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02.24.15

MY FAVORITE APPS

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hi there! i thought i would do a little round up of my favorite apps. some of them you may already know about, but i figured you might find a couple in here you’ve never heard of that could be helpful. happy app shopping and i’d love to hear your favorites too!

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02.24.15

9 FAVORITE PINS RIGHT NOW

I know I’m repeating myself but I feel so inspired by bright colors. I feel a color splash can uplift my mood in seconds, it directly affects my brain! Am I going crazy or do you feel the same way? –stephanie

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via poppytalk

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from eric trine

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via home work’s instagram

amber-day

by amber day

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via design sponge

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franz dietrich via flodeau

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by adrian & gidi

cotton-flax

 via old brand new

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by ashley goldberg

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02.23.15

PLANNING MY TRIP…

hi friends. i have always LOVED reading through your travel recs. they seriously help me so much while i’m planning. the trip is still coming to life, but here is what i am loosely thinking below. i would really appreciate your comments. thanks so much! -bri

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first stop in early april is paris. this place will always have my heart. i remember the first time i walked out of the cab onto the street and it felt like music was playing. i will be headed there for work with a friend and i am hoping to see some new sights and restaurants. i’ve always had a different experience each time i’ve gone, which proves that the people you travel with have such a big impact on how the trip is going to be! (see old posts here and here)

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i have a few days open in between paris and tuscany so i think i am going to take a train to geneva to stay with a family friend for a few days. i believe he lives somewhere between lausanne and geneva. i’m looking forward to eating fondue, relaxing…i have only been to switzerland over a christmas holiday with my family about 8 years ago and it felt like everything was closed down and freezing. but i remember it being very beautiful, so i am anxious to explore it again.

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then, i will be going to tuscany for a few days for a blogger trip and staying in this villa. apparently there will be cooking and floral classes happening! i don’t think i will have a ton of time to get out and see the sights, but if there is ONE thing i can’t miss what would you say it is?

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i think i am most excited to see amsterdam. it’s been on my bucket list for a while and i’ll be there in may! i can’t wait to rent an apartment (hopefully one with a bike!) and wander around those little streets. any recommendations on neighborhoods or things i must do would be amazing! would you say jordaan? rent a houseboat?

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and the last stop will be berlin. i went about 4 years ago and remember feeling like i could live there one day. it’s sort of hard to explain what i loved about it so much. i could just feel a design energy there that i really liked. the all white interiors, the nicely designed cafes, the impeccable fashion sense. last time i stayed in mitte, and i would love to explore a new neighborhood. where would you suggest? kreuzberg? also i am thinking about teaching a social media workshop when i am there, would you be interested??

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AAAAAND! i will be renting out my 2 bedroom silver lake apartment on airbnb while i’m gone if you are interested in coming to LA for the spring. ideally, i would love a tenant looking for a longer stay. check out the listing here.

(photos, paris 1, geneva 1, tuscany 1, amsterdam 1 2, berlin 1, my house 1)

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02.18.15

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 21

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

“flowers forever. the valentine vibe of this quote from claude monet is inspired by a shot from w magazine.” –maddy

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

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

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02.16.15

LOOKING FOR A DIY INTERN

hi there! we are on the lookout for a DIY intern to help out natalie with blog posts & DIY events. natalie is one of the most creative gals i know (and an established stylist in LA) and i’m sure you can learn a ton from her! we have a handful of fun projects we want to create and need an extra hand. see how to apply below…thanks! -bri

Responsibilities include preparing supplies for Make It blog posts, resourcing materials, test driving projects before shoots, and assisting the designlovefest team with our super fun DIY event nights.

The ideal candidate is a creative thinker with a variety of arts and craft skills and an attention to detail. We’re looking for someone with a good working knowledge of materials, techniques, and basic Photoshop skills and a familiarity with popular DIY projects. An interest in photo styling is a plus. 5 hours a week, schedule is flexible and there is a possibility for additional hours that would be paid. An upbeat and adventurous attitude are a must.

To be considered for the position please submit directly to natalieshriver@gmail.com the following:

• resume or bio
• several examples of recent art or craft work
• a list of all applicable skills 
• proposal for a DIY project for the blog
• candidates must currently live in the los angeles vicinity.  

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