01/ Shetland ponies in cardigans. Enough to make me visit Scotland.
02/ How to ride an escalator.
03/ Amazing things that could happen after just one more cup of coffee.
04/ Fire + Ice.
05/ Horses inside out!
06/ Pretty fruits + vegetables cross-sectioned and organized by color.
07/ Geometric skull ice cube molds.
08/ A bird ballet.
09/ The Wobble Chess Set makes me really want to learn to play.
10/ So that’s not fabric. It’s wood.
This leather bag tag from Owen & Fred is everything I love in the world. Simple, utilitarian, and clean. Of course it’s designed for your luggage, but I’d be hard-pressed not to hang a more vague version off my handbag as an accessory as well. (via bltd)
A few weeks ago I was taking a look through the past year in posts and decided to put together a Top 40 collection for 2012. I had hoped to spread it out over a few days and organize everything a bit, but a family death and extended stay in Pennsylvania over the holidays set me back and I had to lump it all together. Thank you so much for continuing to help make this site such an amazing part of my daily life – here’s to 2013!
I’m off to Italy for Design Lab a week from today! International travel always feels way different than domestic to me. Of course there’s the extended time in the air and the time change to contend with. But for me it’s always a matter of what to do while in-flight. My usual go-tos are reading, writing, and attempting to catch a few Zs. There’s also the small matter of making sure all of my immediate necessities are within arms reach, I never pack anything I can’t go without for at least 12 hours after arrival (blame that on one too many lost bags). Throw in a tote to carry it all and we’re airborne!
Clockwise from top left: Sally Passport Holder from Lisa Stickley, Smith’s Rosebud Salve, F1 Go Clean Set, Holly GoNightly Sleep Mask, BAGGU Zipper Bag Set, Scratch Travel Journal, Aztec Print Shopper Tote, Berry Tree Notebook from nollison
PHOTOS: Josef Hoflehner
I’m taking today off to celebrate the end of summer (in theory) and Labor Day, but bright and early tomorrow I’ll be heading off to NYC to reveal the outcome of the HP Designer Matchup necklace you voted on creating! I can’t wait to see what everyone thinks and report back next week. Straight from New York I’ll be jetting cross country to San Francisco to attend Mighty Summit with some amazing women in media. It’s going to be a jam-packed week, but I have posts scheduled for you every day like normal. See you soon!
International Courage’s passport stamps turn up their noses at stiff and stodgy customs officers. These stamps are, in fact, very real. But not recommended for those who aren’t daring enough to risk getting a pat down (or more)! Afterwards you can tweet your story using the #internationalcourage hash tag for all to see.
01/ A whiteboard and marker has never looked so good.
02/ Matchbook-sized stories.
03/ Inspiring conceptual work from Anouk Kruithof.
04/ Anatomy of a paper bird.
05/ The Chap Olympiad! A battle of gentlemanly prowess.
06/ Liking these DIY paper clay barnacles a lot.
07/ New York is paved with random food.
08/ 50,000 gummy bears = 1 full-length gown. If you were curious.
09/ Looking at ribbon scraps a little different now.
10/ Outdoor wallpaper exists.
01/ A Swiss Animal Knife!
02/ Charcoal colored walls stenciled with white florals.
03/ An entire miniature city built with metal type!
04/ I could move right in to this microcabin in the woods.
05/ A badass rocking horse named Hesus.
06/ Tiny, detailed matchbook landscapes.
07/ Loving this lookbook for Zlda’s The Boyscounts collection. (via More Design Please)
08/ A fun DIY ombre crane garland for summer entertaining.
09/ A beached whale right in the middle of an Argentinian forest.
10/ Gale force winds to the face? Don’t mind if I do. (PS: Colossal killed it this week.)
01/ A fold-out bookshelf, for when you want to be fancier than you are.
02/ Huge awesome/creepy marionettes!
03/ How to make a cardboard chandelier!
04/ A reusable drink carrier that’s perfect for picnic-ing.
05/ Abstract embroidery is a thing!
06/ 10,000 meters of yarn can be really beautiful.
07/ DIY marbled glassware that’s practically screaming for a good cocktail.
08/ Doubt many people are throwing this concrete business card away.
09/ Travel tic-tac-toe that’s perfect for roadtrips.
10/ The World’s Longest Invoice. Happy I don’t have anything to add to it just yet.
My luggage is the norm. Black, utilitarian, indistinguishable. I’m thinking these luggage tags from Moleskine (yes, that Moleskine) would be a total game changer.