Nov
24

Win It: $300 from Minted

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I’m a big fan of Minted, their goods, and what they’re doing for independent artists. I have several pieces of the art they sell in my home, and this is the second year I’ve turned to them for my holiday cards. Minted offers a fantastic collection of both photo and non-photo cards (my preference), and after narrowing them all down to four designs I settled on this one by Phrosene Ras. I love the bright and happy palette and the ability to customize the sentiment.

 

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This year I took the time to input all of my addresses on the website so that Minted could print them right on the envelopes. While I’m normally all for hand-addressing my holiday cards this year is extremely busy, so I took the plunge and don’t have one regret. They look so good!

 

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Minted also offers the option of a decorative element next to the address that coordinates with your card’s design. I really felt like this additional touch helped make up the difference (in my mind) for not writing things out on my own.

 

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Minted will also add your return address on the envelope flap for free. The end result was clean, modern, and just my style.

 

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I’m happy to team up with Minted to give a lucky reader $300 to spend on holiday cards, art, or whatever else might be calling your name! (They also have some lovely gift tags and wrapping paper.) Take advantage of their addressing service or wow your holiday card list with a design that features their new gold foil. Best of luck!

 

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Nov
20

2015 Calendars: Part 3

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Imaginary Travels 2015 Calendar by Kirsten Sims // 2015 Calendar by SNUG.TOYBLOCKS // 2015 Calendar by Leah Duncan // Standing 2015 Desk Calendar by Ditto Ditto

 

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Jaunty Animals 2015 Calendar by Hello Small World // The National Parks 2015 Calendar by Sarah Vaughan // MMXV Gold Foil 2015 Calendar by Chelsey Dyer // Frankie Calendar 2015 by Frankie Press

 

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Kukkuu 2015 Wall Calendar by Marimekko // Mark’s 2015 Notebook Calendar by Omoi Zakka Shop // 2015 Calendar by Jeanetta Gonzales // Modern Calligraphy 2015 Calendar by Bloom Letterpress

Part 1 // Part 2

Nov
18

Holiday Cards – Part 1

I’ll be sharing my holiday cards for the year with you in a few weeks, but have you started to think about yours? We’ll be picking and choosing our favorites from the absolutely huge selection available out there as the holiday season amps up and kicks off. Check out Part 1 here and now!

 

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Ice Skates by Ferme a Papier // Dial Christmas by Present&Correct // Holiday Cheer by Hooray Today! // Harvest Wreath by Hello! Lucky // Merry Everything by Little Arrow Studio

 

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Thumpety Thump Thump by Have & Hold Design // Tis the Season Postcard by Pei Design // Merry & Bright by Worthwhile Paper // Tree Set by Unique & Unity // Merry Christmas by Ink Meets Paper

Nov
13

2015 Calendars: Part 2

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2015 Ferme Calendar by Ferme a Papier // 2015 Minimalist Wall Calendar by ReStyle Graphic // 2015 Hand-Lettered Wall Calendar by Stationery Bakery // Flower Laser Cut Desk Calendar by Avie Designs

 

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2015 Colors Wall Calendar by Dozi // Woodland Creatures 2015 Calendar by Carol Farrell // 2015 Fortune Cookie Calendar by Messy Bed Studio // 2015 Buildings of New York Calendar by mmmMAR

 

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2015 Prisms Calendar by Julia Kostreva // 2015 Calendar by Kristina Krogh // Pickles 2015 Calendar by Darling Clementine // Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar 2015 Calendar

Nov
06

2015 Calendars: Part 1

I can hardly believe that it’s time to start thinking about 2015 and where I’ll keep track of my year. Wasn’t it just 1998? (Yeah, I’m dating myself here for sure.) Every week from now through the holidays we’ll be sharing a dozen calendars worthy of marking your days and keeping your life in order. Stayed tuned for a separate post series on planners, too!

 

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2015 Gift Wrap Calendar by Linda & Harriett // 2015 Honey Bee Wall Calendar by Rifle Paper Co. //
Universal Spirit 2015 Wall Calendar by Reverend Michael Alan // Cities by Rooftop 2015 Calendar
by Idlewild Co.

