Still on my The Martian kick. Also, we're starting to see sprouts in our garden! How exciting!
Happy April Fools! I found these guys a few years ago posting the most amazing paper cut outs. They've since created a beautiful lamp shade made entirely out one piece of paper! Not quite origami, but very cool!
Have you read The Martian? Read it! I love it! But I'm a space junky. I wish I had the brain to be a scientist! NASA said the book (not the movie) is about 95% accurate to space life! Incredible that a non-astronaut author could be so accurate...he must have done loads of background research. Give it a read!
A lot of my ideas come while I'm reading. I'm not sure why, maybe my brain gets bored and goes for a thought wander...but I love books and have been trying to increase my reading time a bit more. It takes away from screen time and helps me get lost in my own imagination. Gaudi's beautiful creations were inspired by science and biology mixing with art. He created the perfect marriage. There's something about science that can sometimes create the best inspirations.
What girl doesn't love shoes? Honestly! They are essential to every girl's closet. Last year I participated in a small pop up and a friend of mine walked in wearing the most bright and shiny brogues. That is when I learned about Miista - a London brand that makes fashion forward shoes in Spain. Funky, fresh and unique. Happy Friday!
Being a small business owner is no cake walk! Last year, I picked up a few contracts to save for our wedding. I can't tell you how much I missed being my own boss. But that said, there's a certain feeling of security while working contract. Paychecks are regular, you have people around you to socialize with, you learn a different style and best of all, your schedule coordinates with everyone elses schedule in your life. But after a while, I felt my creativity sliding and I craved the freedom I had when it was just me and lamp business. My days were long. I'd wake up early to fill orders or do admin things, my nights were full of either wedding planning or more orders. There was no room for creative thought. I missed folding for fun. I missed my creativity. As a result, I cut back on working on lamps until our wedding and until my contract ended. It's hard to admit defeat like that. But I wasn't happy and my priority at the time was making sure we had enough money for our wedding. It wasn't all bad though. I did enjoy working in the graphic design medium again. And that inspired me to bring the business into a new direction. It's going to take time, energy, dedication and dash of creativity to get there but I can't stop and won't stop creating. It's just in my blood.
Design Love Fest is a lifestyle design blog by Bri Emery. It's a place I go from time to time to drool over beautiful decor, color schemes and exquisite design. Her blog covers DIY, travel and lifestyle. But I'm obsessed with her instagram. It's all sorts of color! And she just went to Marfa on one of her glamorous travel adventures! Girl after my own heart!
Happy National Chip (Or should I say crisp) Day!