Monday, July 30, 2012


Loving these graphics for the Yahoo advertising campaign for the coverage of London 2012 Olympiad by Charis Tsevis.
Such a creative spin on the athletes and their defining moments.
Go Team USA!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Thankful for Friday

Hey all!
This week has gone by in the blink of an eye!  I’ve been busy wrapping up my sample portfolio to apply for jobs and wrapping my head around the fact that I’ll be moving in just a matter of days!
I’m thankful this week for a call I received about a job in Boston that sounds really interesting!  If you didn’t already know, I have a passion for jewelry-making (check out my Etsy shop!), and this job is at a large jewelry company, drawing up their custom designs in CAD and 3D modeling them in Rhino; both of which I know very well!  It would be at a top secret facility because they mainly work with diamonds and precious metals….how cool would that be!?
Anyways, I’m thankful for the opportunity and hopefully next Friday I will be saying that I’m thankful for getting the job. 
Wish me luck!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Gorgeous, and So Creative!

Check out this awesome tape-art!  The artist is just so talented and witty with the placement of his sculptures.  Thought I would share.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Shower Sunday

This past weekend, I made a journey home to go to my friend Becca’s Bridal Shower!
She was sweet enough to make me one of her bridesmaids and I am so honored and excited to be part of her wedding festivities.  Of course, the first on the list was the shower!  We planned a ‘Fashionista’ themed shower, with everything being pink and black.  We had dresses and shoes everywhere and games; all in all it was a great time. 
Here are some pictures from the day:

Friday, July 20, 2012

Thankful for Friday

So, I think I’m going to start a new thing where every Friday, I say something I am thankful for that happened that week.  It will be a good way for me to share a little bit more about my life, and I think it will help me see the bright side of things-even when I feel like life isn’t going my way.
This week, I’m thankful for my new apartment.  [obviously] 
Hunting has been just sooo stressful, I am more than relieved to be able to cross that something off my list.  I still have a lot to get in place, but the fact that I won’t be homeless definitely makes me feel better about where my life is going.  :)
What about you guys?  

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Big News!

So, remember a while back when I alluded to some big changes??
Well, one of them has fallen into place so in a little more than a week, I will be moving to…..

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pendleton Wool Pillows

So, if you didn’t already know, I like to make jewelry in my spare time.  In an attempt to make it a lucrative hobby, I’ve created my own Etsy shop.  Now, I’m not the most ontop of it all the time (I tend to list things for a very long time and forget to update it) but stick with me!  I’m trying!
Anyways, I was recently befriended on Etsy by the lovely shop call Robin Cottage.  She sells vintage findings as well as these really awesome pillows, made out of upcycled Pendleton wool blankets.  I’ve picked out my favorites below—I just think they would all look so good together on a nice neutral sofa!

Monday, July 16, 2012

More Lighting Inspiration...

Hi friends!
Remember oh-so-long-ago when I wrote about this amazing chandelier?
Well, I’ve found another great lighting idea that looks like a pretty easy and low-cost DIY project:
So many turn of the century apartments (which I hope to live in) have been retro-fitted to meet fire code with exposed pipes to accommodate a modern sprinkler system, and more times than not, those exposed pipes are ugly.
I mean, UG-LY.
Covered in rust-slightly bowed in the middle-uneven gloopy paint-and commonly covered in mysterious smudge-ugly.
Y’all know what I’m talkin’ about.
I think this is an INGENIOUS way to turn those pipes into something useful and beautiful!  Slap a coat of fresh black or white paint on it, and wrap some electrical wire with one of those super trendy Edison bulbs on the end.  BAM.  Done.
Some bright red fabric covered wire like this would look so amazingly great in a mostly-neutral room!
Just an idea that I may or may not use in the future.  ;)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

For Future Reference

Things I would like in my future apartment:
1. Gallery wall of artwork. (Both my own and my friends’ over the years)
2. Awesome display of my glass bottle collection my mom has tried and failed at getting me to throw out.
3. A terrarium. Thrift store glass piece with Etsy air plants. (I know terrariums are so cool right now and fad-y but I love anything green in my home and always have. So HAH!)
4. THIS couch. (it used to come in that color-love it!)
5. A wall of chalkboard paint in the kitchen to keep track of recipes, grocery lists, and the sweet nothings my boyfriend will write to me. ;)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Photography, Friends!

Hi, all!  I know it has more than a long time since I have posted..there’s been a lot going on lately and I’ve been more stressed than inspired.  I thought it would be interesting to have an interview-type of thing happen with one of my friends, since I haven’t had time to do anything myself.  She just branched out into her own photography business and I think she is amazing!
Here are a few of her shots from her awesome website, and then below I've asked her some questions and she has provided me with her awesome, honest answers.