please please please take a couple minutes to vote on my designs. thank you lovelies! xoxo
i love the combination of colors here. it mixes the subtlety of the steely blue and silvery greens with a pop of bright yellow. a modern take on rustic elegance.
this darling little thing sits on my desk. these eryngium planum are pretty punk rock aren't they. bad ass beauties. i love it.
up next: my flower market inspired creations!
One lucky guy gets to sleep all day in a store front window to promote their "help i can't sleep" product. one not so lucky guy walks on a treadmill for 8 hours a day in HEELS advertising Help's "help i have a blister" pads.
These guys make medicinal products both conversational and friendly with their tongue-in-cheek perspective on everything from packaging, to promotion. pure genius. well done you.
don't.box.me.in: a custom design to beautify someone's office
you.have.three.wishes: a custom designed birthday gift
out.on.a.limb: a very special design for a very special addition to our house (more to come on that later!)
check out all of our lovelies at www.succulentlovedesigns.com
back in the days when i didn't know any better i could happily make a meal out of candy. somedays, i still don't know any better. depending on how you choose to look at it you could call me either a candy addict or candy connoisseur. i love the sweet stuff!
i wanted to share this love/obsession with our family + friends on our wedding day so we created this lovely, modern, and bright sweets table. sugar babies, banana runts, lemonheads and pineapple gummy bears provided bursts of yellow throughout. i had stacia at frosted cupcakery bake us up her splendidly delicious lemon, red velvet + vanilla cupcakes. delish.
my amazing husband built the cupcake stand in his wood shop (more amazing projects to come from that wood shop - stay tuned!) and i gocco'd the candy bags for everyone to take some yummies to go. our guests loved the sweets and we enjoyed snacking on the leftovers for the rest of the weekend.
i'm currently working on designing some fantastic sweets tables for two brides this fall. i can't wait to share the scrumptious photos! hooray for sugary sweets!
Grizzly Bear / Two Weeks from Minimaxwell
naomi posted this magical video today on the rockstar diaries.
"la ballon rouge" makes me cry every time - and pairing it with Grizzly Bear's hauntingly sweet chords is truly spellbinding.
here's hoping happiness finds you this weekend. enjoy. xo
Humphries has spent years capturing the unique and quirky community that surrounds this huge event. It's an ambient study not only of France's breathtaking countryside, but of the characters that flock to line every inch of the route year after year. It's a living, exciting, quirky, unfiltered look at this once a year microcosm of culture.
so, lovelies, even if you've never sported a LIVE STRONG bracelet, these photographs are beyond beautifully composed and definitely worth a look. might even entice you to break out the bike shorts!
now there's no excuse for nuking your dinner this summer. The New York Times has posted "100 Simple Salads for the Season". Close your eyes and point to any number of creatively delicious (and simple) recipes. keep it fresh. keep it simple. keep it healthy my lovelies.
personally - i can't wait to try #37, #58, #79, #85, #89, #95!!, and the bonus #101.
imagine my glee when i stumbled upon this fine specimen...Help Remedies
I'm particularly fond of packaging that marries concept with function and design. and this one has me in awe with its straight-to-the-point names; witty, conversational copy; clean and simple design; and biodegradable packaging. even the pills say "help" on them. brilliant!
almost makes you wish for a headache. almost.
via Lovely Package
reminds me of this fun little pic from our engagement session with erinheartscourt. chris couldn't make a heart with his hands - it was more like a triangle. so those are my happy hands.
see more of the amazing invite suite here.
via oh so beautiful paper
92 degrees at eight o'clock in the morning? welcome to palm springs!
the girls and i are here at the Ace Hotel for round two of our artist's retreat series. J is continuing work on her book. E is doing more writing and composing of songs. and after a major life change - i'm making a plan to take my creative endeavors to the next level. if we can take the heat it's sure to be a fabulous weekend. enjoy the weekend lovelies, xoxo.
photos courtesy of sarah yates
oddly enough, we have blockbuster to thank. on our way home from dinner a couple blocks away, topher and i walked by a bunch of guys dismantling the Blockbuster sign near our home. They were moving the store down a few blocks and getting rid of the older metal sign to replace it with the plastic versions you now see everywhere. a bit giddy from sharing a bottle of wine, we simply asked the guys if we could take a C and a K. those guys thought we were crazy - but we couldn't have been happier carrying those filthy (and HEAVY) things home at 11:30 at night.
we've had them for about 5 years. they hang proudly in our kitchen and also lent a great vibe to our wedding day celebration as well. thank you Blockbuster!