3 {365} A Drawing a Day...

This year, I wanted to make a resolution that was a bit different.  I still pledged to myself that I would work out more, get stressed less, and follow my budget...but more importantly I decided to do a drawing everyday. 

I miss drawing...a lot.  All through high school I had art first period every morning, it was such a fantastic way to start they day and I LOVED it.  In college of course being in Architecture School meant that I started out proving my drawing abilities, but things quickly moved to more technical drawing.  Now being an Architect is a continuation of that idea.  There is so little hand and creative drawing and designing that goes into my job unfortunately.  The drawing that I do is technical and precise and there is an emphasis on perfection. {Future Architects...take note.  They don't tell you things like this...but it is still a great job to have.}

So, I decided to do a little exercise.  One drawing a day.  Some take a few seconds, some an hour. 
The goals are trifold:
To draw...
To be inspired by all the little things..
To be ok with something that is imperfect... 

So, on the last Sunday of each month I plan on sharing a few of my favorite drawing from the month here.  All the drawings can be seen at my Flickr.


4 Fabulous and Yellow at West Elm

CB2 isn't the only place with fantastic yellow items right now.  Check out all the awesome things at West Elm ...fantastic. 

And I now have two good options for desks for our room in LA. {2x2 Console Desk and the Parsons Console Table} I am also thinking the desk I already own from West Elm may need a paint job.


1 Vote for Bella Lulu!

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3 Agent Gallery Chicago

Agent Gallery Chicago...oh man could I do damage here.  I know some people around the blogosphere think that the vintage schoolhouse look is a trend that is over done...but I disagree.  I have been obsessed with this look before I even understood what I was obsessed with, and I don't think it is going away any time soon.
From Pink Shirts and Car Wrecks

1 Perch. Home.

I have mentioned my love of Perch. before...but it really is fantastic.  Perch. has such a lovely home on Magazine Street {next door to my favorite sushi restaurant Sake, in case you come for a visit} and is filled with fantastic goodies for you home.  These are some of my favorites items from their website. That glass table with the floral print is so calling my name. 

I realize this sounds like an advertisement...but it isn't.  I just really like this place.

Oh, and be sure to say hi to Valorie of Visual Vamp when you stop in!


3 Jewelry Storage Inspiration

Revisiting some old but good inspiration...from Martha Stewart.

2 Earth Vibe Apartment Designed by Brad Ford

Earth Vibe Apartment Designed by Brad Ford from Lonny Magazine ...um yes.

35 Fantastic Giveaway Alert!

I am so excited to team up with Jill of Bella Lulu Vintage for a fantastic GIVEAWAY! 

Bella Lulu Vintage is one of my favorite vintage shops on Etsy.  Jill adds at least one new item DAILY, so there is always an amazing selection. She has so many items perfect for Valentine's Day...check out this vintage red sewing machine

Bella Lulu Vintage is also nominated in Poppytalk's Poppies Awards...so be sure to stop by and vote before midnight on Friday!

{The Giveaway!} Up for grabs is a FANTASTIC vintage glove mold. It's a wonderful deep, chalky gray color. It is made of industrial plastic and it's in good vintage condition, with just a bit of rust and general wear. The size is 5" wide, 1 1/4" deep, 12" tall.

{I am so jealous I can't keep this for myself!}

All you have to do is stop by Bella Lulu Vintage and leave a comment here telling us your favorite item. Don't forget to leave your email address so we can contact you when you win! 

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0 Weekly Flowers...

With all the rain and the cold lately, I am longing for warm spring days filled with brightly colored flower options...but for now these will do.

3 Pillows from LAMA

These black and white doily pillows from LAMA have a graphic punch and a splash of granny chic...

4 Black, Grey, and White...

Anthony Glanacakos' tiny but stunning home from Lonny Magazine. I love all of the black, grey, and white with pops of bright accents. Very well done for a guy in a small space on a small budget.

0 Shelves from the Plug In House

Did you see this house tour on Apartment Therapy?  There are some strange things in the house {birds, I am talking about you}, but the unique shelving units are fantastic...I like that they become art in themselves.


4 Valentine's Day Banners in the Etsy Shop!

Valentine's Day Banners are now in the Etsy Shop! Perfect to add to your Valentine's Day decor, to put on a package, or as a gift..

Also check out these great Valentine's Day printables featured above:
DIY Valentine’s Day Goodie Bags from Twig & Thistle...I printed mine on cardstock instead of a bag.
Adorable printable Animal Valentines...the whale is featured above, but I love the owl too!

