June 2011

mix 'n match

zara real people

Loving these mix 'n match ladies on the Zara People blog!

facet to facet

andrea fairservice jewelry

Look at how cute and bright these baubles are from Song & Dance. I could use one ring for every finger at my next cocktail party!

all the pretty flowers

anthropologie cover march 2010

I found this old Anthropologie catalog on my desk yesterday when I was cleaning out some files. Stunning background with a beautiful dress... I think I kept it around for a reason.

a bit blurry

heart photos by bekka palmer

I tried experimenting with a homemade bokeh filter in the daylight. These filters are usually reserved for night shots, but I love the dreamy effect it has on scenery, plus who doesn't love a heart frame?

lonely palms

photo by bekka palmer

Yesterday, I took a nice long photo walk after lunch. I took about sixty shots during my walk but this was the only one that I ended up liking. These palms look quite lonely in that big bright sky, but at least they have each other.

colors for summer

oliver schwarzwald colors project

Happy Summer Solstice! I'll leave you with these colorful photographs by Oliver Schwarzwald from his Colors project with Hugo Bruls.

Speaking of summer, don't forget today is the last day to enter the What does Summer mean to You? Style.Play.Work.Shop!

here comes the sun


I have been working day and night to prepare for the launch of my online shop at Poppytalk. The summer handmade market went live today and includes these handmade papier-mache balloons that I have been working on. Take a peek and check out all of the other amazing vendors at Poppytalk Handmade.


feather calligraphy

Vintage Collective has spent a great amount of time to scan their personal collection of vintage typography & calligraphy and load it up on flickr. This is my new favorite photostream for inspiration. I am especially loving these calligraphy feathers today!

meet you there

Pinterest meetup

Hey! Pinterest is having a little meetup in LA at Urbanic (only the best paper shop in the world). So, if you are a Pinterest fan like me, let's go! You can RSVP right here.

vintage type

boston and albany

Love this vintage type sample.

// from Vintage Me Oh My


Will davidson

Super fun!

// photographed by Will Davidson for Russh magazine June/July 2010 as seen on Fashion Spreads

happy happy doughnut day

doughnut day illustration

Not only is it Friday, but it's also National Doughnut Day. Rumor has it all of the major chains are giving out free doughnuts. Why are you still reading this? You should be on your way to the nearest Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts!

// illustration by Bekka Palmer

color wonder

kirra jamison drawing

Gorgeous illustration by Kirra Jamison, titled Livin' on a prayer.


introducing the mistress of manners

I'm very excited to introduce yet another side project by yours truly. Appalled at the horrid manners I see everyday, the Mistress of Manners vents her frustrations in a daily tip that even Emily Post would approve. Please take a visit to the Mistress of Manners and submit your questions or annoyances!