Saturday, April 25, 2009

Inspiration Board II

Hello out there! Hopefully you are enjoying the day. It's finally sunny and not raining here anymore *yay*

Here's another inspiration board that I created on Polyvore. The idea was to create a nature themed board. The greens and blues together always remind me of nature {the sky and grass}. I absolutely love to be outside, and I always say that I would love to have an office in the woods surrounded in glass {hey, I love nature, but I can do without the bugs!}.

Enjoy your Saturday!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Something, something on the wall...

A side project that I have been working on is making our apartment more of an inspirational space to reside in. My husband and I are both artists, so it makes sense for us to live in a creative environment. I started a drawing/painting to place on this wall a couple of months ago, but have yet to complete it. I'll get to it eventually...

Here are the before pictures. When I complete the piece I will post the after!


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My Workspace

Hello all!

One thing I love to do is peek into other people's lives and see the interior of their homes {especially office spaces}. I find it very inspiring, and it's interesting to see people's personal style and how they decorate/arrange/organize, etc {and what they have!}. So with that, I felt it would be good to put my work space out there since I have looked into so many others. Granted, it may not be snazzy like many others I have seen, but it's where I sit for HOURS at a time non-stop, so I love it. Perhaps I'll do a little more in there decor wise at some point...

{click on the images to view at a larger size}

I hope you enjoyed peeking into my world!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

One of my favorite things

Cupcakes...hands down!

Cupcakes are so cute!!! They're the perfect portion of a sweet treat, and they are so delicious. I especially love to see the branding of bakeries that specialize in cupcakes. I came across the cutest, most well designed brand for a bakery called Hello Cupcake. The design agency is OrangeYou Glad, and they designed the logo, website, store signage, packaging and menu's.

Great job! I give credit to my fellow designers where credit is due.

If I were a doll II

This would be my house:

All I can say is OMG! This amazing dollhouse was created by Abura Houses. Take note of all of the details that the designer incorporated. What an amazing home {even if it is the size of a couple of shoe boxes}.


If I were a doll

I would look like this {with darker skin}...

...I would often lounge in this chair...

...and I would relax in this room:

Apparently I have been living under a rock since I stopped playing with dolls many moons ago. Since when did dolls become so stylish? I found the first four images through the Haute Doll
website. This is a magazine about...well, Haute Dolls. Check out the different dolls that they have for sale. They also have amazing doll houses out there that you can fill with accessories and decorate with different styles of home furnishings. The previous image and following images were taken by Michael Williams of Maw Photo.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Random jewelry post

When I was in middle school I had all kinds of jewelry. High school...not so much. Early adulthood...not so much. Now? Yeah, it's like middle school all over again. I love jewelry! I really love unique pieces. I'm going to make my own jewelry some day...I just have to learn how to weld...

Anyway, here is one of my favorite necklaces:

I love how it looks, but I especially love it because it was on serious clearance at
White House|Black Market!


Monday, April 6, 2009

Livingetc. AKA Lovingetc.

One of my all time favorite interior design magazines is Livingetc. hands down. I have a love affair with all things UK as it is {music, graphic art, openness, a certain extent, kitchen appliances, etc.}, so this magazine just solidifies the affair. Every time I look at an issue, I always end up cleaning my home and trying to reorganize/redecorate/reeverything! My husband loves its effect on me.

Well I was checking out their site and came across a
beautiful interior. It is the home of actress Holly Aird. I'm not going to lie, I have never heard of her before tonight, but nonetheless her home is GORGEOUS! I love the simplicity and splashes of color all throughout.

Click here to view the rest of her wonderful home.


Inspiration Board I

Polyvore is a wonderful website! Not only can you make fashion inspiration boards, you can pretty much make a board based off of anything you want. Polyvore works by you searching for any item you can think of in any color. You then comb through all of the images that the engine spits back at you from the internet, then you select an image of your liking, drag it to the work space, and continue on this path until you have come up with something like this:

This was my first take at the whole inspiration board thing, so excuse the image quality *eek*

I spy one of my invitation designs...


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Getting the ball rolling

Greetings earthlings! I am going to make a vow to start posting on here frequently!

So to start, I began working on concept sketches for my new client. It is a family reunion flyer, and I am very excited about it. *cheer*

Some other design happenings in my life (aka things I will soon be working on or am in the process of working on now):

* Branding for a new fashion designer's line (logo, identity suite, clothing tags)
* R&M Wedding invitations
* Branding for an event planning company (logo, identity suite, website)

Wow, that's a lot! I'm up for the challenge...ALWAYS! I'm so thankful that God continues to give me wonderful ideas and inspiration!