30 til 30 + Crafts + DIY + Party + Projects / Tuesday, 22 May 2012

30 til 30: Gold!

Guys, I’m SO behind with my 30 crafts in 30 days before 30 years. I hope this isn’t a premonition of this upcoming decade. Yikes! But today’s is SUPER easy. I mean, SUPER. Just get some gold spray paint, masking tape, and some kraft paper notebooks and you’re golden (te he, sorry, punny.) I picked these notebooks up in Berlin at a store I like to call “heaven” but it’s really called Modular. It’s a supplies store with anything your heart desires and Germany prices are SO amazing. Anything is compared to Denmark though.
1. Just cover the parts your want protected with masking tape. I didn’t have any at the moment so I used some cheap stuff that comes off easily. 
2. Give it a little spray from about 18″ away. It doesn’t need too much.

3. The best part is definitely the ripping off moment. Look how nice that line looks.

Voila! Now I have a few notebooks for my new studio space. Thanks to Line for helping me with the photos.
Countdown:
20 days and 26 more projects.
PS- don’t forget to enter the illustration giveaway! Last day is today! 
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Europe + Life + This week / Friday, 18 May 2012

This week!

I’m in Berlin! I arrived this morning to a wonderful apartment that I’m sharing with Rubi and Anne. I can’t wait to show more pictures of it next week. We’re here to attend The Hive, the blogging conference for Europe (are you coming?!). It’s SO nice to meet all my blogging friends in real life. Have a great weekend!

Here’s what went on this week:
Mexican picado flags for my countdown (I’m SO behind)
Florals on my bike basket for the month of June
Some floor inspiration for my new studio
Pics of our trip to Reykjavik
My new column for Brooklyn Bride about finding meaning for your wedding

pics above from Rubi‘s, Anne’s, and my Instagrams

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Copenhagen + flowers + on my basket + Projects / Thursday, 17 May 2012

30 til 30: floral basket

I’m already SO far behind on my 30 ’til 30 pledge. This is not a good sign. I thought I’d kill 2 birds with 1 stone with a second installment of “On my bike” for one of my craft days. For the month of April I made aluminum flowers and this month I caved and went with fake flowers. But really, can you resist these bright, cheap puppies? They’re like a buck at Tiger and they seriously make my day every time I look at them. 

With that, I’m off to Berlin tomorrow for the weekend to attend The Hive.

So where we at? 25 days to go and 27 more projects. 

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Iceland + Life + Scandinavia + travel / Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Reykjavik

So far I’ve covered our Iceland trip without mentioning the capital, Reykjavik, once. For shame! It’s the largest city in Iceland though it feels like a town compared with other cities. I was struck by its mountainous yet Scandinavian feel. A lot of homes are built out of corrugated iron so it feels like temporary housing, but I’ve been told it’s very sturdy–did you know the country lies on a huge fault?! Doesn’t scare me much being from California, but add volcanoes to their list of natural disasters you realize they really must love where they live in order to stay. Yikes. The Hallgrimskirkja, above, is awesome. You must go up the tower to see the view of the city with all the colorful roofs. That’s one thing about Icelanders, they love color. Like this wall, below, and the roofs.
There are several of these waterfall installations throughout the city. I can’t seem to find the name of the artist…anyone?

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Design + Home + House + in the studio + Inspiration + Life / Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Floor treatment inspiration

My new studio space has wonderful wood flooring. Two rooms are a beautiful herringbone pattern and the other is plain vertical planking. I’m ACHING to paint on some black and white diamonds like this party scene on the plain planking and then keep the integrity of the herringbone with a wonderful stain. What do you think? Have you ever done either? Any tips?

Party scene 
Herringbone

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