Small Business Saturday is approaching, and with it the gifting season is apon us. To help make picking your holiday gifts a little easier, Ali King (owner of the Philly-based small biz Groundswell Greetings) is here to give you ideas for everyone in your life. Everything on this list can be found right in Philly, meaning it’s easy-peezy to get your hands on each item. Happy shopping my friends!
Combining multiple, muted colors to create a glowing turquoise palette. The look I based this turquise palette on is a prime example of using multiple colors to collectively create an overall tone. Separately they are muted, but together they create an aura.
I met Corey through mutual friends from college a few years after graduating. Since then, he has managed to make the switch from agency life to full-time freelancing look easy (though brutally honest and hilarious if you follow his twitter.) He is an excellent example of someone who doesn’t take life too seriously but still gets shit done.
Did anyone else have a major chip on their shoulder growing up when people would assume they could guess their favorite color based on gender? This always annoyed the crap out of me.
Welcome back to the Creator Interview Series! This series is a way to highlight some of my favorite creatives as individuals, parts of their creative process, and some get-to-know-them questions that will help show why I admire them and their work. I am SO excited to share with you!
How I Became a Full-Time Traveller Color Palette No. 27 Soothing Tones X Goodbye Summer I am begrudgingly accepting that summer is nearing its end. I feel like this paletter embodies that feeling that comes with summer's end. You are starting to come out of the haze...
Lokal Hotels have this A-Frame set up just right. Did you ever wonder what would happen if Airbnb joined forces with old school hotels? I’m pretty sure that’s how the Lokal Hotels concepts are born.
I met Jon 4 or 5 years ago when he was touring with his [then] band Air Dubai. He’s a fellow Denverite, though I didn’t meet him until he came through Philly with one of my good high school friends. In the time I’ve known Jon, I’ve watched as he has gone on to create so much more in both collaborative and solo formats. His vocals are incredible, but Jon’s mindset is what inspires me most. As an inspirational figure in the Denver community, he takes his role seriously. He recognizes that his successes have given his voice even more power – and he uses it.
Nothing to see here…no I’m good. Yes my sanity is very much in tact and it is totally normal to have a color palette inspired by a teeny tiny little pupper. Real talk – I have been super into earthy tones lately. I think, in part, my brain is rebelling against all the vibrant tones I fall back on regularly. It’s trying to tell me to switch things up and challenge my creativity a bit more.
Hi there! It’s me – the lady who talks a lot about all the things she wants to do and then gets overwhelmed and drops off the creative planet for a month. I had a chance to spend a long weekend in NOLA with my mom for her birthday and it was so refreshing. We went in with few plans and one goal – to spend time together.
Were you one of the lucky people with a view of last week’s lunar eclipse? I drove out to Casper, WY with my boyfriend, baby sister, and brothers to see the solar eclipse that passed over the U.S. last summer and was super bummed to learn we wouldn’t get a good view of the Lunar one that just happened. Some of the images that flooded my feed were so incredible, I figured why not put together a color palette. It’s been a while since my last color palette post but I’ll be pulling more of these palettes together with inspiration from instagram (bc, duh.)
Creativity is a powerful ability. It’s a skill that is honed by years of practice and nurture. My belief is that creativity is like any other skill – you have to nurtutre creativity. If you neglect it and assume it’ll be there when you need it, it’ll abandon you. Maintaining your creativity is a holistic process. The world around you urges you to think one way, part of creativity is being able to ignore those parameters and see the alternatives.
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