Thursday, November 10, 2011

REAL LIFE perspective

Typically I focus on design related inspiration for this blog. Every once in a while I stumble upon a story that isn't necessarily design related, but IS MOST DEFINITELY worth sharing.

I hope this video not only inspires you, but gives you some perspective on life's challenges and how our attitude can change the way we handle "the storms" in life. This sort of positive thinking is EXACTLY what we need more of in a world that can be pretty harsh sometimes. Stay positive and approach each day with confidence and excitement because not only will it help you enjoy a better life, but who knows how many other people it will inspire to do the same.

Next time you run into adversity in your life, don't stress out about it or think about the negative aspects of your situation. Stay positive, fight for what you want, and BE PATIENT (this is the one I struggle with the most). I've learned, though, that BIG THINGS take a lot longer to happen and require more effort and persistence!

Love y'all! Spread the love!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

hot air balloons on the vintage

My inspiration today? Vintage hot air balloons! There is a lot to admire and be inspired from in the photo below. Shoot, the CONCEPT of a hot air balloon is enough for me... and I WILL travel in one before I die, guaranteed.

Some more obvious inspiration comes from the vintage quality of this photo and the concept behind some of the first hot air balloons ever to grace our skies! So maybe these weren't the FIRST (I wikipedia'd it and the 1st one to launch was in 1783 in Paris, MERCY!) Anywho, these balloons look so much like oversized plump bubble gum bubbles that I just want to pop them!

Back to inspiration- the perspective and angle from which this photo is taken is spot on. Who is the lonely lady to the right? I love the outfits of everyone in the shot, but I'm also wondering if they're celebrating a safe return, or providing encouragement for a new launch about to happen.

With all of the progression of digital photography, nothing beats a vintage photo with a story. I would love to blow this photo up and do an entire wall mural with it in a quirky Manhattan restaurant.

Have a great week!

love y'all!