Archive for April, 2009

Faux-sposable Housewares Part II

Friday, April 24th, 2009

I’m taking a break from Lost in ffffound this week to share a few more items I found like the glass water bottles from earlier this week. These are some of my favorites: ceramic milk carton and paper bag vases, porcelain plastic cups, french fry bags, hot dog wrappers and lastly ceramic paper cups! They have such lovely design and an irreverence that’s just too hard to resist!


Playstation Portable Groom’s Cake

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009


Looking back on my sister’s wedding reminded me of a detail of my own wedding that I really loved. I knew that my mother could bake but she took it to a whoe new level with the groom’s cake for our rehearsal dinner. My mom decided to base it on my husband’s love of video games ( don’t worry ladies, I’m working on it) and the result was nothing short of outstanding.


Needless to say, my husband was completely blown away! Who wouldn’t love a tiramisu Playstation Portable cake! Looking back at these photographs I still can’t believe the amount of work, love and attention to detail that went into it. Thanks mom! xoxo


A Summer Wedding

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

With summer approaching I thought it would be fun the share some details from my sister’s 2006 wedding. My sister Allison and her husband Ryan found an outstanding outdoor location to host their celebration just outside of Bellingham, Washington. This beautiful natural environment surrounded by mountains created the perfect setting for their rustic northwest wedding.


I simply adored all the details that my sister incorporated into their event. She made dozens of pinwheels which were placed throughout the grounds. The tables were decorated with handmade paper bouquets and the table cloths were embellished with buttons! If that weren’t enough, the favors were miniature mason jars filled with homemade strawberry jam. She topped these off with an assortment of fabric squares and custom made ribbon with their names and the wedding date.


Every aspect of their wedding had a personal touch and really made it a joy to to be a part of. Our parents made a full dinner for the 100+ guests. Two of their dear friends provided homemade beer, another grew the flowers and created each of the bouquets for the wedding party. Ryan’s father took the wedding photos, another friend made their delicious cake and I designed the invitations and details.


This was a beautiful wedding that reflected Allison and Ryan’s taste perfectly, I’m so glad I could be a part of their celebration!

Glass Beverage Bottles

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009


I’ve seen images of similar bottles online and was completley smitten. I love it when someone can appropriate the language of something unappealing and wasteful and turn it into an object of beauty. With all the effort to be more socially responsible and care for the environment they seem like a cheeky way of doing your part.

You can imagine my glee when I came across these small ones at Crate & Barrel for only $7.95! My husband and I now have them on our desks at work and a set in our guest room. Love!

Printed Silhouette

Monday, April 20th, 2009


I saw this project on Design Sponge months ago and knew that I wanted to try making one myself. I know this has been really popular lately and I apologize if it feels redundant but I just couldn’t resist trying it out!

My Nephew’s 1st Birthday was Saturday so to celebrate I made this as a little gift. Cole’s parents decorated his room with these adorable Robot Wall Decals by Blik. To fit in with their decorations I traced the decals in Illustrator and made the pattern and then Cole’s silhouette. The great thing about this project is that you can make it as simple or complex as you like. For example; I would have liked to have cut the silhouette out of black paper and mount it to the pattern but I ran out of time. Instead I decided to simply print the entire thing. To make it feel more special I printed it on (my favorite) photo fabric and mounted it. I think it turned out well and hopefully made a gift his parents can enjoy.

If you’re not up for the challenge of making your own I recently spotted some stunning custom papercut silhouettes by Chirp! Studio on Jack and Izzy. Lovely, lovely work.