Tuesday, June 30, 2009

first harvest

Our new house came with over 50 raspberry bushes. Yesterday I picked our first bowl full. D ate half of them. It is so fun to eat out of your yard. We also planted tomatoes (D calls them "matos"), carrots, cucumbers, green beans and corn. If you ever want to get a toddler to eat his veggies, just plant 'em.

photo composition credit: oijoy photo

logos logos logos

Stumbled onto Wolda this morning and am SO inspired. Beautiful, conceptual logos from around the world.

Monday, June 29, 2009


I thought FOR SURE that I had featured Christopher David Ryan at some point in our blogging history. After ample searching I found that I have not. Ryan is a Portland, Maine based graphic artist. I absolutely love that he is not in NYC or San Fran. For some reason his location makes him more original. You can see his work here and here and here and here and here. All of it reminds me of the graphic art of the 50s and 60s.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

beautiful covers

Check out all of these back issues of Arts and Architecture. You can sign up for a day to download, but don't be deceived ... they only give you a random few pages, which does not include the fabulous cover.

Monday, June 22, 2009

new address

Wouldn't any one of these rubber stamps from PaperWink make a great house warming present?

via: Oh Joy!

father's day

I finally ordered Make Your Own Path from Douglas Wilson. It was T's Father's Day present. T is a water person, so I asked Doug if he had any prints with large bodies of water. He gave me two fabulous options. Enclosed with the poster was a hand typed personal note and four totally random slides, mostly from the 60s. I love getting little extra surprises from artists.

Friday, June 19, 2009


I do not frequent the SwissMiss blog. So every time I do visit I am blown away by all of the cool stuff that she finds. The above "Not So Little Red Riding Hood" is from a project on JPG called "Fallen Princesses".

Wooden signs are from Rockett St. George via PoppyTalk.

And the "O" and "P" are from a 1964 Space Alphabet book.

Monday, June 15, 2009

chair obsession

If you ask my husband if there is anything I am obsessed with he'll answer "those chairs from the Sundance catalog". Tolix 1934 cafe chairs to be exact. It is hard to justify spending $200 on just one chair. But maybe we could buy one at a time. Just today I found this great antique site out of Chicago (nothing like stumbling upon a place you wished you had visited when you LIVED in that city!) Check out their vintage Tolix chairs. Beautiful!

Monday, June 8, 2009

black out

I mentioned that I had to make black out curtains for D's room. It is as bright as the sun at 5:30 am. Last weekend D and I printed cars and trucks using potatoes and acrylic paint. The advantage of an abstract print is you can't tell the difference between what a three year old painted and a 35 year old printed.

dance party!!!

Is it possible for parents to be more excited than their kid for their three year old birthday party? D has asked for a dance party after he attended one in January. T has been making play lists. Our new garage opens into the backyard. It's going to be decked out with a bubble machine, disco ball and light machine. Two hours of break down!

The invite inspiration was from this Beck poster by The Small Stakes.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

homemade board book

Check out this adorable book that Erin Jang made for her nephew. I had no idea that you could buy blank board books. Oh the things you could make!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

camp stationary

I loved camp. The footlockers, the ropes course, the canoing, the gorging on chocolate. I actually loved the time that we sat down to write letters. I realize now that it is one of the few places kids are away from technology. What a good thing! This camp stationary by PH Design is adorable. You order it complete with your own address. And you can pick out your favorite icons, colors and fonts.