Friday, December 13, 2013

SHOPPING LIST // COATS


The weather in Atlanta has been particularly cold this year and it has me thinking about 
adding a new coat or two to my closet.

wish*list

GREY:: Zara Loop Knit Coat  //  Club Monaco Irina Striped Wool Coat
PINK:: J.Crew Stadium-Cloth Cocoon Coat  //  Zara Boucle Coat
CAMEL:: Club Monaco Carolyn Leather Sleeve Jacket  //  Zara Coat With Buckle Collar

Thursday, December 5, 2013

HANDMADE // WOODEN ORNAMENTS


Kicking off this holiday season with a DIY project. Whenever I am on the hunt for a
couple new ornaments for the tree I can never find the color palette I am looking for. 
So, I always like to make a couple myself each year so I can achieve
color palette perfection.


THE LIST

a couple of paintbrushes
a couple different colors of loose glitter ( i used gold, silver, cooper, white )
washi tape / painters tape
a couple different colors of acrylic paint ( i used cream, pink, mint )
popsicle sticks
hot glue + glue gun
thin ribbons
scissors
gold spray paint ( not pictured )
white glue ( not pictured )
paper plates ( not pictured )


Grab your popsicle sticks and hot glue gun to get started. Lay the sticks down in a star
formation ( shown above ) and next place a small dot of hot glue in the center of the sticks
and glue them together.  I let them sit over night to dry but about 20 minutes should be fine. 


The first ornament is the one that inspired it all. I remember making little stars dusted in
glitter that looked just like this when I was younger. It is a memory that has always stuck.


MAKE //

Use one of the popsicle stick stars created earlier that has had time to dry. Next, lay a strip of
white glue down the center of each popsicle stick and spread with a paint brush. ( *note*
dip the paint brush in a little bit of warm water to help the glue spread evenly and easily )
Quickly, before the glue starts to dry, hold the glue covered star over a paper plate and
generously dump glitter all over. I kept one stick spare to hold on to, to make the star easy
to handle. I covered the bare stick with glue and glitter after the rest of the arms have dried.


Repeat with as many colors and popsicle sticks as you please!


Next up we have a color blocked star with a golden base.


MAKE //

Grab some of the blank stars that have already been glued together and spray them gold.
Wait about 10 to 15 minutes and then flip them over and spray the other side. 


Once the stars have dried on both sides — grab some washi tape and tape off the ends.


Use the acrylic paint to paint the ends that are taped off and let dry.


Once the paint is dry—remove the washi tape to reveal a nice clean line.


The last one is a glitter tipped star ornament which combines techniques from the two above.


First paint your stars entirely with the acrylic paint on both sides.
Set aside for 10-15 minutes to dry.


Once dry, tape off the ends like you did in no. 2. Next, paint the ends with glue and dust with
glitter like did in no. 1.  Let dry 10 - 15 minutes and then shake off the loose glitter and
remove the tape.


And there you have it! Now that all the stars decorated we need to make a way to hang
the ornaments from the tree.


Get the hot glue gun out again and cut serval strips of ribbon about 2 inches in length.


Place a dot of glue to hold the ribbon together. Then place a second dot of glue on the backside 
( just decide which side is the backside ). Next, gently press the ribbon down hold for a second 
and let dry.


And there you have it—three different handmade ornaments to add to you tree/decor 
this year. These little stars also make good gift wrap toppers or decoration on a basket.






























Tuesday, December 3, 2013

GREENHEART WELLNESS BRAND BOARD


Just wrapped designing a brand board for Greenheart Wellness and it has been so fun to see
the brand come to life. Again, I am so grateful to be able to work with such an awesome client.
She is busy getting her business started but I will be sure to share when the website launches.
See the process and secondary options here and here.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

ENTRYWAY // LIGHTING


 


Two weeks ago I shared my mood board for our entryway here. I had since moved along
to purchase the chandelier and console and I could not wait their arrival. Unfortunately, 
the console arrived damaged and the chandelier was too big (oops). So now, I am back to square
one. Figured I would start with the light fixture and move on from there — one step at a time.
These are a couple I have my eye on.









Wednesday, November 20, 2013

LUST // MUST


1  //  2  //  3

Discovered Jessie Baylin earlier this year and was immediately drawn to her throwback-retro
sound. Her voice is so effortless and her latest, Little Spark, is the perfect record to throw on
to set a laid-back vibe. She also has killer style — it's kinda like rock n' roll basics with lots of 
leather, boots, and simple tees.

