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Posted In create, graphics, illustration, painting, paper goods, prints
London-based Richard Keeling‘s Shadow Shapes series makes my graphic-loving heart explode from delight. And there’s really only one thing that can possibly make it any better – you can purchase your own prints!
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It’s been awhile since a letterpress shop smacked me upside the head and left me reeling. (In a good way.) But that’s exactly what I happened when I first laid eyes on 42 Pressed a few months ago. The color, style, and sizing of every piece is spot on spectacular. Shop founder and creative director Jackie Hall Robinson fuses hand painting, patterns, typography, and letterpress to create something so good that I can’t help but gush.
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Designer-owners Amy Pastre and Courtney Rowson are creating amazing things for desktop, tabletop, and travel. Within the past year or so I’ve become a massive fan of these ladies and what they’re doing over at Sideshow Press. Amy and Courtney believe in great design and craftsmanship for everyday products and are dedicated to working with remarkable materials and like-minded American manufacturers. All things I stand behind wholeheartedly. It doesn’t hurt that they know their way around a letterpress machine like a couple of bosses either.
Posted In accessories, cocktails, create, entertaining, house and home, living, office, paper goods, style, wear it
Antique Bird Illustration by The Black Vinyl // Banana Bread Recipe by Drunk Girl Designs // Create Something Today by Words Brand // Hanging Pink Moon by Fybur // I Don’t Believe in Magic by Jolie Marche
Make It With Your Hands by Half Hazard Press // Moonrise by Beth Hoeckel Collage & Design // Neighborhood Patterns City Maps by 42 Pressed // Torched by Kaydi Bishop // Virginia Woolf Dreams by Laurel Canyon Dreaming
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I always struggle when explaining just what I do for a living to others. You’d think after 8 1/2 years of Design Crush I’d have nailed down an elevator pitch, but nope. Usually I resort to saying something about the site being a reflection of my aesthetic yadda yadda yadda. That is until a few months ago when I came across this quote by Maira Kalman and it resonated like no other. I feel like this is the absolute perfect way to describe my day to day and if I could use it as the entirety of my bio I would.
I share things I love daily with you, but of course I don’t own all of them. Not even a fraction. One of my favorite posts each year is this one, where I get to share the things I use day in and day out that have stood the test of life. So in my best Oprah voice, herewith are my faaaavorite thiiiiiings for 2015!
1/Artifact Uprising’s Wood Cleat – This sleek reclaimed wood cleat has a magnetic closure system, making it super easy to swap out whatever art/photo/etc you want to display at any given moment.
2/Casper – You’ve surely heard about this startup that’s changing the mattress industry. I got mine back in March and haven’t woken up with a sore back or hips since. I really cannot recommend it enough! (Hit me up if you want a coupon!)
3/Cold Gold – This line of hand-crafted geometric and leather jewelry has become my go-to for daily wear and gifting. It doesn’t hurt that the owner is super sweet either!
4/Neoflam – Cast aluminum cookware that’s non-stick and seamless is perfect for making dinner every night. Because when something is this easy to clean up it’s way less likely to end up sitting in my sink for a week.
5/Urbanears Plattan ADV Wireless – I’ve worn this line for years, but they recently released the first Bluetooth headphones in their lineup and I’m completely hooked.
6/Parabo Press Risograph Prints – Really all of their personalized print goods, but especially the pink risographs are amazing. The app is also super easy to use which says a lot in this day and age.
7/Treat Collection – Since trying out this non-toxic line of nail polishes and remover I haven’t used anything else. Great coverage, no odor – what else could be better?
8/Nest – I first plugged my new learning thermostat in this past spring. Not only is it interesting to see it learn your habits, it’s also fantastic seeing the difference in your bills.
9/Canary – Quite simply the easiest all-in-one home security system that’s ever been. You control it all from your phone and there’s zero setup.
10/Frederick’s & Mae Playing Cards – Some of the most eye-catching I’ve ever come across, they even make solitaire that much better!Posted In beauty bag, features, house and home, jewelry, kitchen, living, music, paper goods, prints, round up, series, style, wear it, wood
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Every year I think I’m going to skip out on doing a photo card to send out for the holidays, but then I see a design that I just can’t stop thinking about and order them. This year was no different, thanks to Artifact Uprising‘s modern looks and beautiful sayings.
