Design Fixation

3/31/15

Typeface Tuesday /// Animated Type



This video is so clever. And I'm pretty sure it would be interesting to people who aren't super obsessed with typography, too. For more information, head over here.



3/28/15

DIY Modern Easter Eggs


I'm not a huge fan of pastels. And often, Easter decorations are pastel heavy. So I decided to go rogue and create some bold, colorful eggs with metallic gold accents. Here's what I came up with....


For these orange-y pink eggs, I used 12 drops of red food coloring in a half cup of boiling water with 1 teaspoon of white vinegar. Leave them in for 3-6 minutes, depending on how bright you'd like them to be.


Next, use an oil-based gold paint pen to draw designs on your eggs. Here are some fun pattern ideas that I drew inspiration from.


For these more geometric slate blue eggs, I used about 8 drops of blue, 6 drops of green, and 2 drops of red and the some amount of vinegar and water as before.



And I had to include this little experiment, too... an ombré egg! Dip just the bottom in the dye for about a minute, then dip it in further for another minute, and continue this process until the entire egg is submerged.

Happy Easter everyone!



3/24/15

Typeface Tuesday /// Folded Paper Type


As you may have noticed, I love the combination of paper and typography... so when i find a new variation, I get excited to share it with you guys. This is a cool one, isn't it? I love that a flat piece of paper can be transformed into letters using only folds and cuts. Found here. 



3/22/15

Unique Staircases








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Sometimes I wish I had stairs in my condo, solely because I'd like to decorate them. That's the only reason. So needless to say, I'll be pretty excited when I finally live in a house with a staircase. And I'll be prepared with lots of inspiration. (This isn't the first time I've written about unique stairs, either... head over here for a few more ideas).



3/17/15

Typeface Tuesday /// Craft The Letter



Lettering + craftiness = fabulousness. Is that a word? Brittany Watson Jepsen, the creative mind behind the blog The House That Lars Built, has teamed up with graphic artist Becca Clason for an Instagram series called #CraftTheLetter. Becca designs words using colorful craft materials and then Brittany posts them on Instagram. So cool! And now they've asked their followers to contribute as well. Check out all the submissions here.



3/15/15

Trend Alert /// Birds, Birds and More Birds









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My mom has always been an avid birdwatcher, so we often found ourselves on some sort of avian escapade when I was growing up. So now I love birds. And lately I've noticed bird motifs popping up all over the place. On walls, on textiles and even on jewelry. So I thought I'd share them with you... above are a few lovely examples that I've run across recently.



3/12/15

My 27th Board on Pinterest Is....





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....Colors and Patterns! I don't know how I've lived this long without it. Head over here to see the rest of my pins (and feel free to email me any stunning colorful patterns that you've run across, and I just might pin those too). I also Instagrammed a rug with an interesting pattern this week. 



3/10/15

Typeface Tuesday /// String Type


I'm obsessed with this unusual type treatment using marigold yellow string... I love the geometric feel of the layered threads. Head over here to see more images of this stunning project. It reminds me a bit of this.



3/9/15

10 Space-Saving Tips: How To Make Your Home Feel Larger

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I live in a 525 square foot condo, so I'm always on the hunt for great space-saving products and ideas. I've accumulated quite an arsenal over the years, so I wanted to share some of my favorites with you. So here goes... click "Read more" to check out my 10 tips and ideas to make your space feel larger than it really is.

3/7/15

Trend Alert /// Pops of Bright Yellow








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I've noticed pops of this bright, saturated yellow all over the internet lately and I'm L-O-V-I-N-G it. The shade reminds me of a warm, sunny day. Something we haven't had a long time here in Boston. I think it adds a certain je ne sais quoi to a room. 

What do think? Are you a fan? And if you're still not sure... here's even more yellow inspiration.



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