01. Emilie Ristevski – an Australian based designer who loves pastel colors
02. Shini Park – A london based graphic designer & fashion blogger
03. Trish Papadakos – a beautiful maker of things!
04. Tekla Evelina Severin – A Stockholm based Interior Architect
I can’t help but share the wealth.
You can see the first round here.
01. Frankie Zmetra of Shop Lawrence - She loves vintage & it shows!
02. Hannah Ferrara of Another Feather – She was recently a Lovely Lady, remember?
03. Jimmy Marble – His instagram is a lovely mess of color.
04. Molly Steele – She has a beautiful & active sense of adventure!
Ending my weekend with some color – greens & peaches!
You can find all the images here.
I wanted to share a few people that recently caught my eye on Instagram. It’s so easy ( …at least it is for me ) to be content with everyone I am currently following and forget to look for new ones — or — to stay on top of the people I already know and take the time to seek them out!! Every once in a while I sit down with the intention of finding new, fresh, inspiring people ( and un-following those who I have grown tied of, ha ). I usually do this by hitting up the people I am 100% in love with and peeking into who they follow. Nine times out of 10, I find a handful of awesome newbies. It’s such a cool feeling discovering new worlds that you were unaware of. Who are your new favorites? Share the wealth!!
This week it is: 01. Stephanie Somebody | 02. House of Habit | 03. Amy Merrick | 04 . Oh Lady Cakes
Have you guys heard about this site, Type Fight? Two designers are asked to create the same letter & pin them against each other in the “typographic ring to battle it out for best looking character!” It is really interesting to see which one is the crowd pleaser. They are always so completely different in style so it’s hard to choose a favorite. I wish I had more experience creating letterforms!!
This shoot makes my brain so happy yet simultaneously hurt a little bit, ha. Marais did a great job at creating incredibly busy & bright images that still feel balanced and composed. Well done!! Also, check out their playful video that makes you want to run around through piles of food with flowers?? -or- eat piles of yummy bread & butter!? -or- wear lots of bright colors in celebration that Spring is coming…
I have to say that everything on this weeks board is seriously killing it.
It’s exciting to think about how much designing is going on in the world!!
Have you guys picked up any nice printed pieces lately?
The board includes:
A bright hand painted card from Jenny Pennywood | Jessica Comingore’s new floral business cards | A beautiful note from PresshausLA | A floral broach from the Alameda Flea Market here in the bay | A Quince & Co. tag from some recent yarn I purchased | Skull illustration by Jen Oaks | Tags & patterns from Baba Souk | A note from Jimmy Marble | A hello postcard and biz card from Frances May | Business cards from Dove Vivi & Studio on Fire | and more…
Per your request, I took a bunch of pictures of Makeshift Society today! It was incredibly easy to snap these because the space is filled with light and has plenty of great things to gaze upon. As of right now, I am only working here one day week. You can buy different levels of memberships so I went with the smallest one to test it out first. The test drive has successfully dragged me out of my home office and into foggy San Francisco. Before I made it to my computer, I had an awesome walk through Hayes Valley ( my legs needed a good stretch ), some Blue Bottle Coffee, and did a little bit of window shopping ( oops ).
Now Now, before I leave you to these pretty pictures, I wanted to chat a bit about what I think makes a working space superb! Keep in mind, I am a freelancer so my thoughts are based on the lifestyle that my job provides and requires. I’d love to hear about what’s important to you guys!?
01. Lighting –
Lighting is important to me for a couple reasons ( …and when I say lighting, I mean natural light coming in from big pretty windows ). Most importantly, it keeps your internal clock in check and your sanity in place. No one wants to be in a closed off room without a clue of what’s going on outside. It’s too easy to get sucked into your computer and not take a single break – I find that if the sun is shining into my space, I am more prone to stop and enjoy it. Breaks people! Take breaks. Also, it is a better set up for photos. I am about to reshoot my portfolio and will need a room FILLED with light. No matter what you’re photographing ( design projects, instagram, blog posts ), lots of natural light will only enhance those photos for the better.
02. Kitchen / Food –
This definitely goes back to taking breaks. Yes, they are crucial but I also get very anxious when I find myself wasting time during the day. A long & leisurely lunch break will definitely cause some stress ( contradicting? yes! but I can’t help it ) Don’t get me wrong, I’ll totally take a long lunch break now & then but NOT everyday. So it’s important that I have quick access to a kitchen or that I am close to a few good take-out places ( preferably in walking distance ).
03. People –
If I am in my own head for too long – I go nuts. I need to converse with fellow creatives – even if that is only for a few minutes here and there. A small amount of company is better than no company at all, eh!?? Having people around can mean a regular crew that you work with everyday or an always-changing group of randoms that keep you on your toes. Either way – it’s necessary and healthy to have this kind of company.
04. Inspiration –
If you’re going to be spending tons of time in a space, it needs to leave you feeling inspired – from overal decor to small details. This can be hard because not only are you having to invest money in renting the space but now you have to decorate it!?? I am not in a financial place right now to completely dive into something like this so I have to get creative. Whatever you end up doing, it will ultimately set the tone for your work so take it seriously but still have fun with it. Duh.
Here are my two favorite nooks in Makeshift. Above is the conference room ( the door is in between those bookshelves ) that is built out of untreated wood – leaving a nice raw feeling. This tiny wooden room provides a round table type scenario that is great for meetings and phone calls that require a bit of privacy. Below is a window seat complete with patterned pillows, blankets, and great people watching via the street!!
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p.s. This is the most I have written for a blog post, ever. What do you think? Too much? Should I go back to my one-liners!? ha. No No but seriously, I hope you enjoyed my ramblings.