Monday, December 7, 2009

Pretty With a Dash of Dark

Source: Definitely Golden

I'm really digging the entire outfit. She's too pretty and put together but then she's wearing outstanding cuffs. I love that little bit of unexpected boldness.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Most commonly used words: Pretty and Amazing

Source: Wordle

Thank you to all the lovely people who are still reading up on me, I've had you guys on my mind too. Cheerios!

P.S. This Wordle was inspired by Fashion Chalet.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Give Up the White and Turn to the Dark Side

Source: Dwell

I just found out about Cindy Gallop, the consultant, coach, entrepreneur, speaker and all around amazing woman! I'm pretty much just gobsmacked as I scratch the surface of this very fascinating woman, her career and life. In particular, I'm in love with her beautifully designed apartment based on a black-lacquered Chinese box concept. It's definitely an aesthetic that I'm drawn towards.

Photos of her apartment:

Source: Behance Network

What makes her amazeballs?

"Make Love, Not Porn", Cindy Gallop's TED2009 4-minute presentation in which she promotes her website debunking the myths that hardcore pornography perpetuates. TED's profile of Cindy Gallop.

Wow, is all I can say because I think she's awesome sauces!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Filled with inspiration from DesignThinkers 2009

Yeah, I'm pretty exhausted but in a good, super inspired kind of way! I've spent the week getting recharged and pumped about design both creatively and professionally during DesignThinkers 2009. The week of events was kicked off with a screening of Art & Copy on Monday evening, two jam-packed days of amazing speakers and studio tours on Thursday. I'm still kind of processing the past few days but I just wanted to share a few shots.

Monday, November 2, 2009

DesignThinkers 2009

DesignThinkers is back for another round of design inspiration! This will be RGD Ontario's 10th annual international conference focusing on the role of design in business, society and future health of the planet. The conference takes place on November 3rd and 4th, with additional events throughout the week.

I have been to two other DesignThinkers conferences and both have been an exceptionally inspiring experiences. I've come out of these with fresh ideas, connected with other designers and industry professionals and boat loads of books to keep me inspired. It's pretty much impossible to not be inspired or amazed with an amazing lineup of speakers.

I'm pretty pumped about it already.