30 October 2012

...dublin days...

...I just returned from a quick little journey up to dublin & back...what a cool city!  It felt nice to get all bundled up for fall & I had a blast bopping around with my friend Katie- she knew just where to take me!

I totally fell for the concept store Avoca- similar to Anthropologie in a way but rooted around Irish heritage & their iconic throw blankets (think cashmere, mohair, & lambswool) that have been around since 1723- Irelands oldest weaving mill!

The store had levels & levels of carefully curated products & even a cute little cafe.  I loved it & everything in it, but unfortunately I had no room for throws in my tightly packed suit case, so delicious smelling soap had to do!  I definitely plan on stocking up on throws from their online store though- their cookbook looks pretty good too! 

...more on dublin to come soon! x mvg {images via here & here}

24 October 2012

...ticket time...

...off to Dublin this weekend so this post is fitting, but also working on a project with vintage ticket & luggage tag inspiration!  Hoping you're inspired too!

I love the idea of mixing textile patterns in with these travel tags, I think the ones above were used for wedding place cards...

{images via here, here, here, & here}

23 October 2012


I've been feeling pretty out of it lately on several fronts...& have definitely been feeling blocked creatively...is there a new moon? A change in the stars?  I have lots of different projects that have my mind all of the place right now so maybe thats it... I'm afraid the blog has been suffering the brunt of it, but I know that once I'm feeling myself again, I ll be be right back with it!  So thanks for sticking with me!

{images via here & here}

22 October 2012

...flea mkt finds...

I found some good steals last weekend at the anglet flea.  I cruised away with a basket of gems -some beautiful pink goblets & a vintage vogue mirror....ooolala...how feminine?!?!

A good addition to our ever growing collection of flea market finds...here is where you can get yours {one & two & here & here & here}...x mvg 

16 October 2012

...root re-design sneak...

...I'm sorry for being an absent blogger!  I'm working on several different surface pattern design  & website projects right now...one of them being re-designing the ROOT site!  Here's a sneak peek below...I'm super excited for this one & hoping that it can be up & running before the holidays...hold tight!  x mvg

11 October 2012

...good day...

...a petite celebration today...I got a lovely message in my inbox this morning from the studio I sell my prints with in New York.... one of my prints sold to a home furnishing company that does bedding for Kate Spade!  I'm beyond thrilled about this as you can imagine...it's the little things
that help to keep you passionate about your work & moving forward...thank you universe for this big one!  I wish I could share the print, but unfortunately I cannot due to all sorts of licencing restrictions...I'll have to keep it under wraps for now... 

...and being in the festive mood, I couldn't help but post some colorful handmade visual displays done by Bramble Workshop, I love all that she does...so inspiring...enjoy x mvg

09 October 2012

...just saying...

...so true..open your eyes..don't sleepwalk through life! {images via here & here}

08 October 2012

05 October 2012


...whats on your playlist?  here are some good ones for your weekend mixtape!  cheers to friday! x mvg

02 October 2012

...flea market bounty...

...I have a shameless chair obsession, so when I saw this peacock chair at one of the flea markets this weekend I had to snatch it up & the price was right! 10 euros! Done! This beauty just needs a little love & soon she'll be sitting in our sunny living room (much to my husbands dismay- so maybe in my new studio).  What do you think, a glossy coat of black with a black & white patterned cushion? Should I keep it white?  Or maybe a fun pop color?  Anyways, you can get yours in a beautiful royal blue here!

Loving these shots of the iconic 70's chair with some seriously gorgeous gals.... {images via here & here} x mvg