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March 29, 2013

Giveaway: laKattun Hand-printed Basket

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.  THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED.  CLICK HERE TO SEE IF YOU'RE THE WINNER!

Happy Easter, to those who celebrate.  I have something sugar-free (and bunny-free) to sweeten your day!  Remember the beautiful, graphic tea towel I received from Berlin-based shop laKattun?  You're in for a treat because laKattun shop owner and designer Eva is offering a special giveaway item for Dans le Townhouse readers!

You could win this beautiful orange-printed Oval Fabric Basket.  The design is called Seegras (meaning "seagrass" in English).  Eva hand printed and sewed it, using organic cotton canvas, and eco-friendly solvent-free water-based textile ink.  I think this would be a beautiful and casual way to store so many things.


Make it Yours:

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  No registration or account required!  Anonymous comments, or a name without a profile, are always welcome, but please remember to include your email address so we can reach you!  I'm blocking spammers by approving every comment, so don't worry if your comment doesn't appear right away.

Required Entry:

To enter, head over to Eva's Etsy shop, laKattun, and select your favorite pattern or item (the link will open in a new window).  Then leave us a comment here to let us know what it is!

Contest is open to anyone.  Contest ends Thursday, April 4th 12 midnight EST.  Winner will be announced Friday, April 5th so check back!

Bonus Entries:

Remember, a separate comment for each please!

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Get to know Eva!

What I love about Etsy is that often you really connect with the person behind the designs.  Getting to know Eva has been so interesting.  She's originally from Vienna but has been based in Berlin for 10 years.  She definitely makes me want to travel to Germany, because she says Berlin is a vibrant city with creative people and the city nurtures small businesses!  Although she has a background in Geography, her mother taught her to sew and she taught herself to print fabrics using stamping, block and screen printing.  Isn't that amazing?  I'm so inspired by people who are self-taught, and by people who have such diverse interests and skills.

Eva draws each design by hand, first, then makes a stamp of the design to test how it will look as a repeat pattern.  She says everything inspires her, from architecture to flora, even music.  She uses organic cottons and eco-friendly, water-based inks so customers can enjoy the feel of her products as well as the design.  She sells her hand printed fabrics by the meter and also as hand sewn products in her Etsy shop.  She currently shares a studio space with three other women, which I can only imagine must be so fabulous for generating creativity.

I have to say, I am still absolutely in love with the quality and aesthetic of my Zebraria tea towel and am more than a little jealous of this sweet prize.  Lucky you.  Have a great long weekend!

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69 comments

  1. Love the maple leaf design - organic and playful. Will be looking at her site for gifts. Love the idea of the tissue holder for brides.

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  2. Love her patterns! I love the tea towel with the blue "flowers" and the grey stripe and that basket is adorable. I live with a message guy so I have lots of stuff to contain! :)

    Thanks!

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  3. My favorite was her Organic Cotton Grey Cushion. The pattern & color seem really versatile.

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  4. My favorite was her Organic Cotton Grey Cushion. The pattern and color seem really versatile. Could stand alone or blend in nicely.

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  5. Love all the patterns. But the Zebraria is my favorite!

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  6. I have been dreaming in the etsy shop a few times since you posted your tea towel. I am not sure if I like the viceroy of Ouidah or the maple leaf propeller pattern best, but orange and green are definitely my colors....

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  7. Love the Orange Oval Fabric Basket for organizing craft room and home office~ wpkolo@hotmail.com

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  8. I love all the patterns, but anything with orange is especially lovely!

    Sue
    ssbarton@zoominternet.net

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  9. My favorite item is: Handprinted Pillow Organic Cotton Grey Cushion. I like the Seegras in grey.

    I have emailed you my email address, hope that's okay :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Diane

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  10. I really like the Handprinted Pillow 'Autobus' Organic Cotton Blue/White
    sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

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  11. I follow (♥ed) her etsy shop Suzie B
    sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

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  12. Fb fan Suzanne Kristy
    sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

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  13. Pinterest follow Suzie B
    sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

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  14. https://www.facebook.com/#!/suzanne.kristy/posts/158323670996814
    I shared on FB
    sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

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  15. Her things are just beautiful! I really had a hard time choosing, but I love the fabric of the Orange Pillow Cover in organic cotton. Those delicate orange lines look amazingly natural and organic on the fabric's texture. How beautiful is her work!

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  16. I had a really hard time choosing, but my favorite is the Organic Orange Pillow Cover in organic cotton. Those delicate lines look amazing on that fabric. Really, though, all of her work is just stunning!

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  17. Ah! I love the Zebraria grey tea towel, so chic!

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  18. I love all the patterns but I think Zebraria is my fave!

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  19. I like the Handprinted Pillow Organic Cotton Grey Cushion, in the seegras grey!

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  20. I like the orange basket you have displayed.


    farquist22@gmail.com

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  21. I love the zebraria pattern in orange. And the basket in the seegras pattern is beautiful as well. Can't choose which is my favorite! tarah.benton@gmail.com

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  22. Following laKattun on Pinterest!
    tarah.benton@gmail.com

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  23. Liked laKattun on Facebook!
    tarah.benton@gmail.com

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  24. And following Eva's etsy shop too!
    tarah.benton@gmail.com

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  25. I liked the Handprinted Pillow in Red/Light Blue!

