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comfort food... 2 Sep 2014

Monica Ramos Comfort Food

Monica Ramos Comfort Food

Monica Ramos Comfort Food

I've been under the weather for the last few days, so these illustrations by Monica Ramos just make me laugh. I'd love to be diving into a donut or sleeping on a giant piece of bread right about now...

face the foliage... 19 May 2014

Justina Blakeney / Face the Foliage

Justina Blakeney / Face the Foliage

Justina Blakeney / Face the Foliage

Justina Blakeney / Face the Foliage

Justina Blakeney / Face the Foliage

Have you guys seen these?!? My friend, Justina, has the coolest series right now on her Instagram called Face the Foliage. It seriously blows my mind with whimsy and makes me smile every single time I see a new one...

because i love popsicles... 30 Oct 2013

Sean Mort | Popsicle Print

Sean Mort | Popsicle Print

Sean Mort | Popsicle Print

 ...and because I'm in Mexico where it's 95 degrees, these popsicle prints by Sean Mort make me all kinds of happy right about now...

paper to petal... 12 Aug 2013

Paper to Petal by Thuss Farrell

Paper to Petal by Thuss Farrell

Paper to Petal by Thuss Farrell

I've long been a fan of Thuss + Farrell, an amazing husband and wife duo who design, style, photograph, and art direct. Their their newest book, Paper to Petal, is like eye candy full of the coolest projects showing how to make amazingly gorgeous flowers simply from paper. Here's a peek at some of my favorite projects from their new book which is now available for pre-order...


{Photos by Thuss + Farrell}

{hers & mine} with hedley & bennett... 8 Aug 2013

Oh Joy aprons by Hedley and Bennett | photo by Bonnie Tsang

Oh Joy aprons by Hedley and Bennett | photo by Bonnie Tsang

After our trip to the Hedley & Bennett studio, Ellen put together our custom aprons and came over to show us how to tie the ribbons around the front (to hold extra towels while you're cooking). Ellen and Ruby had a great time making some very fancy dishes in Ruby's little kitchen.

Oh Joy aprons by Hedley and Bennett | photo by Bonnie Tsang

Oh Joy aprons by Hedley and Bennett | photo by Bonnie Tsang

Ellen chose a Japanese denim for my apron because I'm currently obsessed with chambray right now, and this is like the apron version of my current favorite shirt. Since I wear so much pattern on a daily basis, we added just a touch of pattern as a nod to Ruby's striped apron.

Oh Joy aprons by Hedley and Bennett | photo by Bonnie Tsang

Ruby's striped apron is also made from Japanese denim, and Ellen topped off both of them with a muted red strap as a nod to the color ruby. ;) And the coolest part—Ellen is selling a limited batch of the Joy and Ruby apron styles (or as a set) she made for us over at Brika.

P.S. The team over at Brika (who support makers just like Ellen) and Madewell (one of my favorite clothing brands) are offering a special opportunity for one lucky person (and a guest!) to win a trip to Austin to meet a Brika maker, collaborate on an exclusive art print, get a Madewell shopping spree, and stay at an awesome hotel. Click here to check it out!

{Photos by Bonnie Tsang. Special thanks to Ellen Bennett. This post is in collaboration with Brika and Madewell. Ruby's outfit: top by Tea Collection (past season), leggings by My Moon. My outfit: Top by Madewell (past season).}

year-round summer... 1 Aug 2013

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I love Max Wanger's newest summer prints full of life, love, and the joy of this season. It's like having summer on your walls year-round. I mean, how awesome does this print look on a wall...

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And, it's so fun to see the ice cream photo from our "First Date" shoot with Max in his shop!

P.S. All prints in Max's shop are 15% off through August 31. Simply enter "splash" at checkout.

{Prints by Max Wanger. Photo in Bri's home by Laure Joliet.}

play with your food... 22 Jul 2013

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I love seeing the way that other people can look at things so differently than I normally would. Last week, I met Julie of Julie's Kitchen who makes these amazing food collages from items she's picked up at the local market. They are simple, beautiful, and have just that perfect touch of whimsy...

{Photos by Julie's Kitchen}

fields of color and pattern... 17 Jun 2013

Izutsu Hiroyuki

Izutsu Hiroyuki

Izutsu Hiroyuki

Izutsu Hiroyuki

I've been drawing lots of patterns lately for a project and always inspired by the color and patterns in photographs and paintings. So I'm currently loving the work of Izutsu Hiroyuki and his landscape paintings of the Japanese countryside. I'd love to live in a world that looks just like this...

beautiful maps... 6 Jun 2013

Masako Kubo
Masako Kubo
Masako Kubo

 

Masako Kubo

Masako Kubo

Even though I never use maps in real life (and heavily rely on my car's GPS to get around), I've been obsessed with maps lately and the different ways that they can be presented. I'm loving the work of illustrator Masako Kubo. The way she draws maps make me want to wander around whatever city or area she's capturing.

rx art... 12 Mar 2013

Rx Art

Rx Art

Rx Art

Rx Art

Rx Art

I love discovering organizations that are doing something really special and unique to improve the lives of others. The other day, my friend Beth told me about Rx Art, a non-profit dedicated to placing original fine art in hospitals and healthcare facilities. If you've ever stayed in a hospital (especially for an extended period of time), you know that any dose of color and life can make your time there that much better. So I'm a big fan of Rx Art's mission to improve otherwise sterile environments through contemporary art, promote healing, and inspire hope in patients, families and staff.

It could even inspire you to create a piece of art and donate it to your local hospital!

{Photos by Rx Art}

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