Design Mom » favorite pinners http://www.designmom.com The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Thu, 15 May 2014 17:38:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Favorite Pinners: Beth Kirby of Local Milk http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/favorite-pinner-beth-kirby-of-local-milk/ http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/favorite-pinner-beth-kirby-of-local-milk/#comments Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:00:08 +0000 Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/?p=40866

Beth Kirby

By Koseli.

It’s been a little while since we’ve shared another favorite pinner! We are excited to introduce you today to Beth Kirby, the all-around creative genius behind the food(and so much more!) blog, Local Milk. Do you follow her? Lindsey of Cafe Johnsonia introduced us and we are completely smitten. If you love beautiful styling and delicious food, you’ll love her pins. We asked Beth to tell us a little bit about herself and share three of her most favorite recent pins so we can get a flavor of her impeccable aesthetic. Here’s what she had to say:

A sorghum evangelist with southern gothic leanings, I’m a writer, photographer, stylist, and cook born and raised in the Tennessee mountains. I’ve led an eclectic life, living everywhere from New Orleans to the Netherlands, but I moved back to Tennessee two years ago and found myself inspired by what had been there all along: home.

Especially home cooking. Southern cooking is story telling, and I created my food & lifestyle blog “Local Milk“ as a place to share my writing, photography, and seasonal, from scratch recipes. It’s a space devoted to cooking and simple, creative ways to make everyday life more beautiful, even if it’s just a shift in perspective. Or a biscuit.

I spend my days creating, styling, and shooting dishes; dreaming up new projects from an online shop (coming soon!) to pop up dinners to workshops, and I’m in the process of writing my first cookbook. I like to do a lot of everything and have an abiding passion for home, fashion, travel, and the arts as well as food.

I draw on everything around me for inspiration: the Jungian tomes my fiancé reads, a vintage copper kettle, my favorite Françoise Hardy album, an old hunting boot. All the different bits of life are connected, and it’s art’s job to illuminate those interconnections. That’s what my work, albeit humbly, aims to do.

Beth Kirby

And the pins that have inspired Beth most:

I have a long standing obsession with high waisted pants & wide brimmed hats, so I love everything about this: the perfect straw hat and an ensemble that echoes the classic style of Jane Birkin. (Discovered here.)

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We’re in the planning stages of a kitchen remodel, and I find myself most inspired by clean yet eclectic kitchens where farmhouse & modern merge; the rustic elements bring warmth while the more modern elements keep things clean. (Discovered here.)

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This tart from Manger is the sort of recipe & image that inspires me; simple yet evocative, seasonal and fresh. The colors and the light speak volumes, so there’s no need for busy styling. In the same way, the fresh plums speak for themselves and can stand largely unadorned in the tart. The styling mirrors the food. (Discovered here.)

Beth, you’ve charmed us. Your boards are so beautiful! Thank you so much. For anyone who is inspired by Kinfolk Magazine, you’ll absolutely love following Beth’s blog and Pinterest boards. We especially love her Gather, Culinary, and Locks boards.)

P.S. — You can see the entire Favorite Pinners series here and submit a tip for a Favorite Pinner in the comments or on Twitter. We find most of our favorites through readers!

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Favorite Pinners: Anabela Piersol http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/favorite-pinners-anabela-piersol/ http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/favorite-pinners-anabela-piersol/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:00:19 +0000 Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/?p=38255

Anabela

By Koseli.

We’re excited to share our latest Favorite Pinner. Anabela lives in Toronto with her husband, Geoff. Together they run the small accessories and paper goods line Fieldguided. Anabela maintains a blog of the same name here. Her boards feel ethereal and are often pastel, misty, or floral. Do you follow Anabela? You should!

We asked her: What have you pinned recently that inspired you the most?

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One of my main uses of Pinterest is for bookmarking an image to go back to the source later. I pinned this image immediately from Liebemarlene because it has so many elements that I am a sucker for: blossoms, pretty hair, collegiate-style clothing, and the colours, lights, and tones are stunning. It was taken by Bernadette Pascua for the S/S 13 collection by Dress Up, a most lovely match.

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I can’t say much about this dress beyond the fact that I wish I could own it. The print & cut are absolutely perfect in my eyes.

Rhubarb Rosewater

Geoff & I are lucky to have access to a shared yard, which is generally overrun with weeds, but which occasionally sprouts something fun and edible, such as rhubarb. Recently Geoff plucked a few stalks and since we didn’t know what else to do with it, he made it into a delicious rhubarb syrup that we enjoyed in cocktails and mixed with ice cream or yogurt. Coming across this recipe later, however, I wished we had added rosewater! Genius as ever, 101 Cookbooks (one of my favourite recipe websites).

Thank you so much, Anabela! We love your style. Are you enjoying our Favorite Pinner series? Any new favorite Pinners recently that you’d love to share?

P.S. — You can find Design Mom’s latest pins here.

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Favorite Pinners: Lianna Lissauer http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/favorite-pinner-lianna-lissauer/ http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/favorite-pinner-lianna-lissauer/#comments Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:00:54 +0000 Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/?p=37008

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By Koseli.

We’re so excited to share another favorite pinner in our new series. Her name is Lianna and her eye is impeccable. Do you follow her? We think you should! We asked Lianna to tell us a little bit about herself and asked, What are a few of your most favorite recent pins?

