Sunday, September 25, 2011

Paint Chip Art

Profile Paint Chip Art by yours truly! 
I have always been attracted to the colorful paint chips that line the walls of paint and hardware stores. When I was little I would collect as many of the candy colored cards as I could.  Recently I got a fresh stash from Home Depot and returned home ready to create.  I started cutting and before I knew it they were transformed into whimsical profiles of people.  It was fun to make these eye catching and inexpensive works of art.  Below are some of my pieces, along with other beautiful paint chip art. 

Margo Isadora


More Faces... By: MIS

Patterned Tie ~ by MIS
Tie Close-up! MIS 
Graphic Paint Chip Art
Paint Chip Art Dining Room Burst of Color!

Not paint chip art per say...
but just imagine if it was done in paint chips!
Fun Paint Chip Coasters!
Hope this has inspired you!
 Pick up some paint chips, a glue stick and a pair of scissors... and get to work!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Missoni for Target

Missoni for Target is a match made in heaven!  I have been lusting after everyone of the 400 pieces in this epic collection; Target's largest designer collaboration yet. The Italian designer's line hits Target stores on Tuesday, September 13th!  

I couldn't wait to see these vibrant pieces, so I ventured into the city on the first night of school, to visit...

This pop up shop looked quite promising! I arrived a half an hour in advance, but the line which began at the shop (6th Ave & 42nd St) was already down the block and around the corner on to Broadway.... We waited after almost 3 hours and still did not get inside the promised land.   

The signature Missoni zig-zag prints and other colorful patterns have always inspired me.  It is wonderful that Missoni has partnered up with Target, bringing their great textiles and designs to the masses! Check out some of my favorite pieces below!  

Margo Isadora

The Anxious Missoni Obsessed Waiting...

The Promise Land!

One Lucky Lady!

We all cheered for her as she passed by!

Peaking in... unfortunately I didn't get any further than this!

The classic Missoni Zig!

HOT Bike!




Lets have people over for coffee & tea every day?!?!

Next summer's suit?!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Back to School ~ Pom Pom DIY

Heading back to school after a fun summer can be a challenge. I knew in order to survive my post summer blues I would need a hot backpack for school.  I decided to transform my grey backpack into a bag that I would look forward to using each day! As you know, I believe that one can add pizazz to any outfit/accessory with the addition of fringe or pom poms.  M&J Trimmings has an incredible selection of trim, and the perfect pink poms for my bag.  I hand stitched the trim to the flaps of my bag.  To speed up the process you can use a sewing machine if you like.  Check out the DIY tutorial below!

Margo Isadora

Supplies~ Backpack, Trim, Needle and Thread!

Pin your trim!

Pin your trim all around the areas you want to adorn.
(cut to size and repeat as necessary)

Whip stitch all around your pinned trim!
The thimble helped as the leather was tough to hand sew.

Pom Pomed and Ready for Action!