I’ve been following Jo from The Darling Tree on Instagram for years now and the one thing I love the most about her feed is her positivity. I, personally, find it hard to be positive a lot of the time but it is something that I am working hard on changing. It helps to be inspired by people, like Jo, who just exude a magical, creative spirit.
New moodboard templates have been added to my Etsy store today! If you need a little help creating image collages (and who doesn’t!) these templates will come in handy. I’ve got them in 600px wide and 800px wide. Enjoy!
I don’t know about you but I am really excited about the upcoming Gilmore Girls reunion shows. I love that show so much and am so excited to see what has happened in Stars Hollow.
I created the Read like Rory Gilmore board on Pinterest a few years ago so I could work my way through her extensive on-screen library. The original list of 339 titles was collated by Patrick Lenton – I just took his list and added some pretty pictures! I thought it would be fun to share some of my favourites from the list in honour of the reboot. The first books I’ve chosen to feature are ones that I consider to be classics. Do you have any favourites from the list?
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen | On the Road – Jack Kerouac | The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton | Howl – Allen Ginsberg | Complete Tales & Poems – Edgar Allen Poe | The Godfather – Mario Puzo
I’m suffering from a distinct lack of storage space in my current office setup and it drives me bonkers. We’re renting which means we can’t put up shelves and it’s hard to find standalone furniture that fits the bill. I think that’s what I love about this office space – so much (by the look of it) built-in storage cabinets.
You really can’t go wrong with black and white. It’s a classic combo that can be both elegant and emotive. One of my favourite new (to me) artists is New Zealand-based Maiko Nagao who does black and white so, so, so well.
Be YOU tiful
You and me against the world
But first, coffee
I love looking up at the stars. Over the last six months T and I have been venturing to dark, out-of-the-way places to get a better view of the universe. If you haven’t seen the stars for a while you should pop outside on a cloudless night and look up. It’s a truly humbling sight.
Being the space nerd that I am it should come as no surprise that I seriously LOVE the Instagram account of German artist David Ambarzumjan. He creates the most mind blowing illustrations of the cosmos and is definitely an artist to watch. (Oh and check out his store too)
I can’t even adequately describe how intense the last few months have been. The chaos has been a combination of study, work commitments, the serious illness of a family member and the death of another. Living it has been gut wrenching and full of all the worst kinds of emotions. It feels like I haven’t really been able to breathe for the last month and a bit. But now all the loose ends have been gathered, and even though that is a good thing, I’m feeling more shellshocked than ever. We all go through periods like this in life and I am trying to remind myself that I will come out stronger at the other end but it’s hard. Really hard.
So I’ve cut a few things back. I’ve put my university studies on hold for a semester so I can relax for a while. I’m looking forward to immersing myself in reading for pure pleasure and adding heaps of new products to my Etsy store. I’ve been hit with so many ideas which is fantastic because I’ve been blocked, creatively, for so long.
I have a bunch of new posts that I’ll be publishing this week so stay tuned. Thank you for popping your head in to say hello – I really appreciate it.
The National Stationery Show is on in NYC at the moment so I’ve been watching Instagram with interest as the #nss filtered posts come through. So many pretties!
Book cover design is so important don’t you think? I mean, I know we’re supposed to choose substance over surface but when it comes to books a pretty cover goes a long way. Here are some of my favourite releases from 2015. I’ve you’ve got a favourite book cover share it on Facebook or in the comments below.
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