October 29, 2007

Marian Bantjes :: Restraint

Marian Bantjes' ornament font Restraint is now available at Tiro Typeworks {just $45 for guaranteed endless hours of design bliss} Instructions for use included, better know your grid!

DJ Stout :: High Priority

DJ Stout's illustration for this week's High Priority in New York Magazine. (p.s. also check out Stout and his team's recent rebranding of RubyTuesday)

The epitome of patience

Or perhaps the definition of insanity. . .but in either case, a beautiful result! Fellow graphic designer Christine Flynn sent over this pic of her beautifully hand-painted (yup, hand-painted!) damask wall. When I asked Christine if she had any tips to offer, she said "just buy the wallpaper! haha!" Anyways, if you'd like to attempt this, arm yourself with lots of patience and a good stencil. Thanks, Christine!

p.s. Also check out Christine's new wedding invite line, love the card.

Silly soaps

Quirky and hilarious "food realism" soaps from mollycoddle on Etsy. Love the green eggs and ham. . .you also gotta see In a pickle and Chicken drumstick! (link via craftzine)


Mean bags

MEAN BAGS™ are a revolutionary new type of bean bag specifically made for pelting at others. Insert evil laughter here. (link via rare bird finds)

October 25, 2007

Viva!

In Las Vegas for a conference, so posting (as you can see) is a tad bit light this week!

October 15, 2007

five and a half :: Winter Journals

Beautiful {as always} new black and white journals from five and a half.

Action!

So, I decided to participate in this "little" thing called Blog Action Day.

With 15,000 other bloggers out there posting today, I'll keep mine short and sweet:

Do SOMETHING. Even just one thing is better than nothing.

October 14, 2007

Rae Dunn :: Holiday Mugs

Loving these new holiday mugs by Rae Dunn. . .it still feels like summer here in Florida, but one of these mugs is sure to get me in the holiday mood!

October 11, 2007

Photographer: Dexter Hodges

Living in Barcelona and photographing architecture and interiors like this one below. . .sounds like a dream job to me!

Photo by Dexter Hodges via desire to inspire

October 10, 2007

green chair press :: 2008 letterpress calendar

Beautiful '08 calendar from green chair press. Just $18, this would make a great gift or stocking stuffer!

A year of patterns and poetry.


This desktop calendar has 12 unbound letterpressed cards displaying the month, a pattern and a haiku poem written for the season.

(spotted over at poppytalk handmade)

October 08, 2007

Boo!

Lots of fun fall inspiration and crafty downloads available at Matthew Mead (photo via matthewmeadstyle, link via desire to inspire).


October 02, 2007

Renovation Voyeur

Just found a "new to me" blog, Renovation Voyeur.

This site is for those of us who enjoy peeking into the homes of strangers and love seeing before and after pics of their physical transformations. We watch the shows “Flip This House” not because we need to learn something, but because they need to. When looking for a home, the words “needs work” are music to our ears. They call this stuff renovation porn and we can understand why.

Besides lots of "rennovation porn", there's also a great archive of architectural details like house numbers, doors, etc.

Enjoy! (photos via renovation voyeur)

Car-baked Cookies

Cookies. Baked in a car. Seriously! (via Craft)