I stumbled upon this little space of the internet and was blown away with the aesthtic of the entire space. It’s part dream land, part graphic design space and part DIY-palooza. It’s truly amazing. Each post is written and put together with such attention to detail which keeps you coming back for more. Don’t these images make you feel like you’re surrounded by cotton candy. Love it!
Stop By My Little Fabric or see THE PORTFOLIO.
* I know this video is spreading around blog land like a virus (which is exactly what it is supposed to do). If you haven’t taken the time to watch it, please take 30 min today to become more aware about our world’s invisible children.
1. How fun is this. A blog called Closet Visit walks you through the homes of some of the most stylist individuals.
2. Isn’t this just amazing. I love the idea of “painting outside the box”. Such great spaces are created by thinking untraditionally.
3. I really love how this room was recreated by Jessie of Sweet Thing blog
4. Arthound. One of my favorite blogs of the week.
5. Watch some really interesting fashion videos and interviews over at Garance Dore.
6. A online magazine for my dearest travel-loving friend over at Roving I.
7. A really lovely photography blog by Karen Kristian. So great.
8. The Whitpepper Collection by Asos Marketplace is pretty darn great. So many items I’d love to add to my closet.
9. Did you see this blog (Oeuvre)…if not, go now!
10. The above video touched my heart like a pound of bricks. As soon as the video ended I made a donation, because I felt like that was all I could do. Please watch the video (in it’s entirety) and get inspired to make change!
So Porter James wasn’t thrilled that I got a new toy and decided to test it out at the crack of dawn. He was half asleep and completely distracted by the birds behind the fence. Testing lasted 2 min at the most, but I know from those 2 min that this new lens is like gold.
Lens: Sigma 24mm f/1.8
Tiffen 77mm Haze Filter
ISO800, 1/1250sec, f1.8
* photo taken by me, 7:00 am, cloudy
It’s very hard for me to resist a color palette that conjures up a bright summer day at the beach (especially when you’re stuck in Seattle’s winter gloom!) These acrylic sculptures from Phillip Low are the perfect antidote to my current battle against gray skies and rain. For me, art is something I instantly turn to when I want to remedy a bad mood! I hope this post brightens your day right up too, wherever you may be.
Art by Phillip Low
Black and white is my go to “color” combination. No matter what it is, if it’s black and white I can guarantee you I have pinned it on Pinterest or thought about pinning it but restrained myself. Pinterest has proven to be a great tool for myself when it comes to figuring out what trends, design, colors, etc that I’m drawn to. Within your own pin boards you start to see reoccurring themes and I’ve used that gained knowledge to tailor my design style
These are just a few of the many images that have been inspiring me. What else (besides Pinterest) do you use to gather inspiration?
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I thought this spread from Ink Magazine was intensely cool. Focusing on shaking things up with repetition + typography, aren’t we!? Sure, the designer could have simply had “Mikkat Market” centered on the right side with plenty of white space. But you know what? They didn’t! A little fun was thrown in … I mean, how often do you see a full page of repeated text like this?
I had a blast with my example of typography repetition on the bottom and decided to take it a step further by overlapping my text on top of the image. It added a little extra dimension for kicks. Go have fun and repeat things like crazy, folks!
Ink Magazine / photograph / knockout / blogged by breanna rose
I spend entirely too much time searching the internet for inspiring home interiors. Interiors have nothing to do with my day job, no my freelance jobs, but I’m always making time to keep looking (maybe it’s because I don’t spend my days living and breathing interiors as a “interior designer” or “stylist” would. Whatever the reason, I love it…and I especially love to see a beautifully photographed home that isn’t stage/styled. It’s nice to see the untouched signs of everyday life ( unperfect stacks of books, scribbles on a wall, or even a grumpy face).
This finland family home is the perfect combination of beautiful photography (by Riikka Kantinkoski) and a lived in concept (concepted by Mirja Karjula)
OMG. Look at these beauties. Thank you Pinterest for making me aware of these and making me aware of how I can’t afford them. Thank you for making me one angry gal with big dreams about a wardrobe filled with Ochre.
Dress —> Easton Pearson
Booties —> Toast
Toast has recently released their new spring items and boy are they good. I love all the natural materials, quality construction and of course their use of bright colors here and there. If you haven’t already, I’d go check out the site and see what items you’re drawn to. So much good stuff it’s hard not to “add all to cart”. The above images are just a few of my favorite items.
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As a designer/creative person, I am constantly on the look out for things that will inspire me and bookmarking them for later. Pinterest has been a really great tool to aid in the process, but at some point you have to pick through the weeds to find inspiration for a particular project. My process is usually like this…
Step 1: Find some tunes that fit your current mood or the mood of the project you’re working on. (in this case: Coeurs De Pirate, Berceuse)
Step 2: Sift through all your gathered images/resources/links and pull out the ones that fit nicely with your concept or tone.
Step 3: Organize your findings neatly to help you tell your story
* Look for more of my mood boards in the future.