Thursday, November 12, 2009

Found typography

I have a bad habit of getting overly excited for things far off in the future.  For example, this past June, I started getting pumped for Christmas and have been humming holiday carols in my head ever since.  Now that Christmas is basically just around the corner, new anticipations have taken hold of my mind and heart.  

Most of all, I'm anxious to find myself a real job and move closer to Los Angeles, which is where I always saw myself ending up if I stayed in California.  But, until that day comes, I'm enjoying visiting Santa Monica, Venice Beach and other fun areas of L.A. County.  Here is a beautiful wall I strolled by in Santa Monica last week.  I don't exactly understand the purpose it serves; it just goes to show that not everything has to have a rhyme or reason.  Some things are just purely lovely.  

Monday, November 9, 2009

A tradition is born

One of the goals I set for myself after the Blog Out Loud event was that I want to inject more of myself into this blog.  When I started "all those nothings" back in June, I intended for it to be a collection of things that inspire and excite me.  So, it seems only natural that magazines be a part of this site.  

I looooove magazines, and sometimes it feels like I can't even enter a bookstore or supermarket without walking away with a new zine of some sort.  Last night, while I was thumbing through a new addition to my stockpile, I thought of a great idea for my first weekly column.  So...without further ado, I'd like to introduce you to "Mag Mondays."  What better way to start the week than with some beautiful magazine meat?  

Mag Mondays will be a day for me to share anything interesting, exciting or gorgeous that I find in the pages of my magazine obsession.  Being the debut column, this week is dedicated to the publication that inspired it all - The New York Times style magazine, "T Magazine."  

Their covers are always very well-done, but yesterday's issue really jumped out at me because it reminded me of a past blog post I did.  On top of that, I loved the look of the logo - classic and elegant, but with a modern twist thanks to the fun gradient fill-in they added. 

Also, this article was tucked away inside.  With a kid that cute, I had to share this with you.  I hope my future, unborn children are that adorable.  I'm going to have so much fun dressing them up!  

Dreaming of Christmas

The weather is finally starting to cool down here in Sunny Southern California.  And, it's finally beginning to feel a teeny bit like the holiday season.  Though, I'd get much more into the Christmas spirit if I paid a little visit to this dreamy snow-covered cottage.  But, alas I'll just have to settle for playing nonstop Christmas jingles and drinking too many gingerbread lattes.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and were able to start feeling some holiday cheer.  I'm excited to share with you all a new Monday tradition that I'll be starting tomorrow.  Until then though, have a good night!

Image found {here}

Friday, November 6, 2009

Blog Out Loud

Wednesday night, I had the pleasure of attending the fourth Blog Out Loud event.  We talked about all things blogging - where to get inspired, how to advertise yourself, typical dos and donts and so much more.
It was hosted at DWR | Tools for Living, which is an amazing modern design store in Santa Monica.  
The event was put on by Rebecca Orlov of loving. living. small. and Megan Arquette of beach bungalow 8.  And, there were five very inspiring panelists from all up and down California.  
It was so awesome to be in a room filled with people sharing the same interest in blogging as me.  I felt instantly connected with everyone there.
The entire evening was a blast.  I loved getting to explore the store after the Q&A was over.  I was immediately grabbed by this patterned panel that hung behind the registers.  The pop of orange really completes it.
And, isn't this such a unique carpet hanging on the wall!  I adore the look of the messy, handwritten cursive.
There were so many beautiful things to look at during the event and so many things to think about as I walked back to my car.  I'm excited to share with you all the changes that will eventually take place around here as well as in my own life.      

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pre-bed tease

I am completely exhausted after this week and, sadly, it's only Wednesday...well, technically Thursday.  I have the problem of going, going, going until I'm burnt out.  Then, I end up spending an entire day on the couch, watching shows like "Mall Cops" and "Parking Wars."  Though I'm looking forward to a night free of plans tomorrow, I have to say I had quite a blast with tonight's itinerary, which was this Blog Out Loud event.  Pictures and details to come tomorrow!  

For now, though, it's off to sleep I go!  I would love to walk into this bedroom right now and drift off to dreamland.  I love everything about it, especially the skyline photography lining the window.

All it needs now is this furry blanket.

And some twinkle lights!

