Mar
20

Let the March Madness Begin!

Last year Katy Jamison of K is for Calligraphy shared her killer March Madness tournament bracket design with me over Twitter. I live for March basketball, so once the month started inching closer I wanted to know right away whether she was going to be creating another. Sure enough she was, and she’s sharing them with you! They’re gads better than anything else out there. You can download the white bracket or the chalkboard bracket by clicking on the images below, printing direction follow. Hurry, hurry before today’s action begins! Best of luck – even though I totally chose the winning bracket already!

 

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Feb
28

Happy Weekend

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01/ Ridiculously photorealist paintings of women laying in nature by Yigal Ozeri.
02/ The secret vocabulary of New York City’s bartenders.
03/ Giant suspended nets installations by Janet Echelman look like jellyfish in the sky!
04/ Photographer Nicholas Buer captures the mysterious beauty of the universe.
05/ This photo of an L.A. sunrise is actually a collage of sixty images!
06/ Download this Oscar ballot, or this Oscar ballot, or this Oscar ballot for Sunday.
07/ Desert Breath is a monumental pieces of land art in the Sahara.
08/ Ten things you need to know if you’re dating a designer.
09/ Finland is reportedly testing a spraypaint to increase the nighttime visibility of caribou.
10/ Honeybees covers porcelain figurines in honeycombs in Honeybee Alterations.

This week on Design Crush:
These moody landscapes by Robert Roth give me feelings.
Copenhagen by Vifa is your next favorite speaker.
It’s Design Crush + Chirps & Cheers teaming up for their REAL PEOPLE series kickoff!
Crushing on these watercolors by Lourdes Sanchez.
This time of year I’m dreaming of bright blooms and posies.
Mark Horst‘s in progress paintings look finished to me.
Pretty geometric textiles from A Sunny Afternoon – perfect for a picnic!
Pigment heavy canvases from the hand of Lisa Madigan.
The much anticipated Creative Block – let’s break down what get’s us through.
How is this Insta February over already?!

Feb
12

12 Printable Valentines

Less than 48 hours until Valentine’s Day and you’ve got nothin’? Don’t stress – we’ve got you covered! Twelve of the best free printable valentines and all that’s required of you is to hit PRINT. From box toppers to sweet sentiments, you’ll have a tough time deciding on just one! (And don’t forget our printable watercolor valentines!)

 

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Feb
10

Print It: Watercolor Valentines

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One of my 2014 resolutions for Design Crush is to bring more of my own DIY projects to light, so we’re starting what will hopefully be a monthly series with these printable watercolor valentines! I had the best time pulling out my watercolors and gold paint and creating these – write your words on the back or string them up to make a fast and festive garland. Choose from the valentines above or a blank set to add your own touches. Download below!

 

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Jan
31

Happy Weekend

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01/ Watching the Super Bowl this Sunday? Make it interesting with Super Bowl bingo!
02/ Didga the cat rides a remote-controlled skateboard named Ollie like a pro.
03/ Project M is a five-story mural on a building in Berlin.
04/ Nekofont uses the flexible talents of Raizo and Mondo to create a typeface!
05/ Andrea Tese pays tribute to her grandfather in Inheritance.
06/ I don’t have trouble separating eggs, but Yolkfish is a lot of fun.
07/ Six designers are breaking up with products they once loved.
08/ Keeping Up Appearances is full of 15-foot crocheted doilies!
09/ NFL helmets get the haute couture treatment.
10/ Lip locking is all in a day’s work for The Makeout Project!

This week on Design Crush:
Jealous of this security envelope art from Zachary Royer Scholz.
Dying to own one of Pamela Barsky’s clutches that are oh so snarky.
See what Matt Jensen has to show for 31 Winter Walks.
Victoria Will captured Hollywood’s finest on tintypes are this year’s Sundance.
Blurry painted perfection from Miaz Brothers.
Beautifully modern and minimal pieces from Melissa Maya Pottery.
My experiences and favorites in the year of Alt 2014.
More cards I wouldn’t mind sending my imaginary significant other in Valentines – Part 2!
How is the month almost over?! See what happened in mine on Insta January.

