Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Book Cover Archive

If there's such a thing as designer porn, I think this qualifies.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cannelle et Vanille

I saw this image in a flickr group I just joined (white space wednesday...if you're stressed out, just take a breath and look through these photos and you'll feel much, much better).

turns out there's quite a blog behind this photo full of recipes and many more beautiful shots of the tasty results.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

How the Day Sounds

How The Day Sounds from Miky Wolf on Vimeo.

i really like the symmetry and reptition in this video. that elijah wood is just so tiny! i really dig the song, too. anyone ever heard of this guy? i haven't.

via NOTCOT via via hellofrancis

Monday, January 19, 2009

Cactus pin-cushions!

I'm having to look up pictures of cacti this afternoon for a work project and happened upon these adorable pin-cushions on flickr. I love when people think of visual puns like this.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Attila Design: "Truly Handmade Finnish Stuff"

Came across this seller on Etsy today and my jaw dropped at this amazing (and quite unaffordable) bed.

Selling everything from furniture to jewelry to art and Buddhist couture, this shop has quite a range. I have to say though, that the furniture definitely stands out among the rest. (Not really a huge fan of a Ganesh-embellished t-shirt)

But, if you have a few thousand dollars lying around and are looking for a new bed (and don't have to share it with a man whose job it is to keep you from emasculating him with your decorating sensibilities), I'd go for this one.

My very own LETTERPRESS!

I found this on Etsy tonight and after getting a quick o-k from the husband I bought it! I am SO EXCITED. Prepare yourself for some awesome things coming from Justin and me in the near future.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Canvas for a Cause

ReelFX and Radium are hosting a charity art exhibit benefitting Children's Medical Center that opens Thursday night from 7-10 pm. The Switch crew are among the contributors, so if you have some free time you should definitely stop by to check it out. Tickets are $10 (all proceeds go to Children's Medical Center) and all artwork is priced at $50. More details here.

Here are mine and Justin's contributions to the show!

Tiny Whales

looking at the adorable range of products at the Tiny Whales etsy shop does not help me ignore the baby bug one little bit. but isn't this stuff so cute?

Monday, January 12, 2009

RISD, MICA, grad school-ish thoughts

Came across this on flickr and thought, "dude, how cool would it be to have a nature lab at your design school?" I've always been really interested in RISD. If I ever do go to grad school, this would be a great place. MICA is another school I would strongly consider cause, duh, Ellen Lupton and Abbott Miller are faculty members there! I got to meet Ellen Lupton at the DSVC Student Show & Conference a few years ago and let me tell you, she would be a great professor.

Abbott Miller also recently did the rebranding for MICA and I love it.

If you were to go to grad school (design or otherwise) where would you go and why?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Stefanie Posavec

Projects like these are so interesting. I want to make time to do this kind of stuff.
Read more about the designer, Stefanie Posavec and the project on NOTCOT.

Sign-Language Buttons

I had some fun with these great sign-language stamps from Chronicle Books (who have a rather nice site, btw) I got awhile ago and our new button maker.

Friday, January 2, 2009

My year in pictures: 2008

New Year's 2008

Spring Break trip to Alamosa, CO to build a Habitat for Humanity house

playing a game at one of my bridal showers

my 22nd birthday

the first and only piece i got into the dsvc national student show. got the interview for my job at tractorbeam at this conference

hanging the senior show, aka the culmination of four years of graphic design at TCU

the night of the senior show. phew.

we got our engagement pictures taken.

graduated from college, magna cum laude!

six graphic design graduates. love these guys.

bachelorette party with wonderful friends!

my best friends in the whole wide world.

married! i love this guy.

our great honeymoon in yosemite

and san francisco in the summer of love room at the red victorian hotel

left tb and started working with these guys, the best people to work with in the world!

a great new neighborhood with lots of great people.

first Christmas with my new family! (all of justin's cousins and his grandma on his mom's side)

we got a new kitten. his name is buckethead.

first Christmas with my husband.

and his first Christmas with me.

all in all, a year full of transition, good friends, and great blessings.

New Pillow

a fun little pillow i picked up at urban outfitter's after christmas sale. only $9!

I work with great people

This is my Christmas present from Matt. He needs a name.


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