summer snaps

Our latest must-have summer accessory: the La Sardinia St. Tropez Edition cameras from Lomography. These striped goodies just scream summer. You can bet there will be one of these in our beach totes come vacation time. The only question is which color to choose?



These prints of the moon and constellations from Agent Gallery Chicago recently caught our eye. We love their authentic, large-scale presence, and with a partial annular eclipse coming this weekend, we’re definitely thinking skyward. Be sure to capture the rare event this Sunday! Images via Agent Gallery Chicago


a stitch in time

Image via Feeling Stitchy Today we are really feeling vintage embroideries—we love the colors, the floral shapes, and the great attention to detail that is inherent in an activity so meticulous. The bunting pictured above was made from old stained and ripped tablecloths. Bonus points for re-purposing! Image via Cafe Cartolina The neatest thing about…


industrial chic

How great are these custom industrial bookshelves by Etsy shop Stella Bleu Designs? We love the interesting angles and rough elegance they bring to any space! images via Etsy.



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…


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…


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…


summer LIFE

Warmer weather and the promise of long summer days have us looking for authentic style inspiration, so we were thrilled to come across these wonderful images from LIFE magazine. How great is this picturesque summer in Fairfield County, Connecticut (circa 1948 and 1949). We love that effortless style and casual refinement are just as relevant now as they were then. Images via A Continuous…


inspiration nation

Image via Flickr We’ve always got traveling on the brain, and oftentimes the farther the better.  The scenes and colors that we can capture from other countries is truly invaluable (even as the cost of flying is sky-rocketing).  We adore this little vintage luggage tag all way from Czechoslovakia—the printing technique, the drawing, but especially…


handmade type

Tien-Min Liao, a designer from Taiwan and current Pratt Institute student in New York, has literally created a handmade type.  By painting shapes on her hands and arms and using different gestures, she alters each upper case letter into the lower case version. Her typography experiment is a definite success! Be sure to check out…