My lovely bedsidesigners, you are in for a treat! You may remember me introducing you to Baba Souk - a creative oasis filled with lovely finds. When I found out that the colorfest column for designlovefest is crafted by Stephanie I admittedly stalked her and found her pinterest. I anxiously waited for her shop to open and I was delighted when she debuted her styled collection with carefully curated pieces. Which brings us to today...
Not only did Stephanie create that adorable graphic, and is the high rolla sponsor of the month, but she also let me pick her brain.
How do you pick the items in your shop?
Stephanie: I am constantly hunting the web for treasures. I also source craft fairs and Moroccan souk markets. I’m obsessed with colorful quirky things. It needs to catch my eye and to be fun, with great design of course. I’m always in for creativity.
What made you open an online shop?
My first visit to Marrakesh’s souk market was mind blowing, all these colors and talented craftspeople in one place was pure joy for me. The whole experience made me want to recreate an online souk market in a contemporary way and to include my own designs along with a selection of talented indie designers. I was a fashion designer for a Canadian retailer at that time and I needed to pursue my own dreams. I have a huge admiration for indie designers & craftspeople and I wanted to contribute to the handmade movement.
What's on your bedside table?
A huge pile of books, they are everywhere! That will sound incredibly geeky but they are “personal growth” books or business books!
here's how to win this secret prize:
1. Go to babasouk.ca and sign up for her newsletter [believe me - she always sends the most amazing newsletters].
2. Comment on this post saying that you signed up for it & please include your email address in the comment contact form so we can double check.
Winner will be selected using random.org and the all entries will need to be in by 11:59 EST, Wednesday, March 20, 2013. We will announce the winner at 8:00 am EST, Friday, March 22, 2013. This giveaway is open to USA & Canada residents only. Ready, set, go! xo
UPDATE: This contest is now closed! xo