design

On Finding The Right Tools For The Job

October 20, 2016

Dark and moody Artful Desperado

artful desperado

(oh hey that’s me!)

Hi all! How are you doing? Sippin’ the last bits of that pumpkin spice latte? Or if you are like me and don’t like them at all, sippin’ on an old fashioned..cuz you know, cozy cocktails in fall and winter are the way go to. Today I wanted to talk to you about choosing the right tools for the job, that is, styling and photography. In my previous posts I chatted about resetting my creative process and exploring other art forms as a way to gather new ideas – heck – I even went to Copenhagen to learn how to cook Nordic food!

In this post I’ll give you a quick glimpse into my go-to’s when it comes to equipment – it’s not a full list or I’ll have to break down in several posts, but it’ll give you an idea of what I use on the daily.

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Home Feature: My Spot

December 7, 2015

Home Feature: #ShareMySpot Artful Desperado

Home Feature: #ShareMySpot Artful Desperado

Home Feature: #ShareMySpot Artful Desperado

Home Feature: #ShareMySpot Artful Desperado

Hi guys! How goes it?

So, I’ve been M.I.A. around the interwebs for a little bit and that’s because all of the holiday frenzy, you know, testing recipes until past midnight, styling dishes first thing in the morning, and editing photos until the break of down – by the way have I told you I’m really dramatic? Yep, shocking, isn’t it?! :P

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Ferm Living Fall Collection

August 22, 2014

Ferm Living Fall Collection

Ferm Living Fall Collection

Ferm Living Fall Collection

Ferm Living Fall Collection

I can’t believe people are already using the “f” word. Inevitably, all good things come to an end – but hey – if fall is going to be as fantastic looking as these styled images of Ferm Living, then hell yes! I am thrilled to welcome the new season, and so are you, right?

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Interior Design by Raya Todorova

August 8, 2014

Interior Design by Raya Todorova

Interior Design by Raya Todorova

Interior Design by Raya Todorova

Let us end the week with a big ass slice of house envy – but hold on! It even gets better; none of these rooms actually exist, they are 3D designs! *jaw drop*. And obviously there’s more where this came from.

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Styling by Gitte Christensen

July 29, 2014

Slow Living // Photo by Pia Winther // Styling by Gitte Christensen

Styling by Gitte Christensen

Are your eyes going all googly? Yap. No worries, it’s not that someone slipped some mushrooms in your tea, it’s simply you freaking out a bit due to these styling skills. It happened to me too.

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Beautiful Ceramics by Studio Arhoj

July 24, 2014

Beautiful Ceramics by Studio Arhoj

Beautiful Ceramics by Studio Arhoj

Beautiful Ceramics by Studio Arhoj

Oh lawdy lawd. If I had enough benjamins in my wallet (well, more like royal beavers here in Canada) I’d sweep the entire shop at Denmark’s finest studio: Studio Arhoj. Duh! They’re Danish, no wonder why the radness factor is off the charts. You gotta check out the rest of their – awesomely quirky – work after the jump!

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The New Artful Desperado Branding

July 8, 2014

Artful Desperado Branding

oh hey hey hey! what’s good?! well, nothing much other than I JUST REBRANDED THE BLOG! oh heck to the yes!! *twerk twerk twerk* basically i got a cyber facelift but without any puffy scars or my-face-looks-like-a-muppet tragedies. it’s been long coming and it’s finally here!

so now that i am posting more food (which, as you probably know, is totally my jam) i felt i needed more space. the previous template felt like a tiny little kitchen where you knock everything off everytime you turn around. also, the art and interiors needed space! in short: i needed a gallery. hence the new look.

vancouver super star designer Alicia Carvalho took on the task of rebranding this virtual house of mine. below you can see the mood board that inspired it all.

Artful Desperado Branding

i said bu-bye to yellow hues and hello to minty fresh green accents. we also opened the door to welcome a new playful graphic pattern, all topped with a few pops of watercolour lettering (get it? food, design, and art!).

in this new format there are no more sidebars cluttering the content, and the categories are more organized, including a new recipe box.

artful desperado branding

also my twitter and facebook pages got their dusting of rebranding.

OH! and most importantly, i dropped “the” from my name and it’s simply artful desperado (though facebook is being a bitch and can’t change it). as you see the posts now are quite big and the latest content has been formatted for this new template, though you will see some older posts with smaller images – just pretend they’re big too.

i’m super happy with this fresh new look which will make food, art, and design look better than ever. hope you like the changes too!

resources
– designer: alicia carvalho
– remixed template: blog milk (these gals are super helpful!)