Sunday, February 25, 2007

Jeana Sohn

While I've been trying to figure out how to cover these terrible sponge painted panels in my dining room (my landlord won't let me paint over them) I went from looking at temporary wallpapers to looking at ideas for decorative mural art. How amazing would it be to have a room filled with Jeana Sohn's decorative arts style? Her pieces are actually really tiny (not really meant for murals) but totally captivating nonetheless. She even has a blog!

Thursday, February 22, 2007


Something truly original and unusual from deviantart artist Lauren Albert. Check out her gallery.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Mixxxxxx covers

Making mixes for my friends has to be one of my favorite time-wasting activities ever. I also really enjoy making the covers by hand, even though I have all the digital capabilities to make a professional looking cover. It's just way funner to break out the glue sticks and colored paper. The first cover I made for my friend Becky in Tennessee, for her birthday on Valentines day. All the songs are about birds, or have birds in the titles somehow. The paper is a scrap of a print I made.

The second is just a mix of all Decemberists songs from their various albums and EP's. It's for my friend Kari who has (somehow) not heard the Decemberists until very recently, and wanted to hear more. I'm glad I made this because I rediscovered how great The Tain album is. If you like the Decemberists, and haven't heard this, you really need to check it out. It's a five song suite based on cycles in Celtic mythology. So beautiful!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Unconventional Lace Sightings

Lace fence by Demakersvan.

Lace bike baskets from Design House Stockholm.

Lace chairs by Gamplus Fratesi.

Lace bugs.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

I think I'm in Love.

Design*Sponge tipped me off to Christopher Silas Neal, a wonderful New York based designer and illustrator.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Friday shopping

Well, I haven't even received my tax refund and I'm already on a rampage of careless spending... well, maybe not so careless. Stuff I NEED, right? Check out my new quilt!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Adventures of Prince Achmed

I recently watched "The Adventures of Prince Achmed", a film by German animator Lotte Reiniger from 1926 made completely of paper cutouts. It is absolutely gorgeous and I recommend it to anyone who loves silhouette art and/or vintage animation. I rented it through netflix.

Monday, February 12, 2007

NY fashion week favorites

The above picture is Vlada Roslyakova wearing at headscarf from Vera Wang

I created a "look book" at to document my favorite looks from NY fashion week. Check it out.

My favorite shows were Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Vera Wang, Temperley and Luella.

I love collecting looks from the shows. It's like my virtual paper dolls.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Valentine Secret

Post Secret
has some Valentines up this week. This one was my favorite. I don't know.

It just really gives me the chuckles.