Archive for March, 2011

Pretty Package: Bloom Organics

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Images via: Mahon & Band

I admittidely buy products based on packaging. As a designer, I can’t help it. All the bottles in my shower have to match even down to the bar of soap! Maybe that’s a little more OCD than designer but I like to to call it “coordinating”. Either way, I’m constantly on a look out for pretty pieces.

Unfortunetly Bloom Organics isn’t available in the states but I can still appreciate the lovely packaging! Designed by Mahon & Band in Australia, the use of botanical illustrations is striking but appropriately elegant and refined for a beauty product line. I particularly love the added twine detail to the soaps!

DIY Table Number Napkins

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Hi Friends and happy Monday! I thought I’d start the week off with a DIY project that I created for larger events like weddings, showers or anything that requires multiple tables. Instead of traditional numbered cards I thought it would be fun to number the napkins instead. They make for a striking presentation that your guests are sure to remember. The template comes in black but can be easily customized by changing the color of the napkin.

Complete instructions and step-by-step photos after the break.

Paper Covered Books

Friday, March 25th, 2011


I came across these covered books on Pinterest last week and fell in love! Liz Tamanaha of Paislee Press created these beautifully simple covers and shared a tutorial on her blog. I love how any book can get an elegant makeover with just a few easy steps. See the complete tutorial and get free downloadable labels here.

Yellow Spring!

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

After a few beautiful days here is Seattle I am completely and utterly ready for Spring! I even managed to mow the yard this weekend which is always a great feeling. I’m preparing for the dreary Northwest rain to return soon but thankfully I have this lovely image to remind me of sunnier days.

This cheery yellow bike and basket were photographed by Allyson Magda for an East Coast inspired wedding shoot featured on Style Me Pretty. There are tons of lovely images in this gallery so do check it out!

Poppies & Posies

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

I love the use of old books in this beautiful flower arrangment by Poppies & Posies.