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July 2009

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Sia Grafica Blog

July 6, 2009

Just a little note that I’ve updated the blog of the week… meet Sia Grafica from Rotterdam. Sia is a doll, we met in person last year and I instantly felt like she would be someone I’d like to stay in touch with for a long time.

Sia Grafica Blog

I love her illustrative style, she is so talented… and her personal style is just great too which you can easily spot the second you visit her lovely blog where I always find the best & most unique things from music to decor and fashion. Plus she’s a fan of Bones and Bjork — what’s not to love about her. :) Enjoy!

(images: sia grafica)






Inspiration

8 Inspiring Photographers On Flickr

July 6, 2009

I’m feeling very visual today and not in the mood to write… I’m more interested in allowing my eyes to wander vs. typing. Perhaps you feel the same way after a long activity-filled holiday weekend? (As a little by the way: it flew for me and was extremely busy, you too? But I got to meet fellow blogger Nichole from Little Brown Pen and her husband and kids which was a highlight! She wrote about her visit to my home here.) So! How about we play a little game of show and tell? I’ll share 8 Flickr photographers who never cease to inspire me and you can do the same – though it doesn’t have to be 8 of course. Just name drop a few by chiming in below. Perhaps you can introduce me and your fellow readers to those on your radar — I love finding new and exciting work to bookmark.

8 Inspiring Photographers On Flickr 1. -Yuki-

8 Inspiring Photographers On Flickr

2. Shana Rae {Florabella}

8 Inspiring Photographers On Flickr

3. Skippy Designs

8 Inspiring Photographers On Flickr

4. Dawbis

8 Inspiring Photographers On Flickr

5. Tartelette

8 Inspiring Photographers On Flickr

6. Perfect Bound

8 Inspiring Photographers On Flickr

7. Anneso Cachemireetsoie

8 Inspiring Photographers On Flickr

8. Siebe

Who are your current Flickr favorite photographers? Please comment below with links so that we can all see. ;)

(images linked above to the source)






Handmade

Lou Rota

July 6, 2009

Have you heard of UK designer Lou Rota before? If you’ve browsed Not On The High Street lately then perhaps you have. They carry some of her collection of recycled mis-matched ceramics and they’re certainly worth a look… especially if you enjoy collecting quirky plates and share her passion for nature themes and vintage china.

Lou Rota

Lou Rota

The latest indie trend seems to be bugs on dinnerware — have you noticed? What do you think – yes, no, sometimes? I have two opinions. If I display them on the wall or in a cabinet only — fine. Cute! If I serve dinner on them, not fine unless it is to close friends who share my sense of humor. I’m not too keen on bugs peeking through my salad greens though, I’ll admit. Then again, it may be a good way to stay on a diet! ha!

View all of Lou Rota’s fantastic creations here.

(images: not on the high street)






DIY

Happy Long Weekend!

July 2, 2009

In the states it’s time for the annual Independence Day (The Fourth of July) festivities and being such a patriotic country it’s quite a massive event here and nearly everyone takes off on Friday to prepare for the big day.

Happy Long Weekend!

This is my last month living in America so I’m going to take in every last moment I can to spend with friends and family before I go so I have lots happening between now and Monday. Enjoy your weekend, holiday or not, and I’ll be back on Monday, July 6th!

xo,

Holly

(images: a fun DIY that Kathleen sent to me yesterday to post here, you can use this for the 4th or use the template to make these cute things for a basic summer party).






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