There’s something equally fresh and classic about a black, white, and gold color palette. Old English Company‘s modern illustrations are simple, bold, and an easy fit for many styles of decor thanks to designer Ben Treanor’s discerning eye. So tough to choose a favorite!
Have you ever had someone from one chapter of your life pop up again in another one way down the road? I’ve had it happen to me a few different times, the most recent with illustrator Emily McDowell. The two of us attended advertising portfolio school together, and a few months ago our paths crossed again. This time in our post-agency careers. It was a welcome surprise, and the icing on the cake was realizing she was the Emily McDowell whose work I’d been seeing everywhere recently! Life is definitely funny sometimes.
So to celebrate friendship, Emily and I are teaming up on a giveaway of her lovely work. The winner will receive the print of their choice from Emily’s shop along with a second print for their best friend!
This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Shell!
1. Visit Emily’s shop.
2. Leave a comment below telling me which print your BFF would love best.
3. Do both before Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 11:59 pm CST.
A winner will be chosen randomly shortly after the giveaway closes. Good Luck!
01/ Laser cut leg wear inspired by molting animals.
02/ Pretty IP creates a color palette from your computer’s IP address.
03/ Oh you know, just a shower that works like a car wash.
04/ Print out this Oscar ballot before Sunday’s awards show.
05/ Carpets made from socks and shirts.
06/ Animals sculpted from colored shards of glass.
07/ I don’t like snakes, but I love Milky Joe in his handmade pink sweater!
08/ Now these are some crazy insane birds nests.
09/ A map of the US made from 50,000 wooden matchsticks.
10/ Love this print – The Various Varieties of Vegetables!
Two new lithography prints from Dorothy, both made up entirely of from the names of bands and songs with colors in the title! The Colour of Song features the titles of 576 songs, while The Colour of Popular Music features the names of 154 bands and artists.
ROW 1: Ursa Major Constellation Pillow // Original Abstract Constellation Drawing // Constellation Pendent Necklace ROW 2: Best Friends Sky Map // iPhone Constellation Case // Nightwalk Watercolor Print ROW 3: Compass to the Northern Sky // Zodiac Birthday Cards ROW 4: Zodiac Print // Ralph Lauren Wallpaper // Night Sky Map ROW 5: The Southern Sky // Constellation Matches // Constellation Globe
Valentine’s Day is for friends, family, kids… and yes, couples. Hands down I think the best part of any holiday is the hunt to find the perfect gift – something that’s equal parts surprise and want, personal and sweet, useful yet slightly extravagant. Not everything has to be clichéd hearts, boxes of chocolates, and red roses you know. So it’s lucky for us that Uncommon Goods has helped everyone out by amassing a fantastic selection of Valentine’s Day gifts for you, your love, and the both of you to enjoy together! See all of their available gifts right here.
FOR HIM: A technically drawn Dog Blueprint of his favorite pooch. // Custom Beach Cufflinks as reminder of that incredible beach vacation you two took together. // A Wood Bow Tie to dress things up for date night.
FOR HER: A Love Birch Cuff with a sweet heart cutout that will make her think of you. // A Gold Astrology Necklace of her sign to wear every day. // A Personalized Stump Ring with both of your initials.
HIS + HERS: A Personalized Tree Trunk Glassware Duo for relaxing on the couch together. // A Scratch Map to track your adventures in life. // A framed Mates for Life print as a romantic reminder of your devotion to one another.
You can check out more gifts here!
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Lindsay Letters, boy does she ever. Modern freestyle calligraphy steals my heart and Lindsay’s style is beautiful. See that persimmon gold foiled guy on the left? It’s a special edition print with lyrics from Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire and I’d do just about anything to own it. Get this – it’s free with the purchase of two other prints! Lindsay also does some sweet mini sizes, all of which might just be perfect to give your girl friends this Valentine’s Day!
ROW 1: Bing Bang Oversized Ray Heart Button Earrings // DIY Painted Heart Bag //Valentine’s Heart Attack ROW 2: Neon Screenprint Valentine Poster // Easy Pixel Heart Cookies // Home Is Where the Heart Is Print (Pennsylvania) ROW 3: Giant Geometric Wall Heart // Heart Shaped Donuts // DIY Be My Valentine Heart Kite ROW 4: Heart Straws // DIY Tree Heart Installation ROW 5: Red Heart Pillow Cover // Heart Pendent Necklace // Modern Welsh Lovespoon ROW 6: Joyceanne Sunglasses // Valentine Sorbet Sandwiches // DIY Gold Heart Piñata ROW 7: Heart Serving Bowl with Ladle // Stuck On You Valentine // Heart You Leather Wall Flag
There’s no denying that New York’s Grand Central Station is magical. This February the icon turns one hundred, and to celebrate Pop Chart Lab has released Constellations. The print was commissioned by the MTA’s Arts for Transit and Urban Design program and features the famed four-sides clock and constellation-filled ceiling. It will be seen around the subway system, but you can purchase your own right here.