Giveaway // OPENHOUSE publication

May 26, 2015

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I was recently introduced to OPENHOUSE, a fantastic twice yearly publication printed in Lleida, Spain. What I particularly love about this publication is it’s huge diversity and collaboration with people and places from all around the world. In the latest Autumn-Winter 2014-2015 issue, expect to travel from San Francisco to Barcelona to Berlin to Italy to Morocco to Istanbul and finally to Connecticut! You’ll meet creative, interesting people from around the globe, read their stories, share in their experiences, and see beautiful photographs of their homes, towns, and lifestyles…including their careers, special projects, dinner parties, interior and exteriors of homes, recipes, culture, design, architecture, family, neighborhood tours and favorite places…you’re bound to be engulfed in all of it!

Each publication is roughly 140 pages and will definitely find a treasured spot on your coffee table. It’s so much more than just a beautifully laid out publication with gorgeous, artistic photography. OPENHOUSE pairs all of that with remarkable stories you actually want to read, and the feeling of really stepping into the worlds and homes of each person(s) in each city, being exposed to other cultures, trends, designs, and lifestyles. I’m so eager for the upcoming issue and I highly recommend you get your hands on a copy! Issue #3 (their first issue of 2015) comes out next month – June 2015 – visit their site to purchase a copy! Or……enter to win one below!

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GIVEAWAY // I’m so excited to be pairing up with OPENHOUSE magazine and offering 3 lucky readers the chance to win their very own upcoming Spring/Summer 2015 issue!!

To enter, just leave a comment below telling us why you’d love to win the publication. And be sure to follow OPENHOUSE on Instagram and Facebook! Giveaway ends on Thursday, May 28 at 12:00 AM EST.

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Openhouse publication, magazine, interior design, world culture,  coffee table book, architecture, food, recipes, lifestyle, Giveaway, freebies, coffee table magazine

 

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Read the interesting story about how the creation of OPENHOUSE started below:

OPENHOUSE started nearly 3 years ago when Mari Luz and Andrew Trotter started to open the house they shared as a gallery of photos. Soon after, a friend, Nobu, came to live with them, and as he is a top Japanese chef, they started to make sushi parties for up to 70 people, and sit down dinners for 20, sometimes with talks, sometimes with concerts. Mari Luz being a photographer, and Andrew a designer, it was the perfect place to meet people, share ideas, loves, and a base to build a strong network.

In these last 3 years they have had about 4000 people through their doors. After the first year, they started to hear about other creative people around the world opening their doors of their homes and private places to the public, to share different activities with “new friends”. This started growing, so they decided to put it down on paper. They launched the idea last March and with crowd funding, they made the first OPENHOUSE issue which launched in June 2014.

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Openhouse publication, magazine, interior design, world culture,  coffee table book, architecture, food, recipes, lifestyle, Giveaway, freebies, coffee table magazine

 

And finally, if you happened to enter the Besotted Brand Foto Rx/Vitamin L25 Photoshop actions for lettering giveaway, find out who the winner is >> here << !! Thank you for all of you who entered and a big congratulations to the winner!

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Photos by me for OPENHOUSE magazine.

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Happy Tech // May 2015

May 22, 2015

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We’re taking a cue from our freebie printable 2015 calendar for this month’s wallpaper download – those cute, leafy succulent vines that Audrey created!

There’s been quite a bit going on lately for both Audrey and I. So much so, that sometimes we forget that we just need to stop, take in our surroundings of pure life, and breathe in it’s sweet, sweet air. No matter what you’re doing, close your eyes and just breathe. Take one of those Om breaths…4 seconds inhale, 5 seconds exhale, repeat.

Be present and just breathe.
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Continue below to download the May 2015 wallpaper goodies for your phone, laptop, and desktop!

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Download lettering

Phone (both Android and iPhone) – 1080 x 1920
Laptop (both 13″ and 15″) – 2880 x 1800
Desktop display (up to 30″) – 2560 x 1600
1280 x 1024

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Artwork created by Audrey of This Little Street. Lettering created by me. Link back to original post if shared.

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Giveaway! // FotoRx Vitamin L25: Digitize your lettering

May 19, 2015

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Yesterday, I shared all about the goodness that is FotoRx Vitamin L25 – a new, quick way to digitize your lettering or illustration and easily convert your pen from paper to pixel. Today, I’m so so so excited to team up with Tristan and Michelle from Besotted Brand to offer you a chance to WIN your very own set of FotoRx Vitamin L25 Photoshop actions! Whoa, serious!

