1. Inspiration for my loft

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    I’ve decided to start a new category of post that will feature snippets from my loft, inspiration I’ve been gathering for redecorating ideas, and showcase some items I’m on the lookout for. Not sure if this will a regularly weekly post series, but we’ll see how it goes!

    I’ve been collecting inspiration images for my loft (or next loft/home..) for some time now and collecting them all in my “FOR THE LOFT” pinterest board. I’m 2 years out of design school and I definitely still have a lot of straggler “college student” furniture pieces. I’m working my towards a cohesive look that goes with my style. I like to think my style is a mix of clean/simplistic, minimal vintage charm, and a natural/organic touch. I make them all work together by somehow…haha.
    Stop by my pin board mentioned above for some more things I’ve been eyeing. Enjoy.

  2. In Their Home // Ungtblod

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    This week’s In Their Home post is an example of me stepping outside my comfort zone. haha. The lovely home of Ungtblod blog is one of chaos mixed with the right amount of beauty. This family lives in the moment and isn’t afraid to showcase what “real life” is like. Messes are captured, messy baby faces, untidy kitchens, stacks of shoes, and the piles of stuff you accumulate over time. I love this blog for that exact reason. No one is trying to hide the truth of everyday messes. Stop by the blog with a bit of patience…I guarantee you will have a good read.

    1 //  Annaleena Karlsson (Oct 3)
    2 //  Old Brand New (Oct 10)
    3 // Weekday Carnival (Oct 17)
    4 // Le Dans La (Oct 24)
    5 // Maria Emb (Oct 31)
    6 // Vahan Vinoon (Nov 7)
    7 // Babyramen (Nov 14)
    8 // Varpunen (Nov 21)
    9 // Mokkasin (Nov 28)
    10 //  Pinjacolda (Dec 5)
    11// Yvestown (Dec 12)
    12 // Likainen Parketti (Dec 19)
    13 // The Brick House (Jan 2)

  3. Knitting Adventure

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    So I’m off on a new adventure, something I hope sidetracks me enough to take me away from my computer screen. I’ve been surrounded by amazingly talented knitters over the past couple years, but never thought it was “for me”. Something has ignited an interest in me and now I’m on a mission to teach myself the basics of knitting. I really only have interest in knitting scarves at the moment, but if I become addicted, like most knitters tell me I will, I may try other items.

    Over Christmas break I tapped into the resources shared by my dear friend, Emmadime. Emma said one of her favorite knitting websites was Wool and The Gang, and oh boy…she was right on. This website single-handedly taught me the basic stitches and how to start your first project. Amazing resource for any of you looking for some video tutorials to guide you through the process.

    So far, I’m having fun.

    Here are some images of knitted items that have gotten me excited to try something new. Cable knits are lovely aren’t they?? :)

    Images: top, center left, center right, bottom

  4. Design For Mankind // 5

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    Wahoo! We’re back at it for another edition of “Trending Graphics” over at Design For Mankind. Erin has grown to be such a great source of inspiration for me and I’m so glad I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with her. This week’s trend is another one of my favorites. I love how the ampersand is regaining recognition as one of the most beautiful typographic forms. I’m definitely Team Ampersand!

    Previous Trends:
    Week 1 // Geometric Assembly
    Week 2 // Typographic Packaging
    Week 3 // Double Exposure
    Week 4 // Vintage Inspired Graphics

  5. Friday Finds & Favorites // 48

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    1. This mid-century credenza (before & after) makes me want to start redoing furniture again. Its pretty magical.

    2. The Exchange Hotel in Amsterdam looks like a really interesting place.

    3. I’m really loving Madewell’s Spring Looks–> here

    4. A great resource, website and online magazine for the foodie!. Really good!

    5. Would you be interested in tracking your caffeine consumption?? Check it out!

    6. I’m on the hunt for some baskets like these. I’d love to hunt them done in person, but I might just have to buy them online!

    7. Did you see Dabito (one of my favorite bloggers)  featured in West Elm’s blog feature called Front & Main?

    8. Sticker Madness featured on Craft blog.

    9. Just in case you’d like to be put into a trance today. This will do it.

    10. I have an extreme love for house doctor. See my favorite picks for this 2012 issue very soon in a blog post.


    Happy Weekend!

  6. TEA AT 2:00 // EMMADIME

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    It’s a new year, which means new things are happening in collaboration land. Emma and I have decided to switch up the Hand-Picked feature so that it focuses less on gift ideas for the holidays and more on certain occasions, big & small. For example, this week’s post is called TEA AT 2:00 and hopefully will inspire you to put together an afternoon of tea for yourself.

    Stop by for more next Thursday! See all previous posts here!

  7. Studio Visit from Lithuania

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    The studio of Graphic Design pair, Agnė Kananaitienė Milena Liutkutė is stunning. It’s an environment that is engaging and inspiring. Not only is their space inspiring, their story (featured in Llamas’ Valley Online Magazine) was just as inspiring for someone like me. Both women previous worked as graphic artists in corporate advertising agencies. When the gals needed a change, the both quit their day job and jumped into a world with no business plan, but full of
    freedom and discovery.

    The gals waited patiently for this beautiful space to become available for SIX MONTHS!

    READ WHOLE STORY (pages 67-83)