Spring Time Pins

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So stoked…That it’s Spring!

Spring time is here and Pinterest just keeps on finding its way into my daily routine (seriously, I just spent another 15 minutes pinning things, I need to set. a. timer.). Today, some pins that scream “SPRING” and are seriously making me want to spend my weekend outside!

Happy Friday!

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I know I live in an amazing home, but this space is making me wish for city living again!

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Wait ’til you see the blue bag this outfit was styled with!

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I adore this playful, illustrated, patterned fabric. I wonder where I could squeeze it in to the new place!

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Okay, this may want you to skip spring and head right to summer, but still…I love it!

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’nuff said.

Shoregasm // 10—St. Kitts Conch Shell

This photograph of Saint Kitts from Colleen Deng is so serene. The combination of palm trees, ocean, landscape in the background and of course, my favorite, a giant conch shell is just speaking to me. I would like to go…now, please and thank you.

Enjoy this week’s Shoregasm by downloading the appropriate size for your screen, below.

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Yes, Please. // 23—Seaside Bedroom Retreat Inspiration Board

My whole house is a continuous work in progress, goodness knows I have about 30 projects that are dying to be crossed off my list…The rest of the projects are going to have to be patient, as I’m trying to tackle the bedroom first! I already have the bed, only it’s a deep red stain. I’d like to achieve an eclectic mix of textures, colors, modern & vintage for a perfect representation of moi. Stay tuned for the before and after post!

In Bermuda, the houses are all named, and my house is named “Coral Point.” I thought it only appropriate to bring in some coral inspired accents!

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find these items here: 1  //  2  //  3  //  4  //  5  //  6

 

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Tropical Home // Guest Post from Undeclared Panache

Special thanks to Lauren, over at Undeclared Panache for taking the time to share with you some great finds and help me get inspired!

“Hi Radworks readers, I am Lauren Koster, a friend of Lindsay’s, accessory designer for The Sak and lifestyle blogger at Undeclared Panache. While Lindsay is off surfing, soaking up the sun and tooling around on her Vespa, I live a different kind of island life. I live on the island of Manhattan, where we Soul Cycle, shop around Williamsburg and, when it’s not the dead of winter, I too ride around on my Vespa.

 

Lindsay asked me to do a guest post on the topic of “island life,” (Lindsay’s, not mine). So I thought I’d marry the two very different lifestyles. Today I am sharing tips on giving your space an island feel. Whether you live in Milwaukee or Manhattan, you can make your non-beach bungalow feel a little more like a vacation home.”

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Photos: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

 

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Cruisin’ 13 // Spring Has Sprung!

Seems like all we’ve had lately is rain and HIGH winds, so you can imagine my excitement when we had an incredibly beautiful day last week, it probably hit 78! I enjoyed it thoroughly right before flying to the bitter cold of Chicago the next morning…

Now I just need my tan back!

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Shop this look:

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Tropical Desktop With Patterned Illustration

Sometimes the line can be blurred. Especially after you’ve been in the sun for too long (can NOT wait for summer days!). Out my new office window is a vast array of tropical flora in all different shades of green. When I find myself stuck, I usually stare for a while…stare so hard that I end up losing myself in imagination. This happens to everyone, right?

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download desktop HERE  //  grab the shirt HERE

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Great Book Design Examples

It takes a special kind of designer to get books right. There is so much that goes into them; page after page, tons of typography to consider. I am always impressed, especially when I see really cool or innovative book designs. Here are a few really cool ‘books.’ Some traditional, some not.

The Plastic Ocean project by Lisa Claire Stewart speaks to me, as I did my masters thesis project (and a few others) on the ever growing population of plastic in our oceans. I couldn’t seem much of El Viaje, but enough to know that I’d like to see more! I can tell that I am into the style of the paper cut outs on the cover with little details of pattern work. I LOVE Kay Solley’s artistic interpretation of her Blue. The mixed media combined with the whimsical water color strokes are simply gorgeous. As a motion graphics nerdo, you know this Havaiana’s piece is really checking me right in my gut. It is making me want to start on a stop motion piece RIGHT MEOW. Truly awesome, and so happy that a “making of” video is shown so everyone knows just how time consuming and difficult work like this is!

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5 Observations From Moving In Bermuda

Ohhh moving. No one enjoys it. The idea of moving to a new house/state/country is all very exciting, but once the fantasizing about how you’re going to decorate wears off and the reality of the process of moving sets in, fun is gone and frustration is written all over your face.

I once considered myself somewhat of a professional mover, with over 10 moves (city to city, not house to house) under my belt (most from growing up in a military family and one in & out of NYC, which, some of you may know is a huge challenge), but nothing really prepares you for all of the oddities involved in the process of moving in Bermuda.

1 >> It is likely that your new house will come with a pet…

Of the lizard or tree frog variety. They are everywhere here, and if work has been done on your place prior to moving in, doors were probably left open, thus, inviting these sly, little creatures right in. I was first greeted by Lizzie when I went to open the closet door…almost 2 weeks later, I have no idea where ‘she’ is.

2 >> You’re friends have been visualizing their furniture in your space…

Or they have already lived in your place! With so few places on the island to choose from, you can almost guarantee that any of your buddies who are also house hunting, are considering putting an offer on your first choice too. Tread carefully, or, at least offer them the guest bedroom!

3 >> You must be very clear on the ground rules…

As an expat, renting is pretty much your only option (unless you’re rich), which means after you give notice that you’re vacating, your landlord will be anxious to get you out, and any work done so they can continue to collect anywhere from 2-6k a month in rent (I’m not really sure what the average is).

I get it.

What I don’t get is the absence of common courtesy & respect. Don’t show up unannounced, and for goodness sakes, please, please, if the landlord gives you a key, don’t see yourself in just because no one answered the door!! (based on actual events…ughhh)

4 >> Vespas were not built for hauling…

I’ve seen people transport just about everything you can imagine on the back of their bikes: doors, gas cylinders, full suitcases, chairs, coolers, dogs, etc.

But that’s just one trip. A car doesn’t even help that much, seeing as most of them are so tiny here. Even after graciously taking advantage of several friends and their cars, there were at least 11 trips made and still, there was stuff left over.

Which leads me to #5.

5 >> OH MY GOD. THE COST…

For the cost of moving mostly just furniture from Pembroke all the way to Southampton (roughly a whopping 10 miles), you could move almost an entire single family home from Florida to California (including packing!)

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**these are not complaints, yet observations and things that I will have to remember and prepare more for if there is ever another move**

 

— 5 Observations From Moving In Bermuda

Sketchbook Page—Illustrated Sea Shells

I obviously have a thing for the ocean and water in general. Sea shells to me are a big part of that. They are a beautiful and natural representation of the water when you can’t be right there with it. As I prep for a weekend full of DIY projects at the new place, I wanted to make sure I could actually draw the shells that I plan on painting onto some of my lamps!

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