I love thumbing through new issues of Mag Rouge. Their latest issue — the Harvest Issue — is teeming with inspiration from cover to cover. Have a peek at what I’m loving the most from this issue:
How cute are those teensy orage trees as centerpieces?
Be sure to check out the rest of the magnificent online publication.
I’ve been meaning to share the amazing talents of Roxanne Daner for quite some time. She has the name of what sounds like a rock star and hails from Los Angeles, CA (not too far from my stomping grounds!) working as the design director for Ludlow Kingsley, a design firm widely recognized for its ability to create some of the most sophisticated and sleek websites on the internet.
I first caught sight of Roxanne’s work via dribbble and fell in love with her textured, retro style. I believe it was this shot that struck me with awe. Oh, those clouds!
Here’s a sampling of other works by the lovely miss:
Whales have been on my mind a bit lately, ever since we featured these colorful whale totems by le animalé and Jessica Swift a couple weeks ago. They are such majestic gentle giants, aren’t they? Though I think I’d probably get the goosebumps if I was ever in close proximity to one, you know like in the whale scene from Castaway.
Images via Going Home to Roost
One of my favorite bloggers and all-around inspiring women, Bonnie Forkner of Going Home to Roost recently launched a neat membership program over at her blog. For only $5 a month, Bonnie is offering a wealth of goodies including:
- Graphic design resources: free patterns, tutorials and more — especially handy for those of you looking to give your blog a unique look
- A printable greeting card and matching gift tags
- Desktop and iphone calendars
- A seasonal, whole-foods and plant-based recipe
- Coupons and discounts
- And much more!
Swing by Bonnie’s beautiful blog to check out the full details and faq and catch a sneak peek at what she’s offering this month.
It’s easy to fall in love with the work of Nova Scotia photographer and artist Jeff Friesen. His fine art photos and illustrations are spellbinding, to say the least. You’ll find a wide variety of neutral beauts that elicit a certain sense of hope and peace in Jeff’s shop, Follow the Raven.
Featured in publications such as Communication Arts, National Geographic Adventure, Popular Photography, and a host of others, Jeff’s inspiration behind the photos in his shop occurred while spending time exploring and studying the outdoors with his daughter. He writes: “One autumn day we were sitting amongst fallen chestnut leaves and I was struck by their resemblance to Frank Gehry’s architecture. We gathered some leaves and brought them to my studio. I propped up the leaves by planting their stems in clay and photographed them from a low angle using window light bounced off of tin foil for a metallic effect. In the camera’s viewfinder the fading leaves became *wabi-sabi towers and temples.”
Find out more about Jeff’s inspiration and journey into discovering his passion for photographing nature over on his profile on Etsy.