Monday, February 28, 2011

Awesom Baby Laugh

Awesome belly laugh from this kid.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Pics I stumbled across today that I felt the need to download. Perhaps posting them will help me not forget about them.

I really want to decorate a cake like this... just the linework alone is enviable.


And this makes me think that patterned curtains might be worth a go in my bedroom of dark charcoal paint.



Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A night out.

I was up north last weekend in Duluth (home of my alma matter) to visit some friends and we decided to check out Blackwater, a more upscale joint that has sprung up since I moved away. I must say, it was a refreshing change to most of the bars up north (think camouflage hats and wood paneling... and not the classy kind)–while I appreciate the rustic, it was nice to class it up for a night (after we grabbed an Anchor burger, that is).

The "June in January" and "Poprocks" Martini
The "June in January," -dry ice!
All pics provided by Angie

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I'll have what she's having.

I am so hungry today, lunch cannot come soon enough. With this in mind it was pretty much a HUGE mistake to click over to What Katie Ate, a fantastic food blog. GORGEOUS photo styling that makes already delicious food look even more appetizing. 

I've been on a real egg kick lately, so these egg bakes I bookmarked from her site a while back are literally calling my name.


This chili mac'n cheese sounds like the perfect remedy for the snowstorm we were hit with the last couple of days.


And I just love (!) this shot. Have no idea why, I just do. Lovely.

All images from What Katie Ate.

Monday, February 21, 2011

NBD, just Martha Stewart Weddings...

...twittering about the wedding suite I recently finished designing at work:

Just saw a sneak peek at the winning design of our @studioonfire invite giveaway. It's awesome! Check it out on the blog this Friday.

Friday, February 18, 2011

true dat


Dress-it-up Friday!

With the weekend looming I'm itching to hightail it up North (yes, capitalized, North is a destination here in MN) for a night out with my girlfriends on Saturday. Wouldn't the dress on the right be a fun going-out-for-a-fancy-night dress? It's fun, but still long enough to keep you warm in below zero temps (always a conundrum for ladies trying to party in the tundra).

Prem Studio via Marigolds and Mithai

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cute cover

1:50 "One day I'm gonna whistle?" A-dorable.

Quilting Tutorial

katie did is an awesome blog that is no longer updated due to creepers skulking on her life, but there is a bundle of remaining inspiration to page through, nonetheless. 

I'm in a major sewing mood right now and this handy quilting tutorial, makes me want to run home and finish up a quilt top that I started in... oh, about 2005. (6 years isn't too long to take on a lap quilt... right?) I love the slanty quilting lines and how the contrasting thread really pops against solid backgrounds (AND the crazy pattern binding). Pretty much I'm just in love with this whole project.

image from katie did

image from katie did

image from katie did

image from katie did

image from katie did

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Furniture Envy

I found this photo on Jenna's EAT DRINK PRETTY site (a daily read–I love me a good Minnesotan blogger). She was featuring the cute party decor (shot by photographer Megan Norman) but I just can't get past that teal cabinet! Can I have that please!?

Megan Norman via EAT DRINK PRETTY

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Blogs I stalk: Jen Chu Design

I've posted a pic from this blog before, but I wanted to show my favorite transformation on her blog. Jen Chu is an art director for Project Runway and her taste is fantastic- there are so many ideas I want to steal from this room alone.

The "before" shot

The "after" shot

I've posted this one before-  love the wallpaper
stripe with hooks as an accessory organizer.

I want to get that desk and use it as an entertainment center
for the TV in my bedroom.

I love the pop of an accent color with a nightstand.

And the pattern whore in me loves the triangles... and that scarf collection.

All photos via Jen Chu's blog.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Quilt Love

Love love love. The pattern, the color and the intense quilting lines...


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Goat on a Cow

Why is this so addicting to watch? I'm not even a fan of interpretive dance...

GOAT ON A COW from andrew palermo on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Who Needs Sleep?

I slept an average of 4.5 hours a night in college and now I wonder how the hell I did it. Granted I was continually draggin ass and became a pretty huge advocate of the nap toward the end... 

Anywho, now that I'm an "adult" I try to get as much sleep in as possible, but sometimes my night owl ways creep back in (like blogging at midnight... oops). This infographic from Fast Company makes me think I should probably call it a night.

Fast Co. via KDWB

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Alphabet

The Alphabet from n9ve on Vimeo.

So. Cool.

via ISO50

My lack of web skills really shows here... hmmm.. resize dang it! Oh well, it's cooler on ISO50's site anyway.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Swearing Makes Me Smile

via Design Crush

Oh, Desmond

Sleep in the Kitchen


Etsy Love: Katherine Watson

Lovely wood block prints–that bright cyan is creeping in as my favorite color, and I'm always on the lookout for great tea towels!

via Oh So Beautiful Paper
via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Monday, February 7, 2011

Spunk Store

The dudes I used to work with at Spunk just opened an online store! Yahoo! Go check it out and grab some merch. I've already got these two posters framed up in my house.



Friday, February 4, 2011

Stencils on the stairs

The way these beautiful moroccan stencils are used makes me wish I had some stairs to decorate.

Royal Design Studio
via the style files

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Break Up

They announced they're breaking up... and I immediately pictured these Legos blasted all over the room... but I'm morbid like that. Still one of my all time favorite music videos.

"Hooray Beer!"

When your boss uses a phrase like this it prompts some Googling... which brought me to this gem.


Save me

Don't ya just feel that way sometimes?


The Travel Itch

I'm itching to go somewhere. Anywhere. Preferably somewhere with bright colors and vast amounts of water. Found this in my inspiration folder and it looks just about perfect right now... 




Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The search continues...

I am still on the hunt for a cool canister to keep on the counter for my coffee. I'm still open to making my own, but I've had very little spare time for crafting lately.

However, today I found this! Graphic, great pattern and lovely wooden lid. It's a little spendy (at $38 dollars), but it just might be worth it.

via Design*Sponge