Thursday, May 29, 2008

floating house.





Lots of incredible work by MOS architects. Seriously, they are brilliant.

Read more about the floating house here.

mr. french.



We just had a paper rep stop by and bring us a huge case of paper samples & swatchbooks. Ohhhh how we love paper...

(image above from French Paper Co.)

Nicolas Marlet Interview

I wanted to let everyone know that Variety.com has an interview with Kung Fu Panda Character Designer Nicolas Marlet here... www.variety.com

beggarstaff brothers.



We're always inspired by influential designers from the past. Above are two pieces from The Beggarstaff Brothers in England. While together from 1894-1899, they created using a cut paper technique, solid planes of color and hand lettering. Their style influenced illustration of the 1920-1940s and the contemporary poster.

mateo ilasco.



New limited edition (only 20) silkscreen Pleat journals at You Work For Them from a favorite designer - Mateo Ilasco.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

last two

My camera is broken. I was in the forest taking photos with my Addie, and suddenly it went all funny and some tiny screws (!?) fell from it. Now I find myself missing my camera very much, and hope to have it back with me soon. Funny how I find myself feeling somewhat lonesome for an object. My camera, I didn't really realise, has become a part of our days.

Here now are the last two shots I took, that I've managed to coax from my camera...


I am falling in love with this place. It is so special to me, that this forest is a few paces from our front door. These woods are becoming to me a living, breathing entity, that I now find my body craving when I am away from them. And now that Addie is walking well, we can spend more and more time in our woods just being. 

venine bolle



Beautiful Venini Bolle glass bottles from Barneys New York.

sun city girls.


Sun City Girls came to Phx for the Brothers Unconnected show. It was a tribute to Charles Gocher, the drummer who passed away last year. I love this poster!

Monday, May 26, 2008

the exchange.






Stills from The Exchange, a short film for J.Crew by Andy Spade + Anthony Sperduti. (seen on Oh Happy Day)

side note: I like the little anchor webicon on J.Crew's site..

Friday, May 23, 2008

letterpress calling cards.



Cute yellow striped letterpress calling cards from Crane & Kate Spade.

BUT... you should contact us & get some personalized cards that are more affordable - and cuter too.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

hand-lettering.





Currently in love with the hand-lettering on this custom letterpress wedding invitation from Linda & Harriett - and those zigzags.

(seen on the Design*Sponge guest blog)

stuck on.




leggings / Who What Wear Daily
&
home inspiration / A Cup of Jo

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

y water.




Love the Dr. Katz style animation on the y water website. As well as the fun packaging.

Monday, May 19, 2008

neon.



Zoot Woman album art.

oak.




A few treasures from oak nyc.
1. earith. ilbaloi jammi taper pant
2. staerk. black tank top with knots
3. superfine. hoodie top
4. opening ceremony. burlap heeled boot
5. harmon. wrap coat
6. form. octagonal cardi

photos from france.





Loving Nicole's pretty polaroids from Paris.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

saturday, early a.m.

It's after 2 a.m, but I cannot sleep. As I've just spent the last couple of hours chasing down a mouse in our house, furniture moved all about, lights all bright, and with the 'help' of two very thrilled kitties.

And then depositing my new little brown friend in the dark quiet of the forest, frogs croaking all about us, and all the while wearing just a nightie and gumboots.

I am alert! I am ready! There is no sleep!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

hayon studio.






It's always really interesting (and fun) looking at designer's sketches and then seeing how their ideas come to life. The above sketches and images are by Jaime Hayon from this book published by Gestalten.

o.



o olive oil - one of the many products I buy because I like the label. And I've noticed that good packaging is usually found on great products, so it works out well for me.

somebody's oatmeal.



Went to lunch with Adria - a fellow design school grad & letterpress lover. Check out her portfolio - Somebody's Oatmeal. (images from her site)

Damon Bard


Damon Bard : Sculptor for most of the major animation houses.
CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE INTERVIEW AND SEE HIS MAQUETTES
Media: Several kinds of clay, wire, wood, and paper .

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

good morning


We woke up this morning to a dark, dreary, wet day. Addie and I played in bed for a long while and now we've just finished our long breakfast at 12:20. I'm not sure what to do next today. Because Adelaide has discovered playgrounds and she's wild for them. She'll stand at the window moaning and pointing in the general direction of a playground (there are four playgrounds within a few steps from our door, its kid heaven around here). Yesterday afternoon, mild and sunny, we spent over 2 hours at the playgrounds and I finally had to drag her home. Today is much too cold and wet for playgrounds, but I have a feeling she won't care. And I have a feeling that it is going to be a long, afternoon.

These frames above our bed are filled with some pages from our old "Windy & Friends" calendar. Windy & Friends are a series of wonderful children's books made by some very lovely vancouver-type friends of ours. Addie adores these books, as do I, so over the weekend I finally got off my butt and framed a couple of them out of our old calendar. They are the perfect size in these ikea shadowbox frames and there is even some space for some of Adelaide's found treasures along the bottom ledge. 

Every morning since she wakes with a jump and points up and them and yowls away at them very joyously. They are a happy addition to our good-mornings and good-nights, too!

Monday, May 12, 2008





cal arts. end of the year show.






Student work that works. Do explore Colleen Corcorans' thesis site: ways to waste less.

*Photos taken by the lovely Miss Lucile Cook.

kris's color stripes.






Making me happy: Kris of Autoban has a great blog, Color Stripes, where he posts the color palette taken from his photos.

(also, I think I need those clothes)

autoban.



Love all of the above by interior and product design firm Autoban - on Bloesem today.