I’d like to thank all who entered the first Burrs & Berries Contest! I enjoyed reading the way you each incorporate art and design differently in your everyday life, and it’s always very inspiring to hear the way others get their design fix! I used Random.org to select two winners randomly, and here they are – each will receive a copy of down the rabbit hole!
Winners who will receive a copy of down the rabbit hole design book are:
• # 7 Treena
• # 5 Camilla
If your name appears above, I will be contacting you shortly for your complete name and mailing address so I can mail the book to you. Please reply to my email to claim your prize by June 7th, because if I don’t hear from you by then, another winner will be selected at random to get the book!
I’d like to thank you so much for participating in Burrs & Berries first contest and giveaway! I am very excited to be sharing this book I designed with you!
(images: samia kallidis for burrs & berries)
Good morning and happy Monday!! Welcome to a brand new week of design and lovely inspiration, and your last chance to enter the first Burrs & Berries Giveaway here!
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I’ve got a super busy week ahead of me, with lots of work to catch up on and even more errands to run, but I’m eager to get them finished and out of the way! So, let’s start the week with gorgeous photographic inspiration, with soft and dreamy touches of pink, neutrals, and black. These photos give me a feeling of calm, and just effortless beauty in unexpected places. How about you?
(images: sources listed above)
Happy Friday, friends! What plans do you have for the weekend? I’m getting ready to sign off until Monday, so I’ll leave you with a young talent to serve as inspiration for the weekend! Also, Monday will be the last day to take part in Burrs & Berries first ever giveaway, so don’t forget to enter here if you’d like a copy of the book!
Now, on to the inspiration! Fifteen year old Anna Hatzakis is truly a talented photographer and an inspiration in many ways! At such a young age, she became interesting in drawing portraits of her friends and family at the age of eleven. Anna currently works part time as a freelance photographer while completing her last year of high school.
Would you like to know some more impressive information about Anna? Well, she is releasing a book of her own drawings that will be available later this year in limited quantities, and she is also working on her own fashion line for the summer 2010 season to be available in her online shop this summer! I find so much inspiration from Anna, from her beautiful photography to having so much drive and motivation at such a young age, and following through to follow and achieve her dreams!
I love the magical and dreamy quality to Anna’s photographs, that hold so much emotion and expression in each shot. From the models to the mood of the photograph, each one tells a story of it’s own and portrays a strong feeling. And I feel that Anna captures that so well, with each dot and element in the photo, she creates such balance and harmony through her lens.
I love the hues and soft tones in Anna’s work, that create a delicate and intense quality to the work. If you’d like to see more from Anna, and get regular updates, you can visit her flickr page here.
How does Anna’s work make you feel? Does it speak to you in a certain way?
(images: anna hatzakis)
Greek designer Elle Sakellis first launched Otrera in 2004 as a jewelry company, and it quickly grew into a successful private label jewelry business.
Named after the mysterious Greek warrior goddess known for her astounding beauty and prowess, Otrera carries collections that incorporate a combination of femininity with a fun edge in their summer collection vibrant silk scarves.
Elle lives in Manhattan and summers with her family in Mykonos, where she became inspired to create her Evil Eye scarf and bring the print as well as a piece of her culture into the world of mainstream fashion. I adore the new Otrera Hamsa scarf collection that comes in a variety of colors, with hand sewn glass evil eye charms on each end adding a gorgeous and elegant touch to your outfit!
Sabrina Dehoff is a German jewelry designer who launched her own eponymous brand in 2006 with her first collection “Little Helpers”. Sabrina creates thematic collections using a variety of characters and fantastical elements, with such playful and dreamlike forms in minimal presentations.
Sabrina studied fashion design at the Royal College of Art in London with a Masters degree in Womenswear, and afterwards trained at Guy Laroche and Lanvin in Paris for several years. In 2000, Sabrina returned to Berlin to start her own fashion consultancy company and gallery vonRot.
Sabrina Dehoff collections represent the perfect combination of elegant, delicate, playful and colorful necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The Spring/Summer 2010 collection “Sweet Surrender” feels so pure, light-hearted in it’s mood and maintains a great balance, using a variety of fun and interesting materials. I love her colorful bracelets, as well as the gold and tan necklace that could be worn as simple and classic, or edgy and glam depending on how you use it! I find that so fun in fashion, that you can interpret it however you like, and get creative and experimental.
(images: sabrina dehoff)