Thursday, September 13, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

FEB. 10th . . . will you do a random act of kindness?

image from here.

For my TWENTY.SIXTH (aHHH) birthday this year, I've decided to find TWENTY.SIX RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS I can do throughout the day! I don't have any plans for what I will do (thus the random) but just want to see what happens and what I will be able to find. I DO, however want to be with all of YOU while doing them! If you live by me and don't work during the day give me a call & we'll make some people happy! If you can't join me, PRETTY PLEASE think about what you can do in your own city or on your own time. Open a door for someone, pay for someone's coffee, visit someone in a nursing home . . . it can be small & simple and still make such a difference in someone's day! THEN - if you can - let me know what you did on facebook. BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT EVER to have my wall FULL of kind acts my friends did for others in honor of MY birthday! Hopefully people will pay it forward too. I'll update my blog for you later & let you know what I find as well.
xoxo, Oriana

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Inspired Again.

I found this link on A CUP OF JO. Aren't you inspired? I AM!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I am Inspired.

Philip Govedare has GORGEOUS oil paintings that almost look like watercolors. They have such incredible texture, depth and color to them too. I need to start painting again. I miss fine art.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Made My Day

This commercial was created for a cell phone made from wood and was shot in a forest in Japan where they made a GIANT xylophone from already fallen trees in the forest. The xylophone plays Bach's Cantata 147 . . . what a lovely piece of art. I can hardly handle it.

via swissmiss

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Home Office DESIRE

Recently, I've been really eager for a home office/design studio. I don't have room in my current apartment but it WILL be a definite in the next place I live. It will be so nice to have a place to hide and organize my bills (and other boring stuff) and decorate with my inspirations, art, textiles, and maybe an Eames desk chair?! yes please.

photo via Design*Sponge

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


This blog kind of reminds me of the FAIL blog except it captures the genius of creative problem solvers that use various objects for purposes other than its own. Some of them are pretty ridiculous (okay most of them are) but the smart ones remind me of A: My dad. He's always "making things work" with whatever he can find. I'm proud to say I get this trait from him. B: ID school and the crazy things people would drag into the studio. Seriously, this is how we think.

hahaha dad, remember when you told me to do this in bert when i didn't have AC?! so funny.

I've definitely done this before.