10.02.14

DRESS YOUR TECH / 67

we’re bringing a different vibe with our desktop designs as we welcome cooler weather. julia manchik, who is also a talented photographer created these 5 wallpapers for ya!

man, isn’t this phrase true? there has been so many times when i didn’t act on something and then see it out there in the world. hopefully this will give you a kick to start whatever you’ve got dreaming up in your head!

download all 5 designs after the jump…which one do you like??

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10.02.14

GIVEAWAY / DIET COKE

last summer jesse, jen and i were in the car returning from a work trip, headed back to LA and really not wanting to go home. we were talking about how much we had to do upon returning and how we seriously wanted to avoid it. when we hit LA one of us casually mentioned that we shouldn’t stop in LA, we should just keep driving. so we did. we drove to palm springs and spent one night at the korakia and it was magical and liberating. it was one extra night away but it felt like the most luxurious thing in the world.  it felt like we were living the good life that day. we had breakfast by the pool and laid around in our bathrobes in the sun, it was perfect and i’ll always remember it.

diet coke recently launched a campaign called “get a taste” and when they asked me if i wanted to support the campaign, i was all ears. the project centers around getting a taste of the good life, the times when you actually get to do the things you dream about, like ditching work and having a spa day, or buying that couch you’ve been eyeing, splurging on a pair of over priced shoes or flying to see someone you love, just because. it’s about the things you could only imagine happening, actually happening.

today we’re giving away a chance for you to win that experience, to get to do the thing that would make you feel like you’re living the good life. together with diet coke, one person will win their dreamt up experience, up to $1000, whatever that may be. concert tickets, a night away, a plane ticket, trading in your old purse for the one you always walk by at the department store but could never buy…

now, this prize looks different for everyone and we want to know what it looks like to YOU! what could we give you that would make you jump up and down?

maybe it’s saying no more to hand washing everything and finally getting a dishwasher? or putting in the expensive tile in your kitchen just because it’s pretty. let us know what your world would look like if it tasted as good as diet coke and we’ll select one winner, at random, to receive their “taste” up to $1000.

here’s how to win…./ this giveaway is now closed and the winner has been selected and notified. 

1) leave us a comment below telling us about something we could give you that would make your world as good as the taste of diet coke. please remember that the prize limit is $1000 so try and make your idea something that would fall in that category.

this giveaway is open for one week. one winner will be chosen at random on thursday,  october 9th, 2014 to receive the prize the described in their comment (value not to exceed $1000) this giveaway is open to domestic readers only. the retail value of prize is $1000. this giveaway is hosted by designlovfest. read official rules and regulations, here

this story is brought to you by diet coke, thank you for supporting the sponsors that allow us to create original content for you. 

(photos by sheila gim for designlovefest)

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10.01.14

GIVEAWAY / PLAIDFOX

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one lucky reader will win this sheepskin runner from PlaidFox! i have one next to my bed and it makes getting up in the morning feel very nice. i like how long this one is too!

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09.30.14

I GUESS I’M TRYING TINDER?

i’ve always been hesitant about online dating. i’ve always just pictured meeting and it being very awkward. but SO many people i know have been on tinder or okcupid and actually have gone on somewhat normal dates. (mixed with some pretty hilarious encounters as well) so i figured, hey why not at leeeeeast sign up and see what it’s all about, right? i’m single, i should try new things.

i must admit it’s pretty entertaining to sit on tinder with your friends and swipe left left left with commentary. and sometimes you even swipe RIGHT which is very exciting. (for those of you that don’t know, that means you think they are hot or cool or whatever.)

for the most part, it’s a lot of guys who send you creepy messages (although i did get one that said “is your name google, because you have everything i’m searchin for” which i thought was pretty funny.) a few dudes that take pictures with selfie sticks, try to act too cool in their profile, and do NOT know how to take a profile pic.

but who knows, maybe there’s hope? have you had any luck on it? i’d love to hear about it!

(download this patterned paint texture here)

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09.30.14

PDX BLOGSHOP

here’s a little behind the scenes and a peek at what we put in our goodie bags in portland! we held our PDX blogshop over at tillamook station last month and it was the perfect space, full of character. a & b creative and the green dandelion made us pretty floral and fern backdrops to liven up the space as well as colorful arrangements for the tables.

ps if you’d like to join one of our upcoming blogshop classes…

los angeles in person (october 25-26 is almost sold out) and you can sign up for our next online class here! mac AND pc accepted for online courses.

aspen summit brought these lovely air plant pots and lampshade bash added these cool pink matches. the leather tote is by the awesome shop amelia presents by the way! one student one it in our instagram contest.

we had so many great students join us! and we ate delicious food in portland after class at tasty n alder.

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