Bouchra Jarrar Fall 2011 Couture

How bout some French couture to inspire your work wardrobe? I love how the pieces have such strong male characteristics (the blazers/suits and officewear, the boxy fit, grey and navy palette,  nice fabrics) yet maintain a feminine image.

Please someone send me all the amazing structured jackets in this collection…especially this oneSee the rest of the collection here.

~Jennifer

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Drool

Fun and absolutely drool-worthy desserts.

I wish I could get off my lazy butt, so I could experiment and make these delectable desserts. But after a day of work, I’m content with staring O.O at these pictures and eating with my eyes :).

(By the way, these food blogs are pretty awesome in themselves as well).

Hope you like!

The Baker’s Daughter

Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

Polka Dot Cheesecake

Why yes, I would love to eat a carrot cake muffin oozing with cream cheese filling…

Carrot Cake Muffins

What Megan’s Making

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Apple Cinnamon Roll CupcakesSoft Pretzel Bites Panini Happy

Ham, Egg, & Cheddar Breakfast Crepes

Open-Face Ice Cream Sandwiches with Caramelized Bananas and Walnuts

Grilled Mac & Cheese with BBQ Pulled Pork ~Jennifer

 

 

 

 

Blow at Life

Contrary to its name, the blog Blow at Life is pretty awesome at life and is quickly becoming a huge source of artistic inspiration for me. I love every single post/piece or work I see, because each one is unique and intriguing due to the use of intense colors and line detail.

I know I just had a recent post about Irina Vinnik, but this post is slightly different. I love Vinnik’s works for being intricate, as if I were to analyze a complex puzzle, but artist Lawrence Yang of Blow at Life is able to inspire me with his watercolor and ink drawings like I’m watching a Pixar movie on a canvas.

Check out my favorites:

Big Doodle 2

051111 Experiment
Sleep with the Fishes

Sunset MeetingSun and MoonSnailPigsTwo BearsPlane Doodle

Cataclysm

Heart of DarknessBaitMechanical HeartFish CatcherCosmosI love the little white cartoon characters Yang uses. They remind me of the cute forest creatures in Princess Mononoke. Especially in this piece:

Peak

Wallpaper

For some reason, I am extremely picky when it comes to desktop wallpaper images. The image has to convey a sense of serenity, intrigue, and beauty, in order to pass my test (sometimes a particularly funny or color image may work as well). Usually this means my wallpaper ends up being a beautiful nature scene or some abstract collage.

I’ve finally given in and decided I’m too tired to search for the right image, so I’ve been rotating these images on a 15-30 minutes interval basis (just look at your desktop settings), so I’m always satisfied!

(P.S. It turns out this is only a problem when I’m looking for the right picture. Later, I wonder to myself why I wasted so much time -_- Story of my life.)

All wallpapers found here.

~Jennifer

 

 

Tattoo?

No, I don’t think I’d ever want to permanently mark my skin.

Yes, I’ve thought about it…but I don’t think I could ever really commit to one single thing to remain indelible on my own body. It just seems so extreme. Cool, but extreme.

Nonetheless, I appreciate the artistry of tattoos, and I’m obsessed with shows such as Miami Ink or LA ink. It amazes me, the level of detail and realism a tattoo can attain – isn’t it difficult handling that kind of medium, vibrating and injecting into the skin? Either way, tattoo art intrigues me, but never enough to really compel me to get one myself (Just for looks right?).

And then I came across Amanda Wachob‘s abstract watercolor-esque tattoos:

Amazing. Artistic. Awesome. Emphasis on Awe.