Floral Pumps

Posted 3 February 2013 at 10:10 PM | Comments (0)

These babies make me want to wear shoulder pads.

And yet, even though they remind me so explicitly of the ‘80s, this is a trend that can be easily adapted to a modern wardrobe. Think pencil skirts, shifts, and Mad Men dresses.

Spring 2013 Fashion Trend: Floral Pumps

The Tabitha Simmons pair is my favorite. With its metallic-capped toe and pastel hues, they are the most edgy and up-to-date of the bunch. Plus, they would look so good next to bare summer legs!

Northern California Kitchen Inspired by Mexican Modernism

Posted 2 February 2013 at 11:16 PM | Comments (0)

This Woodside, California kitchen, designed by Howard J. Backen and Loren Kroeger, strikes a really good balance between minimalist & modern and warm & inviting. I’m especially intrigued by the lack of above-counter cabinets. (Click to enlarge.)

Northern California Kitchen Inspired by Mexican Modernism

*Image from Architectural Digest.

Simple Seashell Birth Announcement

Posted 1 February 2013 at 8:30 PM | Comments (2)

My clients were way too easy on me! I expected at least one round of revisions, but they were satisfied with this very first draft.

They had two requirements. First, since they had photographed three seashells in the sand for their pregnancy announcement, they wanted their baby’s birth announcement to echo that concept. Second, they really liked the idea of using blue in a feminine way.

So I came up with this concept: “Our little pearl has arrived.” Cute, right? To draw attention to the concept, I under-designed—which can be risky, since some clients don’t want any pixel left untouched.

It turns out that the risk paid off. The announcement was exactly what they wanted for their little pearl.

Simple Seashell Baby Girl Birth Announcement

*Names and details have been changed.