Posts Categorized: Design

Design + Life + YouTube / Thursday, 11 Aug 2016

Our new blinds from blinds.com

Our new blinds from blinds.com

The studio space I share with a few other creatives is located on a dairy farm (for reals—there are hundreds of cows on the property) and our building used to be a farmer’s co-op. When we first discovered the space a few years ago it hadn’t been occupied in a number of years and it felt that way too. It was dusty and crowded with old industrial furniture. It needed a LOT of TLC and it took about a year of renovations to do it. Here are the before and after pictures.

I’ve been in the space for nearly a year now and there have been a number of items that I’ve needed to take in order for it to feel comfortable and workable because for awhile I was feeling the harshness that comes with such a space. For example, in the winter the sun wasn’t as much as a problem. In fact, we welcomed it in because Utah can get quit cold. However, once summer set in I knew we would be in trouble especially since the windows in our office are south facing. You see, our space didn’t have any form of window treatments and turns out window treatments are important. Ha! I knew we could get some simple curtains to do the job in a pinch, but I thought that for all of our needs we would probably need something more functional and durable. Something that could withstand the more industrial demands of the environment.

I researched a number of companies to work with to install some blinds and ultimately decided on blinds.com because they had the variety I needed and it seemed like they placed a high emphasis on customer service. AND I WAS RIGHT. Even from the initial email I knew we would be in good hands. They took such good care of our of us and listened to our needs and went above and beyond the call of duty. I suppose it could be because they were going to be mentioned in a blog post (not surprisingly, it seems to propel people to be on their best behavior…for the most part), but everyone I worked with was so great to work with and really wanted to make sure that we got the best treatment for our needs.  Read on →

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Design + Party / Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016

Backyard boho party

Beautiful outdoor living with The House That Lars Built for ArhausA few weeks ago I had a family reunion planned at my parent’s house in Southern California. I knew there would be more people than normal and seating would be scarce. I teamed up with Arhaus to make the experience both efficient and comfortable for the space. Because my parent’s beach town is pretty much paradise, the indoors/outdoors experience is in strong force. I wanted to focus on leading people outside, which would aid in indoor traffic flow. I mean, who doesn’t love spending time in perfect year-round 75 degree weather?!Beautiful outdoor living with The House That Lars Built for Arhaus

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Design + downloads / Monday, 1 Aug 2016

August desktop wallpaper

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I’m in a terrible habit of having vanilla ice cream from the Mr. Softee truck that visits my work frequently. I made this after a trip to his ice cream truck this past week.

Access the wallpapers here.

by Monica Lynch 

Get more desktop wallpaper and iphone wallpaper here

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Design + paper + Round ups / Friday, 29 Jul 2016

9 inspiring paper artists to follow on Instagram

9 inspiring paper artists to follow on Instagram

As you might be aware by now, I LOVE working with paper. I love everything about it. I love that paper is not supposed to make shapes. It’s flat and you’re only supposed to write on it. Right?!

NOPE! There are some amazingly inspiring paper artists who break the 2D mold and make magic out of nothing. Here’s a round up of some of my favorite paper artists to follow on Instagram.

Happy weekend!

See the full list below

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Design + Life + Round ups / Friday, 15 Jul 2016

9 Instagrams to follow for National Ice Cream Day

9 Instagrams to follow for National Ice Cream Day

National Ice Cream done is July 17th and we are celebrating with a big helping of some gorgeous eye candy! Instagrammers have gone wild photographing America’s favorite dessert and there seems to be a certain pattern: bright background, delicious cone, globs of ice cold scoops. BUT, it’s gone up a notch with some clever pun makers. Here are some clever Instagammers to follow to celebrate National Ice Cream day. Read on →

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