Wednesday, June 30, 2010

you had me at RFP

One of Mark's coworkers sent this comic to us and said it reminded her of our story.

Wow. Amazingly so close it could be our story. Move the RFP (Request For Proposal for my non-design readers) to about the middle and change the adoption of the cat to a hopeful (soon!) adoption of a dog and you'd have us on paper. Love it!

(comic by Burt at Draw, Burt, Draw!)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

the color of Monday

Poppytalk is having a Summer Colours Week! I love these! I missed it yesterday so didn't put my pink picture on the flickr site but I am on the lookout for yellow today… Follow along. The pictures are incredible!

(zinnias via my kitchen!)

Friday, June 25, 2010

the joy of type

We love typography. Our love of letters extends to decorating our home. We have a collection of letters on our mantle (I'll have to get a good picture of that once we are happy with the arrangement.) Recently we added a few items to the home decor that further express our letter love.

The new coasters…

They are made of felt and are so intricately cut it nearly takes my breath away.

And most recently, our new door mat. It states something different depending on if you are coming or going. Love it!

Come visit us and experience the letter fest in person!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

a documentary especially for me

Just ran across this trailer for what looks to be a spectacular documentary.

Oh man. Can't wait to see it!
(visit the site)

holding my breath

We've applied to adopt a dog. The last 5 days have been a bit of a roller coaster on my emotions. But my hopes are up.

And I love this ad. More than words.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

another reason to love September

Tickets just purchased to see these two in concert:

She & Him. September 1.

So excited!

Maybe I can ask her where she got that amazing hat, jacket, and belt combo. I doubt I can rock it as well as she does. Now if only Emily Deschanel would be there too for some reason…

(images via this awesome photo gallery of She & Him)

up in the air in a wobbly little box

maybe add this to the birthday festivities wish list:

smile at the birdie

Monday marked 3 months until my birthday. The dreaming has begun. Among my many thoughts is the desire to visit a photobooth. I'm becoming increasingly more obsessed with photobooths and having never experienced the joy of one in person, I feel that my 26th is a great time to do so. (and mark it off the list too!) I'm fairly positive this obsession increased because of one of my new favorite movie, Amelie and thanks to people like hulaseventy and her photobooth Fridays. So, perhaps a photobooth experience will be a festivity for my birthday and maybe I'll even ask for this book with this great cover:

And I feel my life is much enhanced by discovering photobooth images like this:

 (via Heading East)
and especially this:

That one just kills me.

I can't help but wish that I had discovered these gems earlier in marriage. A photobooth image every anniversary would be such a great idea. Not too late to start right?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

the taste of summer

#14 marked off the list.

Blueberry pie made from scratch. I'm especially proud of the lattice crust.

Oh, it was delicious. Especially with French vanilla ice cream.

This is a great crust recipe. And I was fairly happy with this blueberry pie recipe although I did adhere to some commentors' suggestions about increasing the cornstarch.

me encapsulated in product

Gasp! Ikea keeps coming out with items that scream my name. Really. I can hear it.

(find these here and here)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

interesting concept, stupid name

Mobile Art Lab in Japan created a picture book using an iPhone.

(via Minor Details)

Monday, June 14, 2010

we all get the slip sometimes

I love this music video. I love She & Him. I think I'm addicted.

I think Zooey Deschanel may have edged out Meg Ryan. It's getting close.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

not enough wall space

Thanks to Vintage Kids' Books I now know about the amazing illustrator Winnie Finch. Her stuff is absolutely incredible. I love the cuteness of her characters, but almost even more so her amazing lettering! Seriously, drool with me:

(all images via imagekind)

That last one just makes me giddy. Now, to scrounge up money to buy some prints…

Monday, June 07, 2010

ironically not made of apples

For some reason, I think this is really cool. There is something just so wonderful about fruit. The colors, the textures and patterns. Pure yumminess!

Created by Richard Thomas to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Apple.
(original here)

Thursday, June 03, 2010

the art of hand painted murals

UP THERE from The Ritual Project on Vimeo.

12 minutes. Very worth it. Wonderfully inspiring and quite incredible. I love the older man. I can only imagine the memories he must have.

(via Rifle)