I found this great laser cut 'ribbon' tape at Michaels; and everything can be made better with a bit of glitter! In the end; the cards that worked out the best were the ones that I dipped the edges in a copper stamp pad rather then the glitter. It ended up being a bit to heavy with all the glue and glitter around the edge!
Saturday, January 30, 2010
I attended a great little local event the other day with the goal of 'networking' (which I'm terrible at) and decided a few business cards were necessary. I'm currently working with my lovely friend Chelsea of Arugula Press to have some letter press ones done up; but they wouldn't have been ready in time for this event; so I decided to try a DIY version that I spotted over at Mint.
Posted by kiki at 9:51 AM
Sunday, January 24, 2010
We picked up a pair of vintage side tables at a garage sale in NE Portland a while ago and I am just beginning to settle on paint colors for them. I want to do a glossy, sleek navy accented with gray and yellow. I'm not sure that I want to do any yellow paint; or if I want the knobs to be yellow. Or I could do a yellow accent and a more traditional knob...decisions decisions! I'll post pics when the project is done!
Above: potential color options. Below: traditional knob from Restoration Hardware
Both below from Anthropologie
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
I'm not sure what piece of this film that I love the most, the feeling of awe you get when you witness history in the making, the haunting music, the transparent ghost-like quality of the film...whatever it is, I find myself returning to this footage of Anna Pavlova dancing in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and each time I draw inspiration. I love that it is one of the first things ever to have been filmed; the weight of that history is enchanting...and I haven't even mentioned the achingly beautiful storyline of the ballet! Perhaps it's my love of all things ballet, or my love of old film; either way, I'm certainly not the only one who has drawn from this genre before!
When I walked into Target the other day and saw these amazing romantic-ballet inspired pieces by Rodarte, my jaw dropped. I can't decide which one I want!!
Below, even American Apparel is getting in on the fun!
Monday, January 4, 2010
Happy New Year! Thought I'd start things for 2010 off bright and happy. This post is a bit of a deviation from what I normally am drawn to design-wise but after a wonderful chat with my lovely sister-in-law from Iowa; she inspired me to pump up the color a bit! She is currently in the process of remodeling a turn-of-the-century house out on the prairie. Despite the long, cold winters in Iowa, they love bright Caribbean-inspired decor. This burst of sunshine is for all of you who have a bit of Puerto Rican running through your Scandinavian veins. :)
Above: I think I heard a mention that new plates were needed on the Iowa Prairie...this new Lemongrass color from Fiestaware paired with deep plumb would be just lovely!
Beautiful and bright!
I love the dark wall paired with the bright patchwork; almost gives it a gypsy feel! So pretty!
Posted by kiki at 7:50 PM
Friday, January 1, 2010
So, for the last three years we have not lived in an apartment/house with carpeting. I love love love hardwood floors; but have yet to invest in a good rug for them. We do have a small runner in our entry way; but beyond that it is all bare hardwoods. This is beautiful; but man can it get cold!! I've decided I want a hide rug of some sort; whether horse, goat, or cow; I love how versatile they can be! It can add a bit of edge to a traditional room or a bit of warmth to a modern room. Such a beautiful; timeless investment!
found via WillowDecor
found via WillowDecor