November 24, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree!

Of course, we all remember this gorgeous pink tree from Blueprint Magazine (now out of print) a while back—who would have thought a pink tree could look so UN-kitsch?

Now I am on the hunt for more fun and beautiful trees. So, for the next few weeks I'll be sharing my finds. Enjoy! This first batch is from Country Living (not necessarily my style, but good ideas still the same). Click Here to view all 31 designs!

November 20, 2008

Do You Ever . . .

see a single image and for some reason it appeals so much to you, that you keep going back to it? This wreath image has been like that for me. The colors are gorgeous—especially for this time of year. I thought I would take a shot at creating an image for you that describes what I see:

I would throw a winter berry pie and cobbler party (I love pie and cobbler). If weather permitted, I'd have it outside with relaxed place settings and lanterns.

It would be fun to send the guests home with a turnover in a tidy little package or perhaps a hand-made scarf.

Wreath: James Robertson Hanging Glass Bells: Cox and Cox Solar Powered Kilner Sun Jar: Cox and Cox Pie and Ice Cream (includes recipe): Sandra Kavital Turn Overs: Lara Ferroni Woman Scarf: Crazy Jane Knits Etsy shop Man Scarf: Happiknit's Etsy Shop

November 18, 2008


I've just finished a fun logo/business card design. Yellow House specializes in interior design and wedding/event planning—they needed a logo that would "feel" like both. The elements from this design can easily be translated into a website and stationary system etc.

I think it's fun to see the creative process so I've posted the journey below. The three small images are rough drafts. From there we came up with the final version above.


(There is no website yet, but I'll post it as soon as I can.)

November 17, 2008

Simplicity in Detail

I gasped when I came upon these images on Homebug. They are of a renovated 18th century palazzo in Florence by Italian architect, Sabrina Bignami. This is the perfect example of new meets old, and it's completely breathtaking. Click Here for more images.

November 13, 2008

Want of the Week

Ahem, "One to go with every outfit please!" See Red Ruby Rose for more.

Simple Creativity

Look what I found over at Matthew Mead. So simple, in a graphic design sort of way. Had to post them.

By the way, if you've never visited Matthew Mead . . . go have a peek. With "fresh ideas for modern living" you'll probably enjoy the browse. Also, take note—past issues are posted back to 2004!

November 12, 2008

Holiday Wreaths

Time to start thinking about holiday decor! I am not a fan of many wreaths. But when I stumbled across these on Flickr, I started to become one. (The bottom right would look nice at a wedding too no?)

From top left to bottom right: 1. TibbyGirl 2. Robot Jumping Rope 3. Craftapalooza 4. The Shopping Sherpa

November 10, 2008

Perfect Pillow

We just purchased our first couch! (Not my first choice, but at a huge discount, I am glad to have it.) And now I am trying to find pillows—a more difficult task than I had originally thought.

I want something graphic, unique, and colorful. I may add a few black and whites to the contrast. I haven't settled on anything yet, but am leaning toward this first pillow from Lagom Design. The rest are my faves from today's search.
From top left to bottom right: 1. Lagom Design 2. Jonathan Adler
3. Anthropologie 4. CribCandy

November 7, 2008

Want of the Week

Check out Roadside's Etsy shop, click here. These are are prints. Can you believe it? They look so 3-D. They have so much personality. Well done!

November 3, 2008

Miette Patisserie & Confiserie

"European, modern and understated" go check out the delicious looking treats at Miette Patisserie & Confiserie —located in San Francisco, I think I'm going to stop by next time I'm in town.