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Sometimes I just get so excited when a good idea hits me while I’m designing. I have to do something to express my joy that the idea “came to me”—such as wave my hands or jump up and down or punch the air like I’m beating down all the bad ideas. This is how I know I should be a designer.
Today it was creating an awesome lighting effect in photoshop. LOVE IT.
Detail of Requiem poster by me! via carbonmade portfolio
We’re wishing a happy one hundred and eleventh birthday to grand old Alfred! It’s amazing that his career spanned slient movies to color classics, made in both Britain and the U.S. My favorite film of his is Rear Window—so suspensful!—but here are a few hand picked items that celebrate his possibly best known film, The Birds.
My mom and her friends went to see this classic film when it was first out in theaters. Afterward, as she tells the story, they all went to a diner to eat. The door swung shut behind them and squeaked as it closed, and they all screamed after being on edge for the entire movie! Classic!
After having the drapery rod sitting next to the window since last Saturday, I FINALLY had time to put it up. Last night, I got out my husband’s power drill and pried the drapery rod & hardware out of the box – they were pretty secure in there! After watching a YouTube video to make sure I didn’t forget anything (level, check!), I started marking the wall for my screws and fastening the hardware to the wall. It was a pretty complicated process for someone who doesn’t whip out the drill to hang things every day, but I finally got it up. Check out the results!
We live in an apartment. It’s awesome, and I love it. However, as in all apartments, there are some drawbacks. One such drawback for us is the lack of shelf & storage space in the bathroom. We have one towel bar and about 12 square inches of counter space. When I started to think about what I wanted for increasing our bathroom effectiveness, I realized two things: I needed a vision, I had a budget.
So here are my finds for my bathroom – some finds are a bit pricier, but most are pretty budget friendly.
3. Modern Etageré by Target Room Essentials 4. Ashdown Wastebasket by HomeTrends 5. Photo hooks by Pottery Barn (Pricy! but I love the look) 6. Thomas O’Bryan towels from Target (wedding gift from friends – thanks!) 7. Time Square Surveillance print by Michael Slattery 8. Parma Towell Ring in brushed nickel by Target
Leave me a comment and tell me what rug you would choose to coordinate with this look! All choices are from Target, and I have a light green tile floor.
It’s a little late, but I figured in addition to giving thanks for a wonderful husband, good family & friends, and an abundance of blessings this year around the table at home, I’d share a few of the random things I’ve been thankful for the past week:
- Freshly sharpened no. 2 Ticonderoga pencils
- Will Ferrell in Elf
- Grilled cheese & tomato soup on rainy days
- Sending mail – something about sticking the stamp in the corner and popping the red flag on the mailbox is magical.
- M&M chocolate chip cookies.
- grocery shopping