I'm not much of a graphic designer, but I did take a class or two in college on it and my work at the letterpress shop has definitely taught me a love for a good font. Like these new free fonts from Smashing Magazine. Each one is so perfect! Found via Benign Objects.
I recently came across Kaye Blegvad's work and love it! She requested a single arrow from my shop and I suggested we trade a set of them for a pair of her darling hand cast arrow earrings. I can't wait to get them! Browsing through her illustrations, I found a few to share with you that either made me laugh or caught my eye. I also enjoyed her Something Happened Here photo series and Cat Encounters, where she is attempting to photograph every cat that crosses her path. I highly suggest a little side trip over to her portfolio!
You may have noticed that I have a tendency to like pretty much anything that's sparkly. I admit it, shimmer a bit and I'm yours. Like this geode wooden ornament by Michelle Hartney (via Design Crush), found a little too late, since I took the Christmas tree down last night. I know, I know. But James likes the tree up until his birthday and that was just a few days ago. For his birthday, I surprised him with an overnight stay at the darling Peery Hotel downtown. We have a bit of a thing for old hotels and since that visit, I also now have a major crush on his and her sinks. Nice rectangular ones with pedestals and big, flat edges.
I've missed Emily's show the last couple weeks but I heard an interview with Cults on NPR or something a couple months ago and really loved them. These girls have got an old timey feel but with a modern kick. Hope you enjoy it too!
Welcome to the New Year! My first day back at the job job was a busy one and also unfortunately full of grumpy people and a coworker who sings - a lot, poorly and songs that I would rather not have stuck in my head (Barbie Girl...really?) But then I got off work, had a great dinner, spent some time relaxing and then was productive all evening. James even picked up the place before I got home, extra treat!
We spent the past weekend at a condo with a bunch of friends and had a great time. Lots of laughing, lots of laziness and lots of good food. My friends can cook! We had homemade falafel, annual black bean soup, best blueberry muffins from scratch ever and baked oatmeal all in one weekend. I also finished off this book that my dear friend (who got a pixie haircut for the first time and looks stunning!) recommended to me and quite enjoyed it.
I say it's all a great start to 2012, welcome, new year, welcome!
Happy New Year! They always start with resolutions and one of mine is to keep up with this blog (good luck to me.) My computer decided to die last week though, so I'm sharing with James for the moment and he only relinquishes his computer when he gets sleepy...we'll see how it goes. In the meantime, back to sharing my favorite finds and odd bits. I LOVE this phone case. And the matching collection by Jade Sarita Arnsdorf. If only I had an iphone to go with it and you know, a lot of dollars to spend on clothes.