Sunday, November 28, 2010

Serendipitous Discovery

Where do all these gorgeous photographs come from you might ask? The belong to Coliena Rentmeester, the eye behind J.Crew, Anthropologie, Elle and many other big name companies! 
I randomly discovered her portfolio when I was on a graphic designer's website who just had happened to designed Rentmeester's effortlessly chic website. I was instantly drawn to her typography, feminine photography style and creative photo layouts (such great vintage flair).

Moments earlier I had clicked on graphic designer, Alexa McNae's portfolio because she had designed the branding for the cafe I was at...It's times like these that me so grateful for the blog-world and being able to so easily jump from link to link. 

PS: I found a fabulous photography site through Rentmeester--be sure to peep Raybrown for some inspirational fashion styling, as well as this absolutely darling J.Crew video shot in Prague.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Setting Up Shop

How much fun would it be to go into work everyday if this was your office? Well this is an everyday routine for designer Julia Buckingham Edellmann (did she marry the shoe designer?!) who set up shop in the lovely city of Chicago...I wonder if she was lucky enough to have found the studio already composed of that decadent white brick or she did she paint it herself? Either way I definitely would not be too upset if I had to pull some all nighters in this glam-eclectic space :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Grand Entrance

Talk about making a grand entrance...I'd love to step foot in either of these interiors!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

London Calling

Studio Toogood in London is quite frankly TOO GOOD! Combining art, architecture, fashion and interiors with a strong conceptual idea and a dash of playfulness, their work is everything I could ask for in a design company. 

This particular project is for the Rug Company in NYC, which just opened recently in The States. All the accessories in the space are sourced from British antique markets. I really am loving the juxtaposition of the antique portraits with graphic elements "graffitied" over the somewhat traditional background. Again,this design is too good. 

I have decided I must get a job here after graduation and get back to London for round two :) 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Where is the lease at for this bad boy? I'd happily rent this place for a 6 month time period! I don't know what is getting into me lately but I have really taken a turn to the clean, modern style. I'd love to stay at 6a and get out of my "wore-in, vintage" comfort zone. I feel like this could be quite an inspiring abode for a young designer--now if only I could scrounge up 2.2 mil real quick....

Designed by Cecconi Simone of Canada.


This entire outfit is so effortless yet so pulled together. I must try wearing a fabulous statement necklace with a chambray collared shirt. Love every detail that went into this look. Image Courtesy of The Style Blogger.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Font Heaven


Yesterday I came across House Industries, an absolutely amazing site dedicated to great graphic design. They have an overwhelmingly amount of font packages that make it impossible to pick just one. My favorite is the Eames package--perhaps I'll add it to my christmas list :) There's nothing like a good font to start your day off right...Happy Tuesday! 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Quick Reminder

Lately I have been a tad bit overwhelmed with design school and it is always a refreshing to get a new point of view on why we do the things we do! Image via Designlovefest.

I Want That...

look from J.Crew's spring 2011 collection, too bad it is only getting into the winter months now. But one can dream of perfect neutrals, glitzy skirts and the perfect messy hair till then....
Images Courtesy of HabituallyChic.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Witty Brits

"People Who Bought This Item Also Bought" Ads for Harvey Nichols. I love how the Brits were always so straight to the point with what they were trying to communicate but yet were also original, witty & everything was well designed. Produced by Young & Rubicam.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Like It, Love It, Gotta Have It!

I must have a room like the one featured in Lonny sometime in my future...Bold floral prints, lots of color and endless frames--what more does a girl need? Perhaps this fabulously bold necklace from H&M's upcoming collaboration with Lanvin?