Thursday, July 28, 2011

DIY: Summer Wreath

Since I live in a condo and don't have to worry about the weather beating on my door, this summer wreath is perfect!

Family Chic via Casa Greer

Visual Mantras

Visual Mantras. An artist book by Ana Montiel. from Ana Montiel on Vimeo.

Ana Montiel via pinkshirtsandcarwrecks


I want to make these for my next par-tay. Although the bobble fringe on these reminds me of my first car, *cough* minivan *cough,* which had such a trim along the windshield, I would probably make a bit more modern version.

Caitlin Halcomb via Uppercase

Monday, July 25, 2011



via Quipsologies

Time well spent at work

We took a little time out today to Google what sounds howler monkeys and baboons make (I know, we're peculiar) and the baboons sound oddly like dogs, which prompted my boss to quote this commercial: "That's not a real puppy..."

So, of course, then we had to watch the commercial. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Swearing Makes Me Smile

We all remember this hilariously foul monologue from McSweeney's I'm Comic Sans Asshole, and now it's an animation! I actually kind of prefer the written version better, but I s'pose this video makes for better blogging.

I'm Comic Sans, Asshole from joehollier on Vimeo.

found via SwissMiss

Monday, July 18, 2011

Design Nerdery

So, for those who, like me, need to convert multipage pdf files into a single Adobe Illustrator file with multiple art boards- do I have a magical script for you! I had this back in CS4 and now there is a CS5/5.5 version available! Details and download information can be found here.

via Mark-Anthony

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I stumbled across Annie's Eats (via Eat Drink Pretty) and found what my next baking adventure is going to be!!! I'm not even much of a sweets person (I'd take a bag of chips over a cookie any day), but these look too good not to attempt.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

 Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Oreo Cupcakes

Monday, July 11, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Office Envy

Jessica Hische is known for lettering, but more on that later. Right now I must say I am loving her office. Contemporary without being cold and personalized without being cluttered. Maybe one day I'll finish my office. *sigh*

Pic from Jessica's site

DIY: Cocktail Lantern

It's a bit kooky for my taste and the video is super nerdy, but hey, why not. Good summer project.

How-Tuesday: Cocktail Umbrella Lantern from Etsy on Vimeo.

via etsy

Friday, July 1, 2011

I made that: Sunshine Print for the Curiosity Shoppe

Studio On Fire's latest print just arrived in San Francisco at the Curiosity Shoppe for their sunshine themed letterpress show. Here's a sneak peek from their flickr page. If you're in the bay area be sure to stop by their place on July 8th.


That's right, magic.

Jeremy and Kathleen via Oh So Beautiful Paper