Last week was a whirlwind. Started Monday off driving to visit our pals over in Toledo. It was just a little day drip to catch up. I was really hoping to sight see, but I guess there isn't much going on in Toledo. I did get a brief car tour of down town Toledo. I saw this beautiful movie theater they call it the Maumee Indoor Theater.
Next stop Detroit with my lady friend Hannah. We went to Detroit Institute of Arts and wandered the not so desolate streets of Detroit.
Wednesday was an amazing experience. Tess, Genevieve and I went to Kalamazoo to see Kate Nash perform at District Square. Kate and her girl gang put on an amazing performance. Towards the end of the show Tess, Genevieve, and I (along with a few other members of the crowd) were asked to join Kate on stage. We got to rock out with her. Holy shit. After the show we were able to hang out with Kate and her band in the empty bar.
I am speechless at how awesome of a week I had. I have had one fuckin' awesome summer.
Alright, so I have been working on a few new things lately. I made a new Etsy shop, Shop Minimalistic. So far I have added these simple chain necklaces. More necklaces will be featured in the shop soon. By the end of the month I plan to add some 8x10 photographic prints to the shop as well.
Keep an eye out for minimalistic prints coming soon!!!
Tess and I went on a little photo adventure just a few streets over from my house. We thought we would put our photo chops to good use and do a mini photo shoot with each other. It was a blast. This little gas station on Wealthy Street in Grand Rapids is perfection. Keep an eye out for more STREET STYLE posts!
So I am going to start a new blog segment about my favorite things. Each post will be about a different topic, like books, furniture, make-up, jewelry, or heck, even places! So here is my first installment in what will be a long term blog feature.
Being a blogger, artist, photographer, creative type, I am in constant need of inspiration. In a time of internet and magazines you would assume one would have an overload of inspiration, which is true, but sometimes I just need to sit down with a good book, filled with great visuals. These are a few of my favorite things. All of these books revolve heavily around design, art, and architecture. If I ever am looking to revamp a room or feel like creating a piece of art, these books never fail to give me a creative burst.
The walls have been painted white. I have decluttered a bunch, and really streamlined the look. There is a lot of black and whites with other neutrals. Really the only pops of color are the Eames' pillow and the Bauhaus coffee table book. If you see those two large black and white prints, they are just engineer prints from staples. You send in an image and they print it really big! As for the wall hanging on the back wall, that is simply muslin that I painted with acrylic paint.
You can get a small glimpse into the kitchen, I hope to paint that room white as well. I truly have grown to love this apartment. We have lived here for 2 years exactly. We will defiantly be here for one more year, and I plan to sign another lease. There are still some small changes I want to make to the house, especially getting new light fixtures. Can't wait to keep you all posted!
It is starting to get pretty hot here in the midwest. I always am faced with a fashion struggle, do I sweat my ass off or wear completely out of character clothes? I scoured the internet for some key pieces that will fit my aging alternateen self. I found some great pieces from some Etsy shops, Asos, Solesociety, and H & M. Do you guys have any good sources for edgy summer items?