29 December 2009
I found the portfolio of Grayhood (Dan Gneiding), a senior graphic designer at Urban Outfitters Inc and it's pretty neat. He has designed a bunch of the hang tags and sewn-in labels you see for in-house brands at Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. How fun would it be to work on stuff like this? I love these.
I picked up some of these sheets of wrapping paper when I was in Vancouver over the summer and finally am getting around to sharing them. The designs above are by Sukie for Nineteen Seventy Three. Each sheet is 20x28" and printed on 100% recycled paper. I plan on framing mine as wall art!
21 December 2009
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09 December 2009
Just wanted to share the greatness that is Miike Snow, a band from Stockholm, Sweden. I've been listening to their album a ton lately and it is so good. It's something you can listen to from start to finish without skipping over any tracks. Notable songs: Animal, Burial, Silvia, Song for No One, Cult Logic, Plastic Jungle.
07 December 2009
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01 December 2009
Cool work done in paper cut, pinpricks and collage, by Lena Wolff. She draws from folk-art traditions, anthropomorphic fables, organic abstractions and veneration for the natural world.
[ Above: Pansy, Black Flowers & Cloud, Moth Circles, Satellite ]
30 November 2009
Dress up your presents this season with pretty gift-packaging essentials from Nice Package, a creative lifestyle brand founded by Ez Pudewa and Marichelle Burdman.
[ Above: Winter Essentials Kit, $34 / Blockprinted Golden Award Ribbon Tags, $11 / Colored Dot Stickers, $0.75 / Pennant Cupcake Toppers + Decorative Box, $23 / Paper Starbursts found in the Vintage Whimsy Kit, $34 / Home Sweet Home Wall Decor, $24 / Blockprinted Golden Bow Drawstring Pouches, $14 ]
25 November 2009
Ork Posters was started by Jenny Beorkrem when she was on a search for a city neighborhood poster with good design, typography, simplicity, and originality. She never found that poster, so she started her own line and Ork Posters was born. They currently have over ten cities to choose from.
Necklaces with tiny charms. Perfect to give as gifts!
[ Above: Gift Card Envelope & Charm Necklace in Horseshoe, $16 / Gift Card Envelope & Charm Necklace in Clover, $16 / Hammered Charm Necklace in Anchor, Bee, Key, $40 / Silver Initial Necklace, $18 ]
23 November 2009
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06 November 2009
Beautiful stuff from Hvass&Hannibal for Rojo. These illustrations were for an international outdoor urban art exhibition in Barcelona, where they were exposed in giant billboards across streets of Barcelona's metropolitan area.
03 November 2009
Letterpressed greeting and note cards from Linda & Harriett, in sunny shades of yellow. Printed with soy-based inks on 30% post-consumer and 100% carbon neutral paper.
[ Above: Paper Doll Note Cards, $14 / Yellow Summer Dress Note Cards, $14 / Thank You Stripes Greeting Card, $4.50 / Sunny Bloom Note Cards, $14 ]
01 November 2009
Petal Mix makes accessories with a modern twist on the Japanese art of tsumami kanzashi. Their goal is to blend new designs with traditional techniques.
[ Above: Little Plover Bobby Pins, $18 / Golden Maple Leaf Hair Clip, $17 / Melon Soda Barrette Hair Clip, $16 / Cloud Crane Bobby Pin, $15 ]
29 October 2009
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16 October 2009
Excited to announce that my 2010 forest calendars are now available! There are three versions ranging in price from $25 to $30, depending on the format. Each month features an illustrated woodland creature. I plan on making some of the animals into small gocco prints in the future, but you can take a look at the calendars right now: cityablaze.etsy.com.
14 October 2009
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Handcrafted jewelry from Shelley White of Glittery Blue. Her pieces are all at once unique, antique, contemporary and architectural.
[ Above: Bliss, $12.50 / Petite Pink Pearls, $14.50 / Oui Et Non, $14 / Envieuse, $14.50 ]
06 October 2009
Following in suit of her state birds and animals series, Amy Ruppel has just released her latest series: state insects. Original paintings (in wax, paper and oils on wood) are priced at $145. Prints are available for $20.
[ Above: Oregon: Oregon Swallowtail Butterfly, Missouri: Honeybee, South Carolina: Carolina Mantid, Virginia: Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly ]
05 October 2009
Love these silk-screened bird prints from Bee Things. Most of the prints are in limited editions of 100 and all printed on archival paper. They are also running a deal in the shop for three birds prints at the price of two. Be sure to check it out!
[ Above: Barn Owl / Chickadees / Cardinal / Red-Winged Blackbird / Zebra Finch / Painted Bunting / $20 each ]
30 September 2009
Gorgeous jewelry from Dannijo's Lost at Sea collection. These pieces are made from aqua aura, pearls, coral and mixed metals in some really stunning combinations. Love it.
