Friday, April 29, 2011
There were TWO smooches for all you West Coasters who missed the LIVE showing. Ahhhh this makes me SO happy! And yes I was up at 5AM to watch it. And yes I cried, clapped and cheered "Yay!!" several times at my TV. What a happy, happy day! And the happiness continues on within the walls of Ogilvy today... walking through the front doors this morning, they've hung a giant British flag up in honor of the happy couple. Happy Friday everyone!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Above are some snapshots from the amazing San Francisco artist Lisa Congdon's "Collection A Day" project from last year. For the 365 days of 2010, Lisa artfully captured collections, whether by photograph, illustration, paint... you name it. She documented her work through a blog, and has now compiled the project more recently into a book. And even more exciting, she's selling some of her prints through Etsy! The top plastic yarn bobbins image was the collection from my birthday last year. Enjoy.
Welp... there goes my savings. 20x200 will now be the recipient of all of my money. You can pick prints out by color. BY COLOR! And I am in LOVE with their blog. Chock full of good ideas. Don Carney's whale print will be my first purchase. Happy Almost Friday!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Thinking about painting my living room grey and needed some inspiration. I'm loving the stark white trim look with the grey walls, with hints of color accents throughout the room. My problem is I get marks and scuffs on my white walls from everyday wear and tear, so the grey will cover, yet still enhance the walls nicely. Plus, it's a new year in the apartment. Need a fresh change. And while we're at it... grey or gray? Can someone please set the records straight for me? Happy Tuesday peeps!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Well first things first, having Lonny Magazine in my life... GAME CHANGER. This bi-monthly mag will seriously become a new ritual for me. Their 'about us' page alone has me searching for their Job Opportunities link : "At Lonny, we believe in making design choices that lead to personal happiness. We value individual style and independent thinking, and are convinced that inspired design can be achieved anywhere—from the smallest studio apartment to the grandest estate." Above are some images from a Lonny piece on Colleen Locke's Cape Cod home. Her home is part of a series in the March/April edition, and of all the homes, truly spoke to me the most. I'm a sucker for post and beam, so naturally this home is my heaven. I'd love to tag along with Colleen on one of her vintage binge fests, or even just live in her store. Either/or would work. That overhead shot of the living room with the old school arcade games in the back... simply parfait!
Monday, April 18, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Do you guys ever pay attention to restaurant logos and typography styles? As expected, I do... BIG time. My roommate and I once had a discussion about how we immediately judge restaurants by their awning font choices. Too far? Maybe, but I'm a font snob. My lovely sister recently forwarded this gem of an artist to me to do a post about, and I couldn't be more in love. She has literally done the logo and design work for ALL of my favorite restaurants in the city. So glad my sister and I have similar tastes. Always a good thing to have a fellow font snob -err- design junky to chat with. Check out more of Louise's work here.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Man oh man I LOVE creative people. This is one of the best DIY little projects I've seen this year, courtesy of the amazing How About Orange. VERY cute idea. I wish I still had my Pantone book from college. Blast!