June 27, 2008

Good Shape Design: Coral Prints

Beautiful new coral prints from Wayne Pate at Good Shape Design (via design*sponge).

Great quote

Life is the art if drawing without an eraser. -John Gardner

June 25, 2008

Fifty Designer's Current Favorite Typefaces

Fifty Designers’ Current Favourite Typefaces is a project created by Create/Reject to help raise money for the UNICEF Myanmar Cyclone Children’s Appeal in the wake of Cyclone Nargis that hit Myanmar (Burma) on 2nd May 2008. The book is available online for £3 GBP and 100% of the cover price goes to UNICEF.

(link and images via pentagram)

Laura George :: Exhale prints

Great prints from Chicago-based illustrator Laura George. I have a "thing" for architectural forms in illustrations.

Inhale and Exhale 1. . .Inhale again and Exhale 2.

Porridge Papers + Brizida Ahrnsbrak

Great set of plantable seed wine tags perfect gift for an eco-friendly host. Design by Brizida Ahrnsbrak, paper and printing by Porridge Papers.

June 24, 2008

Black White Shoe Bliss

I've mentioned before that we had an all black and white wedding. . .if I could have a "do-over," these shoes would definitely have made their way into our big b&w day. More black and white shoe goodness here and here.

(image and links via weddingbee)

June 20, 2008

LilyMoon :: Gocco printed journals

Lovely gocco printed {also beautifully photographed} Moleskin journals from LilyMoon, "Journal of an Aviary Keeper" and "Wardrobe of a Poetess."

June 19, 2008

Fact & Fancy :: Faux Bois Floors

I'm in love with these handpainted faux bois floors over at the new Fact & Fancy storefront in Brooklyn, NY. . .looks like a great place to shop, too! Thanks to Modish for showing up this great shop space {looking forward to seeing more in the future}!

ID PILOT Identification Labels

This is ingenious! Although, it would be an easy d.i.y. project and fun to make little custom illustrations.
p.s. Found these over at The Spoon Sisters, a new-to-me site. I love the mix of fun gift items and useful, everyday things. . .they say it best: "Our sensibilites range from classic to kitsch, funny to functional." (link found via how blog)

MY kind of camping

This is quite the lovely little camper! (images via design shimmer)

notNeutral :: Ribbon Carafe

One more notNeutral item added to my wishlist. . .I really like the overall shape of the carafe as well as the etched ribbon pattern.

NotNeutral :: In The Mix set

I have notNeutral's Ribbon set bookmarked for when we replace our everday plates, but I'm loving the mix-and-match concept of In The Mix. A different design combo for every dinner! (link via outblush)

StudioMIKMIK :: Town Gocco Print

Love the detail in this print from UK based graphic designer and illustrator Michael Lewis.

Fishs Eddy :: Guest Check Tray

Fun Guest Check Tray from Fishs Eddy.

Little Factory :: Type Scarfs

Seeing these posted over at design-milk got my day started off on the right foot. Numbers, Lowercase, and Uppercase Scarfs. . .I'll take one of each!

June 13, 2008

Print & Pattern. . .the book!

Another one of my favorite bloggers, bowie style of Print & Pattern just landed a book deal. Congrats! I'd pre-order this right now if it were an option!

Goodbye, Tastespotting! =(

I clicked over to one of daily reads and was very saddened to find this:

June 11, 2008

RedRubyRose :: Clutches

Ok, just had to post a few more gorgeous {b&w, of course} clutches from RedRubyRose. . .

Etsy Finds

I was recently in a wedding where I was asked to wear something pink {a bit of a challenge for my black, grey, brown, cream and white wardrobe that has barely a pop of green, red and yellow here and there}. Well, I ended up with a soft gold color dress and decided for pink accessories. Just wanted to share these two amazing Etsy sellers that I'm sure I'll be back to in the near future as this is the year of weddings for us {2 down, 5 more to go}. Anyways, here's what I ended up with:

This beautiful Chloe necklace from Sparkle Couture:

And this gorgeous Peony clutch from RedRubyRose {so stunning in person}:

Reader Recommendations in Richmond, VA?

Looks like I'll be heading to Richmond, Virginia for work in the near future. . .any recommendations on restaurants, shops, and must-see places? I'll probably have a car and plenty of time to explore!

June 06, 2008

Yes, absolutely beautiful, indeed!

If only Black & Spiro had a U.S. shop. . .I'd probably go broke! Lovely work, as always, from the amazing Anna of Black & Spiro and Absolutely Beautiful Things.

(link and image via design*sponge)

June 05, 2008

Animal Index

"See? Right there, by the giraffe. . ." Available here {but the site's not in English}, but I'm sure many crafty ones out there could come up with their own super cute versions. (via home rejuvenation)

June 02, 2008

purpose design :: blackboard magnetic coasters

Coasters slash magnets slash blackboard. . .genius!

These coasters are made with a special UV coated vinyl that you can draw on with regular chalk and then wipe off with a damp cloth for their next use.

The cool thing is the cork backs have a small, strong magnet embedded in them so you can store them on the fridge when you're not using them. Each magnet is counter sunk so the back surface of the coaster remains flat.
Available right here from purpose design.

Casa DFM on ATLA!

Did you see Erin's interview and lovely home featured over at Apartment Therapy? I first "met" Erin last fall after seeing her incredible {black and white, of course} bedroom on {another one of my favs} Desire to Inspire. A beautiful home and a truly inspiring blog!


So long story short. . .a few clicks on the ol' Google and I found myself emailing back and forth with "The Weddex" herself, Rebecca Grinnals of Engaging Concepts who just so happens to live in the same town. And come to find out, she's also planned an amazing B2B wedding industry conference, engage!08 that I will be attending tomorrow! Actually, I just got back from a little pre-conference get together meeting so many successful and talented people. Hope you all don't mind a few wedding posts here and there this week as I hope to give some conference highlights and introduce you to some of the wonderful people I've met!