Tuesday, March 31, 2009

29 Black Street

I love this woman's blog. She lives in a beautiful house on the sea in Nova Scotia with her dog, Winn Dixie. Her artwork is charming and uplifting. Enjoy.

via: PoppyTalk

Monday, March 30, 2009

jennifer daniel

This site is a treasure chest full of smart, tongue-in-cheek illustrations. Be sure to read Jennifer's info. Check out her web address, too.

via: ShareSomeCandy

Saturday, March 28, 2009

they don't make 'em like this anymore

Wow. That's all I can say.

Friday, March 27, 2009

new math by craig damrauer

This site/idea is so smart and fun.

via: My Love For You (a site you should TOTALLY check out)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

the wild things are almost here

We have known that this was coming ... but Where the Wild Things Are looks even better than I had imagined. I love that there is a back story. I love the music. I love the cinematography. Each shot is frame worthy. I love the graphics. Looks like another movie we'll own.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

can you make that bigger?

I think for the next 12 to 14 years I am going to be in the dilemma of wanting for myself the adorable clothes made for little people. I did not have this problem with our first child, being that he is a boy. Makes me wish for my pre-pregnancy body that could wear girl's size 14. Oh well.

Above items from Garnet Hill. Below items from MiniBoden.

Monday, March 23, 2009

killed ideas

This is SUCH a great idea ... Blurb, the online marketing and publishing platform, has created a site to submit your best killed ideas. We all know that the best ideas rarely see the light of day. The real world favors mediocrity.

The Killed Ideas site is fantastically simple. There is a blog to match with lots of fun stuff to read. Boon Design, out of San Fran, created the site. The quote below (Walker Percy, The Moviegoer) is from Boon's site.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

harry potter - the redesign

These have been all over blog-land ... but I had to feature them. Illustrator M. S. Corley redesigned the Harry Potter books to look like Penguin classics. So cool.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

lovely design

This mom is SO talented. All of her creations are original and beautiful, including her little girl. One of my favorite parts about her blog is that she gives a step by step of how to make each of her items. Be sure to check out all of her companies.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

the silhouettes of joseph o holmes

It occurs to me as I write about more silhouettes that we might have Apple to thank for bringing them to the forefront. After all, the iPod campaign was groundbreaking before it became totally overplayed.

Joseph O. Holmes has beautiful pictures of people in front of the museum of natural history exhibits. I think the subject of the exhibits adds just the right amount of irony.

via: Here Are Things I Like ...

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Geninne D. Zlatkis

Geninne is an artist out of Mexico City. She paints colorful birds and pieces of nature. Much of her work reminds me of the stuff my Dad has painted. I love it.

Gennine's Etsy site.
Gennine's Flickr site.
Gennine's blog.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Multicolr Search Lab

An awesome color website pulling images from Flickr that contain whichever color(s) you choose.

via: DesignMom

Thursday, March 5, 2009

pick me up

Feeling a bit down and uninspired lately. These cheered me up. All by Anna Melcon Bond.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

the society of typographic arts

STA out of Chicago recently posted the Chicago Design Archive for 2008. It is just a reminder of how many great designers are in that city. More eye candy can be found in their archives here.

via: DesignFeast

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

flickr design

I no longer have to search Flickr for great design ... someone is doing it for me. Flickr design "is a weblog cataloging interesting and inspiring graphic design pieces posted to flickr."

Sunday, March 1, 2009

the 1950s

The brochure for Westvaco by Paul Gabor from 1953-1955 is amazing.