Monday, November 28, 2011

Look At This: Christmas Dioramas

I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving! Mine was really delicious and relaxing—everything you hope it will be! Did you all go out on Friday? Well, I did. And I don't want to talk about it really. It was a disaster. But, I got myself a super great electric toothbrush for a super great price so it was all worth it. Hmmmmm... Let's move on.
Dioramas are so magical aren't they? I kind of forgot how much I love them until I was spending way too much time on pinterest yesterday and ran across a handful of pins from a friend of mine. I'm inspired to make one of my own (or at least seek out a fun one on etsy). Do you have any?
Christmas Dioramas
Christmas Dioramas
images (from top left): winter scenes under domes (both) // tree under bell // japanese paper scene // octopus // house // reindeer

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pretty Party: Indian Summer

We've been having unseasonably warm weather lately. Well, that means it's been 60 (which isn't quite 16 degrees Celsius in case you don't deal with Fahrenheit) which isn't exactly a heat wave, but for the first part of November it seems pretty mild. Don't get ahead of yourself, I'm definitely not calling this an Indian Summer but it is lovely and enjoyable like an Indian Summer is. Which is why when I ran across this workshop featured on 100 Layer Cake I felt like it was timely. I suppose in all honestly I'd share this with you without any correlation to the weather. It's stunning. And I know you're going to feel a few things: awe + inspiration + jealousy. At least that's how I felt when I looked at it. Why can't I live in an awesome city that does awesome workshops where you not only learn to make fabulous floral arrangements but you get to eat cupcakes and wear flowers in your hair? Dang it. I'm outta here Illinois—I'm off to visit Amy Osaba (and her fantastic new work space) in Atlanta.
Indian Summer Event - Amy Osaba
Indian Summer Event - Amy Osaba
images from 100 layer cake (except the first graphic image which is from and designed by erica loesing)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Moving In: Stråhattfabriken

Oh you lovely Swedes — you sure know how to design for my heart. This apartment complex was once a factory and is now the most gorgeous space. Such light and openness. If you weren't so far away (and probably a zillion dollars more than I could afford) I'd be putting in an application immediately.
all images from the Oscar Properties website (check it out, there are lots of inspiring projects featured).
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