:: LUST ::

shirt  //  necklace  //  leather jacket  //  boots  //  jeans  //  ring  //  sunglasses

:: MUST ::

necklace  //  jacket  //  jeans  //  shirt  // ring //  boots  //  sunglasses

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

ENTRY WAY

1  //  2  //  3  //  4  

For as long as we have been in this house, ( 5 years ) we have never had a properly put together
entry way. We are coming to the close with getting settled in our new space and I only have a couple more areas of the house that need attention. 


The entry way of the house sets the mood for the rest. Ours has been a bad impression for years. Because of our lack of space before it always lent it's self as a catch all — which is terrible to see all that mess when you walk through the door. I put this mood board together to get my thoughts focused on this space. 

Bud Vase  //  End Table  //  Console  //  Book



Monday, November 4, 2013

GREENHEART WELLNESS // PART TWO


northern grade  //  dinner in the woods  //  flower girl  //  smile  //  heart  //  manger  //  truth

Today I am going to share the rest of the Greenheart Wellness logo process. I know I said it before,
but working with this client was so great. Projects like this is what makes me fall in love with graphic design all over again. About the mood board above — this concept is called "Connected to Nature" and this is the board from which the brand started. The client really liked how this concept connected back to her tagline of "Health. Healing. Growth." The aspect of nature also ties in well with the company name — Greenheart Wellness.


These are a couple of the concepts presented to the client for this mood board and in the 
end we used different elements from these ideas to complete the final logo.




So there ya' have it — the final logo for Greenheart Wellness. Next, we are working on a
brand board to really bring the brand to life. I think this client is going to do some amazing
things with her program and I cannot wait to see what comes next.









Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WAKE ME UP WHEN IT'S FRIDAY



My original plan was to share the final logo for Greenheart Wellness today but this week has 
been completely insane at work. By insane I mean working til' midnight and branding on the fly.

I can totally relate to the girl in the photo above plus this color palette is killer. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

GREENHEART WELLNESS // PART ONE


yoga  //  kale  //  heart  //  elliots  //  flora  //  woman  //  plant  //  type

It is always a thrill when I am able to partner up with awesome client and create something
wonderful. Over the past month and a half I have been working on a logo & branding for a
new company called Greenheart Wellness. I am so excited to share the final logo — but first
we are gong to take a look at the  moodboards and logos for the concepts we didn't end up using. 

The concept above is called "Fresh + Clean" — which is a bright and airy approach to highlight
the tagline "Health. Healing. Growth". I used simple typography with an organic twist — paired
with a color palette inspired by the vibrant greens in nature.


Originally, the client thought she would choose a logo from this concept based on the
mood board. I really liked how simple these logos are — they really pushed me out of my
comfort zone.


yoga  //  stamp  //  hand writing  //  free  //  &  //  heart  //  type

This next concept is called "Boho at Heart" and was based mostly on the human touch.
Hand drawn type and elements were used to give an emotional and tangible connection.


These logos were meant to be a little more playful and have a little more energy.
I really like the idea of heart made of hand drawn type.

A third concept was also presented and that is the one that we moved forward with to
establish her brand. Check back on Wednesday to see the final logo.




Friday, October 25, 2013

DOMAIN


So this finally happened. 

— www.thewarehouseblog.com —

I bought the domain a while back and never took the time to set it up.
It feels good to check this off the to-do list.

Happy Friday.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

CURRENT VIBE :: MINIMAL



Stumbled upon Raben Saloner tonight and I couldn't be happier.



Effortless styling with a moody color palette give these simple silhouettes some serious edge.
These looks are from the First Collection 2013.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A DOSE OF GLAM


Had to take a last minute work trip which resulted in a magazine binge at the airport.


This month's issue of Elle Decor features Cameron Diaz's New York City apartment
styled by Kelly Wearstler on the front cover and I could not resist the color combinations.


Emerald cabinets + brassy backsplash and counters + ashy onyx floors. 
This kitchen — holy moley. 


Really into this brass bed frame and gilded ceilings. This whole apartment is seductive
and feminine. Maybe a little to glam for my everyday life but damn it sure looks good.