Due to the fact that I am a Interior Design student, I am often browsing the internet looking for the latest and greatest green products out there for projects and inspiration. A lot of the times I am looking for furniture. Possibly one of the better finds I stumbled across (while looking through blogs no less!) was vivani.com. Vivani is a line of contemporary sustainable furniture from various designers. Its chic and safe. Vivani was founded by Josh Dorfman who is also author of the book "The Lazy Environmentalist".
My favorite piece! I used it for a project. Found at vivani.com
Just thought I'd update since I can't sleep a wink. I have no idea what is wrong with me. Except now I have turned into a complete insomniac. Being home from college on break is driving me crazy from boredom. So, since I can sleep I have been watching the entire first season of Gossip Girl, which perhaps is what inspired my sudden blogging. So since I'm updating I might as well gush about my new celeb crush, Jackson Rathbone. One word, YUM. :)
He's in Twilight as Jasper Hale. He's ALSO in a couple teen slashers. Oh well, I like them dark and brooding.
Oh yeah, and everyone loves makeovers. Thought I'd give my site one. <3
Ok, so I should really be studying for my one final and doing my projects but instead I decided to just update my blog. Since its the end of the semester I am reflecting what I have accomplish, which is surprisingly a lot. My classmates and I have had several tough and rather exahusting projects. Project one was our 'Nursing Home Project'. I was lucky to have a fantastic group that got a lot swimmingly. I was assigned the kitchen and dinning room, which are red and brown and featured in the presentation board below.
Second project was hand renderings of the computer generated spaces we did for the last project. I rather liked mine. This is a view of the modern kitchen I created. The quality of the photo is poor, I apologize.
I now need to get back to work on Project Three, which is actually turning out to be my favorite.
No not the kind you do at home with stickers and scissors, it's a restaurant in New York City that my friend Hannah was talking about. She said the interior decor was so inspiring that it made her want to be an interior designer. And since you don't know Hannah, let me just say that is a very extreme thing for her to say. So I checked out a feature on it in New York Magazine. I have to agree with my Hannah that it was very chic. Traditional yet contemporary. The lighting definitely defined the space in a good way, the mood it creates is amazing. I love the interior. Simple yet beautiful.
Photo by Shanna Ravindra
Craft was also feature on the Bravo show Top Chef. So maybe if you are in New York check it out. I know I'm curious. 43 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003 nr. Park Ave. South
Sorry it's been awhile. I'm a busy college girl though, what can I say?
Now that it is fall, I am trying to soak everything in before it passes by. Normally I am a summer kind of girl, but this fall I think I've had a change of heart. I am in LOVE, from the changing of the trees, to the crisp air, to (of course)the autumn clothes! And this fall I've embrace the trend of panty hoes. I just recently bought two pairs of Hue tights at Macy's and I love wearing them with heals. This tread can be seen on the Fall 08 runways, from Marc Jacobs to D&G . So it's not just me.
D&G Fall 08 ... Some wild plaid and a more understated grey.
... some Ralph Lauren Fall 08 runway
And just for fun, here is the new Jonas Brothers Music video. It's inspired by 1940's throwback era. I LOVE how gorgeous Camilla Belle looks, she is amazing.
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If you ask anyone of my friends lately I've been in LOVE with plaid. It's pretty intense. I already have 4 or 5 new articles of clothing that are plaid. Lucky for me its a major trend for this season.I love the idea of a plaid dress-shirt with a belt and maybe some dark thigh highs. Mmmm ... These dress-shirts for Urban Outfitters would be ideal.
I've noticed lately that there are many Native American themed articles of fashion creeping onto the runways. I myself have unwilling fallen for moccasins ... in particular Minnetonkas Fringe Boot . Amazing!
It is also in jewlery in a big way ... take a look at what I found at Urban Outfitters ....
I recently became obsessed with scarfs, thanks to my friend Andrea. Well, obsessed is putting it mildly ... but my most recent purchase has to be my favorite. I have been drooling over this extremely overpriced Urban Outfitters scarf for a few weeks now, and just couldn't resist. It's 100% silk and gorgeous!
Some more scarves that I liked ...
I also have to say that I am in love with my sister for giving me the amazing Rolling Stones Jonas Brothers Cover poster ... OMES! (I'm in love with the Jonas Brothers)
I would now like to brag about that fact that I got into my Interior Design program at MSU. It is a rather good program and fairly hard to get into I might add. There are only 40 spots every year and yours truly got one of them. The class that was nearly the death of me and my fellow classmates was our 252 class which was Interior Design Synthesis. The grade you got was basically one of the major decided factors in your acceptance, and the last project -- Project 3 -- determined your grade. I was very proud of mine, even though it only got a 3.1 due to some errors in my Section Plan. Regardless I still love it.
So the race that I have been training for all summer finally came ... and went, with surprising ease. I was quite proud of myself, thank-you-very-much! I finish, which was my goal ... and I finished with a decent time too -- 31:57 .... and I averaged a 10:17 mile. So not too bad for my first ever 5K.
Although I admit I had no idea what I was doing. I received my welcome pack with had my number a t-shirt and a little chip-thing. It took me a couple minutes to realize that the chip was my timer .... I then proceeded to wonder where to put it since I had no pockets. I was at the point of sticking it in the waistband of my running capris when I looked around and saw that you are suppose to lace them onto your shoe. WOW I felt stupid.
I also wasn't sure if you were allowed ipods -- which you are ... DUH -- so I didn't have mine. boo.
But I didn't finished last or embarrass myself so YAY!!!