August 2010

covet this: sparkle flats

sparkle flats

sparkly flats are everywhere this fall. which ones are you getting?

i scream, you scream...

japanese ice cream

...we all scream for japanese ice cream!

// photo by kaitlinyap on flickr

meet your type

font shop Meet Your Type book

a great intro to typography from font shop! meet your type, a field guide to typography shows you how to find your perfect {type} match. it's a free pdf book, so download away and make your flyers, blogs & ads better with great type combinations!

lost things

real style on madewell

real women madewell style

my madewell: 4 real women style madewell clothes their way. fun, clever & inspiring! i wish more big stores would show real women wearing their clothes in a real way.

plywood prints + more

house industries prints

house industries created some new prints on paper & plywood! i could never be disappointed with a gift from house industries, their prints, textiles and apparel are to die for!

take three: alligator love

three piece outfit with alligator clip belt

about a million outfits could revolve around this alligator belt...

1 { madewell v-neck tee } 2 { moss mills double buckle belt from quirk gallery } 3 { j.crew felted wool mini }

covet this: soft tie belt

soft tie belt from toast uk

the question is not whether to buy this belt, but which color to get?

// soft tie belt from toast

go streaking...

...with these streak-dyed bowls from urban outfitters...

creative inc

Creative, Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business

by Meg Mateo Ilasco & Joy Deangdeelert Cho 

3 things I loved about Creative, Inc:

{book review} creative inc.

Creative Inc

3 things I loved about Creative, Inc...

Tactical Advice

Leave the inspiration to someone else. This book tells you how to become a creative freelancer, and spends little time on why. I love that approach, it’s about how hard work works, not about inspiring you to take a leap without a net.


Their resources list in the back of the book will point you toward information for all parts of your freelance experience. From copyright to sole proprietorship you can find answers here.

color envy

colored dishes from french bull

I'm crazy about all of these bright & pattered dishes and serving sets from french bull.

take three: is it fall?

is it really fall already? why am I getting the itch to browse through fall clothing?

1 { j.crew suede peep toes } 2 { kate spade nouveau bow seraphine } 3 { bb dakota alisha coat }

minimal style

grijs blog

talk about minimalism, with minimal photos, layouts and words grijs is a refreshing blog and a treat to the eyes.

lovely address file

lovely design address file and cats

i have been lusting after one of these lovelydesign address files for quite a while now. i think it's going to be my gift to myself when i finish my ultramarathon in september!

i also enjoy reading sharilyn's blog, as you can see she has the most adorable cats!

floral garlands

floral garlands by isari flower studio

isari flower studio for a beautiful wedding at the museum of contemporary art in la jolla. how great would it be to have these floral garlands hanging on your patio looking out at the ocean?

in other news: i apologize for the lack of updates this week, who knew training for an ultramarathon would be so exhausting?

i want a ban.dō

bando favorites

i love everything at ban.dō!

// j & floral sorbet

did i mention i love coffee?

the perfect pour

i love coffee, i don't just like coffee, but can't-live-without-it love it. i would also love to hang this poster in my kitchen and see it at all of my favorite coffee shops.

// designed by plaid, via dearcoffeeiloveyou

rome wasn't built in a day

cards and notepads from modernemotive

go buy these notepads and patterned cards from modernemotive!

artist series iphone case

iphone 4 artist series cases

wowsa! finally an iphone 4 case to drool over... check out this artist series of wood laser engraved cases over at grove.

// left to right: tree by grove, tribal by jonny wan, wind by leandro castelao

take three: in the nude

take three nude colored outfit

a dazzling combo: sparkle + nude!

1 { j.crew metallic belt in tulip } 2 { banana republic bordeaux bracelet } 3 { nasty gal double cross dress }

coffee maze

maze coffee cup and saucer

this beauty would bring a smile everyday. no longer is a drip an annoyance, but an opportunity to play. 

// maze coffee cup by erdem selek

snippet and ink

snippit and ink web snapshot

snippet & ink launched a new website, I love the clean lines and simple logo!