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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Organization Tuesday: A Super-Duper Office / Using Tumblr

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I was cruising around on tumblr yesterday (it had been awhile) and I found this gorgeous office in my favorites. I am not sure where credit is due, but it seems the first person to blog it was gigimelo. NEW NOTE: Thank you to Victoria, who knew exactly whose office this is! It is where the creative magic of Tif Fussell happens. Check out Tif’s work at dottie angel. Buy it on Etsy!

So, Organization Point #1: A Gorgeous & Neat Work Environment. This is a beautifully organized workspace. I am not quite sure what’s going on in that bottom shelf on the right, but I like that there is one little messy element. That magazine file on the desktop can hide a multitude of sins and serve as an inbox without messing things up. I can’t quite tell what is in the Catherine Holm casserole dish, but it sure looks neat and organized. I would not have thought to use a casserole dish that way. I’m sure it would get a lot more use on my desk than in my kitchen. The drawers in the vintage desk provide plenty of space for everything to be tucked away. Also, check out how organized the art arrangement is. With everything lined up neatly like this in a similar color palette, you could hang pages from a lovely glossy and it would look fantastic!

Organization Point #2: Using tumblr. Does anyone out there use tumblr? What do you use it for? For those of you who don’t know or don’t care to blog, you may find you really enjoy tumblr. It’s kind of like tweeting but with photos, at least for me. It is also a very simple way to dip your toes into blogging, as it certainly isn’t all about photos. That’s just what I use it for. Anyway, you can peruse everyone’s blogs right on the site in one easy feed, and mark your favorite posts. You can also re-post those that you like.

So, how does this help you get organized? The result is that you can create style files of your favorite images. You can also tag them. For example, when I want to look at inspiring black and white designs I’ve been collecting, I can go into my own tumblr blog and search “black and white” and they’ll all come up in a wonderful stream (here is mine if you want to see what I mean). The catch is that you have to be an obsessive compulsive tagger to make this work. Overall, it’s the perfect spot to store all kinds of inspiration and ideas. If you do post to tumblr, please remember to give credit to publications/websites/blogs/photographers if you are using their images.

Here are just a few of my favorite design people to follow on tumblr (tumblr has even informed me that they are among my “tumblr crushes” because I mark their images as favorites the most often!):

The Brick House

Yvestown

Design Evolution (this post Michelle wrote is how I found out just what the heck tumblr was in the first place – seriously, how does everyone keep up with the latest and greatest web tool? It’s ridiculously overwhelming!)

The Beautiful Soup

My Farmhouse

P.S. Doesn’t this office fit the color palette from yesterday? It does a much better job than I did, and it wasn’t even trying!

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Around the Web: Color and Style at Creative Mint

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Do you ever come across a blog that literally takes your breath away? It happened to me yesterday. I’m taking the Blogging Your Way class over at decor8, and Leslie from A Creative Mint is co-teaching it with Holly. While I’d glanced through some of her color posts on decor8, I had never checked out her own blog. WOW! It is all original content, full of little vignettes she creates with papers, tapes, ornaments, fabrics, flowers, you name it. But each one is so perfectly composed. Each ones fits into that post’s color story. Each one contains little projects that make me say “how did she ever come up with that?” It doesn’t seem right to take a photo from over there out of context, but I’m going to go ahead and tease you with one. You won’t be able to stop scrolling once you head over:

As soon as I saw this one, I realized Leslie MUST have gone to architecture school. You know, I knew another architecture grad who started a stationary shop, and this reminds me of the perfect little vignettes she had all over the store.

Image from A Creative Mint

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Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Flickr Faves on Fridays: Bright Living Rooms #4

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This might be the first time we’ve had an actual person in a flickr fave. No wait, I think there was a child on a hammock once, but that’s it! I love everything about this shot that Stacy Anne Longenecker added to our Fresh New Spaces Group. It’s a darling shot of the two of them, and I am loving the art arrangement and shelves behind them!

So while I was perusing her Apartment Set, I came across this clever idea:

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Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Flickr Faves on Fridays: Bright Living Room #3

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This Fresh New Space comes from flickr member jinkazamah. I especially love that oversized Queen Anne’s Lace on the long horizontal built in against the stripes.

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Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Flickr Faves on Fridays: Bright Living Room #1

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This new addition to our Fresh New Spaces Pool on flickr comes from member h4ndz:

I love the YELLOW SOFA, the Danish modern pieces, the beam/lantern combo, the art arrangement on the wall and all the wonderful light from that window.

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