Archive for April, 2009

H is for Holy Crap

Thursday, April 30th, 2009


That pretty much sums up how great these sticky note drawings from Marc Johns are. There seriously isn’t a bad one in the bunch. “H” is definitly my favorite but I also have a special place in my heart for “Yes, you CAN have a cheesburger” “rothko” and “undies“. Check out his website for more amazing drawings.


Design Mom Family Photos

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009


Leave it to Gabrielle of Design Mom to have the most gorgeous and charming family portrait photos that I have ever seen! As Gabrielle and her family prepare to move from New York to Colorado they decided to get portraits taken in Central Park.

I knew you would all appreciate seeing these magazine worthy shots. Every detail from the clothes to the props down to the little cupcakes made me swoon! I adore the unexpected editorial quality that these photos taken by the talented Candice Stringham have. Congratulations to the Blairs on the AMAZING shots and best wishes to all of you during your move!



Louise Fili: Bedford Post

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009


I’ve been a huge fan of designer / illustrator Louise Fili for years and I heard that she’d updated her site recently so I popped over for a visit. Louise constantly amazes me with her level of artistry. I adore her woodcut style of illustration and she seems to have such a profound understanding and skill for packaging. Her branding for the Bedford Post, a Restaurant and Inn in Bedford, New York, is no exception. In this particular logo the illustration was done by Mark Summers and the rest of the program has the exquisite design sensibility that Louise is so well known for. Have a peek for your self.


The new site has a lovely set of updated images as well as a blog! Be sure to check them both out for some great design inspiration.

Oh, The Places You’ll Sew!

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! The sun finally came out here in Seattle yesterday and it made for such a perfect weekend day! I have to say that the sun really made me look forward to summer which of course made me think of long weekend trips and vacations. Sadly I don’t think my hubby and I will be taking any trips this summer but a girl can always dream… Which brings me to today’s post; these stitching postcards from Uncommon Goods.


The lovely Halli of Good Wifey sent me a link to these stitching postcards last week. This would be a great personal keepsake to remember the route of a favorite trip or share your adventures with friends. Love the simplicity of this idea and it’s affordable too! Thanks Halli!

T&T on SMP! DIY Favor Boxes

Friday, April 24th, 2009

I’m so excited to announce that Abby has asked me to design a set of wedding favor boxes exclusively for Style Me Pretty! Below is my first contribution, expect more in the coming weeks and months!