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0 In Art/ Design

Michelle Kingdom – Embroideries

I can go on and on about the incredible work of LA based artist, Michelle Kingdom. She embroiders scenes of people in mythological or ritualistic scenarios, engaged in unknown actions or in vaguely defined relationships.


My work explores psychological landscapes, illuminating thoughts left unspoken. I create tiny worlds in thread to capture elusive yet persistent inner voices. Literary snippets, memories, personal mythologies, and art historical references inform the imagery; fused together, these influences explore relationships, domesticity and self-perception. Symbolism and allegory lay bare dynamics of aspiration and limitation, expectation and loss, belonging and alienation, truth and illusion. – Michelle Kingdom






Check out more of her work here!

0 In Design/ Lifestyle

Nature is Speaking – Julia Roberts is Mother Nature

In honor of the upcoming Mother’s Day, I wanted to share this powerful video on Mother Nature. This video is one of a series done by Conservation International (watch them all here). All the videos are awe-inspiring and powerfully narrated. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do, and that it inspires you to make a small change in your life, whether it be recycling or conserving water. Anything really.

After all, “Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature.“- ‘Humanifesto’ by environmental organization Conservation International.

0 In Art/ Design

A Vault of Color: Harvard’s Collection of 2,500 Pigments

Harvard has an extensive collection of pigments housed inside the the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at Harvard Art Museums, and it’s surprisingly open to the public unlike many other departments of its kind. The team over at Great Big Story take us inside for a closer look. Take a peek and be amused by all the places they find these remarkable pigments!

0 In Architecture/ Art/ Design

Kaos Temple Public Skate Park

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Neglected and abandoned for years, the the church of Santa Barbara in Llanera, Asturias, was originally designed by Asturian architect Manuel del Busto in 1912. With help from ‘Church Brigade’, a collective group of enterprising individuals, online fundraising and Red Bull, the church was salvaged and turned into a public skate park called, Kaos Temple.

Artist, Okuda San Miguel was commissioned to cover the walls and vaulted ceilings with his unique style of colorful geometric figures. A rainbow of colors cover every wall in the church, making it truly a wonderfully remarkable place to skate.

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Via Designboom


0 In Design/ Fashion

Pantone Fall 2016 Colors

Pantone has released its color forecast for the Fall 2016 colors. These are the colors most designers use to develop their collections, whether in home design or fashion. Prepare yourself because these colors will be everywhere! As a former forecaster, you better believe that a lot of research goes into picking colors. While some companies do the forecasting themselves, most use forecasting services like Pantone. A strong believer of collective consciousness, I believe that these colors are generally one’s that you find yourself naturally attracted to. These services combine research in all arenas and give a concise report that supports the idea.

Blue is forecasted to be the leading hue of Fall 2016 – following the softer Serenity that shares Pantone’s Color of the Year title with Rose Quartz.

The desire for tranquility, strength, and optimism have inspired a Fall 2016 color palette that is led by the Blue family. Along with anchoring earth tones, exuberant pops of vibrant colors also appear throughout the collections. Transcending gender, these unexpectedly vivacious colors in our Fall 2016 palette act as playful but structured departures from your more typical fall shades. Blue skies represent constancy as they are always above us. Grays give a feeling of stability, Red tones invite confidence and warmth, while the hot Pinkish Purples and Spicy Mustard Yellows suggest a touch of the exotic.
Leatrice Eiseman
Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute


Airy Blue


Aurora Red

Warm Taupe

Dusty Cedar

Lush Meadow

Spicy Mustard

Potters Clay

Via Pantone

0 In Art/ Design/ Interiors


As a new home owner, I am constantly surfing the web for cool ways to decorate our first house (yayyyy!!!). Being an extremely indecisive person, committing to pictures on my walls is an issue I am always looking to solve.

IXXI makes that all too easy!

IXXI’s tiles are made from a high quality synthetic paper which is UV resistant, waterproof and does not tear or warp. They are attached to the wall using removable plastic components that do not damage the surface – perfect for rentals!

Now I just need to decide which picture to enlarge…

via IXXI


0 In Art/ Design/ Fashion



Textural work of Hungarian fashion student, Lilla Csefalvay.



Via Behance

1 In Beauty/ Design/ Fashion

Marvi Beauty update

I wanted to share some very exciting news –
the Marvi Beauty website is finally live!

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We are now offering international shipping as well. Woohoo!

To celebrate the happy occasion we are offering 15% off of our best seller, Marvi GrowBrow! Just type in “GILLANNIEGB” at checkout, and don’t forget to subscribe to our mailing list on the website for more deals and discounts!


If you have no idea why I am excited about Marvi Beauty click here to find out!

0 In Design

Late Bloomers

Late Bloomers

Via Funders and Founders

0 In Architecture/ Design



This modern and minimal presentation tube is the perfect way to transport your designs in the chicest way possible.

Arkitube is a reinvention of the norm. A modular, sleek, lightweight presentation tube, it is designed to transport large architectural, design, and construction drawings, plans, and posters. Unlike the cumbersome containers or cardboard tubes available on the market, Arkitube is designed to reflect the precision, delight, and refinement that its precious cargo details.

Click here to support the project!

Via Kickstarter

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