Thursday, February 28, 2013

quintessential letterpress artwork

I am such an admirer of the Australian Quintessential Magazine and store. I can't stop from perusing through every page and item. Today I stumbled across these fantastic letterpress block artwork pieces. These are so graphic and wonderful.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

fiat color love

I can't get enough of the cute, minty green Fiats. Technically called Verde Chiaro (light green). 
I'm not sure any other car could pull of this hue.

Monday, February 25, 2013

pop of oxford color

I love a pop of bright color and I am enamored with this oxford shoe collection from Cole Haan. It's so fresh and fun. The details are great- a stripe of color on the wood heel and the bright yellow soles. Check them all out (even if it's just to drool) at Cole Haan.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

palm springs & the lovely trina turk

I apologize for my lack of posts lately, I was in Palm Springs and I'm still in vacation mode. I have to tell you about my new love of Trina Turk. While wondering around downtown Palm Springs, we stumbled upon the beautifully vivid and bright Trina Turk flagship store. I have known of Trina Turk but I had never been in her store and WOW it is filled with her bold colors and cool textile design. It really is eye candy. She has a retro Palm Springs vibe with a mod twist. If you ever get the chance you need to step into this lovely store.

all photos are kindly borrowed from

Friday, February 15, 2013

in the mail

It's been awhile since I've done it but I finally got to send out some Valentines this year! I kept it simple using red hearts & pattern envelopes from Paper Source . I decorated them with my trusty white-out pen & some washi tape.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

a heart filled day

Wishing you a lovely day! Hopefully filled with a handmade Valentine or two...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

one of my favorite projects

This was such a fun gift to give my little friend, Emma. Thanks to the Oh Happy Day amazing blog for the step by step of this brilliant craft idea. I did learn, the bigger the letters, the easier this project is. So many fun gifts to come from this little introduction!

Emma 10" paper letters lit up | Emma letters pre-lighting
Oh Happy Day How to "N" close up | Oh happy day "Bonjour" colored letters

Friday, February 8, 2013

in the mail

Nothing says happy birthday quite like a rock ticket, right?!
Birthday rock ticket letterpress card from a. favorite design.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

jewelry love: myfriendroze

I saw this jewelry line at NYIGF and it just sticks with me. Every time I look at it I find something new to love about it. The colors, the metal work, a collection inspired by bubble wrap...

"This collection is cast from a mold made from bubble wrap. yep... the packing material.  All pieces are handcrafted from reclaimed sterling silver." View the bubble wrap collection at

"The mosaic collection is handcrafted and hand forged sterling silver necklaces, earrings, rings and cufflinks.  Set in each sterling piece is a mosaic that is handmade from glass seed beads and colored grout." View the line at
photos are kindly used from

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

gotta have it: wyatt little sneakers

I love these urban shoe pots from Wyatt Little. They are inspired by shoes hanging from telephone lines in all of our cities- classic urban art, right? Here's a great ceramic version perfect for air plants or succulents. They are so simple and such a cool show piece for home or office. I can't wait to get a pair. Learn more about the process and artist in this Knock Knock interview, Meet Wyatt Little...

photos kindly used from

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

color love: NYIGF

Well I'm back from the New York International Gift fair. And Wow, there is so much stuff to go through and remember from this huge show. So this week will be NYIGF week. When it comes to color I was in love with this fair trade, hand embroidered, Peruvian line: Jenny Krauss. I love a pop of color and thought these belts were just great, actually the entire Jenny Krauss line was lovely and memorable to me! Check out Inside the designer's studio with Jenny Krauss.

pillows $100 each | embroidered flower belt $65 | embroidered low top sneakers $72 | black, gray & white belt $70 | belts that make you feel good $65 | coin pouch $28 | luggage tag $12

Friday, February 1, 2013