Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Happy Stationery..ING

It's no secret (or, if it is then now you know) that I love stationery. My growing fascination with all things paper and ink is simply crazy. And, if you're like me, you probably love paper just as much as you love receiving great invites and stationery in the mail. I stumbled across Jaime from Joseph and Jaime Photography who's been working on showcasing the beauty of mailed paper correspondence. Jaime has a project called Send More Mail, where she collects packs of vintage Canadian stamps. She has partnered with stationer (Snap and Tumble) and calligrapher (Barbara Kua) for a beautiful stationery collaboration.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Tangerine Tangos in 2012 Weddings!

This color palette is fun and feminine, and can also easily be elegant if you pair these flowers with floor length dresses, some strappy heels and a dramatic venue. If the colors alone don’t make you drool, how about serving some sherbet for your desert?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Design Inspiration

loving this very soft, casually chic living space.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ahem..I am the proud owner of..

This amazingly, immaculate vintage typewriter. I acquired it over the weekend and I am in absolute awe. Stay tuned for updates on this vintage piece. There is a little hint below!

until next time...

Monday, January 23, 2012

Winter Lovelies

For many of us winter means a few things, dry skin, runny noses, Uggs and attire similar to that of an Eskimo. And while I wouldn't want to brag, it was literally almost 80 degrees here in the Texas South, geezsch! Well, for most of us, winter can be a bit of a challenge staying fashionably fierce and warm at the same time, but when there’s a will there’s a way. Here are a few scarves that will keep you all bundled up and looking great!
Black and white with a pop of color...Missoni Zig Zag Scarf, $196, Farfetch.com

Classic, sophisticated and looks good with virtually everything. Burberry Giant Check Wool/Silk Gauze Scarf, $335, Stylebop.com

Peace, love and snowdays. Wildfox Imagine Scarf, $65,Netaporter.com

It's a chain, it's a scarf...whatever it is we love it. Chain link scarf, $18, Nastygal.com

until next time....

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Great Letterpress Stationery!

Just found these great, new letterpress goodies from Eva and Kirk at Sycamore Street Press. Eva and Kirk created a whole new collection for the year and they are amazing! Here are a few of my favorites below, but you can see the full new collection right here!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Harper's Bazaar Singapore!

So, I'm loving the cover of the January issue of Harper's Bazaar Japan - Kimora Lee. A sultry Kimora Lee Simmons covers the latest Harper’s Bazaar Singapore January 2012, photographed by Gan styling was done by Kenneth Goh and Hair & Makeup credit goes to Greg.

Monday, January 16, 2012

What's Feathers Got To Do With It?

Happy Monday Everyone! Over the weekend, while perusing one of my favorite stores I came across this amazing skirt that was adorned in feathers. So, I said to myself, "interesting, that's something I'd try!" Now, while I didn't get that amazing feathered skirt, (since one of my new years decision was to save more and invest more into Koby and Kylie Co., and I am sticking to it!), I did have to see what other designs there are that incorporated feathers. And looky, looky at what we found!

Friday, January 13, 2012

We're Loving These Oh So Cute Stationery!

Stationery, oh so beautiful paper and ink you are! I now have this love affair for amazing paper and things. It makes me smile on those cloudy days and gives me hope on those dull days. The benefits of great stationery are amazing! I know I have mentioned on this blog about Koby and Kylie Co. (my latest stationery venture) and there is so much to come in 2012. I can't wait to share it all with you! But until then, have an amazing weekend and enjoy the stationery below by Tabletop Made.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Let's Tango, Tangerine Style!

If you enjoy bright, happy colors in your home and on your body, you will be happy to hear that the Pantone has named Tangerine Tango the 2012 color of the year. Orange is often called the "social" color because it creates the feng-shui energy to promote energetic conversations and happiness in the home. We love the color and the many ways to get a piece of Tangerine Tango in your life this year.

until next time....

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wednesday's Word of Wisdom: How do you stay motivated?

It is hardly a secret that the key to successfully accomplishing one goal after another is staying motivated. To get so many thing completed and all those goals accomplished, you have to stay motivated. I've been having some trouble staying motivated on certain areas in my life, so I wanted to share my recipe for motivation success - well, at least I hope it's successful!!

1) Find the Good Reasons

Anything you do, no matter how simple, has a number of good reasons behind it. Not all the tasks have the good reasons to do them seen at first sight, but if you take just a few moments to analyse them, you will easily spot something good. 

2) Make it fun

When it comes to motivation, attitude is everything. Different people may have completely opposite feelings towards the same task: some will hate it, others will love it. Why do you think this happens? It’s simple: some of us find ways to make anything interesting and fun to do!

3) Take different approach

When something doesn’t feel right, it’s always a good time to take a moment and look at the whole task looking for a different approach.You may be doing everything correctly and most efficiently, but such an approach isn’t necessarily the most motivating one. Quite often you can find a number of obvious tweaks to your current approach which will both change your experience and open up new possibilities.

4) Recognize your successes

Everything you may be working on can be easily split into smaller parts and stages. For most goals, it is quite natural to split the process of accomplishing them into smaller tasks and milestones. The idea is that, once you bite off small pieces, it's always easier to see where you've succeeded and this gives you motivation to keep going.

5) Reward Yourself

This is a trick everyone likes: rewarding yourself is always pleasant. I’m happy to confirm that this is also one of the easiest and at the same time most powerful ways to stay motivated! Feeling down about doing something? Dread the idea of working on some task? Hate the whole idea of working? You’re not alone in that, I’m telling you! Right from the beginning, agree on some deliverables which will justify yourself getting rewarded. As soon as you get one of the agreed results, take time to reward yourself in some way.
until next time....

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Turban DO or Turban DON'T

Turbans have been a hot commodity on the runway. Traditionally worn in the Middle East and in Africa, turbans have been a spectacle in modern day fashion sporadically throughout the last century. Iconic celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and Jackie Kennedy donned them in the 1970′s, and now they’ve made a come back in prints, colors, and styles of all kinds. Thoughts?

have a great day! until next time!

Monday, January 09, 2012

Monday's Crazy Weather: Great Start to the Week?

So, I have been crazy, silly sick for the past week. And, to add a side note to the preceding statement, I must say, "I HATE being sick". I know, who loves being sick, right? Well, my hate for being sick is borderline obsessive compulsive. I become really nutty if I feel an inkling that I will be sick - so you can imagine my frustration (this is an understatement) when I became sick. I am recovering today and the weekend has done wonders for me, while not 100%, I am glad I feel at least able to go and make a dent on my mountainous loads of work. So today of all days, I was quite disappointed to see that we are slated for showers upon showers. With that being said, I plan to shrug of the potential gross day we will have with great inspiration and perseverance. I am loving this look - and today I am all about prints, pinks and tigers! Grrrrrr!!@

until next time....happy monday!!!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Wednesday's Quote of the Day: Because I Need It!

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to get up and continue that counts."
Winston Churchill

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

It's 2012! Happy New Year: Designing a Mint Life

Well, it's that time of the year, the time of year when resolutions are top priorities and we attempt to design a minted life. This year, which is totally unlike me, I decided to make no resolutions. I made those at the end of last year and as long as I continue on that path, my 2012 should be a minted year. And to be very honest, I think it's going to be a tough year, but I am fully prepared to take it on - one day at a time. I am also fully prepared to put living a minted life at the top of my list. 

Today and everyday is going to be the best day ever!

until next time...