Friday, December 30, 2011

Dancers Among Us

A fun project that I stumbled upon the other day. Some of the photos are fun, whimsical and thoughtful but more than anything the desire to perform is in their blood and infuses their lives on a daily basis!

Dancers Among Us

DIY Quotable Dinnerware

This seems like a fun project to undertake, to personalize your own dinnerware with your favourite quotes. Perhaps in the new year... these would make fantastic gifts as well!

via Brooklyn Limestone

The Home of Jessica Bennett

Mmm, I love the touches to the hallway and to the office, especially those old maps hanging on the wall. It's a nice blend of neutral and dark textures and colour. This blog is pretty fun to scan through too, lots of inspiration for home decor and what you might be able to do with your home!

via 6th Street Design School

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Best Friends on a Snowy Day

Love the mood of this photo, just peaceful with two friends in the snow.

via tinywhitedaisies

What are you doing New Year's Eve?

Oh, I do love some Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt =)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Holstee Manifesto

Words to live by and to remind ourselves of once in a while. I may have to get this print, as I do support the mindset that this company abides by, to design and curate with a conscience.


30 Day Photo Challenge: Gratitude

Not yet, but something to tag for later. I'm thinking of doing the photo a day for 2012, and it would be nice to pair it up with a couple of challenges, just to keep it interesting!

via Tina Gray

Fall-Winter Layers

Love the look of the this warm, rough and tumble outfit. Likely, I would lean towards jeans or black skinny pants though...

via keiko lynn

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hotel Kakslauttanen

Located in Finland, these igloo-like hotel rooms look really interesting and beautiful nestled in the landscape. I'd imagine with these glass dome ceilings, that if you were to be there when the aurora borealis lights up, it would be absolutely spectacular!

via Budget Travel

Etched Glass Storage Jars

Love how simple these are, and how easy it would be to make! I have been thinking about how to store my own baking stuff, as I really just leave them in the bags that they come in.

via Martha Stewart

Cozy Loft Living

Beautiful, cozy and warm. What a good use of the space!

via pinterest

Monday, December 26, 2011

Warm Brown Outfit

Simplicity and warmth. I do particularly love the oversized bag!

via Jeanetteangel

Painted Kitchens

Love the subtle colours of these two kitchens. The grey kitchen is my favourite out of the two, but that's because of that nice table that seats 8 and that wonderful, slightly imposing light fixture that frames the space. I would love to have a table like that, seat all of the family at once and be a big work area when needed!

via papernstitch

Sunday, December 25, 2011

La Fontaine Apartment

By Esrawe Studio. This apartment is a nice mix of aesthetics and multi-use spaces. I do love the open concept paired with lots of natural light and views to the outdoors. All the spaces just flow into one another, like they should.

via HomeDSGN

Silver Stacking Rings

Love the delicate details of these stackable rings, as well as the gorgeous blue stone. While I don't wear anything really beyond my wedding ring for practical reasons, this would be great for everyday wear and just a touch of femininity.

via pinterest

Peacock Colours

Beautiful colours, subtle but with flare.

via fimfoundations

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wintery Layers

Lovely way to layer and match the mood of winter colours. Not too practical for my climate, but could be adapted somewhat with tights or pants.

via pinterest

Friday, December 23, 2011

Warehouse Bedroom

Love the open feel of these soaring ceilings and the minimal approach to the bedroom. It would certainly get me to trim down my closet to the things I really do wear all the time!

via Image Spark

Stripes and Blazer

Just love the punchy nature of the stripes, and the perfectly accented accessories.

via Sparkling Glitter

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Book Loft

Love this idea for places with high ceilings. Build a place for your books, relax underneath. I could see myself following the sun around this couch one lazy Sunday...

via pinterest

Peacock Dress

Love the dramatic way the peacock features accent this dress. Great for a new year's eve party!

via pinterest

Craig Steely Architecture

It's inspiring to see architects take a challenge and make a sustainable, modern spin on how we live our spaces and how we bring those outside places into where we live. These are interesting and functional examples of his work.

via desire to inspire

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Photo a Day

Hmmm. An idea for 2012, to see what kind of progression I will have with my photo taking skills and quality as I delve into the world of digital SLRs. I think I may have to challenge myself in that way! I think it will be neat to look back on it after the year is done and see what I have accomplished...

via Urban Outfitters

The New Domestic Home

What a beautiful home of the people of The New Domestic that feels complete with personality. I love the little quirks that make it feel lived in and loved.

via Design Sponge

Polli Eco Decorations

How cute are these? Great for some home decorations or even as gift tags for the holidays.

via Design Sponge

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Semi-Enclosed Office

I love this idea of creating a space with semi-glass walls. Some flexibility built in and separation for some seriousness for work without compromising the light and the space.

