Jan
15

Social Assembly

Social Assembly-1-Design Crush

 

Loving the illustrated style of Social Assembly‘s Jessica Eckert and all of the high quality cards, prints, and home goods the shop has to offer. Bonus: all products are made in the USA!

 

Social Assembly-2-Design Crush

 

Social Assembly-3-Design Crush

Jan
13

Prints: January Edition

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Oceanica // Constellations // blue and red // Healing Wreath – Happiness

 

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Graffiti Kiss // My Food Is All Natural // Turn the Page // Ordinary Silence

Jan
09

Jennifer Ament

Jennifer Ament-1-Design Crush

 

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.

 

Jennifer Ament-2-Design Crush

 

Jennifer Ament-3-Design Crush

Dec
27

Cross Street

Cross Street-1-Design Crush

 

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.

 

Cross Street-2-Design Crush

 

Cross Street-3-Design Crush

Dec
16

Prints: December Edition

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Bubbles by Victoria’s Atelier // Calcite (No. 3) Crystal by Hamish Robertson // Deer by Victoria Semykina // Geometric Alphabet by Mademoiselleyo

 

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Happy Holidays, Fruitcake by Read Between the Lines // Mistletoe by Baron Art Co. // Succulent by Leah Duncan // What You Want by Kristi Kohut

Dec
03

A Few of My Favorite Things

I’m playing Oprah today! Hundreds of products cross my screen on a daily basis as I search out the best to share with you, and a girl can’t help but have a few favorites! And while I wish I had one of each of these fantastic pieces to give to every one of you a la Oprah, I hope my opinion will hold its weight in salt for you. Because these are all shops and creators whose things I own, that decorate my home and my self each and every day.

 

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Splendid Orlando Oxford. These shoes are a new addition to my wardrobe for winter and I love their sleek look (no laces!). Splendid‘s entire lifestyle collection is ultra-comfortable and effortlessly chic, which is perfect for my every day and mixes with existing pieces easily.

American Giant Womens Heavyweight Full Zip Hooded Sweatshirt. I’ve been a hoodie aficionado since junior high, but it’s tough to find one that doesn’t resemble a garbage bag on a woman’s body. This zip up from American Giant is not only sturdy, but made especially for us ladies. If I’m home I usually have it on over whatever I’m wearing, it’s that good.

Emily McDowell’s Foods of the World New York City Tea Towel. Emily McDowell just might be one of the funniest people I know, and her humor translates seamlessly onto her illustrated line of cards, dish towels, and other miscellaneous goods. This towel featuring a recipe that actually involves zero cooking is just the tip of the iceberg.

Warby Parker’s Durand Eyeglasses in Woodland Tortoise. Warby Parker has had my poor vision and my heart in its grasp for several years now. I just recently snapped up this pair from their winter collection, the round-ish lenses are super flattering and their buy 1/give 1 model is tough to beat.

Bloggers Love Cats + Bloggers Love Dogs 13-Month Calendars. Shameless plug alert! I teamed up with other well-known bloggers who are animal lovers to create these two calendar downloads featuring our pets. All proceeds go directly to the Humane Society of the United States and all of the little critters in need.

See Scout Sleep’s Nice Grill Cream + Vermillion Brass Buckle Collar. Both of my pups wear this collar and it stands up to their rough and tumble lifestyles like no other. All of the pet goods See Scout Sleep offers are high quality, environmentally-friendly, and handmade in Louisiana.

Cursive Design’s Apex Studs. Cursive Design is one of my favorite jewelry shops by far, I just love Sarah’s eye for detail. These studs, along with much of the fall/winter 2013 collection, were inspired by a project we collaborated on together for NYFW 2012. They’re molded from vintage glass and cast in yellow bronze.

Jaime Derringer’s Untitled 3. I’m the proud, happy owner of three works of art by Jaime Derringer. Her bold use of color and constant exploration of shape and space never leave me bored. And both Jaime’s original pieces and prints are super affordable.

