moo and bear

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red is not the first color i’d choose for a wedding- it makes me think of slutty types and blood-but i am going to semi-retract that sentiment based on the killer use of the color in this reception scene.  it could be that i am just completely enamored of the greek goddess draped chairs, but the lush floral arrangements and hanging fruit really nail the whole romantic outdoorsy feel.  i have been trying to figure out if those chair covers are custom made to fit or just have some loose fabric thrown over them.  in my heart of hearts i know that no loose fabric ever looks that perfectly draped, but a broke ass girl can dream right?

red is not the first color i’d choose for a wedding- it makes me think of slutty types and blood-but i am going to semi-retract that sentiment based on the killer use of the color in this reception scene. it could be that i am just completely enamored of the greek goddess draped chairs, but the lush floral arrangements and hanging fruit really nail the whole romantic outdoorsy feel. i have been trying to figure out if those chair covers are custom made to fit or just have some loose fabric thrown over them. in my heart of hearts i know that no loose fabric ever looks that perfectly draped, but a broke ass girl can dream right?

i have the distinct pleasure of planning one of my oldest and closest friend’s wedding for june of next year.  like the design spaz that i am, i went out and purchased six wedding magazines and tore through them immediately.  you’ll be seeing a lot of wedding related designs in a lot of these posts, so if you’ve recently gone through a bad break up or are just single and don’t want to be-pretend these are just regular party ideas or better yet, stop being such a pussy about it and enjoy the photos.  in the photo above, from elegant bride, we’re looking at the perfect combination of elegance and beach casual.  i am really digging the ikea light fixtures because they’re cheap as dirt, but also because the hard wiring reminds me of a scene in “father of the bride” when they have to put in more amps for the new lighting.  so in the end the ikea fixtures probably cost $400 each.  such is the price of having an elegant beach casual reception.

i have the distinct pleasure of planning one of my oldest and closest friend’s wedding for june of next year.  like the design spaz that i am, i went out and purchased six wedding magazines and tore through them immediately.  you’ll be seeing a lot of wedding related designs in a lot of these posts, so if you’ve recently gone through a bad break up or are just single and don’t want to be-pretend these are just regular party ideas or better yet, stop being such a pussy about it and enjoy the photos.  in the photo above, from elegant bride, we’re looking at the perfect combination of elegance and beach casual.  i am really digging the ikea light fixtures because they’re cheap as dirt, but also because the hard wiring reminds me of a scene in “father of the bride” when they have to put in more amps for the new lighting.  so in the end the ikea fixtures probably cost $400 each.  such is the price of having an elegant beach casual reception.

the pleasure is all mine.

i am intensely infatuated with three things in life: design, dogs and food (this includes drinking).  on any given day my conversation or my actions revolve around these passions.  i am going to tell you about great design, whether that be a centerpiece in the wedding i am planning or the most killer eco friendly fireplace.  i am going to talk about my dogs- morris and avery, or moo and bear as i yell at them affectionately- because they do some funny s**t and are pretty much the most neurotic animals anyone has ever met (which is funny).  i will also be going into quite a bit of detail about food because i worship culinary exploration.  true story-i literally prayed before the most ridiculous meal of all time at eleven madison in new york.  split pea flan and a medium rare cote du boeuf…wouldn’t you do a fist bump with the man upstairs?

so why exactly should you read what i am saying? 

i am an interior designer by profession.  i am a volunteer at a dog rescue, plus i co-habitat with the aforementioned moo and bear.  i am an amateur foodie, and i generally stay a step ahead as such, so if you’re not terribly knowledgeable about food-i’ll blow your mind.  if you do know a thing or two about food, hopefully i am curious enough to turn you on to a new thing or two.

as part of the most entitled generation in our nation’s history run headlong into a bitch of a recession, i will be tottering back and forth between the realistic and the ridiculous.  if you are ridiculous most of the time, you need to chill out and get more creative.  if you are realistic most of the time, stop being so f-ing boring and get a little ridiculous.

sincerely,

moo and bear’s mother