Monday, February 28, 2011

weekend review

Good morning and happy Monday! New York is pretty dreary and wet today, but I'm hoping that will change by tomorrow! I am getting really excited for spring; aren't you? I can't wait any longer ahh!

So this weekend I was able to spend a lot of time doing things I rarely have time to do. Here are a couple pictures sent from my crappy phone.

I'm also really excited because in a week or so I will be getting an iPhone like the rest of the world! Then my mobile pics will definitely be up to par with the rest of the blogging world. In the meantime... don't hate me too much :)

I was able to spend all day Sunday working on this painting. Here's a little progress pic.
I'm struggling so much with painting {and anything art-related} these days...
I hope I can complete it enough to a point where I can look at it without cringing...

Also this week I got to spend some quality time with the bro.
We can now bond over sharing music... it's really nice!

My fortune cookie told me to buy lotto if the cookie was still in one piece. Ironically I pulled the fortune out without breaking the cookie, but the cookie was already a little broken, so I decided to buy lotto {I didn't win.} It was my first time buying real lotto though... a few years late :-/

Carli kept me company while I was painting. She looks so fierce here. I love her little white whiskers :)


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

{inspiring spaces} dottie angel

Hello there! I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend! It's been a while since I've been on here, but today I was able to find some time to show a few pictures of a beautiful space.

You may {or may not} know that I am very excited about my upcoming adventure... moving out of my parents house and into my own apartment!!! I definitely have some ideas for how I want my place to look, but I am constantly finding new ideas and styles that I absolutely love.

I came across these gorgeous photos of British artist Tif aka Dottie Angel's inspiring space she calls her home {via her Flickr}

I am so inspired by the way Tif has created a beautiful home while incorporating her art and passions for crafts and antiques to make such a beautiful space! Enjoy :)

all photos via Dottie Angel's flickr


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

valentine's day

Happy belated Valentine's day lovely readers!

I hope you all had a great day filled with lots of love... and other romantic things too ;)

My friend Matt and I went out for a nice dinner to celebrate the day. He even got me flowers, but I forgot them at his apartment :( 

Today he sent me a picture of them... I still think they're really pretty even if they're a bit dilapidated.

Matt's a photographer so you should check out his website!!!

I have a strange fascination with dying flowers. 


Friday, February 11, 2011

pretty things {for valentines day}

Happy Friday! Instead of the usual "pretty things friday," I decided I would put together a little treasury of pretty things for the upcoming Valentine's Day.

I'm not a huge fan of cheesy over-the-top romance, but I think every girl loves a pretty little gift on the special day.

Here are my favorites that I wouldn't mind getting :) All images and gifts via Etsy! Enjoy <3

A pretty locket

A pretty adorable message in a bottle
miniature rhino

The prettiest birdie ring
miss bird

Pretty cute card

Pretty love bird necklace

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

{inspired by} amy borrell

I am really loving these beautiful prints by Melbourne artist Amy Borrell. Her delicate style and pastel colors really put me in the mood for spring! I also really love her hand lettering!

Check out her blog and shop!


Monday, February 7, 2011

{inspired by} emma block

Hi there! I hope everyone had a great weekend...  I had a relatively quiet one consisting of lots of catching up on my Netflix (finally watched Lolita! ...actually I almost finished it, it's really long!!) and I worked on a new banner for my blog! Do you like it? I really love it, it feels so "me," and I'm hoping to make some matching buttons and such!

Moving on... today I'm totally inspired by Emma Block, a young illustrator studying at Middlesex University. I love the collage feel of her works, and the colors and patterns just make me so happy! I think I have a ton of "girl-crushes" on her illustrations :)

Be sure to check out her Etsy shop for some pretty goodies!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

{inspired by} iviva olenick

I came across the Brooklyn native, embroidery artist Iviva Olenick while searching around 3rd Ward's classes and found her blog, Were I So Besotted.

I'm a big fan of embroidery {if you couldn't tell} and I'm really inspired by Iviva's pieces because they are so personal yet relatable. I hope you enjoy!

all images via Were I So Besotted


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

{inspired by} jeanloup sieff

This morning I'm inspired by French fashion photographer Jeanloup Sieff, who is famous for his themes of dancers and nudes in his work. He has also photographed many celebrities, including my new-found fashion inspiration, Jane Birkin.

Here are some of my favorites... I really love the simplicity along with the subtle textures and patterns!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

february mixtape volume 6

Happy February! I can't believe how fast the months are going...  At least it means that we are only that much closer to spring, although it feels like this snow is never ending.

I've created a new mixtape to get you all through the rest of the winter. I hope it cheers you up! Click the image to download the whole mixtape, or the links below to get the individual songs... Enjoy :)

Click image to download!

1. Belle and Sebastian- Write About Love
2. Decemberists- This Is Why We Fight
3. Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues
4. Lykke Li- I Follow Rivers
5. Reading Rainbow- Prism Eyes
6. Real Estate- Fake Blues
7. Spectre Folk- The Blackest Medicine
8. Sufjan Stevens- I Want To Be Well
9. The New Pornographers- Crash Years
10. Two Door Cinema Club- What You Know
11. Warpaint- Warpaint