Hello and welcome to a new week of decor8ing and creative inspiration! :) How are you? I’m still unpacking but I’ve also been working a lot on a project for my students in Morocco since I fly to Marrakesh on Friday so I’m quite busy buzzing around trying to get everything finished in time for my flight! When I’m back from Morocco I’ll share with you what I made for them (with photos!) and I’ll also share lots of trip highlights too.
What do these flowers have to do with Morocco? Well, I was looking for flowers to put in my hair for my upcoming trip because I have this idea to wear my long hair up since it’s warm in Marrakesh and I’d love to clip a big fabric flower on the side behind my ear… And I came across the beautiful Emerson Made site again and thought, “Oh yes, perfect.” See like this…
Of course, flowers aren’t only for clipping in your hair! Gently resting on a set table is rather elegant too, don’t you think? In fact, wouldn’t it be fun to host a ladies lunch with the flowers posing as a centerpiece but when the meal is served everyone is invited to choose one to clip into their hair for a group photo? And then to keep as a memory of this fun time together? I just love personal, sweet gestures like this. I want to be invited to a party hosted by someone so thoughtful (and stylish!) don’t you!?
Perhaps I will try to make a flower pin for my hair (if there is time) before I leave or maybe I’ll just buy something in a nearby shop since I don’t have time to order from Emerson Made, but if you do then Emerson Made is your site for flowers to embellish your hair, shirt, table… These are all so lovely, aren’t they?
(images: emerson made)
Yes, there is yet another e-magazine to drool over, this time it is published by an Australian designer and it is called Adore. Their first issue just launched (don’t let the Spring bit on the cover throw you off, for in Australia it is Spring) and it is a home and lifestyle magazine founded and created by interior designer Loni Parker. Would you like a peek?
“Adore Home’s mission is to bring you beautiful homes from across the globe, tips and design advice from interior experts, as well as easy online access to the latest home treasures. Our magazine makes design resources and products just a click away.”
I enjoyed seeing the home of fellow design blogger, Caitlin Wilson, who lives in Dubai and works there as an interior designer. Her home is so alive with personality and style and her baby is adorable. I love seeing some lifestyle shots in books and magazines along with the interior photos, don’t you? It makes it all so real to me…
(images: adore magazine)
Stylist, photographer, writer, art director — I could go on and on — the talented Matthew Mead wrote to me recently to share some of the pages of his new magazine, Holiday, and I thought I’d show you a glimpse or two to inspire you today. I’m so proud to see Matthew doing a magazine!
This self-published magazine was born of Matthew’s desire to connect directly with readers and to produce, direct, style and photograph every aspect of his work and create something beautiful to hopefully fill the void on newsstands today. He even writes the recipes! I don’t know about you, but I could use some tea and cookies right about now…
As you can see, his premiere issue includes a variety of decorating styles, recipes, entertaining and more and I appreciate that he is experimenting with less traditional color palettes — it’s a refreshing change and feels very fresh. His goal is to expand with a quarterly magazine filled with inspiring seasonal lifestyle and decorating ideas — the launch of HOLIDAY will hopefully pave the way!
If you’d like a copy of this magazine, you may purchase it through his site (he ships worldwide) and your copy will arriving during the first week of November.
(images: matthew mead)