This week you can also find me chatting about tips to update your modern entry way on Euro Style Lighting!

Jan
13

2014 Alt Summit Wardrobe Planner + Packing List

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Today I’m sharing this year’s Alt Summit Wardrobe Planner + Packing List for those of you attending the conference in Salt Lake City next week. I created it four years ago for myself and have been updating and sharing it yearly ever since! I’m thrilled that this will be my fifth year speaking – on Blog Revenue this go around. So if I’ll be seeing you in Utah you can download it for your own wardrobe and packing organizational needs right below, right now.

 

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Dec
20

Happy Weekend

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01/ A placemat set that features engineering blueprints for different foods.
02/ Bookhive is an interactive library display full of 400 “moving” books!
03/ Transfer, a project where partially painted hands blend into the landscape.
04/ A printable Letter to Santa if anyone in your house still needs to write theirs.
05/ In Variable Face a 22-year-old hides behind ordinary objects in a beautiful way.
06/ A quirky outdoor embroidery project that I looove!
07/ A beautiful photo series of the Texas tradition of homecoming mums entitled Mum.
08/ It’s late for holiday cards, but here are 14 cards to wish someone a Happy New Year!
09/ This marks 24 years of Sweden’s Ice Hotel and it’s inspired by Frankenstein.
10/ Create your own (virtual) snowflakes!

This week on Design Crush:
Have a listen to this month’s Mix #31: Everybody’s Got a Secret to Hide.
The December edition of eight art prints I can’t get out of my head.
This Cranberry Eggnog Bread is just the thing for Christmas morning!
Ten of my favorite December DIYs.
You’re invited to my (imaginary) holiday appetizer party!
Incredible hyper-real paintings of poorly wrapped packages by Yrjö Edelmann.
The only party clutch you’re ever need.
Our last round – part 7 – of holiday card covering.
The biggest giveaway we’ve ever hosted – $500 worth of dinnerware from Mud Australia!!!

Jun
07

Happy Weekend

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01/ Long exposure photos of fireflies in a forest.
02/ Easy Fried S’mores. MY HEART.
03/ Every neighborhood needs a Free Little Library, don’t you think?
04/ Decor tracks a city of bread as it deteriorates over a 6-month period.
05/ What your style of eggs says about you.
06/ Feet & Paws, a photo series of dog’s paws next to their owner’s feet!
07/ Realistic hybrid animals. (I’ll take a dorse, or is it a huck??)
08/ Best. Lemonade. Stand. Ever.
09/ Meet Projecto, a tiny projector for your Instagrams.
10/ Happy Donut Day! Now go make this Donut Garland and eat a dozen.

In case you missed it…
Dear Kate: The Starlet (a Giveaway)
Pencil Me In
S.W. Basics
Rachel Gant
On The Hunt
PGH / Digs
Summer Mix-Up Bowl
The Pantone Project
Taste Tour: Vast

Apr
02

Anchors Aweigh!

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ROW 1: Anchor Tie Clip // Candy Anchor Underwire Tank // Beaded Anchor Clutch    ROW 2: Free Anchor Gift Tags + Wrapping Paper // Anchor Hooks    ROW 3: Intarsia Anchor Sweater // Anchor Beach Bag // Anchor Necklace

Mar
12

Gone Green

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ROW 1: Leprechaun Mojito // Baileys Irish Cream Cookies // Cucumber Margarita    ROW 2: Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur // Boozy Shamrock Shakes // Chocolate Guinness Cake with Whiskey Caramel    ROW 3: 3D Shamrocks // DIY Shamrock Honeycombs    ROW 4: Drunken Grasshopper Fudge // Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage // Green Sangria    ROW 5: Irish Soda Bread // Garden Path Wrap // Printable DIY Rainbow Boxes    ROW 6: DIY Shamrock Streamers // St. Patrick’s Day Cups // Shamrock Wreath