If you’re needing a bit of a pick-me-up this Monday, check out this new-to-me color palette generator! Found over the weekend through Creature Comforts, I’ve become officially obsessed as it feeds my love for all things color.
I stumbled upon Judy Kaufmann’s work recently, and it was love at first sight! This super talented illustrator from Barcelona instantly drew me in…
Her whimsical use of color, conversational content and modern design had me wanting to find out more and more about her work and process. So I asked her to share with us her answers to three simple questions…
Someday Girl: I adore your work – so modern, playful and fun. Where do you find your inspiration?
Judy: As I always say I’m especially inspired by things I don’t understand, don’t know, don’t know how to do or I am not. A lot of things that do not belong to my life inspire me. I’m amazed by the unexpected, the unknown, the magic, not the trick… On the other hand I also have a bizarre and explosive inspiration rush when I go to museums and galleries and get involved with different colors and formats, whether I like what I’m seeing or not. After the experience of a good exposition, it’s impossible for me not to sit at my desk to draw.
SG Name three things we’d be surprised to find in your studio/ workspace?
Judy: On my desk wall I have a picture of Linda Evangelista and other one of Charlotte Gainsbourg; they both have an inspiring beauty (: I also have a big panel with different colors printed where I can see how they behave together, apart from many different pictures and small illustrations. Maybe the most liked is an old french poster saying “Travaillez en Silence” (Work in Silence)
SG: Describe your perfect day to create.
Judy: Waking up at 9AM, turn on the heater in winter and then to sit to read my new emails. After that I have breakfast and think about the order of the day. I try to answer emails an make phone calls first in the morning. If is not to frozen outside, I always go to the swimming pool, and then all afternoon is to create. I make at least one new drawing per day. That’s my perfect and my most common day of work.
Konnichiwa friends! i’m totally loving being immersed in Japanese culture these week – and even secretly dreaming of a someday life in Tokyo:) Three things i adore about being here, aside from the people, the food and the culture of course:
At a time when the U.S. magazine world is shrinking every day, there is nothing like a store FULL of fashion, interior and design magazines bursting with amazing inspiration! I have a box sent over monthly, but it’s still not the same as being here and perusing for myself from the hundreds of choices…
And really, for a paper addict like me there is no place on earth like Japan. I want to buy an extra suitcase and stuff it full of amazing calendars, journals, postcards, note cards and books. But, don’t worry I’m restraining and only picking my favorite, favorites.
Hope you’re all having a lovely day lovelies!
For work – a book about running a successful freelance business, Creative Inc.. It’s a blueprint full of tips and stories from two girls and their vast resources who know from experience. I love to read these types of books for my someday life…and these girls never fail to inspire and amaze. If you need a quick dose for yourself – check them out here: Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Cho.
Are you a sucker for those personalized recommendations that always pop up when you log-in to Amazon? I am for sure and took a chance on Paper + Craft because, well 1.) i love paper and 2.) i love that charming cover photo. Who could resist that face?
And I’m so glad I did…not only is the book completely FULL of wonderful projects that I’m planning my next dinner party around – but I also found a new online paper store to drool over. Just perfect.
Have you read anything good lately?
I also look for styling ideas that I can borrow for my home, work or projects like these two above. So many inspirational images from last week…I promise to share more as I get them organized. Where do you find inspiration?
Some time ago – I ran across an image in a design magazine that I’ve been thinking of a lot lately. It was an office of a designer’s home office (i’m wishing i could remember the magazine or the designer…but, blank.) On her chalkboard wall, she’d written the above list. I jotted it down on the last page of my notebook and have carried it with me ever since. I love how it can apply to life in general, not just work…and am needing to remember that in my own life right now. Especially number 10, 9, 2, 1…and…well. A few other words to inspire us today:source
via Mr. Yen
via Dazey Chic
Hope you all have a wonderful humpday!