4 Great Blogs for Design Inspiration

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black and white table setting

When you are coming up with new ideas, it’s great to be inspired. This is true for wedding design, interior design and just about anything else creative. Looking at wedding blogs for wedding inspiration makes sense. But I also find that looking slightly inside what I want to create can really super charge my creativity.

These are 4 cool places for new design ideas, cool artists and general creativity. I hope they help get your creativity flowing:

scissors paper rock paper inspiration

scissors + paper rock!

For some of the coolest things you can do with paper, scissors + paper rock! is the place. This blog features really talented indie designers. And it showcases everything from paper installation art to intricate papercuts done by hand. As a fan of dimension in paper design, this is a favorite place for me.
scissorsandpaperrock.blogspot.com

 

DIY ornament wreath

Eddie Ross

Proof that great design doesn’t have to be stuffy or out of reach. Eddie Ross’ blog is full of tips for great style on a normal person’s budget, including entertaining, design, and yes, DIY. One of my favorite posts is just Eddie in a Dollar Store picking out beautiful and affordable table decor…great for a wedding. He features amazing inspiration for table setting design, including the first picture on this post.
www.eddieross.com/eddie_ross

 

mod podge rocks

Mod Podge Rocks!

First off, yes it does! For those of you who have yet to discover this miracle in a bottle, Mod Podge is a non-toxic water based glue and sealer that lets you do creative decoupage with paper and fabric. And for great ideas on what you can decoupage, this site is inspiration heaven.
www.modpodgerocksblog.com

 

the red thread

The Red Thread

A talented children’s art designer, Lisa has a knack for finding other talented, cool and unique artists. A great place to discover new independent designers, and to let your inner child play.
theredthreadblog.blogspot.com

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding. For more wedding and party stationery advice, get our free Wedding Style Guide. }

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Japanese Tsumami Kanzashi

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Tsumami Kanzashi

Sugoi! (Japanese for “wow”) These handmade fabric hair pieces truly were a find.

Tsumami Kanzashi is a traditional Japanese method of pinching fabric (tsumami) to make hair pins (kanzashi).  It involves many steps, artistry and precision. I’ve found an instructional video if you want to give it a whirl.

There are many artisans on Etsy who create tsumami kanzashi in different styles and from many materials.  This top design is by Hanami Gallery. These would make for special bridesmaids gifts, a bridal hair design at weddings or just something to make you feel special everyday. They are truly wearable art and here are some of my favorites:

AtelierKanawa dangling kanzashi

AtelierKanawa bridal hair piece

With many flowers and pieces together, you can really make a visual statement. Perfect for bridal wear and special occasions. These wonderfully intricate designs are from AtelierKanawa.

mizusugi bridal hair piece

PetalMix tsumami kanzashi

I love the ability to mix colors for beautiful results. Match your wedding colors or your power colors.  Top design by Mizu’s Garden, design directly above by Petal Mix.

HanamiGallery tsumami kanzashi

RandomCatGirl bridal hair piece

I love the different types of flower shapes that are possible, including the more traditional pointed tip, bell shapes and more. Top design by Hanami Gallery, design directly above by Random CatGirl.

PetalMix headband

RandomCatGirl butterfly tsumami kanzashi

As beautiful as these designs are, a formal occasion isn’t necessary to wear them. Here a headband and a lovely butterfly design can spice up your everyday style.  Headband by Petal Mix, butterfly by Random CatGirl.

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding. For more wedding and party stationery advice, get our free Wedding Style Guide. }

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