Friday, April 30, 2010

polaroid of the day /97

It's time to go to tha park and relax.
(polaroid by dkkkkk)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

foot picture/10

A foot picture taken from Crursive design's blog.

us & them

Us & Them Studios have made an awesome new art print on wood: Treehugger.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

home sweet home /78

Today I'll show you a cottage it was and old schoolhouse in New York's Catskills, now transformed into a glamorous and chic home.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

read more

A message form Terry Richardson's Diary.

heart

That necklace is so cute!
you can find it on Machajewellery's Etsy shop.

lomo of the day /82

It's time to bike.
(lomo by sealow08)

Monday, April 26, 2010

green cleaning

There are several ways to do biological powder, but not all the people have time or want to have time doing homemade detergent (healthy for the environment). I discorverd that website that belongs to some friends that realized their houses were worse off after cleaning than before because of the toxic residue from conventional cleaning products coated every surface in the house.
So here it is Better Life, green cleaning products.
The packaging is also very cool.

craft space /22

I love that display for the books and the shelving.
source Ffffound.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

vintage masking tape

Multiuse masking tape made from vintage oldbook. On Nothingelegant's Etsy shop.

my new discovery

It's not so simple to keep my blog roll up to date, maybe I am just lazy. But, but today is Sunday the sun is shining in the sky and I'm supposed to stay at home to make some house cleaner, to surf on the net and to read a book (in that moment I am reading Johnatan Safran Foer's Eating Animals - I am vegetarian of course, and the book is very very interesting also if you are not veg).
But let's go beck to the real subject of that post: the thing I'd like to do is to post almost four blogs in a week, that I discovered during tha week (by emails recommendations, one link to another and also thanks to the RSS feed).

So, my new discovery of that week are:
Visually delicious - not updated very often, but really nice.
Forever is today - Hilda talks about hers everyday life.
Fresh 365 - a collection of vegetarian receipes taken with beautiful picture.
Ice cream social - Two friends and the love for design, paper, vintage and...
The picture I used to create my list is taken from Meryl CA's Flickr (it is a Creative Commons)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

interesting display /160

Order is the word. I'd like to have more space and a super organized storeroom, but by the moment we do not have enough space and furniture, maybe in future...

Friday, April 23, 2010

design jewels

Tiny little chairs is a series of jewels that celebrate the mid century design. If you are a passionate about design and above all about design chairs I think that you have to buy one of them.

polaroid of the day /96

(polaroid found on Design*Sponge)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

hand stitched buttons


That Hand stitched buttons are so nice! You can find a lot of exemplary on the Etsy shop The Pin Pals. The packaging is interesting as well.

pantone /8

Pantone style is the last trend, thanks to the project of Samy Halim you can choose also the home paint.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

home sweet home /77

Do you prefer white houses or coloured ones? I am hesitant: some days I prefer white houses with coloured furniture and blankets and courtains, some days I am really in love with every colour while other days no.
That house is a mix of my hesitations, it belongs to Kristina Klarin a real good blogger. If you'd like to know more about Salone del Mobile in Milan and you want to read a good reportage you can check her Kris's color stripes.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

illustrated cities

Amazing Illustrated Cities graphics in a 60s style by talented designer Blanca Gómez.

lomo of the day /81

Spring time in Berlin.
(lomo by JonasPhoto)

Monday, April 19, 2010

craft space /21

That craft room comes from tha fairy tales and a world made for dreamings.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

love

I like the graphics tha Scott Hansen (also known as ISO50) and his own blog. He posted something about Robert Samuel Hanson, here is a garphic and a message.

interesting display /158

Time of balcony and gardening and spending time outside, so here is that " interesting display " with a nice idea for balcony.
Even if you have a small balcony you can work on it, just to spend relaxing moment during Spring and Summer.

Friday, April 16, 2010

polaroid of the day /95

Not only one polaroid today, but 20 all together.
Andrew Faris takes polaroid photographs of New York City and shared them at NYCPP.

whitney: an interview

If you click the " about " link on Darling Dexter blog the first sentence you can read is: " What started as place to share personal projects and thoughts has turned into a daily source of inspiration for style, decor, and design. ... ".
And that blog is a real inspiration to me one post after another. The girl behind the blog is Whitney, she answered to me super fast, and I am grateful for that.

Me. I have tagged your blog into my bookmarks with the tag " inspiration ", if you'd give only one tag to describe your Darling Dexter, what term would you use?
(because you talk about design, craft, shopping and fashion ... and because of your graphics)
Whitney. Inspiration is truly the most fitting word - because that's what it is, a place to share what inspires me in all forms (from photography to fashion). I have a broad range of interests and Darling Dexter is my online space to put everything under one roof.

Me. What is the triggering reason that makes you create a blog?
Whitney. It really all started as a place to share my latest projects and things that interested me and just bloomed from that. Now it's a part of my life, almost like a hobby that I just can't shake - not that I necessarily want to :)

Me. Today do Darling Dexter's project can be considered part of your daily job? If so how many time has elapsed before that could happen?
(I know that you are a graphic designer and also photographer)
Whitney. I really like to consider it a hobby. My goal has always been to keep it genuine and low-key - a thing that I enjoy to do, not something that I "have" to do, like if it were a job. It goes hand in hand with my photography business and other things that I work on as a designer.

Me. Tell me a little bit about the process of researching inspirations for your graphics, where do the ideas come from?
Whitney. I'm constantly using my google reader or tumblr to gain inspiration but I really like to blog content that strikes me and work that I truly believe in.

Me. How many hours do you dedicate to the blog daily/weekly?
Whitney. It varies from week to week. I'm currently back in school so I don't have the time that I use to but I typically spend 5-10 hours a week developing content for Darling Dexter.

Me. What does a typical day at work involve for you?
Whitney. Thankfully, I'm not working full time right now. I'm either in class or working on school work. My husband and I are photographers, which takes up a lot time on the weekends. So I find time to blog during down time when I'm at home. All in all, besides a set class schedule, my days vary from week to week.

Me. Do you collaborate with mag or other blogs? If so, which one?
Whitney. I have in past some, especially while I was planning my wedding, but lately I've been so busy that I can't really take on extra projects. Once things slow down, I'd love to do that more.

Me. How many time do you dedicate by reading other blogs?
Whitney. I use google reader and check it at least one to three times a day. It's impossible to read all of the blogs I would like to, so I have an evolving list of about 200 I try to keep up with.

Me. What tips can you get to someone that will start a blog?
Whitney. You have to have genuine content, something you are interested in and really believe in. I truly feel that's the most important characteristic of a successful blog.

Me. Which are your favorite blogs by the moment? What tag describes them in a better way?
Whitney. Like I said, I read over 200 so it's very difficult to name just a few! I have blogs that I've been a loyal follower of for years and brand new ones that I just recently fell in love with. But to name a few... Mint, Ellenitza, For Me For You, I'll Seen, I'll Said, Design is Mine, Unruly Things..

Me. What are you looking forward to?
Whitney. Summer!

Thank you Whitney!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

kites

Jacob Hashimoto. It is said that in Japan during the Heian period, kites were used as a vehicle for messages, and provide an excellent means to deliver communications through the ditches or caves castles.