Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Event Planning

I am so fortunate to be surrounded by so many talented and creative people. Just look at what my friend Manuel did...isn't this a beautiful table display for an event he planned recently? Leave it to Manuel to go above and beyond on every project he is involved in!

On a related note, "Congratulations on your new gig Manuel"!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore is amazing! I think she is so beautiful, has such a unique look and just radiates natural sex appeal and glamour. Look at these fantastic new shots of her gracing the cover of Vogue Paris, photographed by Mario Testino. This definitely serves as inspiration for me, photographically speaking. The shoes, the jewelry, hair, makeup and colors are just perfect! (Hope the sheer top in the bottom photo doesn't offend any of you.)

{{via Huffington Post}}

New Photoshoot: Larry B.

Took some shots of Larry this morning out at Lake Las Vegas. I think they turned out pretty good! What do you think?

Friday, April 25, 2008

Small Cool 2008

My favorite feature of Apartment Therapy are their home contests, such as the Small Cool 2008. So far I haven't seen a home that's completely knocked my socks off, but I absolutely adore seeing how other people live! I love the sofa in the image above as well as the splashes of bright color against the white backdrop of the room.

{{Photo features East #7: Yokie's Pops of Color}}

Earth Friendly CupKozy

Here's a nice idea for all of you Starbuck's lovers (me included)...a reusable coffee cup cozy available through CupKozy at Etsy.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Audrey Kawasaki

Since I'm diving heavily into art today, I thought I would make mention of another one of an artist I have admired for some time now...Audrey Kawasaki. Her work is gorgeous! The colors she favors are so serene.

Chandelier on the Wall?

Love the idea of using chandelier designs as art, especially if you live in a rental that doesn't allow you to actually hang a lighting fixture. Duffy London has a nice collection of lightbox prints. Also noteworthy is Made by Girl's Chandelier print sets. You can even choose your own mix of colors.

Stella Im Hultberg

Also, via Made by Girl (a blog I just found yesterday and love) is the lovely artwork of Stella Im Hultberg. She is my new favorite artist! I hope she comes out with some new work soon!

Zilon Art

Love the graphic nature of Montreal artist, Zilon's art pieces. For more, go to his website, Zilon Sonic.

{{via Made by Girl}}

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wedding Invitation

These photobooth themed invites are fabulous by Cynthia Ferguson! In fact, all of her designs are quite wonderful.

{{via Oh Happy Day}}

Simple Signage

What a lovely storefront sign for Terrain at Styer’s.

{{via Design Philadelphia}}

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Logo Laugh

Stumbled upon this logo design and had quite a giggle over it. Read the story behind it HERE. Oh, but look at the logo sideways first.

I am sooo bad! :-)

Beautiful Design

Beautiful work (identity, custom typography, stationery & poster) by Ben Atkins for Highgate Bar & Kitchen in London.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

New Blog

Update: I am not switching this blog over. This will remain my personal, more fun blog. But instead I am using the other blog for more professional pursuits. See it for yourself HERE. Let me know if you have any suggestions!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Testing, Testing, 123

Testing out a new blog. After talking to Steffan at work today about pros and cons of blogger vs. wordpress, I decided to give wordpress a try.So far it really does appear to be more functional and better geared toward my needs. I will make an official announcement shortly (with the new link) if I decide to make the switch.

Happy weekend everyone!

Friday, April 18, 2008

AIGA Workshop

Arnold and me at a recent AIGA Workshop
Originally uploaded by sfraz71

My picture made it into the local AIGA's monthly e-zine this week! This was taken at their web design workshop after a very long day! The next meeting should be incredible! Ann Willoughby, President and Creative Director of Willoughby Design Group, and Starbucks’ Stanley Hainsworth will be speaking! And in June my "secret" project (involving my recent photoshoot of Meghan...below) will be revealed at the annual AIGA Poker Tournament.

P.S. Thats my boss Arnold sitting with me in the picture!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Watercolor Inspiration

After seeing Leesa Leva's artwork I am completely inspired! It makes me want to try my hand with watercolors!

{{via Larissa Meeks}}

Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Few More Favorites

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Flying Ace Photoshoot

My friend, Meghan agreed to be my model today for a little design project I'm doing. Here is a sneak peak. Isn't Meghan beautiful?

{{Full set of images here}}

Friday, April 11, 2008


I found these old illustrations tonight that I did a few years ago that were part of a series I did based on fashion photographs. I remember having so much fun doing these! Maybe I should give it another go one of these days!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Railroad Pass Trail

I went hiking today with Austin and my mom at this really cool trail overlooking Lake Mead. What makes it so cool is that it used to be an old railroad track long ago. The track is no longer there but the tunnels are!

{{Full set of images here}}

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Gorgeous Graffiti

Le mur de Gainsbourg. Wall in Paris, 2001. Blek de Rat!!! If only all graffiti was as nice as this!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Beautiful Residence

I love the sleek, clean lines and light, airy feel of this Central Park South residence by Gluckman Mayner Architects, photographed by Amy Barkow. Amy has some great work and a nice website...check it out!


"BAND ID – The Ultimate Book of Band Logos" looks like one heck of a cool book!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Salute Your Solution

Cool new video by the Ranconteurs. Created and directed by renowned indie photographer, Autumn de Wilde. The entire video was shot with a still camera, and used about 2500 photos!