The Las Vegas Market Summer edition held at the Las Vegas Design Center is nearing in just two short weeks, we thought we’d pass along some helpful tips to those of you attending! With more new resources, showrooms and products than ever before, this will be the biggest and best market yet! There are over 5 million square feet of showroom space with outstanding products and inspiration, that means A LOT of walking! This brings us to Tip #1 … wear your most comfy shoes! (or bring a change of flats) Seriously, I’ve been there and it’s NOT a good idea to follow the “fashion over comfort” rule in this case. There’s nothing worse than hobbling from showroom to showroom in utter pain, it’s just not a good look. Something that goes hand in hand with this tip is to wear layers. Outside may be 110 degrees, however it can get chilly inside. A small summer scarf or wrap usually handles the AC draft.
We are bringing you our second Confident. Fearless. Inspired. guest here at All Por Ju! San Diego based, Michaela Sahallenberger, owner & creator of Studio von Berg, has so willingly lent us her artistic mind to share her latest creations with all of our readers. She specializes in calligraphy and illustration all while dabbling in paint and flowers, and we’re excited to introduce her to all of you!
During my trip to Michigan at the beginning of summer I was fortunate enough to get the Shinola experience. Residing in the historic Argonaut building, their headquarters sit nestled in the heart of Detroit’s College for Creative Studies. I can just imagine the amount of ingenuity and imagination floating around there! As a sucker for great design, I was immediately drawn to what greeted me at the entry; a beautifully styled vintage glass bookcase full of Shinola goods. From watches to bicycles, to anything leather you can think of… I was in paradise. With a warm yet industrial vibe, the reception area is clean, simple and masculine.. the perfect recipe for this classic and soon to be iconic brand.
Elle Decor recently published a post titled “How to Decorate With Polk Dots Like An Adult” and I was totally inspired by it! I mean, just look at this art piece- it screams classy.
For me, Mother Nature is the most profound inspiration when it comes to design. Everyday I am amused by the beauty she shows me. From the simplest objects such as a textured leaf, to the intricate markings of a leopard… I am never left without wonder. I love observing the shapes of clouds, the stars alignment at night, the way the sunlight reflects off seashells as water passes over them. With summer in full effect, I am crushing on anything and everything iridescent. How could you not?!
I’m back from the Big Apple and I’m pretty sure it was just all a dream. Did I really stand on the rooftop of The Met and watch the sun set? (Yes!) Was I at the Yankees game when A-Rod got his 3000th hit? (almost!) Did I see a dead guy on the subway? (that’s true too) New York City seems to offer it all, and I want to share with you some tips that made my trip extra magical.
Check out what I’ve been Pinning these days… lots of cozy spaces with minimal color and maximum style, lounging pool floaties with tons of personality, and a wonderful reminder of the history that took place earlier this week in the USA… #LOVEWINS!
I wait all year for June to arrive. I look forward to the upcoming summer, plan weekend road trips to visit friends in new places, and make changes to bring that “summer vibe” home with me. Now is the time to set the mood for your entire summer! There are a variety of ways we can freshen-up the ambiance and décor of our home to attain that summer-time vibe, not only on vacation, but also at home 24/7. No more vacation blues for us!
Art makes the world go round, especially when it’s found in the most unexpected places… like a parking garage! Recently I traveled to Michigan to visit friends. One day we decided to venture out to Downtown Detroit and take in the city’s culture, wow was I impressed! Between the hip and healthy cafes and restaurants, the ultra cool boutiques, and the private tour of Shinola (stay tuned for a post with all those deets!)… I can’t wait to return.
Here are just a few of my favorite stores and experiences for the men in your life, just in time for Father’s Day 2015!! All but one can be found locally in Southern Nevada, now you have no excuse not to give the coolest gifts this year… you’re welcome!