 

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2015 Monarch Flip Desk Calendar by Rifle Paper Co. // 2015 Letterpress Calendar by Linda & Harriett // Stir/Shake 2015 Calendar by red cruiser // Gold Foil 2015 Calendar by Leif Shop

 

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2015 Zodiac Calendar by Chelsey Dyer // 2015 XL Wall Calendar by 1 Canoe 2 //
2015 Energy Wreath Calendar by Katie Vernon // Kaleidoscope Flowers 2015 Calendar by Idlewild Co.

Nov
03

Prints: November Edition

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As If by Letters on Love // California by Fimbis for DENY // Constellation by Holstee //
Exceptionally Great Espresso – Art & Science by stellavie

 

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Field Print 03 in Blue by Tad Carpenter Creative // Lungs by Cirque d’Art //
Its Monday But Thats Okay by The Motivated Type // Why Hello by Letters on Love

Oct
15

Countdown to Halloween

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Nope, not Christmas – autumn, October, and Halloween. October 31st has long been a big deal in my family, from great aunts and uncles creating haunted houses in their basements to massive trick or treating, it’s given me some of my best memories. This year feels a bit out of whack since I’m still trying to get my house together post move and figuring out where the movers put everything (and yes, where I put everything while unpacking). I have pumpkins and mums decorating my front porch and a few favorite spooky pieces indoors, but the majority is in the basement. I’m hoping to dig a few more decorations out before hundreds of trick or treaters descend on my neighborhood (from the realtor’s lips to my ears) the night of the 31st. But if you’re more together than I am here are twenty-two of Halloween best ideas for you to tackle!

 

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ROW 1: Pop-Up Table Runner // Black and White Anatomical Printables // DIY Ghostly Mirror Images
ROW 2: Printable Trick or Treat Color Block Labels + Box Template // Straw Spider Web Wreath
ROW 3: DIY Halloween Invitations // DIY Halloween Silhouette Pitcher // Black Cocktail Rimming Sugar
ROW 4: Paper Star Lantern with Spider Web Cutouts // Set of 5 Halloween Cards // DIY Printable Trick-or-Treat Bag Labels

 

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ROW 1: Skeleton Hand Card // DIY Monster Candy Box // Gooey Monster Eye Cookies    ROW 2: Printable Halloween Party Invitations // Haunted Doll House    ROW 3: Vanilla Bean Skull Cake // Poison Toffee Apples // Printable Vintage Halloween Banner    ROW 4: Skull-Shaped Japanese Sugar //  // DIY Skull Planter

Oct
10

Happy Weekend

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01/ Look no further for a unique Halloween costume than The House That Lars Built.
02/ Good news, the NYC Taxi Driver Pin-Up Calendar is back!
03/ Jacqueline Fink is a master of even the largest of knits.
04/ Seattle’s Boxes of Death exhibit is in its fifth year.
05/ Fantastic tape graffiti by Gustavo Fuentes.
06/ Modern city maps drawn in the style of Tolkien.
07/ Florian Purcher turns aerial photos into plush carpeting.
08/ Loving the simple design behind this origami-based umbrella on Kickstarter.
09/ The Wondrous Water Towers of New York City in graphic form.
10/ Yoga Joes are classic green army men figures doing yoga.

This week on Design Crush:
Eight of my favorite art prints for October.
Tiro Tiro’s Cercis collection is all brass and linen loveliness.
Ass kicking reminders from Department of Motivation.
A reading nook reimagined for the cool, cozy days of fall.
Colorful illustrations from Gill Chantler.
Clothing tells the tales of our lives in Worn Stories.
Which pair of David Kind frames should I go with? Rock the vote.
Portable speaker goodness in the palm of your hand with ROCKI.

Oct
07

Dept. of Motivation

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Who couldn’t use a little extra motivation in their everyday life? I know I can. I’m a one woman band with an office in my house, such an arrangement can definitely leave verbal encouragement and support lacking. Thanks to Department of Motivation I need look no further than my walls. With black and white graphic words of wisdom such as Get Shit Done and Do Work That Matters all the bases are covered.

 

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Oct
06

Prints: October Edition

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Everything by Shana Frase // La Boom by Virginie Morgand //
Violet Green Peaks by Print Club Boston // Rise & Double the Shine by Belles and Ghosts

 

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Green Sea Glass by Jennifer Booher // Indifferent Captain by Teo Zirinis //
Quartz by Song & Dance // Tea Time Constellation by Ello Lovey