Wallpaper No. 08 | Poppy




I change my desktop wallpaper fairly often. I always like to have something refreshing and inspiring to greet me when I turn my MacBook on. My husband, on the other hand, is the complete opposite. Not that he doesn’t like to have nice wallpapers but that he never changes them. I always change them for him when he’s not looking… He appreciates it though :)

Anyway, I got the itch for something new today and decided to create my own. I really like how it turned out so I thought you might love it as well!

Desktop | Ipad | Iphone


Wallpaper No. 07 | 2015




The new year is upon us and I’m so excited for 2015! I know it will be a good year and lots of amazing things will happen. In light of that, I’ve made a new desktop wallpaper to celebrate! Even though I try my hardest to live in the moment, I can’t help but wonder what’s ahead. I don’t want to know the future but it’s still interesting to think about. Sometimes things change in such a short amount of time. Next year I might look back on this very moment and be shocked at how much has happened. Actually I hope that I am. Forward is the only direction we can go from here.

Enjoy! Happy New Year everyone!!

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Gift Guide | For Her



I can’t believe Christmas is only 1 week away!! Time really is flying by, 2015 is just around the corner. I usually try and get a few things purchased in advance but I always end up having last minute gifts to buy. I’ve been doing a lot of online browsing and decided to compile some of my favorites into a gift guide for her.

Gorgeous square zip wallet from Everlane.

Unique Napkin sets from Nell and Mary

I’ve had my eyes on these bonsai scissors for a while.

Cute little pouch from Baggu.

This beautiful blanket from The Citizenry.

My new favorite beauty products and the prettiest packaging I’ve ever had my hands on.

Aures Rings – set of 3 from Moorea Seal.

The Belota Crossbody is the perfect size and the wooden details are too good to be true.






graphic by heather maesla

Last week in one of my courses we were asked to write up a simple manifesto. It needed to be creativity-focused but could include things outside of our design classes. The ones I included were the first that came to mind and I realized that it was really nice to have these documented where I can see and analyze them. These are the things that I have in the back of my head but they never really make it on a to-do list per se. They aren’t tasks or projects, they are more like personal improvements. Many of them are things that I am currently working on, some are things I need to work on and at least 1 of them is something I dread. I really like how it turned out so I thought I would share it here. Maybe I’ll inspire someone else to create a personal manifesto. Yours can be about anything that you want. Everybody has something to work on, am I right?

xo, heather

Interior No. 11 | Contrast







Images via here and here.

I first saw the bedroom photo on Pinterest and it immediately caught my attention. The dark wall with the white bedding and gray blanket really fits my mood (and also the current moody weather here in Seattle). There are so many small details about this home that I love. I adore the workspace styling and the black wall creates the perfect amount of contrast.

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