Wednesday, December 26, 2007

a little something to look forward to

mid-february, sustainable and super cute line beausoleil releases it's new line. preview the (mostly dress) spring line now here.
above: beau breeze, beau snap, beau boat

a little red house

on north haven, an island in maine. . .this is one of those days we'd like a little maine house to retreat from all the craziness to.
this guy's for sale for about 150

and some pretty shots of downtown north haven

and some beautiful north haven scenery. . .

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007


today our little monkey turns two. it's hard to believe it was only two years ago she came into our life. and also, i can't believe she's not "officially" a baby anymore. she is my most proudest creation. i love you, rubala!

Monday, December 10, 2007

alyson fox

ah! a new post! hooray!

my head is spinning after checking out the work of alyson fox (but then again, i have a head cold too!). kidding aside, i'm blown away by this girl's talent. i first came across a print of hers on little paper planes (which, if you don't know about, is a great site to score up some original prints). then i saw some other prints on keep calm (another great site for prints- this time in the UK) and decided to do some more investigating and found even more great prints on alyson's own website. . .as seen above

and then as if the prints weren't smart and pretty enough, she has a very sassy and sustainable line of apparel too! her apparel site- is simple and so well done- instead of stills, she uses video to paint a more lifestyley view of the model moving around her apartment (impeccably styled) dressed in her effortlessly chic fashions. the site is beautiful, fun, clever, and so fantastically done- and the clothes are that kind of easy, thrown-on kind of sophisticated and sexy that goes well with bedhead. it's like an anthro catalog come to life. . .which, is not so uncanny considering when i do a little googling around, she too was a former visual manager for anthro!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

why the posts are few and . . .

i've been finding some really lovely stuff around the web, much of which is now in our possession in the form of various people's holiday presents. so sadly i can't share for fear of spoiling surprises for so many people. hmmm. more soon though i promise

Monday, November 26, 2007

lovely carlita

my friend carla is a super talented photographer so i wanted to share some of her work. i love her diptychs and triptychs, many from her "stasis/flux" series. they're very poetic and design savvy, a language all to themselves.
top: adrift, bottom: rift. see more on her website

painting of the day #1

i'm not a jewelry girl (more often than not i have hair elastics on my wrist) but this ring is like rock candy and a picture of it has been taped inside my journal for a year or two now. ummmmm. it's actually called the "happy ring". damn straight. designer: paolo costagli

marcus oakley

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

liz schuppe

i came across the artist liz schuppe in lena corwin's blog
i love these two paintings.
check out more of her work here

afforable holiday presents on etsy- take one

art by oh my cavalier (read my original post about oh my cavalier here)

gocco printed desk calendars from modern printed matter

handprinted tees and totes from maryink

postcards from bismo080

labels from remake

personalized pencil bouquets by sweet paperie

possum beanie from justjussi

mahogany earrings from orno

mobile from pukapuka

five and a half

this year i am trying to get my holiay shopping on early, since that's usually me making something at the last minute. so as i find neat, cute, unique, handmade and one-of-a-kind stuff i'll post it. eh voila.

i recently stumbled across five and a half, a brooklyn bookmaking and design studio. judy lee creates unique handmade journals with great covers, many of them inspired from varied landscapes.and they're eco-friendly! her description is best:
Each journal is filled with pages of sugarcane fiber and postconsumer recycled paper, a textweight surface that is ideal for writing, drawing, and painting, while leaving the planet's dwindling supply of trees untouched. There are useful details present in each journal ~ an inner pocket for looseleaf notes, and a perfect-bound spine so that each book opens flat for writing and drawing across the pages. The cover designs are made in limited editions, featuring original illustrations or photography.
the top journal, the ossining mural, is panoramic format. i love the inside pocket- and other varieties have a pen loop and come with an "old school pencil". swwweeet. visit their website here

Thursday, October 25, 2007


introducing. . .moop.
moop is a hand-maker of really cooly designed bags.
to quote her blog: "Our objective is to provide a supremely crafted bag made by hand and intended to last. We aim to change the way people dream about clothes by creating a model of high quality, modern, sweatshop free goods, that are simple and just a bit understated". The fraulein bag, pictured above, seems to me to be one of those bags that makes owning one good bag just enough!
and. . .i'm not sure where she lives (somewhere in the northeast) but her studio/home is enviably inspirational.

you can buy moop bags on etsy here
she also has a moop website and a blog

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

victionary books

check out these fabulous looking graphics books! all put out by victionary, a publisher that seems to specialize in "out of the box' design. if the insides are anything like the outside then we're in business. you can purchase a lot of them on amazon (or wishlist them as i did), and they seem to have few but great reviews. they have a sassily designed website (which a design book publisher should!) with a more comprehensive view of all their publications. . .

robert ryan

i came across a mention of london artist rob ryan on bloesem blog. he is primarily a paper cut artist who does introspective lovelies that comment on relationships in a touching way. he has an etsy shop with tiles inspired by his paper cuts. he has a great blog. best of all, his website has a great collection of his amazing paper cut work. he also apparently has a book out too!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

listen up

albert hammond jr!
the guitarist from the strokes who came out with his own album this year.
if you haven't heard him, check out his album here. i recommend 'everyone gets a star'. and david sent me 'blue skies' but i don't know where he found it. enjoy!
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