Feb
24

The Adventures Of – Marbles

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While a good marbling project can be endlessly therapeutic, the end result often strikes me as too stuffy. Not so with The Adventures Of‘s latest paper goods collection – Marbles. Husband and wife team Benjamin and Amanda Denning have created a muted marbling that when paired with clean and modern lines yield an outcome that I’m not only on board with, but lusting after.

 

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(via The Style Files)

Feb
13

16 Last Minute Printable Valentines

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Feb
06

Yelena Bryksenkova

Yelena Bryksenkova-1-Design Crush

 

I’ve fallen fast in love with Yelena Bryksenkova‘s watercolor and gouache paintings. Her reading ladies just look so relaxed and cozy that I’d love to crawl right in next to them and see what’s so interesting on those pages. Not to mention CATS! and DANCE PARTIES! Yelena has both original pieces and plenty of prints available in her shop, so you should probably head over before I buy her out. (You think I’m kidding?)

 

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Feb
03

14 (More) Valentines

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Gold Foil Love by Julia Song Ink // Heart In Hand by Hammerpress //
Hey, Valentine by Our Heiday // Hugs & Kisses by Evermore Paper Co.

 

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I Will Dance For You by Retro Whale // LOVE Hands by Idlewild Co. // Love Mixtape by Swiss Cottage Designs // Love by Old Tom Foolery // Neon Pink Heart by Banquet Atelier & Workshop

 

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Saving All My Love For You by Egg Press // Sweet Treat by Terrain // You & Me. by Scouts Honor Paper //
You Are Oh So Wonderful by Cardtorial // You’re Lovely Mini Card by Lilikoi Design + Letterpress

(… see the first 14 valentines here.)

Feb
03

Naomi Ernest

Naomi Ernest-1-Design Crush

Astrology and horoscopes have always been fascinating to me, and by extent gemology. Naomi Ernest‘s birthstone series partners the structure of rigid, structural ink lines with freeform, organic watercolor. I love the juxtaposition. Each month’s birthstone is available in several sizes of prints here.

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Feb
02

Print Edition: February

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Crystal Cactus by Cactus Club // Earnest Hemingway Quote by Obvious State Studio //
Clearly by Jen Wink // Mama Bear by Sarah & Bendrix

 

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My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open by A Pair of Pears // Oh Deer by treechild //
Origami Bird Papercut by Sarah Louise Matthews // Woodpecker Study by Seven Olives

Jan
29

24 Valentine’s Day Gifts, Projects + Recipes

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ROW 1: DIY Felt Treat Boxes // The Getaway Duffle Bag // Easy Homemade Valentine’s Chocolates    ROW 2: Queen of Hearts Neon Pink Heart Vase // Graham Cracker Conversation Hearts // Golden Protective Hand Ring    ROW 3: Anatomical Human Heart Cookie Cutter // Gold Heart Print // Heart Wreath No. 1    ROW 4: Courage, Dear Heart Print // All You Need is Love Handcut Paper Art // I’m Yours 100% Screen Printed Poster

 

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ROW 1: Dip-Dyed Valentine’s Day Bags // Lip Donuts // Love is the Best Medicine Tea Towel    ROW 2: Valentine’s Day Polish Chandelier // Dear Valentine Stud Earrings // DIY Sequin Marquee Heart    ROW 3: DIY String Words Wall Hanging // DIY Valentine Award // Organic Heart Shaped Peppermint Patties    ROW 4: DIY Valentine’s Day Branch Tree // Conversation Heart Cookies + Printable Box // No-Sew Valentine Treat Bag

Jan
29

Laurel Canyon Dreaming

Laurel Canyon Dreaming-1-Design Crush

 

Gems, minerals, rocks… all have been revered for centuries, and are now being regaled once more. I only own one, a big peach hued crystal cluster that once belonged to by step-grandma that I’ve admired for as long as I can remember. But I love the idea of more, maybe just not resting on surfaces everywhere in my home.

That’s where Laurel Canyon Dreaming and their artwork comes into play. Each archival print is inspired by the canyons and hills of Los Angeles. Molly, the artist behind it all, uses her own original paintings, collages, and drawings as starting points or bases work off of rare antique prints that she’s been collecting for years.

 

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Antique Rock Art // Agate Print // Gem and Crystal Canvas Print // Mineral Specimen Print //
Vertical Circular Constellation Map Trio

(via Anthology)

Jan
22

January Marketplace Refresh

January is the perfect time to take a look at life and maybe make a few changes. I’m not talking huge life altering things, more like tiny refreshes with a focus on increased quality in life and home. I’ve updated The Marketplace with plenty of new goods to make your January refresh a reality. Plenty of new home goods, art, and more – here are just a few of my favorite pieces.

 

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The Family of Things: Woodland and The Family of Things: Polar can add a bit of magic to your walls. A colorful geometric pillow cover packs a punch of color for your living room or bedroom. This navy dot cotton scarf is a great piece to layer with to keep out the chill. Use this cork bowl in the kitchen to corral all of that lovely citrus bounty. The understated Nebula Bangle will work hard all winter, then transition with your wardrobe to spring. Don’t forget about your skin – use this detox body oil in your bath and on your body. Make your time in the kitchen happier with this sweet hand block printed tea towel.

See all of or makers and their goods over on The Marketplace!

Jan
21

14 Valentines

How is it possible that Valentine’s Day is only two weeks away??? It’s the one holiday that sneaks up on me every single year. While I’m currently playing the singles game I still love to pull together something sweet for friends and loved ones – because who says that Valentine’s Day has to be purely about hearts-coming-out-of-your-eyes love? Here are fourteen valentines for you to share with both your lovah and your loved ones.

 

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Dictionarty Card by Easy, Tiger // Let’s Make Out by Little Arrow Studio // Happy Valentine’s Day by LH Calligraphy // Love You More by Richie Design // Main Squeeze by Hello! Lucky

 

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Mouth On Mouth by Near Modern Disaster // Nostalgic Calligraphy Set by Lindsey Bee // Ombre Love by Anemone Letterpress // Love by In Haus Press // Peach Scratch Card by Perfectly Put Together

 

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You Make My Heart Beat Faster by Happy Cactus Designs // V.Day Meh by Farewell Paperie // Love is for Fools by Ladyfingers Letterpress // You hate pants and so do I by Sad Shop