Most of the time I, Lee, am content to be surrounded by lots of white, black and neutrals. But it seems around this time every year (and just about ALL year around Sugar & Cloth!) I get bit by the bright color bug (which I’ll gladly take over a mosquito any day!). The grass is greening up, the trees are bursting with blossoms, the annual spring flowers have sprouted and I want to participate in this fantastic compendium of color, and these are 14 bold and bright products you need this Summer!
The good thing is that it’s really easy to do! Just by adding one standout piece to a room, such as an amazing red chair, a sculptural pendant or a few fresh art prints you can bring the whole space to life. The same goes for your summer wardrobe too. It could be a great dress, a bright bag or even a swimsuit in a show stopping color that gives your closet the color injection it needs.
Maybe you’re way ahead of me, and are already a connoisseur of all things bright and bold, but if not, this little roundup of all the colorful goodies will get you on track for a seriously super summer!
1. Paper Pendant via Etsy // 2. Gus Modern Chair // 3. Nasty Gal Turn Table // 4. J.Crew Tote // 5. Print 1 // 6. Print 2 // 7. Print 3 // 8. Madewell Dress // 9. J.Crew Sandals // 10. Smeg Toaster // 11. Urban Outfitters Bath Mat // 12. Nasty Gal Sunnies // 13. Zara Yellow Shorts // 14. J.Crew Swimsuit
— Post and image designs by Lee Vosburgh
Lee Vosburgh is an Art Director and editor of the blog Style Bee, a hive for honing personal style and learning to live well with less. When Lee isn’t buzzing about the internet she can be found playing fetch with her corgi Dobby, renovating a 125 year old house or snapping pictures in her hometown of Guelph, Ontario.
photos by Jared Smith
Not that I don’t push cake on everyone everyday, but today I totally am because I’m turning the ripe old age of 27, so we’re all slamming cake, okay?! Obviously no ordinary cake will do when you have every kind of edible paint on hand at any given moment (like me), so I whipped up this cute little DIY gold polka dot cake to celebrate with, and you can see the whole DIY over on Minted today!
In the meantime, I’ll be doing who knows what because Jared says he has something up his sleeve that he refuses to tell me about, so you’ll just have to follow along on Instagram to find out along with me! Also, since I’m now too old for regular frilly gifts from my parents, anyone who wants to send me something cute can hunt down via the studio address. I kid, I kid, I’m only sort of that desperate to hold onto my youth…
On a more serious note, we’ll be sharing our favorite cake projects throughout the day on social media, so be sure to hangout with us here and here, too!
photos by Jared Smith
I really, really wanted to get custom boxes printed for our thank you’s and shipping things here and there, but everywhere I got a quote from was outrageously expensive for small quantities, or entirely too much of a commitment to get the large quantities be could afford. Alternatively, I’ve turned to self-inking stamps (thank you, Re:Marks!) so that I can make any shape or size box, paper, envelope, or tissue paper branded however I’d like, and I’m here to spread the love by showing you how to make your own DIY branded packaging on a budget.
Now before you go and judge me based on your parents old self-inking envelope stamp for bills, this is much cooler, I swear! I even did a side by side comparison of a regular stamp to my self-inking one from Re:Marks and it will kind of blow your mind, just saying…