Saturday, September 25, 2010

drop shadow that I won't dropkick

Despite the slogan, this one can stay. A fun flyer that my good friend Rachel found on the streets of Seattle this past summer. I snapped this picture on photobooth to document the effective use of a solid drop shadow. Besides, I always enjoy the fresh combination of blue and orange. Complimentary colours, yah know? Funky boho tapestry backdrop care of Rachel's sister Caity : )

Thursday, September 23, 2010

write on!

A few lovely journals from Felt & Wire Shop. I loved the crafty handmade vibe of the Shop's logo too!

Friday, September 17, 2010

crafty for kate

paper leaves and flowers artfully shot by Johnny Miller Photography for Kate Spade.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

prints charming

Yes, more about decorating...ha! Etsy is a super spot to find unique and charming prints to add some razzle dazzle to your space. clockwise from top {1} Dancing by Matte Stephens. {2} Grilled Peaches by Claudia Pearson. {3} Things That Are Long by one canoe two.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

decor daydreams

So, in a few short weeks I will be finally moving into an apartment in my favourite funky Vancouver neighbourhood. While I should be focusing on important aspects of moving - tenant's insurance, logistics of moving furniture on the ferry and packing - I find my myself in an eternal daydream of everything to do with decorating the new space. Although I will be renting so I can't do anything too ambitious (such as ripping up the navy carpet in favour of hardwood...), I do have some creative decorating ideas up my sleeve! Check out the inspirational images above that I have saved during one of my many long winded perusals of apartment therapy's Small, Cool Contest.

Monday, September 13, 2010

ribbons & folds

I am liking the variations of graphic ribbons that create the illusion of folding that I have come across lately. Clean, simple and still visually engaging. From top right: {1} Kite String Studio by Euan Mackenzie. {2} Production Diagram by 76Design. {3} Schoen und Wider Druck, by Kreativer Kopf. {4} Article1 as found on Logo Orange.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

fallin' for vests

Two layered vest looks from the J.Crew Fall Collection.
{1} Delmy Zip Vest.{2} Jardin Lace Vest. These options are both pricey (especially the lace one!) so I think I will check out local thrift stores or even summer clearouts to find a similar vest and wear it over a T or henley that I already have.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

farewell summer

Farewell Summer, it's been wonderful! So many memories of family, friends and great summer spots, such as Jericho Beach, where I took this magical photo. What was less magical was the large hole disguised in the lush grash that I stepped into causing me to do a faceplant before I took the photo, but hey, it's just another memory : )

Thursday, September 2, 2010

precious portraits

Hands down, the cutest portraits I have ever seen! Baby animal photography by Sharon Montrose. I think I really might have to buy prints of the deer and the porcupine...I am quite a sap : )

bits of black

Geometric black inset pieces make pale dresses pop. {1} Blur Palette Dress by Zimmermann. {2} Lacey Dress by Black Halo.