1. Lesson Learned Mini-Series: Taking Cues From Our Childhood

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    “In order to live a fascinating life – one brimming with art, music, romance, and intrigue –
    you must surround yourself with precisely those things.”
    — unknown author —

    Hello Veda House Readers! I’ve been excited to share with a new little build on the regular “lesson learned” freelance series. I’ve paired up with Maggie of Type & Title (the amazing talent behind the hand lettering on my wedding invites!) to chat about a few freelance topics that “just starting out” individuals may really get into. With this mini series, I’ll be answering questions about making the leap to a freelance career. We’ll then pair the question with a quote to illustrate the topic together; my photography and Maggie’s lettering. We’re starting way back at our childhood with the first topic below.

    How has your childhood potentially shaped your professional career? Were there distinct “clues” that now looking back, really spoke loudly towards which career you’d choose?

    As I grow older (especially during the first part of the new year), I find myself reflecting back to my childhood on a more regular basis. I find it super interesting to see how our pasts shape whom we are today, all the little elements building upon one another. For a lot of us, or childhood hobbies are the roots of the career path we choose later in life.

     ( Keep Reading over on Type & Tile )

     

  2. In Collaboration W: 70percentpure

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    Hello friends! I’ve got another really fun collaboration to share with you today. Back at the start of the new year I was contacted by the lovely Stephanie Duval of 70percentpure. Stephanie is a lifestyle journalist/ blogger/creative living in Geneva and she was excited to share a recent project of hers with me. Recently, Stephanie had the opportunity to work with Antwerp diamond accessory label Diamati Per Tutti to design her own capsule collection – inspired by graphic design, architecture and my minimalist style.

    She reached out to me to see if I’d be interested in a piece of jewel from her collaboration to help spread the word . With a shared mentality that is “less is more”, I was immediately drawn to these beautiful geometric pieces and eager to help spread the word.  Watch a fun video from the shoot.

     

    ( In Collaboration w. 1 )

  3. Worn. 04

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    Sharing my favorite new addition to my wardrobe and I can foresee spending my entire summer wearing it. This beautiful teal striped tunic from Emerson Fry stole my heart and I was able to snag it at an outlet price!! I’ve started buying a few key pieces to take on my honeymoon trip to Tulum, Mexico. I’ve actually added an absurd amount of color (for me), so I’m pretty excited for a change.

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    Worn / teal stripped tunic from Emerson Fry Outlet, denim jeans BDG,
    black leather boots by Steven, necklace (gifted/ forget maker),

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    ( Worn 01, Worn 02, Worn 03 )

  4. Recent Work: Photo Styling & Photography for Commodity Goods

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    Hello there! I’ve got something fun to share with you and it builds on the collaboration I shared last week. I’ve recently been working with Commodity Goods to help bring their online visuals to life. You can see some of the finished images on their site now.Don’t you just love their branding!

    The objective for this project was to give the male scents and the female scents a bit of a unique personality. I had fun styling the photos, photographing and editing everything in a way that was “relaxed and lived in”. I hope to be able to work with the team in the next few months and continue building their image library.

    Stay tuned for the second part of the collaboration. The mister and I have been experimenting and finding “our scents”. If you haven’t explored Commodity Goods, definitely give the fitting kit a try. It’s only $9!

    ( View My Portfolio )

  5. Studio Hours: Around Here

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    Hello dearies. Just stopping in to say hello. Sorry for the mini crickets over here. Days have been long and wild. I’ve been knee-deep in client photo shoots, new websites, wedding planning, and getting organized enough to do my taxes. We had two really warm days this week that allowed me to escape outside a few times, but now that those days are gone (and colder temperatures are back), I’m got extreme cabin fever.

    How about you guys?

  6. In Collaboration w. Commodity Goods ( part 1 )

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    I’ve got another new series for you this year and I’m really excited about it. Over the past year, this little blog has grown and grown. We’re still itty bitty, but a bigger kind of itty bitty  and that means some exciting changes have taken place. In 2014 I hope to be able to share more of my favorite brands with you. There are so many amazing makers, craftsman, crafters, and shakers out there and I’m just dying to share my favorites with you.

    I’m calling this new post series “In Collaboration W.” because I’ll be collaborating with my favorite brands to share their story and my love for what they are doing. First up is one of my more recent clients,  Commodity Goods!

  7. Inspired By: Kirstie Van Noort

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    Kirstie Van Noort does an extremely beautiful job at sharing a story behind a material. Kirsite researches the raw materials in a way that bring such authenticity to her work. She specializes in stoneware, earthenware and porcelain and has even created a “ceramic paint” that consists of a 108 different colors. All her work and color palettes showcase the beauty of the landscape that surrounds her.

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  8. Notable No. 41

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    Hey there! It’s almost Friday and I’m looking forward to the weekend already. This week has been a real doozy, but I’m happy to be busy. A few weeks ago I asked my readers if they enjoyed this Notables type post enough to keep it around. General consensus was to keep it! So here we go. Week 41!

    Notables This Week (For DIY-ers) :

    1. Simple coat rack via Almost Makes Perfect
    2. Beautiful Ikea Hack shelving via Smitten Studio
    3. Make these fake marble gemstones!
    4. A simple bench with metal base
    5. Copper magazine holder via Fall For DIY

    6. Beautiful Scandinavian knotted trivet
    7. Wooden jewelry box
    8. The forever famous tassel garland
    9. Modern hanging pendant

  9. In Collaboration w/ Caitlin Wilson Textiles

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    I’ve got another new series for you this year and I’m really excited about it. Over the past year, this little blog has grown and grown. It’s still itty bitty, but a bigger kind of itty bitty  and that means some exciting changes have taken place. In 2014 I hope to be able to share more of my favorite brands with you. There are so many amazing makers, craftsman, designers, and ground shakers out there and I’m just dying to share my favorites with you.

    I’m calling this new post series “In Collaboration w/” because I’ll be collaborating with my favorite brands to share their story and my love for what they are doing. First up is the lovely Textile company, Caitlin Wilson Textiles!

  10. Worn. 03

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    Hope you guys survived your Mondays. It’s always SO tough to get back into the swing of our weekly routines. Today I’m sharing the 3rd worn post with you. This one has been my uniform of sorts for probably far too long. I typically rotate around to different pants, the everything else stays the same. Mayybeee I should changes things up a bit. Do you guys have a “uniform” of sorts that is your go to?

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    Worn / chambrey button down from Stone & Cloth, patterned trousers from H&M,
    wide brim hat – thrifted, stackable rings from Forever 21, bunny head ring by Lily Melrose, black booties H&M 2012

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    ( Worn 01, Worn 02 )