Archive for the ‘INSPIRATION’ Category

10.18.17

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 88

“a photograph from carmen mitrotta inspired this week’s color palette.” –maddy

(photo source and hand drawn type by maddy nye for designlovefest)

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10.18.17

THE SELBY

i used to look at sooooo many websites for inspiration. the selby definitely was one of them. i rarely go to sites anymore and i miss it sometimes. it was fun to scroll around on the selby today. love that little cactus store in echo park too!

  

10.17.17

SMALL SPACE LIVING

small space living | designlovefest

my husband and i live in an apartment that is approximately 750 square feet so it’s very important that we make use of every inch of space. our kitchen in particular is really small and i love to cook and bake so we have to be strategic in the layout. when we moved in, we installed open shelving which was crucial since we have almost no storage. we use the shelves both aesthetically and functionally (they require frequent dusting, but in my opinion, they are worth it!)

small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest

Nespresso asked us if we wanted to try out their new smaller, sleeker essenza mini and we were game! i use my Nespresso frequently so i keep it out and the new design is much narrower which is awesome if you have limited space, like us. even though we have a small space, we really like to host people. one of the easiest things to make if you’re hosting is to create something simple that you can set out in dishes and let people assemble however they’d like. it allows people to create it the way they like and also doesn’t involve too much time spent assembling and plating everything. for brunch, egg sandwiches do the trick. you can also set out your Nespresso with a variety of capsules and the aeroccino and people can make the drink of their choice, an espresso shot, americano, latte, etc. the pods come in all sorts of strengths and flavors so it’s fun to experiment.

small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest

for the egg sandwiches, i prefer fried eggs but you could also make a big batch of scrambled eggs. we made veggie sandwiches today but you could add bacon, ham, or sausage as well which would be great. the addition of basil and mozzarella on these is really good, don’t skip that part!

small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest

egg sandwiches
what you’ll need:

• eggs, either fried or scrambled
• cheese – mozzarella or any other variety
• spicy mayo – mayo plus Sriracha
• spinach
• sliced tomato
• basil
• avocado
• micro greens or pea sprouts
• salt + pepper

small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest

• cook your eggs as desired, once they are cooked leave the pan on and add your spinach while it’s still hot, drop a bit of water (a tablespoon or two) into the hot pan so that it creates steam. mix the spinach around and let it wilt, remove from the heat and set aside. i like to prepare my greens this way because it doesn’t require any oil, dirty another pan or require that you take out your steaming basic.

small space living | designlovefest

Images by: Ivan Solis

(this post is sponsored by Nespresso. thank you for supporting the brands that allow us to create original content for you!)

10.10.17

GORMAN SHOOT

gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin

this is jesse’s and my second shoot for gorman (see our first here!) we’ve been dreaming up doing a shoot together in the sand dunes for years actually, so we were SO happy to get to finally make it happen with one of our favorite brands. our first shoot was more of a love story, and this one was meant to be colorful, eclectic, vast, different, poppy, and emote FUN. we wanted little details like flowers sprouting from the sand, and big details like colorful fabric blowing in the winds in the middle of nowhere. this was one of the bigger shoots i had ever art directed, so it obviously came with a lot of nerves and a whole lot of learning. but i truly believe jesse and i are meant to create photographs together, maybe until we are old and grey. we have a special bond and can communicate basically with our eyes on what we want to happen and i love that!

our crew was 17 people and we headed to the pismo beach sand dunes to make some magic…

(ps, they blew up a lot of our photos and have them hanging in their new LA store on melrose for three months if you want to go shop some of the line and see them in person!)

gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin

that pink parachute was the real winner of the shoot. see the hilarious behind the scenes clip here.

gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin

this was a much bigger shoot than i am used to! usually it’s me and jesse and a few people (or maybe even just the two of us on a random tuesday making photos). this was my first shoot having a production company (wow, how will i ever NOT have one of those?! so so helpful) and it was also extremely helpful to have our digitech ryan with us. he had jesse’s camera tethered and followed her around with a little tented booth so i could look at the images as they were happening in the desert and direct jesse. i am so used to either trusting her, or looking in the back of her camera to see the shots. this was a game changer.

gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin

SEE THE WHOLE SHOOT AFTER THE JUMP…

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10.04.17

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 87

“an edun image inspired the colors in a tom petty line for this heartbreaker of a week.” –maddy

(photo source and hand drawn type by maddy nye for designlovefest)

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