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.

 

Present and Correct 1

10 Soft Pencil Erasers

 

Present-correct-2

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

 

present-correct-3

4 pencils, 20 erasers, 2 index cards.

 

present-correct-4

Three stickers, one envelope, one sharpener.

 

present-correct-5

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

 

present-correct-6

8 Post It Notes.

 

present-correct-7

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

 

present-correct-8

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: 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: Taking Risks

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.
Eleanor Roosevelt 

Have you ever decided to take a calculated risk? I have. Several times. They were not always easy decisions to make or paths to follow.  Some have had great results, some not so much. But I have always learned from them, whether the results were rewarding or disappointing.

I sincerely believe that if you don’t take chances, you don’t grow into the person that you want to be or have the life that you deserve.  I am taking a calculated risk this week.  It is something that I have always wanted to do, but was not quite ready to take the chance in the past. But now over the last few months it has become a true intention.  It is exciting and scary at the same time, but I am ready. This is happening, this is gonna be awesome!

photo 2

I hope you all have a fantastic week! ~ Maggie

Mondays, Maggie Muses: White on Labor Day

Hi, I’m Maggie. My husband (Legh) and I own re-souL.   I like to “muse” about things that inspire me.  Especially on Mondays.

Happy Labor Day! I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday. Labor day is always a little bittersweet for me.  Sweet because we plan a small family getaway for the weekend, bitter because it signifies the official end of summer. (BOO!)

I am not ready for summer to end this year.  It was a good summer, but way too short on sunny warm weather in our neck of the woods.  So I go kicking, screaming and protesting by posting my favorite inspirations in white.  I don’t follow the “no white” after Labor Day rule.  So old fashion!

Image via Pinterest


Willow Resort 2013 via trendland.com


Amber Gray: Anemone via trendland.com


Photo by Glen Allsop via Amee Allsop