30 December 2011

veronique meignaud


Great color and quality in the work of Veronique Meignaud, a French illustrator living in Montreal. Her illustrations have such a conceptual, curious feel to them.

22 December 2011

madewell + spring 12


Best brights and cheerful patterns in Madewell's Spring 2012 collection. They're proving again why their clothes are some of my favorites; they make such fun wearable staples with the right amount of freshness.

20 December 2011

2012 calendars


Some of my favorite calendar options for 2012.
[ Above: Icon Calendar by The Indigo Bunting, $30 / Desk Calendar by Studio On Fire, $30 / Botanical Calendar by Rifle Paper Co., $28 ]

15 December 2011

quill & fox


The work of Quill & Fox, a company that specializes in finely crafted paper goods and invitations. Based in Portland, Oregon.

08 December 2011

ursa major


I just wanted to let everyone know that a letterpress print of mine is now available! Ursa Major, also known as the great bear, is a constellation that is visible in the northern hemisphere for most of the year. Buy the print and you can see it year-round! Get if for $30 over at Athenaeum Press. It's printed in four colors (including a silver) on a 9x12" sheet. Edition of 100.

07 December 2011

andy gilmore


Amazing geometric patterns by Andy Gilmore. Every single one of his patterns are so intricate and detailed, and just visually mesmerizing.

23 November 2011

erwan frotin


Gorgeous flower photography by Erwan Frotin.
[ Above: Trifolium pratense / Freesia sp. / Achilea Milefolium ]

friday find: the loop


The week's find is an illustration for Graphic USA, a book that's an alternative travel guide for American cities. Illustration by Dan Blackman about Chicago. See the rest of the illustrations in this series here.
[ Note: Just realized I posted a Friday find on a Wednesday. Ha. My work week and schedule has been all crazy because of the Thanksgiving holiday. ]

22 November 2011

john & john potato crisps


John & John is a range of hand cooked potato crisps made in Britain and exported to Germany. They have the coolest potato chip packaging I have seen. And though I can think of a couple of ways I would improve them (the veggie illustration for one), I can appreciate the unique and fresh approach that was taken in designing them. I haven't been able to find the studio who did do the design, so if you know, please fill me in. See images of the full line here.

18 November 2011

neighborhood studio + deus ex machina


Neighborhood Studio just updated their online portfolio with so much amazing work. One of my favorite projects of theirs are these apparel designs created for Australian custom motorcyle company, Deus Ex Machina. I wish they came in my size.

friday find: colors + angles


This week's find is an illustration by Jimmy Turrell, a graphic artist based out of London.

16 November 2011

currently coveting...


A few things on the wishlist at the moment: a tiny brass drop necklace with just a hint of color, a pretty red-orange brocade dress (with amazing, big buttons on the back!), a legendary camera, and homemade comfort food.
[ Above: Olallie necklace from Minoux, $48 / Dress from H&M, $49.95 / Leica M6 camera, photo by Chris Grunder / Chicken pot pie recipe ]

10 November 2011

emmadime knitted + winter warmth


Now that it's starting to feel like winter, I can't get over all this cozy goodness from Emmadime Knitted.
[ Above: Hailey Bow, $25 / Isabella Beanie, $45 / Emma Scarf, $85 / Bow Ear Warmer, $30 ]

04 November 2011

california gold


I'm so in love with Lab Partners' latest project, California Gold, a series of screen-printed posters depicting California’s natural wonders. They're currently being printed (using metallic ink!) and will be available in their upcoming shop launch. The big horn sheep is my favorite but I kind of want them all.
[ Above: Big Horn Sheep / Mountain Lions / Hawk / Sunshine / Mountains ]

03 November 2011

the good flock


These wool cases by The Good Flock are a nice-looking way to keep your MacBook Pro safe. The Portland based company also makes bags, wallets, and cases for the iPad, iPhone, MacBook Air, and more. All of their products are handcrafted in the USA using virgin Pendleton wool, tagua nut and vegetable tanned leather.
[ Above: Red Buffalo Plaid / Three Rivers ]

