i'm going to be giving tumblr a whirl for a little while. the layout is much more in line with how i wish my blog would look and it's much easier to post! no more uploading photos off site and plugging them in individually. yay! so go check it out:
there's just something about the warming weather and the significantly more sunny days that attract me once again to wedding styling (and landscape design, which i feel will reach obsession-like levels this summer). in today's interwebular travels i fell in love with lo bjurulf. she has arranged four different wedding styles with ikea furniture and oodles of creative touches.
*images from agent bauer
while cruising around the internet i came across probably the cutest blog ever by a girl named nancy, fully equipped with her adorable illustrations inspired by the outfits she wears daily! this summer i'm determined to practice other rendering techniques and nancy has me all excited to begin :)
she also did a post on antique costume dresses and this one by givenchy caught my eye. it would make a beautiful wedding dress. i love the overall gathering with the peek of ribbon that forms into a bow and how it drapes along the floor. simply gorgeous.
* via nancy's blog of cuteness
in reality i don't have time to even think about this little blog right now because of finals, but with a sickness brewing, inevitable feminine issues, sports related injuries, stress, stress, stress, oh and more stress, i need a break. over the last few days i have be escaping from this by diving head first into denial and dream world. this has included more drooling over sibella court's book and the shop and photographs of kim ludy. and i just recently found she lives in Framingham, MA! that's less than a half an hour from me! crazy to think how someone who's work i admire so much is that close! the following photos are ones i have taken from her flickr and her etsy shop, trampoline.
she has some of the best vintage finds in her shop. you'd be stupid not to go check it out. has me aching for a visit to the brimfield flea market soon!
* via kim's flickr and etsy shop
josef frank is the perfect combination of simple framing plus whimsy textiles. i want everrrything. i guess i'll just have to settle for using his pieces in my current project until i can make them mine!
"The home does not have to be planned out in detail,
just put together by pieces its inhabitants love."
- josef frank
* images from bonluxat - one of my favorite furniture resources.
a few weeks ago when i was in new york city i stopped by the anthropologie in rockefeller center. little did i know that my recent girl crush, sibella court, would have her own room/display set up in their store. needless to say, i was overwhelmed by awesomeness... to the point where i HAD to get her book. i couldn't continue living this life of mine wholly without it, and my credit card didn't deny it either so it was a go.
anyway, since then, and a 4 hour bus ride back to boston with my heart beating so fast and happily while reading through the entire book, it hasn't left my side. it has yet to see the bookshelf where it could mingle with its brothers and sisters. instead it has lived in my bed (even when i sleep), on the end table, on the floor next to my bed, on the couch, on my desk, in my backpack, on my desk at school... this book is well loved. and although i already posted about sibella before i had to include some more images from the book to further show her amazing talent.
so many textures, patterns, and colors! makes me want to drop out of school, explore the world, and feed my inner-pack-rat by collecting everything beautiful in sight! sorry that the image quality is less than steller - they're not doing her work justice at all.
* the book!
i figured why not continue with the trend i started yesterday - another dress that i can't afford paired with an equally cool song. i'm absolutely in love with the pattern. i'm trying to evoke some of the same playful looseness in my current retail project (failing miserably so far, but i'm getting there!). i've noticed lately that i'm drawn to blues and reds together. my room, my projects. unfortunately it's not just a spring habit of mine, although a light peacocky blue with a ballerina pink is absolutely adorable. gotta bust out of my color rut ASAP!
as for the other song i'm addicted to at the moment, i discovered matthew brookshire through pandora (on the ingrid michaelson station, but the lady gaga one is pretty kick ass too) and although i don't find the rest of his music that interesting, this one song is super cute. i especially like the line "you’re so sweet you give me pimples/ i could eat out of your dimples." makes me laugh. ok, so here it is, "i fall out"!
* the dress, the song