Saturday, June 30, 2012

Project 365: Day 182

Project 365: Day 182

Cleaning the condo today and we found a number of the cat's toys. Here's one that we picked up at a tradeshow, when you bounce it on something hard, it lights up! A bit of an accidental picture, but I found it turned out pretty neat.

Alex Stoddard Photography

The photos by the young Alex Stoddard are just simply stunning. I stumbled upon these today and just could not help but stare at this thoughtful and surreal work that he produces. Simply amazing!

The one above is just made me pause - like the soul is trying to escape and leave to a place where something is calling. I simply love this image, and it makes me think of where my life is now and where I want to go.

via my modern met
and Alex Stoddard's flickr

London Flat

What a fantastically decorated flat in London, I love how it is well proportioned for the space and i just enough for all daily living. Lovely architectural details and these amazing windows make this an absolute gem.

via desire to inspire

Friday, June 29, 2012

Project 365: Day 181

Project 365: Day 181

Had a great time at the opening concerts for Canada Rocks this weekend. Got to hear Joel Plaskett and Hey Rosetta!

Unfortunately I had left my main cameras at home since it was rainy when I left the house, so all you get this is crappy cell phone picture (adding one more reason that I want an iPhone!).

Outlining Small Kitchens

What better way to emphasize a small kitchen and give it some real definition than a coat of paint. This is a great way to give it some personality, even in tiny spaces such as these!

via the Kitchn

Spanish Dancer

What a beautiful capture I stumbled upon. There is so much grace, flow and movement in this simple photo and that colour just makes it all the more dramatic!

via pinterest

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Project 365: Day 180

Project 365: Day 180

Finally got a haircut after 6 months, perhaps it will only be another 6 until my next one! Hooray to healthy, happy, shiny hair!

Light Shirtdress

Looking for the perfect little shirtdress to wear on my travels in the summer. Seems like the perfect summer staple, easy to wear and accessorize!

via pinterest

Backyard Entertaining

What a perfect and magical backyard for entertaining guests, I absolutely love the lights that hang off the tree! I can only hope that one day I might be able to have a small backyard in which I can do this during the summer.

via pinterest

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Project 365: Day 179

Project 365: Day 179

Manning a photo booth today and we had a Hawaiian theme, complete with grass skirts, coconut bras and an orange paper pineapple!

Braided Crown and White Summer Top

Great tutorial to get your hair off your face in a braided crown. Love the summery white top too, great for dressing down on the weekends or just add a pair of slacks for the office!

via A Cup of Jo

Grey Accent Wall

I love the unique wall and window construction here and how this grey really brings this alcove to live. I would love to have one of these in my study!

via Dallas Shaw Blog

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Project 365: Day 178

Project 365: Day 178

Ordered a reflector the other day and learning how to use it.

Business Card Inspiration

Looking up some inspiration for future business cards. Found a few great ones following the links!

via ohsobeautifulpaper and here

White and Coral

I love this combination for the summer. Still hunting for that perfect light white shirt.

via Tuula

Monday, June 25, 2012

Project 365: Day 177

Project 365: Day 177

Undoing what we just did at the gym for the win! Sushi tonight at Fuji's after the gym. Noticed that they had new plates!

Black & White Vespa

Still some days I dream of a place where I can safely go around and do my errands on a vespa!

via pinterest

Intricate Mask

I love the look of this mask, reminds me so much of when we were wandering the streets of Venice last  October as they had many of these and the intricate hand-painted ones!

via pinterest

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Project 365: Day 176

Project 365: Day 176

This was taken about 3:00am in the morning and the sun was starting to rise! Our summer nights are never really dark, more like a permanent twilight until the sun peaks over the horizon again.

Project 365: Day 175

Project 365: Day 175

Often our Saturdays start off with Tim Horton's before we hit the gym. A little backwards? Perhaps, but it sure gets you out of the house when you need to be!

Have Bag, Will Travel

Countdown is on! Portland in one week!

via pinterest

Striped Celina Dress

Great little Kate Spade dress, I love the full skirt and how she accessorized with the necklace!

via girlsack

Saturday, June 23, 2012

High Ceilings and Light

My idea of a perfect living room with lots of light and plenty of space to sprawl and read.

via Fantastic Frank

Machu Picchu, Peru

What an amazing shot. This place is also on my travel bucket list.

via pinterest

Friday, June 22, 2012

Project 365: Day 174

Project 365: Day 174

Another day, another scarf. However, today was warmer out and I was able to wear this lovely light polka dot scarf that I hadn't worn in a while.

