Posts Tagged With: design

Life Inspiration Collage Board

What do you think of this idea? It’s like a giant life inspiration board in the living room…which is pretty cool. But I’m kind of overwhelmed by the visual clutter of it. Would you consider putting up a display piece like this one? Would you change things out or just add to it over time?

Cheers, Amy

PS – Image found here

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Favorite Links: 5 Beautiful Photography Blogs

There are quite a few talented photographers sharing their work on blogs these days. Here’s five that I visit regularly and am always inspired by:

pia jane bijkerk : A curation of visual soul. Beautiful photos from the blogger and other featured sources.

Caroline Dreams : A magical, fanciful journey through a Paris photographer’s dreams.

Le voyage creatif : Gorgeous photos of a food stylist’s life on a Scandanavian island.

la porte rouge : Photos and thoughts chronicling a rural life in Australia.

from me to you : Behind the scenes fashion and travel photography from around the globe.

Cheers, Amy

PS – the gorgeous image above is from le voyage creatif

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Odd Little Optical Illusion

What???!!! Here’s an optical illusion photo that’s been floating around the internet. From the nose to the chin, it’s uncannily weird. What do you think? Were you fooled? Pop on over to to share your reaction with the creator.

Cheers, Amy

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Bodoni Girl

Check out this tribute to Bodoni – a gorgeous font and one of my favorites. Poster designer Andreas Xenoulis used actual parts of the font – ascenders, descenders, letterforms – to create a Medusa-like, mysterious image:

You can read more about his creation process (and see in-progress pictures!) in this article on Visual News.

Cheers, Amy

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The Greatest Desk Accessory

I just discovered this T Rex staple remover on ahalife‘s website. How much fun would it be to CHOMP that staple off the page every time you had to do some filing or copying? Now if I could only justify the price…

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Book Igloo

It’s a book igloo. By Miler Lagos. I want one. Happy Monday.

Cheers, Amy

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RAWRRR means I love you in dinosaur

In case you were wondering…

From the super cute Etsy shop harebrained schemes

Cheers, Amy

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Wordy Type:Handwritten Letter Project

Have you heard of the Handwritten Letter Project?

It’s not uncommon among word-loving types to bemoan the death of language and the impersonal nature of modern correspondence. Well, a guy named Craig Oldham actually decided to turn this sentiment into a project by inviting a number of creative minds to send him a handwritten letter with their thoughts on the subject.

The collected results can be seen on his website and through this book. If you’re in England, you can catch the traveling exhibit.

Totally cool.

Cheers, Amy

Other posts you may like

Word Nerd: Nifty Lettering Projects

Interview with Font Designer Jellyka Nerevan

Bonefolder: e-journal for book artists

History of French Typefaces…swoon



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Wordy Type: Nifty Lettering Projects

Have you seen the blog of artist Lisa Congdon? She has an awesome project where she posts a new piece of hand lettering every day in 2012. I’m impressed by her dedication, but also fascinated by her creativity. This “A” from day 90 is one of my favorites so far…


Another artist doing a handwritten letter each day is Mary Kate McDevitt from Portland, OR. Check out her work via the Tumblr account YourHandwrittenLetters. You can sign up to receive one of her letters…just fill out a form on her website. All of McDevitt’s work has a slightly vintage, ink-washed look, but the style ranges from modern superhero to vintage font.

Another cool lettering project that I can’t get enough of is 50 and 50, a curated display where fifty different artists were invited to illustrate the motto of their home state. Check out this one from Colorado, by Justin Fuller of Pencil + Paper. The motto is odd, but I love the design.



Cheers, Amy

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In Love With Etsy: amberalexander

I could spend hours browsing the beautiful Etsy shop of amberalexander. She creates animal images full of whimsy. Perfect for a child’s room or a playful adult:

Cheers, Amy

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