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TRENDING: neon brights

5 Apr

Perhaps the most vibrant (or jolting) spring/summer trend this year – ’80’s electric, neon brights are making their comeback!

 left | My boyfriend recently picked up these Ernie Ball strings for his new guitar – love the retro font, really awesome packaging! These strings come in a whole spectrum of neon colours. They look so good altogether on display in the music shop.

right |  I’ve always loved neon. There’s something about thrilling, electrifying hues that really get my heart racing. I especially love the contrast when paired with black, which makes for a very bold design (so the item above is exactly my cup of tea). And I’ve been really inspired by it lately. I mean, it’s everywhere, and you can’t really ignore it. So I’ve definitely embraced it again, and used it in some small paintings that I’m currently working on. A neon series, in fact. These will be available in my Etsy shop today. This one pictured, is about the size of a postcard.

So rev up the excitement factor in your life + inject a little neon fun! Be inspired by some of my favourite finds below (I’m dying over that rug, totally on my NEED list!). However, you must be warned: be prepared for some serious head-turning!

1  Neon Aztec Faux Leather Feather Earrings –  lovesexton via Etsy

2  Movie Pool Sofa – CB2

3  Neon Green Nailpolish – American Apparel

4  The Fluoro – The Cambridge Satchel Company

5  Prayer rug – Modallion

6  Acrylic Chiclet Candy Bowl, Cotton Candy Pink – Alexandra Von Furstenberg

7  Dolce Vita shoe, pink/multi – Town Shoes

8  Timeco Plastic Digital Neon Swirl Wristwatch, green – American Apparel

9  Radiant Acrylic Coffee Table, green – Alexandra Von Furstenberg

10  Neon Yellow & Silver letters – twistedtwig via Etsy

11  Minkpink Amy Dress – Nasty Gal

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TRENDING: floral that packs a punch!

26 Mar

 One of the most eye catching trends this season is big impact floral. Let it be known that it’s not the cutesy kind either – but more like the sassy, full of attitude type! Fully saturated hues + large scale flowers are loudly taking over everything from textiles to tableware (which, I don’t mind at all because I seriously love this trend + I do own #11 myself!).  But make no mistake about it: this isn’t a dainty or delicate motif – these blooms pack a serious punch!

1  Jeffrey Campbell X UO Foxy T-Strap Heel – Urban Outfitters

Tree Peony painting – Rosie Sanders

3  Cafe Capri in Fresco Floral Sateen – J.Crew

Little Pops painting – Kate Lewis

5  A2 Floral Thank You Card – Rhubarb Paper Co. via Etsy

6  Gerbera Daisy Wreath – Pier1

7  Carded ID Wristlet Sateen in Hotty Pink Day Lilly – Lilly Pulitzer

8  Tessellate Necklace – J.Crew

9  Romantic Floral Scarf Shams – Urban Outfitters

10   Carried Away Creamy Body Wash – Bath & Body Works

11  Blouse in black/floral – H&M

12  Sissinghurst Castle Dinnerware – Anthropologie

TRENDING: pale tones pt.3

26 Jan
these quiet hues make a big impact on the pale scale for spring ’12!

TRENDING: navajo desert chic

19 Apr

browsing through the latest issue of rue i came across an awesome desert photoshoot. something about it made me fall in love… maybe it was the feeling of being free-spirited in a vacant landscape. a nomadic way of life that is unrestricted. whatever it is, i’ve now got the craving for sand, sky and cactus!

for weathered cowhides + wind tousled hair + frivolity in the sand, check out more photos from that shoot here.
continuing my look-see, i found these great navajo blankets on designsponge
inspired from native american culture.
and we are now beginning to see this look everywhere + on the runways. isabel marant fall 2011 navajo-inspired looks from style.com

TRENDING: ikat, batik + dye, oh my!

8 Apr
some of the oldest methods of patterning have made their comeback + are here to stay. dyed, dipped, printed – whatever the process, these ethnic pieces are truly delicious eye candy.

west elm ikat ogee linen window panel, west elm essex upholstered ottoman, old navy convertible linen-blends tote, forever21 ikat chiffon dress, abc carpet silk ethos, madeline weinrib dove remy pillow, urban outfitters osborn ikat oxford

madeline weinrib sunburst stripe pillow, forever21 batik tassel scarf, aldo magen shoe, madeline weinrib saffron luce ikat clutch, john robshaw jaggery bedding, etsy ginette1223 ikat pillows purple lavender

TRENDING: oh so neutral

7 Apr
we’re seeing the new neutrals for 2010 in light & darker tones. from medium grey to powder light cream, they will perfectly complement any outfit or space.
1 calvin klein armless occasional chair.
2 restoration hardware toscane linen nailhead bench.
3 club monaco baby stella clutch.
4 urban outfitters cupcake wrapper vest.
5 elte kathmandu rug.
6 aldo yerke shoe.
7 applechampagne (etsy shop) cream chrysanthemum ring.
8 elte large white stool.

TRENDING: cut – it – out

25 Mar

sexy cut-outs are everywhere. from home decor, to fashion. i love the positive and negative space. without either, neither would exist.

1 roche bobois flap cocktail table.
2 urban barn saturn fruit bowl.
3 TomBanwell (etsy shop) leather mask.
4 overstock metal web chandelier.
5 urban outfitters silence & noise lattice dress.
6 miss sixty giuditta shoes.
7 urban barn big time clock.

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