Creative Envy


RECORD THE DAY.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009, 7:30 pm
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I’m in awe of Lobster & Swan’s second blog, Record the Day, where she posts a (practically) daily mood board to document that particular day using magazine clippings, real objects, stamps, etc. I assume they are reflections of how she’s feeling that day or are representations of projects and various inspirations for her work. This is such an overwhelming undertaking to me so I admire her for doing it. I also love her personal style which comes through in each posting.

Here are some of the ones that stood out for me.

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ISN’T IT ROMANTIC: MAX WANGER.
Monday, January 5, 2009, 8:09 pm
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I saw some of L.A. photographer Max Wanger’s work a couple days ago when Oh Happy Day posted about Joanna Goddard’s engagement photos, by Max. I went onto his website and I am completely in love with this guy’s romantic style. His engagement/wedding photos are breathtaking. I love the playful environments/set-ups and he really seems to capture the couple’s romance in every shot. I may have to fly Max out to wherever I am when (if?) I get engaged/married to photo document the occasion.

You’ll all just have to deal with the number of pictures I’m posting here because I had too much trouble narrowing it down. Sit back and witness the loveliness.

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Be sure to check out Max’s entire portfolio because he also photographs food, portraits, cities, and places. His blog is called The Project Room and it’s here.



CHRISTMAS GONE CRAZY: PART THREE.
Sunday, January 4, 2009, 6:53 pm
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Originally intended to be reversible, these are the skirts I made for three of my nieces for Christmas. I got a pretty straightforward pattern from McCall’s but even my mom, the sewing guru, couldn’t figure out how to manipulate it in order to make them reversible. Therefore, each girl got two skirts: one in a solid soft flannel and one in a patterned fine wale corduroy . I also put little appliques on each one, which was the most enjoyable part.

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FIVE FAVES, VOL 6.
Saturday, January 3, 2009, 11:24 am
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1. The Twilight book series by Stephanie Meyer. I have wholeheartedly jumped on this bandwagon of teen vampire novels and am loving every moment of it. I am on the third book within 2 weeks. You should know that these books are around 500 pages and I am by no means a fast reader but these things are riveting. I find vampire stories fascinating and have a thing for the eternally teenage vampire, Edward. Addicted.

2. I picked up these cute shoes at Target over Christmas break for $14!!! Ridiculously cheap but so adorable and surprisingly pretty comfortable as far as Xhilarition brand shoes go.

3. I’m drawn to this bathroom from St. Jude’s church in England (I assume it’s been converted into someone’s living space). I’m a sucker for a claw-foot tub but I love this room’s openness, the (what looks like) cork double sink and backsplash, and the bursts of color throughout the hardwoods. Oh, and the light those enormous windows provide is lovely.

4. Plaid wool hat from hathouse on Etsy. I love the leaf shapes that frame the hat.

5. Publique Living PopMat Paper Placemat by Lian Ng. They come in a variety of designs and colors. So clever!!!