Friday, March 1, 2013

Our Find: A Dog Lovers Guide to Williamsburg

My friend Teresa has always loved dogs, shopping and food. As the manager of Blue Ribbon Sushi and the fashion show collection manager for Anna Sui, she has excellent taste, as do her well-behaved mini Australian shepherds, Dailo and Lola. Her blog Dailolas Daily Dose lets us discover the coffee shops, stores and cafes of Williamsburg (and beyond) while our furry guides peep in windows or hang out in dressing rooms. The photos are funny and beautiful and it makes me want to wander with them. Maybe next Saturday Ill tag along.

Jennifer Miller is the Photo Director at Martha Stewart Living. Her perfect Sunday is exploring restaurants in Queens with her husband and twin boys.

Guest Pinner: Camille Styles

When I first stumbled upon Camille Styles eponymous lifestyle blog, she had just posted pictures from her daughters half-birthday celebration, and I found myself in the ludicrous situation of envying a six-month-old child. Camille billed the party as nothing fancy, but I swooned over the yarn pom pom flower bouquets, confetti-filled helium balloons, and luscious white chocolate & raspberry half birthday cake.

According to Camille, Theres almost always time to put forth even just a little effort to make these types of moments special. I agree! Seemingly insignificant events become memorable celebrations with a bit of fanfare and some creative flair. Two of my favorite series on the blog are Entertaining With where tastemakers share their secrets to savvy entertaining, and Monochromatic Monday which provides color palette inspiration and a dose of beauty, always welcome at the start of the work week.

Because entertaining should be entirely about fun, weve invited Camille to bring her stress-free style and curatorial eye for delicious, innovative and chic finds to Martha Stewart, where she will be guest pinning on our Pinterest boards for the next month. Click here to view her inspiring pins. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and her personal Pinterest account.

And dont forget to follow the Martha Stewart Living boards, where our editors are constantly pinning delicious recipes, inspiring crafts, creative holiday ideas, and much more.

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Tea Party Inspiration

Ive long been fascinated by the style and sensibilities of the Brits (especially their dark sense of humor) and this entertaining book, The Vintage Tea Party Book, is a dream come true for an Anglophile like me.

The author, Angel Adoree, runs a bespoke tea party service in London that hosts custom events with a distinctly British flair, a new interpretation of things past. The book is divided into four sections: Brunch, Afternoon, Evening, Style. Throughout its pages are recipes (though you might need a digital scale for conversion purposes), whimsical illustrations, and images styled using Adorees impressive collection of vintage wares.

Treats like these truffle hearts infused with loose Earl Grey tea look delightful, and the style section in the back has me dreaming of Victory Rolls and winged eyeliner. Im going to take Adorees advice and start hunting for my own collection of vintage props so I can host a soiree of my own. To get a taste of books style, check out this downloadable invitation template.

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American Made Series: Meet Tattly, Get (Temporarily) Inked

Perfect for party flair, easy gift add-ons, and sleepover shenanigans with my little sister, Tattly has turned me into a tattoo convert. (Dont worry, Dad; theyre temporary!) Creative iconTina Roth Eisenberg, of swissmiss fame, founded the artsy, tattoo-design collaborative. Tattly now features tattoos designed by a wide network of artists. Here, meet a few of my favorites Julia Rothman, Alyssa Nassner and Lisa Congdon whose other projects range from publication illustration to product design to fine art. (Lisa and her mid-century enamelware collection werefeatured in our February 2011 issue.) Read on to learn about their creative processes and the wonderful world of Tattly!

**GIVEAWAY! Leavea comment belowwith your favorite Tattly design or idea to win a set of temp tattoos designed by Julia, Alyssa and Lisa. A winner will be chosen at random.

How did you get involved with Tattly?

JR: Tina casually mentioned a new venture she was going to try well-designed temporary tattoos. I told her I wanted to contribute to the project and never imagined it would turn into such a long-standing collaboration. She selected a few of my drawings, and I sent a new idea, too: a digital watch reading LATE that quickly became our favorite.

