INSTA-DISCOVERIES NO. 14

April 21, 2014


I told you I have Mexico on the mind – I can’t stop day-dreaming about margaritas, bright colors, hammocks, oh my… Let the count down begin – 3 months…. 3 months until lots-o-lounging and a much needed break + How great is that cactus bag?? Bravo Amelie!

01 Eva Kolenko – Bay Area photographer & friend :)
02 Ascot & Hart – Get your shop on!
03 Jen Gotch – Founder & Creative Director of ban.do <3
04 Amelie Mancini – Printing, sewing, & wood-working


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Insta-Discoveries No. 13

April 03, 2014


Eat it up – they rock!!
See more here :)

01. Happy Mundane – Art Director & Blogger
02. Brooks Sterling – Designer, Photographer, and Marketing Expert
03. Brookandlyn – Creative studio of Mimi Jung and Brian Hurewitz
04. Emily Katz – Purveyor of Dreams as Reality :)

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INSTA-DISCOVERIES NO. 12

February 25, 2014


Spent the morning diving into other people’s accounts that truly inspire me! I thought I’d share a few of them :) I love realizing how different all of our lives are from day to day – down to what we put into our bodies to how we recharge in the evenings + It inspires me to question how I do things and if change would be good?

01. Taylor Hoff – A San Fran based Visual Merchandiser at Apple, Inc.
02. Mija – A Munich based Art Director & Blogger
03. Bettan Belen – A Stockholm based Yoga Instructor & Stylist
04. Hannahmas – Ever heard of The General Store ?

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Love Dart

February 23, 2014


Every once in a while my jaw drops when I find a product that I truly connect with. These bags by Sonia Scarr of Love-Dart?? It 100% happened – my jaw was on the floor!! Like the majority of the stuff I discover, I was perusing Instagram when her Banjo Bag caught my eye. The color of the leather, the simplicity, the shape – Ugh!! The same thing goes for basically everything in her shop.


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Flipping Through +

February 09, 2014


We’ve been in desperate need of water around these parts ( can you say scary drought? ) so the crazy rain we’ve been getting was welcomed with open arms ( minus the leak in our ceiling that we’re now having to deal with ). All of this too say that I was happily stuck inside my apartment the entire weekend, looking through my huge stack of accumulated magazines and books that I’ve been neglecting. I thought I would share some favorite pages! Enjoy.

+ Human Being, Issue 3
+ This Is Paper, Inaugural Issue

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MOODY | NO. 04

January 27, 2014


It’s been a very long time since my last Real-Life Mood-board huh? You’ve seen snippets here & there of my huge one that’s up in the studio right? It’s basically a compilation of everything I have ever gathered & saved! I’m pretty proud of it, I must say. It’s becoming quite a beast.

My studio mate, Bri Scarff, decided to start one of her own ( because the wall is HUGE )!! I’ve really enjoyed seeing what she adds to it each day. I feel like we have very similar visual taste but at the same time, they are so different! We’re hoping that they will eventually meet in the middle and mesh into one big monster of a mood-board. I decided to snap some photos to show you what’s been going up! Enjoy.



Don’t get me wrong, I love Pinterest. But there is something special about the process of finding a scrap of paper with a fabulous pattern on it or tearing a page out of a new magazine… you save it, treasure it, display it! You keep it for as long as you find it inspiring. You always remember where you 1st spotted it and what drew you to it. You have so much more of an experience when you interact with the piece of “inspiration” – as opposed to clicking “pin” online and boom, you’re done. Challenge yourself to do some real life pinning. It feels good :)


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Eye Candy

January 15, 2014


Found some goodies over here, at Print.pm! New sources of inspiration are always exciting – the kind that you truly connect with and can’t stop sifting through. This guy is in love with tangible design & blogs about it daily. I wish I worked on more print based projects… I’ve been thinking about creating a “graphic design” bucket list of sorts. Ya know: I want to design this, this, and this before I die ( or retire ) type thing. I’ll share once it comes together. Right now I have: a book cover & a movie title sequence!


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INSTA-DISCOVERIES NO. 11

December 30, 2013


Happy Monday!
I thought I would kick it off with some new insta-favs!

Note: I worked all day today and it was great – but part of me feels like half the world is still on holiday break… relaxing & celebrating. Whatever your schedule is looking like, it’s almost the New Year and that means we get one more night of fun, right?? Bubba and I plan to eat LOTS of sushi and then keep it low key. It’s the first time in a long while that I don’t have some big party to go to or a sparkly outfit to put on. It’s gunna be great :)

01. Wide Eyed Legless – A stylist, designer and curator living in Minneapolis MN
02. Dani Anelisse – Graphic Designer & Photographer based in Mexico
03. Irene Kim – An Oakland transplant, judicious bricoleur, overall celebrator
04. Oh So Pretty – A blogger & lover of white!

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The Wes Anderson Collection

December 17, 2013


I recently received this book as a very very very early christmas gift. The giver was so excited about the find, that he couldn’t contain himself, he had to hand it over. Understandably so! It’s called The Wes Anderson Collection and it’s the first in-depth overview of Anderson’s filmography, guiding you through his life and career. I have to say, it’s about damn time! There are unpublished photos, artwork, and ephemera that any Wes-admirer would be ecstatic to see.

“The interview and images are woven together in a meticulously designed book that captures the spirit of his films: melancholy and playful, wise and childish—and thoroughly original.” -Abrams Books

The size of the book is magnificent. It’s huge, a whopping 10″ x 12″!! You’re able to dive into the photos as if you were there – and when those photos happen to be of Wes in India or of him buddying up with Owen Wilson between shots, it’s pretty fun. I also love how the author expands the book into a series of video essays. He walks you through each individual film and all the gory details. Make sure to not overlook them, as they supplement the book experience very well.


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INSTA-DISCOVERIES NO. 10

November 18, 2013


Happy Monday! Did you guys have a good weekend? I did enough home-improvement to last me a lifetime. My momma is coming to visit this weekend so I was getting our guest room up and running. I installed new curtains, bought new bedding, & gave it a good deep clean! It’s so much work making a room look decent :) …sigh – cheers to a new week!

p.s. Enjoy these insta-finds!
As always, they rock.

01. Marsha Golemac- A talented stylist based in Australia
02. Lemon Glass – Lots of trees and blue skies – her feed is so soothing.
03. Cannelle Vanille – For food lovers!
04. Brooke Holm – A photographer who works with insanely talented stylist!

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