Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I would just like to thank all of you who have continued to inspire me and support me throughout my journey on Yolksy! I have had so much fun sharing all my inspirations with you and really appreciate the support I have received!

I am happy to announce that for Post No. 100 I will be giving away TWO wonderful gifts!
  1. This amazing book called WALLPAPER PROJECTS by Derek Fagerstromand Lauren Smith from one of my favorite stores Urbanic. This is such a wonderful store filled with great people, products, and energy! If you haven't already, you must check out their fabulous blog Parcel Post filled with "style. design. and all things uniquely made." Thanks for everything Audrey!
  2. These funky feather 'Paris' earrings by Adorn Design which are inspired by a night in Paris' 6th arrondisement, listening to the rhythms of the drums... Her jewelry is curated from faraway locales featuring findings, stones, and clasps uniquely sourced from India, Spain, and beyond. She also has a great blog and shop, Pink Pianos, where she showcases her talent for reinventing found objects and turning them into functional works of art. She believes "you can take a journey anywhere, even in your own backyard"! Hilary, creator of Adorn Design + Pink Pianos, is an amazing friend and such a talented artist. Thanks so much for your support!
In order to win just leave a comment and say "Hello!" I would love it if you shared something that inspires you and and included an image or link to an image. You can email it to yolksy@gmail.com. You don't have to send me an image to win, but I would like to use these images for future posts and a fun little project I have up my sleeve...maybe a room designed around your inspiration photo;-)

Here's a couple things that inspire me:

1) MUSIC. Especially the music of Lili Haydn, she is an incredibly talented violinist called the "Jimi Hendrix of the Violin".

2) SKATE CULTURE. I am so excited for the new Venice Beack Skate Park to open. I can watch them skate for hours...they have so much passion, pride and freedom...finally!

Thanks again to everyone! I will post the winners next Monday...STAY INSPIRED!


  1. Contrats for 100 wonderful posts!

    I am inspired by the colors of nature... specially sunsets and flowers.


  2. Celine Dion has been a great inspiration to me for various years since she is a magnificent French-speaking singer. She has enlightened my life greatly just like the beautiful City of Lights: Paris! I hope to travel there sometime in the future <3 (Note: E-mailed image to follow)

  3. I am inspired by the colors in my alley...there are bougainvillea growing over a pale pink wall and every time I see them I swoon! I will send a pic.

    I am so excited you are giving away the amazing Wallpaper book!
    Congrats on lucky # 100!

  4. An! Great post - cool giveaway! Those earrings are super-fab! Count me in to take those home!

    What inspires me? Knowing the experiences we live in our life shape us, and trying to have as many incredible ones as we can. Oh, and Etsy. Etsy inspires me to do some amazing things in my apartment...

    Congratulations on your 100th post!

  5. Hello! I love your site! I am inspired by so many random things. Color inspires me the most. I love color palettes and colors that work together. Mmm. . . color.

  6. congratulations on your 100th post!

    i love urbanic too!

  7. Congratulations! My favorite inspiration comes from nature, especially the sky and its infinite possibilities.

  8. Hello:) I LOVE the earings! The book looks way cool too of course. Way to go on your 100th post!

  9. Hi Thank you for the email, I'm going to bookmark this page for future reference!

  10. congrats on the 100th post! and thanks for the giveaway! every time I watch Amelie, I get inspired: the colors, the music, the style, Paris, riding a bike through the streets with your love, photobooths, and the film's optimism. here's hoping to win that fantastic book!

  11. Thanks so much for sharing all of your great inspirations! I am about ready to choose two winners with the random number generator! Woo hoo!

  12. Annie! You are perfect for "The Beat Boxed"!
    My inspirations in design are a bit cliche! My daughters. I have twin girls that will be one in November and it is amazing to watch them experience things for the first time. It has renewed my senses to watch them and has made me a better designer to follow their lead.

    Becky (Mayes) Lahart