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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I fell in love with the latest illustrations http://www.izakzenou.com from Henri Bendel - they are using these limited edition images in some over sized bags, products and their stationery.  I love stationery!  I think it is so sophisticated and elegant to send and receive a piece of beautiful correspondence. It's all in the details!!!!
This image in particular is of great inspiration... it touches all of my favorite elements, gorgeous pink high heels, over sized sunglasses, a piece of one of my favorite modern furniture pieces- Eames Egg chair, and a girl doing her research (blogging perhaps?) on her laptop... Oh yeah! this made me smile today... enjoy!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Every shoe crazy girl's dream...

Today I find inspiration in this gorgeous storage solution from Ballard Designs- I love this way of displaying a girls most priced posession.  Shoes!  It's all about taking something that makes you happy and elevating it to the next level- making it extra special and enjoyable.  The shoes don't even have to be expensive but you feel luxurious and pampered as you display your collection.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011






When it comes to birthday parties, I find inspiration from everyday images and also from fancy stationery websites.  Then I try to recreate my own interpretation with simple word processing programs and adobe acrobat.  Sure you can use photo shop and illustrator or even publisher but you can also use a simple program such as word and free clip art to create invites, save the date notices and calendars - I was playing around yesterday and did this one for my daughter's upcoming b-day... Did I mention we are thinking Candy Shop Theme...?  Granted it's in a few months from now but I love thinking ahead - Yes! think color color color, clear apothecary containers filled with colorful candy and a flowing chocolate fountain and colorful parisian-macaroons  ...all these in the works.  I will test the Martha Stewart recipe I found on her website and post my progress and final product.  And of course as the months get closer the update on the progress of the party preparations and outcome.

Friday, September 2, 2011

marthastewart.com I have been eyeing these beautiful paper pom poms for a while now, and can't wait to use them at the next girly party I plan - perhaps my daughter's candy shop theme 11th birthday party?  I think they provide a beautiful backdrop for pictures.  I initially got inspired by a picture a friend posted on FB it was a baby's christening.  It is a chandelier made up of colorful topiary balls with draping crystal beads and butterflies... the pictures came out beautiful and once again, I've filed the images on my memory bank for future use.  I will probably end up combining varying sizes and add the crystal beads and butterflies as well, of course in my own interpretation... until that day comes, these pictures will be here to remind me and keep me inspired hope they make you smile too!