Friday, April 30, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Look at how fun these are. I should get working on one for the great village of Wilmette. Love the speech bubbles, hah! By Chloe Fleury. Via vidafine (or vodafone?? Fine Life!)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Inspiring and intriguing. Haute couture board by YSL. Via fashionurbia.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lunch Punch

Okay, who would NOT want to eat a lunch that looks a puzzle or even better, an elefanto? Even though I'm not so crazy about sandwiches, this would make eating them a lot more fun! My only question is, who eats the selvage pieces? Find out more here.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Prefabricated Cantilever House

Totally gorgeous home by Anderson Anderson in Granite Falls, WA. The last photo is of an outdoor shower, for those who desire to be one with nature during the cleansing process. Via chictip.

Friday, April 23, 2010


I love the stars in the sky part. And the rolling clouds. Created by Chris Borchert, who took apicture every 30 seconds for 6 hours and 40 minutes. For Jane, my day (and night) dreamer.

continuum from Chris Borchert on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Well, not quite. I wish I lived in a dorm room like the ones pictured below, via Apartment Therapy. The wonderful things you can do with a little space and lots of creativity.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Typeface Picker

For those who are easily stumped or highly indecisive. From Minders, originally from here.


For all you ballin' globe trotters... a new way to travel! Store your passport, credit cards, currencies and even your SIM cards all in one, super-chic place. Just be sure not to lose this @.@ Hand crafted in Italy (of course). Get one for yourself here.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Street Love / Love Injections

A few of my favorites. More love here. Thanks to Allison.


David Stark: Liberty of London

Amazing pop-up store installation by David Stark and Target for the Liberty of London launch. Fun video via David Stark Sketchbook.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Snoop Dogg & Botanical Illustrations

This poster strikes me as hilarious. The illustration is beautiful but the fact that it was for Snoop Dogg's February 24th show in Virginia, is pretty funny. Designed by Tricia Kleinot. Via selectism and notcot.

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Muralist

The very personal painting on the living room wall of the muralist Matthew Willey’s East Village apartment is hard to miss: four winged horses, at full gallop, ascending toward the ceiling, as if to burst out of the apartment. It is possible someone or something is behind them, for they are in harness, but what is driving them, other than the rays of sun, is impossible to tell.


They are the horses of Helios, the Greek sun god, Mr. Willey explains. In Greek mythology, Helios leaves his palace in the east in the morning and charges into the sky, descending to his palace in the west at night.

“The part I love is that he gets up and does it again tomorrow,” Mr. Willey says.

Read the article.

Photos by Trevor Tondro for the NYT

Nude and Neon

Harmonious in the most unexpected way. Via J.Crew.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Feelings Are Facts

What looks to be a genius collaboration between Olafur Eliasson (my hero) and Chinese architect, Ma Yansong. An exhibit challenging our perception of space and the senses we use to gauge it and how that affects the reality around us. Really love the title. On view at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing until June 20, 2010. This post is dedicated to Natalie, a fellow Eliasson lover. Images via designboom.


What looks to be potentially riveting and insightful. Thanks to Jane.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Italic Swashes

Simple and absolutely stunning. It looks like a poem. Gotta love those modified italic swashes.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Humble Hounds

Got this really great article via Heena's gchat link. The article delineates two models of leadership: boardroom lions and humble hounds. In short, a humble hound:

"The humble hound leader thinks less about her mental strengths than about her weaknesses. She knows her performance slips when she has to handle more than one problem at a time, so she turns off her phone and e-mail while making decisions. She knows she has a bias for caution, so she writes a memo advocating the more daring option before writing another advocating the most safe. She knows she is bad at prediction, so she follows Peter Drucker’s old advice: After each decision, she writes a memo about what she expects to happen. Nine months later, she’ll read it to discover how far off she was."

Read on to find out what stuff this character is made of.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Nuit Blanche

Kind of an interesting video from MC. Sort of ridiculous and comical. It reminds me of a chapter in Italo Calvino's, Invisible Cities, where Marco Polo describes the city of unspoken glances and tensions between strangers... the what-ifs that never actually transpire but connect us all in our minds. I forget the name of the city, but if anyone remembers, give me a shout.

Nuit Blanche from Spy Films on Vimeo.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Stephanie Halmos

Mesmerizing light and color studies. View the rest of them here.