15 Things Charles and Ray Eames Teach Us

  1. Keep good company
  2. Notice the ordinary
  3. Preserve the ephemeral
  4. Design not for the elite but for the masses
  5. Explain it to a child
  6. Get lost in the content
  7. Get to the heart of the matter
  8. Never tolerate “O.K. anything.”
  9. Remember your responsibility as a storyteller
  10. Zoom out
  11. Switch
  12. Prototype it
  13. Pun
  14. Make design your life… and life, your design.
  15. Leave something behind.

Keep Calm Gallery Posters

Some fun prints from Keep Calm Gallery that can liven up a room.

via Notes from Polly

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Project 365: Day 173

Project 365: Day 173

Even though it is officially the first day of summer, I still had to wear a scarf to work over my outfit! Scarves are an essential component to my wardrobe as I get cold easily in the office. This one is a simple, but very beautiful kelly green.

Simple Carryall

Perfect little carryall that you can take with you for your daily errands. Simple and functional.

via redtube

Polka Dot Lace

Oh so subtle and perfect, I love this dress! Such a great mesh of the polka dot and lace trend.

via girlsack

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Project 365: Day 172

Project 365: Day 172

Finally picked up my packages (4 in total today!). Just opened the packaging of The Hand of the Graphic Designer and I'm just in love with the colour of the book. Can't wait to start flipping through it!

Paper Art - The Little Mermaid

This is amazing paper art by Brittney Lee, who works for Walt Disney Animation Studios. I love how she perfectly captured the essence of the movie and the spirit of Ariel through this piece of art. 

Relaxed Walking Outfit

Not really quite grunge and mixes a bit of preppy touches. Perfect for walking about in a comfortable outfit, I really need a coat like that to balance out my wardrobe!

via pinterest

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Project 365: Day 171

Project 365: Day 171

How many Canada Post pick up notices do I get before I go? Apparently, all my parcels come separately on different days!

Cape Town

This place looks so lovely and I've heard so many stories about it. Perhaps I can go and visit one day!

via pinterest

White Feather Tattoo

Another for future inspiration as I do like the look of white ink. I just don't know how it will turn out on my asian skin.

via pinterest

Monday, June 18, 2012

Project 365: Day 170

Project 365: Day 170

Taking old quotes and sketching them out. Sometimes writing them out gives them more gravity.

Little Bird Fly

To the sky, on the far side of the ocean...

via glitter paint pony

Inspiring Studio Spaces

Great studio spaces involving lots of colour and bright personality. I miss having a separate space for my work... right now I'm relegated to the kitchen as there is limited table space!

via In Honor of Design

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Project 365: Day 169

Project 365: Day 169

Took advantage of a sale to start looking at vitamin supplements to my daily routine. Been feeling rather fatigued lately, so hoping that a little extra will help to boost my energy levels and overall health.

Trip Planning

Planning for our July trip...

via pinterest

Lazy Sundays

I think today will be like that of the Ms. Kim. Kicking up my feet and reading a good book.

via girlsack

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Project 365: Day 168

Project 365: Day 168

Found the kitty hiding in the closet again. No wonder my clothes are always so furry!

Floor to Sky Windows

I am just in love with these huge windows in what looks like an old barn. Stark, lots of contrast with the furniture and just so very open.

via Stitch + Tickle

Summer White Shorts

Cool and comfortable shorts and a statement necklace for the summer. Time to go out for a walk!

via pinterest

Friday, June 15, 2012

Project 365: Day 167

Project 365: Day 167

Eating at Earl's today after watching Prometheus in the theatre. Somehow there was a bit of a mix-up with how my order came out, and I ended up with 4 different plates where there really should have been one! Luckily there was room for it at the table, but there was so much food, the pan bread was a giant brick!

Bookstore Cats

I've actually seen many bookstores where there is a resident cat! Does seem rather peaceful and quiet, and they really just nest just about everywhere. I love the feel of the photo - flipping through some sheet music on a quiet sunny day with a cat just snoozing above.

via Instagram - yyykim

Structured Organic Spaces

There is something about this structured yet very organic and creative feeling space that I love. Just the little details and quirks here and there really make it feel lived in.

via Olof Jakobina

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Project 365: Day 166

Project 365: Day 166

Bridal shower at the office, with her colours of yellow and grey. I loved these little tissue ball poufs and while they are pre made from the dollar store, they would be so easy to make! I'm going to keep them in mind for decorations in the future!

Feltron Reports

This is really incredible to read through, just for the simple graphics that capture so many different elements of his life or of other information that he has in his possession. It makes you wonder what kind of stories you can tell if you only pay a little more attention to the daily workings of your life and put it down on paper! Worth a shot to try and do this one year, I wonder how it will turn out...?

by Nicholas Felton