Mondays, Maggie Muses: Summer Daze

More summer and less Monday I say! Because we have had more June gloom in July this year than ever before (well, at least it seems like it), I am craving warmer weather to enjoy the beauty that our area has to offer. As a former Californian, my summer daze in PNW is quite different than my summers at the beach. Here are some images that capture what a now Washingtonian looks forward to in the dog days of summer.

Crescent Lake

Lake hikes with majestic views.

Summer BloomsSummer flowers that add color and fragrance to my home.

Popsicles

Homemade popsicles with seasonal berries.

outdoor dining

Setting an outdoor table to dine with friends and family.

Summer Cabin

A quiet cabin in the woods to rest and recharge.

Sunsets

Sunsets over the sound, lakes, and mountains in the peninsula.

Aren’t you ready for the weekend? I sure am. Have a fantastic week! ~ Maggie

Links and credits to the pretty pictures:

Lake|Flowers|Popsicles|Table|Cabin|Sunset

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: 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: Tony Ziebetzki’s Type Scan Alphabet

I have been on a paper art kick lately. I also am drawn to typography. German graphic designer Tony Ziebetzki came up with something that can only be described as artful and intriguing. Using just paper, scalpel, ruler and scanner he has created an alphabet that is visually impactful. The fact that each letter has its own unique personality is equally impressive. Who knew that using just 4 elements could create remarkable results? Obviously Ziebetzki did!

Type Scan Alphabet - A

Type Scan Alphabet – A

Type Scan Alphabet -B

Type Scan Alphabet -B

Type Scan Alphabet - N

Type Scan Alphabet – N

Type Scan Alphabet - F

Type Scan Alphabet – F

Type Scan Alphabet - Q

Type Scan Alphabet – Q

Awesome, don’t you think? To view more of Ziebetzki’s Type Scan Alphabet, jump on over to his profile on Behance. All pictures are property of Tony Ziebetzki.

Mondays, Maggie Muses: The Watercolor Effect

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

Abstract images continue to inspire me. As in my recent posts here and here. But what I am really inspired by is what I like to call the “watercolor effect”. Where it looks like the dye or paints are watered down and allowed to bleed onto the surface. It gives the garments and objects an intentional “accidental” sort of look, yet a subtle beauty too.  Fluid, romantic and of course very artistic.




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