Lianna Lissauer was born and raised in New York City. She moved to New England several years ago to restore a 1740′s farm with her husband and 4 children, beginning an epic adventure with equal parts wonder and mishap. The daughter of a Broadway producer and a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lianna spent her childhood running loose in the halls of the Museum and backstage on Broadway.

Her background in the fine arts and design has led her to work in a variety of fields including fashion, interior design, prop styling, and production design. She has just opened an online shop, LIANNA BOHEME, which specializes in vintage and handmade clothing and decor. Lianna is working on a forthcoming blog, “The Kindred Table,” which she hopes will connect her love for writing, cooking, gardening, and country life with personal narratives and anecdotes from her unusual past.

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It was scenes just like this one that inspired us several years ago to live out our dream and move to a farm. I’m always amazed at how the landscape here in New Hampshire is so similar to that of the UK— it really does look like a “New” England! Now that planting season is in full swing here and we are spending countless hours digging in the dirt, images like this are great motivation to keep up the hard work!

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Oh this kitchen! With it’s immediate sense of warmth and welcome, I can easily imagine spending hours here cooking with friends and family. We have recently been immersed in the daunting task of remodeling our farmhouse kitchen, and images like this one were at the very heart of our design approach. 

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What could be sweeter for spring than this floral bubble playsuit with Peter Pan collar? I love the timelessness of Liberty prints. My mother carefully packed away the Liberty of London dresses I had as a child, and now my daughter wears them. I plan to keep up the tradition, saving them for her children to wear someday. It has become a wonderful way for our family to connect the generations.

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I’m smitten with beautiful lightweight blouses like this one for spring and summer. Timeless, classic, and just a bit bohemian, the trend towards whites, sheers, and lace reminds me of Victorian and Edwardian garden party dresses. It’s wonderful to see these styles revived today in a way that reflects the beauty and femininity of those eras.

It’s so amazing that Lianna followed her dream to work the land and moved her family to New England to live on a farm. You can follow Lianna’s boards here, her website here, and see her brand new Etsy shop here. Thank you so much, Lianna!

P.S. — Do you have a favorite pinner that’s unique and inspiring? We’ve love to hear about them! Also, you can find all the posts in this series here. And be sure to follow Design Mom’s pins here.

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Favorite Pinners: Cecilie Ellefsen http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/favorite-pinners-cecilie-ellefsen/ http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/favorite-pinners-cecilie-ellefsen/#comments Tue, 07 May 2013 15:00:57 +0000 Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/?p=34941

Cecilie Ellefsen

By Koseli.

A few weeks ago I introduced a new series to spotlight favorite pinners and find out what inspires them most. Here’s the second post in the series — nicely coinciding with Gabrielle trip to Norway. Enjoy!

We’re so excited to feature fabulous pinner, Cecilie Ellefsen. She’s a Norwegian illustrator living and working in Oslo. Here‘s what she has to say about her colorful and whimsical aesthetic:

Growing up in a rural part of Norway, nature and animals have always inspired me. The feeling of finding that secret childhood forest with enchanted critters, hollow trees, traps and hideaways fascinates and inspire me. I love to draw and always bring my sketchbook with me. When I`m not drawing, I like to eat good food, watch strange animated films and visit fleamarkets to find treasures for my ever growing collections.”

We asked her to pick a couple of her favorite recent pins and share just why she loves them.

Kokeshi matches. Who can resist tiny things with faces on them, right?

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Sircus elefant scene by Fideli Sundqvist. LOVE her work!!

Beautiful. You know I can’t resist tiny things AND objects with faces! Thank you, Cecilie. If you’d like to follow Cecilie’s whimsical boards, you can find them here.

Do you have favorites on Pinterest? We’d love to hear.

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Favorite Pinners: Mrs. French http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/favorite-pinners-mrs-french/ http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/favorite-pinners-mrs-french/#comments Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:30:32 +0000 Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/?p=31197

Mrs. French Pinterest

By Koseli.

With the wealth of creative inspiration and vivid imagery on Pinterest, it can be easy to feel flooded by faceless pins and clever captions. So, we’re starting a new series to spotlight our favorite pinners for their unique style and asking them what inspires them most. Enjoy!

Our inaugural favorite pinner is Mrs. French of Blissful Blog. Do you follow her? You should! We asked her: What have you pinned recently that inspired you the most?

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I think I may go back to this pin more than most. Karin Johannesson captures flowers in a way I have never seen, which has me pining for spring in a huge way.

Pink Tile
Oh my the tile! Typically, when I pin interiors I am pinning cozy living rooms, or dining rooms with just the right type of seating. However this bathroom has me looking at the most under appreciated room in the house in a new way.

Rustic Bedroom
This bedroom is just right. It is tranquil, rustic and feels like home.

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When I dream of dining room tables they look just like this.

Thank you, Mrs. French! We can’t wait for Spring, too — but that pink tile will definitely help hold us over until then. You can find Mrs. French on Pinterest here. (Our favorite boards are it’s good to be a girl and mmmmmm!)

Lovely readers, do you use Pinterest? If so, why do you like it?

P.S. — We’re excited to share more of our favorite Pinterest curators in the near future.

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