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February 25, 2011

stone sculpture


I found links to Thea Sunshine Alvin's stone sculptures on Studio G. I really enjoy looking at well-designed outdoor spaces for design inspiration.


I love the lightness and airiness of these arches even thought they're made with stone. There's just something so happy about them.


Gorgeous!

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February 18, 2011

minimalism

There's a great post on Antrepo4 about minimalism in packaging design. They took some major name brands and re-worked them in 2 steps towards a very minimal look.




In those examples I prefer the right. I'm definitely a less-is-more designer.




In the Lindt and Corn Flakes examples I prefer the middle. The right seems a smidge too far towards minimalism.

What's your take? Do you lean toward the left, the middle or the right?
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February 14, 2011

happy day

I thought for sure I would be too busy with a new baby to celebrate Valentine's Day this year. Alas, it appears my second child is attempting to teach me patience.

The flowers are for my daughter - the brighter the better.

The chocolate cookies are for my husband. OK, and they're for me and our unborn baby who, it turns out, seems to have quite a sweet tooth already.

Happy Valentine's Day!
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February 11, 2011

color inspiration

I had some credits at iStockphoto that were due to expire so I browsed around looking for some color inspiration. I found myself drawn to a lot of architecture and interior shots.









Such great color!
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February 7, 2011

valentine's day

Yes, Valentine's Day is just a week away! If you're feeling crafty and don't want to go with traditional cards, flowers or chocolates... try one of these great do-it-yourself projects I found.

Crayon Stained Glass Card - Martha Stewart. Gorgeous! And you get to use up a few broken crayons.


Heart Cookies - Baby Jives. These are a nice alternative if you're looking for a sweet gift without all the sugar.


Quilled Cards - Martha Stewart. I'm not sure I have the patience for this one but I love how the examples look.

I look forward to one day having enough free time to do projects like these.
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February 4, 2011

big changes


So I'm due to have my second child any day now. The due date is Feb 16 but I'm ready any time. As ready as I can be of course! I have things scheduled to post while I'm too tired to think straight and after that my posts may be a bit baby-centric. Hopefully within a few months things will begin to return to "normal."

I've also been blogging for just over a year now! I'm happy to have reached that milestone and still feel excited about finding design inspiration and sharing it with the world.

Thanks for reading!
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February 1, 2011

zoo plates


I love finding beautifully designed everyday items for kids. These zoo plates and bowls from Skip Hop are adorable! I love the simplicity of the illustrations and the colors.


So much fun!
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