Inspiration

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Sep04

Yayoi Kusama‘s had some fun coming up with this installation, Obliteration Room! What a brilliant piece of public art it turned out to be. Part of The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art was set up as a room painted completely white. Over the course of two weeks, children were given thousands of colored stickers and set loose on the gallery space. The result is only what you could imagine, pure delight and caus turned into art.

Yayoi Kusama, "Obliteration Room", kids, stickers, installation art

Yayoi Kusama, "Obliteration Room", kids, stickers, installation art

Yayoi Kusama, "Obliteration Room", kids, stickers, installation art

Yayoi Kusama, "Obliteration Room", kids, stickers, installation art

Photos // Mark Sherwood

Posted by on September 4th, 2012 at 5:21 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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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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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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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)
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Nov28

This is long overdue, but we’re finally posting about the alternative wedding event we were a part of in September: Tilt. This was the first Tilt event, catering toward the alternative bride and groom. We were so excited when Swarm Gallery (the hosting venue of the event) asked us to style and participate in it. What a fantastic venue for brides and grooms to take in the overwhelming job of searching for cool/alternative wedding knowledge.

Check out a video of Tilt by Oakland North as well as more info below on the styling of the event.

Tilt Wedding "Wedding Events" "Bay Area" "Swarm Gallery" "Bridal Fair" Brides

For the styling of Tilt, we were inspired by a simple, sophisticated and playful palette of colors and whimsical decor. We received generous contributions for floral arrangements (provided by Clementine in Rockridge), calligraphy from Megan Cott, Air Plants for boutonnieres and decor from Air Plant Supply Co., furniture from Mignonne Decor, and decorated with these incredibly large and lofty balloons to make the space simply amazing.

Tilt Wedding "Wedding Events" "Bay Area" "Swarm Gallery" "Bridal Fair" Brides

Photos // Bliss Fotography or Local Social

We had so much fun coming up with creative ideas with Svea from Swarm, including a cake cutting from The Whole Cake, a casual fashion show from creations by Cara Borja, DJ’s and dancing by various artists including the group pictured below, The Solace Trio as well as DJ Extra Lars, Alex Jacobs and Tiny Home, a photo booth hosted by Magnolia Photo Booth Co., and food vendors both inside and out!

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Posted by on November 28th, 2011 at 4:12 PM | Comments (0)
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Oct21

I recently stumbled upon an identity for an interior design company, Almighty, designed by Demian Conrad Design. The identity uses an ancient Japanese tech­nique of dec­o­rat­ing paper by floating inks on water. The images are beautiful and uncomplicated and remind me of a topographical map. Check out a video below to see the process in action.

"Demian Conrad" "Japanese Marbling" "interior Design"

"Demian Conrad" "Japanese Marbling" "interior Design"

"Demian Conrad" "Japanese Marbling" "interior Design"

Posted by on October 21st, 2011 at 4:42 AM | Comments (0)
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Sep28

If you live in Oakland you may have seen the incredible (and free!) unusual dance performance last week along a nondescript white facade on Grand Avenue (otherwise known as the Great Wall of Oakland). This was the creation of Project Bandaloop, a phenomenal aerial dance troupe that uses urban walls and natural wonders such as Yosemite’s El Capitan for their canvas. Below are a few magical moments.


from The Great Wall of Oakland


from The Great Wall of Oakland


from Oakland North


from This That and More of the Same

Posted by on September 28th, 2011 at 4:26 AM | Comments (1)