Creative Envy

Thursday, March 19, 2009, 9:03 pm
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I haven’t had time to compile a five faves list this week. It’s been a long work week and while most girls would buy clothes to cheer themselves up, my version of retail therapy is subscribing to Uppercase’s new quarterly magazine. Oh my god, this looks AMAZING and I cannot wait to get the first issue into my hands. You can watch a video montage here, but here are some inspiring stills I grabbed. This looks right up my alley.



Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 8:36 pm
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This week is crazy at work but I wanted to take a break to tell you all to go check out Grosgrain’s latest post. Kathleen has taken her photo set-ups to a whole other level by inserting her daughter into a surreal pirate world. These pictures are amazing and so very inspiring.



Sunday, March 15, 2009, 8:38 pm
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I came across this image on Flickr while looking for inspiration for a project at work and I had to save it for myself. Apparently it’s from a Japanese sewing pattern book. I love the colors and peacefulness of this image (plus that sewing machine is pretty rad).


Per usual, this weekend flew by way too fast and I’m going through one of those antsy, need a change phases where I feel like I need re-evaluate pretty much everything in my life. But then reality sets in and I need to think about psyching myself up for the work week and all-around daily routine of life. Anyway, this image allowed me to get outside of my own head…at least for a moment.

Saturday, March 14, 2009, 9:03 am
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I’ve written before about the duo of Something’s Hiding in Here, Shauna Alterio and Stephen Loidolt. Their ideas are so original and their living/working space is out of this world. I have seen photographs of their Philadelphia loft; however, Etsy recently did a video home tour. Their place is just as great in person (errrr, video) and you can’t help but say “awwwww” when you see the cuteness between the two of them.

Thursday, March 12, 2009, 9:34 pm
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1. I received this Apivita wood fragrance for my birthday and it’s quite lovely. It’s for both men and women and its ingredients include cedar wood, sandalwood, bergamot, clary sage, and geranium oils.

2. The wonderfully talented Kathleen of Grosgrain sews original outfits that she gives away for free on her site to lucky readers. Normally she gives away little girls’ clothes, but lately she’s been showcasing women’s. I love this Sunday laundry shirt dress.

3. Etsy storefront Suspect Shoppe sells the art work of Mati Rose McDonough. This darling Navy Lucky Elephant print would be pretty great in a little kid’s room…or in mine.

4. I love this whimsical garden chair from Anthropologie (High-Wire Act Chair, Scoubj).

5. The other day at work I was feeling overwhelmed and stressed out so I downloaded a couple of Car Talk podcasts. I find Click and Clack’s Boston accents and constant chuckling while giving car advice to be totally comforting. The show reminds me of long drives back home to Rochester on sunny Saturday mornings. Love those Tappet brothers!

Monday, March 9, 2009, 5:37 pm
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I think I found what I will be spending my Barnes & Noble gift card on. Recycled Home by Mark and Sally Bailey uncovers the potential of rescued objects. I’m a sucker for a castaway item from an antique store (case in point: my unfinished chairs) and this book looks like it documents some pretty great reinventions. I can already tell the photography is amazing.


Thanks to Holly from Decor8 for posting about Recycled Home.

(photos also by Holly Becker)

Thursday, March 5, 2009, 7:32 pm
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This is usually the day I post my Five Faves of the week; however, seeing as how I’m not feeling super inspired this week (see previous entry), I decided to feature my ultimate favorite, Sir Beck. I just now took this picture of him, which is a pretty great representation of my attitude over the past several days (and his). I’m gonna go cuddle up with my neglected dog and put a dent in Breaking Dawn. Five Faves will return next week. Promise.