Archive for the ‘INSPIRATION’ Category
we’re SOOOO excited to share the designlovefest for cheeky line with you! we wanted to turn your favorite cheeky items into downloadable desktops that you can use on your computer and phone screens. download the desktops below, and be sure to check out the plates and cups at your local target in the grocery section and you can shop online here too! and remember, for every pack sold cheeky gives a meal to someone in need. it’s a win win!
SHOP THE LINE ONLINE, CLICK HERE!
CLICK THROUGH TO DOWNLOAD THE DESKTOPS…
i’ve always wanted to get a tattoo…but could never pull the trigger on what to get. or where to get it. i change my mind SO much that i was always scared i would regret my decision. (like the time i almost got my sorority symbol on my ankle. yiiiiiikes) i knew that if i wanted one in the future, the design or symbolism would just come to me naturally. yesterday, i saw a snapchat of a girl who had this picasso line drawing on her arm and i immediately was drawn to it. i like the simple, thin lines. now to decide if i really want to go through with it, and if i go the picasso or the matisse route? what do you guys think…do it or skip it?!
also a huge fan of matisse and he holds a special part in my heart after i went to his exhibit in amsterdam last year. seriously such a genius!!
“this design is inspired by ernesto artillo’s mixed media work.” –maddy
(photo source and hand drawn type by maddy nye for designlovefest)
we’re true fans of alyssa hoppe over here and all of the projects she creates for us (hanging planters and this holiday wreath). and today’s post is no exception, these room sprays are seriously beautiful. she teamed up with photographer nicole moser for the project and they’re going to show us how to make some of our own. they’d be the perfect hostess, housewarming gift or addition to your bedside table, so pretty!
“Flowers are blooming and Spring is finally here (yay!). What better way to enjoy the change of season than by bringing the freshness of outside, into your home! These room sprays are both functional and beautiful, and can be made with a wide range of essential oil combinations to suit your fancy.” – alyssa
what you’ll need:
• glass bottle with mist nozzle (i got my bottles from a perfume store, i asked for their old testers! but here are some similar options 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. )
• essential oils
• distilled water
• vodka or gin
• dried flowers
• measuring cup or kitchen scale for ounces
• masking tape
– If you’re buying fresh flower to dry, tie a string around the ends and hang upside down for a week. Once the flowers are done drying, clean out an empty glass bottle and pour distilled water three fourths of the way full.
– Next, take your essential oils and do a total of 25-30 drops in the water.
-Measure out 1 oz of vodka or gin and pour into the bottle. The ratio I use is 6oz distilled water/1oz alcohol. If your bottle is smaller or larger, you can adjust accordingly.
CLICK THROUGH TO SEE THE FULL DIY!…
what’s cool about getting inspired by this look, is that you probably have a lot of the essentials already in your closet! it’s time to just look at them a little differently. let’s take a look at the 1950’s british girl gang known as “the teddy girls.” their look is androgynous, cool, effortless, tough, a contrast between casual and sophisticated. i can’t really get into style that’s completely one way…i love the mix-up! they sure did that well, huh?
i love some of the editorials that have been inspired by the style…
this is coming at a really great time after my trip to london, i’m feeling really inspired by these looks! i’m sure you’ve noticed the scarf/bandana around the neck is reeeeaaally catching on. this is a perfect way to integrate it. who’s joining the girl gang on this one?