The design: this poster by Jordan Dale Young is a burning hot summer day visualized. Saturated, hot colors are self-explanatory, but what is it about ultra geometric designs that screams summertime?
The translation: let’s pretend it’s a breezy summer night instead of a hot summer day shall we? Grab a spot on your handmade hammock filled with pillows, wrap up in a fluffy pom-pom fringed duvet, and enjoy a few bold accessories. Doesn’t that sound like a dreamy summer evening?
Handwoven Karoo Hammock, Anthropologie ($178)
Lindi Fringe Duvet & Euro Sham, Anthropologie (from $58)
Cocktail Table, Low, Plumo (£139)
Aziza Crewelwork Pillow x 2, Anthropologie (from $108)
Colour Block Lantern, Plumo (£49)
Design Residency is a collaborative series with Bedsidesign and Java AFICIONADO! Make sure to peek at their choices this week.
I’m not much of a nail art fan, but if more manicure enthusiasts styled their looks like this Refinery 29 feature, I might just get on board. These cut paper designs are so summery they’ve got me yearning for a pool and a glass of iced tea.
…sometimes you have to just draw a cat instead. I call this one, poetically, “Charlie Stretch..”
I got a little distracted (obsessed) voting for all of the Minted 2013 Holiday Card Challenge entries last night and neglected the blogging world completely. You guys: it’s addictive. Some entries are boring, and some are great, and then there are some that are really confusing. Those are my favorite–there’s one that’s just a drawing of a pig, which I love and don’t understand at all. Does that make me a terrible person? Keep in mind, my mom and I were looking at these together, so if it does make me a terrible person, it’s because I was raised that way! You can vote for me entries here, here, and here (or see the sidebar!) by the way–I hope you like them because they are good and not delightfully bad, but really as long as they make you smile I’m pretty okay with it.
Ahhh, the store credit: all strings aside, it’s permission to shop and I love that. I have a store credit at Anthropologie after the silk dress I bought with my birthday gift card turned out to not have deep enough seam allowances and fell apart after one use (it sounds bad, but given how often I shop there, a single piece not working out won’t put me off of the store–plus, their return policy is exceptionally forgiving). So, for this week’s fashion post, I’m taking a different tactic. Instead of giving you a wearable design, I need you to help me decide: which summer dress?
Left-to-right: Kasi Embroidered Dress ($198), Lotus Shirt Dress ($168), Tasseled Sayulita Poncho ($88)
Lately I keep revisiting Klas Fahlen‘s whimsically sophisticated illustrations. I’ve been a fan of his colorful line drawings for years, but something about their playful and exotic nature feels perfect for summertime. Klas is Swedish, and while I can definitely see the modern, minimal Scandinavian influence on designs, for some reason his illustrations always have me thinking “Spain!”
You know I love those dogs–and I’m definitely going to be referencing that barbecue style map on my road trip later this summer!
Images via the Art Department and Agent Bauer.
Bull terriers have always been my dad’s favorite breed of dog, and I can see why: they have a certain ridiculous quality to them, with their clownish personalities and tough-guy looks. When we first brought the Striped Cat home, my dad immediately loved him because he said his nose resembled a bull terrier (I’ve never been able to see it myself). I spotted this fellow in Madrid, on my way to the airport to head home–they seem to be a popular breed there, just another reason it’s one of my favorite cities.
Happy early Father’s Day, Dad!
If you love dog stalking, you should really think about getting a custom portrait of your own fur baby!
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A couple of weeks ago, I spent an entire weekend putting together a suite of printables for Glitter Guide’s most recent collaboration with Target’s Summer Up campaign: a summery beer-tasting party (sounds fun right?). I’ve been at Glitter Guide for about seven months now, and this project is the most fun thing I’ve ever done with Glitter Guide (yes, more fun than a photo shoot at my fave cider bar!) You can check out the entire feature and download everything you need to throw your own Brews & Bites party on Glitter Guide today!