Who doesn’t love mohair? Silky and sophisticated as well as cozy and oh-so-warm this design trend is both fashionable and functional.
Source: Trend Tablet
Design trend Focus: Mohair
The classic cable lends a cozy comfort to these otherwise hard objects. This fun trend makes this classic craft more modern and sophisticated.
Source: This is Paper
Design Trend Knit: Hard Goods Made Soft
When the New Year comes around it is easy to start looking back at the year you had and ahead to the year you would LIKE to have. Here at MCDC we gave the new year a tag line..."2013...it's ALL happening”.
While 2012 was “...making it happen” this year we are excited to keep up with all the hard work that was put into making the year a success! We wanted to share with all of you out top five New Year Resolutions for making your 2013 the best year yet!
Resolution #1: Keeping it Organized
Are you trying to run a small business, household, or simply managing to keep up with yourself? We found that lists are the BEST way to manage your time. Lists totally help us to keep track of all that the week ahead holds. Plus it allows us to let go of the stress that all those appointments and orders can have on the mind. By writing it all out we are able to make space in our brains for more creative thoughts!
We recommend finding the system that works best for you. Is it a calendar or note pad? Here are a few good ones:
Since we are floral designers it isn’t a surprise we adore Rifle Paper Co. new 2013 line of note pads and calendars. SO PRETTY! We are excited to start using ours!
Images via Rifle Paper Co.
Resolution #2: Keeping Fit
Image via Pinterest
Are you a yogi? A runner? Hiker? A gym enthusiast? Whatever it is you do to keep your body healthy we have a few ideas on how to KEEP it up in the new year!
Try a NEW class at the gym. Whenever we are feeling like just sitting at the desk and cranking out more work instead of going to the gym we try to add in something “new” to our routine. Maybe its trying the rock n’ roll ballet class or aerobic kick boxing...whatever it takes to make it more exciting! Sometime shaking it up does the trick.
Resolution #3: Keeping Inspired
Being both creative and business minded can be a blessing. It can also be very, very difficult. Sometimes when we want to create we are tired from handling all the business stuff (and vice versa). There are some tried and true tricks to get ourselves excited and inspired to get creative!
Check out what others are up to on your favorite blogs. Here are few of our...what are yours?
- Design Love Fest
- Oh Joy!
- The Palette (Obviously!)
- Mrs. Lilien
- The Chalkboard Mag
- LA in Bloom
- The Local Rose
Resolution #4: Keeping it Yummy + Good for you!
Clockwise from top: Edible Selby; In the Green Kitchen: Techniques to Learn by Heart; The Food52 Cookbook, Vol. 2; I Am Grateful, all via Amazon.com
Cooking can be a wonderful way to meditate and keep your body running in tip top shape. Here are a few of our favorite “good for you” cookbooks. You are bound to find plenty of healthy plates in these cookbooks!
Resolution #5: Keeping it Light
This resolution is often the hardest one to keep in this busy world we live in. Keeping it light mean not taking yourself too seriously. Being able to shrug off the things that are out of our control and go on with a positive outlook.
A few ways we Moon Canyon Ladies do that is with music, making time for friends and looking up at the stars. Look up when you feel down. Sing when you feel like you don’t have the right words to say. And lean on your buddies when you need to.
We hope you all have a wonderful New Year and hope its ALL HAPPENING for you in 2013!!
xo amy + kristen
New Years Resolutions: Top 5
Pop art prints can create amazing optical illusions with their mix of geometric shapes and contrasting colors. Inspired by the bold tribal prints seen in this year’s Manila FAME design expo, these graphic textiles and rugs make a smart statement in any home.
Image via 70s Design
Image via Fine Art America
Image via Sixth River
Edward Fields modern rug via Chic Tip
Graphic pillows by Kenzo Home via Design Milk
Remix wallpaper by Firm Living via Houzz
Sharon Turner shower curtain via Wanelo
Prints that pop
These cocoon or egg shaped designs were shown all throughout the Manila FAME this year. These contemporary and pleasing designs are a go-to for those wishing to create a comfy, cozy and private piece of furniture.
Image via Le Architecture
Image via Houzz
Hanging rattan egg chair via Fab
Woven cocoon swing via Design Flute