Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mother's Day Gift

I just found the perfect personalized Mother's Day gift for my mother-in-law (who is the best mother-in-law ever). She collects spoons, so the second I saw this necklace by SpoonerZ I knew I'd have to get it. It's really affordable, too, which is great now that I have two moms to buy for! I'm thinking of maybe getting the numbers to her favorite verse engraved on it.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Texan Etsian: Leah Duncan

Some wonderful delicate line work and soft color palettes from this Austin-based designer/illustrator Leah Duncan.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lisa Hannigan

Adorable personality, lovely voice, great lyrics and crafty videos. Sounds like a recipe for stuff I like, how bout you?

This image from the set designer, Maeve Clancy, is much more compelling to me than the shots actually in the video. I wish the lighting had been a little more interesting, but I love that they used cut paper, so I won't complain too much.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Spirit Photographs

William Hope was a photographer/medium (who was eventually exposed as a fraud) in the early 20th century.
Check out the flickr set for more haunting images.

Friday, April 17, 2009


The final site for Maximo Cocina Mexicana & Margarita Lounge launched this morning. Go take a look! And then go eat dinner there, because its really really good!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Student Show

Well, friends, it looks like I'm going to be co-chair for the 2010 DSVC National Student Show & Conference. How did this happen? I don't really know, but you can count on a fantastic show for the 6th year in a row!

I spotted some of my contributions to the show on flickr, today. I designed the banners for the conference (based off of the poster designed by Barfoot) and came up with, dare I say, a pretty clever little tote bag that all of the conference attendees got to take home. I'm thinking of making my own run of them (minus the student show logo) to sell on etsy.

I don't know who these people are, but they stood in front of my banners to take pictures! Don't they look like they just love their bags?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Vegetables

This reusable vegetable bag really caught my eye today. Wonderthunder's entire shop is full of screenprinted goodies.

White is for Witching

A few weeks ago I signed up to get a free early proof of the book White is for Witching, by Helen Oyeyemi. Read about what I'll be doing with it here. I had honestly kind of forgotten about it until I got the book in the mail today! Its quite lovely.

Letterpess for Mom

Lots of great choices for beautiful Mother's Day cards on Etsy. Mother's Day is May 10, so send your sweet mama a sweet note!

1. smockpaper
2. smockpaper
3. afavorite
4. sycamore street press
5. dutch door press
6. two hand design

Friday, April 10, 2009

Headin out west!

We just booked our flight+hostel+hotel for our first anniversary trip to Portland in June! We're spending two nights in a cute little hostel in Nob Hill and our last night at the uber-cool Ace Hotel. I first heard about the Ace when our friend Mark designed the website a few years ago and have been wanting to stay there ever since. (Another friend, Jeff Rogers, recently painted a couple of fantastic murals in the new location in NYC)

If you've ever spent time in Portland and have any recommendations I'd love to hear them! We're for sure planning on enjoying an afternoon in Powell's Books and are looking forward to hiking and checking out some museums. Would love to know if you've been to any good restaurants/coffee shops/etc.

So excited! I can't believe we're just a few months away from our first anniversary. The year has floooown by!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Go Barefoot.