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Mood Board Challenge

Olive Jane by Eryn, see more Minted birth announcements

Olive Jane board by Eryn. See more Minted birth announcements

I found that Minted was having a Birth Announcement Challenge and figured I should definitely participate. Because HELLO, I live for this stuff. psst, when I embedded the code above the mood board became all smushed. Below is what it is supposed to look like :)

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I of course used Olive and her personality and her super cute nursery as my inspiration as I was putting this together. Olive owns the mermaid print, slumbers every night in her white jenny lind crib, and is all aristocraty in her Silver Cross Pram.

For rules and to enter yourself go here!

March 22, 2013 at 6:18 pm 1 comment

Anybody in need of any Art Direction?

Well you’re in luck because as of last week I became the Art Director at my company. Kind of a huge deal in my books and I’m really stoked about the promotion!

This means busier than ever days at work, to do lists that I never actually get all the way through, and tons more responsibility. All in all, it’s a good change!

Anywho, you can send congratulatory fruit baskets to Eryn Chandler, 12 Art Director Way. So enough about me and onto more about me…

I was talking with a fellow graphic designer just the other day about our favorite letter forms. Since college mine has been the lower case ‘g.’ Mainly because there are oh so many opportunities for rad design with this letter form. So many things to do…neon signs just being one of them:

I’ll take that sign, Eames rocker, and pillow thankyouverymuch.

And remember when I said how much I needed a Moroccan pouffe? Well I found another delightful one via the 184935839 design blogs I follow. Behold…

I spy a cute lil pouffe in the lower right hand corner.

Hope you all have a splendiful weekend. Ciao!

September 17, 2010 at 7:46 am 5 comments

Plaid Masterpiece

Had to re-post this adorable little ottoman I came across on Design*Sponge.

There has been so much inspiration from the 50s and 60s lately. I blame Mad Men, the fabulous AMC tv show that I can’t get enough of. Even if the premise of the show was boring I’d still probably tune in every now and then to get a quick fix of the mid-century aesthetic that oozes in every frame. However, the show rocks and I’m completely absorbed each and every episode. Peggy is my fav, you?

I got a little something inspired by the 60s last week. It arrived from overstock.com within four days (not bad for only having to pay $1 in shipping) and is currently being tailored. You’ll have to standby to see it…I get to pick it up this coming Saturday!

August 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm Leave a comment

I need a Pouffe!

If you asked me yesterday what a Moroccan leather Pouffe was I’d probably give you a twisted look.

However, if you showed me one, I’d be all, “Oh yeah, I’ve been seeing those all over my favorite design blogs and I kind of want one.”

Fast forward to today…I kind of NEED one. Only, they’re pretty expensive…a little more than I’d care to pay for any type of pouffe really.

In any case, it’s now on the list of “Things I want.” I will budget accordingly…

August 12, 2010 at 11:55 am 2 comments

Something I need.

I dream of one day owning a craftsman bungalow with beautiful crown molding, original wood floors, and a stained glass window or two.

The above picture is the exact representation of the architectural/design elements that I’d totally adore in a sitting/living room. All that is missing of course is the stained glass.

I picture myself in said house with the perfect modern/contemporary furniture and home accessories. Let me tell you, the place looks great…in my head.

Homes like this in Austin will cost me an arm and a leg. Perhaps I’ll be ready for that sacrifice one day. I mean, just look at that nook of awesome!!!

July 8, 2010 at 12:42 pm 5 comments

thanks Great Grandma

A few months ago my mom and I sat on her bed sorting through some of her vintage family jewelry. I’ve seen it all before but it’s always fun to re-look at things (i.e. pictures, jewelry, cards, etc…)

This time I came across a bow pin that I either hadn’t seen before or did but didn’t pay much attention the first time. I’ve had a recent affinity with bows recently and immediately was drawn to the piece that was given to my mom when her grandmother passed away years ago.

Since I don’t wear pins I decided then and there that I would have it transformed into a necklace.

I picked up the finished product on my lunch break today. oo la la.

June 1, 2010 at 10:35 am Leave a comment

Because I needed it.

I’m not ashamed to admit that The Food Network is my all time favorite network. HGTV, Bravo, and The Travel Channel are really high up there, but alas, they lack in comparison…for me at least.

I have favorites on this network…obviously. Giada De Laurentiis, Ina Garten, and Ace of Cakes.

But of the three, Giada is my food TV personality soul mate. I want her home with its amazing vistas of the Pacific, mature agaves, modern architecture, and her many cooking accessories.

The above is an accessory I’ve seen her eggs housed in several times…so naturally I needed it. The item has been on my list of things I want/need for awhile now and I was able to cross it off this past Saturday.

Thanks to Anthropologie I now have a ceramic egg tray in Robins Egg Blue. Wayyy better than Giada’s white one.

May 5, 2010 at 10:10 am 3 comments

a few of my favorite things…

I’ve had a habit for a really long while now.

I peruse the internet, see something I like, quick, take a screen shot of that liked something, and then leave it to clutter my desktop for weeks to come. Then eventually I’ll begin to organize these aesthetically pleasing somethings into ambiguously named folders, i.e. “i like” or “april inspiration.”

I have a lot of these somethings floating around at the moment. So I thought I’d share some with you. Their whereabouts come from the multitude of design/cooking blogs I scour on a daily basis.

that sofa and painting sing sweet nothings to me

have I mentioned how much I adore owls and bud vases? no?

it’s that time of year again where images of succulent gardens start popping up everywhere. I unfortunately don’t have anymore indoor space for anymore succulents. We’re busting at the seams I tell ya!

love the colors and handmade whimsy in this living area

crazy about the yellow and taupe linens as well as the fresh flowers and mid century bedside table. This is from the bedroom of one of my favorite bloggers, besides being hilarious she’s got great taste!

NOM, definitely saved the best for last. If I don’t make these soon my mind may explode.

April 14, 2010 at 2:58 pm 2 comments

26 and Bow

Yesterday (April 6) I turned 26. I really like the even numbered years. Call me crazy.

I celebrated by taking the day off work, eating Indian food, and watching foreign films. Alex got me this sweet bow necklace from bluhour’s etsy shop. I love it a little too much!

April 7, 2010 at 2:26 pm 3 comments

Accessory Fun

I’ve acquired some new pieces of flair that help add some quirk to my current wardrobe.

Before studying abroad in Italy in ’04 I bought a cute, trendy pair of frames from Target. They’ve been oh so good to me these frames. Six years and counting and they’re still going strong. I even think they still look really good on, not at all outdated. But I figured it was time to get a new pair, I just needed some change in the eye department. And since I recently signed up for eye insurance at work AND made the switch from hard to soft contact lenses it only seemed fitting to update this area of eye care as well.

Voila, meet my new pair of hot frames. They’re by Nicole Miller and I had a lot of help from Mike (a flamboyant man I’d heard tales about) picking them out! On the outside they’re dark brown with hibiscus flower patterns and on the inside they have lime green horizontal stripes. So fun, LOVE THEM!

And now meet my new headband, I made it myself which makes me love it even more. I was inspired by these and have high hopes and even the necessary supplies to create one of the bow variety. This one was inspired simply by walking through the bead aisle in JoAnn Fabrics and coming across some luscious turquoise and silver beads. So I bought them, some thick black felt, and a plain headband. Once home I cut out a circle of felt, applied the beads via hot glue, then glued the beaded felt circle to the side of the band, and DONE. I’m really happy with it and I think we’ll have a long and happy life together.

next on the craft list: finish my study abroad photo album from ’04, I KNOW!

March 19, 2010 at 12:06 am 4 comments

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