Drawing from Memory


{Art, Design, Dreams, Fashion, Inspiration, Interiors, Installation, Photography: A visual journal of what we are influenced by and what inspires us as creatives.}




Blogger of the Week: Modern Man

{ Thursday, May 31, 2012 }

Well here's a fun twist of events on our usual "blogger of the week" post... normally, our favorite blogs are headed by women. Maybe that's because women spend more time blogging about beautiful things that inspire them (?), or maybe it's because we just share a design aesthetic that's more common among women than men. At Drawing From Memory, we tend to focus on working with women entrepreneurs and support creative women in all their business efforts. However, this week, we've discovered a blog we love that's not run by a woman for once! The blog is Modern Man (www.manchannel.tumblr.com), a completely photo-driven Tumblr run by Alexander: a junior at Johns Hopkins University (and an Economics and Finance major, of all things).

How does this "man blog" differ from the usual, female-run blogs we're used to following? Well, for starters, there's a lot more meat, whiskey, cars, and beer. There's also a lot more pictures of classy celebs in suits, like Robert Downey Jr., Johnny Depp, and John Hamm. There's still fashion, packaging design, interiors, food, and pictures of the great outdoors - but for the most part, they just feel a little more masculine. We're loving it though - there should be more men out there with blogs like this. Check out some photos below, or click here to visit the Modern Man blog.

All images via Modern Man

Fashion Obsession: Helmut Lang

{ Thursday, May 24, 2012 }

The fashion we're currently craving is anything and everything from the Spring/Summer 12 collection by Helmut Lang. Black, white, grey, and yellow (our favorite color palette!) cottons and silks were flawlessly draped over the models like works of art, with some designs including angular cutouts and geometric shapes. Swoon. The rest of the ready to wear collection is spiked with hints of green and blue, and includes a few skirts and jackets that are almost as amazing (and definitely more wearable) than what went down the runway. See a few of our favorites below from Style.com.

All images via Style.com

Blogger of the Week: A Well Traveled Woman

{ Thursday, May 17, 2012 }

This week's Blogger of The Week goes to Bekah Stewart of A Well Traveled Woman on Tumblr. She's a tomboy and mother of two from Louisville that loves coffee, yoga, gardening, her children, the outdoors, and adventuring, among many other things. She's got a wonderful aesthetic on her mainly photo driven Tumblr blog, with photos of the great outdoors, art, and food. We don't often have a ton of time to scour the internet for beautiful photos and inspiration when we're working against a deadline, and A Well Traveled Woman is often one of the first places we check. See the blog here, and read the article about Bekah on TOMBOYstyle here.

All images via A Well Traveled Woman on Tumblr

Inspired by Water

{ Tuesday, May 08, 2012 }

We've been doing a lot of research on water recently for our client that has a skincare line based on Japanese hot springs... check out some of our favorite inspiration photos below!

Images via:

1. Photo by Alexandra Valenti via Design*Sponge  2. Photo via Godammit I'm Mad  3. Photo by Mary Ellen Bartley via Elements of Style  4. Photo by David Burdeny via Le Territoire Des Sens  5. Piece by Andreas Schimanski via Flickr  6. Photo via Just Monk3y  7. Photo via Push The Movement  8. Photo by Shinichi Maruyama via Never Yet Melted

Blogger of the Week: Remain Simple

{ Thursday, May 03, 2012 }

A few weeks ago, we noticed that a lot of our collective pins on Pinterest were coming from a Tumblr blog called Remain Simple. As far as sites go, it's very simple (how fitting) - plain white background, two columns on the main page, largely photo driven with user comments / responses under a few postings. The content, however, is what's remarkable on this particular blog - every post aligns with our aesthetic almost perfectly. She posts art, architecture, fashion, jewelry, interiors; you name it. Clearly we love it, so we started following her somewhat regularly. That's when we discovered the one-two-punch behind this particular blog - Kathryn, the mastermind behind Remain Simple, is a 16 year old girl (she's a junior in high school). Um... what?! We're just that much more impressed. Here's a small sampling of what Kathryn has posted in the last week. Click the link below to check out what else inspires Kathryn (and us): remainsimple.tumblr.com.

All images via Remain Simple

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