Thursday, March 31, 2011

Why Pick One?


Confession: I have a minor obsession with chairs. I desperately want an Eames (or a whole room full of them). The problem I am running into is which color do I want - yellow, red, turquoise, white?!?!?
So when I saw the above watercolor on the Lonny Blog painted by AMAZING illustrator Caitlin McGauley I though why have I never considered pink. (Yes I know in her piece the chair is white, but the background is pink and well my thought process confuses even me sometimes) Z is not buying a pink chair for the office bit so I will continue to obsess about the perfect color and share my dreams of a pink chair here with you all.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Stop, Collaborate & Listen.

I am all aboard on the stop motion train these days, I can't help it I love it!! This fun video from  You + Me and Trent Bailey Photo is set to All I Do Is Dream of You and may inspire you to make your bed and add some color to your space.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Black and White {Collection}

A collection of inspiration in Black and White.

Some fun type designed by Dustin Chessin
Hand drawn map by Liam Stevens for Anya Hindmarch
Wall painting by design group Darling Clementine
The Number 5 via Tomorrows Reference
Fox Print at the Neighborhood Studio
Jean Patchett photographed by Milton Greene, 1953
F. Scott Fitzgerald book cover by Penguin

Monday, March 28, 2011

Airstream for 3, Please.

I am already thinking about summer vacations and long weekends away when this campaign for Airstream sent me into full on wishful thinking mode.

 Lenlee Represents asked four of her photographers to shoot a campaign for Airstream using their own unique style. While each campaign is beautifully done the work of Wendi Nordeck made me long to hit the open road and embrace a gypsy lifestyle, if only for a short time. Delicious food, cold drinks and cool breezes all sound like perfection to me.

The companion printed pieces, which I believe are letter pressed, were created by Ian Nordeck. Pretty awesome, right?

Now if I could only convince Z that we need/ have to have one of these beauties so all our summer wishes will come true.

If you would like to join me on my Airstream day dream check out the entire series here.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Singing La La La La La.

Hope you all had a wonderful week and have a relaxing fun filled weekend planned. We are heading to see Wicked with Punky tomorrow. I am super excited as I have heard great things about it and well it will allow me to check another item off my March list.

Today's music is from Rabbit! Their music is sugary sweet and the entire album makes me happy. Anytime you can get "You look stinkin' foxy" in some lyrics count me in. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Women We Love: Elizabeth Taylor

I created this image to share with you earlier in the week. I typically try and plan out my posts, I'm a planner which I am sure many of you could guess. I was not sure if I should post as planned or not, but in the end I think it is a beautiful image of an amazing woman. I believe the image was taken during the shooting of Cleopatra.

The full quote is: "I'm a survivor. A living example of what people can go through and survive."

Monday, March 21, 2011

Artist Love: Ludovica Gioscia

Image: Work of Ludovica Gioscia photographed by StÃ¥le Eriksen

I wanted to share the amazing work of artist Ludovica Gioscia with you all fabulous people. I came across her work while perusing the Anthology blog after picking up their latest issue. If you haven't had a chance to flip through this publication I highly encourage you stop by your local Anthropologie and check it out. (I think this is the only place that carries it)

Ludovica is an installation artist and her work seen above was part of her "Rococo Hardcore" installation from 2007. This was created using wallpaper, some ready made and some hand screen printed, and then peeling them away layer by layer. AMAZING. The combination of color and pattern is both visually interesting and beautiful.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Because It Is Monday...

and it usually ends up looking that way anyway and well who am I kidding it is just plain easier on most days.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Soundtrack of My Life.

Happy Friday Friends!! I have had Mumford & Sons on repeat for the past two weeks. I think that if my life were a movie this would probably make up a majority of the soundtrack along with some upbeat teen pop thrown in for good measure. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Monday, March 7, 2011

11 Things To Do In March.

Continuing on my 11 things to do a month here is my list for March. January - check, February- wait did we have February? When I was creating this list I realized I never bake outside of the Christmas season so I should bake some cookies just for the heck of it. My living room lacks any sort of color or personality, I have the hardest time trying to put rooms together, I know what I like just never know how to get it. I still need to mail out school picks from months ago, ugh! I also thought I would try and banish a couple bad habits - saving everything onto my desktop, both at work and at home, and my minor addiction to Diet Coke, Z tells me constantly how terrible it is for me and my joke that I am saving him on embalming costs doesn't seem to be as funny to him as it was 4 years ago. It could be a long month.

How about you all any fun things to cross off your list this month?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Can you take it from here Lynda?


Ok friends,I feel I need to pull the curtain back a little. I am one of those type of people who moves a break neck speed, you know the type always doing something at 100mph, coffee in hand and bags under our eyes. Not only do I need to do everything but it has to be perfect, I tend to ignore the flashing lights and sirens and the sound of doom overhead.

As I am getting older my body doesn't seem to like this pace anymore, it is telling me "Stress is not our friend, and we don't want to play with her anymore!" So this week in the midst of school projects and work projects and family projects I hit my wall. I realized I am not Wonder Woman, and it was a bitter pill to swallow. I decided that I need to slow down. I am no longer on anyone else's timeline on where my life should be. I will finish school at a pace that does not destroy me and where I can enjoy the process of becoming a designer. I will enjoy the small amount of time that I have left with my daughter before she no longer finds me as cool as I think I am. I will allow sometime for myself to be creative and healthy.

So Lynda Carter I am backing down, but I would still like to keep the outfit.
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