Archive for the ‘image’ Category

The Bird and The Bee + Hall and Oates

The Bird and The Bee: Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates

This has to be my most favorite music discovery in quite a while and absolutely MADE my Friday morning.

I found this gem on Spotify (i love you). Listen here if you have an account or find it here on

A girl without freckles is like…

A Girl Without Freckles by Kenny and Zook

While reading Brandi’s post encouraging readers to think of five things you love about yourself each day (her posts are genuine and lovely. always.), I spotted this poster.

I haven’t thought about my freckles, and I especially haven’t thought to love them, in quite a while. But I am right now.

by Finny & Zook of Brooklyn, NY.

Recent lessons in procrastination

Done is Better Than Perfect by Ben Barry
A print inside Facebook by resident designer, Ben Barry.

Don't Fucking Procrastinate Mug
From the always wise, Good Fucking Design Advice.

How Colors Affect Purchases

How do colors affect purchases

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KISSMetrics is amazing. And so is this infographic.

(via Inspired Magazine)

Shut the Front Door

Shut the Front Door handmade sign

This makes me smile. And what a perfect yellow! (my color of the moment).

Anna Garforth’s Edible Poster

Anna Garforth Edible Poster

First cake, and now cookies. All this typographic baking makes me smile.

(via Quipsologies)

The Cake Sale

The Cake Sale

Real, glorious, cake typography.

(via Designinspiration)

Does this mean I’m old?

I Will Not Brag to Interns

Because this so cracked me up!

Chinese Dim Sum

Chinese Dim Sum, originally uploaded by karenisme08.

i will have you! been craving dim sum lately and this photo just sealed the deal, even if it is fake. must go for dim sum tomorrow!

i love you, blogs and coffee

i love you blogs and coffee print by jenniferramos

so true.

Hand silk-screened print by Jennifer Ramos.


New York City Street Numbers Oct 2009

New York City Street Numbers Oct 2009

There’s so much to love about Papercut, I kinda don’t know where to begin. They seem to always have a camera at the ready and create gobs of amazing design work.

Their globetrotting life is almost too awesome to paraphrase so I’ll just do a copypaste jig right here:

Minh Anh Vo & Victor Schuft are two French graphic designers, though their names may sound either Vietnamese or German. Minh Anh was born in Annecy and grew up in Paris. Victor comes from Troyes. They met in Brussels, where they studied Graphic Design and Typography at La Cambre School of Arts. After graduating in 2006, they decided to move to Los Angeles and eventually got married at LAX. They are now living and working in Brooklyn.

I was drawn in by this photo series of Street Numbers but you’ll want to look around at everything else too.

Don’t these snaps express the look and feel of each city? Makes me want to carry a big lens everywhere.

Troyes Street Numbers Dec. 2006

Troyes Street Numbers Dec. 2006

Los Angeles Street Numbers Nov. 2007

Los Angeles Street Numbers Nov. 2007

laugh every day

Live Now Art Print by Maxime Francout

Live Now Art Print by Maxime Francout

Made me smile. Thanks, Jaime.

(via Design Milk)

Be complementary

Team Work by Ginger Monkey

I have a sticky on my dashboard that reads “Be complementary.”

It’s my reminder to always be a whole half to our duo. To collaborate on goals by successfully dividing the tasks. To fill gaps, not just identify them. To motivate when the drive gets sluggish and lighten when the mood gets heavy. The purple to his yellow; the orange to his blue.

Image: Team Work by Ginger Monkey

(via Holiday Matinee)

Stay Wonky

Aardvark Manifesto 2011

How awesome are Lesley & Pea? Sussex artists who adore letterpress and run a tearoom called Aardvark in the beautiful St. Leonards on Sea. They first printed their manifesto in 2009 as a prize for customers who completed a loyalty card.

Last year’s inspired us to: Kill Your TV, and so much more.

Here they’re at it again with more wonderful words to live by: Aardvark Manifesto 2011.

Knitted armchair slip cover

hand knitted armchair slip cover by biscuitscout

Oh yes, please.

This is some serious knitting inspiration. Need to get a few gajillion projects under my belt first.

Made to order by BiscuitScout.

Sweethearts by Jonathan Lewis

Sweathearts by Jonathan Lewis

Sweethearts by Jonathan Lewis—limited edition prints available at 20×200.

i love you more than pizza

Valentine Pizza by One Charming Party

It’s true. I do love you more than pizza. And pizza’s pretty damn good.

Happy hearts day!

Pizza by One Charming Party (visit for the how-tos). Photo by Sara Westbrook.

