Friday, July 29, 2011

{fun friday}

Hello Designistas? What are you up to this weekend?

We are going to sit back and relax!

So... today we share a few fun links with case you want to sit back and relax..

but you just can't put down that IPad..well here you go....

Try out your sketching skills on this site Odosketch.

Share your color inspiration on Colour Lovers or

Extract your favorite colors on Color Suckr

This is one of our sweetest game sites.. so cute.. try out Orisinal

You can create your own Mr. Picasso Head Here!

and best of can create your own Jackson Pollock.

Happy Weekend All!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

{within kids - makeover edition}

Hello Designistas! How are you on this lovely Thursday?

Today we wanted to blog about Within KIDS ...but to show you a makeover for one of our clients!

Unfortunately we could not find the before photos...but the room was white and there was carpet on the floor...

The rest is magic!

You can see our previous post by clicking HERE.

That was so much fun! It's a great break from large commercial projects...

Magic can be everywhere...and a lesson to all of you designers out there...

no matter what the size of the project, every single client is #1....give them all of the 

love and attention that they deserve!


Happy Thursday all!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

{within-spiration} | aravaipa canyon}

We absolutely love to travel and explore the outdoors!
Today we share our little inspiration board from Aravaipa Canyon.
As you all know, we love Details!!! While at job sites or simply on vacation...we must
photograph the details... beauty is everywhere..and nature sure knows how to
share that with us...
here are some of our favorite details from Aravaipa...

And p.s. the Canyon is Amazing!
They only let in 30 people a day and you need to get a permit... click HERE.
It is a hidden gem in the desert.
We LOVED it!!!
Happy trails!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011


Today's Wish Me Here segment takes us anywhere where kids are...

especially these three photographs.

Today is Monday...and we are going to take a few minutes during lunch...and go Here!

We hope that today you find some time in your busy take a little

mini trip... a little vacation from your desk.. if only for a moment..

think about being a kid.. about dreaming.. about anything being possible...

See you tomorrow!


photography thanks to Matthew Hranek Photography

Friday, July 22, 2011


Today's little blog is inspired by Kristi from Etsy!

We fell in love with her photography!

Here are some of our fave's!

A little about Kristi:

"I capture life's little moments through photography. Photography helps me slow down and look for details that I otherwise might miss. I feel most alive when I am creating & sharing things of beauty. I believe Aaron Siskind best describes how I feel about photography perfectly, “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

I'm a self-taught photographer; constantly growing and learning. I find inspiration from my children, nature, the simple things, soft colors, natural light, quotes and life. To learn more about my simple life visit me here"

Thursday, July 21, 2011

{within kids}

Today we want to chat about an up and coming little shop that we are falling in love with!

Thursday is all about Litte One Boutique! It is the sweetest idea we've set our eyes on in a long while!

They have all kinds of birthday shirts and hats and bibs...and our favorite, the little man tie shirts!

We took some of our favorites and put them together for you...but you must visit the site!

Little One Boutique began in March of 2009.


The creator, owner, designer, mom, genius, and fantastic person behind it all is Dawn Jenkins!
We asked Dawn to fill us in on how this all began....
"So it all started with an idea that popped into my head when looking for a birthday shirt for my little one..for his 1st birthday. There wasnt much of a selection..and the idea just came to me..because I knew what I wanted..just couldnt find it. So I set out to figure out how to do it! I didn't have much experience on sewing at the time.. but I began to remember the basics that my mom had taught me when I was younger."
What started as a creative outlet, bloomed into a full time job that Dawn adores!
From shirts and birthday hats she moved on to bibs and then... then she was hooked!

Dawn's first passion was interior design, she graduated from Louisiana State University with her bachelor in Interior Design.
With that background and her new passion she created her dream job!
Dawn also says:
"I am honored and thankful to be a part of every single one of the memories I am a part of! It is truly a blessing."
Now, the Little One Boutique has expanded into carrying party supplies and cupcake kits and toppers to go along with the shirts, hats, bibs that Dawn makes!
What's important to note here is that Dawn makes every single little hat and shirt and bib! She does not carry anyone else's clothing, but her own. Nice!
Three cheers for moms that are making things happen! We love it!
Good Luck to Dawn and Little One Boutique! This is a company to watch for sure!


