August 30, 2007

Sushipot :: Vintage Dictionary Buttons or Magents

These cute buttons made from vintage dictionary pages can also come as magnets, your choice!

Green Chair Press :: Agapanthus

Green Chair Press prints some of the most beautiful wood type broadsides {well, it's type so of course I'm smitten}, but I'm also digging this one based on an old piece of Chinese latticework:

Gocco ink color reference chart

This looks oh-so-handy! And is one of those "I wish I thought of that!" ideas.

In short: Print GOCCO ink color reference chart printed on multiple colored paper!

Available in as a single white card, 28 card set (above) or 32 card set from Blue22 on Etsy.

Jessica Howard Ceramics

Spotted the work of Jessica Howard over at desire to inspire. . .I love how it's so clean and simple, yet bold. Check out more of her work {in more colors!} right here.

August 28, 2007

Cityscape Magazine Holders

Love these magazine holders! Designed by Happy Forsman & Bodenfors in Sweden and illustrated by Klas Fahlen, these were created for The Swedish Museum of Architecture. Apparently they're only available at the Museum Shop. . .so next time you're in Sweden, but sure to pick up a set for me! (images and links via cr blog)

DIY Cork Coasters

I'm definitely adding these fun coasters to my {ever growing} list of projects. Modcottage put together a great tutorial right here. (link via at:chicago)

You Are Here poster

Ah, the "bittersweet journey through the many different lives of a graphic designer." (link via quipsologies, images via

August 24, 2007

Armato Design :: Letterpress Video

In my humble opinion, there can never be to many videos of letterpress in action. This one "stars" the work of Armato Design & Press out of Minneapolis, Minnesota {with music from the soundtrack of Amelie, one of my favorite movies!}. Be sure and check out Amy's Etsy shop, website and blog Green Zebra. AND, you can read up more on Amy via her Featured Seller interview on Etsy. Enjoy!

C&P Letterpress: 2 color job from Armato Design and Vimeo.

Room & Board :: Alexander Girard Alphabet pillow

Black, check. White, check. Type, check. Hmmm, I wonder why I like this new alphabet pillow from Room & Board so much. The description says it was originally designed as wallpaper. . .oooo, to get my hand on some of that!

Poppytalk Handmade :: Call for submissions!

Poppytalk is one of my favorite blogs and I was very excited to read of Jan's new venture {grown out of the success of Poppytalk and her Etsy Pick of the Day site} Poppytalk Handmade, set to launch early October. Think virtual street market with goods handpicked by Jan. . .sounds pretty fantastic to me! More info about Poppytalk Handmade and how to submit your goods right here. Good luck, Jan!

Jennifer Graham :: Gravity Bowls

I had previously posted about the beautiful work of ceramic artist Jennifer Graham, but didn't have a link to her website. . .but now I do! {Thanks to Francesca of Mrs. Eliot Books (stop by her Etsy shop right here)} Check out Jennifer's work at Don't know if these gravity bowls are new, but they are new to me!

August 23, 2007

Sven Rudolph :: Alloy Rims

I would so buy these rims {they are called rims, right?}. . .and the Mini, of course, my fav! (link and images via pan-dan)

Interview with Bernard Maisner

A fantastic interview with master calligrapher Bernard Maisner by Steven Heller. (via core77)

Lush Designs

Found Lush Designs via poppytalk and I'm really loving the crazy mix-n-match of over-the-top Victorian letters in these tea towels and aprons.

And, what's not to love {ha!} about these love pillowcases?

August 21, 2007

Now that's my cuppa tea

MyCuppa color matching mugs, genuis! (via swissmiss)

Design*Sponge :: Blogger's Guide to Online Shopping

I'm sure you've seen it, but just in case you're living under a rock, Grace over at Design*Sponge has put together an amazing blogger's guide to online shopping {featuring many of my favorite "daily doses of design" you see to the left}. I'm still clicking away in link heaven! Check out the guide Part 1 and Part 2 right here.

The 'H' Blanket

Not in my usual spending range, but I love this black and white Hermes blanket that Anna over at absolutely beautiful things posted about. Not only is it black and white, but lucky me, 'H' also happens to be the first letter of my last name. I suppose that the day we can afford to build my black and white dream house, an Hermes blanket will just be a drop in the bucket. (images via abt via domino magazine and hermes)

August 16, 2007

So sorry!

Simple and beautiful "i'm sorry" card from bread+butter. I've always been fond of blind embossing and I think it's particularly fitting for the occasion you have to apologize. Be sure to check out the rest of bread+butter's blind embossed cards series right here.

My apologies for lack of blog posts as of late! Lots of new work and "real" life has kept me rather busy. . .but I'm not complaining cause that means the bills are being paid ;)

August 13, 2007

Details, details, details

I'm sure this pic seems a little bit random. . .obviously I was initially drawn to this as it's chocolate cake, but was instantly distracted by the "reversed-out" fork. Such a simple, but beautiful little detail. (link via tastespotting, image via dessert first)

August 08, 2007


Be sure and stop by girl meets glamour for a fabulous post on inspiring uses of black and white stripes. (image via girl meets glamour)

August 03, 2007

Veer :: Type City Prints

A couple weeks back I posted about Veer's Type City site and now they've created gorgeous letterpress prints of their "typographic landscapes." The "souvenir" set of 10 Type City letterpress prints 5x7 prints for just $55 available right here. p.s. also check out their blowout merch sale.

August 02, 2007

Inspiration :: Weddings

Although I've got a few years of being married in the bag, I still love looking through wedding magazines, blogs, etc. I recently spotted this gorgeous Romona Keveza dress {maybe sans the shawl} in Modern Bride {I think!}:

I've seen many dresses that I liked with the buttons down the back, but I love them in black. My dress was a RK and they are simply exquisite. It takes all my might not to bust it out of it's archival box to just wear it around the house. Anyways, continuing on the weddings theme. . .

Bella, an art director from Brazil {how cool is that!}, sent over an inspiration board she created for a Style Me Pretty contest. Calla lilies are my favorite flowers and I especially love the dark ones:

Here's another inspiring black and white one:

And another {mostly black and white}: