Follow me on Twitter, as I will be "tweeting" clues periodically. When you think you know, Direct Message me the answer! Winner gets one of these pretty little brocade chalkboards! You can even choose one of the available colors. See soZealous shop for more options.
One guess per Twitterer. Contest closes Friday 6pm/ central.
Classic meets Contemporary in this sleek salon by Japanese designer Masamichi Katayama. Check out the rest of the design portfolio at Wonderwall, Inc..
A new book about the projects of Masamichi Katayama, aptly titled Wonderwall: Masamichi Katayama Projects N'2 by Staoko Suzuki, also hits stores this week!
1.) Karl Lagerfield sports the Chanel Gun Shoe.
2.) Make a unique statement by creating your own letter photo art.
3.) grungegypsy has a gorgeous photo collage blog. Take a moment to peruse through her lovely postings!
4.) Iris Ceramica offers these beautiful ceramic wall tiles for interiors. Featured photo is from the Neobarocco line.
5.) Flickr user SugarBloom Cupcakes makes some mean, fashionable sweets!
6.) Cool Hunting has highlighted the Bible Illuminated,the world's most widely-read book in, what possibly may be, its most aesthetically pleasing format to date.
*Week of 10.20.08 - 10.26.08
Fabulous "Rococo" bedroom line from The Horchow Collection, which interestingly enough came into existence as the first luxury mail-order catalog.
Presented the opportunity to chose either one of these beds...? Conflict ensues.
The blog has been on the back burner this week...I've been busy catching up with orders, "career shopping", and turning 26! But there are more items waiting to be posted in the shop, as well as loads of inspiration I've been coming across! SOON.
1.) View samples from Phaidon Publishing's recent glamor book, SAMPLE, here.
2.) I feel like I reference This is Glamorous a lot, but this cork board lamp is too fabulous.
3.) Deep in the archives of Loveology, a chandelier hanging from a tree. Loving the juxtaposition in this photo. And the blog is pure visual candy!
4.) This comes a little late in the year, but I am all over this Geisha Calendar!
5.) 10 easy steps to making your own hair accessory! Courtesy of Maquette.
It's tagline: "is in your place". More appropriately it should read, "you wish it was your place."
This is The Selby, a photography blog by Todd Selby that showcases living spaces of the rich & ridiculously creative.
If you can handle it's more than a little pretentious vibe, I'm sure you'll eat it up. I sure as heck did.
1.) These "cupcake paper sleeves" are SO adorable! That's probably not the technical name, bit it's what I've dubbed them. Photo posted on This is Glamorous blog.
2.) Ffffound featured this aesthetically pleasing bookcover, and better yet—by a New Zealander!
3.) Illustrations of Marguerite Sauvage.
4.)"Lustre Opaline", part of the Marie Christophe collection. Link courtesy of HeySusy.
5.) Be Careful with Ka...Paule Ka. From Style Bubble, one of my new favorite fashion blogs.
6.) The 20 Most Creative Resumes I've seen in a long time... found at Design for Mankind.
Side note #1 - This is my 100th blog entry! Thanks to all my readers & customers who inspire me to continue producing things.
Side note #2 - There will be new items posted in the shop this week! So keep an eye out, Zealots!
I was a tingle to find a 1966 Fall/ Winter issue of Simplicity Magazine at a rummage sale today. The advertisements, sketches, and clothing highlights had me glued! But the most intriguing article was a complete in-depth analysis for "On-the-job Dressing".
Here are some valuable tips I picked up on succeeding fashionably in the business world (which will come in handy upon my re-entrance into it):
1). Proper clothes, good make-up and girdles are the working girl's best friends.
2). Wear a sweater and skirt on the job? ONLY if it's worn with scarf or pin, proper shoes, gloves.
3). For on-the-job prettiness, do have a neat shiny hairdo. Never wear hair clips or rollers, even under a scarf, on the job.
4). Smart job-dressing: two dresses that go two places with a change of accessories.
5). The girl with big ideas about her job, about a life of her own, looks her best AT ALL TIMES.
And last, but certainly not least, remember:
This is an old(ish) post from Apartment Therapy that gives instructions on how to beautify that old, ugly bookshelf.
You can even do this cheaper than the estimated price of materials by using wrapping paper instead of wallpaper as the backdrop!
Now with all that extra money you saved, wouldn't a little accent from the soZealous shop just top it off? [Shameless self-promotion].
All this just happened to coincide with my first official day of "unemployment". Coincidence? I'd like to think not...
Amidst the surge of interest and Etsy convos, I was able to upload a few new items to the shop including this fabulous wall embellishing!
You know you want it.
1.) Vintage Advertising Flickr Pool, entitled grafismos da realidade.
2.) Backstage at the Fendi show (Paris Fashion Week), link courtesy of Fashion is Spinach.
3.) Oh Joy! featured a gorgeous fashion spread by Koto Bolofo from Vogue Germany. Photos by Koto Bolofo.
4.) Being a girl just got a WHOLE lot classier...Thanks, Moxie! And NOTCOT for the link.
5.) Home of Wary-Meyers, courtesy of sfgirlbybay.
At times you might have to weed through the mediocre hunger complaints and political jabs (which readers will not be subjected to in the soZealous Twitter feed). But depending on you "follow", you can be the first to know about events, news, contests, and more! It's really what you put into it. Here are some Twitterers that I recommend:
@designmilk - "Dedicated to art & design."
@VeerUpdate - "Elements for Creativity™"
@NOTCOT - "For your Ideas + Aesthetics + Amusement."
@Skellie - "For current and future movers and shakers of the web: people who understand that content is King, Queen and the entire royal family."
@storque - "The media branch of Etsy.com"
@designrelated - "Where design meets inspiration."
@nubbytwiglet - "Art-Official Intelligence." And my favorite blogger at the moment.
@SmartyPig - "The coolest social media online savings site." Remember how I said "Twitter Payz (with a 'z')? Each month SmartyPig has a Twitter contest that you can easily win 1 of 3 $100 giftcards to open SmartyPig accounts. Guess who one of the big winners was yesterday?!
For me, Twitter has been a great way to advertise shop updates, blog posts, and general musings on life. I might have got on the band wagon a little late, but I'm riding it now! And if you're not already on, I encourage you to sign up and start following your favorite bloggers, businesses, and creatives to stay connected!
Today is the first day of my favorite month! I wouldn't have had to be born into it to appreciate October as much as I do, but I'm very fortunate that I did. Doesn't October 21st have such a lovely ring to it? Ahhhhh.....and it's fastly approaching!
Items on this year's birthday wishlist:
1). A New Career
Preferably one in the Brand/Product/Events/Promotional Marketing, Public/Media Relations or any other related Industry. I've got experience. You've got my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2.) Kodak Duraflex Camera
photo by phoenixsu85
3.) Design Books
photo by nubbytwiglet
4.) Black & White
photo by Ahmet Gul.
Includes but not limited to embellished, shiny, lacey, sparkly, damask or vintage home decor & dresses. YOU KNOW IT.