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I’m a little behind, but the April/May issue of Lonny Mag is out!

It’s the green issue too! Check it out here: lonnymag.com

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über busy

It pains me that I have started a bunch of projects but have left them unfinished, but only because my life outside of my dream filled head of creativity is taking control. Please see below example.

Entryway before:

Entryway in progress:

Entryway after: Just kidding! Not true.

I decided one Sunday two weeks ago that I would paint my entryway.  I chose this lattice pattern because I fell in love with it for two reasons, 1. it’s cute and 2. it’s easy to duplicate.  So I decide to make stencil out of a pizza box and voila! started painting.  Of course Sundays end and Mondays begin and I had to put the rest of my work off until I had the time. That was two weeks ago. Sigh. It WILL HAPPEN! I just have to get through these next few weeks.

I also started another project last weekend. That was sewing my summer curtains. Let’s just say I’m 3/4 of the way finished.  I guess I’ll need to get through the next few weeks for me to finish those as well.  I think starting new exciting projects is a way to express my ADD and a form of procrastination.  I have so many things that must be done, but for some reason my mind can’t focus until I have at least started more things.

I graduate in less than 2 weeks and leave for Paris 3 days before that.  Instead of walking at graduation I will literally be walking around Paris!  So exciting, but so scary because of the multitudes of work I have to do. With that said, I must take a break from my inspirational blog to focus my time on “more important things” like theses and presentations and self-marketing plans, but I will touch base soon.

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500 Days of Summer

So I watched this film yesterday and I fell in love with the set design. After a little research and picture searching, I realized that I am not alone. Apartment therapy spoke about how they used LA as a backdrop. “This is the LA that’s familiar to those of us who live here: the juxtaposition of parking lots and stately edifices; gated old buildings whose courtyards are full of prickly over-sized dusty palms and cacti; bars hidden on dark deserted steep streets and apartments up rickety staircases that remind us of those belonging to our friends”.

In fact, my boyfriend and I spent a good fifteen minutes trying to guess which city it was filmed in. I really had to rack my brain to try to figure which city would have turn of the century architecture along side of palm trees.

(photos found on googlemaps.com credits to: Sid Wazhere & Joseph Amado)

The real beauties in the film were the main characters’ apartments. Tom’s apartment had a full blackboard wall in the bedroom where for the majority of the film there was a headboard drawn behind the bed, but later changed in the LA skyline. Summer’s place was completely wallpapered in a large blue toile, that felt both quarky and fresh.

I combined a few inspiration images of Summer’s bedroom that make up what I considered the best elements of the room.

1. Antique Iron Bed frame

2. Glass French Doors

3. Toile

4. Paper Krane tree

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