You can find them on Facebook by clicking HERE.
You can contact Dawn by clicking HERE.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

{within-spiration | color me black + white + red}

For some reason, this color combo keeps popping up...
Everything always looks so classic in Black + White ...
and a pop of color...Any color.... is always extra fabulous!
Today we Pop with RED... our signature color!

Hope you find the POP in your week!
Happy Wednesday!
photo thanks to:
Julian Wass Photography
Caroline's Mode
Moritz Resl

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Hello Friends!

Today we want to share a little magic with you! And we think it is "to-sigh-for"....

it is not an "it"'s a "She"...actually... a Queen.

Earlier this month we went to go see the Night-Blooming Cereus...

also known as the Queen of the Night.

it is a plant that blooms once a year and only at beautiful!

Here are the photos we took that night...

Below is an excerpt from the Tohono Chul Park Website:

Tohono Chul Park Gallery

She is called the Queen of the Night, La Reina de la Noche, or the Night-Blooming Cereus,
but whatever you call her, every summerPeniocereus greggii is the superstar of the Sonoran Desert .
The Cinderella-like cactus looks like a dead stick most of the year but transforms in the summer by blooming
on one night only, with many plants in an area blooming on the same night. Tohono Chul Park has the largest
public collection of the magical cactus on its grounds and, since 1992, has hosted free “Bloom Nights”
when the public is invited to view the enchanting flowers while their delicate petals unfold.

Bloom Night is a signature event at the Park and is the inspiration for our special art exhibit in
the “Queen’s” honor. Artworks by 22Arizona artists pay homage to the cactus flower’s ephemeral beauty,
capturing her lovely image with photography, printmaking, botanical illustration, painting, drawing, collage,
clay, basketry and fiber art.

Thousands of visitors have attended the Park’s Bloom Nights and many have snapped photographs of the
beautiful cereus flowers. We are inviting people to contribute prints of their favorite Bloom Night photos
for a Community Album displayed in the Gallery. Participants may bring prints from 3½x5” to 8x10” in size to
the Exhibits Department during May. The photographer’s name, phone number, and the year the photo was
taken should be on the back of each print. Photos will not be returned.
We may not be able to use every submitted photo, but will include at least one or two from each contributor.

To find out when Bloom Night 2007 will be called, phone the Special Events recording at
(520) 742-6455 x 915 or check daily
To get on the general Park reminder email list or the night-blooming cereus (only) email notification list,

All Hail the Queen !

~believe in Magic~


Saturday, July 16, 2011

{within eats}

Hello Friends!

Today we want to celebrate an amazing achievement by Cake Man Raven Confectionary!

Do you remember that we blogged about them last month? You better! They are amazing!

If you missed the post, check it out by clicking Here.

Well, these guys just blew me away! If we have our facts straight, these guys broke the Guinness World Record for

the World's largest sculpted Red Velvet Cake! This cake was 600 square feet (30" x 20.9").


Isn't that amazing? Our friends at Cake Man Raven sent us a few shots of the event and we wanted to share them with you!

For more information on Cake Man Raven, check out their website Here.

You can also follow them on Twitter @cakemanraven

We'd also like to send an EXTRA Special shout out because their Anniversary is July 17th! That's Sunday!

We are all cheering you on from Tucson!!!

Lots of love and cake to go around!


Florencia + Within Studio

708 Fulton St. Brooklyn

New York 11217-1625

718.694.CAKE (2253)

Friday, July 15, 2011

{sweet summer}

It feels like summer outside doesn't it?

The colors, the heat, the sunshine!

Hope all you lovely people out there have a wonderful weekend!

Go out and enjoy! Create a wonderful weekend for yourself!

See you Monday!


thanks to Lisa Anne for her sweet photos!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

{within eats}

Today is all about food...

there is so much art and beauty that can be found on one small plate...

I am amazed at the level of detail, the color, and the architecture of food.

If these plates don't inspire you...then I just don't know what will!

Take a look! a Yummy look!

photo thanks to...

Lisa Romerein

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Today we go on a little trip to Istanbul.

Our dear friend, Dominic Bonuccelli has been travelling the world and shareing his great photographs with us...

today we put his photography to poetry, thanks to a Turkish poet, Orhan Veli Kanik.


I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed;
At first there blows a gentle breeze
And the leaves on the trees
Softly flutter or sway;
Out there, far away,
The bells of water carriers incessantly ring;
I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed.

