello My Name Is” tags. Head on over for major entertaining inspiration and to peruse packaging that couldn’t be any cooler.
is always worth a visit when you Richmonders are looking for some original, stylish and imaginative furniture and accessories that wow. Check them out in the West End at 5615 Patterson Ave (and bring a napkin or something to catch all that drool). You know how Sherry’s all about texture? Well they’ve got that down pat.
creates a blend of jewelry (imagine that!) for him and her in stainless steel. From their signature torus necklaces to quirky monster pendants and even your own custom designs, they really do offer a huge variety of modern pieces that feel both substantial and delicate at the same time. Oh and you can click their links to Facebook or Twitter for special offers too.
was our source for the Savvy Rest mattress that we curl up on every night before they even became sponsors. And now they have us dreaming of an organic crib mattress. The bean’s gotta sleep as well as we do, right?!
is a way to get your favorite sayings (whether it’s a custom phrase or one of their designs) on your wall with style. And we love their understated typefaces and meaningful messages. Plus you’ll get 10% off your order by entering YHL10 at checkout so you can finally say goodbye to those naked walls.
Now that we’re done throwing down some mad props for our homedogs (homeslices? corndogs? man, I’m soooo bad at this) – we just wanted to say one last THANKS to our wonderful readers. We’re always thrilled when you stop by to see what we’re up to and you’re definitely our homies til the end. Word.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email us @ [email protected] for all the deets.