01 November 2011

stone & honey + spring 11


Stone & Honey's spring collection was full of geometric shapes, so it's no surprise that I loved it all. I own two of the pieces shown above (the ring and necklace) and they just about go with everything possible. Stone & Honey are also featured on Fab for up to 35% off retail through mid-day tomorrow, so get it while you can!
[ Above: Isosceles Necklace, $64 / Caldera Bracelet, $83 / Tiny Triangle Ring, $20 ]

21 October 2011

napoleon


Just thought I would remind everyone in Salt Lake that it's gallery stroll tonight! I have a piece, titled Napoleon, that's in Blonde Grizzly's monster themed group show. Come by and see it! Opening reception is tonight and the show will run for about a month after.
[ Blonde Grizzly: 15 E 400 South, Salt Lake City UT 84111 ]

20 October 2011

weekly want: minerals


My want of the week is a rustic mineral pendant necklace of either purple amethyst, black/white tourmaline, or blue/green amazonite. Available at Beklina for $95.

steve's courtyard house


A house both modern and industrial, by MESH Architectures. It's located in Brooklyn and is home to former Blue's Clues host, Steve Burns. Photos by Jason Schmidt.

18 October 2011

neighborhood studio


I'm a big admirer of Curtis Jinkins' work and these new prints of his are no exception to that fact. I love the combination of great pattern work and custom type. I can't decide which one I like more. Available over at his shop, Neighborhood Studio, for $50 each.
[ Above: Hold Your Horses / Pray For Rain ]

13 October 2011

fruita blanch website


The website that Atipus designed for Fruita Blanch if pretty nice-looking as well. Clean and still bold. Love it.

fruita blanch branding


Branding for Fruita Blanch, a line of jam, preserved products, and organic juices. Designed by Atipus.

adam hill


Great themes and composition in these posters from Adam Hill (aka Velcro Suit).

12 October 2011

vince contarino


Loving the very textural, abstract quality in these paintings and works on paper by Vince Contarino.
[ Above: Organ Donor / Untitled (4) ]

11 October 2011

drive posters by cory schmitz


Drive was probably the best film I have seen this year. Everything just worked together perfectly: the acting, characters, score, storyline... just amazing on every level. This self-initiated poster series done by Cory Schmitz to commemorate the movie is pretty awesome too.

06 October 2011

wolfum


Boldly patterned, colorful tabletop and home goods from Wolfum, a textile line based in Los Angeles.

05 October 2011

apres ski


The most charming little necklaces. From Après Ski. I'll take the fox, please.
[ Above: L'Atalante, €34 / Saturn, €24 / Little Snow Flower, €37 / Timmy the Fox, €30 / Balloon 1956, €35 / Dots Butterfly, €35 ]

04 October 2011

andrew b. myers


There is a beautiful simplicity and attention to detail in these photos by Toronto-based photographer Andrew B. Myers. I love the unexpected compositions and soft palette.
[ Above: Flora & Fauna / Good Wholesome Fun / Inconspicuous Consumption ]

03 October 2011

dear america


Dear America is a collection of 50 photographs, one in each U.S. state, curated to celebrate the launch of Zara's U.S. online shop on September 7th.
[ Above: Dear Iowa by Matt Niebuhr / Dear Utah by Nich Hance McElroy ]

28 September 2011

anthropologie + october wishes


My top two favorite items at Anthropologie right now. Love the texture and colors in these pieces. Would be so good for fall. If only I had more money...
[ Above: Veiled Alder Dress, $298 / Gradated Stripes Pullover, $88 ]

1882


Identity for the work of ceramicist and designer Emily Johnson. Designed by Domenic Lippa and his team at Pentagram. Simplicity is great.

25 September 2011

13 September 2011

saxton packaging by supply


The photoreal, clean approach to Saxton's packaging is perfect. It has such a great balance of style and function. Just gorgeous. Designed by New Zealand-based studio Supply.

the baertling wannabe


Absolutely love the line, shape, form and color in the series The Bærtling Wannabe, by Swedish photographer Carl Kleiner. The rest of his work is pretty great too. Definitely worth a look.

