Well, It’s Friday! I’m hoping this is a relaxing weekend, but looking at my schedules, this weekend will certainly not be sitting on the couch watching TV :) I’ll be off doing some wedding monogram design, so meanwhile, enjoy some of my favorite links from around the web this week.
. Very Vintage Halloween Bash. I’m not so much into Halloween, but this Halloween party decor is too elegant and breathtaking to ignore.
. Fair Isle Sweater Clock at Anthropologie. This is my very first time knowing that a clock can be made out of wool.
. 100 Colors, 100 Days, 100 Writings. I’m thinking of doing a daily creative-driven project such as this. I think it’s good to stay out of our comfort zone for creative growth (look who’s talking ;)). Just like the Neurobics we had to do in school :) I’ve been thinking about the concept but nothing seems right just yet. The new year is coming (Ha! it’s almost 2010.) so that might be a good time to start :)
We are thinking of redecorating our apartment (well, at least we have all the intentions to do that) and I’ve been looking for inspirations. These rug patterns from Anthropologie are just so inspiring. A couple of these rug patterns actually look a bit like Indonesian batik pattern to me. Oh, and that round doily rug with the scalloped edge is just so adorable.
Such a cheesy title, but here’s five of my favorite found for your Friday enjoyment:
. Jessica Claire’s wedding. I’ve been following Jessica’s post about her wedding. It’s also over at Style Me Pretty. Love every single thing about it. Every single elements looks like everything belong to each other.
. Bright Star. It’s in theaters now! I really, REALLY want to watch this movie. I think the set design, the fashion, the poetry, and the whole ambiance would be what I’m most interested with.
. Daily Drop Cap. It’s been going on for a while and I’ve been a loyal follower of this blog. It’s now on letter W. This project is created by Jessica Hische, one of my most favorite typographer and designer.
. Lisa Welge. Some people are just too talented for words. Lisa made her own wedding dress, bridesmaid’s dresses, veil, and invitation. And if it’ possible I think she would also photograph her own wedding, because she’s also such a great photographer :)
This week has been so crazy at school. Time to have a fun, relaxing weekend now. Have a good weekend everyone!
Do you love what you do? This is often a discussion I have with my hub. Now that I am self-employed and freelancing, I think more about it these days. This design brings back memories of college life. Staying up all night doing projects and having to present it in the morning. Trying to get a ride to the nearest Ace Hardware for nuts and bolts to bind this book design. Brainstorming for ideas and writing them on a huge wall of white board. Ah, the innocent and young days! I kinda miss those days :)
A couple weeks ago I was assigned to do a decoration for our church friends’ baby shower. It was a bit of last minute, but I still wanted to put together something nice :) My favorite elements out of everything was the fabric bunting (even though it was such a pain to make) and the diaper cake (this one was so FUN to make!). I’m not sure if anyone would be interested if I put together a tutorial on the diaper cake, but I took step-by-step pictures, so I might do that some time.
If I were to do it again, I’d probably “revise” the felt flower centerpiece. I should’ve had something with more popping colors. I’m also not quite satisfied with the fabric background. I don’t like how the “division” of the panel was still showing. Anyway… all in all it was quite successful. Both the mother-to-be and the father-to-be seemed to be happy, so mission accomplished! :)
I spent all last week struggling with Flash and Actionscript. That’s why I was mostly MIA on the blog + twitter. Man, Action script is a BEAST. I was even so hesitant to go to sleep just so I didn’t forget the script, the rules, the coding, where things are etc… LOL! I thought to myself that I would NEVER ever say yes to another Flash project. It’s just all too complex. But when it’s all said and done… Would I do it all over again? Yes, I would. :) Flash is so complex but also so worth it. The website is not ready for showing just yet, though! :)
So anyways, this week I’m all happy and bright! :) To begin the week, I need to get organized. Everything is so all over the place, even stuffs from last week’s baby shower decoration. Speaking of organization, I saw this Utensilo large wall organizer at Design*Sponge today. It is a dream of many artist and designer, isn’t it? It doesn’t come in cheap price tag, though. $425 on Design Public.