Archive for May, 2009

DIY Shoe Bag

Thursday, May 21st, 2009




I spotted and fell in love with this charming DIY Shoe bag tutorial by Betz White seen on Creature Comforts earlier this week. Such a simple and useful idea that happens to be completely charming as well. These lovelies are made with thrifted sheets and would make  a fantastic gift, especially if you’re on a budget.

Colorful Address Books

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009


I came across this adorable Korean Etsy shop yesterday called Nothing Elegant, and just had to share these images from the Yearly Planner for sale. I’m not sure if these are original but this is the only source I could find. I love the way each of these shots are laid out. They do a great job of showing the product and make me wish I kept a planner, I’d buy one in each color!

Coming Soon…

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009




We were out enjoying the unusualy warm Seattle weather this weekend when I spotted a Starbucks undergoing a remodel. Normally this wouldn’t seem all that special but this is the second Starbucks to get the rustic makeover treatment. As such, they’re pulling out all the stops right down to the detail going into the plywood covering up the construction. It’s actually two layers of wood with the top layer painted then routed out. The result is type and illustration with a wonderful dimensionality. The store won’t be open till July, luckily there are literally three other Starbucks within 150 yards of this one to serve you until then. (You don’t know Starbucks density until you live in Seattle, trust me.)

More pics after the break! (more…)

Sew in Love

Monday, May 18th, 2009




I’m fortunate to work with so many talented people but the true surprises are the receptionists in my office. They each are not only fantastic at what they do on a regular basis but they happen to be some of the most creative people I’ve ever met.

This project was inspired by the ever-so talented Elatia. I saw her “sewing a letter” to a friend and was completly blown away. I was so intriqued by the idea that I wanted to try something similar. I decided to send a little love letter to my husband and base it off of white college ruled notebook paper. Since I’ve never sewn type, I kept it simple for this first attempt. Many thanks to Elatia for the constant source of funny and inspiration!

A Pillow for Your Thoughts…

Friday, May 15th, 2009


The lovely Rachel of Benign Objects sent me a sweet email yesterday and a tip about a fantastic site called Inmod which allows you to custom design pillows and duvets. They have a variety of fabrics and endless color combos to choose from. So if you’re not one for making a pillow from scratch but still want to design your own; this is the site for you! Rachel was kind enough to share the set she created for herself and the combination is fantastic! I couldn’t let Rachel have all the fun so I gave it a try myself. See my set after the break:

Be sure to pop on over to Rachel’s blog to read about her pillow plight and her growing collection of inspiration. Happy designing everyone and have a splendid weekend! xoxo