As a designer I often get questions from bloggers or creative types about design. Whether it’s how I a chose a certain font? Who inspires me? Or what’s kerning? I find there are a lot of great blog resources for getting this type of advice but I always love an old fashioned book. So for anyone who is thinking of becoming a designer, or just a blogger who wants to know the basics I thought I would countdown a few of my favorites, old and new.1 COMMENT
St Patrick’s Day is fast approaching and this year I really wanted to make some shamrock cookies. It’s not often you get to make green goodies to eat!
I couldn’t find a shamrock cookie cutter in any of my local stores, so I decided to make my own and discovered with a few items from around the kitchen, a fun cookie cutter is really easy to make. The kids will really love helping you make these for a St Patrick’s Day morning tea.
Let’s get started with materials…2 COMMENTS
Is it starting to feel like spring yet where you live? It may be only early March but I’m already drawn to bright sherbet colors and pastel hues. Here are a few spring inspired links you might enjoy to get in a spring-y mood:
1. Japanese Pastel Spoons/ 2.Marc Jacobs scarf / 3.Spring ceramic bowls /4. Painted polka dot balloons /5. Color dipped marshmallows/6.Meyer Lemon Pudding /7. Egg flowers/8.The prettiest floral wallpaper /9. Eurowoman Feb 2013 via
Have a wonderful weekend!
Love, Liz + The Julep Editors1 COMMENT
Make a batch of these shrinky heart keychains as great favors for an upcoming wedding or shower. They are easy to make and will leave your guests with a gorgeous reminder of your special day – every time they open up a door. Print out the colorful heart PDF and read on to see how simple this project is to create.3 COMMENTS
Sometimes I feel like our poor bathrooms are hopelessly neglected. They’re the last thing to get some attention and shamefully ignored when it comes to decorating. There’s nothing easier than hanging a bit of artwork, or giving them a soothing coat of paint. Blue is especially lovely when you’re soaking in the tub and need one of those ‘Calgon, take me away moments’. I thought I’d round up a few different looks from the Minted art prints collection to give you some inspiration. From vintage-modern and bold, to bright. colorful and child-friendly, to a more adult-like quiet space for reflecting after a long day – here’s a few themes for you to consider.Comments Off on Splish Splash, Art in The Bath.
by Annie Clark, Creative Director
Inspired by the title sequence from the Stanley Kubrick film, Strangelove has become the go-to font to evoke a hip and indie feel. Strangelove would surely be found in a Brooklyn art gallery on a Friday night, rocking hip patterned silk pants dressed down with a tee from American Apparel.1 COMMENT
(Image by Jose Villa Photography found here)
Happy Friday! For all you brides to be, I’m excited to announce that we are incorporating more wedding content beginning this month as many are starting to plan for their perfect summer weddings. We’ll be sharing wedding inspiration, collages, theme ideas, and simple wedding DIYs each week. Of course we’ll be keeping up with the regular Julep content as well. Be prepared to be inspired!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Love, Liz + The Julep Editors2 COMMENTS
Jenny Keller is the creative baking mastermind behind Jenny Cookies where she crafts lovely and elegant dessert tables and also teaches treat decorating classes. She recently put together an amazing treats display for Bachelor alum Molly Mesnick inspired by Animals Born Free party decor by Minted designer 2birdstone. Read on for tips from Jenny on putting together your own dessert table.3 COMMENTS
DIY dyed twine favors are an easy way to personalize your wedding day. Twine is very affordable and with a simple dye bath comes to life in pretty muted hues.
Here’s how to make them..