1. Travel Photo Checklist

    Here’s a checklist to take with you the next time you’re on vacation. To make sure you have the most complete set of photos chronicling your time in a far off country make sure to take this checklist. With fun ideas like finding and photographing the numbers of the year you traveled to this destination you are sure to leave with some creative and original images for a truly unique scrapbook. 

     

  2. The Perfect Dress

    I am madly in love with this dress! 

     

  3. Follow me on Twitter

    Hey Everyone! If you’re stopping by my blog and enjoy the photos, quotes, and stories make sure to follow me on twitter! All my posts get posted to twitter making it easier to find out when I add something new. 

    https://twitter.com/#!/Queenie20

    xo

    Val

     

  4. Only one more month until Clerkenwell Design Week comes center stage here in London to celebrate all things design.  Make sure to register for the weeks events and stay up to date on the current trends flooding the design industry. Taking place between May 22-24th with over 60 design showrooms to open their doors as well as more architects per square mile than anywhere in the world you will be in the center of the design community. This is an event not to be missed! 

     

  5. Strikingly beautiful infographic displaying the books on the longlist for the 2011 man booker prize. Looks like love and death are the most popular. What are you writing about? 

     

  6. This is a great idea by Johanna Dehio. Making stools that can be transformed into a bench or table.  The series called ‘Hockerbank’ is inspired by makeshift seating consisting of stools supplemented by a plank with circular holes cut out. These pieces would be great outside when you want to disassemble your furniture and store it for the winter. Also easy to move and take to just about anywhere. Perhaps put them in the back of your jeep and take camping? (Of course make sure the wood is treated first.) The possibilities are endless! 

     

  7. This image came out of the Food Network Magazine. Pretty isn’t it? Oddly enough its a paint by numbers showing you which food colouring to mix together to create these yummy colours. Ingenious! (someone should have done this a long time ago)

    But wait…

    These may be beautiful colours for food but I think they could be a perfect colour palette for Spring/Summer! So please, let these inspire you in more ways than one and start dyeing old items and painting old walls. You just might get something wonderful. 

     

  8. Go check out David Wightman at the Halycon Gallery between now and May 20th. His work is unique in that he uses wallpaper to create beautiful textured landscapes that from afar appear flat.  It is not until closer inspection that the viewer begins to notice the finer details and subtle texture of the wallpaper. 

     

  9. Check out these beautiful wedding rings by Japanese design firm Torafu Architects. As time passes the thin silver coat of the Gold Wedding Ring gets rubbed away to reveal its 18-carat gold band beneath. How clever is this?