June 2012

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let the games begin

We’re so excited the 4th of July is right around the corner! To celebrate, we think a small get together at our house is in order. In addition to the mouth-watering BBQ we’ll serve, what better way to make sure our guests have a fun-filled 4th than with these vintage games (since everybody loves to get a good match going)! darts /…

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camera gardens

In the spirit of summer and all things color, we’re feeling inspired by these “gardens” from artist André Feliciano. We love how his installations are a vibrant festival of blooms from far away, but upon closer inspection, they reveal a surprising secret! Images via André Feliciano  

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wimbledon days

Image via East Ashley Studio It’s Wimbledon Week! We can’t help it. We love watching the tennis stars hit the courts. To get you in the mood, how about taking a look at these darling vintage racquet illustrations from Etsy shop East Ashley Studio. And, while you’re at it, be sure to take a peek at her…

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another art journal

Shop Similar: Daria Dress Sometimes we are inspired from life to create prints, and sometimes we are inspired by prints to create…more art?  We were loving this print from our catalog so much it inspired us to keep going with another page in our art journal. We used a couple techniques and lots of layers…

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ode to damien hirst

With the polka dot trend in full-force, it’s no surprise that this Elle Decor image of Damien Hirst’s spot painting showed up in our Pinterest feed. He’s done hundreds of versions of these paintings, each with precise spacing and no single color being repeated. Our creative director, Casey, was in the midst of decorating her…

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summer spin

It’s summer and we’re celebrating by doing a little dance. Hope you are enjoying these early days of summer by doing the same thing. Shop this look here.

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snapshots

Our designers did some traveling and relaxing this weekend. Whether exploring the eclectic streets of Denver or taking shelter from the heat poolside, we’re always ready to snap a picture or two!

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eames wall art

We’ve shared our love for Eames designs on here before. While we would really enjoy having one of his chairs in our living room, for now, we’ll have to settle for the living room wall. Weavers of Southsea, a new-to-us Etsy shop, offers a selection of posters that feature Eames’ iconic designs. Our favorite is…

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keep it cool

We were so inspired when we came across Big Chill, a company dedicated to creating retro modern appliances with the perfect balance of form and function. How great are these designs and colors, you can complete the look with a matching set or mix up the dream kitchen you always wanted. images via Big Chill.

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letterpress giveaway

If you love the art of letterpress just as much as we do then you won’t want to miss out on this giveaway! We’re offering 10 signed posters from our recent letterpress event with Jim Sherraden and Jim Moran. They would be the perfect addition to any empty wall space. Check out our Twitter page…