Wednesday, June 30, 2010

an animated {sherwin-williams} color palette


Through my daily blog roll I was reminded of one of the most creative commercials I've seen in some time, via the OrangeBeautiful Scoop. I had seen these colorful commercials throughout last week, and every single time they made me smile, but I really had to pay close attention to see every little detail. This is one of the four print ads which will be run in Architectural Digest, among other magazines.


This is one of the commercials airing right now. Doesn't it make you smile with joy when seeing all the vibrant colors, and imagining they're all paint chips? You can catch the other commercial here, even the music fills you with glee.


These are a couple more of the print ads created by talented paper sculptor Matthew Sporzynski, of Real Simple magazine fame.


You can view more colorful images on Sherwin-Williams' Facebook Album.

{ Images Via :: Sherwin-Williams on Facebook }

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

the colorfulness of jonathan adler


I've been a fan of Jonathan Adler for some years now. I'm such an admirer of his bold color and pattern choices as well as his quirky pottery creations. These are a few place-settings I put together for my dream dinner table.


Isn't this orange and gold mod dot porcelain setting gorgeous?! The floral table linen is a great contrast both in color and and pattern and would make for an interesting table.


I'm loving this blue and platinum Greek key motif china set, very modern but classic at the same time. Perfectly accented with the contrasting orange hued table linen.

{ Images Via :: Jonathan Adler }

Monday, June 28, 2010

a {jazzy} summer day


Hello all, and welcome to a new week. It's a gray, gloomy June day in San Diego and I'm feeling in a Jazzy summer mood. These are some of the tunes I'm listening to.


Always love a good Chet Baker tune...and this is my all-time favorite!


{ Image Via :: nnm.ru }

Friday, June 25, 2010

happy weekend + a {dream} parisian flat

I've got Paris on the brain again (when don't I?!) after this great view I spotted via Prêt à Voyager. This is a visual + sparkle of my dream Parisian apartment to remember that it's always a flight away.


Isn't that bathroom a dream?! Imagine soaking in the bathtub with a view of the city at night. Have a great weekend and I'll see you on Monday.

{ Images Via :: Haven in Paris :: Haven in Paris :: Haven in Paris :: Haven in Paris :: Flickr }

Thursday, June 24, 2010

a lot of lotta

I found these great illustrations by Finnish designer Lotta Nieminen.


I love the grainy texture and the colors.


Some have interesting patterns and compositions.


I could so see this framed...maybe hung next to my Sweet Bird.


This interesting composition of a woman...


along with this one of a man would be perfect to hang on the outside of bathroom doors as markers.


This one is just sweet, and interesting at the same time. Make sure to check out Lotta's website for more great illustrations. She's also a graphic designer.

{ Images Via :: Pekka :: Lotta Nieminen }

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

some color in the kitchen


I was feeling like a little color in the {dream} kitchen. I'm loving these great colorful kitchen must-haves I came across via Hostess with the Mostess. One of each please!!

{ Images Via :: Hostess with the Mostess :: Vintage Magnetic Kitchen Timer :: Salad Server Set :: Delight Lunch Napkins :: Lemon Squeezer :: Le Creuset® Stoneware Petite Au Gratins }

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

we can change the world


So much to say, yet I can't find the words. This video is a great reminder that while we pass through hard times, it's still possible to change the world. May it inspire you, as it did me, to always keep fighting for what you want and remember that anything is possible.


{ Video Found Via :: Sapling Press }

Monday, June 21, 2010

it's station{e}ry


As a STATIONERY designer it has always been a pet-peeve of mine seeing the word misspelled, even on other stationer's sites and blogs!! I've seen a few creative ways of people trying to state the difference between 'stationery' with and 'e' and 'stationary' with an 'a', but this is by far my favorite. Found via Oh So Beautiful Paper, this would be a great addition to my tote collection, and I would be doing a great service to the Stationery world as I carry it around...so it merits the spending! :)

{ Image Via :: Sapling Press on Etsy }

Friday, June 18, 2010

happy weekend


It's Friday again...wow! I leave you this week with this sweet, flowery illustration (via FFFFound). Feeling somewhat under the weather so I want to rest up for my weekend trip to Disneyland tomorrow!!!! Have a great weekend and I'll see you back here on Monday.

{ Image Via :: FFFFound }

Thursday, June 17, 2010

and we're on to the {minted} finals

Hi Everyone, I promise I won't be giving you a play by play on the rundown for the first Minted Challenge I enter, but I'm so excited to say that two of my designs have advanced to the finals...Yay!!!



Thanks to all who voted to keep me in the running. Now, you can go back and vote...again. :) This time it's for the winning! Just click on the images above.

These are a few of my favorite designs from some of the other great Minted Designers.




{ Images Via :: LizzyB Loves :: Minted }

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

to the zoo we go


Today will be a fun-filled day at the Zoo with my little niece Alexis, her Mama (my sister), and my Mom. So to celebrate this mid-week outing I searched high and low for the cutest animal illustrations. Here are a few of my findings.




{ Images Via :: wallcoo.net :: Jade Frolics :: Sketched Out :: A Journey Round My Skull }

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

some unique jewelry

You know me, lover of all things jewelry, sometimes traditional and always unique. Well, today I bring you some new finds from Trevor Oneil via ShareSomeCandy. Aren't the coolest?!






One of each, please.

