Thursday, June 30, 2011

Another great florist, Poppies and Posies.
Good thing for me they are located on the east coast.
Though I welcome the challenge.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Locally Grown Weddings: 5 Questions for Chef Stephanie

Locally Grown Weddings: 5 Questions for Chef Stephanie: "Stuffed cremini mushrooms with truffled white beans 1. How did you become a Chef? I have worked in restaurants since I was a teenager,..."

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Nice cake

Though I don't know what these cakes taste like, they look amazing. Check out more of Lael's amazing work {here}

Friday, June 24, 2011


I have already fallen off the wagon of doing my assignment. Next week I will be better, so here it is:

Nothing is the same
When we give names to things, we often assume that everything that goes by that name is alike.

Take something in nature-two dandelions-and look at them for five minutes, listing how they are different from each other. Take two leaves from the same tree and do the same thing. Take two peas from the same pod and do the same thing. Nothing is the same. No thing is the same. Everything is itself one of a kind.

Do this for a week, then look back at these pairs of things again and make a new list. You will find more differences because you have been exercising your powers of observation.

Genius is looking at thing in an unhabitual way.

Work in the area where you are unsure, in places you've not been before.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Installation Art

An artist and visionary with paper and space as her muse.
Something that could be translated in our own personal worlds.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Locally Grown Weddings: Farm to Table with Chef Stephanie

Locally Grown Weddings: Farm to Table with Chef Stephanie: "Last week, I had the opportunity to collaborate with a local farmer and present a true farm to table dining experience at the Algarden Cafe ..."

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Paxton Gate and Flowers?!

Aside from being a super cool store with plants and curiosities Paxton's Gates does landscape design, interior design and now flowers for events. Like I have said before, even though they are competition, it is great to see the interesting work that they are doing and share it. A little competition is always healthy! 

Great stuff!

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Vegetative Nervous System
museum kunst palast Düsseldorf, since 2006

Gerda Steiner and Jorge Lenzlinger have some amazing art. One of the things that is amazing about it is not only its visual form but the thought process behind it. They use fertilizer to create some of the organic qualities of their sculptures.

Friday, June 17, 2011

The GQ Wedding Primer Starring Darren Criss Wear It Now:

The GQ Wedding Primer Starring Darren Criss Wear It Now:

For all you guys! Check out this great guide to looking super stylish as a guest or the groom.

Last Assignment

So, I skipped a week since I was out of town.
The last assignment was to draw a tree looking at the structure and the shadows on the leaves and such. Here is my final result. I do have to say I didn't pick the best tree but the most interesting thing about this tree was the pattern that was on the trunk.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sheila Hicks

A renowned fiber artist who makes incredible art. Check out her site {here}

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I am not afraid of competition but rather like to see what my peers are doing and to see that they are successful. So this brings me to Domestic Construction. They are doing what on the East Coast what I would love to develop my business to be here on the West Coast.

It is a combination of art installations and styling for commercial, residential and event projects. These girls are creative and I like what they are doing. I think a trip to NYC may be in order.

Check out there work {here}

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wedding Donuts!

Check this out! Carpe Donuts in Chancellorsville. They have a cart that you can use for wouldn't that be a treat with a nice cup of Blue Bottle coffee?!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Ric Heitzman is another interesting artist who is doing many things such as voices for movies. However, I am drawn to some of his most recent work, a series of illustrations of palms. They are simple yet complex and great inspiration for some wedding decor...don't you think?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

After my own heart

Matteo Ilasco is a company started by Meg Mateo Ilasco. With a background in many things including architecture makes me like her and relate to her all the more. Her works is stunning and ranges from illustrations, books to art direction. What got me on to her is the new magazine that she is part of, Anthology...which is super cool, thinking of getting a subscription.

One other thing that she does is the sample sale Modern Economy, which I will be sure to attend the next time it is happening.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Locally Grown Weddings: Not Just Wedding Cakes...

Locally Grown Weddings: Not Just Wedding Cakes...: "When it comes to wedding desserts, the first thing that typically comes to mind is the traditional wedding cake, with its many tiers and sm..."

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tracy Kendall

Encountering creative people and their works of genius is so thrilling. Today is Tracy Kendall who makes wall coverings. However these aren't your typical wall coverings and for me they get my creative juices flowing. I can see any of these being perfect to adorn a wall for a party or wedding.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Nicolette Camille

Nicolette is a talented designer and her flowers are simply beautiful. 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Recycled Light Fixtures by Design Sponge

An old post from Design Sponge but new to me. An innovative way to use "junk" for beauty. 
So smart. 
See the whole post {here}

Friday, June 3, 2011

Learning by Heart - Assignment:Trees and Shadows

Well, I was supposed to do this in conjunction with last weeks assignment. However I wasn't reading ahead, so I will just do it this week.

The assignment:
Look at a tree and it's shape. Look at the part the leaves play in making the shape you see and look at the part the trunk and branches play in making the structure you see. Look for patterns made where the foliage is dense or light. Look for dark and light and other color changes that come about on the leaves.

Look at a tree for one hour in the week. Write every specific thing you see about that tree. Make a list of other things that you think are related in structure to a tree. 

If anyone is following these with me, send me your drawing and I will post it. See you next week.

Learning by Heart (Art on Friday) - Assignment: Shadows

To continue from last Friday, I half way completed my assignment doing three days out of seven. I just kept forgetting but when I did sit down it was fun and let my creativity wander.

To recap the assignment was to look at shadows and write down what you saw for a week. Here is what I came up with.