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Mar02

These rockstar reinvention posters are so minimalist and inspiring I’m having a twinge of nostalgia for art school. Swissted is an ongoing project by graphic designer Mike Joyce, owner of stereotype design in NYC. Using his influence of music, form and typography, he has reinvented some of the classics.

"Mike Joyce" posters "graphic design" typography "rock bands"

"Mike Joyce" posters "graphic design" typography "rock bands"

"Mike Joyce" posters "graphic design" typography "rock bands"

"Mike Joyce" posters "graphic design" typography "rock bands"

"Mike Joyce" posters "graphic design" typography "rock bands"

Posted by on March 2nd, 2012 at 6:26 PM | Comments (0)
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Feb29

Today I wanted to introduce you to a couple of my personal favs from Etsy (via SF Girl By Bay). Michelle Jacobson and Lola Donoghue’s paintings feel like contemporary renditions of a faded past. I love how they capture the look and feel of wallpaper, but are contained in a small area that doesn’t require me spending hours of labor installing.

artist painting space interior wall

Lola Donoghue
"lola donoghue" artist painting

"lola donoghue" artist painting

Michelle Jacobson
"Michelle Jacobson" artist etsy painting

"Michelle Jacobson" artist etsy painting

Posted by on February 29th, 2012 at 3:09 PM | Comments (0)
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Feb20

Wow. Every time I look at these pieces, I’m in wonder. It’s so cool to see the works of artists like Rashad Alakbarov or Kumi Yamashita. These artists have found beauty in light and shadow. They take found materials and transform them into human forms or a city by throwing light on them at just the right angle.

Kumi Yamashita
"Kumi Yamashita" "light paintings" shadow maternity
Akari 2009 || Tokyo Japan || wood, light and shadow

"Kumi Yamashita" "light paintings" shadow
City View 2003 || Osaka Japan || aluminum, light and shadow

"Kumi Yamashita" "light paintings" shadow

Rashad Alakbarov
"Rashad Alakbarov" "light paintings" shadow
transparent color plastic shapes

"Rashad Alakbarov" "light paintings" shadow

Posted by on February 20th, 2012 at 5:57 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)
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Jan30

It used to be that I could paint anything white and it would fit my décor. My sister used to make fun of me for my tiny obsession. For any of you who watch the show Portlandlia, my obsession reminds me of the hilarious skit, “We put birds on things”. I’d find an old picture frame that didn’t quite fit in my room, so I’d paint it white; a cool vintage statue of an owl, I’d paint it white!

Now I’m obsessed with gold. I love the level of sophistication it can add to any setting, but paired with the right color, and only using a hint of it, it can still be playful and fun. So, this goes out to you, Susie (my sis). You’ll no longer here me talk about white! You can also see this post on Brooklyn Bride where I guest blog from time to time.

Gold Portlandia Anthropologie "Gold Foil" paint DIY

Tablescape on The Decorista | gold flatware from West Elm | Confetti System Streamers | Foil Stamped Invitations featured on The Sweetest Occasion | gold painted chair from Anthropologie | artwork of Martin Pfeifle | Streamers from Martha Stewart | wallpaper by Verde | DIY star drink sticks | gold painted branches at Martha Stewart | gold installation by Carmody Groarke

Posted by on January 30th, 2012 at 6:46 PM | Comments (1)
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Jan23

At LS we pull inspiration for our events from anything and everything, especially art. Martin Pfeifle’s commentary on space and color translate very easily into an event setting, if you look hard enough. I love the colored paper hanging from the ceiling as a potential backdrop or partition. And, I’m a big fan of this pink spacial field turning into a table with one huge hit of color.

"Martin Pfeifle" Yellow Backdrop

"Martin Pfeifle" Pink

"Martin Pfeifle" Pink Field

"Martin Pfeifle" Gold Cardboard

"Martin Pfeifle" gold cardboard

Posted by on January 23rd, 2012 at 4:23 PM | Comments (0)
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Jan06

How beautiful and delicate is this hanging garden inspired installation created by Swiss artists Gerda Steiner + Jörg Lenzlinger? The exhibition was created for the 50th Venice Biennial in 2003. What I love most about it is that the viewer becomes part of the piece as if in an Alice in Wonderland movie. What a lovely idea.

"gerda steiner + jörg lenzlinger" "falling garden"

"gerda steiner + jörg lenzlinger" "falling garden"

"gerda steiner + jörg lenzlinger" "falling garden"

"gerda steiner + jörg lenzlinger" "falling garden"

Posted by on January 6th, 2012 at 5:47 AM | Comments (0)
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Dec12

I’m totally loving textile artist Amanda McCavour Spirograph-like disks of yarn. She weaves these pieces of yarn onto a water-soluble fabric that melts away and leaves a bowl like shell form. Accumulation is an installation at Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel Cafe. These disks of beautifully threaded flowers cascade down the wall and inspire my own imagination to come up with new ways to decorate.

"Amanda McCavour"

Posted by on December 12th, 2011 at 8:48 PM | Comments (0)
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Dec09

I came across this awesome typographic video yesterday. Doyle Partners, a design firm in New York, created these incredible typographic installations at KIPP Infinity, a charter school in Harlem, and Riverdale, a private school in the Bronx. The New York Times commissioned these installations for the recent article, “What if the Secret to Success is Failure?” I love how each of the set of letterforms create these graphic installation pieces that students interact with in different ways, while also subliminally getting a dose of positivity and realism.

In The Gym from Doyle Partners on Vimeo.

"Graphic Design" "Doyle Partners" "Info Graphics" Harlem

"Graphic Design" "Doyle Partners" "Info Graphics" Harlem

"Graphic Design" "Doyle Partners" "Info Graphics" Harlem

"Graphic Design" "Doyle Partners" "Info Graphics" Harlem

"Graphic Design" "Doyle Partners" "Info Graphics" Harlem

Posted by on December 9th, 2011 at 6:38 AM | Comments (1)
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Dec05

I love the holidays! More opportunities to host and break out my special cocktail menus and party dresses. I am so inspired by this Kate Spade shoot. What a great way to reinvent the holidays. Can’t afford a tree? Draw one. Want a new holiday idea? Go crazy with the glitter! How cute and delicate.

I ask you, is it too late to whip up a holiday extravaganza with only three weeks to spare? I hope not, because I’m on board to make this happen!

"Kate Spade" Holiday Inspiration

"Kate Spade" Holiday Inspiration

"Kate Spade" Holiday Inspiration

"Kate Spade" Holiday Inspiration

"Kate Spade" Holiday Inspiration

Photography: Alison Conklin / Styling: Styled Creative / Cakes and Cupcakes: Brown Betty Desserts / Paper Materials: Two Paperdolls

read on to hear more about the shoot from the Kate Spade team!

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Posted by on December 5th, 2011 at 8:03 PM | Comments (0)