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May07

I was driving past Mignonne in Berkeley a few weeks ago and these brightly decorated windows caught my eye. How fun. Mignonne is always coming up with inspiring fun ideas for the windows. All of these windows are done with tape and streamers (with the exception of the painted furniture) by Rebekah Carey McNal of A&B Creative. What a great way to attract attention to passers-by and encourage customers who love a fun, edgy vibe to pop on in. It reminds me of LA-based Megan Geckler‘s work who we’ve featured here before.


If Mignonne sounds familiar, we’ve mentioned this store before as a partner in crime with our Sunday Brunch and Tilt Wedding Fair.

Mignonne, windows, fluorescent, tape

Mignonne, windows, fluorescent, tape

Mignonne, windows, fluorescent, tape

Mignonne, windows, fluorescent, tape

Posted by on May 7th, 2012 at 5:42 PM | Comments (1)
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May04

I stumbled across the work of Charles Clary via Share Some Candy this past week. His colorful paper sculptures remind me of curving land formations. It’s almost as if I’m looking onto a 3D topographical map. The pieces are so fun and playful.

"Charles Clary" color sculpture paper
Flameobic Opulation detail, acrylic, hand-cut paper on panel

"Charles Clary" color sculpture paper
Radimafungle Gestation

"Charles Clary" color sculpture paper
Flambiotic Pandemic, acrylic, hand-cut paper on panel

His most recent exhibit is about to close at View Arts in Old Forge, New York (if you happen to be passing through). On exhibit from March 10 – May 6, 2012

Posted by on May 4th, 2012 at 4:16 PM | Comments (0)
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Apr30

Match sculptures are becoming all the rage. The artists featured below incorporate using different colored and burned matches to create texture and intrigue in their sculptures. Hot!

Pei-san Ng
"Pei-san Ng", matches, typography, love, art

"Pei-san Ng", matches, typography, art

Claire Fontaine
Claire Fontaine matches art

David Mach
"David Mach", matches, color, faces, art

Posted by on April 30th, 2012 at 6:20 PM | Comments (0)
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Apr27

This exhibit is so deeply moving. The emotional impact of art sometimes touches you deeper than you can imagine. I think this project has touched me because it had such purpose and history behind it that I am effected in a more visceral way than is typical. Back in 2003, the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, at the time going through the process of closing down, decided to initiate an exhibit to honor and memorialize the history of hope and sadness that had passed through its walls, Bloom. Found via the Colossal blog. Read on to hear excerpts from an interview with the artist and visitors.

bloom "mental hospital" flowers exhibit colossal

Artist Anna Schuleit was commissioned to do a public art installation celebrating the life and healing that took place at this institution. Once an inviting facility and place of healing it had turned into an empty, drab and lonely place. During an interview Anna said that she was struck with the lack of presence of life and color. The concept was to fill the halls and rooms of this empty building with life again, by installing nearly 28,000 potted flowers in the space of MMHC. It was a large undertaking, but worth the time and effort.

bloom "mental hospital" flowers exhibit colossal "Anna Schuleit"

bloom "mental hospital" flowers exhibit colossal "Anna Schuleit"

bloom "mental hospital" flowers exhibit colossal "Anna Schuleit"

In an interview with Anna (via Colossal) she was asked how visitors who came reacted to the installation. I think some of these responses capture the intensity that this exhibit had.

“I walked through Bloom with a close friend of mine who has spent a great deal of time inside similar hospitals. He was close to tears and repeated said he felt the desire to jump into the flowers, sum bold for the freedom and the celebration of his own growth and healing. We recognized that Bloom brought beauty and wonder to what has always been an inherently taboo subject matter.”

“‘Never worry alone’ was a Dr. Tom Gutheil classic line, but because of the lack of social support, too many patients who came here had to worry alone. Anna saw these corridors as places to be filled with growth. For all the patients who never received flowers, these flowers are for you.”

“My therapist’s office was in the basement and the floor is covered in grass. Grass does not bloom but it cushions and it is in the right place. It is the foundation, it softens everything. Conceptually it is brilliant.”

“My mother told me, 36 years ago, “Hang on. They’ll find a cure.” I was suffering alone until I came to MMHC. And today… oh so grateful… beyond any words, so grateful. Lives and sufferings have been redeemed here, and today we celebrate and honor, all of us, in this place, for better or for worse. Today, we flourish. The list of what we cannot do grows shorter and shorter. We become comfortable in a world of three dimensions; we gladly surrender the fourth, fifth, and sixth.”

