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abstract love...


...the colors and textures in Michelle Armas' new paintings send me into a real tizzy...so, so pretty... — Joy

your life illustrated...


Jordan Ferney and her husband Paul have opened up their Commission Project for a new batch of limited-edition custom paintings. Paul will paint a custom piece from a photo you provide. Perfect for the upcoming holiday, the image can be anything you want. Here's the painting they created for me from this photo I took last fall. So fun...I just love his loose, painterly style. See more details on the Commission Project right here! — Joy

{painting by Paul Ferney from a photo by Oh Joy}

pattern love...





...Mina Perhonen's fabric and textile patterns get me every time... — Joy

a striped shirt on your wall...


...striped shirt portraits by Mary Matson for Chance... — Joy

a floral alphabet...


...by Sasha Prood... — Joy

love these...


I'm almost finished with the wall of food-only art prints for our dining room and thinking that one of these beautiful and whimsical illustrations by Anek might make for the perfect finishing touch! Loving the mix of type and illustration... — Joy

hello, gorgeous...


...a seriously beautiful image in so many ways by Natalie J. Watts... — Joy

{via Fashion Gone Rogue}



Love this image from a recent engagement shoot photographed by Alison Conklin and styled by Styled Creative. What could be better than a message made out of pancake? And note the tiny stacked pancake ring...eek! — Joy

{photo by Alison Conklin}

lust list...


...colorful ensembles for every occasion...poolside, by day, and by night...

{captured by Elisabeth Toll for Hockney and Sandra Freij for Lula}

the prettiest easter eggs...

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While lunching with my neighbor Elisa a couple months ago, she told me about the colorful Easter eggs she whips up every year. So just in time for this weekend's festivities, I had to share these colorfully patterned eggs with you! The eggs in the bottom photo were dyed traditionally using Ukrainian dye and tools, including beeswax and candles, while the top image eggs were simply covered with chap stick and dipped in different colorful dyes. So fun! Thanks Elisa! — Joy

{photos by Teri Lyn Fisher, styling by Emily Henson}