Tee Pee

I am addicted to Pinterest. There, I said it. On a positive note, it helps keep me organized with all of my design projects. The negative side is it takes me down an internet rabbit hole for hours at a time!

I was recently browsing and found this must have item for my cat Toots! OMG - a cat TeePee.
Gotta have it right? It's made by Tails End.
Well, it's costly, but if it gets my cat to stay off our bed at night it will be worth it!

So, the tee pee arrives. I have to bribe him to get in with catnip. 
So far, he is sleeping it in, part of the night. Hopefully he will make it his new home soon.
So cute!

Lodi Field Trip

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Last week we visited the site of an upcoming event in Lodi, California.

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As an intern, this provided a fun change of pace from my usual day. Our field trip answered all of our questions. We found the perfect space for a thank-you summer lunch for a corporate client.  

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Here a few of our examples of our theme inspiration:

We've taken a cue from this Pinterest idea and will be using 
Japanese washi tape to further incorporate the theme.

For this event we have a citrus-colored theme – lots of yellows and greens. We're creating a fun, summery feel; appropriate given the high temperatures in Lodi! 

The lunch will feature a frozen desert. These cupcake liners look pretty and catch every last drip.

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Check out the SSP Pinterest page to see more event-inspiration photos and click here to hear a musical interpretation of Lodi!


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Gradient Colors

In June, Elizabeth talked about Pinterest and our love of pinning our ideas to Pinterest to create a shared vision for our events. As you can see from the pictures below, Elizabeth turned our pins into a beautiful event. 

The gradient color theme was carried out through the décor and food choices. We used corn for yellow, crab cakes for pink, strawberries for red, as well as other delicious colorful choices. It was great to be part of such a lovely event, even if I was working.

To see Elizabeth's original post click here.

Have a great week. Samantha

Colors, Colors, Colors

I love the colors of Mexico. In fact I am here now, in Mexico, taking a ton of pictures of colors and color combinations so when I need a little inspiration back at the office I can look at my photos.

Lighting and color are important components of our events. I am always so moved by how light and color can transform any space.

Below is a collage of some photos I took while in Mexico this week.
For more color inspiration, I also keep a section called “color combos” on Pinterest so I can keep track of all the colors/color combinations that I find inspiring. These will be the future colors for events we are creating.

Check my Pinterest link below.

Hope your day is filled with beautiful color!


Do you Pin?

Here at SSP we are a tiny bit obsessed with a little site called Pinterest.
You may have heard of it, it is amazing!

Currently in beta testing this site is an amazing way to collect all of your visual inspiration and keep it in one place. You virtually "pin" a photo you find from a website onto a "board" you create online. Pinterest allows you to curate boards and create your own topics. It even allows you to save the link to the photo you choose so you never need to worry about remembering where you saw that great item online.

I have one called "Color" for an event I am working on with a gradient color theme.

Here is a sneak peak at what my board on Pinterest looks like in the big picture and what the individual "pins" look like...

You can follow also friends and other "taste makers" by industry or theme to see what they are "pinning."

They are still working out some kinks but overall this is a great site.
Request an invite from Pinterest to join here!