Wednesday, October 13, 2010

artful by threadless

Did you know that tons of the amazing images from threadless T's are available as prints?! Yes, this is my big newsflash after many weeks of neglecting to blog : )

Saturday, September 25, 2010

drop shadow that I won't dropkick

Despite the slogan, this one can stay. A fun flyer that my good friend Rachel found on the streets of Seattle this past summer. I snapped this picture on photobooth to document the effective use of a solid drop shadow. Besides, I always enjoy the fresh combination of blue and orange. Complimentary colours, yah know? Funky boho tapestry backdrop care of Rachel's sister Caity : )

Thursday, September 23, 2010

write on!

A few lovely journals from Felt & Wire Shop. I loved the crafty handmade vibe of the Shop's logo too!

Friday, September 17, 2010

crafty for kate

paper leaves and flowers artfully shot by Johnny Miller Photography for Kate Spade.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

prints charming

Yes, more about decorating...ha! Etsy is a super spot to find unique and charming prints to add some razzle dazzle to your space. clockwise from top {1} Dancing by Matte Stephens. {2} Grilled Peaches by Claudia Pearson. {3} Things That Are Long by one canoe two.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

decor daydreams

So, in a few short weeks I will be finally moving into an apartment in my favourite funky Vancouver neighbourhood. While I should be focusing on important aspects of moving - tenant's insurance, logistics of moving furniture on the ferry and packing - I find my myself in an eternal daydream of everything to do with decorating the new space. Although I will be renting so I can't do anything too ambitious (such as ripping up the navy carpet in favour of hardwood...), I do have some creative decorating ideas up my sleeve! Check out the inspirational images above that I have saved during one of my many long winded perusals of apartment therapy's Small, Cool Contest.

Monday, September 13, 2010

ribbons & folds

I am liking the variations of graphic ribbons that create the illusion of folding that I have come across lately. Clean, simple and still visually engaging. From top right: {1} Kite String Studio by Euan Mackenzie. {2} Production Diagram by 76Design. {3} Schoen und Wider Druck, by Kreativer Kopf. {4} Article1 as found on Logo Orange.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

fallin' for vests

Two layered vest looks from the J.Crew Fall Collection.
{1} Delmy Zip Vest.{2} Jardin Lace Vest. These options are both pricey (especially the lace one!) so I think I will check out local thrift stores or even summer clearouts to find a similar vest and wear it over a T or henley that I already have.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

farewell summer

Farewell Summer, it's been wonderful! So many memories of family, friends and great summer spots, such as Jericho Beach, where I took this magical photo. What was less magical was the large hole disguised in the lush grash that I stepped into causing me to do a faceplant before I took the photo, but hey, it's just another memory : )

Thursday, September 2, 2010

precious portraits

Hands down, the cutest portraits I have ever seen! Baby animal photography by Sharon Montrose. I think I really might have to buy prints of the deer and the porcupine...I am quite a sap : )

bits of black

Geometric black inset pieces make pale dresses pop. {1} Blur Palette Dress by Zimmermann. {2} Lacey Dress by Black Halo.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

mario is super

The finished product of the Super Mario Brothers vinyl wall decals I made for my 7-year-old nephew. I traced out all of the individual pieces in illustrator, used a cutting machine to cut the shapes in the correct colour and then reassembled each character like a layered (sticky, ridiculous, air bubbled, infuriating) puzzle. Why is Luigi on a motorcycle and Yoshi enjoying a casual ride on Bullet Bill you ask? Well, because my art director was 7, that's why. Maybe this Mario wall will serve as a not so subtle hint for the Nintendo Wii that is on the top of his Christmas List : )

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

light it up

Gold + gauzy: four fresh light fixtures. {1} Icarus Light by Tord Boontje & Artecnica. {2} Recycled Metal Etch Pendant Shade from Urban Outfitters. {3} IKEA PS MASKROS. {4} Work Lamp by Design House Stockholm & Form Us With Love.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

letters i love

Quirky typography made with found objects. {1} "September" by Owen Gildersleeve. {2} "Trend" by Lo Bjurulf. {3} XYZ Typography by Chris Tozer (this one is made of envelopes if you can't tell!). {4} Visual Messages by Typography Served.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

just my type

A few of my favourite typographic posters that I found here.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

grow baby, grow!

a growth chart i am making for my two little nieces. those typographic flowers i made the other day came in handy!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

spread the love

While searching for a local place to have some chair cushions reupholstered this afternoon, I accidentally came across the Young House Love site. Just another happy accident thanks to google! The blog documents a young couple in Virginia who are redecorating their first home on a budget. Check it out for tons of inexpensive ideas and great design inspiration!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

vintage (inspired?)

some interesting vintage inspired posters that i came across while researching a project.
i think the freckled ginger boy poster may actually be vintage and the swirly hot dog poster is a contemporary design with vintage flare - regardless, both are great to look at!

Monday, August 2, 2010


Some serious footwear by Jeffrey Campbell. {1} Sheman leather wrapped wedge. {2} Miramar wooden wedge with leather straps.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

{ copy / paste / rotate }

some of my friday afternoon doodling that resulted in some geometric floral motifs made out of simple symbols.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

study in style

Amazing angles, vibrant shots of colour and bold typography make the Seattle Central Library any designers dream space. I had the opportunity to visit the library last weekend and I was left in awe of its contemporary and inspiring design. The building was designed by architects Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus of OMA/REX. If only my study space in university was as amazing as this! (image source: google images)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

logo lovin'

Simple, clean & contemporary - logos by Promise Tangeman Creative. Love her site and the tunes that play while you are browsing : )

Sunday, July 25, 2010

fishs eddy

Fun finds from the Fishs Eddy store in NYC. My friend Rachel stumbled upon this store when she was in New York and loved the affordable whimsical glassware, linens and other home accessories. I love them too!

Friday, July 9, 2010

the braidy bunch

Wonderful woven accessories: {1} MCKINNA necklace by ALDO Accessories. {2} Sunglasses from Forever21. {3} Braided Chain Headband from Forever21. {4} Caressa Sandals by ALDO.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

summery invites

Cute invites for your summer bbqs and cocktail parties from Kate's Paperie.