April 2012

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amplifiear

Image via Cool Hunting Amplifiear is our latest obsession from Kickstarter. Designer Evan Clabots cleverly crafted this device to amplify the speaker on the iPad. It’s lightweight, easy to attach, and you don’t even need the volume turned up all the way in order for it to enhance the sound. The shape of the design…

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insta-weekend

Music serves as a constant source of inspiration for us, and we’re always up for a great live show! A group of our designers took a little road trip to Tulsa, OK over the weekend to see The Black Keys put on an unforgettable performance in the heart of downtown. Choosing the scenic route, we took in the…

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digital polaroid camera

Remember how exciting it was to take a picture with a Polaroid camera? And how sad it was when Polaroid quit producing the instant film in 2008?  Well, the Polaroid camera is back and better than ever!  The Z340 delivers instant prints and shoots 14 megapixel digital photos that you can save and edit. The best part…

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stylish moms

Mother’s Day is around the corner, which got us to thinking about the women who raised us. Before we were around pinning inspiration on our style boards, our moms were trailblazing in fashion and curating their own classic style. We can now look to them as truly authentic inspiration thanks to the book, My Mom the Style Icon. So go ahead…

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fossil finds: vintage closet

This spring, we were inspired to create a Fossil Finds collection that centered around a set of beautiful, fabric-covered vintage sewing books that we stumbled upon during one of our vintage shopping trips.  The result was a feminine vintage closet-inspired story,  filled with all of the goodies one might hope to find in their vintage dream closet!…

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small treasures

We were instantly drawn to these unique assemblages of recycled objects from Sushipot. These little collections are the work of  Kansas-based artist Suzanna Scott. She scavenges antique malls, estate sales, junk yards, and the like for these inspired goods. From vintage graph paper magnets to a clever grouping of old faucet handles, we love the way…

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long live vintage: summer 2012

With the beginning of May just days away, we’ve got our minds on what’s next: summer.  One of our favorite collections yet, summer is filled with heritage-inspired handbags, classic watches, and perfectly printed dresses. Check out the inspiration behind the collection in our latest video. Here’s to summer!

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stay inspired

Today we just took a few quick snapshots of things that are inspiring us around the building. These are some vintage men’s westerns that we love looking at for everything from color to layout to just pretty stacks of them on our desks.   These books are full of inspiration inside and out!  On the…

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bear’d tee : behind the design

Ever wonder how your favorite graphic tee came to be? Or what the inspiration behind it was? Our team of illustrators and graphic designers put a lot of thought, research, hand-illustrating, and even custom-carved stamps into those works of art. Take the new Bear’d Tee—this was the concept of one of our talented designers. We watched this tee…

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d.i.y. doily placemat

Inspired by Rebecca Newport‘s styling in this Easter post, we took some time on a sunny weekend to test our spray painting skills at making paper doily placemats. To make a few quick and colorful placemats—that will be perfect to spice up your table for any occasion—we gathered a few supplies from the local craft…