Hello! I had a fantastic weekend. I helped make 93 dozen Christmas cookies a reality, met up with Melissa from this month’s Creative Couples feature, and finally put up our Christmas tree. Since I’m finally in a holiday decorating mood, this month’s This or That feature is showcasing two very beautifully styled monochrome rooms decorated for the holidays.
Happy first Friday of December! I’m excited to be sharing here today. I spent last night connecting with some of my favorite local blogger ladies at Sarah’s Meet & Make event. It was tons of fun and I’m glad I get to connect more with bloggers locally. If you’re ever in central Florida, feel free to tweet me up and we’ll go out for a coffee chat. I love hearing other blogger’s perspectives and it’s awesome to know I’m not alone spending too much time online. I have so many fun links to share with you today so let’s get started.
My husband/business-partner is embarking on a 24 Days of Design challenge and I’ve been enjoying seeing what he comes up with. I love the month of December as so many of my favorite bloggers/designers are challenging themselves to post every day and it’s awesome. This design from Wednesday has been my favorite of his thus far.
I came across Lauren Hom’s 22 Thoughts from a 22 Year Old talk this week. I was really inspired by everything she chatted about as being a young designer. The whole post is a presentation from a conference Lauren spoke at. If you don’t know Lauren, she’s behind the Daily Dishonesty blog so I’m sure you’ve come across her work before. Anyway, being a young entreprenuer, I encourage all twenty-somethings to go check the post out and realize you’re doing your best.
I am getting in the holiday decorating mood so I adore this Scandinavian home. As I plan our major decorating projects for our space next year, I’ve been really into Scandinavian decorating. This dining room is right up my alley with the aesthetic I’m going for and hopefully I can create something beautiful.
Illustrators Mikaela Lilhops and Daniela Olejnikova put together an excellent series of illustrations of popular cities and their famous landmarks. The posters are bright and colorful which is always outside of my typical style. As I’m developing my own illustration style, I’m hoping to get into a good color aesthetic. There are posters of New York, Tokyo, and a few others so you should check out the full list.
I’m not sorry for sharing two black and white identity projects because they are equally amazing. The Goodwill India branding designed by Mexican-designer Diego Leyva is extremely wonderful. The hand logo mark and the custom type is wonderful.
I’ve adore the work of Angela of Saffron Avenue. She makes amazing logos for her client demographic and the Keira Lemonis Photography logo is no exception. From the patterns to the lettering, I think the branding goes together exceptionally well. Also, I’m a bit impartial to mustard yellow used in branding.
Friends, no one asks for bloggers to put together a list of their favorite things during the holidays, but we do it anyway. I have wish lists, my friends have wish lists, and I just wanted to share some things that fit my interests or interests of others. Maybe they will be helpful? However, here are my three unsolicited holiday gift guides despite how much you may not need them.