Pretty tired today and slow on the motivation front, will continue the posting tomorrow.

via desire to inspire

Monday, December 19, 2011

Urban Cyclist

Just get on and ride...we all can be classy and mobile.

via Most ExeRent bRog

Library Inspirations

Stumbled upon these beautiful libraries... great places to make you pause, read and be inspired...

via Home-Designing

Full Moon Rising

Putting this kind of shot on my bucket list for photography... it would be unreal to stand there and watch the moon rising...

via pinterest

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Well Lived Attic Spaces

Just something about how well worn and cared for this space is. The pictures on the wall, the impeccable chair, and the mixing of textures and colours makes it very cozy.

via pinterest

Rear Windows

Inspiration for well thought out townhouses? I love these huge windows, they can set the stage for any beautiful room with lots of natural light.

via Most ExeRent bRog

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Winterizing Home

Love these pictures by Sharyn Cairns, reminds me of the short days of winter that are currently upon us. It's moody, well worn, practical and reflective. It reminds me that even of the cold days, we can sit and still work hard in the kitchen, creating things that will help us through the winter.

via desire to inspire

Winter Layers

Love the light layer of the blouse with the heavier, winter worthy wear of the blazer.

via pinterest

Friday, December 16, 2011

El Mueble - Spanish Design

These are beautiful, so expansive with their windows and ceilings and a great place for conversations! If only we could build with such windows in a cold climate like we have. Ah well, at least some of these elements could be translated into my home if I have the time this winter!

via Haus Design

Navy Stripes and Orange Clutch

I love the contrast of these two colours, pretty much my favourite two colours to paint with! A navy top would be great for layering in the winter too!

via pinterest

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Vintage Luggage

Love the styling of this, I could imagine this in my home as a side table for the bedroom or even in my office! It would be great for storing things that I don't use often - jewellery, scrapbooking stamps and materials, even for winter clothes!

Jessica Janae Photography via Style Me Pretty

Duffle Coat and Men-style Shoes

Liking the looks from ba&sh. This ensemble reminds me of something that I would like to wear, I would love to find a pair of those shoes!!

via ba&sh

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Swirling Sparkler Wedding Picture

This seems like an interesting idea to try... I haven't experimented with sparklers in photography too much, but this could be fun. Long exposure on a tripod, with the couple staying very still and someone run around them with a sparkler. I wonder what can be done to reduce the ghosting of the person running around though...

via pinterest

Fake Trees

Pretty amazing what you can make from polypropylene pipes and cable ties! It really does evoke a very whimsical forest. An instalment by Tom Price in Washington, D.C..

via Girl Obsessed

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Bird Tattoos

This and the ones following the link are interesting and inspirational for what I might want to do for a tattoo eventually. Though I love the high contrast black ink, I'm thinking in perhaps white ink just to make it more subtle, especially if I still work where I do. May have to try the idea posted in the link about temporary tattoos to get an idea for placement.

via Oh the lovely things

Casual and Warm Bicycle Friendly Layers

I really do love the look of all of this put together. I think in my case, I would have to go with a nice mid-tone grey sweater. Not really one to wear white myself, I think I only have 1 white button down in my whole closet! The shoes and the bag really seal the deal here for me!

via girlsack

Dining with Large Windows

Inspired by the large, dark framed windows. I could easily see myself working here for a few hours...

via Most ExeRent bRog

Monday, December 12, 2011

Lantern Festival, Honolulu

Remember those you loved, those that sacrificed for us to be here and make a wish for peace. Set your dreams afloat to the sea and let it be.

via pinterest