Monthly Archives: January 2012

Pantone: The 20th Century in Color

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Today, I’m going to share my new favorite book with you, Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color. What makes this book so amazing is that it covers the evolution of color in our society over the last 100 years, from 1900 onwards. Each decade receives its own chapter along with corresponding images of art, fashion and decor representative of particular palettes that were popular during that period.


nubby twiglet pantone book

nubby twiglet pantone book

nubby twiglet pantone book

nubby twiglet pantone book

nubby twiglet pantone book

nubby twiglet pantone book

nubby twiglet pantone book

nubby twiglet pantone book

Excerpts from Pantone: The 20th Century in Color.


From the swatches of 1930s The Wizard of Oz (Silver, Straw and Lion) to 1980s Miami Vice (Pink Mist, Lavendula and Radiant Orchid) to 1990s Grunge (Coffee Bean, Faded Denim and Earth Red), the cultural movements of America and the colors they helped influence are all painstakingly covered. Students of graphic and fashion design as well as lovers of color theory will adore this book.


What I Wore: 12.27.11 // Desert Sunset

what i wore fun chart


what i wore fun chart


During the last week of December while I was in Phoenix, my brother and I took a mini hike off the side of the road and walked down a rocky trail to a trio of large boulders for some photos. Even though there are a handful of housing developments scattered about, this area (about 40 minutes outside of downtown Phoenix) is still fairly wild and untouched. During our walks, it wasn’t uncommon to see coyotes and road runners. Luckily, we didn’t have any run-ins with wild animals while these photos were being taken. Still, my brother wasn’t fazed by asking me to climb up on massive rocks in 5 inch platform boots. He really didn’t care if I broke my neck as long as he got the shot he was after. That’s what siblings are for!


what i wore fun chart

what i wore fun chart

what i wore fun chart

what i wore fun chart

what i wore fun chart

what i wore fun chart


I Wore:
Lace Dress, Luxirare
Belt, Zana Bayne Leather
Leggings, Forever 21
AI for AI by Matiko Boots, Solestruck


what i wore fun chart


All photos are by Carey Haider. More recent work can be viewed on his Tumblr.


The Week In Pictures: 1.6.12

week in pictures


week in pictures


Last week was in spent Phoenix on a glorious sun-filled post-Christmas vacation. I visited my mom, ate as much as I possibly could (and followed that up with dessert), took three mile long walks down cactus-lined streets, visited the mall, went to bed early and took the opportunity to pause and think about what I wanted to accomplish in the new year.


week in pictures


I arrived at the airport in Phoenix with my laptop tucked into my American Apparel Cities tote, walked out to the curb and a Cadillac swung around and picked me up almost instantaneously.


week in pictures


A lot of people who have never visited Phoenix imagine that it is flat and barren but in reality, my mom’s house is surrounded by mountains. It’s beautiful.


week in pictures


On the road again. When I wasn’t eating, I was shopping. When I wasn’t shopping, I was eating. That’s what vacation is for!


week in pictures


During the long, cold and rainy winters in Portland, I spend way too much time hiding out inside. Sitting outside in short sleeves, soaking up the sun was a welcome relief.


week in pictures


I made time to visit Barneys and caress every single handbag they had on display.


week in pictures


This was my favorite spot in my mom’s back yard for idle phone chit-chat.


week in pictures


Phoenix has the most beautiful sunsets.


week in pictures


Getting my hair trimmed and styled was awesome. My hairdresser even backcombed it into a little bouffant…that promptly fell flat, as usual.


week in pictures


Sitting outside at restaurants (in December) is just one of the many reasons why I love Phoenix.


week in pictures


I’m back home now in Portland, terribly missing Phoenix (and my mom). I’m still playing catch-up with photos and a massive 2012 to-do list so I’ll have a ton of awesome visuals to share for next Friday’s Week In Pictures. Enjoy your weekend!


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Link Love: 1.5.12

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link love

Source.


• A must read: 10 New Year’s resolutions for designers.

• Looking to expand your personal library? The 11 best art and design books of 2011.

• A happy keyboard for happy people is super smile inducing!

• How to make a wall-sized collage out of Instagram photos.

• Brighten up your surroundings with some fluorescent touches.

• Polaboys are Polaroids that are enlarged to a scale of 10:1 and backlit, essentially making them the coolest lamps ever.

• Top writers and thinkers around the world name the most important events of 2011.

• How to write a personal mission statement.

• Fontshop gathers up the best typefaces of 2011.


Small Indulgences

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I wanted to set the tone for 2012 by indulging in a few of my favorite things including fresh flowers and a copy of French Vogue. I’ve been on a kick of picking up a bouquet of vibrantly colored flowers every two weeks to add some energy to my all-white office. And, I find French Vogue to be one of the most visually inspiring fashion publications out there.


nubby twiglet little indulgences

nubby twiglet little indulgences

nubby twiglet little indulgences


Small indulgences, visual inspiration and a regular dose of relaxation: this is the tone that I want to set going forward in 2012.