Archive for the ‘INSPIRATION’ Category

04.01.14

8 FAVORITE PINS RIGHT NOW

I use pinterest to get inspired all the time. Often, I look through what I’ve pin and put some images together to create a specific mood board. These finds inspire me for a graphic design project I’m working on, they kind of set the tone for what I come up with. Do you create mood boards for your creative projects? -stephanie

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found here

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janice alida for vogue australia 2014 via we are so droee

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triangle pattern, by georgiana paraschiv

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artist t-shirt form zara

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artwork by fiona ackerman

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geometric paper decor via 100 layer cake-let

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bookrest by toc studio

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remember by anne-lise coste

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03.28.14

9 KITCHENS I’D LIKE TO COOK IN…

the kitchen in my rental house isn’t really my style. but that’s cool, i can still dream about what my future kitchen will look like. i’m not really in a rush to buy a house…but someday! which one is your kitchen style??

a single girl’s kitchen dreams come true. pastels + tile…

i’ve pinned this kitchen on 5 different occasions on accident. i’m obsessed!…

oh i can SERIOUSLY get down with this one…those chairs, that light…

these bar stools sure make a statement…

all white + color. yeah, count me in on this one

on a fancier note…and pretty unique with the bench, right?…

love the garden vibe happening here

this is just pleasing to my eyes…

an all time favorite kitchen shot…

happy friday! -bri

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03.25.14

NEW WORKSHOPS ADDED!

we’ve been receiving a ton of questions about our summer workshop schedule, so i’m excited to announce a weekend of workshops at the dlf studio! we will be hosting two floral workshops on saturday june 7th and two mixology workshops on sunday june 8th.

kristen from moon canyon will be teaching both classes on saturday. this will be our third series of floral workshops, you can see the first one here and our most recent one here. these classes are ridiculously beautiful. i go on instagram over drive on these days because everywhere you look it’s stunning. session #1 will be from 11am – 1pm and session #2 from 3-5pm.

the mixology workshop is a new one and i seriously can’t wait. i thought it would be fun to spend the day with talmadge. a good friend and owner of pharmacie. he’s a true cocktail genius and seriously makes the best drinks i’ve ever had.

we’ll be hosting two mixology workshops on sunday june 8th in my studio. this class will include a brief history of cocktails, a breakdown of the main spirits used, and the bar tools needed. he’ll then take you through the more complex area of cocktail composition from making your own simple syrup to creating a signature drink. all students will leave with the bar tools needed to re-create the cocktails learned at home including shakers, strainers, jiggers, homemade simple syrups, and recipes handcrafted by talmadge himself.

(photos top to bottom: brittany wood, jessie webster, and jen gotch)

TO SIGN UP:

floral workshop session 1 (11am-1pm) – click here to sign up

floral workshop session 2 (3pm-5pm) – click here to sign up

mixology workshop session 1 (2pm-4pm) - click here to sign up

mixology workshop session 2 (5:30pm-7:30pm) - click here to sign up

(click to sign up for our mailing list & hear about these workshops first)

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03.24.14

CAKE WITH EDIBLE FLOWERS

this was one of the prettiest shoots i’ve worked on in a while. amy merrick & max wanger brought their talents to the studio last week and we collaborated on this gorgeous floral shoot. amy had been wanting to do a project with edible flowers and decided to adorn a white cake with them. the  inspiration came from this dreamy watercolor dress shown above. (which is on sale here) this would be such a gorgeous wedding cake, don’t you think?

Edible flowers used in the post- rose petals, geranium, dianthus, carnations, calendula, violets, pansies, violas, lilac, camomile and nasturtium leaves and blossoms.

Sourcing edible flowers- try to search your local farmers market, garden center or specialty grocery store for flowers and plants that have been organically grown. Since many of these flowers won’t have been grown to consume, they may have a much heavier application of pesticides which is why sourcing organic is important.

To prepare your flowers- throughly wash and dry the flowers. Generally only the petals will be edible, so avoid eating any stem, leaf or stamens. You want to avoid eating any pollen, and people with allergies should be extra careful when eating flowers.

How to keep your flowers fresh- cut your flowers off their stems as close to serving as possible. Many flowers will last longer when kept in a refrigerator, but it’s best to keep them in water until immediately before use. Once cut, they will look fresh for about an hour at room temperature.

Ways to eat flowers- Many petals are nearly tasteless and can dress up everything from baked goods to salads, soups and vegetables. Some flowers have more of a herbal or spicy flavor (nasturtiums, flowering herbs) and those are best left on the savory side of the plate.

florals by: amy merrick - see more floral posts here!
art direction by: bri emery
photos by: max wanger
model: siri thorson

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03.21.14

VINTAGE CARS

the lease on my car is over in a few months and i’ve been trying to decide what my next car is going to be. i’m really not into that many new car designs, and i REALLY want a vintage car. have you ever bought one? are they just trouble or awesome? do tell! xo -bri

isn’t this the CUTEST?…

how about riding this little guy around town?…

have you seen jordan’s tiny red fiat? i love it!

i’m pretty sure arian would love me more if i had this…

i’ll take her car and her look…

New York Skyline, 1962, by Virginia Thoren

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