Lazy Linda

First off, if the name – Lazy Linda – doesn’t at least make you crack a smile you’re dead inside. Second, I know they’re designed with the kitchen in mind but I’d love to put a white one in my studio to help organize my ridiculous amount of art supplies. In other words, a really well-designed organizational product.


Win It: SITE / Sloane Ranger Laptop Bag

You may have noticed the super-curated Astoria-based shop SITE as one of my sponsors the past few months. I hope you’ve stopped over to checkout Mackenzie’s space, but if not here’s your chance – we’re giving away one of Sloane Ranger’s preppy-printed laptop bags this week! Choose between Wild Horses and Ditzy Flowers, each one measures 14 x 11″ and is sure to make you smile each and every time you lay eyes on it.

To Enter:
1. Tell me which print sets your heart aflutter.
2. Leave a valid email address. (Just for notifying the winner, promise!)
3. Do both before next Monday, March 19th at 12am CST.

See full giveaway disclosure and rules here

Congratulations to our winner, comment #134.


Happy Weekend

PHOTO: Greg Easton

01/ A font with 16 different sets of a numbers? A graphic designer’s dream come true.

02/ Love these half-dipped frames spotted at Gap Kids. Looks like an easy DIY to me!

03/ Beautifully decorated lightbulbs from Van Eijk + Van der Lubbe.

04/ Guest Checks. A blog for art created on the ubiquitous check.

05/ So excited for Rifle Paper Co.’s new fabric line!

06/ Super cool glass logs cast from real wood.

07/ Quirky DIY Jonathan Adler-inspired face vases.

08/ Colorful Edward Gorey-esque illustrations from Daniel Danger.

09/ A little bit gaga over this blog of curated collections!

10/ A fantastic bevy of paper flower projects.



I have yet to find the perfect way to display my cookbooks, but these days I’m daydreaming about the SSB-1. Fancy name, yes? I love the clean lines and tilt and have just the counter space in mind.


The Chicago Neighborhoods

The Chicago Neighborhoods project is designer Steve Shanabruch’s take on the city he loves. As he says, “a neighborhood with a logo is better than a neighborhood without.” Shanabruch will be posting a new black and white design every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until all 77 community areas and some of the more well-known neighborhoods are represented. (Can’t wait to see Wicker Park, my haunting grounds for a bit in the early oughts!)