Monday Inspiration

Monday, July 30, 2012


I've been reflecting on a bunch of tough thoughts the past few days, and this quote really nailed the emotions that I am feeling. Watching someone you love make the same toxic choices time after time can be cripplingly difficult. It's a tough thing to have your thoughts swim in circles trying while trying to penetrate someone else's thoughts in an attempt to rationalize... you inevitably come up empty handed. So I suppose today's Monday Inspiration is more like an inspiration of positivity and faith this week. Going to channel this turmoil into drive and productivity. Thanks for bearing with the heaviness.

 Image: myself

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Sunday, July 29, 2012


Happy Sunday! Enjoy this Sunday Ditty Drops Mix with a cup of your fave caffeinated beverage.

Let the Games Begin!

Friday, July 27, 2012

It's Friday, but not just any Friday.... it's the opening day of the Olympics people!!!  

In honor of this glorious day I've created this quirky little illustration from a drawing I made for the city that I hold as dearly as my own hometown in NY. 

How are you celebrating? Any country in particular that you are routing for? 
ME? Well I'm supporting USA of course but I've saved a bit of my heart for the athletes of Great Britain as well. 

Monday Inspiration

Monday, July 23, 2012

This print, aptly named The Tortoise by painter Carrie Marill, just felt appropriate for today's Monday Inspiration post. I have a to-do list the length of my arm to get done before I leave for my European rendezvous with my handsome fella Tom next week, and I think slow and steady is just the trick. 

IMAGE: 20 x 200

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Good morning, and happy Sunday! I've concocted a bubbly little Sunday play list for you to sleep in to, sip coffee and cook brunch to, dominate your bf/gf in sleepy Sunday scrabble to  ... etc. So press play and relax.... it's Sunday!!

Here's whats penetrating your brain cells:

1.   Our Day Will Come | Amy Winehouse
2.   Infinite Arms | Band of Horses
3.   Lazuli | Beach House
4.   Summer Mood | Best Coast
5.   Towers | Bon Iver
6.   Lalibela | Caribou
7.   Silver Stallion | Cat Power
8.   Suzie | Phantogram
9.   Sugar Hiccup | Cocteau Twins
10. About Face | Grizzly Bear

Keep an eye out for a playlist each Sunday morn! What did you do while listening??

Weekly Roundup | 1

Saturday, July 21, 2012

This is the first of my new Weekly Roundup series where I will be sharing little treasures I find throughout the week while surfing... uh I mean working. Enjoy!

1.  Sparkly creations from Confetti Systems
2.  Breanna of Scout & Catalog shares her daily life and inspiration (and styled oh so perfectly) on her blog
3.  Hand-embroidered gauze stole by Kapita, who doesn't like embroidered UFO's?
4.  Perfect little gemstone necklaces by Curious Creatures, a Summer wardrobe staple if I do say so myself! 
5.  Get lost in Jenny Kemp's paintings, a healthy mix of design and organic forms
6.  Versatile and affordable the Baggu canvas bag is awesome! Take your pick from classic patterns, retro colors, even neons! I've snagged this bag up for my adventures in Italy and Sardinia this summer, can't wait!

Strap Happy

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I've been scouring the internet (more than usual) for the perfect accessories for my trip to Italy in a few weeks and I stumbled across these glamorous camera straps by Bloom Theory, I'm going to be tourist-ing in style! Bling Bling!!

Total Tote

Monday, July 16, 2012

A canvas tote is a summer wardrobe essential, and this one from LAUK Accessories has stolen my heart. The long leather straps give it a more refined attitude and the pastel faceted pattern has me in a geometric frenzy! I can totally see myself using this bag at the market, the beach, even a to head out in the evening to meet friends.

Monday Inspiration

Monday, July 9, 2012

Oh hi again Monday! Yes you  may be canoodling with Sunday a bit still but I am going to lasso your procrastinating self in and make the most of it!

How do you deal with Mondays shenanigans?

Image: Twiggs' Designs

What's Your Sign? | Ekaterina Koroleva

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Smitten with these astrology illustrations by Berlin illustrator Ekaterina Koroleva.
Visit her site for the complete whimsical collection.

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