I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed;
Then suddenly birds fly by,
Flocks of birds, high up, in a hue and cry
While nets are drawn in the fishing grounds
And a woman's feet begin to dabble in the water.
I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed.

I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed.
The Grand Bazaar is serene and cool,
A hubbub at the hub of the market,
Mosque yards are brimful of pigeons,
At the docks while hammers bang and clang
Spring winds bear the smell of sweat;
I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed.

I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed;
Still giddy since bygone bacchanals,
A seaside mansion with dingy boathouses is fast asleep,
Amid the din and drone of southern winds, reposed,
I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed.

I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed.
Now a dainty girl walks by on the sidewalk:
Cusswords, tunes and songs, malapert remarks;
Something falls on the ground out of her hand,
It's a rose I guess.
I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed.

I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed;
A bird flutters round your skirt;
I know your brow is moist with sweat
And your lips are wet.
A silver moon rises beyond the pine trees:
I can sense it all in your heart's throbbing.
I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed.

Orhan Veli Kanik (Translated by Murat Nemet Nejat)

I hope you enjoy the poetry and the lovely photographs. We are travelling as we share this with you....

Happy Thursday to you all.....

ORHAN VELI KANIK (1914-1950)
Orhan Veli Kanik was born in 1914, in Istanbul. He is one of the most important poets in Turkish poetry.
He wrote different poems than the other poets. He used new themes, new feelings in his poems. Also his poems were written in everyday language. Orhan Veli was very successful by examining the inside world of the people with a sense of humor.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

{to sigh for | etsy loves orange}

Today's Etsy Loves post is inspired by the color ORANGE!
It is such a refreshing color for summer!
We should all give it a try!
What do you think of these lovely pics?

a great little orange hat by Raffique....a fabulous vintage dress by Nemres...
the jute pouch is by Drika B...bracelet by Pinguim...white daisy hairpins by The Silver Dog...
Happy Shopping!!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

{color me green}

What a beautiful day it is today!!!

It's a Fresh Monday! And we are feeling Green! but in a good way!!!

Here is our GREEN inspriation board for the day!

Have a great week!

photo thanks to:


Lisa Romerein Photography

Friday, July 8, 2011

{sweet friday}

Today's sweet friday post is inspired by Lisa Anne's Photogrpahy.

While browsing the web, we came across her Flickr album and fell in love!

She has tons of great pics, but we just picked a few that put a smile on our face....

wanted to share!

Happy Weekend Everyone!


Thursday, July 7, 2011

{to sigh for | etsy loves}

Some of our most recent Etsy Loves!

Pretty pendant by Lilly Ellen Designs.... the delicate pink dress by River of Romansk...
the pretty white pot is by Sara Paloma...yummy photograph by Tartelette....
and a little rose ring by Gabeadz...

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

{color me gray + red}

Good Morning friends!

Today is all about Gray and Red!

Personally, we don't think it's the color combo for summer... but it's one that we've been seeing quite a bit lately...

so..we wanted to share!

What do you think?

photo thanks to:

Lucas Allen Photography

Ingalls Photography

Mark Olson Photography

Ellen Silverman Photography

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

{Another House is Born}

Last year we shared with you one of our progress and we called it

"A House is Born"... you can view all the stages here:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

This year we will share with you the finished product! Photos are not in just yet...

But in the meantime, we are going to introduce you to ANOTHER home..

this one is under construction right now...

We thought you'd enjoy some of our on site photos!

Have a great Tuesday!


Monday, July 4, 2011

{oh Happy 4th}

Time is flying by!

We are already at the 4th of July!

For today's post, we have to include our Red White and Blue... but mostly our RED. :)

Because we love it...

and Because we can!

Cheers to a beautiful day to you all!!!

Here's a recipe for the Red White and Blueberry Trifle and

the Summer Shortcake!

And here is a nice article from Real Simple "Why I became an American"



photography thanks to:

Ingalls Photography

Ditte Isager

Martha Stewart

Cinnamon's Photostream

Tracey Lau

Zuzana Nz

Friday, July 1, 2011

{sweet friday}

Yay the weekend is here!

Hope it is beautiful!!!

Enjoy these sweet photos from Johnny Miller Photography!

Happy First of July!

"Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple." Willy Wonka