Apr
29

Happy Weekend


Virginia Gálvez

 

01.  the difference between Mac and PC users, an infographic
02.  love these watercolor painted party cups
03.  now I know what to do with my old pocket shoe organizer – make a vegetable garden!
04.  the human spirograph
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Psst… Sunday is your very last chance to sign up for the Mixtape Swap!

Apr
29

Summer Totes

Summer bags need to be big, big enough that you can toss in a bottle of sunscreen, a beach towel, and a trashy novel. Preferably they’re also light or bright, we’ve had enough overcast colors by this time of year. They need to be easily slung over a tan shoulder, and just as easily tossed into the sand or grass. Some are fabric, some leather, some straw, but one thing is for certain – by summer’s end they’re all well-loved and worn out.

 


BDG Awning Tote Bag

 


Brimfield Tote

 


Filson Red Label Tote Bag

 


Harlequin Lady Jane

 


the quality mending co. tote bag

Apr
29

Ombre

Ombre 2.0 is sweeping the fashion world lately, and after a few months of having my eyes saturated with heads of blonde ombre hair I started noticing the technique everywhere. Not just in the fashion world. You know, like when you get a new car and start seeing the same make and model everywhere? Exactly like that.

 

Armén Rotch creates beautifully overwhelming art with steeped tea bags.
(via CMYBacon)

 

Bob Dinetz oxidized pennies, then arranged them according to hue.
(via Colossal)

 

Brittany of House That Lars Built created this dyed tablecloth project for Oh Happy Day!

Apr
28

Pantone: 100 Postcards

There are no words for the joy and euphoria these postcards bring into my graphic designing heart. I want to throw them up in the air, then roll around in them on the ground, then make a collage. (via Allison Smith’s pin)

Apr
28

Silicone Gemstone Necklaces

These silicone gemstone necklaces from Ed Thongprasert are something else, traditional gem shapes in a highly unexpected material. I love that they could be worn with a white tee or something more dressy, either way a guaranteed conversation piece. Available through Olive Shoppe. (via HonestyWTF)

Apr
28

Pesto

I didn’t discover pesto until my mid-20s, late in life by my estimate. But once I did, whoa, there was no going back. (The same goes for chutney, but that’s another story for another time.) It’s amazing how something so simple could be full of so much flavor, and versatile as all get out. Pesto is one of those things that turns everything it touches to gold. Don’t believe me?

(As always, click on the image to be taken to the recipe.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Apr
28

Heath Killen

I had a mini epiphany the other day when I realized several unidentified pieces I’d been in love with were all by the same visual artist. Meet Heath Killen. He’s really well versed in different styles, but there’s definitely a distinct vibe of “Heath” in each piece. I spent a good fifteen minutes pouring through his portfolio and can’t wait to see what comes next.

Apr
27

Celestial Coasters

These coasters look a bit like a cross between agate and a science experiment, don’t you think? (via Capree Kimball’s pin)

Apr
27

Kitchen Goods

Between my loves of cooking and paper goods, you’d think I’d have a more organized game plan in the kitchen. Nope. Don’t get me wrong, everything is neatly put in its place. It’s just that once it’s there I’m not always sure what to do with it. If I don’t have a few recipes picked out and a list made when I go to the grocery store I end up coming home with apples and bread and that’s about it. I’ve found that most people are like me and need a little help, and these pieces fit the bill perfectly.

 


Meal Planning Gift Set from the small object

 


customized recipe journal from the Rag & Bone Boutique

 


POSTALCO recipes mini-book from 3939 Shop London
(via sfgirlbybay)

 


Yellow Vine and Floral recipe cards from GAIT design

 


Accordion recipe file from The Container Store

Apr
27

Pulled: A Catalogue of Screen Printing


Being a huge fan of Mike Perry and a lover of screen printing, Pulled: A Catalog of Screen Printing hopped onto my wish list as soon as I set eyes upon it. Perry collects and catalogues the work of more than forty of today’s most talented designers who are pushing the boundaries of screen printing as we know it.