Thursday, March 29, 2012

hand made cards

I really dig this idea; kraft paper, plain paper, cool tape and some hand drawn type. Simple and beautiful.

via Molly Jacques

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

tool bag

This might be the prettiest tool bag ever. I might carry this around with me all day, hammer and all.

via Kaufmann Mercantile

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

kanoa zimmerman

I found these images this morning and was instantly in love. They do amazing job of capturing the feeling of being underwater. Check out Kanoa Zimmerman's portfolio here. These are from the free dive series.

Monday, March 26, 2012

hand lettering

I've had a thing for hand lettering lately. It's such an amazing talent I want so badly to possess. Jon Contino's work makes me want to pick up a pen and force myself away from the computer this instant.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

cinco anos

Man, I must be getting old because time if flying by. Five years ago this weekend, Will and I started dating. I had tapestries hanging on my walls and he had dad jeans. Side note, I loved those dad jeans, in fact I even thought he looked good on them.

So five years later, we decided to do what we do best, wander around our fair city, eating and drinking. We started at Oddfellows for brunch, made our way to Beecher's for mac and cheese, City Fish for smoked salmon, Maximilien for beer and mussels, and Matt's in the Market for an amazing happy hour, I highly recommend. Not a bad day, and certainly not a bad five years.

Friday, March 16, 2012

a due colori

How awesome are these? Ink in water caught with a high speed camera.

By Alberto Seveso, found here.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

me and the blue hairs

Will thinks you have to be an old lady to want to go to Palm Springs, but I disagree. I want to go down there and soak in the sun and dry desert air with a big hat and a shrimp cocktail. And of course, I want to stay at the Ace hotel. I'll get him to come around somehow.

images found herehere and here

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

need supply co.

My coworker Shannon turned me on to the Need Supply Co. this afternoon and I have a feeling I'm going to be purchasing quite a few things.

new work!

A project I've been working on for a while is slowly coming together. We just received the postcards I designed and I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.

a little late, but hey

I just remembered I took a cute picture of Becca on her birthday a few weeks ago and thought I would share... better late then never, right?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

the eames

We watched a documentary last night on Charles and Ray Eames, and though I studied their work in school, there's a lot about the couple I didn't know. They're design process was quite unique, and very inspirational. I've really only ever known the Eames work for furniture and of course they're home, which is why the documentary is great, because it outlines all of their work, including exhibit and video. So, if you're in the mood for a documentary or have ever sat in an Eames chair (which you probably have without even knowing it) I recommend checking it out.

Friday, March 9, 2012

let's do this thing

Alright, now that freakout mode has concluded, I've decided to take a step back and get painfully organized to deal with this new twist on apartment life. Yes, my landlord has decided in a 500 square foot apartment to graciously install and washer and dryer in our one and only tiny closet. Never mind the big empty area in the kitchen that's begging for something to be put there. But hey, he's new to the building, so we'll give him some slack. Plus I get a washer and dryer so I can't bitch too much.

Ok, back to the dilema. We have lost valuable storage space, and I'm determined to not let this break me. One of the things I absolutely love about place is the high ceilings. That said, I think it's time to start utilizing them better. I've never been a fan of hanging things so high that you need a step ladder to get to them, which for me isn't very high, but I need to get over it. So the new plan is to free up space by going up, and using the space that we have to the fullest. Here is a little inspiration I've found to keep the light at the end of the tunnel visible.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

i don't deal well with messes

I'm a neat freak when it comes to our apartment, mostly because it's so so small that the littlest mess make the entire place feel a bomb exploded. Currently our entire bathroom is in out bedroom and our entire closet is in our living room, due to pipe maintenance. I'm trying to keep my cool, but it's making me crazy.

found here

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


I'm having a 'how the hell did I forget about this amazing blog' moment. It's food, it's photography, it's making my stomach growl. I want to run home and make this cake this very moment.

all images via roost

Monday, March 5, 2012

henry wilson

Clever branding along with clean and simple collateral, I dig.

via the graphic exchange

gimme some neon

I'm working on a few projects right now I would love to introduce a little neon to. It can be a hard sell, but I think a little unexpected pop of color livens things up a bit.

found here via here

Friday, March 2, 2012