Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

a new ipad app!

i came across THIS on flickr, and instantly fell in love...and then when i saw it was made on an ipad i FLIPPED!
I asked the artist, Luciano Lozano, what app was used, and he led me to Brushes and suggested i check out David Hockney's ipad art. I highly suggest a google, it's really inspiring.
I can't wait to try more! This is one of my first attempts playing around with it!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

the perfect storm...

not gonna lie, this stormy weekend was kinda amazing here. we got extremely lucky, i know a ton of east coasters are dealing with some pretty rough stuff, and my heart goes out to them! but up here, on the good ol' upper west side we are all safe and sound...have spent the weekend indoors in the company of some of my favorite people and again, a la the lovely bleubird vintage, some bits and pieces...

these bits and pieces are of the past 2 days...but i should note that we did not take the storm lightly! we had flashlights and water and a stocked fridge...our friends were evacuated due to a water side apt, and it turns out houseguest chris is an incredible cook. and houseguest liz was scultping away a custom cake topper. tristan and i have loved this weekend! and big big thanks for the well wishes over twitter, etc!

Friday, August 26, 2011

bits & pieces

i fell in love with THIS post over on bluebird vintage, one of my favorite blogs! so in love, that i decided to give it a go myself...thank you miss james for the inspiration!
and so here are some bits & pieces of my day....

i should probably note here that by day i am an accessory designer, hence the wealth of pantone fans. the tween magazine is prominent on my because tween happens to be my specialty (bieber fever)! the cuckoo clocks have been gifted to me by an amazing mentor because of a book i am working on and the flowers in the top picture are paper, made by my friend sara.
this was a fun post to do, thanks again james! i'd love to see others who've done it do, so if you have please post links :-)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Quirky Thursday!

a little quirk a day keeps boring away :-)

this is so gross but so funny...found HERE!

origami sticky notes.... i think i kinda need these. found HERE!

POSTCARDENS...this is awesome! found HERE...

brilliant bib for the budding artist...found HERE:

and...ummmm...whoa. found HERE:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

gettin' crafty....macrame style

i came across THIS post and became totally obsessed with the little owl. I'm a huge fan of any art involving string and knot tying, and have never actually tried macrame.
Danielle's blog led me to THIS etsy store which is incredible.
this one is my favorite!

and after some etsy searching i came across these....



i think it's safe to say there is a new hobby starting in my near future!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


i'm now on bloglovin'! you can follow me HERE!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

i hope your weekend was filled with....

really cool street art (taken in williamsburg, brooklyn)...

pretty bottles...some in windows, some hanging from ceilings...

and photos that capture surprise reflections!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Friendship Headband!

I started out wanting to make a scarf, but then realized it was so thin! So I decided on a belt...then got antsy, and now have made it a headband!
Loop your yarn around something so that you can pull and it won't give. I used a chair and it worked really well.
I used Trendsetter brand Filosophy yarn found HERE.
Start knotting as if you would a normal friendship bracelet. There are loads of free friendship bracelet tutorials if you google. Youtube videos, too!
(please excuse the slightly grainy and off-colored look of these few photos...i didn't realize how bad the lighting was!!!)

Continue till your desired length and then braid the base. The braided base is what you will tie to the loop to make a headband!
(PS my friend Sara made the amazing flowers in this photo...they're paper! But that's for another post!)

and voila! a friendship headband!

If you make one be sure to share links, I'd love to see!!!