Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I N S I D E + O U T

A large portion of my dream home wish list is having some sort of inside/outside aspect. I just love the idea of opening a (giant) door having inside meet out. Yes, I'm living in the wrong climate for this dream, I realize this.

Regardless, this tickled my fancy today and I thought I would share.

Found here

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I don't know what it it lately but all I can think about is our upcoming trip. It's quite honestly the first thing I think about when I wake up, and the last before I go to bed. We'll be gone for a month and I can already tell I'll wish it was longer. It probably doesn't help that I've been looking at Mr & Mrs Globe Trot, their blog will make you want to buy a one way ticket to anywhere and never look back.

39 days to go.

All images by Maddy Takes Pictures

Monday, January 28, 2013


This is what happens when I try to save money for something, I want to buy everything I come across. Luckily (I guess?) these are sold out, but aren't they beautiful? See the entire beautiful store here.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


These pieces by Lyndia Shirreff are pretty sweet. I can't imagine how long it takes to cut all those shapes out. Patience I only wish I possessed.

See more of her work here.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


I realize about 99% of the time I stumble upon something beautiful online it's way overpriced. Today that happened when I saw this tea kettle from West Elm. It's white, it's wood, its enamel, and I love it. But $150 bucks? Give me a break. In about 30 seconds of searching on Etsy I found this little guy for a fraction of the price. Boom. It's not white, but it's vintage and teak, and awesome.

The entire Etsy shop is great by the way, I recommend you check it out. I'm eyeballing a few things I totally don't need, but will probably buy later this evening after a few glasses of wine. That's when I do the majority of my unnecessary online shopping, when inhibitions are nice and lubricated. This is also something I recommend.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

P I K E / P I N E

I'm doing a bit of portfolio shooing at work today which means I finally have photos of the Pike/Pine Independent Retail Map I designed! This project was awesome, the client was great and best of all I had creative freedom, which is not something to be taken for granted. So pick one up and get shoppin'!

Friday, January 18, 2013


If you follow me on instagram you know I've been mildly obsessed with the fog we've been having lately.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Sorry for the radio silence, between being sick and my computer having a little meltdown, I have been a bit distracted. I do have good news though, Will and I are heading out of town for month to travel around Thailand and Vietnam! Yep, I'm going to Thailand for the third time, I just love that country and I can't wit to show Will around. Vietnam will be new to both of us, so that's bound to be an awesome adventure. Now it's time to buckle down and get a ton of work done in the next few months before we strap on our backpacks and say goodbye to computer screens.

Photos from my last trip in 2009

Thursday, January 10, 2013

damn you cold

I have the immune system of a kindergardener, and I turn into one when I'm sick.

by: me

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Simmering herbs is such a simple way to make your house smell lovely. All you really have to do is look around your kitchen and find a few ingredients to throw in a pot and simmer. In my case, we had a sprig of doug fir, bay leaf, orange peel and cloves.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013


I wonder if I will ever be cool enough to have a disco ball in my bathroom.



Oh dear, another store that I want everything from.

See everything in this beautiful little store here.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

gold + black

My mom pointed out over Christmas that I used to hate gold. This seems insane as 99% of the jewelry I own is gold. It's funny how much taste changes. That said, what's the rule on buying yourself a diamond ring? It's cool you say? Awesome.

a camera

Of all the presents given and received this year, one was particularly special; my Grandma's Pentax camera. When my Mom gave it to me, and I almost cried. I'll be honest, I've been really lazy about shooting with film lately. And by lately I mean in the last few years... ya, it's bad. I have so many cool old cameras that barley get any use. This gift though has jump started me back into film and I'm anxious and excited to get out this weekend and start shooting.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2012 wrapping paper

This is a little late, but I wanted to share this years DEI wrapping paper designs. I'm very pleased with how they turned out, this was a fun one.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

why, i do believe it's 2013

Back to real life tomorrow after a long relaxing break. Hope everyone had a lovely holiday!