10 September 2011

emedemarta


I pretty much love everything about this jewelry line. Emedemarta makes these triangle necklaces in the most perfect palette, with details painted in the chain. I need them. Not to mention, their product photography is pretty much spot on.
[ Above: Fig. 3 B / Fig. 5 A ]

31 August 2011

soul bird by sanna annukka


Sanna Annukka's latest limited edition soul bird is now available. In Karelia, there is a tradition to keep a carved wooden bird by the bedside to keep the soul safe during sleep. Each bird is handcrafted in England from solid brown oak.

26 August 2011

friday find: gelato


This week's find is a photo of some delicious looking gelato, which is probably one of my favorite things to eat in the summer (and really, anytime of the year).

22 August 2011

oat + island creek oyster bar


A simple, effective, fun website that Oat created for Island Creek Oyster Bar, a restaurant located in Boston, Massachusetts.

21 August 2011

j.crew + fall boots


My favorite thing about fall and winter approaching is the layering of clothing and wearing boots, at least in the beginning. The excitement of boots kind of wears off once March rolls around and you are still wearing them. But oh J.Crew, I absolutely love all of your new fall boots and definitely wouldn't mind wearing any of these pairs for six months out of the year. They are so perfectly polished and in the best colors of the season.
[ Above: Miller Short Motorcycle Boots in chocolate, $265 / Miller Motorcycle Boots in black, $325 / Billie Buckle Boots in chocolate, $325 / Billie Short Buckle Boots in warm grey, $265 ]

14 August 2011

tu250x


So, something super exciting happened over the weekend. On Friday, I picked up my motorcycle! It's just a little Suzuki TU250x, but I already love him, and it's so fun just cruising around the city on this. In time, I'm going to modify parts of the bike, but for the time being, it's just good to get a better knowledge and feeling of being on the bike. Now he just needs a name...

08 August 2011

madewell + fall 11


Fall looks from Madewell. I love the color palettes that start popping up in fall clothes.

05 August 2011

friday find: sky planters


This week's find are these awesome sky planters. How cool would your plants look if they were hanging and growing upside down like this?!

03 August 2011

photo-lettering catalog


Spreads from House Industries' new photo-lettering catalog. I love those colors together and the fact that it's printed on newsprint.

29 July 2011

friday find: stars


This week's find is photo of the greatest star filled sky and Nilgiri Mountain, located in Kali Gandaki Valley in Nepal. This place looks absolutely beautiful.
[ Above: Photo by Anton Jankovoy]

27 July 2011

weekly want: ladder to loft


My want of the week is a ladder that leads up to a loft area. I'm enamored by this. It would be so fun to climb that ladder and sit up there and read, with light pouring through the windows. This can be found in the Zig Zag House, designed by David Coleman and located in Yarrow Point, Washington.

21 July 2011

curry + motorcycles


Just a quick little update on life things. A lot has happened since I last posted, and I thought some of you might want to know what I have been up to and why the lack of blog updates. Lately, I have been trying to hone in on my cooking skills by making something from scratch every weekend. Two weekends ago it was this curry. I substituted the chicken for pork and made a few small modifications to the recipe and ingredients, but overall, it turned out pretty well. It was fast, easy and tasty. But... the main thing taking up my time has been practicing riding a motorcycle. A lot. There's still a little bit of fear attached but also a sense of thrill and adventure. I love the feeling of being on a motorcycle and I think all of the practice paid off because last weekend, I passed my motorcycle test and now seriously get to look into buying my own. I'm so excited!

11 July 2011

la pochette by clare vivier


Natural, undyed leather clutches with neon silkscreened stripes. By Clare Vivier. $104 each.

weekly want: entryway


My want of the week is an entryway that's as unique as this one. Love the giant aloe plants and pink door against the stark white.

07 July 2011

philip govedare


Philip Govedare's landscape paintings are unbelievably beautiful. He describes his work as a response to the landscape we inhabit with all its complexity and layered meanings.
[ Above: Excavation #6 / Flood ]

06 July 2011

albin holmqvist + ef destinations


Typographic logotypes that Albin Holmqvist created for EF International Language Centers and their forty destinations worldwide.
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