Tag: dream

retreat to the trees {AL}

i went to the woods because i wished to live deliberately…
{treehotel} may be a little more than the essentials but these beautiful shelters suspended within the trees foster solitude and unity with nature.  situated near the lule river in harads, sweden, are 5 modern tree houses with varying thematic styles. i’m usually not one for themes but love these imaginative concepts. my favorite? i think it’s a tie between the mirror cube room and the cabin. 19 additional houses are currently planned for the future. look forward to seeing the next design. this place is definitely going on the bucket list!
the mirror cube room

the blue cone

the UFO

the bird’s nest

the cabin
all photography from treehotel

my top 10 {AL}


 good citizenship is avant-garde ~ philippe starck

happy friday + happy 100 {AL & LA}

color crush::burnt orange {LA}

i love all things autumn. the changing leaves, delicious pumpkin spice lattes topped with cinnamon, the over-whelming anticipation of my favorite foodie holiday – thanksgiving, cool crisp fall air, college football, & the warm color palette that comes with fall fashion. today’s {color crush} is inspired by my sister, katy.  she is crazy about orange AND it is her birthday today. {happy birthday dear sister of mine}!!!

starting top row L-R: {1}wreath by come&knock, {2} shorts by urban outfitters, {3} beautiful orange sunflower, {4} photo from the boss orange collection, {5} amazing orange pants, {6} perfect chair for a pop of color from horchow, {7} a sneak peek from our recent hot air balloon ride, {8} rustic romance nail polish by bb couture, {9} continental wallet by tori burch {10} my sister katy and her husband in their awesome getaway car, {11} tiger lily coat from lulus, {12} perfect vintage bike for those cool autumn days, {13} me in my orange hat at the clemson vs auburn game last weekend, {14} beautiful buttery leather gloves from martin+osa, {15} my idea of a perfect fall day, {16} taylor swift sporting a fun orange scarf as an accent piece.

love live work {AL}

{design to inspire}

{i love my dream job} i often dream of practicing design from the comfort of a home studio. a beautiful live-work space surrounded by inspiration. a setting that fosters creativity with a special place for all my tools. an environment not like an office, but a residential retreat and place for escape to dream of ideas and execute them into realities.

below are a handful of dreamy interiors from some of my favorite spots that are inspiring my thoughts of the ideal workspace~

{roland bello photography} 
{design to inspire
{design traveller}
{solid frog}
{brown dress with white dots}
{jessica helgerson interior design}
{laure joliet photography}
{abigail ahern‘s workspace via the selby}
{images above: kyoichi tsuzuki’s workspace via the selby}

fall forward {AL}

{FALL} my favorite season is approaching! although it is a month off, i can’t help but get excited. looking forward to cool, crisp days surrounded by warm autumn colors, falling leaves, spicy aromas, and of course a little fall fashion. below is a collection of inspiring photos from a handful of wonderfully creative 2011 fall fashion campaigns. interestingly, some have many similarities while others are totally unique.  i am loving all of the beautiful colors & romantic settings. enjoy ~

{images above: miu miu}


{lovin the chanel ad! makes me want to draw on my face : }

{bottega veneta – so soft & classic. one of my favorites}

{true religion}

{fischer clothing, bringing back the white tights with bottega veneta}

happy monday & have a great week!

oh, please do not let the title of this post confuse you with the time change : )

morning calm {AL}

{morning calm} is the lovely brand & etsy shop for homemade soap maker hwasoon kim in daegu, south korea. i was so inspired while reading about her as etsy’s featured seller. she makes the most beautiful handmade soaps with asian herbs, organic tea leaves, charcoal, & clay, free of impurities. she has her process down to a science monitoring temperatures to maintain nutrients, creating the perfect textures for lather, & mixing herbs with oils that are just right. i love the gift sets wrapped in beautiful korean papers. so pretty!

{asian herbs & tea leaves}

{l to r, top to bottom: organic pine leaf stimulates metabolism and regeneration of new cells french green clay & peppermint clears pores, exfoliates, & fights bacteria organic persimmon w/ macadamia nut oil promotes maternal health, protects, soothes, & conditions the skin organic chestnut (inner shell) anti wrinkle, skin firming calendula soothes & heals wounds korean bamboo charcoal deeps cleans & treats acne sanghwang mushroom reduces inflammation, helps prevent cell breakdown, brightens skin blue herb kaolin clay anti-inflammatory & treats infection big OL french milled w/ asian herbs a combination of soaps for a variety of benefits}

{beautiful gifts}
{jacho lip balm}

sunny saturday {LA}

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happy friday {AL & LA}

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happy friday {AL & LA}

{photo via pinterest quote vickie woodis}