Take your lettering or illustrations to the next level by using these easy, automated lettering clean-up tools. And don’t fret – you don’t need to be a Photoshop whiz to use these actions! They’re made for beginner through advanced Photoshop users and includes an easy “one-click” option (exactly what I used for editing the lettering in this post!), or more advanced options for those who want more control of their editing.

The Foto Rx Vitamin L25 set includes:

  • 25 premium Photoshop actions for one click editing goodness + complete (easy) editing control that will help you clean-up your scan or smartphone photo of your lettering/illustration
  • A 17 page pdf which has descriptions + samples of all of the actions
  • Links to tutorials for most commonly used Photoshop tasks to best use your actions

>> Learn more about the FotoRx Vitamin L25 set here and here.

Enter the giveaway below using the Rafflecopter! Good luck!

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Open to US and International readers. Giveaway ends on Tuesday, May 26 at 12:00 AM EST.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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All lettering in this post by me and edited/digitized using Foto Rx: Vitamin L25

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Digitize your lettering with Foto Rx // Vitamin L25

May 18, 2015

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Hey, remember the “Photo editing made easy with Foto Rx” post I put up a little while ago? Smart and easy Photoshop actions that help you to edit your pictures? Well, Tristan and Michelle, the lovely ladies over at Besotted Brand and who are the brains behind Foto Rx, have just released an easy and effective way for you to edit your lettering! Super cool and convenient for all you letterers and illustrators out there!

It’s called Foto Rx Vitamin L25 – a super easy one-click lettering clean-up using pre-made Photoshop actions. It quickly turns your paper lettering into beautiful pixels that you can use for your blog, website, personal projects, or really, whatever you choose. I have to say, I’ve been editing my scanned lettering using Photoshop for quite some time now, but now having these convenient Vitamin L25 actions makes it so. much. easier…and faster!

Learn more about how to use Foto Rx Vitamin L25 by visiting Besotted Brand Blog:
>> One-click lettering clean up in Photoshop <<

Also, some super exciting news: Be sure to stay tuned with Besotted Brand updates because later this month, Tristan and Michelle will be launching a class called Photoshop for Lettering Artists – a step-by-step class on how to use Foto Rx Vitamin L25 and help take your lettering from paper to pixel!

If you want to stay updated and be notified when the class launches, sign up here!

>> Shop FOTO RX VITAMIN L25 // on Etsy <<

>> Shop FOTO RX CURE FOR THE COMMON CAPTURE: FIRST AID KIT // on Etsy <<

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Now for the good part: Wanna win a set?

Enter to win your very own set of these Foto Rx Vitamin L25 Photoshop actions by Besotted Brand! Follow the link below!

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Lettering by me, edited using Foto Rx Vitamin L25.

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Steven Alan x Ditto x Lyst

May 13, 2015

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I’ve got some really fun news today! For all you Summer lovin’, sunglass-wearing Steven Alan lovers, we’re bringing you an exclusive collaboration between Steven Alan x Ditto eyewear! Sold exclusively on Lyst.com, you can get your hands (and eyes) on the Bergen, Montague (my personal fave!), and Phelps.

Check them out on Lyst.com!

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Steven Alan, Ditto, Lyst, sunglasses, Summer wear, wardrobe, collaboration

Montague
Montague in Apricot is a commanding square frame with oval lenses handmade with 8MM Italian acetate (almost twice as thick as normal frames), rose gold plated hinges, and UV protective grey gradient lenses. Best fitted for round or oval faces, the Apricot Montague is a daring statement piece.

Phelps
A large and wide rectangular frame, the Phelps is best suited for wide oblong, heart, and oval faces. The Phelps features Honey colored acetate from Northern Italy and double barrel rose gold hinges. The Phelps sunglasses feature brown UVA/UVA protective lenses.

Bergen
The Bergen is a strong rectangular style designed with eight millimeter Italian acetate (almost twice as thick as typical sunglasses). The Matte black Bergen features rose gold plated hinges and flash mirror UV protective sun lenses.

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All photos by me for Steven Alan x Ditto x Lyst.

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