I remember walking in this gorgeous place with my mouth open. My take .Click on image for credits.
~ via swissmiss [click on image to read right]
While the rest of Singapore wouldn't want to miss the first-ever F1 night race for the world, I decided not to jostle with the crowd and was attempting to work on a marketing proposal. Of course, I got distracted yet again and was scooping out quirky etsy finds. [From top left.] 1.Catedral de Sevilla Wall Plaque 2. Simply Paris Necklace 3.Sterling Silver Olive Branch Pendant on Sterling Silver Chain [olive branch has been a symbol of goodwill and peace.] [Middle left] 4. Moroccan Architecture Earrings with Blue Sapphires 5. Once upon a time in Paris ... 6. Little India [Bottom left] 7. Venetian Teardrop Earrings 8. Paris Chandelier Carte Postale 9. Paisley Au Lait - Shower Curtain.
1. What is your first name? Anita (Image: Anita) 2. What is your favorite food? Scrambled eggs & bacon. Duh. (Scrambled Eggs & Bacon on Toast) 3. What high school did you attend? St. Teresa (St. Teresa's) 4. What is your favorite color? Turquoise.(kind of turqoise) 5. Who is your celebrity crush? Jeffrey Dean Morgan.(Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Denny) 6. Favorite drink? Coffee (chocolate coffee cupcakes with mocha ganache & mascarpone cream) 7. Dream vacation? so many, I’l pick Tuscany for now.(Tuscany Stairways) 8. Favorite dessert? Warm chocolate cake.(warm chocolate cake.) 9. What do you want to be when you grow up? Typograph-er (pre-teenager typographer 2) 10. What do you love most in life? Being able to draw. (why can I draw ths, and not ...) 11. One word to describe you? Random (random de madness outtake) 12. Your Flickr name? Anyta (anyta!)
I got lost in the gorgeous photographs I found in Edge Reps via Loveology. Photographs are there to remind us what we forget. Look at how the simplest of things we take for granted everyday, come alive.
~ via Rebecca Thuss portfolio.
I am not gonna spend much time online during the week because I know the internet is the biggest time-sucker and I am really working on curbing procrastination. Just as I was beginning to think I need to seek professional help, I found David Seah's - The Printable CEO and it's really working its magic on me. Anyhoos, someone has to do the planning. I was having doubts on whether it would be possible for me to do the Church Ceremony programme booklet+Invites(for both Day&Night) (the stationery) on my own and it was just heartening to see that some one has been there done that and is delighted with the results! I'm fixated on these classic, simple designs ...
In true Snippet & Ink style, I created an inspiration board for my wedding reception. As the indoor area is covered with wooden panels, I figured vibrant hues will stand out even more so, than green or white. This is just draft 1 as I anticipate the fickle me (especially when it involves colors) making many changes the next 300 or so days.PS. I love the pop of blue/purple in the bouquet! The outfit is still undecided as the F-MIL will be getting one from India *cross fingers*. The color palette will be finalised based on that. Of course, ideally I'd love to be in black. Image credits found in the link above.
Yet again, we hit the streets. I took a while to post these photographs (almost forgot about 'em!) I was hoping to capture images that were not just of buildings/places but rather, details and abstract shots that appeal to me. So, here goes!
I don't think I've even mentioned it. I promise photographs soon! and no, I'm not crazy about Tiffany. I'l pick character over popularity anytime. It's always the thought that counts. Really!
I love what Meg from A Practical Wedding has done with the flowers she got from the wholesalers. And I adore her unprofessional tips, tricks and thoughts. My fav ones (almost all!):
- Don't be scared. I'm not sure how we got so convinced that flowers were scary, but flowers are not scary. ...
- Forget this "I'm an amateur, I should do something really simple, and not mix flowers" idea. Where did we even get that?
- Pin up pictures of arrangements you like and let them inspire your decorating.
- Mix textures, mix flowers, mix color. Be brave.
- Use crazy flowers! And herbs! And spiky things! And leaves! And twigs! And feathers!
- Work in pairs. One person will be your eyes while you are the worker bee. Then switch.
- Remember scale. Just because you can afford to have flowers the size of your head doesn't mean you want to have flowers the size of your head. ...
- Make your peace with the fact that your flowers will not be perfect, and that you'll need to make them the day before (hot tip: if you paid for the flowers they wouldn't be perfect either, but you would pretend that they were).
- Every time you make something, sit back and guess how much a florist would have charged you for it "$75!" you'll say, "No, maybe $150!" Then applaud your cost savings (feel free to be wildly inaccurate with these numbers).
I felt totally random and, with a camera on hand, we wandered into a back alley. This is what we found.
*inhale* I do not know where to begin. I came across an amazing website, selling home accent items, furniture and even clothings. The e-catalogue is breath-taking and the owner, Tine K invites [website] visitors into her home in the inspiration gallery. I believe Tina uses her home as the studio/gallery. How nice, right? The home canvas (floor+walls) are in neutral colors and she is able to fit in almost everything (different types of fabric, lassi cups, moroccan tea glasses, vases, chairs, plants, pretty flowers etc) seamlessly. How inspiring!
colors from top left: fiji green, schist, #be3f00 from bottom left: #c34c01, peru tan ~ courtesy of Big Huge Labs.