04.18.14

ASHKAHN’S COOL CARDS

you don’t often think of a dude as a greeting card designer and that’s exactly why we think ashkahn is so cool. he designs all of his own cards and each one is letter pressed with ink and foils on french cotton paper by a master printer in LA. he works downstairs in our studio building and we’ve loved getting to know him!

his goal is to make sure none of his cards ever see a trash can. (a very possible goal, i think) his graphics are clever, witty and make you smile. i know i would DEFINITELY smile if i received one of these on my doorstep, wouldn’t you?

a little Q&A with ashkahn:

what’s your favorite card you’ve ever made?
“my favorite card i ever made is TO ME YOU ARE A WORK OF ART” (below)

what’s your process for coming up with your phrases?
“i sit down and stare at a fluorescent colored wall for 6 hours before picking up a pencil and notepad.”

if you weren’t making greeting cards what would you be doing?
“i’d be a bum drinking at a tiki bar on a far away beach where names don’t exist.”

shop ALL of ashkahn’s cards here!

miss

photos by: sheila gim for designlovefest

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04.17.14

DRESS YOUR TECH / 45

we’re so excited to share these fun desktops by karen kimmel today! she is a los angeles-based designer, creative director and artist whose work features organic shapes inspired by nature and swathes of layered color. her collection of vibrant accessories and home decor is available at her shop, here.

if you gotta be inside working at your computer during these sunshine filled spring days at least treat yourself to a vibrant desktop…

and you can download all of the desktops from the past here!

CLICK THROUGH TO DOWNLOAD ALL OF THE PATTERN WALLPAPERS…

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04.16.14

MY BEDROOM MAKEOVER

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after

i’ve been waiting so long to post this! happy to finally get to show you guys the transformation of my bedroom. i brought in victoria from sfgirlbybay to help me on this project, because she is SO GOOD AT IT. really, she’s an interior queen and i knew our aesthetics were in line. i feel like i know how to decide on what i like and don’t like, or style a smaller vignette…but when it comes to putting a whole room together, it just wasn’t happening for me.

we never put much effort into this room when we moved in, we just put a bunch of random things from our old loft in it and let it be. the space just felt so unfinished compared to our living room, and i really wanted to create a relaxing and ADULT bedroom to fit the style of the rest of the house. victoria helped bring the whole vision to life and i could not be more grateful! ps. i know the before shots aren’t perfect, but it actually is pretty accurate of how the room looked most days.

before
after

click through to see ALL the photos and enter a big modernica giveaway for your very own bedroom.

modernica

CLICK THROUGH TO SEE THE WHOLE BEDROOM POST & ENTER THE $500 GIVEAWAY…

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04.14.14

MAKE IT / 54

our white studio is such a great blank canvas. we were having an office party and wanted something super simple but impactful for the decorations. so why not fill the entire ceiling with colorful balloons? to add to the beauty, jesi added some pretty metallic brush strokes to random balloons, some gold and some copper. the studio felt like a dream and it was the perfect touch for the party.

all you need is some metallic paint & a brush, balloons, and a helium tank. loosely add paint strokes to the bottom of the balloon after they are blown up. we got our balloons here, they have such beautiful colors.

then we just tied them to a chair and let them dry before releasing them up with the rest.

a funny fact: you may notice i am wearing headphones below. ha. while i truly love balloons, i am SO afraid of them popping. so for this shoot we blasted loud music and i wore headphones for any casualties.

facing balloon fears…

this project came out so pretty! such a great way to add impact for not a lot of money.

project by: jesi haack design for designlovefest
photos by: brittany wood
more DIY projects here

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04.14.14

8 FAVORITE PINS RIGHT NOW

I absolutely adore this vibrant still life trend.  I’ve seen it spread a lot across Pinterest. Ice cream, fruit, or a patterned outfit against a colorful seamless. It’s very graphic and bold. Are you into it? -stephanie

picture by carolin wanitzek

picture by carolin wanitzek

blossom by karan singh

sonia rentsch for true self exhibition

picture by julia stotz

via milexmile tumblr

picture by julia stotz

wendy van santen photography

You can follow designlovefest on pinterest here & stephanie here!

 

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