The Style Files Blog


Did you spot the new book and blog of the week? If not, it's time to introduce you to a few of my new faves. First up, Danielle's design blog - - where she blogs from the Netherlands about (mostly) Dutch design, but of course, a girl can't stop there - so she blogs about design that she finds inspiring from all over the globe. We met up and spent a day together in Eindhoven for Dutch Design Week, so I'm extra excited to have her featured as blog of the week - what a great lady she is! Her blog is so insightful, she posts daily, and she features many great designers and products that are so knock-your-socks off good that I suggest making the Style Files your daily read. (psst: I snapped of her in Eindhoven. She's quite lovely, isn't she?)

Next, a book I'm really nuts about lately, . I spotted this book for the first time in Hamburg a few weeks ago and wondered why I'd not heard of it before - it's been out for a few years already. There is so much in life that can stimulate creativity, but because we are exposed to these things on a daily basis (i.e. product packaging) we start ignoring it. Brit designer and global icon Paul Smith teaches us how to look at things in a different way - to really SEE what you are touching and using and watching - that's the real key to creative and inspired living. This book examines this topic further with loads of pictures that will stimulate your brain and put you on a much more creative track. It's a great coffee table book since it's bound to strike up conversations with guests, and a good resource for you to refer to when you find yourself stuck in a bit of a creative rut. If you don't already own a copy, I highly suggest ! (Learn more about Paul Smith .)

I'd also like to welcome an additional sponsor here on cattledogs, , who has the most gorgeous jewelry for men and women, along with ladies handbags (love the jewelry for men). Imooi is offering FREE SHIPPING to cattledogs readers for a limited time, so if you'd like to gift a friend, there's no time like the present. Here's on Amazon. Please use code: cattledogs06 at checkout. Welcome Imooi!

Oh, almost forgot... Look at what Danielle found (below) from Tord Boontje for Moroso. Read more . Sweet find, Danielle!


(images from imoii, paul smith, and the style files.)