You can read the full interview here: Colossal

Posted by on April 27th, 2012 at 12:00 AM | Comments (0)
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Apr09

Every event needs a great marketing strategy. Invitations set the tone for your guests and if printed, make your event all the more personalized in a world of online invitations and mass emails. I ran across this really cool wedding invitation via Beast Pieces, designed by Scott Peiffer. The letterpress is an added bonus on these beautifully designed pieces. I am digging the color palette and fun moments of whimsy (flamingo pattern, oh yeah!)

wedding invitations letterpress

wedding invitations letterpress "Beast Pieces"

wedding invitations letterpress "Beast Pieces"

wedding invitations letterpress "Beast Pieces"

Posted by on April 9th, 2012 at 11:02 PM | Comments (0)
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Mar28

This was a post I recently did as a guest blogger for Brooklyn Bride. Yes, that’s right, I’m recycling! All of it is super relevant to what we at LS bring to the table as designers and event stylists. The color of the month: Mint! Mint has made it’s way back from hibernation (and the 80′s), with a big bang! The color combinations can be both soft and dramatic depending on the combination… you pick and choose!

"Color Inspiration" Mint weddings decor "Pearl River" "Andy Curlowe"

Confetti Systems for The Cream (formally Hitched) | gold painted chair from Anthropologie | Tim Walker photography | Table | Cold Forest by Andy Curlowe // Photo by Paul Sobota | Marypat Pastry Shop designed by Wallnut Studio | String Curtains by Pearl River | unknown awesome design

Posted by on March 28th, 2012 at 4:51 PM | Comments (0)
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Mar19

Color Coding

Categories: Art, Artists, Color

Dutch artist Anouk Kruithof has added a whole new dimension to color coding your books. This beautiful display has transformed books into a great wall of literature.

"Anouk Kruithof" books colors installation art

"Anouk Kruithof" books colors installation art

Posted by on March 19th, 2012 at 3:32 PM | Comments (0)
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Mar16

As Local Social prepares to design the Art Murmur Fundraiser, we’ve been finding some great decor inspiration. The event name is Flourish. So as you can imagine, we started conjuring up images of florals and embellishments. We came across this decor design for Karl Lagerfeld’s breathtakingly beautiful all-white collection for Chanel. The whole experience is inspiring, from the white lazer cut tablecloths, to the oversized Alice in Wonderland like floral garlands of roses and camellias adorning the columns and backdrops, to the headdresses on the models themselves. All perfect inspiration for a wedding and seems very doable (with a lot of help from friends with scissors!)

Chanel "Karl Lagerfeld" paper "laser cut" "paper flowers"

Chanel "Karl Lagerfeld" paper "laser cut" "paper flowers"

There were about 7000 handmade paper flowers which took a total of 4800 hours to make! 4000 m2 of white paper was used.

Chanel "Karl Lagerfeld" paper "laser cut" "paper flowers"

Chanel "Karl Lagerfeld" paper "laser cut" "paper flowers"

Paper backdrop

This decor was due to the Chanel workers, under the direction of Stephane Lubrina

Posted by on March 16th, 2012 at 5:08 PM | Comments (0)
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Mar12

This is pretty impressive. During the 2012, Ghent Light Festival Ghent, this cathedral was covered with 55,000 LED lights in celebration of the long standing tradition formed by the De Cagna family in the 1930′s. The light festival includes over 30 other displays in Ghent this year. This must look so beautiful from space!

"Ghent Light Festival" Ghent Belgium LED

P.S. You can rest assured that the global impact of all those lights is taken into consideration! Ever since the De Cagna family switched to LED lights, this immense work of art with 55,000 LED lights consumes only 20Kwatt per hour of electricity while still bringing in amazing loads of enjoyment for less of the global impact!

"Ghent Light Festival" Ghent Belgium LED

"Ghent Light Festival" Ghent Belgium LED

Posted by on March 12th, 2012 at 5:45 PM | Comments (0)
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Feb06

I’m in love with this Paris studio’s wallpapers. Minakani launched their walldecor line 2 years ago and offer custom size and exclusive motifs printed onto high quality non-woven paper. The beautiful and simple overlays of color and delicate yet whimsical style are are refreshing take on room design. I can’t wait to buy some for my bedroom! These designs can inspire any event theme from kids parties to a glamorous cocktail night.

Minakani Peacocks wallpaper textiles Paris

Minakani Peacocks wallpaper textiles Paris

Minakani Clouds wallpaper textiles Paris

Minakani Clouds wallpaper textiles Paris

Posted by on February 6th, 2012 at 5:24 PM | Comments (0)