Hipster Ariel, you’re a funny gal

Hipster Ariel helvetica

Hipster Ariel lame

Hipster Ariel, we should hang out some time.

Here’s the tumblr: Fuck Yeah Hipster Ariel
Here’s the twitter feed: @HipsterMermaid

Bicycle Portraits

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Tanya fouche 9464s

Jors moentsabato 0122

Ernestus segers 6693s

Bicycle Portraits is an inspiring doc photo project by Sten Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler. Their project investigates bicycle culture in South Africa and the lack of cyclist commuters on the roads. They do so by celebrating the commuters they do find, through photography. They’re shooting the entire project from their own bicycles while traveling around the country.

They’ve been raising money on Kickstarter since last summer to publish a book of the project. The photos are also available on their website and include candid interview captions and a map of where the photo was taken.

The images are full of character, making it difficult to not lose a good chunk of minutes wandering through them.

Ensemble: The Style of Music

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I would love to have a music room. It would have records and a Crosley, great speakers and a couple iPods full of music, and a piano, and drum set, a few guitars, a mound of cushy pillows to sit on, and these on the wall. And these too.

Moxy Creative House presents Ensemble: The Style of Music, a set of limited edition prints that rock and roll.

(via designmilk twitter)

Jamie Kite’s (@ravenousfig) eye-catching infographic resume

Jamie Kite infographic resume
(Click the image to see it bigger)

So creative and original. Just love this.

Jim Plush discovered Jamie‘s resume on Forrst, and wrote all about it here.

(via Hacker News)

Class of 2011 Social Media High School Yearbook

Class Of 2011: If Social Media Were a High School
Flowtown – Social Media Marketing Application

I got a kick out of this. Go see it large and legibly on Flowtown.

Disastro Ecologico Wallpaper Series by Alberto Seveso

Disastro Ecologico Wallpaper Series by Alberto Seveso

Just downloaded these. So pretty.

(via My Adventure is Your Advantage)

Butterfly Wedges

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I keep making eyes at these shoes.

The Jealous Curator

ludovica gioscia rococo installation

ludovica gioscia rococo installation

masako miki amnesia series

masako miki amnesia series

erin o'keefe our home my home

erin o’keefe our home my home

When I first came across The Jealous Curator just before attending Alt, I was in love right away. Her eye and personal taste have me nodding with affection as a scroll through post after post.

Above are just a couple pieces I’ve loved while looking around.

And guess what, she’s just as lovely in person as the art on her blog is captivating. But wait, that’s not all, The Jealous Curator’s identity and her personal artwork were recently revealed.

I’ll let my friends do the story-telling while I go ogle the typography category: Erin exposes A Secret Artist and Morgan explains why she’s Jealous of Danielle Krysa.

Sweet Alyssa


Photo by Yvan Rodic

So this is my new friend Alyssa and she’s super awesome. Times a million!!

Long story short, we met her at AltSummit, and on Saturday we had some time to spare so we went to Sundance to play in the snow, look for celebrities, and have some lunch. Somewhere in there the beautiful girl got stopped by the Facehunter, hence the lovely photo above. Alyssa has the rest of the story here.

Alyssa is a terrific graphic designer, publishes a blog of inspiring things to like and love, and also creates WLWL, a quarterly magazine of wonderful things, with her partner Liz.

love on her!

Portraits by Patrick Hoeleck








Good goddamn Patrick Hoeleck.

(via My Modern Met)

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

Holiday inspiration from sfgirlbybay

Inspiration from sfgirlbybay, Victoria Smith

It’s cold, there’s lights on the trees outside, and even though I’m writing about gifts everyday, I’ve yet to really feel like the holidays are upon us. Thankfully I have these posts to inspire me. lovely!

merry merry.

Anthropologie wrapping paper

Anthropologie’s Wrapping Paper on Oh Joy!

Felt Ball Wreath

Creative Wreaths on Poppytalk

Winter greeting cards from Modish

Winter Greetings on Modish

They Draw and Cook


Mom-mom’s Perfect Peach Cake by Kristen Nohe


Wheatberry Pilaf by Nate Padavick


Pumpkin Soup by Ksenia Storzhenko

They Draw and Cook is too fantastic for words. In short, it’s a blog of artistically rendered recipes, and the brainchild of Nate and Salli. Go see the recipes big on their site!

Michael Casker Photography



Digging these photos by Michael Casker—the Pet Cloud series… and the redhead in me loves the All in the Family shots. Go gingers!


(via Holiday Matinee)