Friday, January 27, 2012

simply black and white

so interning this week has been pretty great.  i spent a lot of my time helping THE designer sort through amazing photos of client's homes and laying them out for a book that is in the works.  it was pretty cool to see how THE designer's mind works and the thought process behind grouping them into different themes and then helping to brainstorm on chapter title names.  i am in such awe of THE designer's talent and moments like those just reiterate it.  it's like being with a rock star of design.  anyhow, i spent the other bit of my interning time at a leather supplier sorting through cow hides and finding the perfect colors and textures to work for some furniture projects and then running to a local woodworker who is involved in some custom projects...  all in all a great week of learning!

lately i have been completely obsessed with cool bold black and white modern graphics.  i even created a pinterest board dedicated to this obsession...  and i feel like i am seeing cool black and white graphics everywhere around town now too.  above are a couple of photos i snapped of construction barricades i saw on a local street while running intern errands this week. i love that someone took it upon themselves to make them look so much cooler than they normally look!  i am working on a few diy projects that i will be unveiling in the coming weeks that are a celebration of my love of black and white.  hopefully the end results will be as cool as they look in my head!

i'm off to my metal smithing class now.  we have been on break for the last couple of months and i have been suffering from withdrawal!  i am obsessed with pyrite stones (also known as fool's gold!) and can't wait to finish a few pieces i started last time that incorporate them.

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until next time...

the (formerly almost) 40 year old intern


  1. I hope you post a pic of yor finished pyrite jewelry! That stuff is so cool looking. Have you made any other jewelry at your class?

    1. shelly- fingers crossed i will have amazing results setting the pyrite into pieces! yep, i have posted a few pieces of jewelry i have created in my blog. you can view them here:
      thanks for reading! xo