January 2012

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a touch of rose

While we love a bouquet of roses as much as the next girl, this Valentine’s Day we’ve got our hearts set on rose of a different kind: rose gold, that is. There’s lots to love about the pink-toned metal, which is why we’ve put together a little round-up of our rose gold favorites right here. Whether you’re…

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plush rug

When you think of a skin rug your first thought probably isn’t anything like what Agustina Woodgate has created with her stuffed animal skin rugs. She gives a new life to once-loved plush toy animals by hand-sewing them into these kaleidoscopes of color and soft patterns. Her colorful works of art, full of memories, are such a…

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bird boxes

Two of our favorite elements are brought together in the work of artist John Dilnot. He combines a vintage cartographic backdrop with cutouts of birds, perched atop wire in delicate formations. The shadow-box effect brings these little scenes to life, focusing on the birds as they break free from the vast earth below. We just…

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good enough to eat

There are few things we love more than beautiful typography and sweet treats. Lucia Rallo and Aranxa Esteva, the duo behind M-Inspira, have managed to create a scrumptious combination of both of these things with their edible gelatin word art. How delicious are these photos? From the perfectly formed letters to the bold color choices, the…

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technicolor travel

Images via Pantone Hotel. We love the concept of the Pantone Hotel in Brussels with its inspired color palette and wonderful on-site features. With rows of colorful bikes and pantone-chip espresso cups, we’d have a hard time leaving our hotel! Check out all the beautiful and unexpected features of the hotel here. We have a feeling you…

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etsy spotlight: amanda catherine designs

Meet Amanda Helmer.  Full-time college student and mastermind behind the growing Etsy shop, Amanda Catherine Designs. Amanda is responsible for the eye-catching, candy-colored prints you see popping up all over the blogosphere.  Her beautiful prints showcase a rainbow of colors and quotable sayings that are both quirky and inspirational at the same time (our favorites are…

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Seven Horses

We’ve been reading a lot of buzz about the latest series from photographer Ulrika Kestere. As the story goes, a girl loses her seven, invisible horses on a fierce and windy day while she is hanging her laundry.  The four-legged beauties then take the form of windblown linens as the girl scours the earth to…

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love notes

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! We’re smitten with these prints by graphic designer Nicole Martinez. Not only do we love the bold colors, but the quirky sayings (“You fog my spectacles.”) are right up our alley. Embrace your inner nerd this Valentine’s Day, and send one of these greeting cards to that special someone. Images…

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art journaling 101

We’ve been feeling creative lately, bursting at the seams with inspiration from places like pinterest, our favorite bloggers, and even our new catalog!  We love the photography and color in all of our new spring product. There’s a lot going on in the world for us to take from and run with. Image via Flickr…

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better with age

We love to take great design elements from the past and combine them with utilitarian pieces to create the perfect mix of vintage and modern in our everyday style. Have you seen our Vintaged Bronze watch collection? These iconic watches have that great authentic finish and casual look, like a piece your fashionable grandfather might have worn. Pass it down from generation to generation—paired…