December 29, 2008

Veer Wallpaper :: Organizer

One of my favorite places to go when I'm looking for a "change of scenery" is over at Veer and this one is perfect for starting of the new year organized.

Bert Myers :: Pocketwatch

Amazing radiograph prints by Bert Myers (available over at Viewville)

LOVE this

Spotted over at one of my favorite reads, desire to inspire. (image via skona hem)

December 16, 2008

Curated Christmas Tree

Oh so lovely! (link via atla; see more at all the luck in the world on Flickr)

Business Block

I've been brewing a new business adventure and it's been a little frustrating trying to settle on a name. I've had no problems coming up with great names, but it's another story when it comes to acquiring available domain, username, blog name, etc. During this seemingly endless search process, I found PickyDomains:

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December 15, 2008

December 14, 2008

Holiday Card

Holiday Card. (via craft)

December 11, 2008

sub-studio :: gift guides by color

Blogger gift guides abound, but one my favorites this year is the collection over at sub-studio, sorted by color and most under $100. Black, white and many more right here.

Monogram Bliss

An AMAZING post on vintage typography over at the design*sponge guest blog today. I just ordered a reprint of How to Design Monograms (by Elizabeth and Curtiss Sprague) and would love to find one of Moderne Monogramme, but how incredible would it be to see one of the originals! {images via d*s}

December 09, 2008

Miaow :: Handmade Plush

Just added Miaow to my favs on Etsy. (link via perfectbound)

swissmiss :: alpenglow!

Love it!

1. print Download swissmiss_alpenglow.pdf
2. download swiss yodel mp3 at for alp pasture ambiance.
3. grab exactor knife, ruler & cutting mat.
4. proceed to cut out elements on page two with patience and love for detail.
5. assemble as indicated. put tealight behind alps. sit back and enjoy your swiss alpenglow (a reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains)!

December 08, 2008

December 02, 2008

Party for Pennies

Lucky Joanna {from the lovely a cup of jo and smitten} got to "tag along" with her boyfriend Alex's story for the New York Times on throwing a budget dinner party with David Monn. There's a great slideshow of the process and shindig right here. I loved this quote; great advice, recession or not:

“The thing about the recession is, it takes the pressure off,” said Mr. Monn, 45. “It allows you to strip away all the stuff that’s not important and focus on what is: friends, family, togetherness.”

Just what I needed to get me into the holiday {and budget concious} spirit!

p.s. My apologies for my unexpected blogging break. . .a bit of travel, a bit of sickness and a whole lot of work kept me away, but I hope to be back to a more regular posting schedule!

November 06, 2008

Seb Lester :: Mighter

Beautiful new limited edition A2 poster by by Seb Lester. Metallic gold lettering on a luxurious black paper. Contact Seb for pricing and availablity. {link via i love typography}

Veer :: Chest Hair T-shirt

These made me giggle.

Those wellies!

Love THIS! {link via style me pretty, images by meg perotti via elizabeth anne designs}

November 04, 2008


Looks like it's going to be a rainy election in Orlando, but I'm sure going to make it to the polls.(Illustration by Alexis Rom via HOW)

October 28, 2008

interrobang :: tote

Take a wild guess to what this bag is made out of. . .click here to find out!

October 27, 2008

J.R. Watkins

Pretty labels just might make cleaning a bit more enjoyable! (via atla)

October 22, 2008

Good advice

(via ffffound)

Max Kerning on Twitter

"Arial is to Helvetica what Cheese Whiz is to chevre. Don't be disgusting." Get your type giggles on by following Max's twitter.

Jonathan Calugi

Great poster from Jonathan Calugi (via design for mankind).

October 10, 2008

Hotel Habita Monterrey in Mexico

Danielle over at the style files always finds the most incredible hotels that I have bookmarked to stay at "one of these days." Hotel Habita Monterrey, in all of it's black and white goodness {interiors by Parisian designer Joseph Dirand} is now on the top of the list! (image via the style files)

October 08, 2008

Type Mantel

I would love to decorate my entire {black and white} house with type. (photo by lucas allen via desire to inspire)

September 30, 2008

Vintage Flash Cards

What a wonderful find and use for these vintage flash cards over at AT Chicago. We used to live "just up the road" from Ipso Facto. . .sigh. . .Michigan is beautiful this time of year!

September 29, 2008

Hoefler & Frere-Jones is hiring

I am sooo not qualified for this job {posted over at HOW}, but would it be sooo amazing to work at Hoefler & Frere-Jones. (image via H&FJ)

p.s. Great recaps over at the HOW blog from their Mind Your Own Business conference. Did any of you and have some tips to share?

September 23, 2008

September 22, 2008

LAMA :: Bullseye, Floral & Stripe Vases


Par Amour Designs :: Being My Umbrella TY Card

"Par Amour Designs, Inc. was created with a love for typography, an interest in vintage illustrations and a respect for simplicity." Also check out their new shop on Etsy! {thanks for sharing, Basak!}

Etcetera Media :: PlaceMaths Coaster Set

PlaceMaths Coasters from Etcetera Media at Supermarket.

Paloma's Nest :: Wooden Alphabeads

Paloma's Nest is one of my favorite shops on Etsy. . .wouldn't it be lovely to use these wooden alphabeads as gift tags?

September 17, 2008

iPhone Cupcakes

These cupcakes made me smile. (via notcot)

Stina Persson + swissmiss' mom

Beautiful bag feature amazing illustration by Stina Persson for swissmiss' mom's high-end fashion store in Switzerland. I guess it really doesn't hurt to ask!

sweetbeets :: Letterpress Gift Tag Set

I know sweetbeets' letterpress goods are created for kids, but I can't help but think that grown-ups (like myself) would also totally love to receive a gift with one of these tags attached.

September 13, 2008

Rosanna :: Initally Yours Mug

Right now I have just one, but I'd love to have a little collection of typographic mugs that included this one! p.s. It's a way to early to be doing holiday posts, so I won't post the pic, but I'm really loving this Boho Holiday dinnerware collection, also from Rosanna. . .

September 12, 2008

Veer :: Kern Arrows Zip-up

I love {and own!} the original Kern Zip-up, but this is definitely going to end up in my wardrobe. Hopefully in the near future. Love the detail of the arrow zipper! This just made my morning. I know, I'm a type nerd.

September 08, 2008

Wedding Week at

With 7 weddings in one year, this book could have come it quite handy:

Are you dreading checking your mailbox for fear of finding another stack of save-the-date cards? Do you feel like Bridget Jones, sitting at the singles table in a world of Smug Marrieds? Erin Torneo and Valerie Cabrera Krause can relate. The authors of The Bridal Wave: A Survival Guide to the Everyone-I-Know-Is-Getting-Married-Years will be online Tuesday, September 9 at 1 p.m. ET to commiserate. . .

At least there's a blog for the next 7! Check out wedding-related goodness over at Washington Post's Wedding Week 2008.