shop crush: the dharma door

Instagram can be an amazing introduction to small businesses and trade from all over.  When I first saw an incredible wall hanging on The Beach Lodge’s Instagram feed, my jaw dropped.  Of course I had to follow up! I found out it was from The Dharma Door , founded in 2004 by Australian Shannon Sheedy, with the “dream of creating products that combine good design with ethical production.

Shannon and her husband are one of the leading sources for contemporary fair trade in Australia and New Zealand.  And as luck would have it, they branched out into the US market in 2014 which is wonderful news for us!

After scrolling through their beautiful array of baskets, wall hangings, and homewares, I was smitten with the Mandala circular wall hanging.  I ordered it for a client and fell in love with it’s intricate beauty.  I then ordered one for my daughter’s room and being quite naughty, something special for my own bedroom.  Those of you who follow me on Instagram know how much I love neutral texture and organic, modern design.  These wall hangings encompass everything I adore!

Shop Crush: The Dharma Door
The Mandala wall hanging in my daughter’s room adds delicate texture to a small space.

The Jumbo Wall Hanging with jute fringe just spoke to me.  It reminds me of a hula skirt I had as a kid, and also resembles what my hair looks like first thing in the morning!  It is texture on steroids!

Shop Crush:  The Dharma Door
I’m obsessed with this shaggy work of art!
Shop Crush:  The Dharma Door
Up close you can appreciate the work involved.  It’s hung on a simple wood dowel I picked up at the hardware store.

There are many beautiful baskets and bags if wall hangings aren’t your jam, but for me, this is IT.  Do your self a favor and check out their site, and by the way, their customer service is excellent too!

Shop Crush:  The Dharma Door
A few of my favorite things…and a whole lot of books!

 

3 Instagrammers I Love

Today I’m sharing 3 women whose style inspires and delights the senses.  That they are generous and kind with their time is just icing on the cake.  These ladies were some of my early contacts on Instagram, and their support and encouragement were everything to a newbie Instagrammer like myself who didn’t even know what a hashtag was!  All of these women have websites worth checking out that you can link to through their Instagram accounts.  I highly recommend that you do! Continue reading

3 instagrammers i love

While I don’t consider myself or my home boho, I do love a controlled riot of plants and colors and can appreciate the talent that it takes to make it all work.  So here are 3 of my fave accounts right now…some you may know and some may be new to you, but all are chock full of inspiration! Continue reading

The elephant in the room…aka the tv

On Instagram , you’ll notice I rarely post pictures of televisions at The Little Glass House.   In fact, I often get asked if we have one.  Um, would you believe we have four in a not so big house?  And one of them is a 55″ screen…hardly discreet.  I’ll let you in on my dirty little secret.  I LIKE TV!  I really do.  And today with cable, NetFlix, and Apple TV, I can watch just about anything anytime. So you bet we own several TV’s in both our homes, and all but one of them are in plain view. Continue reading

simple fall decorating at the little glass house

I loved autumn when I lived in New England…the crisp air, colorful leaves swirling about, hot mulled cider, and the scent and sounds of a crackling fire in the hearth.  What I never really enjoyed was fall decorating (or the winter months that followed). Even in Connecticut, I was not a fan of the reds, oranges, and russet tones that spelled out FALL. And don’t even get me started on Halloween decorations!  I guess you could say I’m a bit of a Halloween/autumn Scrooge. Continue reading