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}