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the weekender: 10/01/10

via AnnilyGreen

It’s the weekend. I’m very excited and relieved. I’m going home this weekend to spend some time with my parents and the beau’s family. Perhaps most importantly, I’m going to see Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba show. His parents are taking us. It has been something I’ve wanted to see since I was sixteen. Seven years later, I’m finally getting my chance, and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to spend it with. Since I’ll be having a blast this weekend, I hope you will too. Here are a few fun things to remind you it’s the weekend. It’s time to have fun!

I absolutely adore these cute knitting-inspired cupcakes. It’s the time of the year to start knitting again. Also, any time of the year is the perfect time to have cupcakes.

The best part about these darlings? They’re vegan!
via Vegan Yum Yum

I’m certainly not claiming any originality on this next one, because these images have been all over the blogosphere. But you need to see the new ikea cookbook Homemade is Best.

Carl Kleiner is the photographer and Evelina Bratell is the stylist for this new style and design concept. Say goodbye to the text heavy books of the past.

This

makes this

I have a few gripes about this, because I’ve made cinnamon buns many times. My kitchen never looks like someone has set up my food for a photo shoot. It’s more like my food processor exploded. They’re gorgeous bits of food, sure. But the true test of any great cookbook is taste.

I stumbled across Helena Sundin’s paintings a while back and never mentioned them. How pretty, from her Antarctica Series.

via Helena Sundin

My friend Caitlin over at Hernando House made a cute lamp out of a vase she found at Target. It’s beautiful.

via Hernando House

the weekender

Happy Friday all.  Here area few things to start your weekend off pleasant.

Amy Kligman’s new acrylics are beautiful. I love the patterns and that weird feeling that I can relate (I hate to say things like “I can relate to art.”) Her new series is Thoughts Before Sleeping. Thanks to DesignforMankind for the heads up.

This peplum skirt from PSIMadeThis is absolutely darling. She made it out of a curtain. I hear about these repurposed curtain projects (very sound of music-esque) but I haven’t been able to find a cute and lightweight curtain fabric.

This guy at Manhattan Nest redid an ikea frame and made this

It’s gorgeous. And cheaper than similar beds of that style. Check out his tutorial.

[edit just found this two hours after original post] I have to remember that things like outer space exist. It’s so easy to forget about it. Check out this lovely photo gallery of The Summer’s Sexiest Images of Saturn.

Looking for colorful inspiration? You should check out ColourLovers. It’s sort of aimed toward the computer crowd (with RGB mixes and Hex codes) but it is still a good source to break through that creative block. To start, pick a color and search their pallets.  They’ll provide cute color mixes to work with. I have an awful eye for complementary colors. I find this site very helpful.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. The in-laws are coming. I can’t wait. <3