[ Above: Fitzgerald, $445 to 595 / Lucia Mar in Peach, $575 / Pyrita Grace, $375 / Marie, $142 / Gretta, $548 / Lucia Mar in Violet, $575 / Rocco, $385 ]
29 September 2009
A little late, but here is this weekend's featured shop. Helen started Delicious Images to sell some of her favorite photos from her pastry blog, Tartelette. The name of her shop is especially fitting too. I think all of these things look so tasty.
[ Above: Violet Macarons, $25 / Strawberries, $25 / Blueberries, $25 / Trio of Chocolate Cupcakes, $25 ]
25 September 2009
I have a slight fixation with headbands and am hooked on the ones made by Abigail Ricarte of Bambako. Officially launched in February 2009, Bambako is based on a rule from Martha Stewart's book Martha Rules: make it beautiful. And that she does. Abigail's headbands are simple, pretty, and best of all, affordable. Each one is produced by hand for an artisan touch and the highest quality results.
[ Above: Honeysuckle, $38 / Holler, $48 / Katty, $48 / Delight, $28 / Chrisera, $68 / Night in Tunesia, $68 ]
22 September 2009
Charming motifs all over these mail and paper products at Present&Correct in London. Their stuff is almost too pretty to send. I love it all.
[ Above, prices as estimates: Diamond & Stripe Notes, $7 / Early Birds Letter Set, $14 / Frukt & Ekollon Envelopes, $6 / Scandinavian Letter Sets, $12 ]
20 September 2009
Fun cloud mobiles from The Butter Flying. Sylvie, an interior + product designer based in Montreal, Canada, creates these handmade mobiles with felt, paper and beads. Find out more about her creations at her blog.
[ Above: White Cloud Mobile, $24 / Rain of Colors Mobile in Pink + Yellow + Purple, $20 ]
If you're looking for an interesting object to brighten up your home, Fruit Fly Pie is where you can find it. Wendy is a ceramic artist in North Carolina who makes and sells vintage style ceramics. All of her pieces are made from scratch by either wheel-throwing, slab building, or casting from ceramic molds. They are then hand painted with non-toxic, food safe glazes.
[ Above: Chunky Chip Muffin Trinket Box in Buttercream, $25 / Ceramic Pig Planter in Lemon, $25 / Ceramic Owl Planter in Orange, $32 / Ceramic Deer Figurine in Celadon, $14.99 ]
17 September 2009
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How perfect does this house look? I want to live here. This mid-century modern home located at 3602 Apollo in Salt Lake City has been recently renovated by Tyler Gourley. Originally built in 1957, the remodeled home has been outfitted with hardwood floors, two fireplaces, custom bamboo and walnut cabinets, concrete countertops, a swimming pool with a poolside cabana, and so much more. If you have $699,000 to spare, buy this house.
02 September 2009
I love the new photos Anthropologie is using to display their latest bracelets, cuffs, and bangles. So pretty. Also, I thought since desserts are somewhat associated with celebrations, this would kind of be a good transition to talk about some upcoming (exciting) things that are happening to me. 01: Yesterday marked the first official day of a merge at the design studio I work at. 02: I'm moving to a new apartment this weekend! I can't wait. 03: My birthday is on Friday! So due to all of this, I will be putting blog updates on hold until late next week sometime. See you all then.
30 August 2009
Letterpress Delicacies sells items like cards and prints using a vintage letterpress. Their products are meant to celebrate the beauty of life, love, and friendship.
[ Above: Howdy Partner Card in Lime, $4 / Cherry Blossom Bon Voyage Card in Blue, $4 / Vintage Mushroom Card in Blue, $4 / Sew Crafty Card in Lime + Chocolate, $4 ]
Cicada Studio is Michelle Engel Bencsko's personal project that focuses on printed textiles and are developed and sold exclusively in her shop. I am loving the bold, retro patterns of these four fabrics from her Mod Quad collection. You can also find her at her website and blog.
[ Above: Petunia Purple, $17 / Grass Green, $17 / Hydrangea Blue, $17 / Marigold Yellow, $17 ]
26 August 2009
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Terrible Yellow Eyes is a growing collection of works inspired by Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. Cory Godbey started this project as a tribute and celebration to the book (and soon to be film). The collection showcases pieces created by a multitude of invited artists.
[ Above: Hide and Seek by Dan Matutina, Almost Over a Year by Cory Godbey ]
The first edition of Flora Fauna prints by Lumadessa (Josh Brill) starts with a solid collection of birds. The Flora Fauna series catalogs the design identities of plants and animals from around the world. Each print is available in a limited edition of 50 and 5% of profits are donated to animal and environmental causes.
[ Above: Scarlet Robin, $20 / Adelie Penguin, $20 / Superb Fairy-Wren, $20 / Palila, $20 ]
22 August 2009
I've been looking at things for decorating an apartment, since I will be preparing for a move soon and found Uncommon, a shop full of furniture and room accents with modern clean lines, an old-fashioned sensibility, and fresh colors. I love the tea table and scallop mirror.
[ Above: Pale Blue Scallop Mirror, $59 / Chartreuse Vintage Style Tea Table, $119 / Tangerine Creamsicle Modern Wall Clock, $35 / Vintage Blue Mix Tape, $25 ]