curated by colour

One of my new favs – Odessa May Society – was featured on Etsy showing us how appealing it can be to group inspirational images by colour. For more interesting info on Jennifer Prince, the creator and curator behind the eclectic blog, see interviews by Lark & Linen, here, and The Wee Lass, here.

Some of her curated mini-collections, or inspiration boards, are featured above. So pretty!

Happy Saturday xx

bernadette pascua: illustrator extraordinaire

Bernadette Pascua is a freelance illustrator based in New York City (living in Brooklyn) whose wonderful work can be found in W Magazine, British Vogue, Flare, and Harpers UK just to name a few. She has also done work for Stylecaster, Refinery 29, and Tiffany & Co.

I highly recommend checking out her blog Decade Diary“Decade experiments with the structure of posts and original content. The result is a presentation where splatters of watercolor and sketches appear to be drawn on the screen as if a real handmade book.”

More of Bernadette’s sketches can also be found on Flickr.

Enjoy ;)

xx

[ all images from bernadettepascua.com ]

working with a small space

In Rue Magazine’s January issue we Get Into the Works and explore a Seattle designers picture-perfect home & office. Brian Paquettes 220-square-foot Capitol Hill studio doubles as a live/work space where functionality was a reigning goal.

Tips & Hints…

a: storage IS and will ALWAYS be an issue

b: there is no substitute for cleanliness & organization when living in small home

c: so, purge what you don’t use

d: find dual purpose decor that works just as hard as you do

e: a large floor mirror leaning against the wall is a classic visual trick for making a space seem twice the size!

To read the full article in Rue Magazine click ME. To check out Brian Paquettes website click ME (he runs a full service decorating firm based in Seattle). And, last but not least, to follow Brian’s blog click ME.

xx

[ image from ruemagazine.com ]