Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Here is Miss Natalie's Wedding Belt!

Best wishes on your wedding day!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The next time you just find your self in Brussels....you need to stay in the amazing Pantone Hotel, which would be any designers dream.

Here is a little history on Pantone from the Pantone Hotel website. "Forty-five years ago, Pantone, Inc. revolutionized the graphic arts industry with the launch of the colorful PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, enabling designers and printers to faithfully articulate and reproduce accurate color anywhere in the world. Each color identified with a unique number for precise specification. Pantone achieved global acceptance and quickly became the standard in the printing and graphic arts industries."

"The PANTONE HOTEL combines the strong emotions evoked by color with exceptional, vivid design and unyielding comfort. Guests enjoy state-of-the-art accommodations, distinctively chosen at reception to compliment their mood. Luxurious beds, inviting pillows, LCD TVs, and central A/C with individual controls are standard at The PANTONE HOTELTM; many rooms are illuminated with unparalleled views of Brussels." This is the description of each room....I would love a room with a view of Brussels.

Each room is patterned after one of seven distinct PANTONE Color palettes.
I would love to stay in Cheerful, Warm. Which room would you like to stay in?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Yesterday I received a custom order for one of my belts for a wedding!!!! I am so excited and honored that she would want to wear one of my designs on her wedding day. I will be sure to post a picture before I mail it out....

Enjoy this photo by the wonderful Stephanie Fay, a local wedding photographer in the Phoenix valley. Check out her blog to see more of her work.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there!

I celebrated with my Mom and Grandma out at Joe's Farm Grill in Gilbert, AZ. It is a great restaurant which uses fresh produce the large garden within the property. It has even been featured on The Food Network show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Hope you enjoy these pictures of the grape vines which act as a fence for the gardens.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Here is creative ribbon craft posted on ApartmentTherapy's Ohdeedoh. I think that this concept could be very dynamic also with plain ribbons and filling up the whole wire ring. Click here for a full tutorial from Living with Lindsay.

Images from Living with Lindsay.

Monday, May 3, 2010

I recently found this amazing bookstore in Maastricht, Netherlands called Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen. The space is in an Dominica church and was redesigned by Dutch architects Merkx + Girod. This place just makes you want to pick up a book and start reading.

Here in Phoenix, I am in a book club with an amazing group of young women. We meet every few months to discuss our latest book....well to be honest we talk about the book for about 30 minutes and spend most of our time drinking wine, eating, and talking about our lives. Currently we are reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. But, wouldn't it be great to have a book club meeting here ladies?