August 29, 2011

sugar paper

Here's my video fix for the week, and it incorporates all that I love about letterpress! It is an introductory video for Sugar Paper in Los Angeles. I love the sweeping shots of the piles of paper and envelopes, the spinning flywheel of a press, and the bright red spread of ink near the end. Artistry and love is truly in the details.

August 10, 2011

secrets from a stylist

I've been totally obsessed with HGTV Emily Henderson's blog as of late, I enjoy her quirky writing style and lovely resource lists for all the rooms she designs for her show Secrets From a Stylist. She is seriously talented and actually gives useful tips for styling our own rooms at home. And her unstuffy delivery is refreshingly un-HGTV!

It has been a great jump starter for me to rethink how I decorate and what choices I can make for our own home. Here's to starting small! So far this is what is on my list:
  • Choose and purchase art for the dining room wall (I talked about that here)
  • Find simple and classic lighting for our dining area
  • Find a child-friendly storage ottoman to replace our wrought iron and wood coffee table UPDATE: We just scored ourselves a new cream tufted ottoman today! Yes!
  • Find new drapery in a lighter color (currently we have wine colored velvet curtains)
So far I've been trolling good ol' Craiglist every single day just waiting for the right listings to come up (I have a few search terms that I always employ), and I do believe that good things come to those who wait ... and by the end of the summer I'm aiming to complete this decor to-do list! I only have a few weeks to go, so here's to getting myself going! Yay!

weekday adventures

Although I sometimes miss the community of working at a company, I love going on adventures with my little girl during the weekdays. Our home is sandwiched between two downtown areas and it's lovely to walk and explore the hidden gems that are right outside our door. We even discovered a small organic farm in our city and bought purple basil and apricots to bring home!

Spending time with my little love is the absolute best.

image via mike's table