Archive for the ‘design’ Category

Negative Space + Pandas

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

negative space - panda - mark lund

This is one of my favorite pages from the B&A Artists Journal – a promotional zine they distributed to art directors to promote their artists. I love the use of negative space – and how the artwork cleverly mirrors the photograph. I also can’t help but mention that the photograph, taken by Mark Lund, is equally playful, and full of the kind of natural light photographers dreams are made of.

F37 Bella

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

F37 Bella Font - Bella
F37 Bella Font - Letters & Numbers
F37 Bella Font - 1985
F37 Bella Font - Ampersand

Over the last 6 months or so, I’ve noticed the trend of very classic fonts getting a modern spin. From super thin hairlines – to over-sized slabs – or both of them together at once.. i can’t help but get excited…
Yesterday I was researching fonts for a client & came across one I’ve been meaning to figure out: F37 Bella
This font looks strikingly similar to the Didot & Bauer Bodoni Font Families – but definitely gives off a vibe that is distinctly its own. I love how the hairlines mix with the heavy lines – and those drops… they feel so modern, but feminine, and right now.

<discovered via Rick Banks on Behance


Friday, November 11th, 2011

happy 11-11-11

fashion and design

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

recently i’ve become obsessed with infusing fashion into my design work – particularly for my personal branding and porfolio page… so i’m loving these royal blues – bandanas, paisley print, leopards, knits, and pastel ombres.  i’m excited to share what i’m working on -but for now – here are my sourcesss

fashion inspiring graphic design


neutral and bright

Monday, July 18th, 2011

i love these subtle neutral shades paired with super bright colors
love love love love love.

color palette - neutrals and brights

jenna lyons – love her style – & that celine bag

Monday, June 27th, 2011

i’ve seen this celine bag (although usually in black) on everyone lately – it is beautiful don’t you think? i guess it’s a little hard to tell from here if you’re not a freak like me and notice these little things – i’ll post more photos … then you’ll get it.
oh – yeah – i also love the color scheme this photo creates – oranges, greens, blacks and gray – it’s just the perfect mix – edgy pop….
jenna lyon orange celine bag - color scheme

It’s So Us: A Modern Variety Show

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

first – love the cinematography – and the music – it just sets the tone.. you know something special is ahead.
second – what a beautiful event – put on by you + me styling i love the color scheme – how all the furniture is is white – allowing all the beautiful food, drinks, art, and props shine. speaking of art – those water colors done by Erin Fagerland – so amazingly perfect – i don’t know if i would want my guests to take them home – i think i’d want to live happily ever after with them forever – but seriously, what a perfect gift. also – i love that another gift they gave their guests were black and white pencils – the perfect touch. Anyway
don’t take it from me – just see for yourself!!
via Madison Waters & Rue Magazine

It’s So Us: A Modern Variety Show from Madison Waters on Vimeo.

all photos via ruemagazine
the unwedding reception

simple – easy – pretty

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

i love the simplicity of this – perfectly translates an easy – breezy mood
via craig and karl i love their work!

The Commons - flower in a bottle

type inspired by place

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

isn’t it funny how type can be associated with a place. like these below – cleverly matched with parisian photos – the fonts are all inspired by life in paris – some are more literal, while others are more about the romantic aura paris exudes.

fonts inspired by paris

sienna’s neutral palette

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

what.a.babe. that top is just perfect.
plus – i’m super inspired by her color palette.
thanks thevoguediaries

sienna miller neutral color palette

the row

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

the attention to detail that goes into the clothes for the row is impressive. i love this ‘R’ – it looks like someone could have done it themselves – but uber chic and classic. it inspires me to monogram some summer scarves i have.

the row - embroidery detail

small is not so small but so beautiful

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

small is not so small but so beautiful

via decade diary

michelle weinberg deux

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

so after i wrote that last post – i went back to michelle’s website and found so many more inspiring pieces that i can’t help but share. i also really wanted to post a shot of the flower rug in full. wow-isn’t it amazing!? i love seeing it close up (like in the other pictures i posted) – the details are something else – but then seeing how she infuses this 3D element she plays with – it just takes it to another level.
all images via







about: michelle weinberg

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

so i wanted to get a bit more personal on this blog – not anything too crazy but – you know. so we’ll start with this – one of the major projects i’ve been working on is a website called le registrie. it’s an idea i’ve had for a few years now – but last july i started to get a bit more serious about it. (le registrie is a gift registry site that connects brides with amazing e-boutiques, designers, and heritage brands) so i’ve had my eye on this one boutique gretel for a while now. i love what they sell – and i love how their website so beautifully compliments their products. anywayz recently they’ve gotten alot more into taking these super pretty, editorial-esq vignettes of their wares – and i noticed this amazing rug they were using as a backdrop (you’ll see it below). we turns out – the rug is designed by michelle weinberg – a miami based artist. so of course, i dug around abit on the net and found all these other amazing pieces she has done. painting, textiles, public art – all so good! i love how she combines color – how she uses pattern, and the 3-d like quality many of her painting have. i’ve posted a few of my favorite things below – but make sure to check out her work – it is sure to leave you inspired.
photos from collective inventory, gretel, and michelle’s site

michelle weinberg verygood




michelle weinberg-studio





live here:

Monday, April 18th, 2011

soren rose studio
wow – everything in this home is a piece of art, carefully curated. don’t you just love the pendants, floor lamps, that credenza, seating, and that quilt! i love this idea of living with very little – but everything you own is exceptional.

soren rose studio - living room

soren rose studio - bar

soren rose studio - dining room

soren rose studio -

soren rose studio - bedroom

soren rose studio - bedroom

soren rose studio - guest room

flowers and the getty

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

john and i visited the getty a while ago – and while i love me some art – i was mesmerized by the gardens. there is something about a flower in full bloom – a bloom so full it look like the petals may blow away in the wind – something i have yet to achieve in store bought stems. i especially love how these effortlessly perfect flowers look against the backdrop of the ultra modern getty – take me back to there.

flowers at the getty - white

flowers at the getty white

flowers at the getty - orange

discoball magic hour

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

this is what i call the magic hour – magical things happen when the light is so pretty like this.

discoball magic hour

via emmasdesignblogg

for my sis

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

ampersand that hoooooooo


via ffffound

color inspiration deux

Friday, March 18th, 2011

another great color palette inspired by ro and co

Muted Color Palate