Monday, September 26, 2011

Career Change

I now know what my career would be in another life--a chalkboard artist! The perfect combination of craft, fabulous typefaces, creativity & a lot of patience. And let me tell you, Dana Tanamachi has it down. Her work has been floating around the internet for awhile now but I absolutely love her work and I give her mad credit because I can't even imagine having to carefully erase on a chalkboard without smearing the rest of your hard work...But this girl has got it down, watch her delightful videos here.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ampersands are my No. 1's

as well as lovely floral interpretations of taxidermies composed by the lovely Australian artist, Kirra Jamison.

Fall's A Coming

This dress couldn't be more spot on (or should I say stripe? sorry bad joke...) for fall color palettes! I am absolutely digging the rust/navy combo and I applaud it every time I see it in great use! Get your shift on here...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Avant Garde

There are no other words to describe these over-the-top glamourous creations over at Fenton then 'crazy/sexy/cool'. There's really nothing else out there right now that are on the same caliber as Fenton's jewelry. Quite frankly, all I want to do personally is to wear one of these along with a simple white teeblack cigarette pants


Just placed my order to get my hands on the brand new issue of the Gentlewoman, issue no. 4. This British magazine was my main source of inspiration for all things design while I lived in London--fashion, architecture, graphics and GW only features the classiest and smartest modern ladies of our time. I am so giddy to recieve my beautiful copy that I will probably be dreaming about it for the meantime...

On Point

I could barely sit still at work today when I saw that Mika Tajima now is on show at the SAM, which just happens to be right across the street from my firm (therefore no excuses to miss it)!

I have heard Mika Tajima's name around the design blogmosphere and have always been quite intrigued about her mixed media exhibits which explore a lot of architecture & interior elements. Supposedly some of Tajima's work has been inspired from the modular desking systems of Herman Miller which explains a lot of her strategic use of primary colors and wall-like panels.

Be sure to also check out her interactive exhibit, the New Humans.

Cheers to a Happy & Artistic Friday!

Monday, September 12, 2011

5 Star Glow

Talking about making an entrance, look at this wall of glowing mirrors at the Andaz Hotel situated in my favorite country of course, the UK! I love the concept as well as the layering of glowing light throughout the space. Gorgeous design by Rebel, they know how to do hospitality right.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Jealous of the Jealous Curator for creating such a unique and awesome blog which showcases up and coming artists--all of which are just downright rad. What a great & simple concept for a blog, it is now on my #1 spot of my toolbar. Hope you enjoy these finds as much as I did...

Talk about MIXED MEDIA!!! I don't think you can get any better than Shae Acopian Detar's asethetic! Bravo!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


It's been awhile since I've done a retail design post, let alone an interior one! However, it is time we change that, therefore I give you Philip Lim 3.1's boutique which was designed by Tacklebox. Not only do they use my favorite materials: lucite, white walls, blonde wood they custom created the awesome lucite showcases that seem more like a coffee table than a retail fixture. A+ execution and I love the detail of the traditional white claw foot. This store is just another reason I need to take a trip to NYC!

In the Moment

Right now //

I just can't stop oogling over the works of Land_Land whose whimsical typography & illustrations I saw first hand this weekend at Bumbershoot and I actually left with 3 beautiful prints...

Buy yours here.

And why we're on the topic of album artwork, I am also loving what Alexandra Valenti has going on...

Another aspect of inspiration for me is the raw stones in Vamoose's gorgeous, au-naturale jewellry line! I have always admired her amazing visual blog but to see some of her newest pieces has me wanting to make a dash to the nearest bead store...

Last but not least, make sure to peep Jamie XX's newest mix he compiled on BBC the other week. The XX definitely is one of my favorite bands so when I listend to the Essential Mix I know I was about to have a treat in store for me...All of the songs in his 2 hour mix are spot on and will be on the repeat for me for the next couple of weeks without a doubt.

Hope some of these little treasures find yourself having a wonderful Wednesday...