Tuesday, August 23, 2011

{@home.inspiration} Framed Chalkboard DIY

Aimee from the Song of Style blog posted this (what appears to be) easy enough framed chalkboard diy project. When I make an attempt at it I'll post pictures. Until then why don't you give it go. Let me know how it works out ;)

{@home.inspiration} Mustache and Lips.

I'm in the process of creating an @home bar and currently on the hunt for an official looking bar cart (ya know, glass table top with brass accents, thats how I roll).  So when I came across the Mr. and Mrs. cocktail glass set they immediately jumped to the top of my wish list.

You have to admit these are pretty stellar. I need to leave my lipstick stain on the Mrs. soon.

Purchase here. 

{Words to Live by}

""Celebrate everyday and don't look at the calendar." - Ruth


Saturday, August 20, 2011

{Book & Design Inspiration} Coralie BickFord-Smith, How I Adore Thee

Back in 2009 I was lucky enough to have been gifted the first and second clothbound series of the Penguin Classics as illustrated by the talented Coralie Bickford-Smith. These books seriously dress up anything. See...

But now I'm hungry for more! I've been eyeing the F. Scott Fitzgeral series since they came out a while back.

{Outfit} 9-5

Skirt: Thrift, Silk Top: AE, Pumps: Nine West, Bag: Vintage, Belt: Liz Claiborne,, Michael Kors rosegold Watch, bracelets: F21, vintage

{Book & Design Inspiration}

I love books. I love to read books. I love to collect books. I love the smell of new books. I love old books. I love new books. I love studying book covers. I use my books as artwork. I love books.
So I was particularly excited when I came across this short profile piece that DUTCHDFA network did a while back on graphic designer, Irma Boom. Have a peak!


Just a few Fall 2011 Ad Campaings that I'm digging...

Obsessed with purples. That neck piece----I DIE.

Fendi Fall '11. Shoes. enough said.

Fendi Fall '11.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

{Fashion Illustration} Inspiration

The colors, the style, the lines...the very talented fashion illustrator Inslee Haynes has stolen my corazon. In the words of Rachel Zoe, " I die" for these illustrations!! If you can't find some inspiration by looking at these (and plenty more on her site) then you should go check your pulse. Just saying...

My personal favorite...J'adore

Saturday, August 6, 2011

I Love Lucyyyy!

Today is what would have been the lovely Lucille Ball's 100th birthday.  And to celebrate the uber creative team at Google came up with a homepage doodle featuring footage from the iconic I Love Lucy show. With each turn of the dial you get to watch a famous scene from the show.  I almost didn't make it through my breakfast watching the clips laughing so hard! I forgot how funny the show actually was. Make sure you check it out!
                                                      Happy Birthday Lucy!