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January 2010 (24)

softness with a pop of color...

/ Sun, January 31, 2010

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...is how I would describe the lovely work of Jen Gotch (via her Flickr).

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I think I bought enough Post-its today to last me for the next year or so. Yeah, I'm pretty obsessed.

Hope you all are enjoying your Sunday. My attention is split between the Grammys and Charlie tonight. Not bad for a weekend wrap-up.

Elephantine giveaway!

/ Sat, January 30, 2010

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My colleague and friend Rachel of Elephantine is having a giveaway for her new piece of jewelry entitled you + me. It is the first necklace set in her collection and it will go to one lucky winner. Her work is just darling as can be so this is definitely a treat for you all.

If you'd like to enter, just trek on over to her blog and say hello. Your comment will instantly give you one entry into the drawing. Want more entries? Just blog or tweet about it and let her know.

The drawing ends on January 30th (that's today!) so be sure to not miss out.

lovely looks + not meant to be

/ Thu, January 28, 2010

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Falling head over heels for these looks from Anthropologie.

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Today, I found the perfect shade of black, cover stock paper for my current project, only to find out it doesn't come in reams.

*Insert expletive here*

vanilla bug

/ Wed, January 27, 2010

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Oh so sweet illustrations from Vanilla Bug. You can see more of Amy's work through her portfolio.

too sweet from tutti

/ Tue, January 26, 2010

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Some lovely and nostalgic prints from Tutti Studio.

why, hello tenfold

/ Mon, January 25, 2010

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Loving these paper goods from Hello Tenfold by Ellie Snow.

my Achilles' heel + Sprouted Kitchen

/ Sat, January 23, 2010

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Photos by Hugh.

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Ice cream is definitely my Achilles' heel. If you're not an ice cream person, I don't think we should be friends. (Haha. I kid.)

But seriously, how can anyone not like ice cream?! Every bite into the cold, creamy, rich taste puts me in a state of bliss right as the flavor hits my tongue, and then quickly dissipates as it melts away. The taste is such a tease; it's there one second, and gone the next, literally. And there are so many different types and flavors, too.

I'm not a seasonal ice cream eater. I am an any-time-of-day-or-season-or-types-of-weather ice cream eater. And it's one of those desserts that I will always make room for, even after an over-stuffed meal. So imagine my reaction when I recently discovered this Greek Yogurt Ice Cream recipe from Sprouted Kitchen. The recipe looks like a cinch and the photos make the dessert all the more tasty and delectable. Now, I just need to get myself an ice-cream maker.

By the way, if you haven't already been to Sprouted Kitchen, it is a food blog maintained by the talented Sara. She shares simple recipes of (mainly) vegetarian dishes and desserts that she cooks on a daily basis. And the neat thing? Sara's been around organic foods for a good part of her life, therefore, she's all about using natural and healthy ingredients. So, I'm sure her food tastes as delicious as the photos make them out to be.

tranSglass + excuse you

/ Thu, January 21, 2010

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I am in love with these beautifully designed tranSglass by Tord Boontje and Emma Woffenden. Who would have thought that they're actually made from recycled wine bottles? Part of the Design w/ Conscience products from Artecnica

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While riding the elevator at work today, it stopped on one of the floors on its way down. As the doors slowly opened, a scruffy-faced, cap-wearing guy let out a hefty and unabashed burp. I usually look down while being in confined spaces just to avoid eye contact and any forced conversations, but when I heard the unexpectedly loud belch, I couldn't help but look up. And while doing so, I probably scared him with my "what the hell just happened? okay....awkward..." face. He went into confused and flustered mode as he stuck his head inside the elevator and back out again, then decided not to use it (something about needing to go up instead of down), and left me to finish off the ride alone. In my mind I was a bit relieved. I mean, can you imagine what the conversation would have been like if he did end up using it? It would probably go something like this:

Me: Looks down at the carpeted floor while trying hard to hide the grin on my face

Burpy: "So...uh, you heard all that, huh?"

Me: Looks up with a slight grin and head nod

Burpy: "Yeah, my timing couldn't have been more perfect."

Me: "Heh." Waits for him to say "Excuse me."

Burpy: "See ya around!" Walks out of elevator with his dolly right behind him

Me: Smiles and waits until he's almost out of the lobby to avoid walking out of the building doors together, all the while thinking "I hope not."

Yeah, I do not do well with small talk and awkward situations.

Do you have a type?

/ Tue, January 19, 2010

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Ever wonder what typeface fits you best? Well, now you can find out through a "What type are you?" interview with a man who's not exactly from this era. Just type in your name and the password, which is character, and you're on your way. Presented by Pentagram.

I am Cooper Black Italic, which means I'm emotional, assertive, progressive, and relaxed.

Delicate rustics from Kathi Roussel

/ Mon, January 18, 2010

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I'm usually not one to wear rustic-looking jewelry, but these pieces by Kathi Roussel have quite a delicate charm to them, therefore, I am smitten.

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