December 31, 2007

Word Illusions :: Custom Ambigrams

I'm sneaking in a post in the last few hours of 2007!

With my holiday trimmings barely packed away, these incredible custom ambigrams by word illusion are already on my mind for a 2008 gift idea! Be sure to also check out artist Tiffany Harvey's ambigram flickr set. (link via quipsologies)

December 26, 2007

See you next year!

Well, designing a little holiday graphic and doing a post before Christmas were two things on my 'to do' list that did not just get done on time. . .but it is what it is! I'm taking the week off from blogland, so I'll see you in 2008!

December 18, 2007

Rae Dunn :: Ooh-la-la bowl

Ooh, I wish I had put this Rae Dunn ooh-la-la bowl on my Christmas list!

December 14, 2007

Human Calendar

Really digging this Brady-esque human calendar. Till the one day when the lady met this fellow. . . (link and image via design crush)

reiter8 :: Sail Totes

Great tote by reiter8 {also check out the reiter8 blog} made from recycled sail boat sales. (via poppytalkhandmade)

Oh, Christmas Tree!

I wish I had time to make a few of these {in a mix of black and white fabrics, of course} before Christmas, but alas, my "to do" list keeps getting longer and time before Christmas shorter. Maybe next year. Get the tutorial right here, by the super talented gal of The Small Object.

December 11, 2007

Paul Rand :: Dot Fantasy Fabric

This beautiful piece of Dot Fantasy vintage fabric by design legend Paul Rand
just sold on eBay for $1000. A grand for about a yard! (via design observer)

December 10, 2007

Bye Blueprint

Blueprint Magazine's January/February 2008 issue will be it's last. I'm very disappointed to hear this news; this is one of the few magazines that I felt really hit the spot for me as far as my interests and was a gorgeously designed glossy. Read more about it at Gawker and mediabistro.
(links via design*sponge)

Things, Part I

An apropos essay on "things" by Jessica Helfand over at Design Observer.

Tiny Buildings Blog

Lovely collection of tiny handcrafted handcrafted buildings made from business cards, packaging and other papers. Read artist Sharon's story behind these little pieces here. (link via swissmiss, image via tiny buildlings)

And I'm back!

Well, my exciting news I had to share is that I spent last week on vacation in the wonderful city of Buenos Aires! We had an absolutely fantastic trip; the weather was glorious and the city so friendly and full to the brim of things to see and do and amazing places to eat. It was my first trip to even the continent of South America and it's definitely impressed a desire for me to go back {hopefully soon!}.

I'm just getting back into the swing of things and I can't believe it's just two weeks til Christmas!

December 02, 2007

Blog Break

I´m taking a little blogging break. . .will be back next Monday with some exciting news to share! See you then!