Shimmer Like Gold

A FEW LOVELY LINKS №18

01. Loving the vibrant colours and smokey effects of this photoshoot. (Warning: NSFW.)
02. Furniture Men Hate provides a real chuckle. Even funnier is the response from her husband!
03. A tutorial to make a quilt like one (Ive been lusting over for over a year) at Anthropologie.
04. 55 Gentle Ways to Take Care of Yourself When Youre Busy, Busy, Busy. If you click only one link today, make it this one. Marthes list is filled with inspiration, wisdom and fantastic insight!

05. Mallory has opened a new blog showcasing her vintage book collection. (This post of handmade houses is just one of the awesome books shes scanned and shared thus far.)

06. Type created by the prick of a pin. So cool.
07. Paint your own watercolour pixel art.
08. How Blogging Became My Boyfriend. Hilarious because its true.

09. Your weekly dose of architecture Im crushin on. This time, the Barcode House.
10. The Girls with Glasses love hats. I love them.
11. Wildfox has an adorable kids clothing line complete with cute animal illustrations.
12. These rainbow polka dot heels are seriously lust-inspiring.

Busy, busy, busy is definitely the name of my game lately. I dont know where my time disappears to! But in my spare moments, Ive still made sure to visit my favourite blogs, and here are just some of the awesome things from around the web these last two weeks. Until next time, peace out girl scouts. xo.

Follow links for image sources.

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Ally » 6 November 2011

Im really happy I just bought some new watercolour paints and paper on Friday cant wait to try that pixel art. So pretty.

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Caity » 6 November 2011

Oh my gosh these are awesome finds. I love blogging is my boyfriend and the furniture men hate.

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Kimberley » 7 November 2011

Wow, those rainbow heels are exquisite. Must have now! 😉 x

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cam » 7 November 2011

lovely links, once again

love love the Quilt Tutorial, always wanted to start one! fabulous, thanks sweets! x

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Brandy » 9 November 2011

I love all of your finds, especially the How Blogging Became My Boyfriend. Definitely made me chuckle, because I could agree to almost all of those points.

Im not sure whats attracting me to those rainbow heels, the boys, or the rainbow polka dots.

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JENNA LYONS TOWNHOUSE

JENNA LYONS TOWNHOUSE

So. Who wants to give me $3.75 million dollars? Its for a good cause! The Krissy-needs-to-own-this-townhouse cause. This townhouse (belonging to the one and only Jenna Lyons, creative director and president of J.Crew) is up for sale. And I kind of want it x a lot because Ive been on the envy train for aaaaages. Its been in my folder called Dream Houses swoon! for as long as I can remember. (No lies, I actually have a folder on my computer called that. Its the best folder known to man-kind.)

Its just such a gorgeous townhouse inside and out, its almost mind-bogglingly perfect. From that architecturally gorgeous (white, bonus!) exterior and the beautiful blossom filled backyard (with concrete paving stones which are my FAVOURITE thing in the entire world when it comes to outdoor spaces)

check out that stunning minimal industrial-feel kitchen (mmm, concrete counter tops)

the delicious black coated bedroom and enjoining master bath

the entire-room-is-a-closet room! (Do the shoes come with the purchase of the home? Pleasepretty?)

and, of course, my FAVOURITE room in the entire house, the living room! That chandelier! That couch! That rug! The moldings! The fireplace! Everything!!

Wistful sigh. Yeah, I just really love this place. Its perfect. And Im jealous of whoever gets to live in it post-Lyons.

Most of the images in this post via Fashionologie. Some are from my own archives from aaaaages ago back before I even started my blog, so unfortunately, no source. I want to say theyre from Domino though.

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Ally » 9 November 2011

Can we be room mates?! Split the cost? lol
It is so pretty. Sigh.

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Krissy » November 9th, 2011

Brilliant! YES! Lets do this! I like the sound of $1.875 million 😉

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cam » 9 November 2011

what gorgeous interior design and love love the closet! 😉

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Joy » 9 November 2011

All the different rooms look amazing 🙂 I feel so inspired.

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♡hellovanny // WEEKLINKS » 9 November 2011

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Daphne » 9 November 2011

Ill go in on the split. Surely $1m-ish each is very affordable.

I saw this in the news and I think I actually drooled. Its so gorgeous, I really wish I could afford it!

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Krissy » November 11th, 2011

Sounds like a plan! 😉

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Vixel » 9 November 2011

Oh wow, that is a beautiful home. I love to see black-painted rooms that work, it would have made my teenage goth past-self feel gloriously vindicated!

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Krissy » November 11th, 2011

Absolutely! I love that black is becoming a more accepted colour choice nowadays.

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Brandi {not your average ordinary} » 9 November 2011

Oh I want it too. Do you think shed leave it furnished if I paid her some extra Monopoly money (cause thats all I have).

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Krissy » November 11th, 2011

Youre got a one up on me; I dont even have Monopoly money!

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Hannah » 9 November 2011

Ill be your roommate! 😉 Seriously, that is gorgeous.

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fifth floor apartment » 11 November 2011

HOLY MOLY. can i move in with you?

xo Alison

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Krissy » November 11th, 2011

The more the merrier!

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Aurelia » 3 December 2011

Just discovering your blog and really like it ! Good photos, great writing, nice work !
follow you now.

aprettylife13.blogspot.com

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KARI HERER

If Ive said it once, Ive said it a bajillion times: mixed media makes me insanely happy. Which is why photographer/artist Kari Herer is a big favourite of mine and why Ive been following her work for quite some time. It was her magnolias and beetles series (see below, 2nd image from the bottom of this post) that first caught my eye. I absolutely love her take on photography + illustration, combining the two to create one complementary image composed of loose sketches and items from nature. Its absolutely inspired, and a unique signature all her own.

Her new set of photographs featuring hand drawn rabbits adorned with flower buds is riiiiight up my alley.

 

Its such a whimsical touch to the standard sketch by adding in the odd flower bud purposely placed across the page. The florals complement the drawings perfectly creating an unexpected and unorthodox point of colour, texture, and depth. I love it.

And here are some other favourites from her shop:

Images via Kari Herer on Etsy.

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cam » 13 November 2011

this looks so adorable and yes it puts a smile on my face, too beautiful artwork! xoxo

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Miss Vintage Vixen » 13 November 2011

Oh my God. That looks PERFECT! That second to last picture full of the flower flies those are so dreamy and great!

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Ally » 13 November 2011

So lovely. I love the second one.

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To Inspire №6

TO INSPIRE №6

Long time no see! Ive missed blogging so much! Computer is still very much on the fritz at the moment so Im still unsure when Ill be back to regular posting again, but Ill pop in from time to time if I can. Considering this post has taken me 3 days to put together in what would normally be less than an hour good luck me.

Negativity aside though, heres a little (slightly belated) Monday inspiration to help get you (but mostly me as Im suffering from severe blog withdrawal) through the week. I miss you, blog!! Im clinging on for dear life.

Stay inspired. xo.

Click images for sources.

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Harriet » 19 December 2011

Yay lovely to see you back if briefly, hope your computer stays in the land of the living for as long as possible!

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Sarah » 19 December 2011

Its lovely to hear from you again Krissy 🙂 another gorgeous little patch of inspiration!

Sarah x

http://www.smallestsarah,blogspot.com

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naomi » 19 December 2011

so many pretties 🙂 hope your computer is up & running smoothly soonsoonsoon!!
xo

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cam » 23 December 2011

missing you too, very much! Love the glitter & glamor inspirations, always!

Happiest Holiday wishes, lovely! hope to chat some more again soon.. xoxo

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Brandi {not your average ordinary} » 24 December 2011

A perfect collection of wintery inspiring images. I definitely need to get outdoors this season. When it gets so cold, Im tempted to stay indoors, but I dont want to miss the beauty of winter either.

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Jen » 25 December 2011

Hi Krissy –
I understand your blog withdrawl hence why Im back in black on a new blog 🙂 Its been ages!
And just wanted to say that your 3 hours work on this post was worth every minute.

Cheers,
Jen (Jenaveve August Street)

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Sarah » 28 December 2011

Gorgeous x10!
http://bonafidegirlified.blogspot.com/

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10 Magazines Dolce Gabbana Editorial

Today Im obsessed with this floral painting infused editorial for 10 Magazine. Because its really flippin rad. And flowers are about 50 times cooler when 50 times their natural size. In my books, when in doubt, always go over-sized with florals. These beauties were painted directly over top of a set of photographs for a spiffin multi-mixed media look photography, painting and fashion. Works for me!

Images via Trendland, found via sfgirlbybay.

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