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  26. I liked laKattun on facebook!

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  27. Following laKattun's blog on Bloglovin'!

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  28. I'm following laKattun on Pinterest :)

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  29. The "Handprinted Pillow Organic Cotton Lime Zebraria Cushion" is so gorgeous the print and colour would be PERFECT in my living room!

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  30. Also, I just had to pin that pillow, it's so lovely!

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  31. I love all the patterns, I love all things orange especially the beautiful orange oval basket, I have the perfect place for it in our entrance hall.

    Love your blog and your tea towel from LaKattun is really striking, thanks for the great give a way.

    Margo on Vancouver Island

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  32. LaKattun has practical and useful products that are made with organic cotton hand printed with eco-friendly colors. In my world it doesn't get any better than that! The prints and colors are fresh, uplifting, and totally delicious looking!! I am usually drawn to a black and white color scheme like the Christina design in Black Dots on White. With Spring here, I'm falling in love with the color orange on the Seegras Design on the Oval Fabric Basket. This organic cotton basket would be a great organizer in any room or even in the car. This giveaway rocks!! Thanks so much. You have a new fan here! LaureenLola@aol.com.

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  33. I really do like the simple graphics, especially the polka dots and the leaf-like patterns on the pillows. The colors are vibrant and subtle in contrast and that's also very appealing too!

    Lisa B.
    SoCal Femme

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  34. i have been getting my guts up to sew such a cute storage basket especially as a baby shower gift holder.

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  35. Well there are so many yummy colors and prints in her shop that I just love but the tea towel in the lime is wonderful.
    The orange is so bright and cheerful and really a favorite color for spring.
    It is a very useful and decorative piece.
    Amy

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  36. now following her on twitter
    @vintagemarketp

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  37. I love all the colors and patterns but I think my favorite is the orange pillow cover that's leaf-life. It's very warm.

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  38. So hard to choose! I love the seegras pattern, in orange. Just wonderful. But then I saw the midnight blue of the "ouidah" tea towel. Love it.

    L. E.

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  39. Liked laKattun on facebook.

    L. E. Bruce

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  40. now following eva on twitter. So glad to find this store.
    L. E. Bruce

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  41. Now following Eva on Pinterest. Thanks for the introduction to this great shop.

    L. E. Bruce

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  42. Love Eva's Handprinted Pillow Organic Cotton Red!

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  43. I am a new follower of Eva's Etsy shop (lorileferink)

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  44. I now follow Eva on Twitter (wywsdesigns)

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  45. and I follow her on pinterest (wywsdesigns)

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  46. Love them all, but Zebraria is my fav!

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  47. Love them all, but Zebraria is my fav!

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  48. Love them all, but Zebraria is my fav!

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  49. I like the Zebaria stripes!

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  50. Well, my favorite is the handprinted Autobus!!! http://www.etsy.com/listing/113462652/handprinted-pillow-autobus-organic?ref=shop_home_active
    love it!

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  51. Beautiful little basket! I love the Lemon Yellow Zebraria :)

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  52. Love the Seegras design, especially in grey.

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  53. Extra comment for following Eva's favourites on Etsy (and added her shop to my favourites too)

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  54. Extra comment for liking laKattun on Facebook.
    Just in case you need my email: tla4594 at gmail.com

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  55. I love all of Eva's patterns but the orange pattern on the canvas basket is my favourite. So, lovely!

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  56. I tried to follow through bloglovin but the link takes me to bloglovin but doesn't show eva's blog. I googled laKattun and found her blog lovely+ standard. I tried to search that name through bloglovin but it isn't there. I just subscribed to Lovely+ Standard by email.

    did you see her mint green fabrics on her blog? I thought you'd love them.

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    1. Eva's blog is also called laKattun. I checked the Bloglovin' link and it worked, but I refreshed and re-did the link anyway. It should work now. I hope :) Sorry about the trouble! You can get directly to her blog with this url and she has a link to bloglovin in a recent post, just in case it doesn't work again: http://lakattun.de/?lang=en

      Good luck!!

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    2. thanks, it seemed to work just fine today and now I'm following. much appreciated!

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  57. Love the Zebraria design particularly the gray pillow!

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  58. I enjoy the Orange Pillow Cover Organic Cotton! I always like leafy prints and patterns, but somehow this orange on grey(ish) feels more fresh than usual BUT also calming. Maybe because the contrast is a bit lower than colour on white?

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  59. I enjoy the Orange Pillow Cover Organic Cotton! I always like leafy prints and patterns, but somehow this orange on grey(ish) feels more fresh than usual BUT also calming. Maybe because the contrast is a bit lower than colour on white?

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  60. I love the blue tea towel!

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  61. I'm following her on Twitter! @aicreating

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  62. I like her shop on Facebook... no, seriously, love it.

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  63. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED! THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

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