Shoe Mood: Bordeaux, Green & Pewter

With the winter months around the corner, and our wardrobes looking very neutral, (not that there is anything wrong with that of course!) we were craving some deep rich colors in our closet. When putting together the fall buy, we didn’t want to limit ourselves to the varietal shades of black and grey.

Shoe Mood: Bordeaux re-souL flats

So with this in mind, we added some fall colors to our very own re-souL collection. Shades of burgundy, green, blue and a little bit of shine with neutrals of pewter and bronze.

Shoe Mood: Pewter re-souL loafers

The great thing about all of these hues and metallics is they go very well with all of those neutrals in your wardrobe! A punch of color to your basic black and grey.

Shoe Mood: Green re-souL oxfords

 

So what do you think? Think you could break away from your basic black shoe for a new color or metallic instead?

 Links to the pretty pictures:

Bordeaux Board : 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Pewter Metallic Board: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Green Board: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

To see more of the re-souL collection go to our website resoul.com. For mood board inspiration follow us on Pinterest.

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Present & Correct’s Stationary Compositions

Do you love stationary? I do. It’s starting to become a real problem. I have more journals, notebooks, planners, writing instruments , markers, well lets just say I probably will never run out of the stuff. I am very fond of Present & Correct. A beautifully designed and curated on-line and brick and mortar shop based in London. I visit their site and dream of going to their shop one day. The owners are both graphic designers and go on sourcing trips to find their treasures. How fun is that?!

A few months ago they started an ” extra curricular project” – Stationary Compositions. Clever, graphic and colorful they make the most mundane things look like mini works of art. Here are some of my favorites.

 

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10 Soft Pencil Erasers

 

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Used sticker sheet, 4 pencil top erasers, some pink masking tape.

 

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4 pencils, 20 erasers, 2 index cards.

 

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Three stickers, one envelope, one sharpener.

 

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Divider card, 3 Cuisenaire rods, eraser, old index tabs.

 

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8 Post It Notes.

 

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6 card maths counters, 1 gridded notebook, 1 piece of graph paper.

 

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4 transclear envelopes

 

Aren’t they fantastic? For more clever  Stationary Compostions head over to Present & Correct’s tumblr feed here. All images are property of Present & Correct.

Have a great week!

 

 

 

 

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Inky Hues

Happy first day of September everyone and happy Labor Day to those of you in the USA! With Fall just around the corner, I’m in the mood for the darker colors of black, gray, and aubergine. Hues of ink like shades that will inspire my autumnal color palette. Maybe it’s because I am in the mood for something more serious or maybe I just want the rain to come back?

 

 

 

 

At the moment I am in Italy and I hope to share some images from Milan in the very near future. Have a great week ~ Maggie

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Color Mood, Neutrals + Metallics

Maybe it’s because I have been working on our SS15 collection of re-souL shoes,  but I have been feeling neutrals and metallics lately for one of my color palettes. I love basic black, gray, buff and white with  gold, silver or copper metallics. Clean and simple with just a hint of bling. Color combinations that will compliment most everything for spring and summer wardrobes.

neutrals + metallics

neutrals + metallics

neutrals + metallics

What do you think? Are you feeling them too? Happy Monday and hope you have a great week!

Links:

Art and Article Sumi Washi Envelope Set | Native Line Wall Hangings 
Design by Georgiana Paraschiv  | Necklace by Tiro Tiro
Wallpaper by TroveCollage by Matt Wisniewski

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Art Deco Inspiration

I don’t know if it’s I am simply tired of the rain, and I am craving warmer weather, as we all do this time of year in the Pacific Northwest. But I have been pinning images to our Pinterest boards in crazy color combinations that can only be described as Miami Beach Art Deco for the lack of a better description. The pastel colors of pink and mint juxtapositioned against purples,blues, and yellows just look to me. Or maybe I am having an 80’s flashback of Nagels and bad southwest decor? I don’t know, I’ll let you be the judge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So what do you think? Fresh and new or bad 80’s? Have a great Monday!

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Ispira Visual Book

Since I am in Italy at the moment, I thought it would be fun to post about a book that I will try and hunt down while I’m in Milan. Seriously.

Ispira Visual Book by Fedrigoni

Ispira Visual Book by Fedrigoni

I love books, especially art and design books. I also love paper! Ooh, and graphic design. I am a certified graphic design geek. I studied it for a couple of years, but felt it wasn’t the right field for me at the time. So I went into retail instead. Crazy, I know.

But I digress.  I came across this via Behance, and was immediately drawn to the intense colors. This tactile inspirational book made by Fedrigoni called Ispira Visual Book is a feast for the eyes! Fedrigoni is an Italian company that specializes in the production of fine papers for printing, publishing, labels, bookbinding and paper products. They wanted to create a book that would showcase their papers and various techniques in printing, but with no words. It looks like a bunch of folders, but as you flip the pages it looks as though each page would be a little invitation to inspect closer or touch. Take a look at these pictures below and be sure to check out the “Feel the Inspiration”video here too for the process in making this book. Go ahead, it’s okay, I’ll wait.

Isn’t it fantastic? I want to buy this book and run my fingers all over it. All images courtesy of happycentro.it

Have an inspiring week! ~ Maggie

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Photographer Heidi Lerkenfeldt

I am the first one to admit that pretty pictures are an addiction for me. Curse you Pinterest! No. Not really. It’s the preferred addiction of choice. Anyway, reviewing my pins as of late, I noticed that a lot of my favorite images have the same feel.  After doing some further investigation I came upon stillstars.com, an agency dedicated to promoting still life photographers.  This is where I found Heidi Lerkenfeldt. Turns out, I have pinned many of her images onto my boards!

Heidi Lerkenfeldt is one of Still Stars’s stars, and rightly so.  Collaborating with companies such as Ferm Living and stylist Lotta Agaton, to name just a couple, her portfolio is impressive. Maybe it’s her Scandinavian esthetic that attracts me. Her use of light, color and minimalist composition all seem to create a peaceful mood. Whether she is photographing interiors, lifestyle, stills or food they all have the same beautiful tone which makes her work so appealing.

House and Hold, Heidi Lerkenfeldt

House and Hold

 Beck and Sondergard Studio, Heidi Lerkenfeldt

Beck and Sondergaard

Ferm Living, Heidi Lerkenfeldt

Ferm Living

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Interior Still

Brugi, Heidi Lerkenfeldt

Macaroons by Brugi

Still life, Heidi Lerkenfeldt

Still Life Image

 Beck and Sondergard Studio, Heidi Lerkenfeldt

Beck and Sondergaard Studio

Modern, yet pretty don’t you think? All images property of Still Stars and Heidi Lerkenfeldt. To view more of Heidi Lerkenfeldt’s work click here and here.