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.