1 Beautiful Inspiration...

Very lovely inspiration for today...
{1} South End Drama from Apartment Therapy {love that art work}
{2} Industrial Chic with soft graphic accents from {This is Glamorous} via Pink Wallpaper
{3} Office with awesome light and industrial furniture from Loft Life


5 One Happy Room...

One happy room...clean white wood floors, couch, and storage with bright striped pillows and rug, a perfect yellow rocker, and a Sanna Annukka print from Homebug.

Sorry for the lack of posts today...this respiratory infection is keeping me from being very productive.


4 Inspiration Sunday...

Lovely space with turquoise bookcases, warm wood, and books everywhere...from Skona Hem


4 NOLA Street Art

A few weeks ago I decided I had to photograph this awesome street art before the grey ghost paints over them or they are covered by vegetation.   I see the pink girl all the time on my way home and I was so excited to find the black, white, and yellow girls just off Magazine Street...although I have many photographs of New Orleans, I really want to start some comprehensive documentation this spring.  This city is so amazing, I feel like after living here for almost 10 years I really should have a record of my experiences.


2 Pentagram's What Type Are You? Quiz

I finally got around to taking Pentagram's What Type Are You? Quiz {found thanks to How About Orange- see her post for the password} First, let me say I heart Pentagram. Second, according to the font psychologist, I am Archer Hairline...which I think suits me just right.

0 Jacket in a Packet....

After having the rainiest month EVER in New Orleans last month, I decided a rain jacket was in order.  Old Navy's Jacket in a Packet was too cute to pass on...I am a sucker for things that fold into small packages.

3 Black, White, and Yellow Inspiration

Black, White, and Yellow inspiration from Skona Hem...love all the textures and patterns!

0 Altitude Design Summit

I am so super jealous of all those who are attending the Altitude Design Summit.  The tweets and posts coming from the design bloggers who are there are confirming that is amazing.  I was floored last night to read that {Black.White.Yellow.} was on the panel's list of Everyday Reads of Top Design Sites...see the entire list here.  So exciting...thank you!

1 Good Random Inspiration....

Some great inspiration images from the random file...
{1} Cool hallway cutout detail with awesome black shiny floors via Cup of Jo
{2} We are planning a kitchen renovation for my parents townhouse in LA.  According to the plan in my head,  it will include an L-shaped bench seat with a tulip table and some great modern chairs...lets see if we can get my parents on board!
{3} I really, really love bar carts....via Design is Mine
{4}cube bookshelves via Create H Design
{5} Black, white, yellow, and turquoise with some hollywood regency thrown into the mix...check!  via Create H Design
{6} Muted turquoise walls and a fireplace filled with books...so lovely. From stylist Dave Coote


5 Amazing Home in Madrid

Fashion designer David Delfin and architect-turned-photographer Gorka Postigo's awesome home in Madrid from Apartment Therapy...I love the manyly crisp feel this home exudes, and my brown worn leather obsession continues...

0 Help Haiti Rise

Fretto prints is offering this fantastic HELP HAITI RISE shirt for $15, with 100% of sales going to Partners in Health who are helping those in need in Haiti.  I tweeted about this yesterday, but I think it is a great cause so I just wanted to reiterate.
Found via Black*Eiffel

5 Pennant Rubber Stamp Project Inspiration

I completely love this project!  A homemade rolling rubber stamp made from a seam roller and a rubber band.  How appropriate is the pennant for my latest crafting?  This would be perfect to use on my Etsy Shop packaging....

From Just Something I Made via Creature Comforts


0 A Yellow Table...

3 Stylist Sasa Antic

Amazing interiors from Stylist Sasa Antic via  Decor8

2 Leather Feather Headband!!

I have to give a big shout out to Ez of Creature Comforts this morning...here is why:

Every since I posted about these headbands back in November, I haven't stopped thinking about them.  However, I just couldn't justify $24 plus shipping for a headband, no matter how great it is.  After Christmas I seriously thought about splurging, but they had sold out of the brown one, which is the one I really wanted. 

Then, this morning I see Ez's fantastic post on Black and White and Naturally Patterned, which is awesome enough in itself...but it has a link to Thief and Bandit's Etsy Shop, which I had no idea even existed; where my headband is not only in stock, but cheaper, and has free shipping! Wohoo!

So thanks Ez!  I can't wait to wear this headband...it is going to be PERFECT for my Muses costume during Mardi Gras, which is just around the corner! Yay!

I am way excited for this early on a Wednesday morning....

0 Brown and Jewel Tones?

Brown and Jewel Tones? Ok!
See more at Apartment Therapy...


0 New Felt Mini Pennant Banners! {Etsy Shop Update}

I am working on all kinds of new felt mini banners for the shop including signature black, white, and yellow, a special edition for valentines day, and custom orders.  Want me to make you one in your favorite color combo? Just convo me on Etsy, or leave a comment here!


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