Color + Party + Wedding / Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010

dream wedding reception

I envisioned so many themes for my reception, but alas, you can only choose one direction. I would have LOVED globs and globs of balloons, think “Up”. However, a part of me thought “too overdone” and another part thought “too birthday party.” SO, one of these days, I’ll be holding a balloon glob fest. Watch out!


Amusement of the day: Have you seen the blog They Draw and Cook? I completely devoured it for breakfast this morning. It’s a wiki illustrated cookbook and they are accepting submissions for their published book until the 10th of October, so get your illustrations on! 

Images from Oh Happy Day and Snippet and Ink. sorry the image is pixelated, but otherwise you just can’t tell they are balloons.

Life + Wedding / Friday, 1 Oct 2010

Like mother, like daughter…before and after

This here on the right is my mother. My mother is “the full package” according to my dad (and I highly concur.) Mom had her wedding dress made by a friend who did costume design for theater in LA. I had never considered adapting the dress for my own until I realized how glum wedding dress shopping is. Enter mom’s great idea to use hers. Genius. Also enter Kimi of Moonpools and Caterpillars fame. Among many things, Kimi is an amazing seamstress and expressed enthusiasm and courage at the notion of transforming this original 80’s wonder to 2010 glory. Kimi, you are a miracle worker even though it was more of a headache than any of us predicted. She took off the high neck, turned the dress around so the row of buttons are in the front, cut out the masses of liners, slimmed it down, deleted the lower bell sleeves, created a v-neck and voilá. I added a braided green belt with white/off white/blush pink flowers much in the same spirit of my mom’s purple sash. I couldn’t have been more pleased!

Photography by Ali Degraff. More pictures on 100 Layer Cake.

amusement of the day: Dot, the world’s smallest stop-motion animation character (even smaller than Marcel? How about a duel?) Thanks Carissa!

Color + Design + Home + Interiors / Thursday, 5 Aug 2010

not quite blue not quite green

 …but ever just right. I’m not sure I’d ever have the courage to do a room so dark like this but if you pair this teal with the right colors like tomato red, plum, mustard and a rich brown, it hits the spot. I’ve been collecting images for this post for some time so let’s see if I saved the resources…

Teal with red and woods. Lovely. By photographer Toni Meneguzzo

Adrian Briscoe via Sarah Kaye

Chris Everard via Sarah Kaye