09.26.14

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 11

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

“‘if you want to be happy, be.’ thus said tolstoy. this design is inspired by the colors in missoni‘s resort 2015 collection.” –maddy

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

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

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09.25.14

SALT & STRAW

when we heard that LA was (finally!) getting the portland based raved about ice cream shop, salt and straw, i knew i wanted to send the girls over there to check it out! i heard they seriously lived up to their reputation… (sad i didn’t get to join them!)

“we sampled so many of their delicious flavors, some of our favorites were stumptown coffee, cinnamon apple donuts and surprisingly tomato water and olive oil, which sounds kind of crazy but it was mild and refreshing.”

“they make all of their ice cream in 5 gallon batches and source local ingredients for all of their seasonal flavors. and the flavors actually taste like the description. they don’t add a ton of extra sugar so you can experience the ingredients which was pretty cool.”

“and they are insanely hospitable, we spent quite a bit of time in there and watched them dish out no pressure samples with a smile to lots of hungry onlookers.”

if you’re in LA check ‘em out! their new shop is on larchmont.

(want more food posts? go here!)

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09.25.14

DRESS YOUR TECH / 66

we’re back with some gorgeous desktop downloads by the australian artist belinda marshall. i love her color composition and abstract patterns. definitely a cheerful choice for the inevitable gloomy fall days ahead…

i’m also a fan of her printed linen pillows that she sells in her shop, they’re really beautiful!

CLICK THROUGH TO DOWNLOAD ALL OF THE DESIGNS THIS WEEK!…

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09.24.14

GIVEAWAY / UGALLERY

few things make a space feel as finished as hanging art on the wall. it’s the final touch that people often overlook but i believe it makes a big difference in the overall impact. and, changing out the art is a quick way to freshen up your home without buying new furniture or painting. today, we’re giving away a $500 shopping credit to UGallery! details on how to enter below (open to international readers as well!), and they’re offering a discount code…

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they have an amazing selection of fine artists and photographers work to select from (i got the print above my bed from there!) you can see a few of my favorite pieces below. what would you pick for your walls?

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above are a few prints from valerie chiang that i’ve been admiring for a while.

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summer all year long with these beach prints from joanna pechmann.

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eyeglasses, cactus and architecture. i like these three.

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or how about some unique oil paintings?

CLICK THROUGH TO ENTER GIVEAWAY & REDEEM DISCOUNT CODE… 

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09.23.14

HI FROM NY

hi friends. i’m laying in my hotel bed in brooklyn after eating far too many meatballs here this evening. a very worthwhile food coma. i’m here just for a short trip to teach blogshop, but i wish i was staying longer because the weather is beautiful. finally i don’t have to wear summer clothes and deal with the LA heat.

also it’s officially fall and i’m feeling the changes already creeping in. i’m ready for exciting new projects, planning travel, and maybe even some cute boys if i’m lucky? one can wish. happy fall everyone. -bri

ps isn’t this picture of audrey great?

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