siagrafica: Favorite Things

Hello decor8 readers, I'm Sia from siagrafica, an illustration and (graphic) design blog. I'm visiting today to share with you, "A few of my favorite things"... I am super excited that Holly and her husband have recently relocated to Hannover because it is only a train ride away from Rotterdam, The Netherlands! I just moved back here after living in Amsterdam for six years and here are some favorite things in my apartment...

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This vintage dress form was a gift from Richard, my former boss at Dutch department store De Bijenkorf. Richard also gave me the advice to stay true to myself - it's a waste of time living up to other people's values...

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One of the things I really like about this apartment is the fact that there is stained glass in every room.

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I also love my day bed from Habitat - it used to be my bed when I was in college - I love sitting here while flipping through magazines.

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This "I love my clothes" cup was made by Femque van Geffen and Janneke Dröge - together they are BLOND Amsterdam. I bought this cup back in 2003 at their tiny studio/shop at the Spuistraat in Amsterdam. Nowadays, their Flagship store is located at Gerard Doustraat 69.

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Another item I bought when I was still in college: this painting by Italian-Dutch artist Selwyn Senatori. I remember eating ramen noodles for the rest of the month but I'm still in love with this cute Vespa!

I am inspired by everyday life (I always carry a moleskine notebook and some TOMBOW pens with me), illustration + graphic design blogs and small shops like the Otherist (formerly known as egg mercantile) selling items by independent artists.

Another source of inspiration: films such as The Science of Sleep, Delicatessen or Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (ssshhh... the credits are pure eye candy)! -Sia

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