After 8 1/2 years of Design Crush I figured now was a good time to do a card to send out to sponsors and PR folk who I work with on the regular. I really liked the idea of sharing a peek at my home and aesthetic for the photo, so you might recognize the shot on it from this month’s holiday mantle post.
For my family and personal friends it was none other than my pup, Bebe, front and center! I snapped this photo of her last year before decorating, and paired with the sentiment it was a perfect match. (This is also the first year I’ve included my pets names on a card – the decision to makes me laugh!)
I also toyed with the idea of New Year cards as I rushed to get the house decorated, gifts bought, and cards written out and in the mail. They’re such a great option for those of us who note December as the busiest month of the year both personally and work-wise. In fact, I’m already half planning on it for holiday season!Posted In behind the scenes, cards, christmas, create, holidays, living, new years, paper goods, sponsored post
1/Geometry Planner 2/Gold Foil Any-Year Daily Planner 3/Color Pop Planner 4/Life Planner 5/Planner for Creative Passion Makers 6/2016 Planner 7/Weekly/Monthly Planner 8/Arches Weekly Planner 9/DAYZ 2016 10/Kalenderheft 2016
I hope you haven’t chosen your 2016 planner or calendar just yet, because today we’re sharing the best of the best! Twenty planners and sixty calendars right here, right now. The only problem? I want them all!
11/Monthly Planner 12/Aurora Planner 13/Moment Planner (Large) 14/Marble Planner 15/24/7 Planner 16/Day Designer 17/B6 Weekly Planner 18/Wise Words 17-Month Planner 19/Purple Floral Year-Less Planner 20/Weekly Diary (Large)
1/Brush Script Calendar 2/Great Musicians Calendar 3/A Moon a Month for 2016 4/2016 Coffee & Tea 5/2016 XL Wall Calendar 6/2016 Calendar 7/Stendig Calendar 8/2016 Letterpress Stump Calendar 9/2016 Typography Calendar 10/2016 Calendar Linen Tea Towel
11/2016 Desk Calendar 12/2016 Calendar 13/Flora & Fauna 2016 Wall Calendar 14/2016 Moon Calendar 15/2016 Monthly Constellations Calendar 16/CMYK Color Swatch Calendar 17/2016 Fruit of the Month Calendar Kit 18/2016 Cocktails Calendar 19/2016 Calendar Tea Towel 20/2016 Seasonal Beer Pairings Calendar
21/2016 Calendar 22/2016 Classic Cocktails Calendar 23/2016 Birthstone Letterpress Calendar 24/2016 Famous Poets Wall Calendar 25/2016 Desk Calendar 26/2016 MMXVI Letterpress Wall Calendar 27/2016 Marble Desktop Calendar 28/Perpetual Calendar 29/2016 Floral Calendar 30/Wall Calendar
31/2016 Calendar Printable 32/2016 Stitch the Star Calendar Kit 33/2016 Interactions Wall Calendar 34/2016 Gem & Mineral Calendar 35/2016 Seasonal Moon Calendar 36/Frankie 2016 Wall Calendar 37/Amy Rice Art 2016 Calendar 38/Constellations Perpetual Calendar 39/Constellation Wall Calendar 40/Planet Coaster Calendar
41/Flora Calendar 2016 42/Pattern & Post Card 2016 Calendar 43/2016 Wall Calendar 44/Metamorphosis 2016 Calendar 45/2016 Polygons Calendar 46/Botanical Calendar 2016 47/2016 Calendar Download 48/Gold Foil 2016 Calendar 49/2016 Watercolor Calendar 50/2016 Calendar
51/Blush Wall Calendar 52/Edition #2 National Park 2016 Calendar 53/2016 Desk Calendar 54/2016 Mid-Century Modern Calendar 55/Whales 2016 Calendar 56/2016 Moon Calendar 57/2016 Calendar 58/2016 Constellation Calendar 59/2016 Calendar 60/2016 Wall CalendarPosted In calendars, create, paper goods, round up, series
This year, instead of breaking up our usual December roundups into parts, we’re going big. A mega holiday card collection, a mega 2016 calendar post, mega holiday DIYs, and our usual imaginary Christmas celebration. This way you’ll be less likely to miss out on any favorites and all the more likely to get into a festive spirit! To start off here are 50 holiday cards I’d love to show up in my mailbox.
Posted In cards, christmas, create, holidays, living, paper goods