Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

October 11th, 2013 No Comments

the vertical garden by patrick blanc

This amazing vertical garden seen above at the small Paris boutique hotel, Pershing Hall, was installed by Patrick Blanc, known for the invention of the vertical garden. Blanc has done projects large and small all over the globe, from the world’s tallest vertical garden in Sydney to a small clothing store in Charlotte, North Carolina. The garden above at Pershing Hall has over 300 species of trees, shrubs and plants.  Blanc has done several projects in the United States, check out his project section of his site and view the world map to find out where there’s one close … Read more

September 13th, 2013 1 Comment

How to plan the perfect baby shower (hint: start with the mom-to-be’s favorite colors)

An outdoor baby shower luncheon hosted by her best friends and family is any girls dream. White Peacock Events planned and styled this pretty shower, they said, “we wanted it to be girly and elegant”, and the talented Melissa Mlejnek photographed all the fun. (Don’t forget to hire a professional photographer for such a memorable occasion so you and your guests can just relax and enjoy!) What’s the best way to start to plan a party like this? By starting with a color palette. The momma to be’s favorite colors are gray and lavender so that became the … Read more

April 16th, 2013 No Comments

salted cherry blossoms: a recipe for sakura tea from andrea gentl of hungry ghost food and travel

Oh my god, how absolutely beautiful…is what I thought when I saw these photos from photographer Andrea Gentl. If these photos don’t take your breath away this morning, then I think maybe a cup of coffee is in order. This week Andrea posted these photos on her blog Hungry Ghost Food and Travel along with the recipe to make Sakura tea. She explains that Sakura tea (or Salted Cherry Blossom Tea) is often served at weddings in Japan. Andrea graciously allowed me to share some of her post below (so keep scrolling down!) For even a few more … Read more

June 21st, 2012 1 Comment

behind the seams at talbots: a look at the company’s creative inspiration

I had the privilege to speak with Dru Hilty, Trend Manager at Talbots, for an insiders special peak behind the company’s process of forecasting and selecting colors and styles for each season. Here’s our discussion… LB: Dru, How does a collection actually come together at Talbots? Where do you begin when you start researching for a new season? DH:  A few of us work with the SVP of Design, Chris Jackson, to help create the concepts behind the collections. He leads the team, and ensures our seasonal concepts are both inspirational and support the brand-vision. Diane Basile, our VP … Read more