Monday, March 18, 2013

Snippet & Ink - Lizzie's Wedding

Being in on Elizabeth and Brian's wedding was a treat.  They were so flexible and open to ideas (including a short dress for the bride & pink tie for the groom!) and gave us all a lot freedom.  It was especially easy because I always told Liz (we are good friends going back to elementary school) that I wanted to get married in her aunt's backyard - so all I had to do was conjure up my ideas of a laid back, sophisticated, summer event from my (our) dreams.  With both Sarah Winward and Leo Patrone on the team it was all destined to be seamless.  Luckily Snippet & Ink thought so too as they featured it on their blog today.  See more here.

I think this is one of my favorites of Sarah's bouquets - and that's saying a lot!

Monday, March 4, 2013

JMB Logo

For quite some time I have been needing a branding re-vamp and I have finally got the one and only KP on the job - see her stuff here.
I have loaded the logo above and would love some feed back.  I am going from Jessica MB to simply JMB, something I have wanted to do FOREVER.  In my portfolio I will have my interiors work, my freelance and collaborative work, as well as some of the events that I have been a part of.  I want to expand into any/all aspects of interiors and artistic direction and this is one of the first steps in getting my "look" to catch up with my aspirations.
For the 3 or so people that read this blog please give me your opinion.  I'm liking the direction of this logo, but I'm not set on anything so give me your feedback!


There is always loads of fashion eye candy this time of year, but something about the Dolce & Gabbana's collection for fall/winter really caught my eye.  The detail rich fabrics, the over the top decoration and accessories involved all balanced out by a simple and direct language of the imagery.  I was romanced at first sight.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Japanese Lighting

Much like the furniture we didn't find many great lighting shops in our wonderings.  My favorites were always hidden in the most unexpected places.
Kyoto Coffee Shop

 One from a bed and breakfast we stayed in while in the mountains

Lighting in one of the ski lodges 

Another from our bed and breakfast

One of the many versions of lighting in the Tokyo fish market