I’m one of those people. The kind who prefers pen and paper to touchscreen and who needs to write down everything in order to remember it. I’ve used a day planner since high school, but 2013 was the year I found The One. The Whitney English Day Designer is so well thought out that I have to refrain from kissing the lady behind it each and every time I see her. From the worksheets in the front for the solo entrepreneur, to the full page allotted for each day, to the schedule and to do columns – I’m smitten. I’ve never felt more organized in my life, which is saying a lot. (Please note the importance of the last item on my Sunday to do list below.)
Chances are you’ve seen the work of Jennifer Ament in more than one place over the past year, she’s everywhere and with good reason. Her stark linocuts and sparse pops of color are just that good, yet I love that her biggest run of any piece is fifty. Make one your own in her shop.
The new year is in full swing, and I am planning for 2014 like a mad woman! List after list after list are all taking form in my notebook as plans and ideas are carefully laid. Sometimes things just don’t feel real until I’ve written them down, you know?
ROW 1: bRead Freshly Baked Notebook // Pendleton Notebook Collection // Dotted Gold Notebook ROW 2: Green Circle Notebook // Large Horseshoes Notebook // Hand Screen-printed Notebook ROW 3: Grafika by 1973 Notebook // Notebook 02 Kraft ROW 4: Monotype Notebooks // LIVRO Notebook // Kraft Journal ROW 5: Ruler Diary // Small Check 02 Notebook // Classic Notebooks
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If you love bits ad pieces of vintage ephemera, you’re going to love the latest work from Danielle Krysa (aka The Jealous Curator)! In her shop – Cross Street – Danielle creates themed “stacks”, and I have big plans to make a Kitty Crate print mine all mine.
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!!!
1.‘Tis the Season by Bottle Stock 2.For the Tree by Red Cap Cards 3.Scandinavian Christmas Postcards by Baba Souk 4. Season’s Greetings by LEIF 5.Fox in the Snow by Moorea Seal 6. Happiest Holidays by Lindsay Letters 7.Keep Drinking by W+K Studio Goodness 8.Every Last Santa by Imaginary Animal 9.Days of Yore Postcards by The Great Lakes 10.Reindeer Card Set by Scout’s Honor Co.
01/ Be a card-carrying feminist. It’s legit!
02/ Ten ways to dress up plain glass bulb ornaments.
03/ Master pancake artist Nathan Shields (it’s a thing) made reindeer pancakes!
04/ Still mourning in mourning? Here’s Breaking Bad’s wardrobe colors documented by season.
05/ A carpet “woven” out of plastic watches!
06/ Eggnog six ways.
07/ Check out the NYC Taxi Driver 2014 Beefcake Calendar. You know you want to.
08/ Simon Beck walked all day to create these huge snow patterns.
09/ These Romanian salt mines were transformed into and underground museum!
10/ Virtual yule logs re-imagined by artists from around the world.
This week on Design Crush:
A mega-roundup of homemade sweet treats, savory bites, and spirits to give or enjoy yourself.
Twenty-seven gift tags to put the icing on the proverbial gift cake.
Twenty more holiday cards to spread the cheer in part 5 and part 6.
Gifting with Pickwick & Weller‘s super soft tees (and a great discount!).
A bevy of DIY holiday gifts for everyone on your list.
Intricate paper-cut art from Molly McGrath.
Our final roundup for 2014 Calendars – Part 6.
Will you be making an appearance at my (imaginary) Christmas?
Incredible photo manipulated tree trunks from Sally Lundburg.
My favorite candles for chilly winter nights.