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!