AN: My friendJen Mussarisent me an email telling me to expect to hear from someone special. The next thing I knew, Tina invited me to submit some of my artwork to be part of the Tattly family.

LC: In 2011, I got an email from Tina (whose blog I read and whom Id admired from afar for a long time) asking if Id be interested in designing some Tattlys. I was completely thrilled and excited; Tattly had just gotten off the ground a few months earlier, and I was a fan. I had a Skype call with Tina the next day, and the rest is history!

Whats the process for developing a design idea into a fun temporary tattoo?

JR: Coming up with a good idea is the most challenging part of the process. I like the tattoos best if they have a hint of nostalgia or a small hidden joke that could make someone smile, so my ideas usually spark out of seeing something that I liked as a kid. For example, someone wearing a friendship bracelet and a best friend necklace both inspired tattoos.

LC: Heres an example: Tina emails and says Wed love a design for Easter. Then I go to my studio and brainstorm a list of ideas (eggs, bunnies, etc.) and think about how I might make an Easter design that is unique or funny and that an adult or kid would like to put on their forearm. I draw the design in black ink, then I take the design home and scan it, clean it up in Adobe Photoshop, convert it to vector in Adobe Illustrator, and color it. Tina sends it off to the tattoo maker, and a month later its in the Tattly shop.

Where do you find creative inspiration?

JR: Living in New York City has been the biggest inspiration to my work. Theres so much to see, so many people, great architecture and lots of style. Just spending a day walking around the city can rouse some motivation to go home and design a pattern or make a drawing. A lot of my work directly references things I see around me (brownstone buildings, shoes lined up in a window, people dancing), but also, more generally, I think my work has a lot of clutter, detail and activity because thats what Im surrounded by.

LC: As Jack London once said, You cant wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. Im constantly seeking ideas out in the world from internet archives, magazines, film, walks in my neighborhood, travel. Most artists are constantly scanning their environments for ideas, consciously or unconsciously.

AN: Getting out of the house is pretty important to my creative process. I love to travel, take up new hobbies, and engage in my illustration community, especially when Im stuck in a rut or looking for that extra boost of inspiration. I also have an affinity for vintage and retro illustration, so Im constantly on the prowl for amazing prints, books, and home goods.

What are your favorite Tattly designs to date? Any exciting ideas in the works?

JR: My Money tattoo I think its hilarious. At a quick glance, it almost looks real. I love the idea of having $100 bills peeking out from under your socks, sleeves, cleavage and waistband.Lately, Ive been trying to think of tattoos that show off your personality or how youre feeling. Remember mood rings or that kid book series Mr. Men and Little Miss? Something like that, Im just not sure what it would be yet.

AN: Im currently coveting Julias friendship braceletsand Jens Forever design. I think it would be fun to do a set of constellation and zodiac Tattlys. I would totally rock those!

What are you up to when not illustrating Tattly?

JR: I work on a range of projects from illustrating for newspapers and magazines to making patterns for bedding or wallpaper. Its a thrill to see your designs on real products people use in their homes. I also work on long-term book projects books I illustrate and write myself like Farm Anatomy and collaborative titles like The Where, the Why and the How. Most recently I made some silk scarves, produced a line of quilting fabric, and I am currently working on an illustrated book about New York City!

LC: While I have a fine art practice where I sometimes show work in galleries and take fine art commissions, I spend most of my time as a book illustrator. I also design fabric and wallpaper and do other types of surface design. My work ranges in medium from gouache paint to graphite to ink to mixed media. Im so glad to paint one day and then cut paper the next; I never get bored.

AN: By day, Im a textile designer at Target, where I work on a wide range of newborn designs for products under the Circo and Cherokee brands. Its really fun and challenging to have both creative and strategic input as I design. Ive also had amazing opportunities with freelance clients like American Greetings, Galison and Papyrus, among others. I run a collaborative blog, Ten Paces and Draw, with my good friend Rachel Dougherty. Its a great way to stay connected to the art community, get inspired and advocate for collaborative projects between illustrators. I love the push and pull of collaboration and the healthy competition and mutual support that grow with a creative relationship.

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