Friday, February 27, 2009


I am in true awe of Eva Zeisel. She is an inspiration to me. To still be designing at 102 at such a high level is amazing.

Eva Zeisel: Distinguished By Design from Jeremy Bales on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Love is Sticky

I must confess my love for sticky-notes! My husband and I are pretty much obsessed with office supplies. It's strange, I know, but there it is. I use these little guys all the time. They work great for brainstorming new ideas. I've heard you need to generate a lot of trash to get to the treasure. So you can easily jot down each idea on tiny sticky notes and toss individual ideas out and rearrange the rest. A large sheet of paper can be intimidating, so this takes care of that issue as well. 

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Inspired by yellow

I'm am always inspired by nature. This shot in particular is so great in many ways. But most of all is that fact that it's yellow. Yellow is the new "it" color. Combined with a dark color for contrast. So of course dark brown works fabulously, as seen in this photo. Yellow can also be seen paired with dark shades of gray, navy, purple, green and black. A lot of people aren't fond of yellow, but I say take another look. There are a ton of great inexpensive textiles, accessories and paints available. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My Exotic Plant?

This is a photo of what I thought surely must have been some type of tropical plant growing from one of our fir trees. It was so fragrant and wonderful. I set out to do a full search to find it's name. I found nothing. I went to take another photo to show some folks and I found this awesome caterpillar. I then abandoned my search for the plant and focused on the caterpillar. Well my search for the identification of the caterpillar led me to the i.d. of my wonderful plant. Much to my dismay it ended up being a milk weed plant. Yes, my exotic plant was a weed. But not just any weed, it is the only plant that the monarch butterflies eat and lay their eggs on. My caterpillar would soon become a lovely butterfly! Upon learning my plant was really a weed, my initial reaction would have been to pull it, even though I had originally thought it to be wonderful. Don't let other's prejudices change your way of looking at things. You can find inspiration in anything, even a common weed, if you just take the time to look.
Blog Widget by LinkWithin