My desk is literally all business. Right now with an issue coming up and samples flooding in, it’s very pretty business. But, nonetheless, all business. I like things clean, I like white, crisp blues, fresh flowers and everything in its place. Desk details below: (clockwise from top left) invitation samples from Mika78, one of five JCrew pocket wallets that I change out depending on my mood that week, the new issues of Fast Company, Inc and Wired I need to read, La Prairie samples we all need to try, Southern Proper bowties for our upcoming shoot at Watercolor, a stunning gold and pearl dogwood blossom ring that Modest Peach sent to us today, my Macbook Pro (how did I EVER live without this thing!?), Lollia lotions (more info below) and the ever-present Fiji water on my desk (most of the time it’s Smartwater though and yes, I refill these bottles over and over).
Every month I make a folder of inspirations on my trusty Macbook to get me out of my structured and organized mindset and into some fluid creativity. As a creative person, you have to let yourself dream a little. We get so busy that we forget to dream or we push it aside for a rainy day. That rainy day comes along and we still push it aside for something “more important”. I get inspiration mainly from relationships and experiences, but there are a few things in life that make my heart flutter and my creative juices bubble up from a long-lost vault. Here are my August favs I collected over the weekend while I was a radiology “residency widow”.
Above: I have recently become obsessed with these woodgrain watches from Nixon. I couldn’t pick a favorite, so I put both of my current lusts in here. Wendy at Fuss Jewelry has made a life-long fan in me. Every season she finds the most lovely stones and natural materials for her one-of-a-kind pieces. How dreamy are these turquoise and gold hoops!?
Second row: On a recent journey to the magical land of Anthropolgie, I discovered Lollia. Hello, Lollia… you smell so good and your packaging is just divine.
Row three: I think it’s safe to say that August is my Anthropologie month. More lovelies from Anthro that I’m dying to get: Beams and Sparks bracelet, Enchanted Seeds bracelet, Lemon Initial necklaces, Storms and Showers earrings, Crocus Petal bracelet
And finally, a thank you: I have to thank everyone who sent me emails, messages and left such heartfelt comments on my last post. It was a challenge to step out and write something personal so soon, but I really felt like I needed to and I’m so glad I did. So, thanks for helping me make this blog into the positive, encouraging, inspiring place I want it to be.