Archive for October, 2015


| 1 | @kendrainman  | 2 | @janepotrykus  | 3 | @nectarandgreen  | 4 | @icecreamcommunity

        | 5 | @jenibrittonbauer  | 6 | @nikoleherriott  | 7 | @bonnietsang  | 8 | @trottermag

| 9 | @kitchykitchen  | 10 | @beauxmondes

In today’s world, the constant barrage of social stimulation can, at times, feel like an oncoming tidal wave one simply can’t outswim. In those moments, we find it refreshing to engage with platforms in alternate ways that feel less a societal requirement and more a reason for personal fulfillment.

Instagram has quickly become one of our go-to sources for original creative inspiration; in the process, our ‘likes’ became a photo roll of beautiful imagery that stimulates our senses + heightens our imagination. As humans, we gravitate towards things that resonate personally, it’s what makes us unique beings and the world such a diverse + complementary community. As designers, we innately identify trend patterns in those gravitations, curated preferences that define the DNA of our personal style + taste. Welcome to the Common Thread, a collection of Insta-images which unintentionally overlapped in theme + aesthetic as they were ‘liked’, and which feed directly into our passions, preferences, and admittedly in some cases, downright cravings.

First up, ‘Scoops’, because in our world, frozen treats of the scooped + swirled sort are considered seasonless – one of life’s little pleasures decidedly worth an extra notch in the belt. We recently lost a family member, who in her passing, was remembered fondly by her loved ones for an insatiable appetite for ice cream. No meal, no matter how plentiful, was always made better by a final course of the creamy treat. If you were scooping, she was partaking. In a lifetime yes, that’s a lot of calories, but it’s also an immeasurable amount of happiness and a prescription for a life well-lived. We, too, love the fresh-from-the-creamery treat, so it wasn’t a surprise to see this theme on frequent repeat – in cups + on cones, occasionally dipped, preferably sandwiched.

All images are credited to their original Instagram source.



For those new to Around the Pound (or those, like ourselves, with cloudy memory banks), back in early 2014 we kicked off a series on the blog, Precious Objects. A visual inspiration diary of sorts, the monthly series provides a canvas on which we curate a collection of bits + bobs, randoms + sentiments, papers + pretties. After a brief lengthy hiatus, we are rekindling our romance with all things visual, tactile + otherwise pleasing to the creative eye.

Fall has arrived here in New England, bringing with it a flurry of exciting changes behind-the-scenes at TGL. Our energies renewed, we thought it only fitting to get back in the Precious Objects saddle just in time to ring in the 4th quarter of 2015. We hope you’ll follow along, and maybe, just maybe, be inspired to start your own Precious Objects series. In fact, we dare you to walk away from your screens, put down your devices + exit your electronic world; sans touchscreens + trackpads, we’re fairly confident your senses and inner creative soul will thank you. Yes, you’ll need some space to house your goodies, but really, who isn’t secretly looking for an excuse to find stylish storage solutions + crazy cute catch-alls? Naturally, we know you’ll be dying to document your curations + hop right back into the big, bad virtual world, so tag your collections with our freshly created TGL hashtag, #tglpreciousobjects, and join in the fun of the newly minted Precious Objects Project, we’d love to have you.

Image courtesy of The Gilded Lobster.

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