All bedroom photos found via {indierocket's photostream}

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Sadly, I didn't really decorate for Halloween. Although, I don't normally go all out for this holiday - I save up for Christmas instead. My only form of decor this year besides my masterfully crafted pumpkin is my pumpkin plant that I got at the local Farmer's Market. I seriously love it! I've never seen anything like this before.

If I did dress up my apartment more and if I actually had stairs, I would want to do this. How awesome is this staircase?! There's no way it wouldn't feel like Halloween walking up these.

P.S. Here's my pumpkin in case you wanted to check it out. Mine is the one on your right. Beautiful, right? I did a sort of self portrait.

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Staircase picture found via {Apartment Therapy}

Thursday, October 29, 2009


I am in love.  But, then again, who wouldn't become completely enamored with some beautiful letterpress.  These lovely invitations not only have nice letterpress work, but, also, playful typography.  Looking at them makes me want to throw a party purely so I could order some awesome letterpress invites.  

Be sure to check out Louella Court for some extra photographs.  

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Too pretty to dry with

My mom loves dish towels.  In fact, she often asks for them as birthday and Christmas presents.  I suppose I can't really talk though since last Christmas, I wrote down bath towels on my Christmas wish list.  It's funny how the things we desire changes as we get older.  Now, at 24 years old, I get excited by beautiful dishes and fun kitchen gadgets.  

I haven't yet gotten into dish towels, but I think I would if they all looked like the ones on "To Dry For."  Don't these look like art instead of towels?  I kind of just want to frame them and hang them on the kitchen walls.  

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Book love

I haven't been able to get books off the mind.  I love this site called "book lovers never go to bed alone."  It has beautiful, fun, inspiring pictures of peoples' book collections.  Plus, how fun is the title itself?

Someday, I want an entire wall bookshelf like this one.  It would take a lot of time to fill it and a lot of energy to get it looking right, but I love the appearance of it!

This one may not be a complete wall, but I adore the photo.  The objects the person mixes in with the books paired with the purple wall are awesome.  There's so much to look at.  I want this in my bedroom right now.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Taking a moment

Today, I just want to leave you with a peaceful picture.  Hopefully, it'll give your Wednesday night a nice little breather like it has mine.  It was a long day at work, and part of me wants to dive deep into this photograph right this second.  But, I'm looking forward to going out and unwinding a bit tonight.  Have a great night, and hang in there - it's almost Friday!

Picture via {Being Red}

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hidden treasures

I hope you all had a fun weekend and a good Monday.  I officially finished my second Chelsea Handler read and am moving on to my second attempt at reading the entire Harry Potter series.   

With books on the mind lately, I've really been in the mood to go to a used bookstore.  I love the history behind secondhand books - the wear and tear of the pages and the things you sometimes find hidden inside.  

However, until I can make it out to one of the local bookstores, the Web site "Forgotten Bookmarks" has been keeping me pretty satisfied.  It documents little treasures left behind in old books, and I think it's absolutely lovely.  What do you all use as bookmarks?  I tend to switch it up, but currently tucked away in my book is an advertisement for a local musician I saw recently.  I hope you all enjoy seeing what other people have tucked away in their reads.  

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Multipurpose ring

Who says locket necklaces are the only articles of jewelry meant to hold pictures? I love this photo frame ring. It's inspired me to reinvent the use of the locket and, instead, make a locket ring. Hopefully I'll tackle that, along with lots of other jewelry making projects, sometime in the next week or two. Pictures to come as soon as I finish some pieces.

P.S. Be sure to check check out the Etsy shop, Yellowgoat, which is where I found this ring. She has some really creative accessories.  She also has a lovely blog!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fred Flare steals my heart

Something bad happened the other night.  I don't remember the exact course of events, but, somehow, I stumbled upon the Web site for an amazing store in Brooklyn, New York.  Immediately upon perusing the shop, I became so very thankful that I no longer live in Brooklyn because if I did, I would be dropping so much cash on goodies from this store.

They have such awesomely funny and one-of-kind products like Rubik's cube peppper grinders. 

Magnets that look like pre-chewed gum.

Quirky band-aides.

Even flowers in a can, which I saw while touring Europe.  I was kicking myself for not buying one in Amsterdam, but it looks like I now have another chance!

An array of really fun USB drives.

And, even the cheeseburger phone from the movie "Juno."

Seriously, I could create my entire Christmas wish list from this one store.  What I need to do, instead, is stop looking at the Web site!