 

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Pencil Shavings Studio’s Gold Lucite Tray in Palm Springs. Pencil Shavings‘ designer Rachel Shingleton has a great way with both color and pattern. It’s reflected in her shop’s incredible line of phone cases, trays, paper goods, and more!

Alexa Chung’s It. There’s no denying she’s the darling of the fashion world, but after ready through this pink linen-covered book filled with short musings and photos she seems down-to-earth as well.

Paloma’s Nest Custom Monogram Tiny Text Bowl. Paloma’s Nest creates some of the best heirloom-quality ceramics I’ve seen. I own one of these plates and have gifted numerous others over the past few years. You just can’t go wrong with a piece that’s lovingly personalized like these.

Gingiber’s Deer Tea Towel. I love shop owner Stacie’s whimsical, geometric illustration style used on all of her animal characters! Gingiber‘s prints, pillows, towels (and more) are always the highest of quality and meticulously checked over.

Whimsy & Spice’s Chocolate Orange Cardamom Shortbread Cookies. Whimsy & Spice‘s tasty baked goods make the perfect gift for just about any occasion. Now’s a great time to stock up on hostess gifts, snacks for overnight guests, and of course a little something for yourself.

Miró Watches from Urbantrait. Among an incredible selection of modern watches from Urbantrait, Miró definitely stands out. Made from stainless steel, hardened mineral crystal, and calf leather it’s sure to stand up to wear and tear for years to come. Mine has made me a watch wearer again after years of depending on my cell! Find your favorite from tons of men’s watches and women’s watches.

Meow Meow Tweet’s Grapefruit Rosemary Body Oil. Come winter, lotions just don’t cut it for me. I coat myself in Meow Meow Tweet‘s body oil before I get out of the shower and don’t need to re-moisturize until right before bed. Each amazing scent if filled with natural ingredients and infused with botanicals.

strawberryluna’s Morrissey Pittsburgh Poster PETA Donation. My favorite stop for gig posters, and it doesn’t hurt that strawberryluna is based in my hometown either! Allison and Craig do stellar silkscreening work for more bands than I can think to name, and on more posters than I can count that I own.

 

Dec
02

Jackalope Heart

Jackalope Heart-1-Design Crush

 

I’ve mentioned before just how elusive a good watercolor technique has been for me, but I don’t think I’ve told you that it’s also my favorite kind of painting. Longtime internet friend and designer Sarah Zero creates fun, colorful, lively watercolor abstracts and patterns in her shop – Jackalope Heart.

I love gifting art for any reason, and Jackalope Heart is ridiculously affordable. Sarah offers both original paintings as well as digital downloads for sale. And here comes the crazy/amazing part, so brace yourself.  With the coupon code TURKELOPE13 you get $10 off a purchase of $20. That boils down to four digital downloads for only $10 or one original for $15 (limited supply). Take advantage for prettying up any bare walls in your own home, or crossing some names off of your gift list!

 

Jackalope Heart-2-Design Crush

 

Jackalope Heart-3-Design Crush

Nov
20

Prints: November Edition

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Kurt Vonnegut Quote by Obvious State // Arianna by Khristiana Howell // Poster I by Joey Roth // Gelatology by Studio Fludd // Sedona by Khristiana Howell

Oct
28

Prints: October Edition

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Emerald Ocean by Jane Rovers // Sunset Windows by The Paris Print Shop // Happy Thoughts by SS Print Shop // Flora no.1 by Kristina Krogh // Orange Sun by Honey & Bloom

Oct
24

Minted for West Elm

Minted for West Elm-1-Design Crush

 

*BAM!* Just like that another two of my favorites have teamed up for an extraordinary partnership, this time Minted and West Elm. I have several pieces from both company decorating my home and now it looks like I’ll need to add a few of their collaborative prints to my wish list. The collection includes 25 prints chosen from a selection of 1,400+ submissions that you’ll definitely want to peruse!

 

Minted for West Elm-2-Design Crush

 

Minted for West Elm-3-Design Crush