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Inspired By: Inventory – Queen of Tsawwassen

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’ve been working on a printed portfolio (photography based) project for some time now. After a few delays in the printing process, the client and I are back at it, prepping final files to be sent to the printer. During this entire process I’ve been very in tune to what’s going on in the world of publishing and book design.

This 120-page hardcover book showcases the work of photographers, Li Bosworth, Seth Fluker, Jennilee Marigomen, Dan Siney and Chris Taylor (Canadian photographers). I love the simplicity of the design that lets the photographs speak for themselves. What do you guys think? Good?

Purchase the book  /  Inventory Magazine

Inspired By: The Humanoid Lookbook

I’ve got a real “thing” for lookbooks because they are a beautiful collection of images to tell a story of that brand…for that season. The look book changes every season, but is constantly building on the brand’s established aesthetics. I love the continuing story and brand discovery.

This loookbook is by Humanoid for their Fall/Winter 2013 season. It’s a super unique way to show the clothes and something you don’t always see. Typically with fashion brands one of the top priorities is to show the clothes as large as possible to show the finer details. These guys are brave and trust the consumer to make that brand connection on their own. To trust the quality and to

Have you seen any really well done Look Books out there?
Curious to see the last look book I did –> Cuyana Summer 2013

Inspired By: Verily Magazine Summer 2013

Last week I shared my contribution to the summer issue of Verily Magazine. I had a blast working with Jane ( Art Director for Verily Magazine) and I was super excited to receive my copy in the mail. This issue is the first FULL print issue of the magazine and I felt the need to share a few more images because I think it just turned out so nicely.

You can snag a copy for yourself —here.


Inspired By: Giant Lion / Ring & Things

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect jewlery pieces to wear with a wedding dress (getting married next May). I’m thinking something that uses natural elements like quartz, brass or pyrtite. I love the mix of dainty pieces and solid natural materials. Giant Lion, a little online jewlery shop has just those kind of items. I’m loving these pyrite studs and pyrite cube ring.  You can view the Giant Lion S/S Lookbook here.

Maybe a little to “heavy” with a wedding dress? I don’t know. I kind of like the unusual contrast. Thoughts?

Inspired By: Petra Bindel (again)

Petra Bindel has been one of my favorite interiors photographer for quite some time. She works with some of the best stylists to create amazing vignettes and stories with her photos. I love her minimalist aesthetic in the above photos, but she’s also really good at creating beauty with chaos (like here, here and here).

Keep exploring her work!

Inspired By: Margaret Durow

Black & white photography + book design = love. No matter what the subjects are, I’ll always be in love with B&W, especially when they are presented in such a perfect storytelling way. What do you think about Margaret Durow’s style / project shown above, called Looking the World Over?

Inspired By: Love Aesthetics @ Home

Ivania Carpio, the brains behind Love Aesthetics, has a super unique visual style for her living space and wardrobe. Although I’m not a huge fan of the all-white futuristic feel of her wardrobe, the interesting home DIY projects she shares on her blog caught my eye. They’ve got a minimalistic aesthetic and use natural materials and found objects. All are super easy to accomplish.

Take a closer look!

Inspired By: Mark Peckmezian's Portraits

Thanks to Pinterest I was able to track down a “new-to-me” photographer, Mark Peckmezian, who has an amazing eye and ability to capture people as they are. As an amateur photographer myself, I find portraits to be one of the hardest subjects to photograph because portraits can so easily look “off”.

Mark’s Flickr stream is filled with some really artistic shots. If you’re looking for someone who can capture raw human emotion with a node to earlier days of photography, Mark’s your guy.


Inspired By: Annaleena's Hem

I’ve been a long time follower of Annaleena, her blog and her styling work. If you’re looking for a minimalist blog with unique DIY projects… and lots of inspiration. Not only is her blog a showcase for her amazing sense of home styling, but she’s got an shop where she sells some of her one of a kind designs.

I guarantee you’ll love her 😉 Go check her out!

I featured Annaleene’s home in my old “In Their Home” blog feature.