{ Images Via :: Trevor Oneil on Etsy }

Monday, June 14, 2010

a little extra...pink visual + sparkle


I'm back to my old ways at the San Diego Wedding Insider creating these gorgeous Wedding Visual Boards. This week we were inspired by the rosy pink sophistication of delicious cupcakes and soothing cocktails. Check out the listing of wonderful photographers who shot these beauties at the San Diego Wedding Insider site.

{ Image Via :: San Diego Wedding Insider }

some mid-june inspiration

Hi there, I've missed you. Sorry, with the excitement of Friday's World Cup inauguration I totally forgot to wish you a happy weekend. But well, here I am today ready to start a new week, almost.

We're almost at the 'hump' of the year, rolling down the hill in a way, and with this June Gloom in San Diego I need some mid year inspiration. What better way to pep my day up than with this sweet Ballad to June by Italian and French musicians Chiara Mastroianni & Benjamin Biolay. Take a listen and enjoy your day.


See you tomorrow.

{ Video Via :: YouTube }

Thursday, June 10, 2010

give me some more mint{ed}


Boy, this challenge sure ran long, but the deadline truly crept up on me. Today is the last day for submissions and these are a few more that I uploaded. I'm very non-traditional and like things modern, so I kept with the block text on this one while still using semi-traditional colors (because they asked for it).


This is my favorite of them all...Framed Sweetness. I based it on a Baby Announcement I just created because I liked it so much (I'll show you that later; it's a surprise.).


Actually, this is my favorite, too. I like the non-traditional holiday colors and the blurred lights effect...it gives it a snowy feel. And that couple...so sweet!

I'll keep you posted on when the voting starts.

{ Images Via :: LizzyB Loves }

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

five star hotel, five star design

I've never been to London, but would like to visit some day. And finding the gorgeous accoutrements you receive as guests of the fancy Claridge's London hotel only makes want to visit more.


Isn't this black and white egg gorgeous?! And that jade-colored box makes it pop even more.


The black, white, jade, and gold (which you don't see much in these images) colors are the brands chosen color palette, which truly adds to the sophistication of the products. I'm really liking these b/w ribbons.


How cool would it be to receive these chevron-ed pencils with jade erasers?...I certainly wouldn't mind!


This is a great image showcasing the chevron pattern on the pencils, just one of the many items with the b/w motif.


Now these are the coolest! I'm really liking the simple, yet elegant, black and white designs with jade added just as a dash of color. I'd like these postcards for my collection.

Make sure to visit the Creative Review blog as well as the Claridge’s Mayfair Hotel website for more beautiful imagery.

{ Images Via :: Lovely Package :: Creative Review }

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

busy, busy bookworm


This is so me today. Not that I'm head deep in books, but I am in lots of web work and coding...oh, how fun!!

I just loved this illustration when a came across it on Geek, c'est Chic. That's exactly what it is: Chic Geek.

See you back here tomorrow. Enjoy your busy days and be glad that you have them! :)

{ Image Via :: Geek, c'est Chich }

Monday, June 7, 2010

a fine pair...arrived

Hello...welcome to a new week. Hope it's a great one.

A few months ago I shared with you some of my favorite glasses from Warby Parker, a great online resource for prescription glasses at a low price. Well, Gabe was in the need for some new ones and he went directly to the Warby Parker site to order them...they arrived last week.


When I opened the shipping box and feasted my eyes on the actual Warby packaging I was in love. The outer container was a dark charcoal, linen-textured box.


As I opened the tight-fitting, charcoal box I saw a velvety, bone-colored case in which the eye glasses were contained. So smooth...


Then, I took out the case and opened it just to see the bright, turquoise, velvet interior...a beautiful color palette.


These are just some of the little details: Warby Parker inscribed on the inside of the glasses.


The WP initials inside the case.


And this soft, gray cleaning cloth also inscribed with the WP initials. I loved all the little details of this package.

{ Images Via :: LizzyB Loves }

Friday, June 4, 2010

happy weekend + jewelry lovelies

It's the weekend again!! Looking forward to spending some time with family during the little breaks I take from working so much. To take my mind off the long to-do list for the next couple of days, I day dream of these jeweled lovelies I'll be able to buy when I'm done (and get paid!!).


Have yourself a great weekend. See you back on Monday, now with more Minted Holiday designs to review...for sure this time.

{ Images Via :: Shop The Look :: Shop The Look :: Shop The Look :: Shop The Look }

Thursday, June 3, 2010

an artful wedding


I haven't posted anything Wedding-related in a while (besides this cute invite I shared with you last week), but I came across the most gorgeous Wedding Photographs via The Wedding Chicks yesterday and I just had to share the images that I couldn't get off my mind. This one above of the lovely couple sharing a delicious piece of cake immediately drew me in due to the beautiful forest-green patterned wallpaper. You absolutely have to see it enlarged to appreciate it.


The bright yellow peel of lemons make them my favorite fruit, and that's what instantly captured my eye when I scrolled through this image. I love the way the rings are placed so gently atop such a simple setting.


This is what made me keep looking at this Houston Wedding...I love the creative signage the couple created for various stations throughout their event. Visit The Wedding Chicks to view more of their designs.

Now, this image below made me fall in love with the photographer...so non-traditional and artful. Just scroll slowly and be surprised.


I LOVE it! Who could imagine this would be a Wedding Portrait?!

{ Images Via :: Table 4 Weddings :: The Wedding Chicks }
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