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Graffiti Garden

Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West

I’ve had graffiti on the brain for a while now, particularly after both Jean Paul Gaultier and Manish Arora focused their Fall 2012 collections around the theme. So yesterday, when it came time to upcycle my stash of empty tins into garden planters [validating my addiction to Trader Joe’s instant chai latte], we went for an urban, 90’s vibe. Phat, right?

Oh and by the way, spray paint is ridiculously fun to play with; I’m a bit obsessed with how the colors mix and distress as you layer them. Even our drop cloth feels like a work of art as it becomes more colorful and complex each time we use it.

Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West
Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West
Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West
Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West
Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West
Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West
Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West
Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West
Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West
Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West
Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West

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Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Inspiration
05 Aug 2012

String Theory: An Inspiration Workshop

Inspiration string by Aaryn Nutter

Last night I attended a workshop organized by two incredibly talented ladies, Bri Emery [of DesignLoveFest] and Jen Gotch [of Ban.do]. It was a casual and fun event where creativity took on a new form: the inspiration string. They’ve essentially reinvented the mood board, making it more tactile and 3d and awesome. We were encouraged to bring our own trinkets and ephemera, but of course they supplied us with oodles of colorful and sparkly bits to help us along. And to set the mood just right, this all took place inside of one of the happiest places on earth; Anthropologie. It was almost too much eye candy to handle. I do like how mine came out, and it looks pretty neat in my office, don’t you think?

Photo by Aaryn West
Jen Gotch, Aaryn Nutter, Bri Emery
Inspiration string by Aaryn Nutter

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Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Inspiration
23 Mar 2012

A Graphic Home

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It’s evident that the fashion world has gone bonkers for prints lately, but it seems interior design isn’t far behind. Certain decorating techniques are more obvious and time-tested; wallpaper, throw pillows and fine china. Other examples are a little more unique, or perhaps labor intensive – such as custom wall decals or a d.i.y. fabric headboard. You can add print to your home in small touches or by the roomful, even mixing new elements with upcycled. For those who like their interiors affordable and not-so labor intensive, you may want to take note of the highly anticipated Missoni for Target collection hitting stores September 13th. With over 400 items offered in Missoni’s signature patterns it is now that much easier to bring a bit more pattern into your home.

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Posted by:  aaryn
28 Aug 2011