Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Social Media Photo Printing Ideas

Ever wonder what you are ever going to do with all those photos you post on Instagram and Facebook and take on your iPhone?

Five years ago I used to print photos on Snapfish and put them in albums.  Then I started running out of album storage space and started uploading photos to mobile me, Facebook and our family blog.  I also used to make iMovies every month for my son Tripp. Poor Patton she has only received 4 so far and she is 9 months old!  But I do take many photos of her and more videos with my iPhone. Now what to do with them?

The website Printstagram offers many interesting options for printing and frankly gifting the photos that you take.  One of my favorites is this mini book.  What a great idea to send to relatives and god-parents who aren't on facebook all the time. Only $12 for 100 photos.



Or just order a set of squares and add them to thank you notes after a weekend of photos!



Then did you know you could print your photos directly from facebook with fotofriend?

Or look at this adorable Baby's First Year print by Paperfingers



Another great find is Animoto.  If you don't have time to create your own movie, this company will create artistic video slideshows for your from your own photos and videos for a very reasonable price.  Check it out yourself!



Do you have any other sources?

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Reese Witherspoon's Ojai Retreat

The September issue of Elle Decor just came out and Reese's Witherspoon's home in Ojai designed by Kristen Buckingham is featured on the cover.  I love everything about the house and could move right in.  The house features a beautiful blend of new furniture paired with Swedish, Belgian and English antiques curated perfectly.



The design of the cozy children's bed nooks tucked away free up floor space for private play.  The rooms are definitely more sophisticated and any adult would take them as their own,  but playful decorative antiques help soften the look.





I just wish we could have a glimpse of the nursery for the new baby!


Photography by William Waldron

Monday, July 16, 2012

Fun Find - Antonia Press




I was shopping on Abbot Kinney with some friends in Venice this weekend and came across some adorable cards from a company called Antonia Press. The cards were so cute and whimsical, I was hoping that they had prints available for sale and it turns out they do!

My favorite collection is "The Magic World of Uti"painted by Cristina Ghelfi .  These print images are available in 6x6" prints ($60) or 12"x12" glicee canvases ($120).  I personally like larger pieces of artwork so would opt for the glicee canvases.

Here are a few of my favorites in the collection:







I might need to get this last one for Miss P's room.  She has the same perfectly round face as these characters.



Sunday, July 15, 2012

Newest Ideabook on Houzz

To start off your week of inspiration, check out my newest idea book on Houzz this month, Live Large in the Land of Legos. It includes over 20 ideas to help accessorize the room of your lego-lover child.


Summer Special from Life Iz Photography


My favorite family photographer in Los Angeles, Liz Lonkey from Life Iz Photography is running a special this month for a summer beach session.  The session is only $129 and that includes two 8x10 professional prints. If you love beach photos as much as I do you need to take advantage of this offer.

Here is a recent shot of my little guy she just took at the beach a few weeks ago! I die!



Friday, July 13, 2012

Packing Up

I'm leaving for vacation to Hawaii for a week next week.  I might actually have some time to post there so get ready for some inspiration ladies!




I saw this Graf & Lantz bag on Elements of Style today and am obsessed!  I might need it for my upcoming vacation, or it would be great to carry the massive tile samples that I'm starting to accumulate with the new kitchen and bathroom remodels I'm working on for clients.


Monday, July 2, 2012

July 4th Inspired Decor

designed by Thomas Hamel

Many different styles of decor can be inspired by the 4th of July?  Do you favor traditional or contemporary style? 

image via HGTV

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pottery Barn Fall Preview



How great is this tent canopy for a boy's bed? Finally it is not all about the processes and the boys can have some imaginative fun too!  This playful tent will be available from Pottery Barn Kids July 11th when their fall line debuts.